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Malicious npm package taken down after Microsoft warning – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Criminals have been caught trying to sneak a malicious package on to the popular Node.js platform npm (Node Package Manager). The problem package, 1337qq-js, was uploaded to npm on 31 December, after which it was downloaded at least 32 times according to figures from npm-stat. According […]

Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game… – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Here’s some goodish news: the Snake ransomware seems to have made the news last week on account of its name rather than its prevalence. Because, well, SNAKE! Like most ransomware, Snake doesn’t touch your operating system files and programs, so your computer will still boot up, […]

Is the Y2K bug alive after all? – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Right at the end of 2019, we wrote about the “decade-ending Y2K bug that wasn’t” in a serious article with a humorous side. In that article, we described a perennial “gotcha” facing Java programmers faced with the simple task of printing out the year. If you […]

YouTube to treat all kid-aimed videos like they’re COPPA-liable – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrist-slapped Google for flagrantly, illegally sucking up kids’ data so it could target them with ads. On Monday, as part of its agreement with the FTC and the New York attorney general over violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy […]

What a decade! Our baddest stories and biggest lessons, year by year… – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Here they are: the baddest stories and the biggest lessons, from 2010 to 2019. From a totally made-up hoax that shocked the world, through a social networking app that promised what it couldn’t deliver, to a larger-than life cybercelebrity who was busted in a military-scale takedown […]

What’s behind Putin’s old-school operating system? – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans When it comes to computing, Vladimir Putin is old-school. Reports surfaced this week that the president of Russia is still using Windows XP as his primary operating system. Photos released by the 67-year-old world leader’s press service showed the operating system, released in 2001, running on […]

December Patch Tuesday blunts WizardOpium attack chain – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans December 2019’s Patch Tuesday updates are out, and for the most part, it’s the usual undemanding Christmas load for admins to browse through. All told, there are 36 CVE-level vulnerabilities, seven of which are marked ‘critical’, 27 important, and one each for low and moderate. Predictably, […]

Facebook will target ads based on your Oculus VR data – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Exploring District 06 in Boneworks with your Oculus virtual reality (VR) rig? WATCH OUT!!!!! It’s jam-packed with traps, obstacles, Nullmen zombies who’ll attack you on sight, and now, thanks to the zuckerborgians, you’re going to be stalked: followed right out of the virtual experience and into […]

Pressure mounts for federal privacy law with second bill – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Pressure is gathering for a federal privacy law in the US with the introduction of a second bill that would protect consumer data. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell not only outlines strict privacy and security rules, but also establishes a […]

Naked Security needs an intern! Here’s how to apply – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We are looking for a student to join our team for a 12-month internship at our Abingdon, UK, headquarters. If you’re currently studying marketing, business or another relevant field, and have strong written, project management and organisational skills, we want you! As part of the Content […]

OneCoin crypto-scam lawyer found guilty of worldwide $400m fraud – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Florida lawyer who boasted of making “50 by 50” – as in, $50m by the age of 50 – is now facing a potential 50+ years behind bars for money laundering and lying to banks about funds flowing from OneCoin, a cryptocoin Ponzi scheme that […]

Official Monero site delivers malicious cash-grabbing wallet – Naked Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans On 18 November, somebody swapped out the legitimate command line wallet binaries for the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency and replaced them with software that stole users’ funds. The malicious versions of the Linux and Windows binaries were first spotted by a user on Monday who noticed that […]