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Monday 5 August 2019
- Google and Apple suspend contractor access to voice recordings
- Hackers exploit SMS gateways to text millions of US numbers
- FileZilla fixes show how far we’ve come since Heartbleed
Tuesday 6 August 2019
- Baldr malware unpicked with a little help from crooks’ bad opsec
- NVIDIA patches high-severity bugs in Windows GPUs and SHIELD
- Fake Dell support rep admits to talking US colleges out of $874,000
- GitHub ‘encourages’ hacking, says lawsuit following Capital One breach
- Attackers ransom bookseller’s exposed MongoDB database
Wednesday 7 August 2019
- Don’t let the crooks ‘borrow’ your home router as a hacking server
- Scammers recruiting money mules on dating sites is on the rise, says FBI
- Don’t fall for fake Equifax settlement sites, warns FTC
- Banking PINs exposed in Monzo secure storage slip-up
- Latest Android patches fix critical ‘QualPwn’ Wi-Fi flaws
Thursday 8 August 2019
- Update your iPhone – remote control holes revealed by researchers
- Twitter may have shared your data with its ad partners without your permission
- Cisco 220 Series Smart Switch owners told to apply urgent patch
- More than 2m AT&T phones illegally unlocked by bribed insiders
- S2 Ep3: Ransomware, surveillance and data theft – Naked Security Podcast
- Microsoft puts another nail in VBScript coffin
Friday 9 August 2019
- Blackmailed for Bitcoin – exchange rebuffs $3.5m ransom demand
- Instagram boots ad partner for location tracking and scraping stories
- Parents, it’s time to delete Pet Chat from your child’s LeapPad
- Your Skype Translator calls may be heard by humans
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This week’s podcast
In series 2, episode 3, host Anna Brading talks to Ben Jones, Paul Ducklin and Mark Stockley. Duck gives a short cybersecurity-flavoured eulogy for his father, who died last week [1’10”]; we lament the woeful state of stock imagery in the cybersecurity industry [3’27”]; Ben tells you how to keep the crooks out of your home network [8’21”]; we discuss whether the government should be able to read our private messages or not [18’10”]; and Mark shares the latest research from Sophos about the Baldr malware and the cybercrooks behind it [29’15”].
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