Smashing Security #080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple’s private conversation to a random contact.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET’s Tommi Uhlemann.

PornHub visitors hit with malware attack via poisoned ads

Poisoned ads served up by the X-rated adult PornHub site tricked users into installing malicious browser updates.

Porn sites are giving up on Adobe Flash – and who can blame them?

Pornhub says goodbye to Flash. Security-conscious users shout huzzah!

Happy ending for Pornhub after vulnerability researchers gain access to entire user database

Now we know where Google’s engineers surf in their lunch break.

Pornhub asks for help hardening its security

If you find a new backdoor – let us know, says popular X-rated adult video website.