Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/26)

Why Bitcoin’s about to give up one of its closely guarded secrets

Roll up, roll up, the Bitcoin Core developers are finally set to reveal the cryptocurrency’s alert key.

Money-eating cash machine RAT gobbles $17,500

RAT may be short for Remote Access Trojan, but the word also refers to a well-known type of rodent…

School facial recognition system sparks privacy concerns

A New York school district is hoping to use technology to make its children safer. But not everyone is happy about it.

Facebook sends weekly app emails to wrong people

In another one of those privacy hiccups Facebook is making a habit of lately, the company has admitted accidentally copying some weekly app developer emails to the wrong recipients.

Terrible passwords outlawed in Microsoft’s new Azure tool

Azure AD Password Protection prevents users from setting a password from the company’s list of 500 most common and easily-guessed examples.