Graham Cluely

Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline

Graham Cluely Security Blog - 15 hours 59 min ago

It seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making.

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

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18-year-old arrested after reporting dumb bug in public transport e-ticket system

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:02pm

More than 45,000 users have voiced their disapproval on social media for Hungary's public transport system after police arrested an 18-year-old man for reporting a flaw in its new e-ticket system.

David Bisson reports.

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Online criminals clone UK university's website to phish for cash

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 6:21pm

Criminals have cloned a UK university's website in an attempt to phish for unsuspecting students' cash and personal information.

David Bisson reports.

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Segway MiniPro patched to stop hackers hijacking remote control from hoverboard riders

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:55am

Security holes could have seen attackers seize remote control of a hoverboard and potentially injure riders by suddenly disabling the motor.

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

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Hacker steals $30M worth of Ethereum by abusing Parity wallet flaw

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:53am

Crikey - this isn't the first Ethereum heist we've seen...THIS WEEK!

David Bisson reports.

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Smashing Security #034: The pen is mightier than the password

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:30am

The UK government wants you to give your credit card details to porn sites, Ashley Madison offers compensation to the people whose lives it ruined, and an adult website wants you to pass its unorthodox and below-the-belt biometric identity check... gulp!

All this and Myspace, Google Glass, Fleabag, and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist and broadcaster David McClelland.

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Publication of NukeBot trojan's source code leads to new 'operational' samples

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:48pm

New "operational" samples of the NukeBot banking trojan have emerged months after its original creator published its source code.

David Bisson reports.

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Millions of IoT devices at hacking risk due to flaw in open source software library

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:56pm

Once again questions are being asked about IOT security after it was revealed that a buggy software library is being used in millions of devices connected to the internet around the world.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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Texting is no laughing matter

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:50am

When you start watching this video from Western Cape Government in South Africa, you think it's a bit of a giggle.

And then...

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Myspace fixes account security hole - but delete your account anyway

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:38pm

If something *that* bad can be present on Myspace, I wonder what other problems might lurk there?

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Didn't get your Oreo cookie shipment? Last month's global cyber attack may be to blame

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:59am

More and more details are emerging of the financial impact that last month's malware attack has had on major businesses.

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

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Spyware abuses Telegram messaging app to target Iranian Android users

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:30am

Unsuspecting Iranian users of the Telegram app, best watch out - or they could find themselves the target of Android spyware.

David Bisson reports.

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It's a trap! Marcher banking trojan masquerades as Adobe Flash Player for Android

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:25am

Never let a suspicious program coerce you into allowing Android app installations from unknown sources.

David Bisson reports.

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Ethereum cryptocurrency heist! Over $7 million reportedly stolen through simple hack

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:48am

A hacker has reportedly stolen over $7 million from would-be investors in a matter of minutes, through what seems to have been an incredibly simple method.

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

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Want to a hack a Myspace account? They've made it shockingly easy

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:14am

All you need to hijack a Myspace account is the user's name, username, and date of birth.

David Bisson reports.

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Malware installs Signal as part of scheme to steal Mac users' banking credentials

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:07pm

The new OSX/Dok Mac malware is mysteriously pushing the Signal private-messaging app onto victims' mobile devices as part of a scheme to steal their banking credentials.

David Bisson reports.

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Beware bogus 'WhatsApp subscription ending' emails and texts

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:22pm

You ultimately decide what links you click on, and whether you hand over your passwords and payment card details. Always think twice, because the wrong decision could prove costly.

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

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LockPos, the new point-of-sale malware being distributed by a once-dormant command and control server

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:55am

A criminal gang's new malware threatens to steal credit card information from poisoned payment terminals.

David Bisson reports.

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Bupa warns health insurance information exposed by rogue employee

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:08am

Healthcare insurance giant Bupa has warned customers that it has suffered a breach, after an employee inappropriately copied and removed customer information from the business.

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

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Are you looking at me? Welcome to the world of facial recognition

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 8:59am

As new technologies develop, it’s worth reminding ourselves that just because we can do something doesn’t mean that we should. Often a new technology can bring plenty of new opportunities to do amazing things, but that doesn’t mean that it cannot also be ripe for abuse.

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

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