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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos
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Serious Security: Don’t let your SQL server attack you with ransomware

25 Květen, 2019 - 20:17
Tales from the honeypot: this time a MySQL-based attack. Old tricks still work, because we're still making old mistakes - here's what to do.

Any advance on $1.2m for this virus-infested netbook?

24 Květen, 2019 - 13:27
Can you ever call malware art? That question is now up for debate as a Chinese internet artist puts a laptop full of viruses up for auction.

Safari test points to a future with tracker-free ads

24 Květen, 2019 - 13:15
Apple thinks it has come up with a way for advertisers to track how well their ads are doing without compromising user privacy.

Batterygate news: Apple to warn users if iOS updates throttle iPhones

24 Květen, 2019 - 12:37
Competition regulators investigated Apple due to concerns that people were needlessly repairing or replacing slow phones.

Google Ad Exchange in data privacy probe

24 Květen, 2019 - 12:15
It was triggered by a complaint filed by Dr. Johnny Ryan, CPO of privacy-focused Brave browser, which is fighting Google's search domination.

Google stored some passwords in plaintext for 14 years

23 Květen, 2019 - 14:40
Nobody got at the subset of G Suite passwords, Google said, apologizing and saying that it's working to ensure this is an isolated incident.

Tor Browser for Android 8.5 offers mobile users privacy boost

23 Květen, 2019 - 13:39
After nine months of alpha testing, a stable release of the Tor browser for Android can now be downloaded from Google’s Play store or direct from the Project’s website.

Mozilla fixes bugs, improves privacy in latest Firefox release

23 Květen, 2019 - 12:40
Mozilla rolled out version 67 of its Firefox browser this week, fixing some security bugs and introducing a host of privacy features.

The city of Baltimore is being held hostage by ransomware

23 Květen, 2019 - 12:31
The mayor said no—for now—to paying 13 Bitcoins to (purportedly) unlock all seized systems. Manual rebuilding could take months.

Instagram data from 49 million accounts found lying around online

22 Květen, 2019 - 13:12
A security researcher has discovered a massive cache of data on millions of Instagram influencers, publicly accessible for everyone to see.

Some Androids don’t call 911 when you tell them to call an ambulance

22 Květen, 2019 - 12:52
Sometimes you get a list of ambulance companies, sometimes a blog post on when it's OK to call an ambulance.

Don’t break Windows 10 by deleting SID, Microsoft warns

22 Květen, 2019 - 12:44
Sometimes it's best not to tinker under the hood - especially when it comes to security IDs.

Hackers for hire – the good, the bad and the just-plain-scammers

22 Květen, 2019 - 11:48
Google & UC San Diego researchers found that only 5 of 27 hacker-for-hire services actually launched attacks against their targets.

Deep Packet Inspection a threat to net neutrality, say campaigners

21 Květen, 2019 - 15:28
Europe’s biggest ISPs and mobile operators are accused of undermining net neutrality rules and user privacy with their use of DPI.

Amnesty sues maker of Pegasus, the spyware let in by WhatsApp zero day

21 Květen, 2019 - 13:51
Amnesty International, which was sent the Pegasus spyware via a WhatsApp message, is seeking to stop NSO Group’s "web of surveillance."

Rats leave the sinking ship as hackers’ forum gets hacked

21 Květen, 2019 - 13:36
The OGUsers forum, which trades in hijacked social accounts, has been hacked, its hard drives wiped, and its user database published online.

WordPress plugin sees second serious security bug in six weeks

21 Květen, 2019 - 11:58
Researchers have uncovered another serious bug in WP Live Chat that could lead to the mass compromise of websites.

CEO told to hand back 757,000 fraudulently obtained IP addresses

20 Květen, 2019 - 15:24
A company accused of fraudulently obtaining 757,000 IPv4 addresses has been ordered to hand them back.

Brave browser concerned that Client Hints could be abused for tracking

20 Květen, 2019 - 15:09
Privacy-focused browser Brave has criticised an industry proposal it says would make browser fingerprinting easier.

Facebook bans accounts of fake news firm

20 Květen, 2019 - 13:59
It's not clear who paid Archimedes Group for its reality-warping campaigns, but it's clear disinformation is now a global scourge.