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Telegram IM security flaw – what you see is NOT always what you get

Naked Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:23pm
Crooks revived an old visual trick to disguise files that would otherwise look dangerous right away.
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Google’s big plans for email will give it even more power

Naked Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:59am
Google's about to make your inbox a much more interesting place
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Why Chrome’s ad filter isn’t an adblocker

Naked Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:38am
Optimistic news coverage has described this as the arrival of adblocking in Chrome, it isn't.
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Facebook accused of spamming 2FA phone numbers

Naked Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:25am
The social network is messaging users on their 2FA phone numbers and then posting their "PLEASE STOP!!" replies
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Joke dating site matches people based on their passwords

Naked Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:27am
Hey baby, nice little "abc123" ya got there.
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Coinming frenzy is making it hard for us to find aliens

Naked Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:53am
As cryptocurrency values have soared, so too has the cost of the hardware needed to mine them - if you can even buy the GPUs, given the shortages.
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Watch our ads or we’ll use your CPU for cryptomining

Naked Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:34pm
The Salon news site are offering users a novel choice: turn off your adblocker or let it use your browser to mine cryptocurrency
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When crooks mine cryptocoins, but you pay [Naked Security Podcast 1]

Naked Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:59am
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs teaches us about cryptojacking - where crooks mine for cryptocurrency, but someone else pays for the electricity.
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Bitcoin mining to zap more energy than households in Iceland this year

Naked Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:20am
As far as Bitcoin miners are concerned, Iceland is starting to look like the best place in the world to run a business.
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New AI technology used by UK government to fight extremist content

Naked Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:43am
And it won't rule out forcing big companies like Google and Facebook to use it.
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Cryptocurrency startup LoopX exit scams with $4.5M in ICO

Naked Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:20am
It was one flaky pastry: "great profits continuously every month," zero details on its "Loop Algorithm," and nary a single detail on its team.
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Would you allow Facebook into your home?

Naked Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:41am
If you believe some of the more speculative stories on the internet right now, this question won't be hypothetical for long.
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Did the NSA really use Twitter to send coded messages to a Russian?

Naked Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:17am
A sequence of 12 NSA tweets are claimed to be a coded back-channel used to communicate with a Russian negotiating to sell cyberweapons.
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Facebook’s privacy settings are illegal, says court

Naked Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:38am
Forcing real name use is illegal, as are default settings such as making profiles available to search engines so anybody can bump into them.
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Beware the ‘celebrities’ offering you free cryptocoins on Twitter

Naked Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:25am
Who CAN you trust if you can't trust @DoonaldTrump65, promising Ethereum to all comers like he's a cryptocurrency version of Oprah Winfrey?
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Google-Nest merger reawakens privacy worries

Naked Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:13am
One observer said it "would be naive" to expect that a combined Google/Nest wouldn't bring all the platforms and all the data together.
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You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS

Naked Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:38am
Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’.
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Facebook is not testing a dislike button, except for the one it’s testing

Naked Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:17am
Nope, there's no upside-down thumb coming our way. Rather, It's a Reddit-esque downvote option, and it's a limited test.
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Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:03am
Cryptomining on government websites, Wordpress DoS attacks, and a huge Facebook hoax - catch up with everything you missed in the last seven days.
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Cryptomining script poisons government websites – What to do

Naked Security - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 7:58pm
Reports surfaced over the the weekend of many government websites that were "infected with malware". Here's what we know, and what to do.
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