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Police ask Google for location data to narrow suspect lists

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Březen, 2018 - 14:50
Police intend to use location data from Google to work out which devices were being used near the scene of crimes.

Bomb hoax sent to 400 schools blamed on warring Minecraft gamers

Sophos Naked Security - 21 Březen, 2018 - 14:36
The kids were just collateral damage: the real target was to discredit gaming server VeltPvP in an ongoing gamer spat.

D'oh! Mozilla to road test privacy-protecting DNS encryption

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 08:53
DNS-Over-HTTPS set for week of performance tests

Last year, an IETF working group mulled whether HTTPS is a suitable mechanism to protect Internet users' domain name requests, to protect them from prying eyes. Now Mozilla have decided to lend a hand by testing the current DNS-Over-HTTPS (yes, the acronym is DOH) implementation.…

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Creaking Chromebooks getting Meltdown protection soon

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 04:58
Chrome OS 66 to protect older Intel units, still working on ARM

Older Chromebook owners should keep an eye open for Chrome OS updates, because Google has announced they'll get Meltdown protection soon.…

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Commonwealth Games are just the ticket for Facebook

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 01:27
Free Wi-Fi will be lousy without a Social Network™ login, which in this of all weeks is just dumb

Facebook may be up to its armpits in alligators, but that hasn't stopped Australia's Gold Coast Council from chumming up with the ad-farm to offer free Wi-Fi to visitors at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.…

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CTS who? AMD brushes off chipset security bugs with firmware patches

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 01:25
Just give it a few weeks notice next time, not 24 hours

AMD has finally weighed in with its opinion of the security flaws in its Epyc, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro, and Ryzen Mobile chips, identified in a rather over-the-top fashion by CTS-Labs a week ago.…

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Now that's a bad trip: 880k credit cards 'likely' stolen by Orbitz hackers

The Register - Anti-Virus - 21 Březen, 2018 - 00:28
And bad news for healthy types: thoroughly pwned, too

Vacation-booking biz Orbitz has warned that sensitive details on as many as 880,000 credit cards have "likely" been stolen from its servers by hackers.…

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Experts Call Facebook’s Latest Controversy a Social Media ‘Breach Of Trust’ - 20 Březen, 2018 - 23:42
Security experts are calling for a higher prioritization of data security in the wake of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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AMD Acknowledges Vulnerabilities, Will Roll Out Patches In Coming Weeks - 20 Březen, 2018 - 22:46
AMD on Tuesday acknowledged several vulnerabilities that had been reported in its Ryzen and EPYC chips, and said that it would roll out PSP firmware patches in the coming week.
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Facebook fallout: How to protect your data

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Březen, 2018 - 22:24
Is it time to end your Facebook life? At the very least, it's time to check Facebook privacy settings/audit apps/turn off API sharing.

FBI raids home of spy sat techie over leak of secret comms source code on Facebook

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Březen, 2018 - 21:58
Ex-NRO bod also allegedly swiped $340k of espionage kit plus classified files

The FBI has raided the home of US intelligence contractor John Weed who is suspected of leaking classified blueprints online via a fake Facebook account.…

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Telegram Ordered to Hand Over Encryption Keys to Russian Authorities - 20 Březen, 2018 - 20:10
Popular secure messaging service Telegram loses battle with Russian courts and now must hand over encryption keys or face being blocked from the country.
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Nine years on, Firefox’s master password is still insecure

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Březen, 2018 - 15:56
A researcher has uncovered a big security weakness in the way Firefox secures browser passwords behind a master password.

Programs Controlling ICS Robotics Are ‘Wide Open’ to Vulnerabilities - 20 Březen, 2018 - 15:45
Dewan Chowdhury, founder of MalCrawler, talks at SAS about the risks that companies face when securing their industrial control systems and robotics.
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Apple burns the HSTS super cookie

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Březen, 2018 - 15:20
HSTS tracking has been reduced to crumbs.

US spy lab wants to geolocate any video or photo taken outdoors

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Březen, 2018 - 13:59
US intelligence is working on geotagging every possible outdoor location in the world.

Fake Amazon ad ranks top on Google search results

Sophos Naked Security - 20 Březen, 2018 - 12:58
A tech support scam disguised as an Amazon ad was showing up above even the legitimate search result.

Brit police forces spend peanuts on cybercrime training

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Březen, 2018 - 11:58
£1.3m over three years? Get with the times, plod

The police force covering the base of the UK's electronic spy agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, England, has admitted that it has spent nothing at all on cybercrime training over the past few years.…

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Leading by example:'s secure server setup is patchy at best

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Březen, 2018 - 11:46
Many .gov websites 'broken, misconfigured or insecure'

The security of UK government websites is inconsistent, and local authorities are among the worst offenders.…

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Apple moves on HSTS abuse in Safari

The Register - Anti-Virus - 20 Březen, 2018 - 04:54
WebKit updated to kill 'supercookies'

Apple has moved to block an abuse vector in the WebKit framework that underpins its Safari browser and allows HSTS to be abused to act as a 'supercookie' for user tracking.…

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