Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/21)

Don’t look now, but Pixel 4’s Face Unlock works with eyes closed

There’s a risk that someone might get hold of a device and unlock it by holding the screen to the face of its sleeping or unconscious owner.

Samsung Galaxy S10 fingerprint reader beaten by $3 gel protector

The fingerprint reader on Samsung’s flagship S10 and Note10 smartphones can be spoofed with a $3 screen protector.

Mind your own business! CEOs who misuse data could end up in jail

US CEOs who lie about misusing consumers’ data could face up to 20 years in prison under a new piece of legislation proposed last week.

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

From mystery devices on ships to the stalker who found his victim through the reflections in her eyes – and everything in between.

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?”

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/17)

S2 Ep 13: Weird Android zero day and other tech fails – Naked Security podcast

Listen to the latest episode now!

Pen testers find mystery black box connected to ship’s engines

It had an Ethernet connection to the ship LAN but was also connected to a Windows console on the bridge which was so bright at night the crew had covered it up. The assumption had been that it was meant to be there.

Robotic hand solves Rubik’s Cube by learning how to learn about it

The system figured out how to overcome little hurdles, like being nudged by a stuffed giraffe when trying to do important robot work.

Hackers hack card details from BriansClub carding site

They stole 26 million credit cards from the massive black market site, and now financial institutions are ensuring the cards can’t be abused.

Adobe fixes 46 critical bugs in patchfest

Adobe patched a total of 82 vulnerabilities across a range of products on Tuesday, including 46 critical bugs.