Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/16)

Food writer Jack Monroe loses at least £5,000 in SIM-swap fraud

Her accounts were drained in spite of using 2FA, showing that SIM swaps can still circumvent what’s a good security tool.

Pitney Bowes and Groupe M6 join ransomware’s victim list

Two more large organisations find themselves struggling after a ransomware attack…

Microsoft lets Xbox users censor what messages they see

Xbox gamers: fed up with seeing profanity in messages from other gamers? Microsoft has you covered.

#FacebookLockout: Users who report fake/scam accounts locked out

Users report bad accounts, got presented with a request to verify ID, couldn’t upload said ID, and got frozen out.

Watch out for this latest LinkedIn phish that’s ‘sent’ by a friend

We recently showed you how crooks rip off social networking passwords – here’s what they do with stolen accounts.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/15)

Update now! Windows users targeted by iTunes Software Updater zero-day

The flaw is a rare ‘unquoted path class’ described as “so thoroughly documented that you would expect programmers to be well aware…” But that’s not the case.

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency loses all but one payment company

Gone: Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Mercado Pago. Of six payments firms first involved in Libra, just one, PayU, remains.

Apple says Tencent isn’t snooping on your browsing habits

Apple was quick to allay user concerns this weekend after someone spotted that it was working with Chinese company Tencent to check its users’ website requests for malicious URLs.

350+ hackers hunt down missing people in first such hackathon

Organizers said 100 leads were generated every 10 minutes by contestants using OSINT – open-source intelligence such as online searches.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/10/14)

Stalker found pop star by searching eyes’ reflections on Google Maps

A man confessed to stalking and attacking a young pop star by zooming in on the reflections in her eyes from selfies.

Soldering spy chips inside firewalls is now a cheap hack, shows researcher

The tiny ATtiny85 chip doesn’t look like the next big cyberthreat facing the world, but sneaking one on to a firewall motherboard would be bad news for security were it to happen.

Computing enthusiast cracks ancient Unix code

Old passwords never die… they just become easier to decode.

Hacker wants $300 for 250,000 records stolen from sex worker site

In spite of prostitution being legal in the Netherlands, this could lead to the same type of blackmail attempts/suicide from Ashley Madison.

Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

From hackers bypassing 2FA to an Android zero day Google thought it had fixed – get yourself up to date with everything we’ve written in the last seven days. It’s weekly roundup time.

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