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grahamcluley.png 2019-05-24 14:17:01 London Underground passengers told to turn off their Wi-Fi if they don\'t want to be tracked (lien direct)

From 8 July 2019, travellers on London’s underground tube network may wish to turn off their Wi-Fi first… if they don’t like the idea of being tracked.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-24 13:42:00 Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool (lien direct)

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-23 16:06:01 Smashing Security #129: Too Long; Didn\'t Listen (lien direct)

Don’t hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn’t when it comes to protecting your email account? And China’s controversial social credit system comes under the microscope.

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.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-22 19:13:02 Fingerprinting iPhones with the built-in gyroscope (lien direct)

Some rather ingenious researchers have found a way to unique identify iPhones and iPads by examining data gathered from a device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-22 12:41:00 Google stored business customers\' passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years (lien direct)

Google has admitted that some of its business customers of G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) had their passwords stored on the company\'s internal servers for 14 years in plaintext.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-22 11:42:03 Data on millions of Instagram accounts spills onto the internet (lien direct)

A security researcher has discovered a publicly-accessible database containing the details of millions of Instagram users, including their contact information.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-21 14:16:01 Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court (lien direct)

A 33-year-old man from Sydney, New South Wales, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after allegedly hijacking computers at his workplace to mine cryptocurrency.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-20 14:35:04 Don\'t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google (lien direct)

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-20 10:12:01 Firms, stop sending out automated emails that look suspicious as hell! (lien direct)

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about automated emails being sent out by a legal firm.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-16 15:35:05 $100 million GozNym cybercrime network dismantled as suspects charged (lien direct)

The sophisticated conspiracy saw tens of thousands of victims’ computers infected with the GozNym malware in order to steal online banking passwords, and raid accounts.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-16 12:52:04 Oh, the irony… Malware spread via Best of the Web security seals (lien direct)

The very thing that websites were using to reassure you that they were secure… was insecure, and putting website visitors’ personal data at risk.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-16 10:22:03 Smashing Security #128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps (lien direct)

A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?

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, joined this week by Rip Off Britain’s David McClelland.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-15 11:34:02 Israeli TV\'s Eurovision webcast hijacked by hackers. Hamas blamed (lien direct)

Hamas hackers have been blamed for briefly hijacking an Israeli TV webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals last night.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-15 08:57:05 Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now (lien direct)

Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-14 08:44:02 Urgent! Update WhatsApp NOW… to add new sticker support (lien direct)

Yes, you should update WhatsApp.

But not for the reasons they’re telling you.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-13 14:27:04 Zara Larsson wants your password so she can watch Game of Thrones (lien direct)

When a celebrity asks if you can share your password…

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-13 12:25:04 Spying on personal alarms and GPS trackers is as simple as sending an SMS (lien direct)

Security experts found that the devices – manufactured in China, and rebadged by multiple companies around the world – are vulnerable to a simple hack that could allow a hacker to track their location, and even secretly listen in via the microphone.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-13 11:34:00 IRS extends tax filing deadline following attack on Wolters Kluwer CCH cloud accounting service (lien direct)

The IRS will waive penalties and interest if your tax filing was delayed due to the CCH outage.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-10 14:12:01 Students pull off below-the-belt mailing list prank (lien direct)

Students at Labelle Senior High School sent an email addressed to all faculty, staff, and students about a “Mandatory Penis Inspection”…

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-09 16:16:04 Ever app users uploaded billions of photos, unaware they were being used to build a facial recognition system (lien direct)

Users have shared the private photos stored in their email and social networks with Ever – not realising that they were being used to feed a facial recognition system.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-09 13:06:00 Robbinhood ransomware attack brings down parts of City of Baltimore\'s computer network (lien direct)

For the second time in a year, Baltimore city government computers have been infected by ransomware. Malicious hackers are demanding that a ransom is paid for the safe recovery of encrypted files on affected computers and servers.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-09 09:30:01 Smashing Security #127: I do love the Dutch (lien direct)

Israel strikes back at Hamas’s hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners.

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 Malicious Life’s Ran Levi.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-08 11:19:04 $40 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from Binance cryptocurrency exchange (lien direct)

Binance, one of the world\'s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, says that it has suffered a security breach that saw hackers steal more than $40 million worth of Bitcoin.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-08 10:52:05 Malware takes Wolters Kluwer CCH cloud accounting service offline (lien direct)

Wolters Kluwer, the company behind cloud accounting software CCH, has confirmed that its service was knocked offline after malware was discovered on its systems.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-07 10:18:02 An attempt to phish my Amazon Web Services account (lien direct)

An email arrived purporting to be from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It claimed that unless I confirmed I had given my correct contact information for a domain’s WHOIS record, a website I administer could be suspended.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-07 09:10:02 Facebook sponsored posts selling access to hacked PayPal accounts (lien direct)

Have you ever been curious just how much vetting Facebook does before it accepts cash for an ad or a sponsored post?

