Smashing Security podcast #090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC’s DDoS BS

Fortnite players are told they’ll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn’t hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon’s VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns.

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 David Bisson.

Yahoo sale to Verizon delayed, following revelation of massive security breaches

If you’re in the business of scooping up another company, you probably want to uncover all of its dirty little secrets before you hand over any cash.

Man sues Verizon for $72 million, says negligence allowed him to commit ID theft

A Florida inmate feels it is Verizon’s negligence that allowed him to steal another man’s identity, which in turn led to his arrest and a 10-year prison sentence.

David Bisson reports.

Verizon is playing hard ball with Yahoo after hack

Verizon could reduce the price it will pay to acquire Yahoo, or walk away from the $5 billion deal completely.

Verizon Enterprise suffers its own data breach, 1.5 million customers’ info offered up for sale

It is certainly ironic that Verizon Enterprise – which is well known for its annual report on the latest trends in data breaches – itself experienced a breach.

David Bisson reports.

US Intelligence chief has his phone account hacked, calls forwarded to Free Palestine Movement

Normally when you see a headline referring to intelligence agencies and phone accounts being hacked, you expect in this day and age that it’s law enforcement that is doing the hacking.

But not in this case.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Email from Vodafone or Verizon about an over limit credit balance? Beware!

Read more in my article at Naked Security.