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HTTPS Attestable: Remote, secure, verified enclaves proposed

Two Intel staffers believe web services can be made more secure by not only carrying out computations in remote trusted execution environments, but by also verifying for clients that this was done so.

NHS Digital sends infosec breakfast chat mails, CC: All

NHS Digital has suffered a classic email leak by dispatching not four emails concerning an infosec breakfast briefing, each time copying the entirety of the invite list in on the messages.

Centre for Computing History apologises for data breach

The Centre for Computing History (CCH) in Cambridge, England, has apologised for an "embarrassing" breach in its online customer datafile, though thankfully no payment card information was exposed.

Ransomware earnings soared to $590m in H1 2021

Ransomware extracted at least $590 million for the miscreants who create and distribute it in the first half of 2021 alone, according to the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Ad-blocker actually delivers ads, say security researchers

Security vendor Imperva’s research labs have found a browser extension that claims to block ads, but actually injects them into Chrome or Opera. The extension is named as AllBlock.

Cybersecurity threat hunters seek legal protections

Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN) has created a new working group to advocate for legislation that stops vendors from suing when security researchers show them zero-day bugs in their kit.

NCSC CEO slams 'commercial market' for 'unregulated' spyware

A new national cyber strategy will be launched by year-end, the NCSC's chief executive has promised – while calling out spyware vendor NSO Group as a "red flag" for the UK infosec community.

Couple charged with leaking US nuclear sub designs

The United States Department of Justice has announced a leak of information pertaining to the design of the nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarine, and the arrest of the alleged leakers.

When criminals go corporate: Ransomware-as-a-service

In many cases, the groups work on an affiliate model, with the developers taking a cut of the ransom on top of the monthly payment, generally to the tune of around 20 to 50 percent.

Google to auto-enable 2FA for 150 million users

Google is going to automatically enroll 150 million users and two million YouTube creators in to using two-factor authentication for their accounts by the end of the year, it announced on Tuesday.

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