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Smashing Security #102: Ethical dilemmas, Girl Scouts, and porn-loving US officials PODCAST

Smashing Security #102: Ethical dilemmas, Girl Scouts, and porn-loving US officials

Who deserves to die in a driverless car crash? Who has been sniffing around the Girl Scouts’ email account? And just how long would it take for a geologist to visit 9,000 adult web pages?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by journalist and “Friends” fan Dan Raywood.

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Hackers steal personal data of up to 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers

Hackers steal personal data of up to 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers

Most people in the world would describe it as a company “admitting they’ve been hacked.”

But if you’re the breached company and want to apply the maximum amount of PR spin, you might instead issue a release saying you’re “announcing a data security event affecting customer data.”

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smashing Security #101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails PODCAST

Smashing Security #101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails

A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Morrisons didn’t know it, but in 2014 it had a huge problem.

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, with over 500 stores, had a disgruntled member of staff who had access to sensitive data, such as the payroll information of 100,000 current and former employees.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Smashing Security #098: A Facebook omnishambles PODCAST

Smashing Security #098: A Facebook omnishambles

Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party’s conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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