Smashing Security podcast #090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC’s DDoS BS

Fortnite players are told they’ll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn’t hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon’s VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David Bisson.

FCC blames DDoS, not net neutrality comedy sketch, for website downtime

Net neutrality. The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are… ‘Featuring Sting’

Net neutrality sketch helps crash FCC website [VIDEO]

John Oliver on HBO makes the case for net neutrality, and calls upon the internet’s trolls to leave comments on the FCC’s website instead.

Can you guess what happened next?

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Mobile phone users could soon find themselves receiving emergency text messages warning them of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, under plans announced in the United States.

FCC Chairman hacked on Facebook

Read more in my article at Naked Security.