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DDoS attack that knocked Telegram secure messaging service offline linked to Hong Kong protests

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:55am

An attack which targeted users of the Telegram app on Wednesday might be linked to protests in Hong Kong that turned violent.

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

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Smashing Security #132: CBP cyber attack, an iPhone privacy boost, and Twitter list abuse

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:05pm

United States Customs and Border Protection had sensitive data stolen, but the hackers didn’t have to breach its network. Apple has ambitious plans to make iPhone users safer online. And trolls are using Twitter lists to target their victims.

All this and 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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La Liga fined €250,000 after Android app spied on football fans

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:29am

The Spanish football league La Liga has been hit with a fine after its official Android app was found sneakily listening to people’s surroundings when soccer matches were being played.

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

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Donald Trump accidentally reveals “secret” plan by waving document around

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:23am

The President of the United States took to the sunshine-filled garden of the White House to wave around what he claimed was a secret agreement on migration with Mexico.

It wasn’t a secret for long…

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Radiohead refuses to pay $150,000 ransom for ‘hacked’ recordings, releases them instead

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:08am

How do you stop a hacker from making a fortune out of the files they have stolen from you? Files that thousands of people are probably desperate to own?

Simple. You make the files readily available to anyone on the internet to access.

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Email blackmailer threatens to have your website blocked forever

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:03am

Scammers have contacted websites demanding a ransom message be paid or else they will ensure the site will be blacklisted for aggressive spamming activities.

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

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BlueKeep – everyone agrees, you should patch PCs running legacy versions of Windows

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:31am

I have this horrible feeling that the only way we’re going to wake the world up to the need to patch their ageing versions of Windows against the BlueKeep vulnerability is to wait until a malicious worm begins to spread around the world.

Prove me wrong. Patch now.

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Umm.. that’s not a movies password update. That’s a downgrade

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 11:27am

A cinema chain has given customers a password that any mischief-maker with half a brain cell could deduce.

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Cryptocurrency wallet GateHub hacked, nearly $10 million worth of Ripple (XRP) stolen

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:31am

Cryptocurrency wallet service GateHub has warned that over 100 customers have had their ledger wallets hacked and funds stolen.

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

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Radisson Rewards may have leaked your data… again

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:45am

If you’ve ever stayed at a Radisson Hotel and joined the Radisson Rewards loyalty program then your loyalty to the brand may be tested somewhat by an email they have been sending some members today.

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Smashing Security #131: Zap yourself from the net, and patch now against BlueKeep

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:06pm

Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after you murder your podcast co-host?

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

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Smashing Security named the Best Security Podcast

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:26am

“Smashing Security” has been named the Best Security Podcast 2019 at an awards ceremony in London.

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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 4:50am

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Facebook lawyer argues you should have ‘no expectation of privacy’

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 7:19am

Next time someone connected to Facebook tries to convince you that it’s now really serious about privacy you know they’re pulling your leg.

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Data protection authority reports itself to itself after data breach

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 6:22am

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has confessed to making the same kind of mistake that many others have made before – sending out an email with a long list of email addresses listed for all to see in the Cc: rather than hidden away via the Bcc: field.

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New Zealand budget details leaked due to website sloppiness, not hackers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:55am

Earlier this week, the New Zealand government was claiming that it had suffered a “deliberate and systematic” hacking attack that resulted in budget details ending up in the hands of its political opponents.

But that’s not what had really happened…

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HiddenWasp malware seizes control of Linux systems

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 9:34am

Security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware that they believe is being used in targeted attacks to seize control of Linux systems and open backdoors for remote hackers.

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

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Smashing Security #130: Doctored videos, BCC blunders, and a diva

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:57am

You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.

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

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Hackers stole Flipboard users’ email addresses and hashed passwords

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 5:54am

Flipboard warns that hackers gained access to its systems and accessed hashed passwords for nine months.

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Free eBook: A Business Owner’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 6:29am

Download the free VIPRE e-book “A Business Owner’s Guide to Cybersecurity” to learn more about how and where cybercriminals are likely to strike and how to protect your business from cyberattacks using a layered security approach.

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