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Rogue websites can turn vulnerable browser extensions into back doors

Naked Security - 3 hours 30 min ago
A researcher has found that websites can use some extensions to bypass security policies, execute code, and even install other extensions.
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Bicycle-riding hitman convicted with Garmin GPS watch location data

Naked Security - 4 hours 47 min ago
Location data extracted from the athletic hitman's Garmin GPS watch and TomTom sat nav led to his conviction in two gangland murders.
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WhatsApp fights the spread of deadly fake news with recipient limit

Naked Security - 5 hours 48 min ago
WhatsApp has capped the number of people you can forward messages to, after India was seized by rumour-inspired mob lynchings.
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DNC targeted by Russian hackers beyond 2018 midterms, it claims

Naked Security - 9 hours 14 min ago
The Democratic National Committee has filed a civil complaint accusing Russia of trying to hack its computers as recently as November 2018.
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Is the Ten Year Challenge a Facebook scam???

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:35am
Get a grip.
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Twitter bug exposed some Android private tweets to public view

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:17am
The latest privacy glitch, which went unnoticed for over four years, may trigger yet another EU privacy probe.
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Attackers used a LinkedIn job ad and Skype call to breach bank’s defences

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:05am
A Chilean Senator has taken to Twitter with alarming news – the company running the country’s ATM network suffered a serious cyberattack.
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State agency exposes 3TB of data, including FBI info and remote logins

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:39am
Oklahoma’s Department of Securities (ODS) exposed 3TB of files in plain text containing sensitive data on the public internet this month.
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Tim Cook demands a way for users to delete their personal data

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:33am
The Apple CEO wants the FTC to set up a data-broker clearinghouse so people can see the data that companies have collected on them.
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Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 5:07am
From WhatsApps that aren't meant for you to the highly promising USB-C authentication, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.
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Serious Security: What 2000 years of cryptography can teach us

Naked Security - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:08pm
Here's a fascinating history of cryptography that has plenty to teach you - and you don't need a degree in mathematics to follow along!
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Vast data-berg washes up 1.16 billion pwned records

Naked Security - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:33am
Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) has revealed a huge cache of breached email addresses and passwords, which it has named Collection #1.
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Google cracks down on access to your Android phone and SMS data

Naked Security - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:16am
Android apps that want access to your call and SMS data now have to pass muster with Google's team of reviewers.
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Did you know you can see the ad boxes Facebook sorts us into?

Naked Security - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:49am
...or that they can edit the (often inaccurate) pigeon-holes Facebook likes to put us in, a study found.
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Ep. 015 – USB anti-hacking, bypassing 2FA and government insecurity [PODCAST]

Naked Security - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:22am
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - enjoy!
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YouTube bans dangerous and harmful pranks and challenges

Naked Security - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:33am
The platform can't keep us from driving while blindfolded, but at least it can remove videos that glorify our more brainless moments.
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Email crooks swindle woman out of $150K from home sale

Naked Security - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 9:13am
She sent her bank account details three times, she said. Unfortunately, they wound up in crooks' hands, and her money wound up in their pockets.
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Microsoft font gives away forgery in bankruptcy case

Naked Security - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 8:34am
In a case that could be straight out of a legal TV drama, a computing font has cost a couple two houses in a Canadian bankruptcy case.
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Change your password! VoIP provider leaves huge database exposed online

Naked Security - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 8:28am
A researcher has discovered an exposed database containing gigabytes of call logs, SMS data, and internal system credentials belonging to US Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider
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Two charged with hacking company filings out of SEC’s EDGAR system

Naked Security - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:51am
They're charged with phishing and inflicting malware to get into the EDGAR filing system, stealing thousands of filings, and selling access.
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