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WannaCry – the worm that just won’t die

Naked Security - 8 hours 42 min ago
WannaCry never went away - it just became less obvious.
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Is $100 million enough to save the web from ads?

Naked Security - 9 hours 7 min ago
Mozilla, Creative Commons and Coil are teaming up to launch a $100m fund to drive out advertising and advocate privacy across the web.
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Leaky database spills data on 20 million Ecuadorians and businesses

Naked Security - 9 hours 19 min ago
Included are deep details on 7 million minors, one grownup named Julian Assange, and perhaps a few million deceased Ecuadorians.
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Common storage and router devices are still hopelessly broken

Naked Security - 10 hours 14 min ago
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by that shiny new router or network-attached storage (NAS) device - the chances are that it’s no more secure than its predecessors.
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Teenage gamer jailed over lethal swatting

Naked Security - 10 hours 44 min ago
Casey Viner got into a spat over a $1.50 wager in a Call of Duty World War II game that led to the fatal shooting of an innocent man.
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Robocalls now flooding US phones with 200m calls per day

Naked Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 7:24am
According to a new report, nearly 30% of all US calls placed in the first half of 2019 were garbage, as in, nuisance, scam or fraud calls.
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Former hacker warns against password reuse

Naked Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 7:07am
Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you: Do. Not. Reuse. Your. Passwords.
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US Treasury targets North Korean hacking groups

Naked Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 6:49am
The US has formally sanctioned the Lazarus Group and offshoots Bluenoroff and Andariel, which are allegedly acting on behalf of the DPRK.
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Teen music hacker arrested in UK for stealing bands’ unreleased music

Naked Security - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 5:36am
"If he's guilty, he'll face the music." Heh.
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iPhone lockscreen bypass: iOS 13 tricked into showing your contacts

Naked Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 7:43am
This time, José Rodríguez came up with a way to trick the iOS 13 beta into showing its address book without the need to unlock the screen.
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Google fixes Chromebook 2FA flaw in ‘built-in security key’

Naked Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 7:35am
Google has discovered a flaw in a Chromebook security feature which allows owners to press their device’s power button to initiate U2F 2FA.
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Simjacker silent phone hack could affect a billion users

Naked Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 7:24am
The shadowy world of phone-surveillance-for-hire became a little clearer last week following the discovery of a phone exploit called Simjacker.
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Tiny Pacific nation forges ahead with national cryptocurrency

Naked Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 7:00am
The Marshall Islands is facing rising seas and financial isolation. But critics say their get-rich-quick cryptocurrency scheme won't work.
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Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 5:28am
From Intel's SSH-stealing NetCAT bug to Mozilla's VPN - and everything in between. It's the weekly roundup.
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Just how private are your browsing habits?

Naked Security - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:32am
DNS-over-HTTPS sounds as though it should be safer than plain DNS, because of the "HTTPS" part - but not everyone is delighted about it...
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Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem

Naked Security - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 9:17am
There's another vulnerability in Intel chips, with another catchy name: NetCAT.
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Leaky database full of fake Groupon emails turns out to belong to crooks

Naked Security - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 8:43am
Crooks made bogus accounts to buy tickets with fake credit cards, resold them to unsuspecting buyers, and left the database-o-fraud wide open.
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Mozilla Private Network VPN gives Firefox another privacy boost

Naked Security - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 6:47am
Is this week's test pilot launch of Mozilla Private Network the moment browser VPNs finally become a must-have privacy feature?
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Fin7 sysadmin pleads guilty to running IT for billion-dollar crime syndicate

Naked Security - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 6:17am
Fedir Oleksiyovich Hladyr is the first member of the infamous cybercrime network to be found guilty of hacking-related crimes in a US court.
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S2 Ep8: Facebook leak, $5m ransoms, DNS angst – Naked Security Podcast

Naked Security - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 9:53am
The latest Naked Security Podcast is live - listen now!
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