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48 million people put at risk after firm that scraped info from social networks left it exposed for anyone to download

48 million people put at risk after firm that scraped social networks left data exposed for anyone to download

Chances are that you’ve never heard of Washington-based data firm LocalBlox. But that doesn’t mean that they haven’t heard of you. And it doesn’t mean that your personal information hasn’t been recklessly exposed through their sloppy disregard for the most basic security.

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

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Smashing Security #072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?

Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They’ve all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn’t. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy.

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

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Smashing Security #071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems PODCAST

Smashing Security #071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham.

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 Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure.

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Smashing Security #068: Malware from outer space! PODCAST

Smashing Security #068: Malware from outer space!

If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham *please* stop talking about text adventure games?

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 journalist (and possible spy) James Thomson.

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