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Switch to Signal for encrypted messaging, EC tells staff

Naked Security - 5 hours 52 min ago
Formerly preferred diplomatic app WhatsApp apparently isn't up to snuff.
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Taking a GPS tracker off your car isn’t ‘theft,’ court rules

Naked Security - 6 hours 20 min ago
This line of thinking could get absurd, Indiana's supreme court declared. How do you "steal" something if you don't know who owns it?
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Mystery zero-day in Chrome – update now!

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 3:55pm
When a bug's a zero-day that means it's being actively exploited. So don't delay, just patch today!
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Android 11 to clamp down on background location access

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:51pm
Is Android finally about to get on top of the issue of apps that quietly suck up location data?
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Google stops indexing WhatsApp chats; other search engines still at it

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:51pm
Private chat invites aren't meant to be unfindable, Facebook says, though a snippet of code eventually shielded them from Google indexing.
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The “Cloud Snooper” malware that sneaks into your Linux servers

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 8:35am
Fascinating research from SophosLabs into a wolf-in-sheep's-clothing malware sample.
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Smart speakers mistakenly eavesdrop up to 19 times a day

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 6:47am
That smart home speaker isn't listening to everything you say, according to new research - but it is listening a lot more than it should.
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Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

Naked Security - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 6:22am
Nonsense! says Google in response to a lawsuit filed by New Mexico's AG, which accuses Google of violating COPPA's child privacy laws.
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KidsGuard stalkerware leaks data on secretly surveilled victims

Naked Security - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 8:28am
The company left a server open and unprotected, regurgitating private data slurped from thousands of surveilled people, including children.
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Google purges 600 Android apps for “disruptive” pop-up ads

Naked Security - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 7:26am
These apps plunk ads in front of us when we're trying to do something else, often leading to inadvertent ad clicks and much cursing.
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Apple chops Safari’s TLS certificate validity down to one year

Naked Security - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 6:42am
From 1 September 2020, Safari will no longer trust SSL/TLS certificates with more than a year on the clock.
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Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 5:17am
From malware attacks to malicious browser extensions - and everything in between. It's your weekly security roundup.
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The Amazon Prime phishing attack that wasn’t…

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:51pm
When we followed the phishing trail, we found ourselves at a web page we weren't expecting...
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Larry Tesler, of copy-and-paste fame, dies at 74

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:11am
Larry Tesler, the computing pioneer who insisted that user interfaces should be both comfortable *and* consistent, has died aged 74.
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US and UK call out Russian hackers for Georgia attacks

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:43am
The US and UK governments have both accused Russia of launching a cyber attack against the Georgian government last year.
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Data of 10.6m MGM hotel guests posted for sale on Dark Web forum

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 6:55am
The data dump apparently included PII for Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey.
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Adobe fixes critical flaws in Media Encoder and After Effects

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 5:16am
After fixing a pile of critical security flaws as part of last week’s Patch Tuesday, Adobe has raised two more needing urgent attention.
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Washington state Senate passes bill to rein in facial recognition

Naked Security - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 5:12am
The bill now goes to the House, which has a stiffer competing bill pending that would call for a 3.5 year moratorium.
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ISS World “malware attack” leaves employees offline

Naked Security - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 3:18pm
A global facilities company with half-a-million staff has shuttered most of its IT systems after a malware attack.
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