Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers’ full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the latest devices left open to abuse by hackers, and we remind you why password managers are a good idea on World Password Day.
Oh, and our guest serenades us with a hit from the 1980s!
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 broadcaster and journalist David McClelland.
David McClelland – @davidmcclelland
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- Mobile Phone Maker BLU Reaches Settlement with FTC over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims
- Phone maker settles charges it let partner collect customers’ text messages
- Backdoor in some Android phones caught secretly sending data to China
- UK bank advises against password managers – Twitter
- Santander Locks Horns with Security Pros, NCSC Over Password Managers
- Passwords – a Smashing Security splinter episode
- Terrifying Ski Lift Malfunction Caught On Camera – YouTube
- Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet
- Control of Tyrolean cable car open in the network accessible
- BBC Sound Effects
- Chess – English National Opera
- Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok "From CHESS" – YouTube
- Elaine Paige, Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well "From CHESS" – YouTube
- World Community Grid – Research Overview
- Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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