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Graham Cluley
  • Unlocking Android phones with a 3D-printed head

    Graham Cluley
    Forbes journalist Thomas Brewster wanted to find out just how well a variety of Android phones and a top-of-the-range Apple iPhone would fare against a determined attempt to break facial recognition. And he did that by having a 3D-model printed of his head.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #108: Hoaxes, Huawei and chatbots - with Mikko Hyppönen

    Graham Cluley
    The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei’s CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps.
    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 guests Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure and technology journalist Geoff White.
  • Supermicro says independent investigation found no spy chips on its motherboards

    Graham Cluley
    An independent audit has found no evidence that malicious chips were planted on Supermicro’s motherboards, debunking Bloomberg claims that servers at Amazon and Apple were being spied upon by China.
  • Bad news for scammers. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail

    Graham Cluley
    Scammers want you to send $2000 to help Huawei’s CFO bribe her way out of jail.
  • Google admits Google Plus hit by *another* privacy flaw, speeds up site’s closure

    Graham Cluley
    Google has admitted that Google Plus suffered another security failure last month, allowing the personal information of 52 million users to be accessed by third-party apps and developers without permission.
  • GlobeImposter ransomware victims find themselves abandoned by their extortionists

    Graham Cluley
    It’s a bad day when your computers get hit by ransomware.
    But it only gets worse when you realise that you not only don’t have backups, but also have no way of contacting the criminals who encrypted your data.
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  • Three years in jail for teenager who spammed out school bomb threats

    Graham Cluley
    British teenager George Duke-Cohan has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats that closed hundreds of schools up and down the UK.
  • Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea

    Graham Cluley
    Computer users are being reminded once again to take care over the browser extensions they install after security experts discovered a hacking campaign that has been targeting academic institutions since at least May 2018.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

    Graham Cluley
    Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won’t believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.
    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, joined this week by ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose.

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