Sophos Naked Security Blog

Computer Security News, Advice and Research
  1. Were you one of the dozens of people who got a bizarre Twitter message yesterday? It's OK. It wasn't a disturbance in the Matrix.
  2. A serious bug in libssh could allow crooks to connect to your server - with no password requested or required. Here's what you need to know.
  3. José Rodríguez has demonstrated how an attacker with physical access to a device running iOS 12.0.1 can gain access to photos stored on it.
  4. Researchers concluded that passphrase requirements such as a 15-character minimum length deter the majority users from reusing them on other sites.
  5. He or she is selling off the databases by state. Kansas's voter database has already been sold and published, and Oregon is next up for sale.
  6. A security researcher found a publicly exposed Firebase data repository that was hardcoded in the dating app.
  7. Canberra’s US embassy accidentally exposed details of one of its more enticing get-togethers last week, featuring a cat in a Cookie Monster outfit.
  8. Last year, Symantec sold off its web certificate business. The new owners are reissuing certs for free - but there's a deadline looming!
  9. If, that is, your phone has updated to the Android 9 operating system, otherwise known as Pie. If so, say hi to the Titan chip!
  10. Wi-Fi enabled or not? Digital or analog? Here are the features to look for, and how to secure your baby monitor out of the box.

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