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Smashing Security #061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm PODCAST

Smashing Security #061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm

User interfaces and poor procedures lead to pandemonium in Hawaii, hackers are attempting to trick victims into opening cryptocurrency-related email attachments, and yet more pox-ridden apps are found in Android’s Google Play store.

All this and much much more is discussed in latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin.

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Hawaii's missile alert agency keeps its password on a Post-it note

Hawaii’s missile alert agency keeps its password on a Post-it note

Last Saturday the people of Hawaii received a terrifying alert about a ballistic missile heading its way. Thankfully, the alert turned out to have been sent in error by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Now evidence has come to light that some of the organisation’s staff might be in the habit of sticking Post-it notes containing passwords onto their computer monitors.

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

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