Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/15)

Sextortion – what’s new, and what to do [VIDEO]

Share this video with your less tech-savvy friends and family to set their minds at rest about sextortion.

You left WHAT on that USB drive?!

Nudies, taxes, and memos – oh, my! Research shows that even if we think we’ve deleted content on the sticks, we’re leaving all that and more.

Ep. 023 – Facebook promises and Google Chrome patches [PODCAST]

Here’s the latest Naked Security podcast – listen now, and tell your friends and colleagues about us, too!

Facebook outage coincides with (or causes?) 3m new Telegram users

A worldwide, nearly day-long outage at Facebook led to Telegram having a busy, busy day.

How to make DuckDuckGo your default Chrome search engine

Good news for the privacy-conscious. Chrome 73, released Tuesday, now includes the DuckDuckGo search engine as an option.

Will the next version of Android get location privacy right?

Google has confirmed that improved control over location tracking is one of several new privacy features in the next version of its mobile OS, Android Q.

Serious Security: What we can all learn from #PiDay

Pi Day isn’t just about circles or special numbers – there are some cybersecurity lessons in there, too, and here they are…

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/14)

Man drives 3,300 miles to talk to YouTube about deleted video

It turns out that his wife deleted his “rambling”, get-rich-quick video. The man was arrested for alleged threats.

Google needs breaking up, says news chief

And Oracle accused Google of creating shadow profiles of even non-users. Theirs are just two of 85 responses to an Australian inquiry.

Update now! Microsoft’s March 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

If you were among the millions of users who updated Chrome last week to dodge a zero-day exploit, Microsoft has something for you in this month’s Patch Tuesday.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/13)

“FINAL WARNING” email – have they really hacked your webcam?

In the last 24 hours, SophosLabs received 1,700 samples of just one new sextortion campaign. Good news? It’s all a pack of lies. Don’t reply. Don’t engage.

Chrome will soon block drive-by-download malvertising

A new Chrome feature hopes to choke off one of the most malicious forms of malware infection: drive-by advertising downloads.

Update now! WordPress abandoned cart plugin under attack

Hackers have been spotted targeting websites running unpatched versions of the WordPress plugin Abandoned Cart for WooCommerce.

Misconfigured Box accounts leak terabytes of companies’ sensitive data

Easily guessable URLs led to what should have been big companies’ very private data. Even Box itself was found to be exposing folders.

New bill would give parents an ‘Eraser Button’ to delete kids’ data

The COPPA overhaul would ban targeting ads at kids under 13 and ad targeting based on race, socioeconomics or geolocation on kids under 15.