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Smashing Security #120: Silk Road with Deliveroo PODCAST

Smashing Security #120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy!

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 Paul Ducklin.

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VFEmail suffers 'catastrophic' attack, as hacker wipes email service's primary and backup data

VFEmail suffers ‘catastrophic’ attack, as hacker wipes email service’s primary and backup data

There will be many angry customers of VFEmail who will be distraught at the thought that years’ worth of irreplaceable personal and business correspondence may have been wiped out. It’s understandable that some might turn their fury towards VFEmail.

But VFEmail is a victim too.

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Angry ex-employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin developer, and email to customers warning of security hole

Angry ex-employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin developer, and email to customers warning of security hole

Users of the popular WordPress translation plugin WPML (also known as WordPress MultiLingual) received an email from a hacker claiming to expose serious security vulnerabilities in the software that allegedly put the customers’ own websites at risk.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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