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US nuclear weapons command finally ditches 8-inch floppies

Naked Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:24am
The disks are part of the command centres that run the country’s nuclear missile deterrent on behalf of SACCS.
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Storing your stuff securely in the cloud

Naked Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:24am
How much of our stuff is going to the cloud? Probably a lot more than you realize. Let's look at the risks and how to mitigate them.
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Vatican launches smart rosary – complete with brute-force flaw

Naked Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 9:40am
Now fixed, the Vatican's new fitness-and-prayer eRosary and its accompanying app, Click to Pray, were found to have a serious privacy bug.
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Woman ordered to type in iPhone passcode so police can search device

Naked Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 7:41am
It's not a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights, the court said, because it's a “foregone conclusion" that she knows her phone passcode.
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Google chief warns visitors about smart speakers in his home

Naked Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 5:37am
Rick Osterloh says he discloses smart speaker use when someone enters his home, and the products should probably do so themselves.
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Don’t look now, but Pixel 4’s Face Unlock works with eyes closed

Naked Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 7:47am
There's a risk that someone might get hold of a device and unlock it by holding the screen to the face of its sleeping or unconscious owner.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 fingerprint reader beaten by $3 gel protector

Naked Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 7:22am
The fingerprint reader on Samsung’s flagship S10 and Note10 smartphones can be spoofed with a $3 screen protector.
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Mind your own business! CEOs who misuse data could end up in jail

Naked Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 6:35am
US CEOs who lie about misusing consumers' data could face up to 20 years in prison under a new piece of legislation proposed last week.
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Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

Naked Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 5:57am
From mystery devices on ships to the stalker who found his victim through the reflections in her eyes - and everything in between.
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Phishy text message tries to steal your cellphone account

Naked Security - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:58am
Which sort of company is most likely to contact you via SMS? Why, your mobile phone provider, of course!
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Some Android adware apps hide icons to make it hard to remove them

Naked Security - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 7:31am
SophosLabs has discovered 15 apps on Google Play that install without icons as a ploy to keep themselves on the user’s device.
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Bitcoin money trail leads cops to ‘world’s largest’ child abuse site

Naked Security - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 7:25am
The Darknet server running the site, "Welcome to Video", and the website's convicted admin were tracked down by a global police force.
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S2 Ep13.5: All about social media: Growing up online, parent advice and social shaming – Naked Security Podcast

Naked Security - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 5:54am
A special episode dedicated to social media culture!
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Much-attacked Baltimore uses ‘mind-bogglingly’ bad data storage

Naked Security - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 5:44am
IT workers have been storing files on their computers' hard drives. One councilman's alleged response: “That can’t be right? That’s real?”
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S2 Ep 13: Weird Android zero day and other tech fails – Naked Security podcast

Naked Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:31am
Listen to the latest episode now!
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Pen testers find mystery black box connected to ship’s engines

Naked Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:21am
It had an Ethernet connection to the ship LAN but was also connected to a Windows console on the bridge which was so bright at night the crew had covered it up. The assumption had been that it was meant to be there.
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Robotic hand solves Rubik’s Cube by learning how to learn about it

Naked Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:14am
The system figured out how to overcome little hurdles, like being nudged by a stuffed giraffe when trying to do important robot work.
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Hackers hack card details from BriansClub carding site

Naked Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:06am
They stole 26 million credit cards from the massive black market site, and now financial institutions are ensuring the cards can't be abused.
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Adobe fixes 46 critical bugs in patchfest

Naked Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 5:54am
Adobe patched a total of 82 vulnerabilities across a range of products on Tuesday, including 46 critical bugs.
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Food writer Jack Monroe loses at least £5,000 in SIM-swap fraud

Naked Security - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:53am
Her accounts were drained in spite of using 2FA, showing that SIM swaps can still circumvent what's a good security tool.
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