Coronavirus

The Civil Service’s rogue tweet about “Truth Twisters”

You can have a strong, unique password, you can have multi-factor authentication in place, but good luck preventing a member of your social media team ‘going rogue’.

An outbreak of Coronavirus trojans and scams

Recent weeks have seen a spate of scams and attacks associated with the Coronavirus pandemic, and there is little evidence of the end being in sight.

Smashing Security podcast #178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and special guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

Info on NHS Coronavirus app leaks out via Google Drive snafu

Sensitive documents about the UK’s Coronavirus-tracing app have reportedly been carelessly leaked via a publicly accessible Google Drive link.

TalkTalk’s ex-CEO Dido Harding heads up the UK’s Coronavirus tracing app…

Imagine you’re the UK Government in the middle of the biggest crisis the country has faced since World War II.

How are you going to instill some confidence that citizens should install a new Coronavirus tracing app?

Over 300 websites taken down in just two weeks as UK public report suspicious emails

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which tasks itself with “helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online,” is making impressive inroads against scam websites.

Smashing Security podcast #176: Hacking hacks and university attacks

Journalists spying on their rivals, the NHS rejects Apple and Google’s approach to Coronavirus-tracing, and universities are hit by an old-fashioned sexy lady attack.

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 Rik Ferguson.

Called to an urgent Zoom meeting with HR? It might be a phishing attack

Cybercriminals have sent out emails attempting to trick remote workers into believing they need to join a Zoom meeting to discuss their future employment.

Smashing Security podcast #175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and ‘Rona tracing

Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events?

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.

This Zoom trick would have spared swearing politician’s blushes

The Welsh Assembly had a Zoom meeting today to discuss the government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It… err.. didn’t go entirely to plan. See what happened and how you can prevent it from happening to you.

Smashing Security podcast #174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing

World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov joins us as we discuss celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new video game is being used for political ends.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

How to host safer Zoom meetings

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work from home for the first time, and use video conferencing apps that they’re not familiar with.

Guest contributor Philip Le Riche takes a closer look at what you can do to better protect your Zoom meetings.

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Zoom takes action after meeting IDs leak in careless screenshots

The video-conferencing app Zoom has been updated to remove the display of meeting IDs from its title bar, after a series of high profile privacy blunders by those sharing screenshots of their online meetings.

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

Smashing Security podcast #173: 5G fiascos, Zoom gloom, and butt biometrics

We take a look at the stinky backside of surveillance, gas about the latest video-conferencing threats, and jump into the murky world of 5G conspiracy theories.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, with special guest technology broadcaster David McClelland.

The UK Cabinet is meeting on Zoom… here’s the meeting ID

In case you’ve lost the Zoom meeting ID for today’s UK Cabinet meeting, here it is.

Has Houseparty really been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims

In recent days warnings have spread rapidly across social networking sites that the Houseparty app – which makes it easy for anyone to drop in for a video chat with friends locked down during the Coronavirus pandemic – is unsafe.

But is there any evidence?