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The Recorded Future Express browser extension – elite security intelligence for zero cost

Graham Cluely Security Blog - 5 hours 12 min ago
Many thanks to the fab folks at Recorded Future, who are sponsoring my writing this week. Recorded Future empowers your organization, revealing unknown threats before they impact your business, and helping your teams respond to alerts 10 times faster. How does it do this? By automatically collecting and analyzing intelligence from technical, open web, and … Continue reading "The Recorded Future Express browser extension – elite security intelligence for zero cost"
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Albion Online gamers told to change passwords following forum hack

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 9:26am
Sandbox Interactive, the developers of the free medieval fantasy video game Albion Online, have warned players that a hacker managed to break into its systems and gain access to its user database. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Google reveals the most powerful DDoS attack in history… albeit three years late

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 7:48am
At the end of last week, Google slipped out a blog post that probably went under the radars of some folks. In it, they revealed that they had mitigated against the largest known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, when its infrastructure blocked a whopping 2.5 Tbps (Terabits per second) attack.
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Hackney Council can’t pay housing benefit after cyber attack

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 5:01am
The trials and tribulations of London's Hackney Council continue after it suffered a "serious cyber attack" last week. The real-life victims of a cyber attack are the thousands of innocent residents, some of whom may desperately need money in their pocket to pay their rent, living in fear of eviction and homelessness.
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Celebrating 200 episodes of the “Smashing Security” podcast

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 2:53pm
Carole and I have been producing a light-hearted look at the world of cybersecurity and privacy just about every week since December 2016. And this week, after millions of downloads, we released our 200th episode! We wanted to celebrate reaching that milestone, and thank the many many people who listen each week, by doing something special... and so last night we met up on YouTube for a livestream party.
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Having saved credit card details in plaintext since 2015, British Airways is fined £20 million

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:55pm
British Airways has been fined £20 million (US $26 million) following a data breach which saw its systems hacked and the personal and payment card information of 400,000 customers stolen. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Beware COVID-19 charity fraudsters, warns the FBI

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:43am
From the as-if-you-didn’t-have-enough-to-worry-about-in-2020 department, the FBI has warned that scammers are attempting to defraud the public by exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Barnes & Noble warns customers it has been hacked, customer data may have been accessed

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 6:49am
American bookselling giant Barnes & Noble is contacting customers via email, warning them that its network was breached by hackers, and that sensitive information about shoppers may have been accessed. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Elite security intelligence for zero cost. Meet the Recorded Future Express browser extension

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 3:44am
Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who are sponsoring my writing this week. Recorded Future empowers your organization, revealing unknown threats before they impact your business, and helping your teams respond to alerts 10 times faster. How does it do this? By automatically collecting and analyzing intelligence from technical, open web, and … Continue reading "Elite security intelligence for zero cost. Meet the Recorded Future Express browser extension"
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Smashing Security podcast #200: Two flipping hundred

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 8:03pm
We're in celebratory mood as we celebrate our 200th episode, but there's still time to discuss Fatima the ballerina who the UK government wants to become a cybersecurity expert, why women are quitting the tech industry, and a smartwatch which might be putting your kids at risk. 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 Maria Varmazis.
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Hackney Council’s cyber attack update is more interesting for what it doesn’t say than what it does

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 6:12pm
Hackney Council in London is keeping surprisingly schtum about what is actually going on behind-the-scenes of its "serious cyber attack".
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Hackney hacked. Council hit by “serious cyber attack”, data breached

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:38am
Hackney Council says it has suffered a "serious cyber attack," which has impacted many of its IT systems and services. The London borough council has informed UK regulators that data has been breached as a result of the attack, but it's not known if ransomware is to blame.
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Home security cams hacked in Singapore, and stolen footage sold on adult websites

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 1:33pm
Video clips stolen from more than 50,000 hacked cameras have been uploaded to pornographic websites, and X-rated footage sold to people prepared to pay a subscription fee of US $150. Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.
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Android ransomware learns new tricks to lock devices

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:31am
Microsoft security experts claim to have uncovered the latest trick being used by Android ransomware, subverting the operating system's built-in protection mechanisms to lock devices and hold them to ransom.
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Taking a screwdriver to unlock your IoT sex toy is nuts

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 9:36am
The Bluetooth Qiui Cellmate attaches itself to a man's penis, allowing a remote partner to lock up your proverbials if they think you don't deserve to use them for a while. And with no umm.. manual over-ride, you could find your pickle in a right pickle if an unauthorised third-party exploits the flaws to lock the cage without your permission. Built from a mixture of polycarbonate and toughened steel, removal is non-trivial and might involve taking an angle grinder or bolt cutters to a delicate part of your anatomy. That's not when you want to find out that there is a security flaw in the sex toy's API that means anyone can hijack your cock lock.
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Twitter closing my account for copyright violation? No, it’s a phishing attack

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:11am
I received a direct message (DM) on Twitter, bearing some worrying news. Apparently my @gcluley Twitter account is in danger of being permanently deleted due to copyright violation. Crikey!
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Hackers disguise malware attack as new details on Donald Trump’s COVID-19 illness

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 8:29am
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Smashing Security podcast #199: A few tech cock-ups, and one cock lock-up

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 7:03pm
An internet-connected adult toy could leave its users encaged, the official NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app alarms users, and would you be happy if a robot interviewed you for a job? 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 BBC technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman.
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Recorded Future Express gives you elite security intelligence at zero cost

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:45am
Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who have sponsored my writing for the past week. Recorded Future empowers your organization, revealing unknown threats before they impact your business, and helping your teams respond to alerts 10 times faster. How does it do this? By automatically collecting and analyzing intelligence from technical, open … Continue reading "Recorded Future Express gives you elite security intelligence at zero cost"
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John McAfee arrested on US tax evasion charges

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:19pm
Anti-virus veteran John McAfee has been arrested in Spain on US tax evasion charges. According to the US Department of Justice, McAfee is charged with failing to file tax returns despite making millions of dollars promoting cryptocurrencies.
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