Latest news from Naked Security (2019/02/14)

What’s behind this 1,000-character phishing URL?

Bleeping Computer learned of a strange phishing campaign which uses an unusually long URL – but why?

Apple App Store stuffed with hardcore porn and gambling apps

The apps, which violate content policies, got in there via the same Enterprise Certificate program that Facebook and Google exploited.

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year

317 researchers from 78 countries turned 2018 into a worldwide bug-crunching spree.

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users.

Top tips for Valentine’s Day – and the rest of the year! [VIDEO]

Our top tips for Valentine’s Day and beyond – all in just 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/02/13)

Another flaw found in macOS Mojave’s privacy protection

Ever since Apple announced enhanced privacy protection for macOS Mojave 10.14 last September, a dedicated band of researchers has been poking away at it looking for security flaws. Here’s another.

Evil USB O.MG Cable opens up Wi-Fi to remote attacks

… and enables de-authenticaton attacks that could knock targeted systems off the Wi-Fi and onto one of these nefarious cables.

Ep. 019 – Android holes, iOS screengrabbing and USB poo [PODCAST]

Here’s the latest Naked Security podcast – enjoy!

620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web

Some of the breaches are new, while some were reported last year. The sites include MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, Whitepages and more.

Security firm beats Adobe by patching reader flaw first

Adobe has patched a flaw that enabled attackers to slurp a user’s network authentication details – but not before someone else patched it first.

Latest news from Naked Security (2019/02/12)

Linux container bug could eat your server from the inside – patch now!

Crooks could take over your network thanks to a critical bug in a popular Linux containerisation toolkit… here’s what you need to know.

Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Russia’s major ISPs plan to temporarily disconnect servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world.

Apple sued for ‘forcing’ 2FA on accounts

Time is money, baby: Jay Brodsky claims that Apple’s 2FA “intermeddling” takes minutes out of his day, causing “economic loss.”

Kids as young as eight falling victim to online predators

A UK children’s charity has found that children as young as eight are being sexually exploited online via social media.

Brave browser explains Facebook whitelist to concerned users

Brave is playing down fears after the revelation of what looked like a whitelist in its code allowing it to communicate with Facebook.

Facebook defends gun-law loophole firm as “political advertisers”

Concealed Online, the third biggest “political advertiser” on Facebook, touts the Virginia loophole, granting concealed weapons permits.