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Smashing Security #130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

You won’t believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware… and how Carole gets her diva on.

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.


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Smashing Security #109: Grinches target Amazon and Reddit, stealing Christmas from the poor

Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.

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 The CyberWire’s Dave Bittner.


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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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Smashing Security #086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Crypto scamming Thai cave scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams!

All this and much 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 B J Mendelson.


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Facebook doesn’t want to eradicate fake news. If it did they’d kick out InfoWars

Facebook would like you to believe that it’s serious about ridding its platform of fake news. So how come InfoWars, one of the most notorious outlets of sick conspiracy theories, is allowed to maintain a page on the social network?


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The world’s most popular YouTube video has been hacked

Hackers have managed to deface an array of popular YouTube music videos, changing titles and thumbnail images.

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


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YouTube isn’t for kids

YouTube continues to recommend young kids watch some deeply weird (and sometimes downright disturbing) videos.


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Smashing Security #065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa

Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa.

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


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Stop dilly-dallying. Block all ads on YouTube

Even Google, one of the world’s largest advertising companies, seems to be incapable of guaranteeing a stream of safe ads.


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A desperate YouTube moderator scam spam

Times must be getting tough for spammers if they’re having to resort to these types of tricks to get their unwanted messages seen.


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The free Nintendo Switch emulator you stumbled upon? Sorry, it’s a fake!

If you want to play a game available for Nintendo Switch, you should just buy a Nintendo Switch. You shouldn’t go online looking for free workarounds or substitutes.

David Bisson reports.


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Privacy, risk and trolls: Dealing with the security challenges of YouTube fame

Interesting exploration by Joan Goodchild of CSO Online about the privacy issues facing YouTube vloggers: Unlike television and movie stars, these online celebrities face a different kind of privacy challenge because, by nature of the work they do, they are expected to be accessible and to interact with fans. Keeping things private and running a


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The difference between YouTube, YouTube Red and RedTube

Make sure you know the difference between YouTube Red and RedTube.

Otherwise, things could get embarrassing.


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Fake BBC and CNN reports claim £1 iPhone. Beware of Yotuube!

Have you found yourself on a webpage that breathlessly tells you that an iPhone 6 can be yours for just £1.

Maybe you made the same mistake as I made, and mistyped a URL…


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Watch out for bogus YouTube Music Key emails!

Spammed out email messages claimg that your six-month free trial of YouTube Music Key has expired, and you will soon have your credit card charged.


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Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos

Access to popular social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube has been shut down in Turkey, following a court ruling today. Sounds to me like a lot of Turkish people might want to get themselves a VPN…

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


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