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Graham Cluley
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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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Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was… who likes airline food that much anyway?

Android has some critical remotely-exploitable security holes. But can you get the patch?

Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the Android operating system, and patches released for Nexus devices.

But what about your smartphone? Is there a patch for you, and can you get your hands on it?

Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

Irish lottery and ticket terminals knocked offline by DDoS attack

It should have been a great week for the Irish Lottery, with the largest jackpot (12 million euros) for 18 months up for grabs.

However, things didn’t run entirely smoothly in the run-up to the Wednesday night draw.

Security holes found in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe… Start patching now!

Critical security patches have been released for Microsoft and Adobe products. Have you installed them yet?

Got an Android? I hope you’re patching it

Chances are that many people will have been treated to an Android smartphone over the holiday period, and are already finding that it needs an update to make it work more safely.

IT manager has his bikes stolen after cycling app reveals his home address

British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because – he believes – it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.

Moonfruit takes customers’ sites offline, as it prepares for DDoS attack

A UK company which helps consumers and small businesses create websites and online stores has taken itself and its customers’ sites offline, after receiving threats about an imminent internet attack.

Microsoft issues warning after Xbox Live certificate ‘inadvertently’ leaks

A malicious attacker could in theory use the leaked security certificate to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, intercepting Xbox Live usernames, passwords and even payments made by game players.

Hackers announce WWE’s Jim Ross is dead, after wrestling control of his Twitter account

Leeds United-loving football fans appear to have hacked the Twitter account of WWE legend Jim Ross, and announced his death.

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks

British chancellor George Osborne has warned about the spectre of online terrorists attacking national infrastructure, and made some rather bold pronouncements about the UK’s willingness to engage in cyberwarfare to defend itself.

Jail for British DDoS attacker, who said too much on Twitter

Although it’s far from always possible to determine the perpetrators of a denial-of-service attack and bring them to justice, there are plenty of people who have been put behind bars because of this modern-day crime.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

Sooner or later you are going to have to address the Flash problem on your computers.

And there doesn’t seem a better time with a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by an organised hacking gang.

Webcam hacker spent up to 12 hours a day watching his victims

A hacker who used the notorious Blackshades RAT malware to hijack webcams on computers, and secretly watch people engaged in sexual activity, has received a suspended prison sentence.

Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Update Flash now! Adobe releases patch, fixing critical security holes

It’s time to update Flash once again, and don’t forget to reduce the attack surface by enabling “Click to Play”… or uninstall it altogether.

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