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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos
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Australians who won’t unlock their phones could face 10 years in jail

4 hodiny 7 min zpět
The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals’ data. If they can’t, it would jail people for up to a decade if they refuse to unlock their phones.

Sacramento admits to tracking welfare recipients’ license plates

4 hodiny 23 min zpět
For 2 years, welfare investigators used a huge database of automated license plate reader images to sniff out fraud, without audit or policy.

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is dictating tweets from prison

4 hodiny 44 min zpět
The family of "Dread Pirate Roberts" got him an account and is typing in, word for word, his tweets, including his hope for Trump's clemency.

Bogus journals being used to publish fake science

4 hodiny 56 min zpět
What's worse than fake news? Fake science - published in legitimate looking journals.

Google is tracking your location, even when the setting is turned off

15 Srpen, 2018 - 20:45
Shock! It appears Google can track the location of anyone using some of its apps on Android or iPhone even when they’ve told it not to.

Beware! ‘Porn’ scam uses your phone number to blackmail you

15 Srpen, 2018 - 18:34
Last month the crooks were throwing old passwords into their scams to make you sit up and take notice. Now it's phone numbers.

Are your Android apps listening to you?

15 Srpen, 2018 - 14:59
This simple setup will help you discover if your apps are listening in on you.

Your smart air conditioner could contribute to mass power outages

15 Srpen, 2018 - 14:20
Researchers call the scenario BlackIoT: an IoT botnet of high-wattage devices that could crash the power grid.

FBI warns of choreographed ATM drainage

15 Srpen, 2018 - 13:09
This type of multinational ATM cashout could drain cash machines of millions within the span of hours.

Apple Mac “zero day” hack lets you sneakily click [OK]

14 Srpen, 2018 - 16:20
A security researcher revisited an old bug of his that Apple had patched, made a blunder - and found the old bug was still there after all.

Pacemaker controllers still vulnerable 18 months after flaws reported

14 Srpen, 2018 - 13:32
A popular brand of heart pacemaker is still vulnerable to compromise more than a year and a half after the company that makes them was told of weaknesses in its security, researchers have claimed.

Police body cameras open to attack

14 Srpen, 2018 - 12:42
A security researcher has revealed that police body cameras could put evidence - and even police officers themselves - at risk.

11-year-old shows it’s child’s play to mess with elections

14 Srpen, 2018 - 12:07
It took him less than 10 minutes to change election results on a replica of Florida's state website.

Facebook news feed changes – it’s a hoax!

14 Srpen, 2018 - 11:55
One scoop of "copy & paste to screw with the algorithm" between two slices of "limiting news feed posts to 25 friends". A baloney sandwich!

How a cryptocurrency-destroying bug almost didn’t get reported

13 Srpen, 2018 - 18:03
A researcher recently revealed how he found a bug that could have brought the fourth largest cryptocurrency to its knees – and how he was almost unable to report it.

Siri is listening to you, but she’s NOT spying, says Apple

13 Srpen, 2018 - 14:55
Apple's working to keep iPhones from eavesdropping on us, through privacy policies, short buffer windows, local storage, and app review.

Feds indict 12 for allegedly buying iPhones on other people’s dimes

13 Srpen, 2018 - 14:43
They allegedly hacked into phone accounts, convinced retailers they were who they weren't, and upgraded to shiny new gadgets for small fees.

In-flight satellite comms vulnerable to remote attack, researcher finds

13 Srpen, 2018 - 14:11
On a journey between Madrid and Copenhagen, researcher Ruben Santamarta decided to use Wireshark to study the aircraft’s in-flight Wi-Fi.

Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

13 Srpen, 2018 - 11:04
From the unpopular Windows 10 updates and the Snapchat source code leaked on GitHub to the 'unhackable' BitFi hardware that got hacked, and more!

How one man could have hacked every Mac developer (73% of them, anyway)

10 Srpen, 2018 - 14:49
An inadvertently exposed login key could have spelled cybersecurity disaster for the Homebrew project, beloved of Mac developers everywhere.