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Firefox to pile on more native privacy features

Naked Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:28am
Mozilla is integrating its Lockwise password manager directly into the browser and expanding its support for the Have I Been Pwned website.
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Shapeshifting Morpheus chip aims to baffle hackers

Naked Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:34am
Morpheus aims to make hacking so difficult at microprocessor level that attackers will give up long before they can do any damage.
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FaceApp privacy panic sets internet alight

Naked Security - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:26am
You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify and adapt your image. Sounds scary.
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Series 2 launch episode – RDP exposed [PODCAST]

Naked Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:40am
The Naked Security Podcast is back. Listen now, and let us know what you think!
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Hacked Bluetooth hair straighteners are too hot to handle

Naked Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:09am
The Glamoriser Smart Bluetooth straightener offers up yet another example of how not to add a risky product to the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Google Chrome is ditching its XSS detection tool

Naked Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 7:52am
Google's throwing in the towel on XSS Auditor and putting its trust in Trusted Types instead.
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Still not using HTTPS? Firefox is about to shame you

Naked Security - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 7:32am
Two years after promising to report all HTTP-based web pages as insecure, Mozilla is about to deliver.
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RDP exposed: the wolves already at your door

Naked Security - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:57am
While everyone waits for BlueKeep to be exploited, another RDP threat is already at the door, according to new research from Sophos.
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Microsoft, Google and Apple clouds banned in Germany’s schools

Naked Security - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:12am
Citing privacy issues, Germany just banned its schools from using Microsoft Office 365, Google Docs, and Apple's iWork cloud services.
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Facebook rolls out anti-scam reporting tool in UK

Naked Security - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:11am
Facebook has coughed up £3m to help launch an anti-scam service as well as introducing a tool to report scam ads on its UK site.
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Researchers hide data in music – and human ears can’t detect it

Naked Security - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:58am
It's now possible to secretly transfer data inside music without turning it into unlistenable mush.
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GandCrab ransomware revisited – is it back under a (R)evil new guise?

Naked Security - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:59am
Did the GandCrab ransomware gang really 'retire' when they said, or did they never go away?
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Bluetooth LE’s anti-tracking technology beaten

Naked Security - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 7:19am
Researchers have found a way to beat the MAC address randomisation feature used by Bluetooth to protect users from being tracked.
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$5b privacy fine against Facebook seen as ‘chump change’

Naked Security - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 7:04am
It's 200x greater than the largest fine ever for breaking a promise to improve privacy practices.
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Ransomware attackers demand $1.8m from US college

Naked Security - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:35am
The school, located in the Bronx and serving around 8,000 students, has declined to say whether it will pay up.
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Asian consortium plans blockchain-based mobile ID system

Naked Security - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:14am
A group of Asian companies want to create a blockchain-based service to turn your phone into a mobile ID system.
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Alan Turing chosen for the UK’s new £50 note – a cracking result!

Naked Security - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:28pm
In case you were wondering, scientists really can change the world, and change it for the better, too.
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Instagram bug could have allowed anyone to take over your account

Naked Security - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 2:06pm
The good news is that Facebook updated Instagrams's servers-side defences automatically, so you don't have to do anything to fix this one.
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Bust the password for an air-gapped machine – with its keyboard LEDs

Naked Security - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:07am
Researchers have developed a technique for reading data from air-gapped PCs using LEDs. Cue dynamic hacker music now!
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Apple quietly removes Zoom’s hidden web server from Macs

Naked Security - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:31am
In the latest twist in the saga of the web-conferencing app, Apple has issued a ‘silent’ update removing Zoom's hidden web server from Macs.
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