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Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

15 Říjen, 2018 - 13:17
From the WhatsApp hack to the world's most expensive USB stick, and everything in between. Catch up with everything we've written in the last 7 days - it's weekly roundup time.

What Kanye West can teach us about passcodes

12 Říjen, 2018 - 16:00
Pulling out an iPhone XS to show the assembled throng a picture of the hydrogen-powered aircraft that “our president should be flying in,” West casually unlocked it using the passcode ‘000000’.

35 state attorneys general tell FCC to pull the plug on robocalls

12 Říjen, 2018 - 15:10
The AGs want the FCC to adopt SHAKEN and STIR.

Experian credit-freeze PINs could be revealed by a simple trick

12 Říjen, 2018 - 14:28
The credit bureaus' struggles with PINs continue...

Payment skimmers sneaking on to websites via third party code

12 Říjen, 2018 - 13:40
Whatever Magecart is, it’s been blamed for several high-profile payment card breaches this summer.

Instagram tests sharing your location history with Facebook

11 Říjen, 2018 - 15:47
Instagram is testing Facebook Location History - which allows the tracking of precise locations from your device - in its app.

Millions at risk from default webcam passwords

11 Říjen, 2018 - 15:45
Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co.,Ltd (Xiongmai), the Chinese manufacturer that made many of the devices left vulnerable to Mirai, is back with another vulnerability that puts millions of devices across the world at risk yet again.

Jailbroken PS4 seller sued by Sony

11 Říjen, 2018 - 15:36
The consoles allegedly sold on eBay by the California man were packed with over 60 pirated games.

Update now! Microsoft fixes 49 bugs, 12 are critical

11 Říjen, 2018 - 13:05
Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday update made its scheduled appearance on Tuesday with fixes for 49 security flaws across its family of products, 12 of which are listed as ‘critical’.

How a WhatsApp call could have taken over your phone

10 Říjen, 2018 - 16:36
A WhatsApp buffer overflow that crashed your phone due to audio data sent by a caller meant that just answering a call could spell trouble.

Google+ wakes up to what the rest of us already knew

10 Říjen, 2018 - 13:17
Google's closing down the platform nobody uses and might face a class-action lawsuit over a G+ spawned breach it took 7 months to report.

291 records breached per second in first half of 2018

10 Říjen, 2018 - 13:11
Over 4.5 billion data records were breached in the first half of this year, according to Gemalto's Breach Level Index released this week.

Cyber tormentor leaves a trail that lands him 17.5 years

10 Říjen, 2018 - 13:04
Ryan S. Lin pleaded guilty to cyberstalking, distribution of child abuse imagery, hoax bomb threats, computer fraud and abuse, and ID theft.

Airport mislays world’s most expensive USB stick

10 Říjen, 2018 - 11:54
In October 2017, a member of the public found a USB stick containing a trove of data on security systems and procedures at one of the world’s busiest airports.

Apple and Amazon hacked by China? Here’s what to do (even if it’s not true)

9 Říjen, 2018 - 16:07
Are major US companies really under attack from Chinese "zombie microchips" - and what should we do, whether it's true or not?

Microsoft hits the brakes on latest Windows 10 update – what to do

9 Říjen, 2018 - 15:18
Microsoft has paused the Windows 10 October 2018 update while it investigates reports of deleted profiles and missing files.

Don’t fall for the Facebook ‘2nd friend request’ hoax

9 Říjen, 2018 - 14:18
Cloned accounts are a real thing, but this viral message isn't. Don't forward it!

Hey Portal, what’s that Facebook device in my kitchen?

9 Říjen, 2018 - 13:40
The company that wants to move fast and break things is moving in!

Google ramps up G Suite protections against government-backed attacks

9 Říjen, 2018 - 13:19
Security alerts become opt-out by default from 10 October because so few admins opted in.

Unpatched routers bad, doubly unpatched routers worse – much, much worse!

8 Říjen, 2018 - 16:58
Two bugs can be four times the trouble! If you missed the last Microtik router patch, you're at risk, but if you're *two* patches behind ...