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 much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Charl van der Walt.
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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Charl van der Walt.
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- Zoom Mac flaw allows webcams to be hijacked – because they wanted to save you a click — Graham Cluley.
- USCYBERCOM Malware Alert on Twitter.
- CISA Statement on Iranian Cybersecurity Threats — Department of Homeland Security.
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- U.S. Military Warns Outlook Users To Update Immediately Over Hack Linked To Iran — Forbes.
- U.S. Cyber Command Shares Malware via VirusTotal — SecurityWeek.
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