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Beware buying Fortnite’s V-Bucks, you could be funding organised crime

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:50
Credit card thieves are laundering money by purchasing the in-game currency V-Bucks, then selling it back at a discount to players.

Feds can’t force you to unlock your phone with finger or face, says judge

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:02
The landmark decision asserts the same legal protection for biometrics that we're given for passcodes.

Windows 7 users get fix for latest updating woe

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 10:31
Microsoft has vexed its Windows 7 users with a misbehaving update that caused licensing and networking errors.

Blockchain burglar returns some of $1m crypto-swag

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 10:10
In an interesting move for villainy, a thief who stole over $1 million from the Ethereum Classic blockchain has given some of it back.

Facebook to start fact-checking fake news in the UK

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 09:45
Facebook's relying on demotion instead of removal, so users will still be able to share content, even if Full Fact rates it inaccurate.

Is fake-news sharing driven by age, not politics?

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 09:32
Researchers say people over 65 are seven times more likely to share fake news than 18 to 29-year-olds.

New year, new career? How some Sophos experts got into cybersecurity

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 19:32
We asked a number of people working in different roles at Sophos how they made their way into the industry.

Shutdown hits government websites as certificates begin to expire

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 12:32
The US government shutdown is affecting more than just physical sites like national parks and monuments.

10 years for Boston Children’s Hospital attacker

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 09:47
Martin Gottesfeld said he wishes he “had done more” than knock out BCH’s network for at least two weeks.

USB-C Authentication sounds great, so why are people worried?

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 09:23
USB-C Authentication could banish USB threats forever, but it might also mean you're tied to buying ‘approved’ accessories.

Facebook exec gets SWATted

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 09:17
The imposter claimed to be the Facebook exec and said he'd shot his wife, tied up his kids and planted pipe bombs “all over the place.”

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 08:48
From vulnerable 2FA codes to phishing to critical flaws for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Ep. 014 – Rickrolls, Acrobat and zombie hands [PODCAST]

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 23:10
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast - enjoy!

Old tweets reveal hidden secrets

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:45
Old Twitter posts could reveal more about you than you think, according to researchers, even if you didn’t explicitly mention it.

2FA codes can be phished by new pentest tool

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:25
A researcher has published a tool called Modlishka, capable of phishing 2FA codes sent by SMS or authentication apps.

Trading site DX.Exchange spills gobs of user data

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:59
A trader believes he could easily have obtained admin access to the site and potentially have stolen the funds of its 600,000 users.

El Chapo was brought down by a sysadmin

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:30
Christian Rodriguez says he set up secure VoIP communications for the cartel: a system whose encryption keys he wound up giving to the FBI.

You can’t delete Facebook from some Androids and people aren’t happy

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 18:27
The #DeleteFacebook movement may be growing, but many Samsung users are having a tough time scraping the social network’s preinstalled software from their phones.

Facebook violated tough new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 18:15
The law brought sweeping new powers, allowing authorities to force technology companies to hand over user data and to censor posts.

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

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 12:40
After a busy sequence of updates in October, November, and December, the new year’s first Patch Tuesday promises a lighter workload.