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Uber suffered massive data breach, then paid hackers to keep quiet

Naked Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:35pm
Uber suffered a data breach in 2016, but didn't tell anyone - instead, it seems the company paid the hackers to help to hush it up.
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Ex-Facebook privacy manager dishes the dirt on your data

Naked Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:43pm
"Lawmakers shouldn’t allow Facebook to regulate itself. Because it won’t."
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US Senate takes aim at “warrantless surveillance”

Naked Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00pm
The proposal would put curbs on Section 702, but will it pass?
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GitHub starts scanning millions of projects for insecure components

Naked Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:43am
The code repository will warn you about insecure dependencies
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Germany bans sale, distribution and possession of kids’ smartwatches

Naked Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:51am
The regulator is telling parents it's up to them to destroy the things
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Amazon Echo and Google Home patched against BlueBorne threat

Naked Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:42pm
The attack doesn't require the targeted to be paired to the attacker’s device, or to be in discoverable mode
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US intelligence can’t break vulnerability hoarding habit

Naked Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:28pm
Vulnerabilities: keep them secret as a weapon against the bad guys or tell the world so we can all get patched?
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FCC: robocalls can go get BLOCKED

Naked Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:02pm
But, it could come at a price
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Amazon to fix Key home security vulnerability

Naked Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:23am
The Amazon Key smart-lock vulnerability means you could be opening up your home to random strangers
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Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:22am
From hackers spreading ransomware via RDP and how crooks break into Gmail to Facebook’s ex-president admitting they exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”, and more!
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Skype faces fine after refusing to allow eavesdropping

Naked Security - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:01pm
The trouble began when authorities came knocking, wanting to listen in on organised crime
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Twitter gets tough on white supremacists with new policy

Naked Security - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:27am
Verified user badges are not an endorsement and and you can't be sure they'll always be there
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Bug that deleted $300m could have been fixed months ago

Naked Security - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:52am
The flaw was reported in August 2017 and mistaken for a “convenience enhancement”
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KeePass – a password manager that’s cloud-less (but complex)

Naked Security - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:30am
It does all the things you'd expect a password manager to do - without the cloud.
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Mr. Robot eps3.5_kill-process.inc – the security review

Naked Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:20pm
We analyse the latest security goings on in the world of Mr. Robot...
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Ransomware via RDP – how to stay safe! [VIDEO]

Naked Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:00pm
Crooks love to get into your network and wander around as if they were on your IT team. Here'e one good reason why you want to stop them!
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Deleted WhatsApp sent messages might not be gone forever

Naked Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:51am
The first 100 characters are in the registry, and you don't even have to bother with that if you have a backup app. How very Snapchat!
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Forever 21 informs customers of a potential data breach

Naked Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:03am
The retailer doesn't know much yet, beyond the fact that encryption wasn't working in some devices, in some stores, for some amount of time.
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Apple’s Face ID security fooled by simple face mask

Naked Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:43am
A Vietnamese security company called Bkav claims it successfully bypassed Face ID authentication on Apple’s flagship iPhone X using - wait for it - a mask.
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Hackers mimicking little kids can fool voice recognition systems

Naked Security - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:33am
Misuse of the technology is going to rise right along with the popularity of voice apps, says a recent study.
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