Sophos Naked Security Blog

Computer Security News, Advice and Research
  1. Mozilla has wiped 23 extensions from its directory of Firefox browser add-ons after finding what it says were inappropriate functions in the code.
  2. Subway and bus riders will be randomly scanned as the city becomes the first in the country to use the technology to thwart suicide bombers.
  3. Hundreds signed a letter raising concerns about the moral and ethical issues of Google helping China with its censorship.
  4. Virtually every desktop browser and adblocker can have its ad-tracking privacy or security bypassed by at least one software technique, a new study has found.
  5. From the 10-year jail sentence for not unlocking your phone and the teen who hacked Apple to Facebook's news feed hoax, and more!
  6. An Aussie high schooler pleaded guilty on Thursday to hacking Apple servers multiple times.
  7. For Intel and more than a billion computers with Intel CPUs, the microprocessor flaws just keep coming.
  8. The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era rules that outlined how to launch cyberattacks on other nations.
  9. An identity theft online dating scam led police to uncover texts that detailed the murder-for-hire plot.
  10. How to handle sextortion - where someone tries to blackmail you over your sexuality or sex life...

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