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Apple fighting pirate app developers, will insist on 2FA for coders

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 11:28
Are you an Apple developer? Care about security? Using 2FA? You will be soon...

Judge won’t unseal legal docs in fight to break Messenger encryption

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:51
The Feds tried—and failed—to force Facebook to break its encryption so investigators could listen in on suspected MS-13 gang conversations.

Should we profit from the sale of our personal data?

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:42
Don't spend that 30 cents all in one place!

Chinese facial recognition database exposes 2.5m people

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 08:41
A company operating a facial recognition system in China has exposed millions of residents’ personal information online.

Photography site 500px resets 14.8 million passwords after data breach

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 08:24
Photography website 500px has become the latest site to admit suffering a serious data breach.

Inside a GandCrab targeted ransomware attack on a hospital

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 15:03
A recent attack on a US hospital gives us a colourful picture of both how a targeted ransomware attack happens, and how it can be stopped.

What’s behind this 1,000-character phishing URL?

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 11:09
Bleeping Computer learned of a strange phishing campaign which uses an unusually long URL - but why?

Apple App Store stuffed with hardcore porn and gambling apps

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:59
The apps, which violate content policies, got in there via the same Enterprise Certificate program that Facebook and Google exploited.

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:47
317 researchers from 78 countries turned 2018 into a worldwide bug-crunching spree.

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:39
Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users.

Top tips for Valentine’s Day – and the rest of the year! [VIDEO]

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 20:58
Our top tips for Valentine's Day and beyond - all in just 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Another flaw found in macOS Mojave’s privacy protection

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 13:16
Ever since Apple announced enhanced privacy protection for macOS Mojave 10.14 last September, a dedicated band of researchers has been poking away at it looking for security flaws. Here's another.

Evil USB O.MG Cable opens up Wi-Fi to remote attacks

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 13:15
... and enables de-authenticaton attacks that could knock targeted systems off the Wi-Fi and onto one of these nefarious cables.

Ep. 019 – Android holes, iOS screengrabbing and USB poo [PODCAST]

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 12:18
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - enjoy!

620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 11:26
Some of the breaches are new, while some were reported last year. The sites include MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, Whitepages and more.

Security firm beats Adobe by patching reader flaw first

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 11:11
Adobe has patched a flaw that enabled attackers to slurp a user’s network authentication details - but not before someone else patched it first.

Linux container bug could eat your server from the inside – patch now!

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:22
Crooks could take over your network thanks to a critical bug in a popular Linux containerisation toolkit... here's what you need to know.

Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:58
Russia’s major ISPs plan to temporarily disconnect servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world.

Apple sued for ‘forcing’ 2FA on accounts

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:57
Time is money, baby: Jay Brodsky claims that Apple's 2FA "intermeddling" takes minutes out of his day, causing "economic loss."

Kids as young as eight falling victim to online predators

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:42
A UK children's charity has found that children as young as eight are being sexually exploited online via social media.