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.