Smashing Security podcast #009: False flags and hacker clues

The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker?

All this and more is discussed in the latest podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault.

Oh, and Carole gets Graham and Vanja to apologise for mistakes of their past…

Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law charged with hacking celebrity chef’s email

Potty-mouthed celebrity chef’s father-in-law and children charged with conspiracy to hack computer.

How to better protect your WhatsApp account with two-step verification (2SV)

If you’re a WhatsApp user you should enable its new 2-step verification security feature.

David Bisson explains why and how.

Anonymous hacker took down 10,000+ dark web sites, including child abuse content

An Anonymous hacker claims they took down more than 10,000 dark web sites because they were hosting child abuse material and other harmful content.

David Bisson reports.

Hacker blackmails David Beckham following email leak

David Beckham has reportedly refused to pay an extortionist £1 million after a cache of private messages were stolen from his publicist’s email system.

Buggy Pentagon systems a dream come true to attackers, says researcher

Vulnerable servers owned by the Department of Defense could allow hackers to launch digital attacks via the Pentagon’s systems, says a researcher.

David Bisson reports.

LeakedSource data breach website goes offline following alleged police raid

The data breach aggregator and lookup service LeakedSource has gone offline following what appears to have been a police raid.

David Bisson reports.

How to tell if your Snapchat has been hacked, and how to get it back

With over 150 million active users, Snapchat is a hugely popular online messaging service.

David Bisson reports on how to know if your Snapchat account has been attacked by hackers, and the steps you need to take to regain control.

Hacking airplane entertainment systems

Hackers could exploit several flaws in the Panasonic Avionic In-Flight Entertainment system to spoil an airline flight for their fellow passengers.

David Bisson reports.

How to secure your Wi-Fi network – the more advanced version

David Bisson offers further tips that users can follow to better protect their Wi-Fi and boost their router security.

Gooligan hooligans have compromised at least one million Google accounts

Over one million Google accounts have been put at risk by a new Android malware campaign called Gooligan.

David Bisson reports.

Hackers threaten to leak bank customers’ account info unless they pay up

Extortionists are threatening to publish the account information of a hacked banks’ customers unless they hand over cash.

David Bisson reports.

Were your grandparents hacking in 1963?

More than 50 years ago, on November 20, 1963, MIT’s campus newspaper published what is believed to be the first ever mention of computer hacking.

Gorilla Glue finds itself in sticky situation after hackers steal data

The Dark Overlord hacking gang claims to have made off with 500 GB of Gorilla Glue’s data including R&D materials and access to personal email accounts of staff.

David Bisson reports.

Hacker busted after laundering money using his own email and IP address

If only more online criminals were as dumb as this…

David Bisson reports.

Who cut off Julian Assange’s internet access? Ecuador, accusing him of interfering in US election

Ecuador has said it pulled the plug on Julian Assange’s web access out of concern that he was using WikiLeaks to influence the U.S. presidential election.

David Bisson reports.