Archive | Privacy

62 days after discovering data leak, Equifax warns that 143 million US consumers could be at risk

40 days after discovering data leak, Equifax warns that 143 million US consumers could be at risk

Equifax has announced that it has been hacked, and approximately 143 million US consumers may have had their names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses accessed by criminals. In some instances, driver license numbers have also been accessed.

143 million? That's just under half the population of the United States.

Read more...
Smashing Security #41: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bossesPODCAST

Smashing Security #041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses

It's easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can't tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers' activities.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest David Bisson.

Read more...
Smashing 40 thumbPODCAST

Smashing Security #040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars

Are public figures lying about being hacked? What were online criminals doing with 711 million email addresses? And how could scammers profit from Hurricane Harvey?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by HaveIBeenPwned's Troy Hunt.

Read more...