Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.


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Smashing Security #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name...

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Michael Bublé’s Instagram suffers cock-up

Someone has posted some rather bizarre things on singer Michael Bublé’s Instagram account.

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Sky Broadband firmware update bricks routers using third-party DNS settings

Some Sky Broadband users are experiencing problems with the latest firmware update that was rolled out to their routers.

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Nine men arrested in United States for stealing millions through business email compromise and romance scams

Nine men have been arrested in the United States in connection with a string of scams that allegedly netted them a cool US $3.5...

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Hackers steal $1.75 million from Catholic church in Ohio

Fraudsters hacked into email system, and tricked church staff into believing that a construction company’s bank account details had changed.

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Scammer posed as actor Jason Statham to steal from fan

A British fan of actor Jason Statham was fooled into thinking she had formed an online relationship with the Hollywood hard man, after joining...

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So, how’s Facebook going to screw us next?

Facebook may have to pay up to US $5 billion due to an FTC inquiry into the social network’s privacy practices. But you...

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Docker Hub security breach exposes credentials of 190,000 users

Some bad news arrived late on Friday in the inboxes of users of Docker, the container platform beloved by developers. A hacker accessed usernames,...

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Operation ShadowHammer: Hackers planted malware code in video games

Hackers infected Asian video game software houses by poisoning developer tools, leaving game players with trojanised code running on their computers.

Read more in my...

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Hacker could locate thousands of cars and kill their engines remotely via poorly-secured GPS tracking apps

App accounts were “protected” by a default password. That password? 123456.

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

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Smashing Security #125: Pick of the thief!

WannaCry’s “accidental hero” pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and...

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Facial recognition fail allows politician’s kids to access his laptop

MEP Matt Carthy wondered why the battery life on his laptop was running down so quickly…

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Bodybuilders beware! One of the world’s largest online fitness stores hit by security breach

Fitness fanatics are being advised to change their passwords after one of the world’s largest and most popular online fitness stores admitted that it...

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Facebook hoovered up 1.5 million users’ email contacts without permission… “unintentionally”

Just another day at Facebook.

Yes, they stole 1.5 million people’s address books without asking permission, but hey they say it was “unintentional” so….

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Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to democracy

British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave a passionate speech at the TED conference in Vancouver this week. You should watch it.

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Man fried over 50 college computers with weaponized USB stick

Vishwanath Akuthota didn’t make it hard for authorities to prove that he was the person who destroyed $58,000 worth of college equipment using a...

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