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Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:10
Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm.

YouTube subscribers getting spammed by celebrity imposters

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:39
YouTube personality Philip DeFranco warned that the messages pretending to be from him and other top influencers are scams.

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:00
From the US gov's emergency directive to the 10 Year Challenge, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Fighting Emotet: lessons from the front line

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 10:01
Emotet is moving, shape-shifting target for admins and their security software. Here's what we've learned from dealing with outbreaks.

US gov issues emergency directive after wave of domain hijacking attacks

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:54
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an emergency directive tightening DNS security after a recent wave of domain hijacking attacks targeting government websites.

#DeleteFacebook? #DeleteTwitter? #FatLotOfGood that will do you

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:47
Your likes, interest and personality can be gleaned from as few as 8-9 friends on social media, whether you're on the platform or not.

Cops catch $15m crypto-crook

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:27
A man has been arrested a year after stealing €10m ($15m) of the IoT-focused cryptocurrency IOTA using bogus software that tricked users.

Facebook debuts scam ads reporting tool

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 08:07
Adverts on Facebook featuring fake celebrity endorsements scam people out of their savings, and Facebook is now doing something about it.

Bomb threat spam may stem from GoDaddy DNS weakness

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 11:15
A bomb threat spam campaign that hit North America last month may have been engineered using a flaw in GoDaddy’s domain management process, it was revealed this week.

Supreme Court won’t consider case against defamatory reviews on Yelp

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:40
The decision means Yelp, and other platforms, are still protected from liability for user-submitted content under the CDA's Section 230.

How to stop a hacker home invasion! [VIDEO]

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:14
Did you see the story about the US family whose Nest camera "warned" them of an impending nuclear attack? Here's how to keep hackers out...

Update now! Apple releases first 2019 iOS and macOS patches

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:02
Apple has issued its January security updates fixing a list of mostly shared CVE flaws affecting iOS and macOS with a smattering for Safari, watchOS, tvOS, and iCloud for Windows.

“Proceed with caution”: Microsoft browser says Mail Online is untrustworthy

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 09:33
Hanging up on the fact-checkers probably isn't the best way for a news outlet to assure them that it's trustworthy.

Ep. 016 – Email fraud, Android apps, Collection #1 and the 10 year challenge [PODCAST]

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:11
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast. Enjoy!

100 million online bets exposed by leaky database

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:04
Online gamblers lose their private data as yet another unsecured Elasticsearch database is discovered.

PewDiePie-spammers and whale-flingers exploit hole in Atlas game

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 10:18
Last week hackers allegedly compromised an admin’s Steam account and used it to spawn planes, tanks, and whales in Atlas.

Google fined $57m for data protection violations

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 09:28
In a landmark ruling, France’s data protection commissioner has fined Google 50 million Euros (around $57m) for violating Europe’s privacy laws.

Hijacked Nest cam broadcasts bogus warning about incoming missiles

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 08:45
A hacked Nest camera broadcast the fake warning about incoming North Korean missiles, sending a family into “five minutes of sheer terror.”

Rogue websites can turn vulnerable browser extensions into back doors

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 10:46
A researcher has found that websites can use some extensions to bypass security policies, execute code, and even install other extensions.

Bicycle-riding hitman convicted with Garmin GPS watch location data

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 09:28
Location data extracted from the athletic hitman's Garmin GPS watch and TomTom sat nav led to his conviction in two gangland murders.