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Timehop data breach is worse than they initially said

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:06am

‘Time capsule’ app Timehop has revealed that it made a boo-boo when it initially shared details over the weekend of a data breach involving millions of users’ names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

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Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:46am

Data breaches are getting more expensive.

That’s one of the findings of a new global study by the Ponemon Institute that examines the financial impact of a corporate data breach.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smashing Security #086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 8:09am

Crypto scamming Thai cave scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams!

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

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Facebook doesn’t want to eradicate fake news. If it did they’d kick out InfoWars

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:28am

Facebook would like you to believe that it’s serious about ridding its platform of fake news. So how come InfoWars, one of the most notorious outlets of sick conspiracy theories, is allowed to maintain a page on the social network?

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Facebook fined a paltry £500,000 (8 minutes’ revenue) over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:28am

Facebook will be fined £500,000 - the maximum amount possible - for two breaches of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

But under new European legislation, the fine could have been as high as £1.2 billion.

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New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:04am

A one hour countdown timer can be reset simply by connecting the iPhone to an untrusted USB accessory - giving law enforcement plenty of opportunity to crack your passcode with specialist tools.

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Crypto scammers on Twitter exploiting Thai Cave rescue

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:20am

Time and time again, crypto scammers are creating accounts in the names of known Twitter users and using devious tricks to fool their followers into believing they are reading a genuine message from the likes of Elon Musk.

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Poor security at Thomas Cook airlines leads to simple extraction of fliers’ personal data

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:26am

Thousands of holidaymakers relying upon Thomas Cook Airlines to get them to their vacation may have had their personal information put at risk due to sloppy security.

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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:22pm

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The Pirate Bay is cryptomining for Monero with your CPU again

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:42am

The Pirate Bay is in hot water again after being discovered running a cryptocurrency miner on its website.

Make sure you always read the <small> print.

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Disgruntled programmer accused of trying to sell his firm’s iPhone spyware for $50 million

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 9:03am

Your company doesn’t have to work in the field of high-tech surveillance and spyware to find itself at risk from insiders.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smashing Security #085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob’s Burgers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 7:03pm

Doctor Who’s TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook’s creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins.

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

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Carole Cadwalladr takes us behind the scenes of the Cambridge Analytica investigation

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:08pm

Carole Cadwalladr, the investigative journalist who revealed how the personal data of millions of Facebook users was used to influence the US election, speaks about what went on behind the headlines.

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Typeform data breach exposes users of many websites

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 7:56am

You may have never heard of Typeform, but they may have just lost some of your personal data.

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Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans’ data

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:25am

The detailed personal information of 230 million consumers and 110 million business contacts – including phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, estimated income, number of children, age and gender of children - has been left exposed for anyone on the internet to grab.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 9:47am

Ticketmaster has warned customers that their personal information may have been compromised, after malicious code was discovered running on its website.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Smashing Security #084: No! My voice is not my password

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:22am

Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who’s been turning up your central heating?

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

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Reality Winner pleads guilty after being unmasked by microdots

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 9:47am

Reality Winner, the US government contractor who leaked top secret documents about Russian hacking, has pleaded guilty.

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Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 7:07am

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Beware malicious software updates for legitimate apps

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:37am

The ACLU warns of the risk that malicious code planted in legitimate software updates could compromise security.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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