Imagine you’re in an abusive relationship, and things have turned violent.
You leave him, block his Facebook account, and update the name on your profile to hide your identity.
Would you expect your ex-partner to be able to see what your new name is?
Footballers’ wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it’s in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.
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 Dave Bittner.
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office.
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 Oli Skertchly.
Next time someone connected to Facebook tries to convince you that it’s now really serious about privacy you know they’re pulling your leg.
You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.
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.
A security researcher has discovered a publicly-accessible database containing the details of millions of Instagram users, including their contact information.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Yes, you should update WhatsApp.
But not for the reasons they’re telling you.
Have you ever been curious just how much vetting Facebook does before it accepts cash for an ad or a sponsored post?
Judging by what’s popping up in some users’ newsfeeds, the answer is not that much.
What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?
Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.
A British fan of actor Jason Statham was fooled into thinking she had formed an online relationship with the Hollywood hard man, after joining a Facebook fan page for the “Fast and Furious” star… and ended up losing hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Facebook may have to pay up to US $5 billion due to an FTC inquiry into the social network’s privacy practices. But you can bet your bottom dollar we haven’t seen the last of the social network’s dodgy dealings.
Just another day at Facebook.
Yes, they stole 1.5 million people’s address books without asking permission, but hey they say it was “unintentional” so….
British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave a passionate speech at the TED conference in Vancouver this week. You should watch it.
Security researchers have discovered a huge amount of data containing information about tens of thousands of Facebook users, left available for anyone to access – no password required.
The culprits? Third-party developers.
Stretching back as far as 2012, Facebook has been storing the passwords of hundreds of millions of users unencrypted, in plaintext.
And those passwords were searchable by Facebook staff…