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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How a GIF could let a hacker view your WhatsApp messages

A flaw in WhatsApp could have allowed hackers to snoop upon your chat history just by tricking you into opening a boobytrapped GIF image.


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Former Yahoo employee admits he hacked 6000 users’ accounts, stole nude photos and videos

A former Yahoo software engineer has admitted hacking into thousands of Yahoo users’ accounts in a search for naked images and videos of young...

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A short history of hacked billboards and road signs

Hacked roadside billboards are in the news again, so here is a look back on some of the more notable incidents that have caught...

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FBI: Don’t pay ransomware demands, stop encouraging cybercriminals to target others

The FBI has some unambiguous advice for organisations on how they should handle ransomware demands:

Don’t pay.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State...

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Smashing Security #148: Billboard boobs, face forensics, and Alexa gets way too personal

Drivers are distracted by a hacked billboard, we take a deeper look at how the deepfake problem has… uh… deepened, and Carole is less...

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It’s been a couple of days, so Apple releases yet another iOS update

Yup, there’s a new update to iOS. But don’t expect it to have resolved the worrying Checkm8 exploit one hacker found in the...

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Hack strikes Words with Friends and Draw Something, amid claims 218 million players’ details breached

Players of the popular Words with Friends and Draw Something smartphone games are being advised to change their passwords following what sounds like a...

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Hearing aid manufacturer hit by cyber attack slashes profits by $95 million

Demant, the manufacturer of Oticon hearing aids, has said that it expects losses of up to 650 million kroner (approximately $95 million) following a...

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Who is reading your CEO’s email? And how to stop it

With Business Email Compromise such a significant and growing threat, it makes sense to keep a close eye on who is forwarding email out...

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WordPress sites hacked through defunct Rich Reviews plugin

An estimated 16,000 websites are believed to be running a vulnerable and no-longer-maintained WordPress plugin that can be exploited to display pop-up ads and...

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Smashing Security #147: Don’t Snapchat and drive

How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially...

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Teenage TalkTalk hacker accused of $800,000 cryptocurrency theft in the United States

Elliott Gunton – aka “Glubz” – is charged in relation to the December 2017 security breach of cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta.

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CafePress finally warns customers that it was hacked

Online merchandise retailer CafePress, used by millions of people to host an online store where they can sell custom-designed t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more,...

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World of Warcraft’s suspected DDoS attacker has been arrested

Blizzard, the developers of World of Warcraft Classic, has revealed that a person suspected of orchestrating a disruptive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack...

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I’m keynoting about cybercrime at the CRN MSP conference in London next week

I’m the opening keynote speaker at CRN’s MSP conference in London next week, where – amongst other things – I’ll be describing to managed...

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15,000 private webcams left open to snooping, no password required

Once again concerns are being raised about the sorry state of IoT security, after a security researcher discovered over 15,000 private webcams that have...

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