Latest news from Naked Security (2018/07/06)

Linux experts are crap at passwords!

Last week’s megastory was the Gentoo breach that saw an entire online Linux code repository hacked – now we know how it happened…

Chrome and Firefox pull history-stealing browser extension

An extension used by about two million people has been pulled by Chrome and Firefox after it was found exfiltrating browsing data.

Employee allegedly stole government spyware and hid it under his bed

Spyware that’s supposed to be sold to governments was stolen and hidden under a mattress while it was offered for sale on the dark web.

The Pirate Bay is plundering your CPU for cryptocash, again

The Pirate Bay seems to have returned to mining cryptocurrency in its visitors’ browsers without asking.

Are cybercrooks watching you copy and paste? [VIDEO]

The clipboard is an obvious “place of interest” ‘for cybercrooks – it’s where you copy text that’s hard to type, such as passwords!

SIM card in bird’s GPS tracker used to rack up $2,700 phone bill

Researchers assumed the bird was dead when its GPS signal stopped moving. A few weeks later the team received a giant phone bill.