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

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

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

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.

Digital signs left wide open with default password

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Crypto exchange in limbo after founder dies with password

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’

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

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

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.

FBI burrowing into North Korea’s big bad botnet

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

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

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.

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

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

Linux user? Check those patches! Public exploit published for systemd security holes…

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 12:09
A pair of bugs in a very widely used Linux system tool called systemd have just been "weaponised" - check you're patched!

Credential dump contains another 2.2 billion pwned accounts

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 11:32
How many user credentials have fallen into the hands of criminals during a decade of data breaches? Billions, according to two recent discoveries.

Hacker talks to baby through Nest security cam, jacks up thermostat

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 10:41
Yet another family unnerved by yet another voice coming from a nursery webcam serves as yet another argument against password reuse.

Microsoft Azure data deleted because of DNS outage

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 09:57
Users of Microsoft’s Azure system lost database records as part of a mass outage on Tuesday. A combination of DNS problems and automated scripts were to blame, said reports.

Google says sorry for pulling a Facebook with monitoring program

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 08:32
It was using the same Apple enterprise back door as Facebook to get its market research done, but it owned up and backed off.