Latest news from Naked Security (2019/02/05)

Home DNA kit company says it’s working with the FBI

FamilyTreeDNA has disclosed that it’s opened up more than 1m DNA profiles to the FBI to help find suspects of violent crime.

Half of IoT devices let down by vulnerable apps

Half of the apps used to control a range of Internet of Things devices are insecure in a variety of ways, researchers found.

Crypto exchange in limbo after founder dies with password

The only person who knew the password is dead, leaving customers unable to access around $190million in fiat and virtual currency.

Kids’ GPS watches are still a security ‘train wreck’

Anyone could have accessed the entire database, including a child’s location, on Gator watches and other models that share its back end.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/02/04)

Security weaknesses in 5G, 4G and 3G could expose users’ locations

Researchers have discovered security holes in 5G, 4G and 3G telephony protocols, which can expose a user’s location.

Chrome’s hidden lookalike detection feature battles URL imposters

Chrome now checks for misspellings of popular URLs and will display a link to the site that it thinks the user might have wanted to visit.

FBI burrowing into North Korea’s big bad botnet

The FBI revealed that it joined the Joanap botnet and started chewing it up from the inside.

Selling fake likes and follows is illegal, rules New York

A groundbreaking settlement in New York finds that selling fake likes and followers is illegal.

Monday review – the hot 28 stories of the week

From the DNS outage that deleted users’ Azure data to the Nest security cam hijacker, and everything in between. It’s weekly roundup time.