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Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, having been employed by companies such as Sophos, McAfee and Dr Solomon’s. He has given talks about computer security for some of the world’s largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.

In 2011 he was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

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It’s too easy to steal a second-hand connected car

Until more effort is made by vendors to integrate the internet in a safe way into the myriad of devices that surround us, we are going to hear more and more stories of security breaking down like this.

Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply

Researchers have described how ransomware could potentially attack industrial control systems (ICS), and demonstratied how new malware threats might target core infrastructure, holding entire cities hostage.

100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced as recently patched vulnerability is exploited

Keep your WordPress site updated, or risk having hackers modify the content of any post or webpage.

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

Apple issues security patches for … just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it.

Ransomware attack hits St Louis Public library

If you were trying to use the public computers at St Louis Public Library this week you may have experienced more than your fair share of problems.

Security scare over hackable heart implants

A US government probe into claims that certain heart implants are vulnerable to hacking attacks, has resulted in emergency security patches being issued for devices that cardiac patients have in their homes.

CERT warns Netgear routers can be easily exploited

It has not been a good year for the internet of things, security-wise.

The latest IoT devices found vulnerable to trivial exploitation? Netgear routers.

Yahoo flaw, now fixed, allowed hackers to access any user’s email

Malicious code could have been used to compromise an account, forward messages to an external account, or even spread a Yahoo Mail-infecting virus.

Hacker who stole celebrity emails, sex videos, movie scripts gets five years in prison

Alonzo Knowles was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty in a separate case involving the hacking of female celebrities’ online accounts

Dailymotion hacked, millions of user accounts exposed

Users are warned to be on the look out for spam emails and reminded to never re-use passwords, as popular video-watching site suffers a data breach.

900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited

As many as 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline on Sunday and Monday as an attempt was made to hijack broadband routers into a botnet.

MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

Hackers broke into the MailChimp accounts of some businesses, and send out malicious invoice emails to subscribers… but that doesn’t mean that MailChimp suffered a serious security breach.

Once again, two-factor authentication could have saved users’ bacon.

Siemens-branded CCTV webcams require urgent firmware patch

Your business’s CCTV camera could be coughing up your admin passwords. Patch now, or regret later.

Apple ID smishing evolves to lure more victims

Smishing is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean that the criminals hell bent on stealing Apple ID password are resting on their laurels.

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Lifting the lid on Sednit: A closer look at the software it uses

ESET’s threat analysts have taken a closer look at the software used by Sednit to spy on its targets and steal confidential information.

Webcam firm recalls hackable devices after mighty Mirai botnet attack

Chinese firm says it will recall vulnerable components, but as long as insecure devices continue to be attached to the internet, there will be opportunities for malicious hackers to exploit them and use them for their own ends.

New ESET research paper puts Sednit under the microscope

Security researchers at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious and highly experienced Sednit cyberespionage group.

Facebook Messenger’s creepy test of Conversation Topics

Need some more help choosing an inane conversation topic with your online friends? Don’t panic! Facebook appears keen to help you. But is its behaviour bordering on creepy?

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