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Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

16 Červenec, 2018 - 11:52
From the Linux community with malware woes and Google's new nuisance call screening to the viral airplane romance that should worry us all, and more!

Sextortion scam knows your password, but don’t fall for it

13 Červenec, 2018 - 13:48
The scam emails claim to have compromising video of you, and back it up by showing you one of your passwords.

Facebook ordered to let grieving mother in to dead daughter’s account

13 Červenec, 2018 - 12:46
The girl's parents want access to her account to see if her death was the result of cyberbullying.

Linux, malware and data breaches – what can we learn? [VIDEO]

13 Červenec, 2018 - 12:23
We think Gentoo Linux did a good job in a bad situation following its recent malware invasion, and we can all learn something from that.

“Bitcoins for cash in bags” trader gets 12 months in prison

12 Červenec, 2018 - 20:06
This former stockbroker dealt with murky clients, including one she knew only as "David", aka "Pirate Sh*t".

Your Google phone will soon screen nuisance calls

12 Červenec, 2018 - 13:34
Google is reportedly adding a new feature to its phone app that will please phone users - built-in screening for nuisance callers.

Hackers break into newswire services, trade on what they find

12 Červenec, 2018 - 13:23
Some financially-motivated hackers go straight for the money, but others take a more circuitous route, going after information that they can use for profit. That’s what criminals convicted this week did until they were caught in 2015, earning millions in ill-gotten gains.

Default router password leads to spilled military secrets

12 Červenec, 2018 - 12:58
The hacker tried selling the US military files for $150 on the dark web, but only undercover analysts paid any attention.

Snakes on a plane! (Stuffed inside a hard drive)

12 Červenec, 2018 - 12:24
When we talk about worms and viruses on your hard drive, we ain't talking ball python. Usually. TSA caught the "organic mass" in screening.

Another Linux community with malware woes

11 Červenec, 2018 - 15:51
Arch Linux user repository altered to host malware, Arch maintainers say they're "surprised it doesn't happen more often".

Update Flash (and Adobe Acrobat) now!

11 Červenec, 2018 - 15:12
Flash: "I've got a critical vulnerability." Acrobat: "hold my beer..."

Apple and Google questioned by Congress over user tracking

11 Červenec, 2018 - 12:29
Inquiring lawmakers' minds want to know, for one thing, whether our mobile phones are actually listening to our conversations.

Facebook stares down barrel of $660,000 fine over data slurping

11 Červenec, 2018 - 02:32
The UK privacy regulator has fired a £0.5M shot across Facebook's bows in the looks-set-to-go-on-for-ages "Cambridge Analytica" saga

Think that bitcoins and a VPN keep you anonymous? Think again…

10 Červenec, 2018 - 15:59
A popular cryptowallet service has advised users of the Hola VPN to shift their funds to replacement accounts after an alleged hack.

Why the airplane romance that went viral should worry everyone

10 Červenec, 2018 - 14:45
Covert footage taken of two strangers on a plane went viral as people mooned over The Lovebirds In The Air (And Mucho Spying) Affair.

Woman scams scammer, incriminates self in the process

10 Červenec, 2018 - 14:21
"This is SO NOT my ripped-off laptop," the scammer must have thought when the scammer-scammer sent a package of magazines instead.

Gas thieves remotely pwn pump with mysterious device

10 Červenec, 2018 - 14:17
In broad daylight, over the course of about 90 minutes, thieves somehow remotely froze pump software and stole 600 gallons of gas.

Privates on parade: fitness tracker app reveals sensitive user details

10 Červenec, 2018 - 13:11
Another online fitness tracking app - Polar Flow - is giving up sensitive information. But this time, it's revealing the names and home locations of government personnel.

Your social media memories may have been compromised

9 Červenec, 2018 - 16:42
Remember that "digital nostalgia" app you installed years ago? You may have forgotten it, but it hasn't forgotten you!

What sensitive data is lurking on your old SD card?

9 Červenec, 2018 - 15:49
SD cards - those tiny devices that go into your camera or tablet - may be small, but they can hold a lot of revealing information.