Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/25)

Nintendo Switch hackers show hacking for mischief is alive and well

Think today’s hackers are only motivated by money? Think again. In the gaming world, there’s plenty of hacks-for-lulz on display.

Brave browser starts feeding ads to willing guinea pigs

Hands up who wants to sign up to receive advertising as they browse the internet? Probably no-one, and yet that’s exactly what the new Brave browser is asking its users to do.

The WannaCrypt ransomware scam – what you need to know [PODCAST]

A hoax about ransomware called “WannaCrypt” has been widely spammed out. But is an attack of this sort technically possible?

Internet shut down in Algeria to stop exam cheats

It’s exam time again, and aside from panic and caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, that can only mean one thing: A lot of people are getting their internet shut off.

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

From the “world’s worst” smart padlock to the Dark Web drug dealer betrayed by his beard – catch up with everything we wrote last week.

iPhone pwned? Researcher says he can unlock iOS without running out of tries

A security researcher says he’s found a way to guess iPhone lock codes without getting blocked after 10 mistakes.