Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Smashing Security

171: WhatsApp hoaxes, Zoombombs, and 8-bit love

Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp? All this and much much more...
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170: PornHub, Coronavirus apps, and remote working

It's a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest about how COVID-19 is making itself felt in the world of cybersecurity, and we offer tips on how to better protect yourself if you're unexpectedly working...
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169: Burglaries, breaches, and bidets

How one guy's exercise routine made him a burglary suspect, how multi-factor authentication can cause headaches as well as stop hacks, and how Virgin Media got itself in a pickle over its sloppy data security. All this and much much...
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168: The Bitcoin fraud factory

Fraudsters steal millions from those hoping to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, Twitter verifies a fake US politician, and it's another face palm for facial recognition. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the...
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167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion

Scammers from Africa are preying on US businesses, a drug dealer makes a mistake when hiding his Bitcoin fortune, and the Coronavirus pandemic is causing scams to soar and raising questions about facial recognition. All this and much much more...
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166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by...
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165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

Wi-Fi hopping malware, the return of Ashley Madison extortion scams, and should social media be doing anything about cheap fakes? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security...
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164: A bitter pill to swallow

A gallery is tricked into giving millions to a fraudster, software tells doctors to push opioids onto patients, and an artist finds a novel way to trick Google Maps into thinking there's a traffic jam. All this and more is...
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163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs

Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest...
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162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and we share a scary story about the future of facial recognition. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the...
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161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

The man who hacked the UK National Lottery didn't end up a winner, Japanese Love hotel booking tool suffers a data breach, and just what is 23andMe planning to do with your DNA? All this and much much more is...
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160: SNAFUs! MS Word, Amazon Ring, and TikTok

We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you're comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem). All this and much...
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159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

A rapping bank worker is accused of stealing from the vault, the devices that can hide your car's true mileage, and why it may be a case of "No No No" rather than "Ho Ho Ho" when it comes...
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158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

We're joined by special guest Jamie Bartlett, of the chart-topping "The Missing Cryptoqueen" podcast, in this bumper episode where we discuss his investigation into the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, the Russian cybercriminals behind Evil Corp, and the mysterious leaks about...
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157: A biometric knuckle duster

What is Kaspersky's ugly ring for? Is there something suspicious about how NordVPN lets you stream Disney+? And did a hacker impersonate a music producer? Plus we have a bonus featured interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein, the folks...

Palantir, The $20 Billion, Peter Thiel-Backed Big Data Giant, Is Providing A Coronavirus Monitoring Tool To The CDC

Palantir will help the Centers for Disease Control keep on top of ventilator and mask needs to treat coronavirus victims, sources say.

Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics

Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.

Watering-Holes Target Asian Ethnic Victims with Flash Update Decoy

About 10 compromised websites employ a multi-stage, targeted effort to fingerprint and compromise victims.

OpenWRT is vulnerable to attacks that execute malicious code

Enlarge (credit: OpenWRT) For almost three years, OpenWRT—the open source operating system that powers home routers and other types of embedded systems—has been vulnerable to remote code-execution attacks because updates were delivered over an unencrypted channel and digital...
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Privacy in critical care after telehealth demands jump

As coughs and body aches drive anxious Americans to telemed services in record numbers, relieving the burden on medical facilities stressed to breaking with COVID-19 cases, the subsequent relaxation of privacy requirements puts them at risk of PHI compromises,...