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Smashing Security #138: Logic bombs, brain data exploitation, and Digga D tweets

Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police’s Twitter account and website?

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 BJ Mendelson.


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How bank hackers stole £1.25 million with a simple piece of computer hardware

On 4 April 2013, Darius Bolder walked into the Swiss Cottage branch of Barclays bank in North London and – posing as an IT technician – managed to gain entry to the back office.

Guess what happened next…


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BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

Hackers have defaced the BlackBerry blog, angry at RIM’s announcement that they would help the authorities investigate who was responsible for riots which have hit London.


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British police issue warning to internet hacktivists

The Metropolitan Police have taken the unusual step of using Twitter to send a message to anyone considering supporting internet attacks against companies and governments.

The warning comes days after the arrest of an alleged hacker suspected of being the spokesperson of Anonymous and LulzSec.


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