Lockbit locked out, and funeral Facebook scams
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
6h ago
Heaven's above! Scammers are exploiting online funerals, and Lockbit - the "Walmart of Ransomware" - is dismantled in style by cyber cops. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation - Europol Feds Seize LockBit Ransomware Websites, Offer Decryption Tools, Troll Affiliates - Krebs on Security. International investigation disrupts the world’s ..read more
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Declaring war on ransomware gangs, mobile muddles, and AI religion
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
6d ago
Holy mackerel! AI is jumping on the religion bandwagon, ransomware gangs target hospitals, and what's happened to your old mobile phone number? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by "Ransomware Sommelier" Allan Liska. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: I changed my number and now i can log into others accounts - Reddit. Post by Alexander Hanff - LinkedIn. Meta says risk of account theft after phone nu ..read more
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Hong Kong hijinks, pig butchers, and poor ransomware gangs
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
2w ago
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A company in Hong Kong suffers a sophisticated deepfake duping, be one your guard from pig butchers as Valentine's Day approaches, and spare a moment to feel sorry for poor ransomware gangs. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lianne Potter from the "Compromising Positions" podcast. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: ‘Everyone looked real’: multinational ..read more
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Interview with an iPhone thief, anti-AI, and have we gone too far?
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
3w ago
The iPhone security setting that you should enable right now, the worrying way that AI is predicting what criminals look like, and we play a game of face fake or real... All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Mobile phone stolen every six minutes in London, says Met Police - BBC News. iPhone Thief Explains How He Breaks Into Your Phone - YouTube. About ..read more
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Big dumpers, AI defamation, and the slug that slurped
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
1M ago
This week the podcast is more lavatorial than usual, as we explore how privacy may have gone to sh*t on Google Maps, our guest drives hands-free on Britain's motorways (and is defamed by AI), and ransomware attacks an airplane-leasing firm. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by BBC Technology Editor Zoe Kleinman. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: The Great British Public Toilet Map. How one man’s pay ..read more
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Fishy Rishi, 23andMe, and the labour of love
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
1M ago
Has the British Prime Minister been caught secretly profiting from a cryptocurrency app? Were 23andMe right to blame their users after a data breach? And Indian men have hard feelings after falling for a money-for-sex scam. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Host Unknown's Thom Langford. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: What Rishi Sunak gets up to over Christmas… - YouTube. Boris Johnson's Love A ..read more
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Chuck Norris and the fake CEO, artificial KYC, and an Airbnb scam
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
1M ago
Chuck Norris gives a helping hand to a mysterious cryptocurrency CEO who may have separated investors from over a billion dollars, generative AI creates a nightmare for those wanting to Know Their Customer, and a determined journalist finally gets their revenge on a sneaky Airbnb scammer. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Chief executi ..read more
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For research purposes only
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
2M ago
A hacker bursts the bubble of inflatable fetish fans, Hollywood celebrities unwittingly record videos in a Kremlin plot, and there's a particularly devious WordPress-related malware campaign. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Fuzzy Duck - Wikipedia. Cybercrime author Geoff White demonstrates his NSFW balloon trick at the "Smashing Security" podcast ..read more
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Nuclear cybersecurity, Marketplace scams, and face up to porn
Smashing Security
by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
2M ago
Hacking fears are raised at Western Europe's most hazardous building, why porn sites might soon be scanning your face, and our guest narrowly avoids a Facebook Marketplace scammer. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Dinah Davis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Why Facebook Is Rebranding Itself as Meta - INSEAD. Windscale fire - Wikipedia. Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia ..read more
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Think before you shrink! And our guest is faked
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by Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault
2M ago
Don't minimise your Teams Meeting video call too hastily, you might reveal your dirty secrets! Would you be prepared to pay for Facebook and Instagram? And who is being faked to promote cryptocurrency scams? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Jane Wakefield. Plus - don't miss our featured interview with Push Security founder and CEO Adam Bateman. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links ..read more
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