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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Text ‘bomb’ crashes iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches – what you need to know

An innocent-looking message, containing characters in the Sindhi language, can cause your iPhone to crash without warning.

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Maze ransomware – what you need to know

Maze is a particularly sophisticated strain of Windows ransomware that has hit companies and organisations around the world, demanding a cryptocurrency payment be made...

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Smashing Security podcast #175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and ‘Rona tracing

Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events?

All this and much...

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This Zoom trick would have spared swearing politician’s blushes

The Welsh Assembly had a Zoom meeting today to discuss the government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It… err.. didn’t go entirely to plan. ...

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How to protect your Nintendo account from hackers with two-step verification (2SV)

Nintendo, like many other companies, offers two-step verification (2SV) to help users protect their online accounts from hackers.

Here’s what you need to know.

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IT services giant Cognizant hit by Maze ransomware attack

The Maze group’s attacks see corporate victims not only infected with file-encrypting ransomware, but also threatened with the publication of stolen data if extortion...

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Google declares war on Android fleeceware scamming users through sneaky subscriptions

The Google Play Store has announced new policies that aim to kick out “free trial” Android apps that you use underhand techniques to trick...

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I’ve sent my worst enemies to Earworm Island

Imagine marooning your worst enemy on a desert island, along with the four most terrible records ever made.

That’s the premise of a brand new...

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A Zoom zero-day exploit is up for sale for $500,000

There are reportedly two zero-day vulnerabilities present in the latest versions of Zoom for Windows and macOS – and exploits for the unpatched flaws...

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49 crypto-wallet pickpocketing browser extensions booted from the Chrome web store

Hackers have been using Google Ads to target unsuspecting cryptocurrency investors into installing malicious browser extensions, with the aim of stealing passphrases and private...

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Smashing Security podcast #174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing

World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov joins us as we discuss celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new...

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Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who have sponsored my writing for the past week.

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Report: Travelex paid hackers $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin after ransomware attack

Travelex reportedly paid US $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin to the REvil ransomware gang, who had threatened to publish personal data of customers stolen...

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Zoom takes action after meeting IDs leak in careless screenshots

The video-conferencing app Zoom has been updated to remove the display of meeting IDs from its title bar, after a series of high profile...

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Smashing Security podcast #173: 5G fiascos, Zoom gloom, and butt biometrics

We take a look at the stinky backside of surveillance, gas about the latest video-conferencing threats, and jump into the murky world of 5G...

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Crazy cryptomining Cooking Mama rumours spread as game pulled from Nintendo Switch online store

This weekend rumours circulated that the Nintendo Switch video game “Cooking Mama: Cookstar” contained code that would secretly hijack the game console’s processing power...

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