Latest news from Naked Security (2019/08/15)

S2 Ep4: iPhone holes, Android malware and romance scams – Naked Security Podcast

Episode 4 of the Naked Security Podcast is now live – listen now!

Serious flaws in six printer brands discovered, fixed

There are many ways to compromise company data, but IT teams often overlook one of the most serious: the humble printer.

‘NULL’ license plate gets security researcher $12K in tickets

The vanity plate sounded good in theory: maybe it would make his plate invisible to ALPR systems?!

Hacking forum spills rival’s 321,000 member database

When users of hacking forums turn on each other, expect things to get messy quickly.

Facebook got humans to listen in on some Messenger voice chats

Facebook says it’s paused the practice of collecting voice clips and sending them to employees to transcribe and analyze.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/08/14)

Patch time! Microsoft warns of new worm-ready RDP bugs

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday brought some bad news yesterday: more wormable RDP vulnerabilities, this time affecting Windows 10 users.

Fortnite World Cup champion and family swatted while live streaming

“They come in with guns, bro. They literally pulled up, holy sh*t.”

Coinbase explains background to June zero-day Firefox attack

A recent, highly targeted attack on cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase offers a glimpse into how sophisticated phishing attacks can be.

4 ‘despicables’ jailed for running hidden worldwide child abuse forums

So much for trusting the Tor network to hide their tracks.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/08/13)

Fake news doesn’t (always) fool mice

Mice can interpret speech phonemes correctly up to 80% of the time without falling for semantic hoodwinks like humans do.

Hacked devices can be turned into acoustic weapons

Security researcher Matt Wixey found that many gadgets aren’t protected from being turned into hearing-damaging weapons. Or melting.

Chrome Incognito mode detection fix busted by researchers

Remember that Chrome update that stopped websites from detecting Incognito mode? Well, researchers claim to have found a way around it.

Android users menaced by pre-installed malware

Google Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone has found a new and concerning route for malware to find its way on to Android devices – malicious apps that have been factory pre-installed.