US Cyber Command warns nation-state hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

US Cyber Command has issued an alert about an unnamed foreign country’s attempt to spread malware through the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook, as concerns are raised of a rise in an Iranian-backed hacking group’s activities.

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

Smashing Security #014: Protecting webmail

What can you do to better protect your online email accounts?

In this special edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined by special guest Paul Ducklin, share tips on how to better defend your Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook/etc account.

How to hack into an email account, just by knowing your victim’s mobile number

Symantec has issued a warning about a successful scam being perpetrated against users of webmail services such as Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo.

Bad news if you tried to access your Outlook email from China this weekend…

Is privacy important to you? It is to many people and businesses around the world, who like to feel confident that nobody is snooping upon their private communications.

So I hope you weren’t accessing your Outlook.com email account from China this weekend…


Patch Tuesday will fix zero-day flaw that meant just previewing an Outlook email could infect your computer

It’s one thing to have a security hole that relies upon users visiting an infected website, or opening a dodgy attachment – but it’s quite a different level of threat when simply *previewing* a message in your email client infects your computer.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.