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372: The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

Remember when a US mother was accused of distributing explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rivals kicked off the team? Well, there has been a surprising development. And learn how cybercriminals have been stealing boomers’ one-time-passcodes via a secretive online service. All this and more is discussed in…

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371: Unmasking LockBitsupp, company extortion, and a Tinder fraudster

The kingpin of the LockBit ransomware is named and sanctioned, a cybersecurity consultant is charged with a $1.5 million extortion, and a romance fraudster stole £80,000 from women he met on Tinder. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and…

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370: The closed loop conundrum, default passwords, and Baby Reindeer

The UK Government takes aim at IoT devices shipping with weak or default passwords, a man spends two years incarcerated after being mistaken for the person who stole his identity, and are you au fait with the latest scams? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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369: Keeping the lights on after a ransomware attack

Leicester City Council suffers a crippling ransomware attack, and a massive data breach, but is it out of the dark yet? And as election fever hits India we take a close eye at deepfakery. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and…

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368: Gary Barlow, and a scam turns deadly

Take That’s Gary Barlow chats up a pizza-slinging granny from Essex via Facebook, or does he? And a scam takes a sinister turn – for both the person being scammed and an innocent participant – in Ohio. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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367: WhatsApp at Westminster, unhealthy AI, and Drew Barrymore

MPs aren’t just getting excited about an upcoming election, but also the fruity WhatsApp messages they’re receiving, can we trust AI with our health, and who on earth is pretending to be a producer for the Drew Barrymore TV show? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing…

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366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private

Google says it is deleting your Google Chrome Incognito private-browsing data that it should never have collected anyway. Can a zero-risk millionaire-making bot be trusted? And what countries are banned from buying your sensitive data? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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365: Hacking hotels, Google’s AI goof, and cyberflashing

Security researchers find a way to unlock millions of hotel rooms, the UK introduces cyberflashing laws, and Google’s AI search pushes malware and scams. 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 T-Minus’s Maria…

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364: Bing pop-up wars, and the British Library ransomware scandal

There’s a Bing ding dong, after Microsoft (over?) enthusiastically encourages Chrome users to stop using Google, and silence hits the British Library as it shares its story of a ransomware attack. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Plus:…

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363: Stuck streaming sticks, TikTok conspiracies, and spying cars

Roku users are revolting after their TVs are bricked by the company, we learn how to make money through conspiracy videos on TikTok, and just how much is your car snooping on your driving? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham…

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