Smashing Security #121: Hijacked motel rooms, ASUS PCs, and leaky apps

An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms.

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 Maria Varmazis.

Asus pushes out urgent security update after its own automatic Live Update tool was hacked

Taiwan-based technology giant Asus is advising concerned customers to run a newly-created diagnostic tool on their Windows computers after hackers pushed out malware to what some security researchers have estimated to be as many as one million PCs using Asus’s own Live Update software tool.

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

Hackers poison Asus software updates, may have infected one million PCs

Hundreds of thousands of Asus PCs may have been infected with malware installed by Asus’s own automatic Live Update tool.

Asus Eee Box PC ships with virus

Read more in my article at Naked Security.