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The Bank of England has announced that Alan Turing’s face will grace the new £50 note.

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A security researcher has been awarded $30,000 after discovering a serious vulnerability that could potentially have put any Instagram account at risk of being hacked.

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

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Zoom, the makers of a video conferencing app used by millions of people around the world, did not handle the discovery of a privacy vulnerability its software at all well.

It’s a good thing, then, that Apple has nixed the software’s dodgy behaviour.

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Apple has chosen to temporarily disable a key feature of the Apple Watch after a critical vulnerability was discovered that could allow someone to eavesdrop on another person without their knowledge.

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

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Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.

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 Charl van der Walt.

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) has announced its intention to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2 million (US $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the personal details of hundreds of millions of guests.

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

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A news report claims that hackers were able to secretly capture intimate footage of a married couple and upload it to a porn website.

But I’ve got a number of questions…

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If you have installed Zoom, any website can turn on your Mac’s webcam without asking your permission.

Oh, and if you’ve since uninstalled Zoom – that doesn’t fix the problem.

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British Airways is facing a record fine of £138 million, after its systems were breached by hackers last year and the personal and payment card information of around 500,000 customers were stolen.

Read more about what you need to know in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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A 23-year-old man has plenty of time to mull over whether it’s funny to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against online video gaming services, after he was sentenced to prison this week.

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

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