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Smashing Security #120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy!

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 Paul Ducklin.


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Signal and Telegram messaging services offline for some hours

Users of the popular encrypted messaging services Signal and Telegram have been reporting problems accessing the services.


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Spyware abuses Telegram messaging app to target Iranian Android users

Unsuspecting Iranian users of the Telegram app, best watch out – or they could find themselves the target of Android spyware.

David Bisson reports.


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Telegram lets scammers connect directly with potential victims by way of stored contacts

Scammers can use the Telegram mobile messaging app to connect with a potential victim if they already have their phone number in their contact list.

David Bisson reports.


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Israeli security firm claims to have hacked ISIS forum, discloses future targets

An Israeli security company says that it hacked an ISIS forum and disclosed where members of the terrorist organization might be planning future attacks.

David Bisson reports.


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Telegram bug allows attackers to crash devices, jack up phone bills

Two Iranian security researchers have found a way to exploit a vulnerability in the popular Telegram instant messaging app.

David Bisson reports.


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