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Smashing Security #097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe

Why was Zoho’s website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States?

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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Feedback scammers attempting to extort millions from 5,000 major companies

Can you trust that .feedback site really belongs to who you think it belongs?

David Bisson reports.


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Domain name hijacking – what it is, and how you can stop your company being the next victim

How do you think your customers would feel if they visited your business’s website and were greeted with an offensive image or malicious code? And how would you feel knowing that hackers could pull off an attack like this without changing a single byte of your site?

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Bogus web domain suspension notice leads to malware

Beware fake notification emails claiming that your website has been suspended.

Malicious hackers are attempting to trick you into infecting your Windows computer with malware.


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Syrian Electronic Army hackers meddle (briefly) with Facebook’s domain

The Syrian Electronic Army’s hack of MarkMonitor put them within a hair’s breadth of hijacking Facebook’s domain.

Things could have been much worse.


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Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.


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Typosquatting – study reveals the real risks when you mistype a website’s name [VIDEO]

Security expert Paul Ducklin has taken an indepth look at the scale and the risk of the typosquatting industry: registering misspellings of popular website domain names in an attempt to profit from typing mistakes.


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Home Office links to X-rated Japanese website

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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