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Smashing Security #117: SWATs on a plane

Why is Tampa’s mayor tweeting about blowing up the airport? Are hackers trying to connect with you via LinkedIn? And has Maria succeeded in her attempt to survive February without Facebook?

All this and much much more in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

Plus, after last week’s discussion about the legal battle between Mondelez and Zurich Insurance, we have a chat with security veteran Martin Overton to take a deeper look into cyberinsurance.


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bitdefender.com

Heads-up teenage hoodlums! Don’t SWAT Brian Krebs or else…

If you’re going to get your kicks SWATting others, my recommendation is not to target investigative cybercrime blogger Brian Krebs.

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


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welivesecurity.com

Teenager charged over Mumsnet hack and DDoS attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged by British police in connection with an internet attack that saw Mumsnet hacked, users’ accounts breached, passwords stolen, and the site blasted offline.

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


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welivesecurity.com

Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

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


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