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Smashing Security #095: British Airways hack, Mac apps steal browser history, and one person has 285,000 texts leaked

Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro’s apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort’s daughter wants Twitter to remove a link.

All this and 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 David Emm of Kaspersky Lab.


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Trend Micro apologises after Mac apps found scooping up users’ browser history

Trend Micro has confirmed reports that some of its Mac consumer products were silently sending users’ browser history to its servers, and apologised to customers for any “concern they might have felt.”

But apparently it’s the users’ fault anyway for not reading the EULA.


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Not all anti-virus firms are of interest to the NSA and GCHQ, leaked files reveal

You know you’ve really made it as an anti-virus company when intelligence agencies like the NSA and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ are looking for vulnerabilities in your software, and interested in spying on the emails that your customers send you about new malware.


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Malicious ads run next to popular YouTube videos, laced with the Sweet Orange exploit kit

Security researchers have discovered a criminal campaign exploiting the YouTube platform, where some of the site’s most popular videos have had malicious adverts displayed alongside them.


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Are Americans less intelligent than Russians? Trend Micro security chief says yes

Are Americans dumber than Russians?

Wait. You don’t have to rush to answer that, because a computer security company has done the hard work for you, and come to a definitive conclusion.


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Sochi Olympics hacking fears hyped by misleading NBC TV report

Earlier this week, NBC News broadcast a sensational report about the dangers of taking computers to the Sochi Olympics in Russia.

Unfortunately, it’s complete bunk – and badly misrepresents the facts.


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Worryingly, CryptoLocker ransomware turns from a Trojan… into a worm

As if CryptoLocker wasn’t causing enough problems by infecting and locking thousands of innocent users’ Windows computers, security researchers have discovered a new variant of the ransomware that takes its propagation to a new level.


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Can you trust Conficker clean-up advice on Twitter?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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InfoWorld tests McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro and Check Point

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Anti-virus company Trend Micro: Our website has been hacked, risk of Trojan horse infection

If you have visited the website of anti-virus company Trend Micro this week there is a chance that your computer has been exposed to malware.

According to reports in the Japanese media, a number of webpages on the firm’s Japanese and English-language website were altered by hackers on Sunday 9 March, who used a malicious iFrame exploit to deliver a Trojan horse onto surfers’ computers.


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