Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/15)

Sextortion – what’s new, and what to do [VIDEO]

Share this video with your less tech-savvy friends and family to set their minds at rest about sextortion.

You left WHAT on that USB drive?!

Nudies, taxes, and memos – oh, my! Research shows that even if we think we’ve deleted content on the sticks, we’re leaving all that and more.

Ep. 023 – Facebook promises and Google Chrome patches [PODCAST]

Here’s the latest Naked Security podcast – listen now, and tell your friends and colleagues about us, too!

Facebook outage coincides with (or causes?) 3m new Telegram users

A worldwide, nearly day-long outage at Facebook led to Telegram having a busy, busy day.

How to make DuckDuckGo your default Chrome search engine

Good news for the privacy-conscious. Chrome 73, released Tuesday, now includes the DuckDuckGo search engine as an option.

Will the next version of Android get location privacy right?

Google has confirmed that improved control over location tracking is one of several new privacy features in the next version of its mobile OS, Android Q.

Serious Security: What we can all learn from #PiDay

Pi Day isn’t just about circles or special numbers – there are some cybersecurity lessons in there, too, and here they are…

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/13)

“FINAL WARNING” email – have they really hacked your webcam?

In the last 24 hours, SophosLabs received 1,700 samples of just one new sextortion campaign. Good news? It’s all a pack of lies. Don’t reply. Don’t engage.

Chrome will soon block drive-by-download malvertising

A new Chrome feature hopes to choke off one of the most malicious forms of malware infection: drive-by advertising downloads.

Update now! WordPress abandoned cart plugin under attack

Hackers have been spotted targeting websites running unpatched versions of the WordPress plugin Abandoned Cart for WooCommerce.

Misconfigured Box accounts leak terabytes of companies’ sensitive data

Easily guessable URLs led to what should have been big companies’ very private data. Even Box itself was found to be exposing folders.

New bill would give parents an ‘Eraser Button’ to delete kids’ data

The COPPA overhaul would ban targeting ads at kids under 13 and ad targeting based on race, socioeconomics or geolocation on kids under 15.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/12)

Facebook sues developers over data-scraping quizzes

Downloaded by 63K users, the quizzes promised answers to questions such as “What kind of dog are you according to your zodiac sign?”

Study throws security shade on freelance and student programmers

A recent study shows that if you aren’t prepared to ask or pay for security, you probably won’t get it.

Citrix admits attackers breached its network – what we know

On Friday, software giant Citrix issued a short statement admitting that hackers recently managed to get inside its internal network. According to a statement by chief information security officer Stan Black, the company was told of the attack by the FBI on 6 March, since when it had established that attackers had taken “business documents” […]

Email list-cleaning site may have leaked up to 2 billion records

The number of records exposed online by email list-cleaning service may be far higher than originally anticipated.

John Oliver bombards the FCC with anti-robocall robocall campaign

The Last Week Tonight host launched an anti-robocalling robocalling campaign to force the FCC to put a stop to the pervasive, irritating calls.