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Smashing Security #150: Liverpool WAGs, Facebook politics, and a selfie stalker

Footballers’ wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it’s in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.

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 Dave Bittner.


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La Liga fined €250,000 after Android app spied on football fans

The Spanish football league La Liga has been hit with a fine after its official Android app was found sneakily listening to people’s surroundings when soccer matches were being played.

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


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Smashing Security #082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail

Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be ‘live testing’ cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password.

All this and much 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 football-mad John Leyden from The Register.


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Sometimes hacks can be more about mischief than malice

Once again, FC Barcelona has had its social media accounts hacked.

Maybe they want to think a little bit more about improving their defence?


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Simple security tips for FIFA World Cup fans

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil.

But if you’re travelling, what precautions should you take to stay safe online?


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England footballers have their passport details leaked on Twitter

In an embarrassing breach of security, the passport numbers of members of the England Football squad have been accidentally tweeted out by the team’s official sponsor.

Find out more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Syrian hackers hijack FC Barcelona’s Twitter account

Talk about putting the boot in…

The notorious Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed another scalp overnight, hijacking the Twitter account of the world-famous Barcelona football club.


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Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint file

Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.


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Was UK’s 2018 FIFA World Cup bid hacked by Russia? FBI investigates

The FBI is investigating claims that the USA and English bids to host the 2018 soccer World Cup competition had their email accounts targeted by hackers.

The successful Russian bid has denied that it participated in any dirty tricks.


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David Beckham’s website defaced by hackers

The website of British football superstar David Beckham has been hacked, with an image of a hapless dog attempting to eat a bowl of food painted on a street sign.

Is this an own goal for the soccer ace?


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World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.


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Hackers hijack top Russian football club’s website

Fans of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, one of Russia’s top football clubs, got a surprise this morning if they visited the team’s website.

Instead of seeing stories and images of their favourite soccer players in action, they were presented with a page of insults directed at the city’s political leaders.


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English football sex cheat photos snare unwary Facebook users

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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“Cry-baby” Maradona’s website hacked by Peruvian football fan

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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