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.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/04/30)

Android users: watch out for this fake address bar trick

When is an address bar not an address bar? When it’s a fake.

Securing edge devices – how to keep the crooks out of your network

The Good Guys from the Cyber Threat Alliance just published a report to help you keep the Bad Guys out of your network

Docker breach of 190,000 users exposes lack of two-factor authentication

The containerisation platform has asked 190k users to change their passwords after hackers gained access to a database of personal data.

Facebook under investigation for harvesting 1.5m users’ contact lists

For years, Facebook asked some new users for email passwords, then grabbed their contacts without consent (or any way to stop the process).

Man posing as Hollywood superstar scams woman out of a ‘fortune’

She must have been star-struck, she said, after the fraudster hid behind the Fast & Furious star’s photo and reached out from a fan page.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/04/29)

NIST tool boosts chances of finding dangerous software flaws

NIST thinks it has reached an important milestone in complex software testing with something called Combinatorial Coverage Measurement (CCM).

Cryptocurrency giants in $850m fraud allegations

The New York Attorney General has accused major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether of an $850m fraud.

Cops need warrant for both location history and phone pinging, says judge

It’s one of the first location data privacy cases to grapple with the warrant and surveillance implications of the Carpenter decision.

Piracy streaming apps are stuffed with malware

Researchers have found that hackers are exploiting vulnerable piracy streaming devices to steal credit card data or rope them into botnets.

Monday review – the hot 17 stories of the week

From DNS over HTTPS to Microsoft’s expiration policy – and everything in between. It’s weekly roundup time.