A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

A week in security (February 25 – March 3)

Last week, we delved into the realm of K-12 schools and security, explored the world of compromised websites and Golang bruteforcers, and examined the possible realms of pay for privacy. We also looked at identity management solutions, Google’s Universal Read Gadget, and did the deepest of dives into the life of Max Schrems.

Other security news

  • Big coin, big  problems: Founder of My Big Coin charged with seven counts of fraud (Source: The Register)
  • Another day, another exposed list: Specifically, the paid-for Dow Jones watchlist (Source: Security Discovery)
  • Mobile malware continues to rise: Mobile threats may have been a little quiet recently, but that certainly doesn’t mean they’ve gone away. Ignore at your peril (Source: CBR)
  • PDF tracking: Viewing some samples in Chrome can lead to tracking behaviour (source: Edgespot)
  • Verification bait and switch: Instagram users who desire verification status should be wary of a phish currently in circulation (Source: PCMag)
  • Missile warning sent from hacked Twitter account: The dangers of not securing your social media profile take on a whole new terrifying angle (Source: Naked Security)
  • Graphics card security update: NVIDIA rolls out a fix patching no less than 8 flaws for their display driver (Source: NVIDIA)
  • Momo, oh no: The supposed Momo challenge has predictably turned out to be an urban myth, except it was known to be a so-called creepypasta hoax for a long time (Source: IFLScience)
  • Police arrest supplier of radios: Turns out you really don’t want to install fraudulent software from someone Homeland security considers to be a security threat (Source: CBC news)

Stay safe, everyone!