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Smashing Security #081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award PODCAST

Smashing Security #081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award

The ‘mastermind’ behind the Owari botnet doesn’t seem to have learnt anything from his victims, someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an embarrassing sentence from a letter sent to customers, and we’re officially the best security podcast!

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, with cameo appearances by John Hawes, John Leyden, Paul Ducklin, and Mikko Hyppönen.

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Jail for man who launched DDoS attacks against Skype, Google, and Pokemon Go

Jail for man who launched DDoS attacks against Skype, Google, and Pokemon Go

A British man has been sentenced to two years in jail after admitting to a series of computer crime offences, which included over 100 attempts to knock the likes of Google, Skype and Nintendo’s popular video game Pokemon Go offline.

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

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Smashing Security podcast #052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob PODCAST

Smashing Security #052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob

Is your sex toy listening to you? Do you trust Facebook with your most intimate photos? And just how did a vengeful DDoSer come up with that nickname?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes.

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