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Smashing Security #129: Too Long; Didn’t Listen

Don’t hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn’t when it comes to protecting your email account? And China’s controversial social credit system comes under the microscope.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do?

Vulnerabilities are discovered all the time and each is added to a hacker’s armoury, and they are often combined … While constant Windows or Mac OS updates can be annoying, they are also critical …
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West Palm Beach Governor DeSantis calls for more cyber security for elections Matt Sczesny 7:48 – WPTV.com

West Palm Beach Governor DeSantis calls for more cyber security for elections Matt Sczesny 7:48  WPTV.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he is asking the Secretary of State to begin reviewing election systems security and cyber …

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Protecting your computer against Intel’s latest security flaw is easy, unless it isn’t

You’re forgiven if the huge Intel chip vulnerability disclosure from a couple of days ago slipped under your radar. For one thing, the new problems are sort of variants of the much splashier Spectre …
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Iceland selling McDonald’s Big Mac TRIPLE buns for burger fans

Set to be the burger hack of the summer, Iceland is launching The Big Triple Bun. The offering is a three-layered sesame seed brioche burger bun aimed at helping shoppers recreate fast food classic, …
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Baltimore Ransomware Attack Update: RobbinHood Malware’s Lasting Impact – MSSP Alert

Baltimore Ransomware Attack Update: RobbinHood Malware’s Lasting Impact  MSSP Alert

Baltimore’s recovery from a RobbinHood ransomware attack is a painstaking process. Some city applications will need complete rebuilds, Baltimore officials …

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China luring US intel veterans to leak government secrets with cash – Washington Examiner

  1. China luring US intel veterans to leak government secrets with cash  Washington Examiner
  2. Former C.I.A. Officer Sentenced to 20 Years After Spying for China  The New York Times
  3. Ex-CIA officer gets 20-year sentence for spying for China  Aljazeera.com
  4. Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China  Reuters
  5. Kevin Mallory: Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China  BBC News
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Streaming Services Far Exceed Traditional Cable in Customer Satisfaction

There’s just something about terrible customer service, high prices, and sketchy quality product that consumers oddly don’t like. American consumers’ dislike of traditional cable TV providers was once again made clear this week in a study by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, which, as its name implies, tracks US consumer approval of companies on a 100 point scale. As has long been the case, the full report shows most traditional cable TV, satellite, or IPTV providers languishing somewhere in the mid 60s — scores that are bested by a long line of industries and government agencies (including the IRS).

Not too surprisingly, the report shows that American consumers far prefer streaming video alternatives, which provide them with lower costs and greater package flexibility. According to the ACSI, streaming services scored significantly higher than traditional TV, phone, broadband, video on demand, and wireless providers:

“Video streaming services are the top performers for customer satisfaction among the five telecom industries. Competition is likely to spur further improvement, with both Disney and Apple expected to release inexpensive streaming services later this year. Netflix gains 1% to secure first place at 79—and number one across all five telecom categories—after sharing the lead with Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Amazon Twitch last year. As its membership growth continues at a record pace, ACSI data show Netflix ranks at the top for original content among all streaming services.”

The report’s infographic makes the point clearer still:

Of course that’s a major reason for the slow, steady exodus of cord cutters from traditional TV to streaming services or over the air antennas, the rate of which continues to accelerate. Streaming companies are actually trying to compete on things like price, which, with a few exceptions, still isn’t something the traditional cable and broadcast industry is particularly interested in. Many sector executives spent the last decade pretending that this shift toward streaming was some kind of temporary fluke that would just magically dissipate.

As a result two sectors — Pay-TV and broadband — both had average satisfaction scores in the mid-sixties, the last place of all the industries the ACSI tracks. When you consider that includes the airline, banking, and insurance industries, that’s no small feat.

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Instagram data breach! 49 million users’ sensitive data exposed online – CISO MAG

Instagram data breach! 49 million users’ sensitive data exposed online  CISO MAG

The exposed data included users’ biodata, profile picture, the number of followers they have, their location by city and country.

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Free Decryptor Released for GetCrypt Ransomware – Security Boulevard

Free Decryptor Released for GetCrypt Ransomware  Security Boulevard

Security researchers have released a tool that enables victims of GetCrypt ransomware to recover their affected files for free. On 23 May, web security and …

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Russia running ‘global campaign’ of cyber warfare to target governments, Jeremy Hunt says – The Independent

  1. Russia running ‘global campaign’ of cyber warfare to target governments, Jeremy Hunt says  The Independent
  2. Government to spend £22m on army cyber warfare centres  www.computing.co.uk
  3. Foreign Secretary: Russia Behind ‘Global Campaign’ Of Cyber Warfare  Forces Network
  4. British Army cyber operations centres to receive £22m in MOD funds  Army Technology
  5. UK Foreign Secretary denies rumors of May to resign soon  vestnik kavkaza
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Thousands of vulnerable TP-Link routers at risk of remote hijack – TechCrunch

Thousands of vulnerable TP-Link routers at risk of remote hijack  TechCrunch

Thousands of TP-Link routers are vulnerable to a bug that can be used to remotely take control of the device, but it took more than a year for the company to …

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Google Is Making Android As Difficult To Hack As iPhone—And Cops Are Suffering – Forbes

Google Is Making Android As Difficult To Hack As iPhone—And Cops Are Suffering  Forbes

Apple makes the most secure phones in the world. At least, that’s the common assumption. But increasingly Android models are as difficult, if not trickier, to break …

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Tor Browser 8.5 released: security fixes and stable Android version – Ghacks Technology News

Tor Browser 8.5 released: security fixes and stable Android version  Ghacks Technology News

The Tor Project announced the release of Tor Browser 8.5 for all supported operating systems on May 22, 2019. The new Tor Browser version includes …

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It’s not just WhatsApp, most messaging apps likely have security vulnerabilities – CNBC

It’s not just WhatsApp, most messaging apps likely have security vulnerabilities  CNBC

It’s not just WhatsApp, almost everything connected to the internet is at risk of cyberattacks. That’s what experts are emphasizing following news that the …

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Nokia 8, Nokia 6 Receiving May Android Security Update in India: Report – Gadgets 360

Nokia 8, Nokia 6 Receiving May Android Security Update in India: Report  Gadgets 360

Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 have reportedly started receiving the May 2019 Android security updates. The Nokia 6 was launched two years ago in January 2017, the …

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Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google – BBC News

  1. Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google  BBC News
  2. Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear  TechCrunch
  3. Google cuts off Huawei phones from future Android updates  CNET
  4. What does the Google block mean for Huawei phone owners?  Evening Standard
  5. Google pulls Huawei’s Android license  The Verge
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Huawei ban roils US stocks – New Zealand Herald

  1. Huawei ban roils US stocks  New Zealand Herald
  2. Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google  BBC News
  3. The Guardian view on Google versus Huawei: no winners  The Guardian
  4. UPDATE 1-Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones  Devdiscourse
  5. How your Huawei phone could soon be a target for ‘ratbags on the internet’ – expert  Newshub
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