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Smashing Security #016: Wonga wronga! PODCAST

Smashing Security #016: Wonga wronga!

Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics' sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of thousands of current and former Wonga customers at risk.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast.

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Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

There's no doubt that a life of cybercrime can earn its most successful overlords a considerable amount of money, but you will always have to live with the fear that you could be apprehended and - if convicted - spend years in prison.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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Smashing Security 013: Assault with a deadly tweet PODCAST

Smashing Security #013: Assault with a deadly tweet

Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane?

Take a listen to the latest Smashing Security podcast, with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Alex Eckelberry.

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US charges Russian FSB officials in connection with massive Yahoo security breach

US charges Russian FSB officials in connection with massive Yahoo security breach

The United States has charged four men, including two officials of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency, in connection with a hacking attack against Yahoo that saw the details of 500 million users stolen and the use of forged cookies to break into accounts.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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