Naked Security - Sophos

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Mozilla turns off “Firefox Send” following malware abuse reports

Sadly, the easier and safer you make your file sharing service, the more attractive it becomes to the crooks.

Kinda sorta weakened version of EARN IT Act creeps closer

Critics say the amended bill that's headed for a full Senate hearing still threatens encryption, albeit less blatantly.

Company web names hijacked via outdated cloud DNS records

Why hack into a server when you can just send vistors to a fake alternative instead?

Flashy Nigerian Instagram star extradited to US to face BEC charges

It's a short jump from a Rolls Royce ride to extradition from the UAE. Goodbye, Dubai, goodbye, Palazzo Versace, hello, Chicago jail cell.

Boston bans government use of facial recognition

To help end systemic racism, we'll stay away from an error-prone technology that's been shown to have racial bias, the city council said.

Monday review – the hot 11 stories of the week

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Facebook hoaxes back in the spotlight – what to tell your friends

At the risk of giving you a feeling of déjà vu all over again, it's time to talk about Facebook hoaxes once more.

Google buys AR smart-glasses company North

They're not surveillance spectacles, says Google, just a piece in the jigsaw of "ambient computing", where helpfulness is all around you.

MongoDB ransom threats step up from blackmail to full-on wiping

Still thinking "the crooks probably won't find me if I make a security blunder"?

133m records for sale as fruits of data breach spree keep raining down

Databases can be had for as little as $100, on up to $1,100. Most, if not all, are being sold by the hacking group Shiny Hunters.

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