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).

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/05/02)

World Password Day – what (NOT!) to do

Yeah, yeah, yeah… we really ought to get around to picking proper passwords for everything – and here’s why!

DHS policies allow unlimited, warrantless device search

Newly revealed policies show border agents can search devices for pretty much any reason, including if some other agency asked them to.

Is a sticky label the answer to the IoT’s security problems?

How can IoT security be improved? The UK Government just published new details of its surprising and unfashionable answer.

Extortionists leak data of huge firms after IT provider refuses to pay

The data was published after “Boris Bullet-Dodger” failed to get Citycomp to cough up.

US Government halves deadline for applying critical patches to 15 days

US federal agencies must fix their security bugs twice as quickly under new rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/05/01)

Keeping your data safe when traveling

Our data is especially vulnerable when we ourselves are too: at border crossings and when in unfamiliar environments.

Millions of consumer smart devices exposed by serious security flaw

This IoT software flaw could render millions of consumer devices, including baby monitors and webcams, open to remote discovery and hijack.

Diabetics are hunting down obsolete insulin pumps with a security flaw

The flaw makes it possible to overwrite the devices’ programming and insert an algorithm that turns them into artificial pancreases.

Mystery database exposes data on 80 million US households

Put on your detective hat – the researchers who found it say it’s full of people’s data, but not who it belongs to.

Crooks using hacked Microsoft email accounts to steal cryptocurrency

Hacked Microsoft email accounts are being used by criminals to compromise victims’ cryptocurrency exchange accounts and empty their funds.