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Hacking the iOS/macOS webcam – Apple pays out $75,000 to bug hunter

A vulnerability researcher has received a bug bounty after discovering security holes in Apple’s software that could allow malicious parties to hijack an iPhone or Mac user’s camera and spy upon them.

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

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Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars

Having suddenly found itself with a gigantic increase in usage, Zoom was facing a crisis. It risked losing a large amount of the goodwill it had received because of revelations about its less-than-perfect attitude towards security and privacy.

Lets hope it keeps to its word and begins to threat the safety of its users as a priority.

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

Smashing Security #172: UncleF***Face

Carole details how companies are spying on their stay-at-home workers, Mikko Hyppönen discusses the trustworthiness of video chat apps, and Graham gets embarrassed when he admits he’s bought a Facebook Portal for his in-laws.

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

The UK Cabinet is meeting on Zoom… here’s the meeting ID

In case you’ve lost the Zoom meeting ID for today’s UK Cabinet meeting, here it is.

Has Houseparty really been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims

In recent days warnings have spread rapidly across social networking sites that the Houseparty app – which makes it easy for anyone to drop in for a video chat with friends locked down during the Coronavirus pandemic – is unsafe.

But is there any evidence?

Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak

The aim of Cyber Volunteers 19 (CV19) is to help people volunteer their IT security expertise and services to health services, during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

I made a guest appearance on Technado, talking cybersecurity from the safety of my shed

Last week I was delighted to be invited onto ITPro.TV’s “Technado” show with Don Pezet, Justin Dennison, and Peter VanRysdam to discuss anything and everything that’s going on in the tech world.

So, if you have wondered what the inside of my podcast pleasure palace looks like, be sure to check out the video.

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Cybersecurity insurance firm Chubb investigates its own ransomware attack

A notorious ransomware gang claims to have successfully compromised the infrastructure… of a company selling cyberinsurance.

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

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Third-party data breach exposes GE employees’ personal information

Past and present employees of General Electric (GE) are learning that their sensitive information has been exposed by a data breach at a third-party service provider.

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

Smashing Security #171: WhatsApp hoaxes, Zoombombs, and 8-bit love

Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

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Free Netflix pass because of Coronavirus? It’s a scam

The public is being warned about fraudulent messages being shared on social media platforms that Netflix is offering free passes to its platform because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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

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Have you patched your IoT devices against the KrØØk Wi-Fi chip flaw?

Unpatched IoT gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi access points and routers with Broadcom chips are all at risk from the KrØØk vulnerability.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.