A week in security (January 28 – February 3)

Last week, we ran another in our interview with a malware hunter series, explained a FaceTime vulnerability, and took a deep dive into a new stealer. We also threw some light  on a Houzz data breach, and what exactly happened between Apple and Facebook.
Other cybersecurity news
Kwik Fit hit by malware: Car service specialist runs into trouble when systems go offline. (Source: BBC)
Mozilla publishes tracking policy: Mozilla fleshes out out their vision of what is and isn’t acceptable in tracking land. (Source: Mozilla)
Distracting smart speakers: How you can effectively drown out your smart speaker with a bit of distraction. (Source: The Register)
Privacy attack aimed at 3/4/5G users: Theoretical fake mobile towers are back in business, with an investment in monitoring device owner activities. (Source: Help Net Security)
How my Instagram was hacked: A good warning about the perils of password reuse. (Source: Naked Security)
Social media identity thieves: Scammers will stop at nothing to pull some heartstrings and make a little money in the bargain. (Source: ABC news)
Another smart home hacked: A family recounts their horror at seeing portions of their home cut open for someone’s amusement. (Source: Komando)
Facebook mashup: Plans to combine Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger are revealed with security questions raised. (Source: New York Times)
Phishing attacks continue to rise: Worrying stats via security experts polled who agree in large numbers that phishing is at the same level or higher than it was previously. (Source: Mashable)
Researchers discover malware-friendly hosting service: After a spike in infections, researchers track things back to a host that looked like a “hornet’s nest of malware.” (Source: TechCrunch)
Stay safe, everyone!
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