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Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

023: Covfefe

Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can't police its conten...

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022: Walk this way... to defeat biometrics

The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides "airtight security", but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authentica...

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021: WannaCry - Who's to blame?

The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we brie...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

020: Phishing for Donald Trump

Gizmodo's attempt to reveal Donald Trump's administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress.  Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware.  And will the US Army insist IT se...

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019: The Love Bug virus

On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes for...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

018: Windows is a virus. True or False?

Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers' PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again. All thi...

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016: Wonga wronga!

Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics’ sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of thousands...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

015: Bad vibrations

Don't let an internet-enabled sex toy make your most private moments oh-so-public. Samsung's wannabe-Android-killer is found lacking.  And did you hear about the firm that is micro-chipping its employees?  All this and more is discussed by computer s...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

013: Assault with a deadly tweet

Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane?  All this and more is di...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

012: Eau de Eugene Kaspersky

Androids pre-installed with malware - can the supply chain be trusted? Will WikiLeaks help vendors get zero-days fixed? And what on earth has the Kaspersky marketing department dreamt up this time? Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Ni...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

011: WikiLeaks and the CIA

Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border control? C...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

010: The dolls must be destroyed

A creepy teddybear leaks two million voicemail messages, Windows 10 pushes you into only installing vetted apps, and Boeing warns 36,000 employees their personal information could have been exposed after a worker sends a spreadsheet to his wife. All...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

009: False flags and hacker clues

The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley,...