Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days – it's weekly roundup time.
Monday 12 August 2019
- Hacking 4G hotspots – when did you last update?
- Apple will hand out unlocked iPhones to vetted researchers
- Facebook facial recognition: class action suit gets court’s go ahead
- GDPR privacy can be defeated using right of access requests
Tuesday 13 August 2019
- Fake news doesn’t (always) fool mice
- Hacked devices can be turned into acoustic weapons
- Chrome Incognito mode detection fix busted by researchers
- Android users menaced by pre-installed malware
Wednesday 14 August 2019
- Patch time! Microsoft warns of new worm-ready RDP bugs
- Fortnite World Cup champion and family swatted while live streaming
- Coinbase explains background to June zero-day Firefox attack
- 4 ‘despicables’ jailed for running hidden worldwide child abuse forums
Thursday 15 August 2019
- Firefox fixes “master password” security bypass bug
- S2 Ep4: iPhone holes, Android malware and romance scams – Naked Security Podcast
- Serious flaws in six printer brands discovered, fixed
- ‘NULL’ license plate gets security researcher $12K in tickets
- Hacking forum spills rival’s 321,000 member database
- Facebook got humans to listen in on some Messenger voice chats
Friday 16 August 2019
- iPhone holes and Android malware – how to keep your phone safe
- Google removes option to disable Nest cams’ status light
- Police site DDoSer/bomb hoaxer caught after jeering on social media
- Microsoft won’t shift on AI recordings policy
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This week’s podcast
This week, host Anna Brading is joined by Paul Ducklin and Matt Boddy. They discuss how iPhone vulnerabilities have changed Apple’s attitude towards cybersecurity researchers [3’50”], the latest twist in romance scams where crooks are recruiting money mules via dating sites [12’43”], and malware in preinstalled apps on Android [26’09”].
As usual, we answer your questions on the show [39’43”] – this week: advice on how to get started in the cybersecurity industry, tips for securing your online life, and the thorny issue of whether mobile phones are making cybersecurity better or worse.
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