Latest news from Naked Security (2019/04/09)

Knock and don’t run: the tale of the relentless hackerbots

If you have an IoT device in your home, you could be receiving an average of 13 login attempts to these devices per minute, according to Matt Boddy’s latest research.

Chrome, Safari and Opera criticised for removing privacy setting

Forthcoming versions of the Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera are in the process of removing the ability to disable a long-ignored tracking feature called hyperlink auditing pings.

Airbnb says sorry after man detects hidden camera with network scan

His family of 7 was one network scan away from potentially being livestreamed by their host.

Hacker unlocks Samsung S10 with 3D-printed fingerprint

According to a video posted on the Imgur site Friday, it’s possible to bypass the biometrics on the new Galaxy S10 range using a 3D-printed fingerprint in minutes.

Fired sysadmin pleads guilty to doxxing five senators on Wikipedia

Cosko, 27, pleaded guilty to five counts including making public restricted personal information, computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice,

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/04/08)

Bootstrap supply chain attack is another attempt to poison the barrel

Somebody smuggled something bad into the vast third-party, open-source supply chain we all depend upon.

Microsoft lets Windows users off the update leash

Microsoft has announced some big changes that will finally give Windows users more control over updates and releases.

Firefox draws battle lines against push notification spam

Mozilla doesn’t yet know how to solve the problem of website push notification spam in the Firefox browser, but it’s working on it.

Myspace songs come back from the dead

It’s fewer than 1% of the 50 million songs and videos Myspace lost, but hey, it’s better than nothing!

Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

From a Russian GPS spoofing campaign to the Facebook apps leaking millions of records – it’s weekly roundup time.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/04/05)

Serious Security: GPS week rollover and the other sort of “zero day”

Tomorrow night, the GPS “earth clock” has a Y2K event – but here’s why you should be OK.

Patch now! Magento e-commerce sites targeted by SQLi attacks

If you’re a Magento admin, stop what you’re doing and patch now.

Hoax! Nope, hackers aren’t posting invisible sexual videos on your wall

A Facebook hoax from 2011 is doing the rounds again. Don’t fall for it, do something useful instead.

Nvidia patches severe bugs in edge computing modules

Nvidia has released 13 patches targeting two low-end embedded computing boards.

New law will punish social media companies for users’ violent content

Australian law makers have responded very quickly to the Christchurch shootings