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Donald Trump accidentally reveals “secret” plan by waving document around

The President of the United States took to the sunshine-filled garden of the White House to wave around what he claimed was a secret agreement on migration with Mexico.

It wasn’t a secret for long…


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Smashing Security #130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.

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.


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Donald Trump’s ‘Executive Time’ leak – journalists retype documents to protect White House source

Such a leak is likely to anger Trump and the White House, of course, and so Axios had to be careful not to throw their source under the bus.


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Smashing Security #100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster

Yes, it’s the 100th edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

There’s a little celebration at both ends of this week’s podcast – but the meat of the sandwich is our normal look at the security stories of the last week – including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees.


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000000 is Kanye West’s iPhone passcode

You can bet mischievous hackers are right now trying to crack into Kanye West’s online accounts with equally diabolical passwords.


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Security breach in the White House’s Situation Room

A former reality TV star was able to sneak in her smartphone and record secret conversations in the Situation Room, supposedly the most secure place in the White House.


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Smashing Security #087: How Russia hacked the US election

Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.

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.


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Paul Manafort accused of ‘foldering’ to hide communications

Foldering is a way of communicating without sending a message. And it’s just got Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman into an awful lot of trouble.


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Delete all your emails and acid wash your hard drives, says security expert Sean Hannity

Some people don’t know if you should trust the media anymore, with accusations of fake news flying here, there, and everywhere.

Which makes me wonder who can you trust for computer security advice? How about a TV host?


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End-to-end encryption doesn’t stop the FBI reading your messages. Just ask Paul Manafort

End-to-end encryption is really neat, but it only encrypts *between* those who are doing the communicating.


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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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Guccifer 2.0’s schoolboy error reveals he’s hacking from Moscow

So-called “lone hacker” was in fact an officer with Russia’s military intelligence division. Forgetting to enable his VPN on one single occasion helped investigators identify his real location.

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


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Cambridge Analytica controversy: Was there a Facebook data breach?

It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook as a data breach.

It’s much worse than that.


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Cambridge Analytica’s grab of 50 million Facebook users’ data

Cambridge Analytica is widely credited for helping Donald Trump’s successful campaign on social media to be elected President of the United States.

But now it has been suspended from Facebook, following claims that it gathered the profiles of some 50 million users without their knowledge.


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Facebook bans anti-Islamic group Britain First

Facebook takes action – banning anti-Islamic Britain First from its network.


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Hope Hicks hacked

So-called “Trump Whisperer” Hope Hicks claims that she has fallen victim to email hackers, and so cannot provide emails requested by the House Intelligence Committee.


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