Author Archive | Graham Cluley

Smashing Security #105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole PODCAST

Smashing Security #105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole

Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma.

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 Jessica Barker.

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FIDO2: The Passwordless web is coming, says OneSpan SPONSOR

FIDO2: The Passwordless web is coming, says OneSpan

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

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

Often, the first hurdle in customer engagement is the login password. Not only is creating and managing passwords a major annoyance, the login password is also notoriously vulnerable to data breaches.

FIDO authentication solves this problem by replacing the traditional password with strong authentication options ranging from biometrics to software and hardware tokens.

In essence, FIDO authentication offers an interoperable and standardized ecosystem of authenticators for use with mobile and online applications. It enables organizations to deploy strong authentication for login and transaction validation, without the incremental cost of in-house development.

Recently, the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) announced the availability of its FIDO2 protocol. Read more on the OneSpan blog and discover:

  • What FIDO2 is
  • How it impacts the traditional login and password
  • Why financial institutions (FIs) should pay attention

To learn more, make sure to check out the full article on the OneSpan blog.


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 #104: The world's most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace PODCAST

Smashing Security #104: The world’s most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace

Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again…?

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 Scott Helme.

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