Judging by what’s popping up in some users’ newsfeeds, the answer is not that much.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-07 07:45:00 Sensitive data can lurk on second-hand hard drives (lien direct)

Birth certificates, photographs, names, email addresses, credit card details, social security numbers. All to be found on used hard drives for sale on eBay.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-06 15:50:04 Free eBook: A Business Owner\'s Guide to Cybersecurity (lien direct)

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.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-06 15:04:02 Israel bombs building containing alleged Hamas hackers (lien direct)

“HamasCyberHQ.exe has been removed” tweeted the Israeli Defense Force.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-03 15:38:01 HMRC to finally erase five million voice records it collected without permission (lien direct)

The biometric voice data had been collected without explicit consent from people calling the HMRC’s telephone hotline for advice.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-02 15:44:02 Japan is developing a computer virus to fight cyberattacks, claim reports (lien direct)

According to a report in the Japan Times, the Japanese Defense Ministry is considering creating “its first ever computer virus… as a defense measure against cyberattacks.”

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-02 07:32:00 Smashing Security #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims (lien direct)

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-01 13:58:00 Michael Bublé\'s Instagram suffers cock-up (lien direct)

Someone has posted some rather bizarre things on singer Michael Bublé’s Instagram account.

grahamcluley.png 2019-05-01 13:14:02 Sky Broadband firmware update bricks routers using third-party DNS settings (lien direct)

Some Sky Broadband users are experiencing problems with the latest firmware update that was rolled out to their routers.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-30 15:47:01 Nine men arrested in United States for stealing millions through business email compromise and romance scams (lien direct)

Nine men have been arrested in the United States in connection with a string of scams that allegedly netted them a cool US $3.5 million.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-30 15:07:05 Hackers steal $1.75 million from Catholic church in Ohio (lien direct)

Fraudsters hacked into email system, and tricked church staff into believing that a construction company’s bank account details had changed.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-29 12:03:03 Scammer posed as actor Jason Statham to steal from fan (lien direct)

A British fan of actor Jason Statham was fooled into thinking she had formed an online relationship with the Hollywood hard man, after joining a Facebook fan page for the “Fast and Furious” star… and ended up losing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-27 10:59:01 So, how\'s Facebook going to screw us next? (lien direct)

Facebook may have to pay up to US $5 billion due to an FTC inquiry into the social network’s privacy practices. But you can bet your bottom dollar we haven’t seen the last of the social network’s dodgy dealings.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-27 06:58:01 Docker Hub security breach exposes credentials of 190,000 users (lien direct)

Some bad news arrived late on Friday in the inboxes of users of Docker, the container platform beloved by developers. A hacker accessed usernames, hashed passwords, GitHub and Bitbucket tokens.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-25 12:29:02 Hacker could locate thousands of cars and kill their engines remotely via poorly-secured GPS tracking apps (lien direct)

App accounts were “protected” by a default password. That password? 123456.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-25 10:43:01 Smashing Security #125: Pick of the thief! (lien direct)

WannaCry’s “accidental hero” pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up.

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 John Hawes.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-24 18:04:05 Facial recognition fail allows politician\'s kids to access his laptop (lien direct)

MEP Matt Carthy wondered why the battery life on his laptop was running down so quickly…

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-24 17:15:01 Bodybuilders beware! One of the world\'s largest online fitness stores hit by security breach (lien direct)

Fitness fanatics are being advised to change their passwords after one of the world\'s largest and most popular online fitness stores admitted that it had suffered a security breach that might have exposed customer data.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-18 17:28:00 Facebook hoovered up 1.5 million users\' email contacts without permission… “unintentionally” (lien direct)
Facebook may have hoovered up 1.5 million users' email contacts without permission

Just another day at Facebook.

Yes, they stole 1.5 million people\'s address books without asking permission, but hey they say it was “unintentional” so.…

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-18 16:57:01 Facebook\'s role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy (lien direct)
Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy

British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave a passionate speech at the TED conference in Vancouver this week. You should watch it.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-18 14:06:02 Man fried over 50 college computers with weaponized USB stick (lien direct)
Man fried over 50 college computers with weaponized USB stick

Vishwanath Akuthota didn\'t make it hard for authorities to prove that he was the person who destroyed $58,000 worth of college equipment using a USB stick.

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

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-18 10:57:01 Smashing Security #124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro? (lien direct)
Smashing Security #124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?

The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations?

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 special guest Brian Honan.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-17 13:12:04 A third-party patch for Microsoft\'s Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability (lien direct)
A third-party patch for Microsoft's Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Don\'t want to wait for Microsoft to fix the problem in how Internet Explorer handles .MHT files? Other security researchers come to the rescue.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-17 12:51:05 Extortion emails a go-go (lien direct)
Extortion emails a go-go

Recent months seem to have seen a rise in extortion emails, designed to scare users into handing over their money.

grahamcluley.png 2019-04-17 12:22:03 It doesn\'t matter if you don\'t use Internet Explorer, you could still be at risk from this IE zero-day vulnerability (lien direct)
It doesn't matter if you don't use Internet Explorer, you could still be at risk from this IE zero-day vulnerability

Even if you don\'t use Internet Explorer any more, it may still be posing a potential risk by being installed on your Windows PCs.

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

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