Latest news from Naked Security (2018/05/03)

Facebook’s getting a clear history button

“This is an example of the kind of control we think you should have.”

Google and Amazon put an end to censorship-dodging domain fronting

Privacy services relying on the unsupported feature have been left high and dry

Facebook fires engineer accused of stalking women

The accused is alleged to have abused their privileged access to your data.

What’s so special about the SamSam ransomware? [VIDEO]

SamSam ransomware: fewer victims, but bigger disruption and a higher decryption price if you get caught. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/05/02)

What’s so special about the SamSam ransomware? [VIDEO]

SamSam ransomware: fewer victims, but bigger disruption and a higher decryption price if you get caught. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

Medical devices vulnerable to KRACK Wi-Fi attacks

Some KRACKs still haven’t been papered over.

Volkswagen and Audi car infotainment systems hacked remotely

Researchers found a way into both cars through the Wi-Fi interface.

Firefox isn’t adding ads, it’s ‘sponsored content’

Mozilla promises all the revenue-generating analytics, none of the privacy-skewering.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/05/01)

Google Maps open redirect flaw abused by scammers

A bug in Google Maps has turned it into a better URL shortener for crooks than goo.gl

Twitter sold user data to Cambridge Analytica’s Aleksandr Kogan

The admission is part of an effort to explain how unlike Facebook Twitter is.

Surveillance watchdog learns that old domains never die

Keep your old domains, forever.

The hacker who broke into jail and had to stay for 7 years

Konrads Voits, who hacked his way into the county jail’s network to try and get his friend early release, is sentenced to 7 years in jail.

“SamSam” ransomware – a mean old dog with a nasty new trick

Ransomware is still about “pay up or your files get the chop.” But the crooks are learning how to squeeze you for larger sums of money…