New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data

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Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license

Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license l33tdawg Mon, 08/19/2019 – 01:13 more…

Digital Parenting: How to Keep the Peace with Your Kids Online

Simply by downloading the right combination of apps, parents can now track their child’s location 24/7, monitor their same social conversations, and inject their thoughts into their lives in a split second. To a parent, that’s called safety. To kids, it’s considered maddening. Kids are making it clear that parents armed with apps are overstepping […] more…

Iowa Grocery Chain Investigating Possible Hack of Payment Processing Systems

A West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocery chain that also operates restaurants, fuel-pumps and drive-thru coffee shops is warning its customers about a security incident involving some of its payment card systems.  read more more…

Apple Sues Corellium Over Security Research Tool

Apple has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Florida-based virtualization company Corellium for creating “perfect replicas” of iOS that can be used for security research and other purposes. read more more…

iPhone holes and Android malware – how to keep your phone safe

Watch the latest Naked Security Live video for our non-technical tips to improve your online safety, whichever type of phone you prefer. more…

Uganda Slams Report Huawei Helped Spy on Opposition Leader

Uganda on Friday denied a report that employees of Chinese telecom giant Huawei had aided a domestic spying operation targeting pop star turned opposition icon Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Huawei technicians helped Ugandan authorities use spyware to intercept Wine’s Skype and WhatsApp communications. read more more…

Many Users Don’t Change Unsafe Passwords After Being Warned: Google

Google has shared some interesting data collected by the company from users of its Password Checkup extension for Chrome. read more more…

Adware Posing as 85 Photography and Gaming Apps on Google Play Installed Over 8 Million Times

The mobile platform is ubiquitous — enabling users to make online transactions, run their everyday lives, or even use it in the workplace. It’s no surprise that fraudsters and cybercriminals would want to cash in on it. Delivering adware, for example, enables them to monetize affected devices while attempting to be innocuous. And while they […] more…

Sherlock in the SOC: Leveraging Security Knowledge in a Behavior-Based Approach

“There is a strong family resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can’t unravel the thousand and first.” read more more…

Cybersecurity Has Become a Political Issue for Americans, Survey Shows

Americans have a pragmatic view towards cybersecurity. For example, while 86% believe that paying ransoms merely encourages more attacks, 70% accept that when organizations do pay, it is because they had no choice. But politicians should consider: 87% believe that cybersecurity should be a top priority for government, but only 51% believe it is currently […] more…

Google removes option to disable Nest cams’ status light

It’s more of a “post-purchase middle finger” to customers than a privacy plus, say some outraged users who use the cams to catch crooks. more…

Police site DDoSer/bomb hoaxer caught after jeering on social media

He called in bomb hoaxes days after the Manchester Arena murders, DDoSed police sites when they investigated him, then taunted via Twitter. more…

Microsoft won’t shift on AI recordings policy

Microsoft may have been caught red-handed letting contractors listen to sensitive conversations with its AI, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to stop. more…

Best antivirus software: 10 top tools

The AV-TEST Institute recently tested the most popular Windows 10 client antivirus products on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability. Five of the 18 products tested earned a perfect rating of 6 for each of those criteria: F-Secure PSB Computer Protection Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security Kaspersky Lab Small Business Security Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud […] more…

The best and worst of Black Hat 2019

Security experts as rock stars You could be forgiven for expecting a rock band to take the stage. The arena filled with people. Laser lights danced across the assembled throng. A bass back-beat thumped somewhere mysterious. A mighty roar from the speakers while this reporter fumbled for earplugs, a moment too late. A man took […] more…

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