Smashing Security #109: Grinches target Amazon and Reddit, stealing Christmas from the poor

Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.

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 The CyberWire’s Dave Bittner.

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VIDEO: The Christmas gift of computer security

Do the decent thing and share a little joy by checking your loved ones’ computers this Christmas time.

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Pub fires chef. Chef has Twitter password. You can guess the rest…

If the person you are firing has the keys to your social media presence (such as your Twitter account), it might be an idea to change the password *before* firing that person.

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Free ASDA Voucher scam tries to ruin Christmas on Facebook

A scam is spreading on Facebook, luring unsuspecting social networkers into clicking by pretending to be supermarket vouchers in the run-up to Christmas.

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Spare a thought for those working this Christmas..

There are some groups of people for whom it’s just another day, who don’t have the luxury of taking some time off just because it’s December 25th. Yes, I’m talking about the spammers, the scammers, the cybercriminals, the identity thieves..

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Amazon shipping update email spreads malware attack in time for Christmas

Malware is being spammed out pretending to be a shipping order update from

Don’t be fooled, and always be suspicious of unsolicited emails!

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A short history of Christmas malware

Graham Cluley jumps in his TARDIS, and takes us on a trip through time to see Christmas-related malware from 1987 to present.

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The dumbest malware attack I’ve seen this week

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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