Smashing Security podcast #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.

Smashing Security podcast #013: Assault with a deadly tweet

Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane?

Take a listen to the latest Smashing Security podcast, with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Alex Eckelberry.

German steel works suffered “massive damage” after hack attack

Hackers who compromised a German steel works inflicted serious damage on one of its blast furnaces, according to a newly released report.

Targeted attacks explored in Proofpoint infographic

Security experts at Proofpoint have produced an attractive infographic summing up the threat posed by targeted attacks and spear-phishing.

The FBI has the Syrian Electronic Army in its sights

The FBI has added the notorious Syrian Electronic Army to its “wanted list”, issuing an advisory warning of the group’s hacking activities that have embarrassed a number of media organisations in recent months.