Latest news from Naked Security (2019/08/12)

Hacking 4G hotspots – when did you last update?

Your 4G hotspot might seem very basic and low risk compared to your phone, but you need to keep it patched just as carefully!

Apple will hand out unlocked iPhones to vetted researchers

It formalizes the reality: “pre-jailbroken” iPhones were already on the black market.

Facebook facial recognition: class action suit gets court’s go ahead

The court said facial recognition could well harm privacy rights, given its “detailed, encyclopedic, and effortlessly compiled” biometrics collection.

GDPR privacy can be defeated using right of access requests

A British researcher has uncovered an ironic, gaping security hole in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – right of access requests.

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

This week: hijacked home routers, SMS spam and time to update your iPhone. Catch up with everything we’ve written in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time.