Security Tips & Talk

Today
A brief outage on Monday diverted traffic to providers such as Google and Cloudflare via China - was it a blunder or a hack? [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
There's no obvious executable payload in the attack but the attackers may be building a collection of websites and biding their time. [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Drug and immigration cops in the US are buying surveillance cameras to hide in streetlights and traffic barrels. [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Police say it's a felony, but a woman arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting says she doesn't even know how to remotely wipe. [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Earlier
A security researcher squoze 1,299,999 words into a single tweet, thanks to image metadata that Twitter doesn't remove. [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
O, that constant whirring noise? And the sky-high electricity bill? Why, it's those darn air conditioners and heaters! [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Researchers have stumbled on another large botnet that's been hijacking home routers while nobody was paying attention. [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Facebook has removed 14 million pieces of content dubbed likely to come from terrorists, as determined by new machine learning technology [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
Microsoft Windows 10 users were livid late last week after Microsoft mistakenly told them that their licenses were invalid. [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY
From the 'Martinelli' WhatsApp hoax to Facebook wanting to give your name to the weirdo next to you, and everything in between. Catch up with this and everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time! [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Sophos Naked Security Category: SECURITY