Category Archives: Law & order

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

Smashing Security #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.

Smashing Security #089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters

Smashing Security #089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters

Ransomware rears its head again, Dixons Carphone reveals its data breach was almost 1000% worse than they previously thought, a man is accused of stealing five million dollars worth of cryptocurrency through hijacking mobile phones, and a Canadian guy called Norman is rushing to get the typewriters out of storage.

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 journalist Geoff White.

Naked Security – Sophos: NSA hasn’t closed security windows Snowden climbed through

One of three problems found in an audit: two-person access controls haven't been properly implemented at data centers and equipment rooms.



Naked Security - Sophos

NSA hasn’t closed security windows Snowden climbed through

One of three problems found in an audit: two-person access controls haven't been properly implemented at data centers and equipment rooms.

Russian hackers are ready to disrupt US energy utilities, says DHS

Jonathan Homer says Russian hackers have snared “hundreds of victims” in the utilities and equipment sectors and "got to the point where they could have thrown switches” in a way that could have caused power blackouts.

Automated money-laundering scheme found in free-to-play games

The scammers automatically created iOS accounts with valid email accounts, then automatically used stolen cards to buy and resell stuff.

Smashing Security #087: How Russia hacked the US election

Smashing Security #087: How Russia hacked the US election

Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.

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.

Twitter shutters accounts linked to US election hacking

The move comes after special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russians believed to have used the accounts as fronts in US election hacking.

Hackers break into newswire services, trade on what they find

Some financially-motivated hackers go straight for the money, but others take a more circuitous route, going after information that they can use for profit. That’s what criminals convicted this week did until they were caught in 2015, earning millions in ill-gotten gains.

Smashing Security #084: No! My voice is not my password

Smashing Security #084: No! My voice is not my password

Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who’s been turning up your central heating?

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 John Hawes from AMTSO.