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 #124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?

The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR...

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A third-party patch for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Don’t want to wait for Microsoft to fix the problem in how Internet Explorer handles .MHT files? Other security researchers come to the rescue.

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Extortion emails a go-go

Recent months seem to have seen a rise in extortion emails, designed to scare users into handing over their money.

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It doesn’t matter if you don’t use Internet Explorer, you could still be at risk from this IE zero-day vulnerability

Even if you don’t use Internet Explorer any more, it may still be posing a potential risk by being installed on your Windows PCs.


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High school election hacked by candidate who exploited weak passwords

When Berkeley High School in California held its first ever elections for student government last month, things went about as well you probably expected…

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Hackers could read users’ Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email via compromised Microsoft support account

Microsoft says that it had identified that one of its support agents had had their username and password stolen, which allowed hackers to access...

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How CISOs should respond to the cybersecurity crisis

Many thanks to the great folks at CloudShare, who have sponsored my writing for the last week. As cyber hacks, ransomware, and other breaches...

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Bayrob malware gang convicted of infecting over 400,000 computers worldwide, stealing millions through online auction fraud

A US court has convicted two Romanian hackers belonging to the Bayrob malware gang after they infected over 400,000 computers around the world, and...

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Hear me speak about how to make a billion dollars through cybercrime

How did a cybercrime gang steal a billion dollars from banks and financial institutions?

Come to the talk I’m giving in London, and find out.

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High-rolling hacker jailed after launching malware attacks via porn websites

A British man has been jailed for over six years after exploiting ad networks on pornographic websites to spread malware onto innocent users’ computers.


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Smashing Security #123: Backups – a necessary evil?

With Graham incapacitated, we drag an episode out from the archives. In this special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast from September 2017...

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The Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is hacked

As hacker claims the entire process can be completed in just three minutes, you would be wise to remember that fingerprints are not the...

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The scourge of stalkerware

Stalkerware. Software that allows someone else to spy upon every SMS text message you send or receive, who you’re speaking to on your...

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Don’t be foolish when it comes to data security

Many thanks to the great folks at SafeToGo, who have sponsored my writing for the last week. It doesn’t matter how big or small...

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Unpatched D-Link routers targeted in malicious DNS hijacking campaign

Cybercriminals have been hacking into home routers for the last three months, meddling with DNS settings to redirect users surfing the web towards malicious...

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Ticketmaster is hit by a £5 million legal action after online payment card theft

A British firm of solicitors, which specialises in helping victims of cybercrime claim compensation, has launched a £5 million (US $6.5 million) legal action...

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