Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/27)

WPA3 is here but how will it make Wi-Fi more secure?

New Wi-Fi security standards don’t come along very often but the Wi-Fi Alliance has just formally launched one, Wi-Fi Protected Access 3, or WPA3.

Man travels across world to attack online friend, shot by girl’s mum

She somehow allowed an online “friend” to get hold of her address – with a tragic outcome.

US authorities now need warrant for your cellphone location data

Privacy activists scored a legal victory this week after the Supreme Court ruled it unlawful for law enforcement and federal agencies to access cellphone location records without a warrant.

Woman ruined, sent death threats after #PermitPatty shaming video goes viral

The latest subject in a string of online shaming incidents was scrabbling to make amends this week as her business life fell apart and the death threats flooded in.

“Safer hops for email” – EFF’s plan to cut down on email snooping

STARTTLS is the email command that switches into encrypted mode. EFF just announced “STARTTLS Everyhere” to get everyone on board…

Mozilla tests new Firefox Privacy Monitor tool

Mozilla’s enthusiasm for Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? service has cranked up a level with the news it plans to integrate its breach checking into a new tool called Privacy Monitor.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/26)

Why Bitcoin’s about to give up one of its closely guarded secrets

Roll up, roll up, the Bitcoin Core developers are finally set to reveal the cryptocurrency’s alert key.

Money-eating cash machine RAT gobbles $17,500

RAT may be short for Remote Access Trojan, but the word also refers to a well-known type of rodent…

School facial recognition system sparks privacy concerns

A New York school district is hoping to use technology to make its children safer. But not everyone is happy about it.

Facebook sends weekly app emails to wrong people

In another one of those privacy hiccups Facebook is making a habit of lately, the company has admitted accidentally copying some weekly app developer emails to the wrong recipients.

Terrible passwords outlawed in Microsoft’s new Azure tool

Azure AD Password Protection prevents users from setting a password from the company’s list of 500 most common and easily-guessed examples.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/06/25)

Nintendo Switch hackers show hacking for mischief is alive and well

Think today’s hackers are only motivated by money? Think again. In the gaming world, there’s plenty of hacks-for-lulz on display.

Brave browser starts feeding ads to willing guinea pigs

Hands up who wants to sign up to receive advertising as they browse the internet? Probably no-one, and yet that’s exactly what the new Brave browser is asking its users to do.

The WannaCrypt ransomware scam – what you need to know [PODCAST]

A hoax about ransomware called “WannaCrypt” has been widely spammed out. But is an attack of this sort technically possible?

Internet shut down in Algeria to stop exam cheats

It’s exam time again, and aside from panic and caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, that can only mean one thing: A lot of people are getting their internet shut off.

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

From the “world’s worst” smart padlock to the Dark Web drug dealer betrayed by his beard – catch up with everything we wrote last week.

iPhone pwned? Researcher says he can unlock iOS without running out of tries

A security researcher says he’s found a way to guess iPhone lock codes without getting blocked after 10 mistakes.