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Phone scam exploits Russian hacking fears

Guest contributor Bob Covello describes an unexpected phone call he received out of the blue.


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Smashing Security #087: How Russia hacked the US election

Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.

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.


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Reality Winner pleads guilty after being unmasked by microdots

Reality Winner, the US government contractor who leaked top secret documents about Russian hacking, has pleaded guilty.


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Smashing Security #082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail

Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be ‘live testing’ cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password.

All this and much 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 football-mad John Leyden from The Register.


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Delete all your emails and acid wash your hard drives, says security expert Sean Hannity

Some people don’t know if you should trust the media anymore, with accusations of fake news flying here, there, and everywhere.

Which makes me wonder who can you trust for computer security advice? How about a TV host?


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tripwire.com

VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now!

At least half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world have been infected by a sophisticated botnet, in preparation for an alleged planned cyber attack on Ukraine.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Kaspersky Lab plays Swiss gambit in attempt to assuage Russian spying fears

Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is moving some of its core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland.


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bitdefender.com

US, UK, and Australian governments accuse Russia of targeting networking infrastructure

An alert warns that since 2015 large numbers of enterprise-class and consumer routers, switches, firewalls, and Network-based Intrusion Detection Systems have been compromised to further the national security and economic goals of Russia.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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bitdefender.com

Guccifer 2.0’s schoolboy error reveals he’s hacking from Moscow

So-called “lone hacker” was in fact an officer with Russia’s military intelligence division. Forgetting to enable his VPN on one single occasion helped investigators identify his real location.

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


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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for allegedly hijacking supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

Scientists were allegedly using one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins.


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How Dutch intelligence spied on the Russian hackers attacking the DNC

Media reports from The Netherlands claim that hackers embedded within the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD watched Russian hackers attack the United States… for years.


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Naked rowers calendar hit by denial-of-service attack following Russia ‘ban’

“If they can’t cope with a few naked bums, then frankly that’s quite sad.”


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bitdefender.com

How to better protect your data when you’re on a business trip overseas

What should you be doing to protect yourself better digitally if you’re travelling to a high-risk country?

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Smashing Security podcast #047: Kaspersky, AI, and a well-handled data breach

America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov.

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


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McAfee joins the anti-Kaspersky witch hunt in shitty attempt to sell a few boxes

A witch hunt against a long-established major player in the infosecurity space should be something that brings the industry together. It’s ghastly to see how McAfee is behaving.


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Apple Developer site goes down and some users are fearing a hack

Some Apple developers claim their profiles have been updated to display an address in Russia.


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