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Facebook will target ads based on your Oculus VR data

Naked Security - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 6:51am
If you're logged into Facebook, it will suck up information such as which apps you use to provide "relevant content, including ads.”
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YouTube bans malicious insults, veiled threats, harassment

Naked Security - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 6:43am
The new policy addresses how coordinated online abuse often happens in real life: poisonous drips spanning multiple videos/comments.
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Jack Dorsey wants a decentralised Twitter

Naked Security - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 6:28am
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced a research effort to explore a decentralised version of the microblogging platform.
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Weak account checks earn company $10.5 million privacy fine

Naked Security - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 6:28am
The telecomms company violates the EU's GDPR by allegedly failing to fully authenticate people phoning up to access their accounts.
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Facebook refuses to break end-to-end encryption

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:26pm
Congress on Tuesday told Facebook it must put backdoors into its end-to-end encryption, or it'll be forced to.
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Chrome 79 includes anti-phishing and hacked password protection

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:03pm
Version 79 of Chrome is out, and it promises to do a better job of protecting you against phishing sites and credential stuffing attacks.
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Brexit – even cybercriminals want to have their say…

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:31am
These crooks stashed a message in the virus code itelf - we found it, but we don't know which way to take it!
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S2 Ep20: Why don’t they send ransomware on floppies anymore?

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:05am
New episode available now!
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December Patch Tuesday blunts WizardOpium attack chain

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:42am
December 2019’s Patch Tuesday updates are, including a fix for the Windows flaw used in recently discovered WizardOpium attacks.
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Apple iOS 13.3 is here, bringing support for keyfobby authentication

Naked Security - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:27am
Bullet-proof authentication is just a tap away!
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Windows 10 Mobile receives its last security patches

Naked Security - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:24am
If you’re one of the tiny hardcore still using Windows 10 Mobile, 10 December 2019 is probably a day you’ve been dreading for nearly a year.
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DoItForState domain name thief gets 14 years for pistol-whipping plot

Naked Security - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:18am
He hired his cousin to break in, hold the rightful domain holder at gunpoint, and force a transfer to his own GoDaddy account.
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FTC warns Christmas buyers that smart toys are a security risk

Naked Security - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:11am
Thinking of giving a young person an internet-connected ‘smart’ toy this Christmas? You may want to think again.
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Ad industry groups ask that the CCPA keep its mitts off their cookies

Naked Security - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 5:56am
Ad-blocking technologies can block the cookies that record consumers' privacy choices, they claim.
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Snatch ransomware pwns security using sneaky ‘safe mode’ reboot

Naked Security - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 7:17am
The Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) team has warned the industry of a dangerous new ransomware trick.
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EU releases its 5G conclusions

Naked Security - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 7:00am
The Council of the European Union sent a memo summarizing its thoughts on the "need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G".
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Facebook users were duped by Cambridge Analytica, FTC rules

Naked Security - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 5:55am
Delete the data, and don't do any of that again, the FTC told the data analytics company, which already filed for bankruptcy in 2018.
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TikTok settles class action over child privacy one day after it’s filed

Naked Security - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 5:36am
The $1.1m settlement is an “excellent result,” TikTok said, unsurprisingly: compared with its $5.7m FTC fine, it's dirt cheap.
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Serious Security: Understanding how computers count

Naked Security - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 4:07pm
The hard disks that fail abruptly at 32,768 hours of use - why simply 'adding 1' can send you into oblivion.
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Will the new iPhone 11 track you even if you tell it not to?

Naked Security - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:27am
Does turning location access off for all your apps mean that location access is off altogether?
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