Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/07)

Unclosable browser popup! 13-year-old charged for sharing code

She didn’t create it, but she allegedly shared it. That’s enough to get in trouble in Japan, with its history of being tough on cyber crime.

NSA might shut down phone snooping program, whatever that means

We’ve heard this tale before. This time, it was mentioned by a congressional aide. Also, the NSA released Ghidra, a free reverse-engineering tool.

Monero cryptominers hijack hundreds of unpatched Docker hosts

A recently-disclosed vulnerability in the Docker containerisation platform is being exploited by cybercriminals to mine the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency on hundreds of servers.

Backdoored GitHub accounts spewed secret sneakerbot software

Researchers have uncovered a network of GitHub accounts containing backdoored versions of legitimate software.

Serious Chrome zero-day – Google says update “right this minute”

When a security expert on the Chrome team says, “update your Chrome installs… like right this minute” – well, here’s how to check!