Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Smashing Security

223: Booze, nudes, and insurance dudes

Should insurance companies be banned from helping companies pay ransomware demands? How has malware is messing with motorcars in the United States? And how are cybercriminals exploiting alcohol drinking...
Smashing Security

Facebook, deepfakes, and April Fools scandals – with Nina Schick

Deepfake expert Nina Schick joins us as we discuss synthetic media, Facebook's latest data fiasco, and some less-than-brilliant April Fool's tricks. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest...
Smashing Security

221: God bless his hairy palms

FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house......
Smashing Security

220: Ransoms, scandals, and glitter bombs

PC manufacturer Acer might have received a $50 million ransom demand, a warning spreads on Facebook about a trick being used by hackers, and why are the City of London's police...
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219: Cheerleaders, dating apps, and crisis PR

How are cheerleaders being creeped out by deepfakes? What might Tinder tell potential dates about your murky past? And how should companies respond to the press when a security breach occurs? All...
Smashing Security

218: Microsoft, McAfee, and mayhem

Is it the end of the road for John McAfee? Is PornHub more legitimate than Facebook? And do you know as much as you think you do about the Microsoft Exchange...
Smashing Security

217: Would you cuddle this revolting robot? – with Robert Llewellyn

Actor, presenter and writer Robert Llewellyn, famous for playing the part of Kryten in the science-fiction comedy "Red Dwarf," joins us as we discuss robots gone rogue, electric vehicle nightmares, and...
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216: Playboy, prison, and digital ploys – with Garry Kasparov

World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov returns to the show as we discuss a romance scammer with plenty of time on his hands, the surge in sextortion, and how social media is being swamped...
Smashing Security

215: Sexy cows banned on Facebook

The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life... for a while, and just what does Facebook...
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214: Valentine scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle

Fingerprints and DNA records have been deleted from the UK's police database, the SolarWinds hack continues to wreak havoc and raise questions, and we have some advice for how to fall...
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213: No security smarts at Mensa, long-term identity theft, and GameStop's share frenzy

Mensa - the social club for people with high IQs - is accused of not being so smart about security, an Indian TV journalist gets an unbelievable job offer from Harvard,...
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212: Dutch leaks, Peeping Toms, and researchers under fire

Google warns security researchers that North Korean hackers are pretending to be their buddies, sensitive information connected to Coronavirus testing is available for sale in the Netherlands, and is a Peeping...
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211: Fleeking, COVID-19 hacking, and Bitcoin balls-ups

Your privacy may be at risk if you're on Fleek, hackers not only steal COVID-19 vaccine data but then tamper with it to spread mistrust, and the Bitcoin bungles keep on...
Smashing Security

210: DC rioters ID'd, Energydots, and ransomware gets you in a pickle

Penile penal problems, identifying rioters in Washington DC, and can a sticker protect you from radiation? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the...
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209: Vengeful ex-staff, bad Santas, and iOS app nutrition facts

Watch out for Santas wearing hoodies! A rogue employee takes down WebEx for thousands of people, and Apple forces apps to show a privacy health warning. All this and much much more...
The Register

Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…
The Register

Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…

Tool links email addresses to Facebook accounts at scale

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a mass scale,...
SC Magazine

With details sparse, vendors scramble to make sense of Biden 100-day grid security plan

The Biden administration launched what it called a “bold” 100-day sprint to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities on Tuesday. The plan was not released in full to the public, or to many vendors who might be instrumental in...
The Register

China broke into govt, defense, finance networks via zero-day in Pulse Secure VPN gateways? No way

Crucial flaw won't be fixed until next month Dozens of defense companies, government agencies, and financial organizations in America and abroad appear to have been compromised via vulnerabilities in their Pulse Connect Secure VPN appliances – including a zero-day...