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5 things you can do today to make Zooming safer

Naked Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:46am
5 things you can do to make your Zooming safer, more private and more secure...
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‘Zombie’ Windows win32k bug reanimated by researcher

Naked Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:29am
Dozens of bugs in a core Windows API could enable attackers to elevate their privileges in the operating system.
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Watch out for the new wave of COVID-19 scams, warns IRS

Naked Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:12am
If somebody promises to get your economic impact payment fast, back away: it's just one flavor of COVID-19 scam the tax agency is seeing.
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Don’t get locked out of your own website – update this WordPress plugin now!

Naked Security - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:24pm
In theory, crooks could mess up your site so vistors can't see your content, then lock you out so you can't jump in and fix it.
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Phone carriers must authenticate calls to fight robocalls, says FCC

Naked Security - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 7:44am
The FCC has given voice carriers until June 2021 to implement technology it says will stop the robocall plague that's driving us all insane.
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COVID-19 forces browser makers to continue supporting TLS 1.0

Naked Security - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 5:52am
In one of the strangest stories of the year, the COVID-19 virus has halted plans by major browsers to drop support for the aging and insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols.
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Bill Gates’s YouTube ‘Bitcoin giveaway’ is a big fat scam

Naked Security - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:15am
And no, Microsoft said, none of our verified accounts have been hijacked, vehemently denying early reports.
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QR code generator scam steals thousands in Bitcoin

Naked Security - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:04am
Every once in a while an attack comes along that is so simple to set up, and yet so effective, that it makes your jaw drop. Here's one.
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Microsoft’s Edge browser to get breached credential alerts

Naked Security - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 7:29am
Microsoft has announced a list of new security and privacy features it plans to add to forthcoming versions in an effort to take on its rivals.
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Marriott International confirms data breach of up to 5.2 million guests

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:41am
Marriott International has today announced that it has suffered a data breach affecting up to 5.2 million people.
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Patch now! Critical flaw found in OpenWrt router software

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:18am
OpenWrt is an open source operating system used by millions of home and small business routers and embedded devices.
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Dharma ransomware source code on sale for $2,000

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:17am
The source code for ransomware-as-a-service strain Dharma has been put up for sale by hackers.
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Data on almost every citizen of Georgia posted on hacker forum

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:07am
Where did it all come from? 4.9m records were posted on a hacking forum - and the country only has an estimated population of 3.7m.
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Researchers speed the death of ‘bad’ data in the race against good

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 6:42am
They have a way to inject 'good' data - i.e., accurate COVID-19 news or security patches - to outpace the spread of fake news or malware.
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“Instant bank fraud” warning spread on WhatsApp is a hoax

Naked Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 4:25am
No, we don't know why people start hoaxes like this. You can do your bit by not forwarding them, not even "just in case".
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5 tips for keeping your data safe this World Backup Day

Naked Security - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 7:16pm
The only backup you will ever regret... is the one you didn't make
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No, Houseparty hasn’t hacked your phone and stolen your bank details

Naked Security - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 4:12pm
There's one thing missing in all the claims that deleting the Houseparty app will "unhack" you - evidence"
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How to stay on top of coronavirus scams – and all the others too

Naked Security - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:57am
The bad news is that you have to watch out for a plethora of new coronavirus cyberscams, as well as all the old stuff, too...
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Apple’s iOS 13.4 hit by VPN bypass vulnerability

Naked Security - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 9:43am
It’s less than a week since iOS 13.4 appeared and already researchers have discovered a bug that puts at risk the privacy of VPN connections.
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