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 #142: Mercedes secret sensors, smart cities, and ransomware runs riot

Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz...

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D’oh! Apple botches iOS update, leaves iPhones open to jailbreaking

For the first time in years, hackers have created a working exploit that can jailbreak the latest, fully-updated version of iOS.

And a goof by...

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20 month prison sentence for British hacker who made fortune helping SIM-swap fraudsters

A teenage British hacker, who previously played a role in the infamous TalkTalk data breach, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after...

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European Central Bank confirms website hack and data breach

The European Central Bank (ECB), the central bank of the 19 European countries which have adopted the euro, has shut down a compromised website...

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“NULL” vanity plate hack to dodge parking tickets backfires to the tune of $12,000

A US security researcher called Droogie thought he’d come up with the perfect wheeze to avoid being fined by the Department of Motor Vehicles...

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More than a million people have their biometric data exposed in massive security breach

A biometrics system used to secure more than 1.5 million locations around the world – including banks, police forces, and defence companies in the...

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Smashing Security #141: Black Hat and Bridezillas

Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you’re about...

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Microsoft warns of wormable vulnerabilities in Windows

Microsoft’s security team warns that the remote code execution vulnerabilities could be abused by malware to spread from computer to computer without requiring any...

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Patch your internet-connected printer! Serious vulnerabilities discovered

Printers, just like any other IoT-enabled device, need to be secured, and updated with the latest firmware and patches to prevent a successful hacker...

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $290,000 bounty to unmask blackmailer

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has revealed that it is being blackmailed to the tune of 300 Bitcoin (approximately US $3.5 million)...

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Smashing Security #140: Love, PINs, and 8chan

Is the PIN you use for your bank card secure? How did one woman get duped into giving a romance scammer $200,000? And Cloudflare...

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AT&T workers bribed to install malware on company network and unlock iPhones

34-year-old Muhammad Fahd has been charged for his part in a criminal scheme that is said to have cost AT&T millions of dollars.


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SWAPGS attack: The Spectre-like flaw affecting Intel CPUs

Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a way of exploiting a flaw in Intel chips that could be used to steal passwords and encryption...

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500,000 Monzo banking customers told to change their PINs

Mobile-only bank Monzo has apologised for a gaffe which left the PINs of a subset of its customers exposed to its internal engineers.

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GermanWiper isn’t ransomware. It’s worse than that

The tech press is full of stories about “a new ransomware strain” called GermanWiper, that has hit German businesses hard in the last week.


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Amazon now lets you opt-out of having humans review your Alexa conversations

Now it’s Amazon’s turn to respond to growing concerns about sensitive personal conversations recorded by digital home assistants are being reviewed by third-party contractors.

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