google
Google Failed to Fully Secure G Suite Passwords For 14 Years

Google revealed a bug on Tuesday that left enterprise G Suite passwords stored incorrectly for the last 14 years so that they were encrypted but unhashed. It’s a bug that could have allowed Google employees to access credentials — but Google was quick to point out no such access was detected. Read More >>

slack
Slack Kills Bug That Could Have Let Hackers Intercept, Modify Files

A bug discovered in Slack, the workplace messaging app, may have allowed an attacker to intercept files downloaded from inside Slack’s Windows desktop client, according to security researchers. Read More >>

google
Google Recalls Physical Security Keys After Discovery of Bluetooth Vulnerability

Titan—the physical security Google rolled out last summer—was built to “protect high-value users.” Now those users who bought in on Titan are all eligible for free replacements of this device suite after the company discovered a vulnerability in the way it operates. Read More >>

huawei
Former MI6 Boss Says Huawei Should Not be Trusted With the UK’s Comms

Today, a different group of people have uploaded their opinions on whether or not Chinese tech giant Huawei should be trusted with our mobile networks and data connections, and the decision from this latest bit of thinking is... Bad Huawei. No Huawei. Get down Huawei. Read More >>

security
Antivirus Makers Confirm—and Deny—Getting Breached After Hackers Offer Stolen Data Online

Symantec and Trend Micro are among the list of leading antivirus companies that a group of Russian-speaking hackers allege to have compromised, Gizmodo has learned. It remains unclear to what degree the claim is true, if any. Read More >>

intel
What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw

An entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws. Read More >>

security
Top Antivirus Companies Hacked by a ‘Credible Threat’ Demanding a Measly £231,000, Security Firm Says

A hacking group, said to run in both English- and Russian-speaking circles online, have offered to sell internal documents and code allegedly stolen from the servers of three major anti-virus companies. Read More >>

nest
Nest, as You Knew It, Is No More

There was a lot of news at Google’s I/O developer conference this year, but when it came to the smart home, one thing stuck out. Nest, which Google bought back in 2014 for $3.2 billion (£2.5 billion), has been fully absorbed and rebranded as Google Nest. Read More >>

wikileaks
Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Jail

Chelsea Manning was released today from the Virginia jail where she spent 62 days for refusing to testify about her past association with WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Read More >>

amazon
100 Amazon Seller Accounts Reportedly Phished, Breached, and Robbed

Last year, around 100 Amazon seller accounts were reportedly breached by cyber criminals, who funnelled money coming in from loans and purchases to their own accounts, according to Bloomberg’s telling of the previously unreported incident. Read More >>

huawei
UK Defence Secretary Fired for Huawei 5G Plan Leaks

Gavin Williamson has been dismissed as defence secretary following "compelling evidence" that indicated he was the one to leak information from a national security council meeting. Read More >>

security
The Government Wants to Put a Password on Your Smart Fridge

IoT gadgets are everywhere these days. Connect your toys to the internet. Connect your oven to the internet. Connect your light switch to the internet. Read More >>

security
Hungry Hackers Use McDonald’s App to Steal £1,170 in Fast Food

It’s unclear if there is one mysterious Hamburglar hacker or multiple scammers, but for months, users of the Canadian McDonald’s app, “My McD’s,” have been complaining about someone gaining access to their accounts to fuel their feeding frenzies. Read More >>

crime
Tell Your Mum Not to Send Jason Statham Any Money

There's a bizarre new scam going around the less cynical parts of the internet, where a man pretending to be Jason Statham is asking ladies for money. And they're only bloody giving it to him too, because the only internet the victims use is Facebook and they implicitly trust everything they see and hear there. Read More >>

security
Bank Trials Biometric Fingerprint Debit Cards

A select band of NatWest and RBS customers deemed to have the cleanest and most easily identifiable fingers are taking part in a small trial of biometric technology, with a batch of debit cards that allow fingerprint authentication of large transactions now out there and in use. Read More >>