Latest news from Naked Security (2019/12/10)

Snatch ransomware pwns security using sneaky ‘safe mode’ reboot

The Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) team has warned the industry of a dangerous new ransomware trick.

EU releases its 5G conclusions

The Council of the European Union sent a memo summarizing its thoughts on the “need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G”.

Facebook users were duped by Cambridge Analytica, FTC rules

Delete the data, and don’t do any of that again, the FTC told the data analytics company, which already filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

TikTok settles class action over child privacy one day after it’s filed

The $1.1m settlement is an “excellent result,” TikTok said, unsurprisingly: compared with its $5.7m FTC fine, it’s dirt cheap.

Serious Security: Understanding how computers count

The hard disks that fail abruptly at 32,768 hours of use – why simply ‘adding 1’ can send you into oblivion.