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Zara Larsson wants your password so she can watch Game of Thrones

When a celebrity asks if you can share your password…


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A PSA for twits on Twitter

Twitter users have been warned not to fall for a prank that claimed their user interface would change colour if they told the service they were born in 2007, after a wave of users locked themselves out of their accounts for being underage.


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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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Twitter follow bots cut off from API, as accounts disabled for spreading misinformation from Iran and elsewhere

ManageFlitter, Statusbrew, and Crowdfire have had their access to the Twitter API revoked for allegedly helping users abuse the service, aggressively and repeatedly following and unfollowing large numbers of other accounts – a tactic frequently employed by Twitter spammers.

Meanwhile, Twitter and Facebook share details of the accounts they have shut down after finding they were spreading misinformation in the run-up to the US midterm elections.


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Twitter exposed some Android users’ protected tweets, and didn’t notice for over four years

Twitter has owned up to a privacy goof that exposed some Android users’ private tweets.


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Smashing Security #110: What? You can get paid to leave Facebook?

Twitter and the not-so-ethical hacking of celebrity accounts, study discovers how you can pay someone to quit Facebook for a year, and the millions of dollars you can make from uncovering software vulnerabilities.

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 Maria Varmazis.


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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.


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Another wave of Elon Musk bitcoin scams spread by verified Twitter accounts

The cryptocurrency giveaway scammers are up to their tricks again on Twitter, and it seems that Twitter simply can’t keep up with them.

My advice to Twitter? Make Login Verification compulsory for verified accounts.


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Smashing Security #101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails

A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.

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 Maria Varmazis.


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Twitter thought Elon Musk’s bizarre tweets were evidence he’d been hacked

It’s an odd state of affairs when the bogus Elon Musk accounts offering bitcoin giveaways appear more legitimate than the real Elon’s tweets.


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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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Smashing Security #094: Rogue browser extensions, Twitter presence, and how to cheat in exams

What’s the danger when browser extensions go bad? Is Twitter sharing your online status a boon for stalkers? And which of the show’s hosts is going to admit to cheating in their exams?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist David McClelland.


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Twitter testing new feature that reveals when you’re online

Good news for stalkers! Bad news for privacy. Twitter is working on a feature which will reveal when a user is currently online.


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Smashing Security #091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones

Just how did sextortionists get (some) of the digits in your phone number? Why are some hackers saying they won’t be going to DEF CON in Las Vegas anymore? And should Alex Jones from InfoWars be banned from Twitter?

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 special guest Maria Varmazis.


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Twitter CEO says they’re taking no action against InfoWars and Alex Jones

It’s the same content that Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple banned. But Twitter isn’t doing anything.


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Mind your company’s old Twitter accounts, rather than allowing them to be hijacked by hackers

There were only 13 episodes of the science fiction TV show “Almost Human” aired before it was pulled from the schedules in 2014.

But its Twitter account lives on, under the control of cryptocurrency giveaway scammers.


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