Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/29)

As drones fill the skies, cybercriminals won’t be far behind

Putting these toys back in the box after a decade of hype isn’t going to be easy, but these researchers are exploring the options.

Grindr up for sale amid US fears for Chinese-owned data

A US national security panel told Kunlun, that its ownership of Grindr constitutes a national security risk.

FTC slams the phone down on quartet of robocallers

Wrist slaps and paltry fines may not be what most of us were hoping for in retribution for billions of robocalls and countless scams.

Companies will stop storing data in Australia, Microsoft warns

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption laws came under independent scrutiny this week as tech leaders criticized the proposed rules.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/28)

“Twitter 2007 multicolor” hoax – debunk it, don’t spread it!

Hoaxers are saying you can unlock colorful new “features” in Twitter, but you’ll probably lock yourself out instead.

Is your e-commerce site being used to test stolen card data?

If you’re running Magento you should be on the look out for hackers testing stolen card data – it could get your PayPal account suspended.

Spyware app exposes private photos, hosting provider steps in

A hosting company has taken down a database owned by a mobile spying app after it was found displaying phone owners’ intimate images online.

Broadband providers told to explain how they handle consumer data

The FTC launched a broad inquiry to find out what data they collect, why, who they share it with, and how consumers can change or delete it.

Firefox brings Lockbox password manager to Android’s autofill

All your saved Firefox passwords, now happily inserting themselves into your Android-verse!

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/03/27)

Ep. 025 – Business Email Compromise and IoT surprises [PODCAST]

Here’s our latest podcast – listen now!

Facebook’s Whitehat Settings lets bug-hunters dial back app security

The “Whitehat” settings will help researchers to analyze network traffic from its mobile apps by dialling back security settings.

Preinstalled Android apps are harvesting and sharing your data

New research reveals that the bloatware preinstalled on many new Android phones could do far more than simply chew up your storage.

DragonEx exchange hacked, smoking ashes being raked over

“Part” of its assets have been retrieved, and they’ve got an address for a suddenly much plumper Bittrex wallet.