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Digital signs left wide open with default password

Sophos - Naked Security - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 09:37
One thing the world doesn't need: hackers who can broadcast to billboards of any size, be they PC monitor- or Godzilla-sized.

Critical Zcash Bug Could Have Allowed 'Infinite Counterfeit' Cryptocurrency

THN - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 07:32
The developers behind the privacy-minded Zcash cryptocurrency have recently discovered and patched a highly dangerous vulnerability in the most secretive way that could have allowed an attacker to coin an infinite number of Zcash (ZEC). Yes, infinite… like a never-ending source of money. Launched in October 2016, Zcash is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that claims to be more anonymous

How to Delete Accidentally Sent Messages, Photos on Facebook Messenger

THN - Wed, 06/02/2019 - 05:36
Ever sent a message on Facebook Messenger then immediately regretted it, or an embarrassing text to your boss in the heat of the moment at late night, or maybe accidentally sent messages or photos to a wrong group chat? Of course, you have. We have all been through drunk texts and embarrassing photos many times that we later regret sending but are forced to live with our mistakes. Good news,

Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

THN - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 18:05
You've always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it's basic cyber security advice, and common sense, right? But what if I say, you should not even trust anyone who invites or offers you full remote access to their computers? Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have discovered more than two dozen

Ep. 018 – Home invasions, snoopy apps and Android versus iOS [PODCAST]

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 16:42
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - give it a listen!

Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

THN - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 16:40
With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in possession of hackers or being circulated freely across the Internet. Thankfully, Google has a solution. Today, February 5, on Safer Internet Day, Google launches a new service that has been designed to alert users when they use an exact combination of

Home DNA kit company says it’s working with the FBI

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 10:07
FamilyTreeDNA has disclosed that it's opened up more than 1m DNA profiles to the FBI to help find suspects of violent crime.

Half of IoT devices let down by vulnerable apps

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:47
Half of the apps used to control a range of Internet of Things devices are insecure in a variety of ways, researchers found.

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software

THN - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:28
It's 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I'm not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by millions of Windows, MacOS and Linux users. Security researcher

Crypto exchange in limbo after founder dies with password

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:24
The only person who knew the password is dead, leaving customers unable to access around $190million in fiat and virtual currency.

Kids’ GPS watches are still a security ‘train wreck’

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 05/02/2019 - 08:39
Anyone could have accessed the entire database, including a child's location, on Gator watches and other models that share its back end.

Security weaknesses in 5G, 4G and 3G could expose users’ locations

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 11:02
Researchers have discovered security holes in 5G, 4G and 3G telephony protocols, which can expose a user's location.

Chrome’s hidden lookalike detection feature battles URL imposters

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:41
Chrome now checks for misspellings of popular URLs and will display a link to the site that it thinks the user might have wanted to visit.

Cryptocurrency Firm Losses $145 Million After CEO Dies With Only Password

THN - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:21
QuadrigaCX, the largest bitcoin exchange in Canada, has claimed to have lost CAD 190 million (nearly USD 145 million) worth of cryptocurrency after the exchange lost access to its cold (offline) storage wallets. Reason? Unfortunately, the only person with access to the company’s offline wallet, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange, is dead. Following the sudden death of Gerry Cotten,

FBI burrowing into North Korea’s big bad botnet

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:06
The FBI revealed that it joined the Joanap botnet and started chewing it up from the inside.

Selling fake likes and follows is illegal, rules New York

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 09:02
A groundbreaking settlement in New York finds that selling fake likes and followers is illegal.

Monday review – the hot 28 stories of the week

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 07:45
From the DNS outage that deleted users' Azure data to the Nest security cam hijacker, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Several Popular Beauty Camera Apps Caught Stealing Users' Photos

THN - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 07:38
Just because an app is available on Google Play Store doesn't mean that it is a legitimate app. Despite so many efforts by Google, some fake and malicious apps do sneak in and land millions of unaware users on the hunting ground of scammers and hackers. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro uncovered at least 29 devious photo apps that managed to make its way onto Google Play Store and have been

First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison

THN - Mon, 04/02/2019 - 06:17
A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison. Ortiz was arrested last year on charges of siphoning millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims using a method commonly known as "SIM swapping," which typically involves fraudulently porting of

FaceTime bug, eavesdropping and digital snooping – what to do? [VIDEO]

Sophos - Naked Security - Fri, 01/02/2019 - 13:43
In this week's Naked Security Live video: what to do about microphone-equipped devices in your home?


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