Latest news from Naked Security (2019/07/08)

Researchers hack VR worlds

Hackers just infiltrated virtual reality, enabling them to manipulate users’ immersive 3D worlds.

Privacy and security risks as Sign In with Apple tweaks Open ID protocol

An open letter from the OpenID Foundation says that Apple introduced potential risks when it diverged from the OpenID Connect protocol.

ISPs call Mozilla ‘Internet Villain’ for promoting DNS privacy

ISPA has shortlisted Mozilla for the sort of award that, on the face of it, no tech company should be keen to win – 2019’s Internet Villain.

New Year’s eve gaming DDoSer lulz himself into a 27-month sentence

Back in 2014, @DerpTrolling said he attacked sites simply based on requests from people who tweeted suggested targets.

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

From RDP BlueKeep’s message for admins to Medtronic’s recall of hackable insulin pumps – and everything in between.

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

5 tips to stay secure on social media

Social media isn’t for everyone, but lots of us love it – so here’s how to be in it and win it.

OpenPGP experts targeted by long-feared ‘poisoning’ attack

Somebody out there has taken a big dislike to Robert J. Hansen (‘rjh’) and Daniel Kahn Gillmor (‘dkg’), two well-regarded experts in the specialised world of OpenPGP email encryption.

Bitcoin eats as much energy as Switzerland

That’s around seven gigawatts, equal to 0.21% of the world’s supply: as much power as generated by seven Dungeness nuclear power plants.

Mannequin Challenge videos teach computers to see

An internet craze could change the way computers see, thanks to research published by Google.

Deepfake revenge porn now a crime in Virginia

It’s the first state to enact a deepfakes ban, but it’s not going to be the last: laws are being considered in many other states.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/07/04)

Why are they “smart” locks if more money buys you less security?

Smart locks are cool and useful – but they are also a great reminder that cybersecurity is all about value, not cost.

Open Sesame! Zipato’s smart hub hacked to open front doors

The Zipato controller has three critical security flaws which could be used together by hackers to open your home’s doors for you, according to researchers.

Facebook’s down-ranking those ‘miracle cure’ health posts we all hate

Clickbait health/nutrition posts will sink in page rankings due to two ranking updates, Facebook announced.

Facebook should put a stop to Libra for now, says Congress

Could Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency undermine the security of the global financial ecosystem?

TikTok investigated (again) over how it handles children’s data and safety

It’s already gotten hit with the biggest-ever US child privacy fine, and now it might be facing a fine for GDPR violations.