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Smashing Security #091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones

Just how did sextortionists get (some) of the digits in your phone number? Why are some hackers saying they won’t be going to DEF CON in Las Vegas anymore? And should Alex Jones from InfoWars be banned from Twitter?

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 special guest Maria Varmazis.


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Twitter CEO says they’re taking no action against InfoWars and Alex Jones

It’s the same content that Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple banned. But Twitter isn’t doing anything.


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Mind your company’s old Twitter accounts, rather than allowing them to be hijacked by hackers

There were only 13 episodes of the science fiction TV show “Almost Human” aired before it was pulled from the schedules in 2014.

But its Twitter account lives on, under the control of cryptocurrency giveaway scammers.


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bitdefender.com

Here’s why Twitter will lock your account if you change your display name to Elon Musk

There’s bad news if your name really is “Elon Musk”.

You’re going to have to jump over some additional hurdles to convince Twitter that you should be allowed to change your display name to the one you share with the boss of Tesla and SpaceX.

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


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Elon Musk retracts vile Twitter accusation against cave rescuer

Tesla chief Elon Musk retracts his unfounded allegations against man who helped boys escape from a Thai cave, but scammers are given another opportunity to strike.


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Smashing Security #086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Crypto scamming Thai cave scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams!

All this and much 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 B J Mendelson.


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Thai Cave rescue scammers pose as Elon Musk

Time and time again, crypto scammers are creating accounts in the names of known Twitter users and using devious tricks to fool their followers into believing they are reading a genuine message from the likes of Elon Musk.


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bitdefender.com

Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys.

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


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Donald Trump’s smartphone security: an inconvenient truth

According to reports, US President Donald Trump hasn’t been following the advice of his security team, and is resisting their attempts to regularly check his iPhone to see if it has been hacked.


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Yes, you should change your Twitter password – but don’t panic

Yes, you should change your Twitter password. And you should ensure you’re not using the same password anywhere else. And you should enable Login Verification.

But you shouldn’t panic.


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My Twitter was hacked, claims John McAfee

Security veteran John McAfee says that his Twitter account was hacked, and that’s why he’s turned OFF two-factor authentication.


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tripwire.com

Twitter just got more serious about two-factor authentication. Here’s how to better protect your account

If you still haven’t properly secured your Twitter account with two-factor authentication then you have one less excuse today.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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So it wasn’t Anderson Cooper who called Donald Trump a pathetic loser on Twitter after all…

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper found himself making headlines last week when his Twitter account appeared to have said something apparently designed to bruise the US president’s ego.


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Former policewoman who stalked married man is jailed for 11 months

A former policewoman will spend the next 11 months in prison for her decision to harass and stalk a married man online.

David Bisson reports.


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Smashing Security podcast #045: Deloitte fail, CCleaner, and dotards on Twitter

Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn’t planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon.

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 Phil Wood of Cisco.


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Trump appointee says for the ‘past several years’ he has been the victim of ‘multiple cyber attacks’

Apparently it wasn’t him who said those nasty things about Barack Obama’s mom.


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