Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/18)

Phishy text message tries to steal your cellphone account

Which sort of company is most likely to contact you via SMS? Why, your mobile phone provider, of course!

Some Android adware apps hide icons to make it hard to remove them

SophosLabs has discovered 15 apps on Google Play that install without icons as a ploy to keep themselves on the user’s device.

Bitcoin money trail leads cops to ‘world’s largest’ child abuse site

The Darknet server running the site, “Welcome to Video”, and the website’s convicted admin were tracked down by a global police force.

S2 Ep13.5: All about social media: Growing up online, parent advice and social shaming – Naked Security Podcast

A special episode dedicated to social media culture!

Much-attacked Baltimore uses ‘mind-bogglingly’ bad data storage

IT workers have been storing files on their computers’ hard drives. One councilman’s alleged response: “That can’t be right? That’s real?”