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Facebook password crisis – what to do? [VIDEO]

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:15pm
Watch this special edition of Naked Security Live - we answer the questions people have been asking us, like "Should I stay or should I go?"
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BitLocker hacked? Disk encryption – and why you still need it [VIDEO]

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:29am
Is BitLocker cracked? Is disk encryption still worth it? The answers are "No" and "Yes", and here's why.
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Microsoft Windows 7 patch warns of coming patchocalypse

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 8:59am
Microsoft has issued a patch to remind Windows 7 users that they’ll soon have no patches.
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Sacked IT guy annihilates 23 of his ex-employer’s AWS servers

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 8:18am
He was fired after four weeks, ripped off the credentials of former colleague "Speedy", and will be mulling it all over for two years in jail.
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Spycam sex videos of 1,600 motel guests sold to paying subscribers

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:57am
1,600 guests were filmed with hidden webcams that livestreamed the action. The site also sold videos.
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Scammer pleads guilty to fleecing Facebook and Google of $121m

Naked Security - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:20am
Large, worldly tech companies would never fall for a wire transfer invoice scam, would they?
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Change your Facebook password now!

Naked Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:39pm
Facebook has done an audit and shocked even itself by finding plaintext passwords in logfiles back to 2012. Change your password now!
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Researcher finds new way to sniff Windows BitLocker encryption keys

Naked Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:09am
A researcher has published a new and relatively simple way that Windows BitLocker encryption keys can be sniffed in less secure configurations as they travel from Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) during boot.
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Flaw in popular PDF creation library enabled remote code execution

Naked Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:02am
A researcher has discovered a high-severity bug in a popular PHP library used for creating PDFs.
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Opera brings back free VPN service to its Android browser

Naked Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:41am
Opera lost its Android browser's VPN after it was sold to a Chinese consortium, but now it's back.
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FBI crackdown on DDoS-for-hire sites led to 85% slash in attack sizes

Naked Security - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:42am
According to a new report, average and maximum DDoS attack sizes decreased by 85.36% and 23.91%.
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Ep. 024 – Sextortion, malicious adverts and randomness [PODCAST]

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:30am
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - listen now!
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Google researcher discovers new type of Windows security weakness

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:30am
Microsoft will patch a new Windows security bug discovered by Google Project Zero - despite finding no evidence that it poses a threat.
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Researchers fret over Netflix interactive TV traffic snooping

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:23am
No sooner has Netflix made an interactive TV show than people are already pulling apart its privacy implications.
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Hacked tornado warning systems leave Texans in the dark

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:10am
Add this latest public warning system sabotage to a growing list of fear-and-panic-spreading hacking incidents.
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Firefox 66 now blocks autoplaying audio by default

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:00am
From Firefox 66 for desktop and Android, due in March, media autoplay of video or audio will be blocked by default.
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Elsevier exposes users’ emails and passwords online

Naked Security - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:40am
The science publisher is blaming a misconfigured server that exposed a constant stream of its users’ credentials.
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New scam accuses you of child abuse, offers to remove evidence

Naked Security - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:06pm
This scam is both intimidating and disturbing - the crooks are presenting themselves as corrupt CIA officials who will take a bribe.
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Microsoft won’t patch Windows registry warning problem

Naked Security - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:52am
A security researcher has found a way to tinker with Windows’ core settings while persuading users to accept the changes.
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Gargantuan Gnosticplayers breach swells to 863 million records

Naked Security - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:40am
Another 26m records stolen from another six online companies brings this hacker's total number of records to 863m from 38 websites.
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