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How to rob an ATM? Let me count the ways…

Naked Security - 57 min 53 sec ago
A comprehensive new report lifts the lid on the sketchy state of ATM security.
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Judge asks if Alexa is witness to a double murder

Naked Security - 2 hours 13 min ago
A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over any recordings an Echo device may have made around the time a horrific crime occurred.
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Hacking MiSafes’ smartwatches for kids is child’s play

Naked Security - 3 hours 8 min ago
Researchers describe breaking into the watches as "probably the simplest hack we have ever seen."
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AI-generated ‘skeleton keys’ fool fingerprint scanners

Naked Security - 3 hours 29 min ago
Artificial intelligence can be used to 'grow' fake fingerprints that pack in common features, fooling scanners.
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Thought you deleted your iPhone photos? Hackers find a way to get them back

Naked Security - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 1:17pm
The hacking duo @fluoroacetate demonstrated zero-day exploits against phones from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi at the recent Pwn2Own contest.
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Official Google Twitter account hacked in Bitcoin scam

Naked Security - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:44am
The epidemic of Twitter-based Bitcoin scams took another twist this week as attackers tweeted scams directly from two verified high-profile accounts.
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DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

Naked Security - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:29am
It enacted a worst-case, "black start" scenario: swaths of the country's grid offline for a month, battery backups exhausted.
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France: Let’s make the internet safer! US: ‘How about NO?!’

Naked Security - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:16am
Don't cry for us, Argentina: Critics saw potential for government meddling without court order, among other issues.
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Steganography – cool cybersecurity trick or dangerous risk? [VIDEO]

Naked Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:14pm
Burying secret data in plain sight- is it a clever cybersecurity trick, or a way to attract the very attention you wanted to avoid?
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Targeted ransomware attacks – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

Naked Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:01am
This year's SophosLabs Threat Report is out. We talk targeted ransomware attacks, and in particular, SamSam.
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HTTP/3: Come for the speed, stay for the security

Naked Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:52am
Key personnel at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have suggested basing the next version of a core web protocol on Google technology.
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Support wouldn’t change his password, so he mailed them a bomb

Naked Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:16am
The Cryptopay customer asked customer services for a new password. They refused, given that it was against the company privacy policy.
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Microsoft update breaks Calendar and Mail on Windows 10 phones

Naked Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:57am
Still reeling from last week's Windows 10 Pro debacle, Microsoft dropped a fresh pile of “Oops!” onto Windows 10 Mobile users.
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Google and Cloudfare traffic diverted to China… do we need to panic?

Naked Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:56am
A brief outage on Monday diverted traffic to providers such as Google and Cloudflare via China - was it a blunder or a hack?
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WordPress GDPR compliance plugin hacked

Naked Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:48am
There's no obvious executable payload in the attack but the attackers may be building a collection of websites and biding their time.
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DEA and ICE hiding cameras in streetlights and traffic barrels

Naked Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:29am
Drug and immigration cops in the US are buying surveillance cameras to hide in streetlights and traffic barrels.
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Does wiping your iPhone count as destroying evidence?

Naked Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:26am
Police say it's a felony, but a woman arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting says she doesn't even know how to remotely wipe.
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How to fit all of Shakespeare in one tweet (and why not to do it!)

Naked Security - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:25pm
A security researcher squoze 1,299,999 words into a single tweet, thanks to image metadata that Twitter doesn't remove.
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Headmaster fired over cryptocoin mining on the school’s dime

Naked Security - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:24am
O, that constant whirring noise? And the sky-high electricity bill? Why, it's those darn air conditioners and heaters!
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Botnet pwns 100,000 routers using ancient security flaw

Naked Security - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:53am
Researchers have stumbled on another large botnet that’s been hijacking home routers while nobody was paying attention.
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