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Smashing Security #133: Cookie cock-ups, Hong Kong protests, and smart TV virus scans

We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won’t believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant.

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 James Thomson.


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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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The Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is hacked

As hacker claims the entire process can be completed in just three minutes, you would be wise to remember that fingerprints are not the same as passwords.


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Earn up to $200K finding bugs in Samsung smartphones

Samsung has announced a new bug bounty program that offers rewards of up to $200,000 for qualifying vulnerability reports.

David Bisson reports.


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bitdefender.com

How a single SMS can break your Samsung Galaxy Android phone

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2017, and we’re still talking about Android phones being compromised by boobytrapped SMS text messages.

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


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bitdefender.com

Samsung SmartCam owners warned of hacker hijack vulnerability

A group of security researchers have uncovered a critical security hole in Samsung SmartCam devices that could allow malicious hackers to remotely seize complete control of cameras, and run malicious code.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender blog.


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Samsung tells Galaxy Note 7 users to stop using it, and turn it off NOW

Gives a whole new meaning for an expensive gadget burning a hole in your pocket…


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Attackers can exploit Samsung SmartThings design flaws to break into your home

Researchers have uncovered two significant design flaws in Samsung SmartThings that could allow attackers to break into users’ homes.

David Bisson reports.


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Google was ever so quick to throw out that Android ad blocker… shame they can be slower on malware

Having rocketed to the top of the download charts in the Google Play store, the Android ad blocker AdBlock Fast fell down to earth with a bump yesterday as it was removed for violating developer guidelines.


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heatsoftware.com

Big news. Google patching millions of Android devices against Stagefright exploit

If you needed any more convincing as to just how big a deal the recently discovered Stagefright vulnerability is on Android devices, just take a look at Google’s response.

Read more in my article on the Optimal Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

Samsung says it will update updater that disabled Windows Update

Quite why Samsung ever thought disabling Windows Update was a good idea is a mystery to me.

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


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It wasn’t malware that disabled Windows Update on your PC, it was Samsung

What do you want? Security patches direct from Microsoft, or updates to the OEM bloatware that came pre-installed on your Samsung notebook?


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tripwire.com

Samsung announces fix for major Galaxy keyboard security flaw

There is good news today for many of the 600 million Samsung Galaxy users who have been put at risk by a security flaw in the pre-installed SwiftKey keyboard.

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


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bitdefender.com

Samsung Galaxy phones at risk from massive security flaw

Security researchers have gone public with details of a security flaw that, they say, could impact over 600 million Samsung mobile devices worldwide – including the recently released Galaxy S6.

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


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welivesecurity.com

Stop talking in front of Samsung TVs… if you value your privacy

Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.

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


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Virus infected: Samsung digital photo frames

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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