Author Archive | Graham Cluley

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Amazon Echo Look: Super or Scary?

My reaction when I heard that Amazon had added a camera to the next generation of its Alexa-powered Echo device was a mixture of revulsion and head-shaking inevitability.

But what do you think? Take our poll and share your thoughts.

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Smashing Security #018: Windows is a virus. True or False? PODCAST

Smashing Security #018: Windows is a virus. True or False?

Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers' PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast.

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Strong customer authentication and risk analysis under PSD2: how to comply? Download VASCO's white paper SPONSOR

Strong customer authentication and risk analysis under PSD2: how to comply? Download VASCO's white paper

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

More than 10,000 customers in 100 countries rely on VASCO to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, simplify document signing and protect high value assets and systems.

On Thursday February 23rd, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its long-awaited final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and Common and Secure Communication (CSC) under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

In this VASCO white paper on Strong Customer Authentication and Risk Analysis under PSD2 you will discover:

  • Background information about the history of the final draft RTS
  • Common authentication solutions that are used by many online banking and mobile banking applications today
  • The most important requirements from the final draft RTS
  • Which authentication solutions are most likely to meet the requirements of the final draft RTS

Interested in learning more? Download VASCO's white paper: Strong customer authentication and risk analysis under PSD2: how to comply?


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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Smashing Security #017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings PODCAST

Smashing Security #017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings

Hotel malware has been stealing guests' payment card details... again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King's Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers' Google Home devices with predictable results.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast.

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