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Smashing Security podcast #053: Game of Thrones, a major Amazon cloud leak, and web tracking gone crazy

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 7:24pm

The FBI think they've identified the HBO hacker, the US military have been caught with a leaky bucket, and web tracking has just got scarier than ever.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Iain Thomson from The Register.

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Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep data breach quiet

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:34pm

You can ask forgiveness for being hacked, but many people will find it harder to forgive and forget if you deliberately concealed the truth from them.

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Scammed via Western Union? Claim your share of a $586 million refund now!

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:33am

Western Union has agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars (an eye watering $586 million) to scam victims.

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

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Vigilante or bug hunter?

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:16am

A website is taken down after a vulnerability researcher discovers a way to extract customers' personal details.

The media, however, describe him as a "vigilante". And the website's owner say it's a "false alarm."

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Kids' smartwatches banned in Germany over spying concerns

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:47am

German parents are being told to destroy smartwatches they have bought for their children after the country's telecoms regulator put a blanket ban in place to prevent sale of the devices, amid growing privacy concerns.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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A Boeing 757 was hacked remotely while it sat on the runway

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:19am

Don't panic too much - the hack of the legacy commercial airliner was an exercise conducted by a team of security professionals.

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

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Forever 21 clothing stores hit by credit card data breach after encryption failure

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:28am

Clothing retailer Forever 21 is telling customers to keep a close eye on their credit card statements, after the American fashion outlet warned that it had suffered a data breach at some of its stores.

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

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Think you deleted that embarrassing WhatsApp message you sent? Think again

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:41am

if there's one thing we should all have learnt from our years on the internet it's this - once you say something somewhere, it's very hard to take it back and pretend it never happened.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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Smashing Security podcast #052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:47am

Is your sex toy listening to you? Do you trust Facebook with your most intimate photos? And just how did a vengeful DDoSer come up with that nickname?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes.

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US Government issues alert about North Korean "Hidden Cobra" cyber attacks

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:14am

The FBI and US Department of Homeland Security have issued an alert that hackers have targeted the aerospace industry, financial services and critical infrastructure with a remote access trojan (RAT) to further exploit vulnerable networks.

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

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Using bots to scam the scammers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:13am

A new bot takes the work out of fighting back against the scammers.

Bob Covello reports.

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10-year-old kid succeeds in unlocking his mum's iPhone X, with just a glance

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:07am

Is Apple's Face ID really as secure as we're told?

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

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Most UK law firms aren't ready for GDPR, claims report

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:07am

A survey finds that "only 25%" legal sector IT decision-makers say that their firms were GDPR ready.

Only? 25% sounds pretty good to me!

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The Daily Mail whisks up Kaspersky fears - but where's the meat?

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:28am

The Daily Mail has published a story designed to petrify millions of customers of Barclays Bank.

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Amazon moves to stop S3 buckets leaking business data

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 5:45pm

Businesses don’t need to be targeted by sophisticated hackers to have private and sensitive data splashed across the newspaper headlines.

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

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Microsoft issues advisory to users after macro-less malware attacks

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:30am

Hackers have been found exploiting a freshly-uncovered vulnerability in Microsoft's software to install malware on business computers.

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

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Smashing Security podcast #051: Robots, romance, passwords, and CrunchyRoll

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:41am

Passwords are under the microscope again, CrunchyRoll leads anime fans to malware, a sexy robot gains Saudi citizenship, and Carole begins her career as an agony aunt.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Regardless of whether you're not on Facebook, you haven't quit Facebook

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 7:13am

Facebook doesn’t keep profiles for non-users, but it does use their contact information to connect people.

And there's next to nothing you can do about it.

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Give Facebook your nude pics to tackle revenge porn

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:52am

Facebook trials a new way of tackling revenge porn - which sees victims sending the social network their nude pics.

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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:55pm

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