Latest news from Naked Security (2018/05/02)

What’s so special about the SamSam ransomware? [VIDEO]

SamSam ransomware: fewer victims, but bigger disruption and a higher decryption price if you get caught. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

Medical devices vulnerable to KRACK Wi-Fi attacks

Some KRACKs still haven’t been papered over.

Volkswagen and Audi car infotainment systems hacked remotely

Researchers found a way into both cars through the Wi-Fi interface.

Firefox isn’t adding ads, it’s ‘sponsored content’

Mozilla promises all the revenue-generating analytics, none of the privacy-skewering.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/05/01)

Google Maps open redirect flaw abused by scammers

A bug in Google Maps has turned it into a better URL shortener for crooks than goo.gl

Twitter sold user data to Cambridge Analytica’s Aleksandr Kogan

The admission is part of an effort to explain how unlike Facebook Twitter is.

Surveillance watchdog learns that old domains never die

Keep your old domains, forever.

The hacker who broke into jail and had to stay for 7 years

Konrads Voits, who hacked his way into the county jail’s network to try and get his friend early release, is sentenced to 7 years in jail.

“SamSam” ransomware – a mean old dog with a nasty new trick

Ransomware is still about “pay up or your files get the chop.” But the crooks are learning how to squeeze you for larger sums of money…

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/04/30)

Google adds SSO verification check to G Suite

Last May, around one million Gmail and G Suite users using SAML single sign-on (SSO) were targeted by a clever type of phishing attack that Google seemed keen for everyone to know it had shut down within hours. The speed of response was reassuring but also, in another way, unnerving. What was going on that […]

YouTube snags millions of bad videos, but is it getting the right ones?

You don’t have to look far to find objectionable content

DNA in genealogy database leads to arrest of suspected serial killer

If one of your relatives uploads their DNA data, much of yours goes with it.

No, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t messaging you about winning a Facebook lottery

Beware lottery scams on Facebook and Instagram

Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

From Microsoft’s Google’s Project Zero deadline and how to set up Gmail’s prompt-based 2FA to the mysterious “double kill” IE zero-day, and more!