Remember how the City of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn't the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report.
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, with a featured interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein.
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- RobbinHood ransomware attack brings down parts of City of Baltimore's computer network — Tripwire.
- Some Baltimore City Services Still Shut Down Due To Ransomware Attack — YouTube.
- Baltimore government could have lost its website last week. And not because of hackers — Baltimore Brew.
- Baltimore transfers $6 million to pay for ransomware attack; city considers insurance against hacks — Baltimore Sun.
- Baltimore IT department uses ‘mind-boggling,' outdated data storage method, audit finds
- Councilman “mind-boggled” by Baltimore City IT department ineptitude — Ars Technica.
- The City Of Baltimore Blew Off A $76,000 Ransomware Demand Only To Find Out A Bunch Of Its Data Had Never Been Backed Up — Techdirt.
- "Backin Up" by The Gregory Brothers — YouTube.
- Smart Spies: Alexa and Google Home expose users to vishing and eavesdropping — Security Research Labs.
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- Historia Civilis — YouTube.
- 2019 Global Password Security Report — LastPass.
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