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Graham Cluley
  • Hacking these IoT baby monitors is child’s play, researchers reveal

    Graham Cluley
    Austrian security researchers have this week warned about the latest baby monitor affected by critical security vulnerabilities which raise very real privacy concerns.
    Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.
  • How to protect your browser from Unicode domain phishing attacks

    Graham Cluley
    Phishers and other online crooks are taking advantage of Unicode domain names in their pursuit of your passwords and other sensitive information. Here's a simple way to protect yourself.
  • LA Times homicide website throttles cryptojacking attack

    Graham Cluley
    Whoever hacked the LA Times’ interactive county murder map probably hoped to make a killing mining cryptocurrency – but swift action from a security researcher has put paid to their plans.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • Friendly warnings left in unsecured Amazon S3 buckets which expose private data

    Graham Cluley
    Ethical hackers are warning businesses who use Amazon S3 cloud storage if they have left data exposed for anyone to access… by leaving “friendly warnings” on the servers.
    Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

    Graham Cluley
    Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.
    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 Dave Bittner from The CyberWire podcast.
  • Facebook SMS spam risks spoiling adoption of 2FA

    Graham Cluley
    It's hard enough getting people to turn on 2FA without sites using it to send non-security notifications.
  • Apple fixes 'killer text bomb' vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

    Graham Cluley
    Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having toerags crash their devices.
  • 'Killer text bomb' crashes iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches

    Graham Cluley
    Apple has confirmed that it is working on a bug fix that will stop apps like Messages from crashing when they attempt to display a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • 12 Common Threat Intelligence Use Cases

    Graham Cluley
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  • How a Bitcoin phishing gang made $50 million with the help of Google AdWords

    Graham Cluley
    A cybercrime gang based in Ukraine is estimated to have made as much as $50 million after tricking Bitcoin investors into handing over the login credentials for their online wallets.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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