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You can now unsend messages in Facebook Messenger

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:35
Facebook Messenger has made available the ability to unsend, or in their words "remove for everyone" your mis-sent messages.

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:29
From the FBI-supporting DNA kit company, to the privacy bug in gay dating app Jack'd, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Android vulnerabilities open Pie to booby-trapped image attacks

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:58
A trio of bugs could have opened Android 7, 8 and 9 to remote attackers wielding booby-trapped image files. Here's what you need to know...

iPhone apps record your screen sessions without asking

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:51
Absent from privacy policies, the tracking came to light after a breach with Air Canada's mobile app, then password slurping from Mixpanel.

Child abuse imagery found in cryptocurrency blockchain

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:57
For the second time in a year, illegal child abuse images have been spotted inside a blockchain. According to a post by web blockchain payments system Money Button, on 30 January its service was abused to place “illegal content” inside the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) ledger, a recent cryptocurrency hard fork from Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. […]

Student gets creative with data accidentally blasted out by university

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:27
A university employee accidentally emailed a spreadsheet containing personal information on every one of the college's 4,557 students.

Police demands Waze stop pinpointing their checkpoints

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:44
Waze users are helping intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and could thus be "engaging in criminal conduct," say police.

Facebook ordered to keep apps data separate without user consent

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:27
So much for creating a three-headed Cerberus marketing-happy chat dog! Also, we'll soon see the who-what-huh? behind the ads we're shown.

Google Created Faster Storage Encryption for All Low-End Devices

THN - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:19
Google has launched a new encryption algorithm that has been built specifically to run on mobile phones and smart IoT devices that don't have the specialized hardware to use current encryption methods to encrypt locally stored data efficiently. Encryption has already become an integral part of our everyday digital activities. However, it has long been known that encryption is expensive, as

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs

THN - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 05:50
Apple has finally released iOS 12.1.4 software update to patch the terrible Group FaceTime privacy bug that could have allowed an Apple user to call you via the FaceTime video chat service and hear or see you before you even pick up the call without your knowledge. The Facetime bug (CVE-2019-6223) was discovered by 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School while he was

Serious Security: Post-Quantum Cryptography (and why we’re getting it)

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 13:57
Here's why NIST is running a competition to find algorithms for a Post-Quantum Cryptographic world...

KeySteal could allow someone to steal your Apple Keychain passwords

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:44
The researcher says it works without root or administrator privileges and without password prompts. But he's not revealing how it works to Apple because there's no money for him in its invite-only/iOS-only bounties.

Anyone want to lay claim to the USB drive found in seal poo?

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:08
It still works, you know. And there are photos and videos on it.

Chrome extension warns users their login credentials have been breached

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:57
Google's released a Chrome extension, Password Checkup, that's designed to warn users when they enter a username and password the company has detected in a data breach.

Unlimited crypotocurrency? Zcash fixes counterfeiting flaw

Sophos - Naked Security - Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:40
Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash has fixed a flaw that would have allowed anyone with knowledge of it to produce counterfeit currency.

Get a Lifetime Subscription to Unlimited VPN for just $59.99 (5 Devices)

THN - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 13:58
For all of the undeniable conveniences the Internet has brought us, it's becoming an increasingly dangerous place to be. Both individual hackers and entire government agencies are now able to hack into your computer or smartphone from across the globe and steal everything from your browsing history to your credit card numbers, and they're often able to do so without your knowledge. A Virtual

Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

THN - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 12:14
Using an Android device? Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps. Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of

Jack’d dating app is showing users’ intimate pics to strangers

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 11:33
A clear and present danger: Anyone with a web browser who knows where to look can access Jack'd users' photos, be they private or public.

Firefox 66 will silence autoplaying web audio

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 10:15
From Firefox 66 for desktop and Android, due in March, media autoplay of video or audio will be blocked by default.

Just two hacker groups are behind 60% of stolen cryptocurrency

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 09:43
Chainalysis found that two groups, which it calls Alpha and Beta, are responsible for stealing around $1 billion in funds from exchanges.

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