Graham Cluely

The UK Cabinet is meeting on Zoom… here’s the meeting ID

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:06am

In case you’ve lost the Zoom meeting ID for today’s UK Cabinet meeting, here it is.

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Has Houseparty been hacked? $1 million reward offered to unearth who is behind widespread claims

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:14am

In recent days warnings have spread rapidly across social networking sites that the Houseparty app – which makes it easy for anyone to drop in for a video chat with friends locked down during the Coronavirus pandemic – is unsafe.

But is there any evidence?

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Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:51am

The aim of Cyber Volunteers 19 (CV19) is to help people volunteer their IT security expertise and services to health services, during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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I made a guest appearance on Technado, talking cybersecurity from the safety of my shed

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 8:17am

Last week I was delighted to be invited onto ITPro.TV’s “Technado” show with Don Pezet, Justin Dennison, and Peter VanRysdam to discuss anything and everything that’s going on in the tech world.

So, if you have wondered what the inside of my podcast pleasure palace looks like, be sure to check out the video.

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Cybersecurity insurance firm Chubb investigates its own ransomware attack

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:05am

A notorious ransomware gang claims to have successfully compromised the infrastructure… of a company selling cyberinsurance.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Third-party data breach exposes GE employees’ personal information

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:18am

Past and present employees of General Electric (GE) are learning that their sensitive information has been exposed by a data breach at a third-party service provider.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smashing Security #171: WhatsApp hoaxes, Zoombombs, and 8-bit love

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 7:39am

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 more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

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Free Netflix pass because of Coronavirus? It’s a scam

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:30am

The public is being warned about fraudulent messages being shared on social media platforms that Netflix is offering free passes to its platform because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 6:30am

Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Recorded Future. Thanks to the great team there for their support! At Recorded Future, we believe every security team can benefit from threat intelligence. That’s why we’ve published “The Threat Intelligence Handbook.” It’s aimed at helping security professionals realize the advantages of threat […]

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Have you patched your IoT devices against the KrØØk Wi-Fi chip flaw?

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 6:52pm

Unpatched IoT gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi access points and routers with Broadcom chips are all at risk from the KrØØk vulnerability.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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The Shield: the open source Israeli Government app which warns of Coronavirus exposure

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 6:34pm

The Israeli health ministry released a smartphone app which takes location data from users’ phones in an attempt to determine if they might have been exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Should you be worried about your privacy? Perhaps not.

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The Dance of the Pope virus hoax

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 10:28am

Friends don’t share virus hoaxes with their friends. They spend five minutes checking their facts before sharing poppycock on social media.

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Security firm leaves more than five billion records exposed on unsecured database

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:50pm

A massive database, containing more than five billion records derived from past security breaches between 2012 and 2019, has been left unprotected, without any password protection on the internet.

And who left it exposed? A security firm.

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Whatever happened to cryptojacking?

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 12:22pm

A couple of years ago it felt like you couldn’t turn your head in any direction without seeing another headline about cryptomining and – its more evil sibling – cryptojacking.

So, what happened?

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Smashing Security #170: PornHub, Coronavirus apps, and remote working

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 7:28am

It’s a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest 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 from home.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Malicious Life’s Ran Levi from his attic.

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More business websites hit by credit-card skimming malware

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 6:51am

In the last few days it has come to light that blender manufacturer NutriBullet and guitar tuition website Truefire fell foul of hackers who planted Magecart-style malicious code on their sites which went undetected for months, stealing the credit card details and personal information from users.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Talking love and viruses on the BBC World Service

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 7:42am

Can you believe it’s very nearly exactly 20 years since the Love Bug virus spread around the world, infecting millions of computers? No, I can’t either…

A few weeks ago it was my pleasure to be interviewed by the BBC’s Gabriela Jones for a World Service “Witness History” documentary all about the Love Bug virus (aka ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter), and now you can listen to it too!

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LastPass releases its 3rd Annual Global Password Security report

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 11:00am

Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at LastPass. Thanks to the great team there for their support! LastPass has analyzed over 47,000 businesses to bring you insights into security behavior worldwide. The report helps you explore changes in password security practices worldwide, and see where businesses are still putting themselves […]

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UK intelligence agency warns of cybercriminals exploiting the Coronavirus outbreak

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:10am

A division of GCHQ (Britain’s equivalent to the NSA) has warned the public to be on their guard against cybercriminals exploiting the Coronavirus outbreak.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Malicious Coronavirus victim tracking app demands ransom payment from Android users

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 03/16/2020 - 8:44am

A malicious Android app that pretends to warn users about those nearby infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus actually locks devices, and demands a $100 payment in Bitcoin.

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