Latest news from Naked Security (2019/05/07)

MegaCortex ransomware distracts victims with Matrix film references

One moment, the defenders’ network looked secure but the next, as if out of nowhere, the ransom note pops up.

Firefox add-ons with obfuscated code will be banned by Mozilla

The updated Add-on Policy aims to rid Firefox of third-party malicious code that hides what it’s really up to.

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market busted by international police

It went down in flames, with a rogue admin blackmailing vendors and buyers and leaking login credentials and the IP address.

Blockchain project settles cross-border payment

Singapore’s central bank sent a payment to Canada using blockchain technology last week, in a clear signal that the technology has value.

Weekly review – the hot 25 stories of last week

From malware-stuffed piracy apps to the Docker breach, get yourself up to date with everything we wrote last week – it’s roundup time.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/05/06)

Mozilla bug throws Tor Browser users into chaos

A Mozilla bug has made everyone’s Firefox addons ‘untrustworthy’ – including turning off the important NoScript security feature in Tor.

Belgian programmer solves cryptographic puzzle – 15 years too soon!

Belgian coder Bernard Fabrot just finished a 3.5-year computational marathon, solving a fascinating cryptopuzzle set at MIT back in 1999.

Criminals are hiding in Telegram – but backdoors are not the answer

When it comes to an easy life, the criminals behind the fearful Anubis banking malware have become big fans of Twitter and, increasingly, the secure messaging of Telegram.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/05/03)

Criminals are hiding in Telegram – but backdoors are not the answer

When it comes to an easy life, the criminals behind the fearful Anubis banking malware have become big fans of Twitter and, increasingly, the secure messaging of Telegram.

Cryptocoin theft, scam and fraud could total more than $1.2b in Q1

Crooks have developed “ingenious” new ways to drain user accounts and wallets, CipherTrace says, prodding regulators into action.

Cybersecurity experts battle for right to repair

A battle rages between manufacturers and users over who can repair a product, with tech companies using security concerns as a weapon.

Google rolling out auto-delete for your location and activity history

Auto-delete will hopefully please those of us who haven’t already turned off location history altogether (for very good reason).