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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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?
End-to-end encryption is really neat, but it only encrypts *between* those who are doing the communicating.
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.
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.
It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook as a data breach.
It’s much worse than that.
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.
Facebook takes action - banning anti-Islamic Britain First from its network.
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.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper found himself making headlines last week when his Twitter account appeared to have said something apparently designed to bruise the US president’s ego.
How to protect yourself from Bitcoin hackers, why you should think twice before giving Amazon the keys to your house, and how a private investigator tried to hack Donald Trump’s tax returns.
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, joined this week by Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure.
Apparently it wasn’t him who said those nasty things about Barack Obama’s mom.
Visited a website protesting against the current US President? Law enforcement wants to know who you are…
You won’t be surprised to hear it’s easy to create a webmail account in the name of Donald Trump Jr, Anthony Scaramucci or Jared Kushner.
And, of course, there are always people who will trust emails from such accounts all too quickly…
This weekend a number of state government websites in Ohio were defaced by a pro-ISIS group calling itself Team System DZ. Affected sites displayed anti-Trump messages, and played the Islamic call to prayer through visiting computers’ speakers.
Gizmodo’s attempt to reveal Donald Trump’s administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware. And will the US Army insist IT security professionals spend months ironing their bedsheets..?
Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined on the podcast this week by special guest Paul Ducklin.