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Time for a mobile privacy reset?

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - 4 hours 35 min ago
Can you remember which permissions you gave to what apps, and why? Nor can we... time for a reset!

Chrome zero-day in the wild – patch now!

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 09:47
Exploitable bug in Chrome - patch now!

Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:59
What can we learn from the US DOJ indictments against the "Sandworm Team"?

Naked Security Live – Ping of Death: are you at risk?

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:31
Here's the latest Naked Security Live video - enjoy (and please share with your friends)!

S3 Ep2: Creepy smartwatches, botnets and Pings of Death – Podcast

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:42
Listen to the latest episode of the Naked Security Podcast

Attending a Video Conference

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 00:00
When attending a video conference, make sure you are using the latest version of the conferencing software. In addition, if you are using the video option make sure there is nothing sensitive behind you that others would see.

Clues You Have Been Hacked

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 00:00
Some of the most common indicators that you may have been include the following. Your friends tell you that they have received odd emails or messages from you, messages you know you did not send. Your password no longer works for one of your accounts, even though you know you never changed the password. Your anti-virus informs you that one of your files or computer is infected. You receive a pop-up message informing you that the files on your computer have been encrypted and you must pay a ransom to recover them.

Windows “Ping of Death” bug revealed – patch now!

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 20:18
No one has figured out how to run code with this bug yet - but if they do, you can bet that someone will turn it into a computer worm.

Creepy covert camera “feature” found in popular smartwatch for kids

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:59
This popular smartwatch aimed at kids had a backdoor that received covert encrypted commands via SMS.

Never Give Your Password Over the Phone

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:00
Never give your password to someone over the phone. If someone calls you and asks for your password while saying they are from the Help Desk or Tech Support team, it is an attacker attempting to gain access to your account.

Microsoft on the counter­attack! Trickbot malware network takes a hit

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 16:03
The crooks haven't yet been caught and arrested, but their malware distribution network has been hit hard.

Naked Security Live – Cybersecurity tips for your own network

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 07:59
Here's the latest Naked Security Live video - enjoy (and please share with your friends)!

Got Backups?

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 00:00
Eventually, we all have an accident or get hacked. And when we do, backups are often the only way to recover. Backups are cheap and easy; make sure you are backing up all of your personal information at home (such as family photos) on a regular basis.

S3 Ep1: Ransomware – is it really OK to pay? – Naked Security Podcast

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Fri, 10/09/2020 - 09:11
Our podcast is back for Series 3 - here's Episode 1!

8 tips to tighten up your work‑from‑home network

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:59
You don't have to be an IT guru to beef up your cybersecurity at home. Sometimes it's enough to ask yourself, "Which bits can I turn off?"

Naked Security Podcast – we’re back for Series 3!

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 11:13
Join us weekly for the Naked Security Podcast - back for Series 3 and available wherever good podcasts are found!

Gone phishing: workplace email security in five steps

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 08:50
David Mitchell, Senior Director of Email Product Management at Sophos, shares his top tips to optimize workplace email security.

Naked Security Live – Stay on top of phishing scams

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:31
Naked Security Live - here's the recorded version of our latest video. Enjoy.

If you connect it, protect it

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 03:31
Last week, we said that "Friends don't let friends get scammed." They don't let themselves get scammed, either!

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