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Hackers stole Flipboard users’ email addresses and hashed passwords

Flipboard warns that hackers gained access to its systems and accessed hashed passwords for nine months.


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Smashing Security #125: Pick of the thief!

WannaCry’s “accidental hero” pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up.

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 John Hawes.


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Appearing on the ‘Random but Memorable’ podcast

Just before Christmas I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the “Random but Memorable” podcast, hosted by Matt Davey and Michael Fey of 1Password.

Take a listen.


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Smashing Security #106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?

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 Maria Varmazis.

And don’t miss our special bonus interview about passwords with Rachael Stockton of LastPass.


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Smashing Security #073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up

Politician admits to hacking a rival’s website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.


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Smashing Security podcast #056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords

Why you should check your Airbnb for hidden cameras, a hacker attempts a different kind of jailbreak, and British MPs prove that they really are clueless when it comes to cybersecurity.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Ian Whalley.


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How was Hacking Team hacked?

The attacker who stole Hacking Team’s data gained access to an employee’s computer while the victim was still logged in, as Simon PG Edwards explains.


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Extrasignum complexitus! My infosec superpower

If you had one infosecurity super power, what would it be?

Mine is Extrasignum complexitus. And if you don’t know what that is, you’ll have to read on…


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