Latest news from Naked Security (2018/07/03)

Tool scrubs hidden tracking data from printed documents

Just because a document isn’t digital doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain metadata. Printed documents often have their own hidden details, and now German researchers have developed tools to help you scrub them clean.

Immigrant identity thief and ICE lawyer gets four years

A former high-ranking lawyer at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is going to jail for four years after stealing the identities of US immigrants.

Facebook gave certain companies special access to customer data

What do Mail.ru, Nissan, Spotify, and Nike have in common? They were all afforded temporary extensions to access private Facebook data API.

Typeform data breach hits thousands of survey accounts

Survey company Typeform has admitted suffering a breach caused by attackers downloading a “partial backup” of its customer data.

Fake Bitcoin exchange traps drug dealers on the dark web

You never know who you’ll meet on the dark web. In the case of one money laundering operation, it turned out to be Homeland Security agents.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/07/02)

Brave adds Tor to reinvent anonymous browsing

The Brave privacy browser has added another feature to bolster its blossoming anti-surveillance credentials – the ability to use the Tor anonymity system by launching a tab.

Second former Equifax staffer charged with insider trading

In another entry for the ‘what were they thinking’ file, a second former Equifax executive has been charged with insider trading in advance of the company’s massive data breach announcement last September.

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

From the Linux distro hacked on GitHub and Facebook and Google’s manipulation of us with “dark patterns” to the security camera footage sent to the wrong person, and more!

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/29)

Facebook and Google accused of manipulating us with “dark patterns”

Privacy advocates are concerned that tech giants are using design patterns that discourage us from exercising our rights to privacy.

Linux distro hacked on GitHub, “all code considered compromised”

Gentoo Linux has been hacked, with “all code considered compromised” on GitHub – fortunately, the master repository is safe.

The Ticketmaster breach – what happened and what to do

40,000 Ticketmaster customers in the UK and beyond were definitely affected – for the rest of us, maybe change that password anyway…

Windows 10 security can be bypassed by Settings page weakness

The file type used by Windows 10’s settings page can be used to trick Windows into running files it’s supposed to block.