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Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

1 hodina 46 min zpět
From WhatsApps that aren't meant for you to the highly promising USB-C authentication, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Serious Security: What 2000 years of cryptography can teach us

20 Leden, 2019 - 01:08
Here's a fascinating history of cryptography that has plenty to teach you - and you don't need a degree in mathematics to follow along!

Vast data-berg washes up 1.16 billion pwned records

18 Leden, 2019 - 13:33
A cybercrook is offering a giant stash of stolen emails and passwords, dubbed Collection #1 - allegedly the first of several such dumps

Google cracks down on access to your Android phone and SMS data

18 Leden, 2019 - 13:16
Android apps that want access to your call and SMS data now have to pass muster with Google's team of reviewers.

Did you know you can see the ad boxes Facebook sorts us into?

18 Leden, 2019 - 12:49
...or that they can edit the (often inaccurate) pigeon-holes Facebook likes to put us in, a study found.

Ep. 015 – USB anti-hacking, bypassing 2FA and government insecurity [PODCAST]

18 Leden, 2019 - 12:22
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - enjoy!

YouTube bans dangerous and harmful pranks and challenges

18 Leden, 2019 - 11:33
The platform can't keep us from driving while blindfolded, but at least it can remove videos that glorify our more brainless moments.

Microsoft font gives away forgery in bankruptcy case

17 Leden, 2019 - 15:34
In a case that could be straight out of a legal TV drama, a computing font has cost a couple two houses in a Canadian bankruptcy case.

Email crooks swindle woman out of $150K from home sale

17 Leden, 2019 - 15:13
She sent her bank account details three times, she said. Unfortunately, they wound up in crooks' hands, and her money wound up in their pockets.

Change your password! VoIP provider leaves huge database exposed online

17 Leden, 2019 - 14:28
A researcher has discovered an exposed database containing gigabytes of call logs, SMS data, and internal system credentials belonging to US Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider

Two charged with hacking company filings out of SEC’s EDGAR system

17 Leden, 2019 - 12:51
They're charged with phishing and inflicting malware to get into the EDGAR filing system, stealing thousands of filings, and selling access.

Are you sure those WhatsApp messages are meant for you?

16 Leden, 2019 - 13:26
Abby Fuller got a shock when she logged into WhatsApp using a new telephone number. She found someone else’s messages waiting for her.

Intel patches another security flaw in SGX technology

16 Leden, 2019 - 13:19
Of the six advisories Intel released last week, the most interesting is a flaw discovered in the company’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX).

Beware buying Fortnite’s V-Bucks, you could be funding organised crime

16 Leden, 2019 - 12:50
Credit card thieves are laundering money by purchasing the in-game currency V-Bucks, then selling it back at a discount to players.

Feds can’t force you to unlock your phone with finger or face, says judge

16 Leden, 2019 - 12:02
The landmark decision asserts the same legal protection for biometrics that we're given for passcodes.

Windows 7 users get fix for latest updating woe

15 Leden, 2019 - 13:31
Microsoft has vexed its Windows 7 users with a misbehaving update that caused licensing and networking errors.

Blockchain burglar returns some of $1m crypto-swag

15 Leden, 2019 - 13:10
In an interesting move for villainy, a thief who stole over $1 million from the Ethereum Classic blockchain has given some of it back.

Facebook to start fact-checking fake news in the UK

15 Leden, 2019 - 12:45
Facebook's relying on demotion instead of removal, so users will still be able to share content, even if Full Fact rates it inaccurate.

Is fake-news sharing driven by age, not politics?

15 Leden, 2019 - 12:32
Researchers say people over 65 are seven times more likely to share fake news than 18 to 29-year-olds.

New year, new career? How some Sophos experts got into cybersecurity

14 Leden, 2019 - 22:32
We asked a number of people working in different roles at Sophos how they made their way into the industry.