Author Archive | Graham Cluley

Smashing Security #120: Silk Road with Deliveroo PODCAST

Smashing Security #120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy!

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 Paul Ducklin.

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Why real-time intelligence matters for managing third-party risk SPONSOR

Why real-time intelligence matters for managing third-party risk

Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who have sponsored my writing for the last week.

As leading companies in every industry today are undergoing digital transformation, the lines are blurring between any one organization and its partners, suppliers, vendors, and other third parties.

In this new report, ESG examines how these business relationships can introduce new risks that need to be identified and managed “as if these third parties were part of the enterprise itself.”

Download your copy now of “Third-Party Risk: Why Real-Time Intelligence Matters”

About Recorded Future

Recorded Future delivers the only complete threat intelligence solution powered by patented machine learning to lower risk. We empower organizations to reveal unknown threats before they impact business, and enable teams to respond to alerts 10 times faster. To supercharge the efforts of security teams, our technology automatically collects and analyzes intelligence from technical, open web, and dark web sources and aggregates customer-proprietary data.

Recorded Future delivers more context than threat feeds, updates in real time so intelligence stays relevant, and centralizes information ready for human analysis, collaboration, and integration with security technologies. 91 percent of the Fortune 100 use Recorded Future.


If you’re interested in sponsoring my site for a week, and reaching an IT-savvy audience that cares about computer security, you can find more information here.

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Online training site says it is spamming insecure printers with adverts

Online training site says it is spamming insecure printers with adverts

Online training site Skillbox says that it has come up with an imaginative way to reach out to potential clients, and invite them to change their careers from being accountants and become graphical designers instead.

The Russian firm’s idea? To send a spam message to thousands of printers left open to the internet.

Is this really happening again?

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Smashing Security #119: Hijacked homes, porn passports, and ransomware regret PODCAST

Smashing Security #119: Hijacked homes, porn passports, and ransomware regret

A $150 million mansion is hijacked online, Brits will soon have to scan their passport to watch internet porn, and are organisations right to pay up when hit by ransomware?

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 technology broadcaster David McClelland.

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