Author Archive | Graham Cluley

Stalkerware

The scourge of stalkerware

Stalkerware. Software that allows someone else to spy upon every SMS text message you send or receive, who you’re speaking to on your smartphone phone, the pictures in your photo library, every social media post you make, your current location, and where you go and when.

The EFF’s Eva Galperin calls on the security industry to take stalkerware more seriously.

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Don’t be foolish when it comes to data security SPONSOR

Don’t be foolish when it comes to data security

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

It doesn’t matter how big or small your business, or what industry you operate in, data breaches pose a real threat to all of us. In addition to monetary fines, a data breach can result in long-term reputational damage, business disruption, staff and customer churn.

Whilst businesses are busy investing huge amounts of money in the latest high-tech information security products, we shouldn’t forget the importance of bolstering internal security through staff training and security measures such as encryption and access management. After all the second largest contributor to data breaches globally is human error.

Find out now how SafeToGo Solutions can help businesses of all sizes reduce the risk of a data breach due to human error, with their range of data security products.

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Better SafeToGo than Sorry.


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 #122: The big fat con at Office Depot PODCAST

Smashing Security #122: The big fat con at Office Depot

Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks 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 The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.

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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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Smashing Security #121: Hijacked motel rooms, ASUS PCs, and leaky apps PODCAST

Smashing Security #121: Hijacked motel rooms, ASUS PCs, and leaky apps

An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms.

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.

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Asus pushes out urgent security update after its own automatic Live Update tool was hacked

Asus pushes out urgent security update after its own automatic Live Update tool was hacked

Taiwan-based technology giant Asus is advising concerned customers to run a newly-created diagnostic tool on their Windows computers after hackers pushed out malware to what some security researchers have estimated to be as many as one million PCs using Asus’s own Live Update software tool.

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

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A Twitter PSA for twits

A PSA for twits on Twitter

Twitter users have been warned not to fall for a prank that claimed their user interface would change colour if they told the service they were born in 2007, after a wave of users locked themselves out of their accounts for being underage.

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