Graham Cluley

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Graham Cluley

 •  December 7

31 million users of an Android keyboard app have had their email addresses, phone numbers, and precise location exposed through the sheer carelessness of the app’s developer. As ZDNet reports, customisable keyboard app AI.type left a 577GB database of sensitive data on an unsecured server which was left completely accessible to anybody, no password...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 30

Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network. The business, which is thought to have suffered a breach at the hand of hackers earlier this month, has warned that the hackers may release some of the stolen...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 29

Google Play’s security team has shared details of a family of Android malware spotted in the company’s official app store, capable of stealing sensitive data from social media apps and spying on WhatsApp, Viber, and Skype communications. The malware, known as Tizi, is described as a fully-featured backdoor that can root targeted Android devices and...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 27

Image-hosting website Imgur discovered at the end of last week that hackers broke into its systems in 2014, and stole the account details of some 1.7 million registered users. Imgur found out about the historic hack when HaveIBeenPwned‘s Troy Hunt contacted the company on Thursday 23 November, which was a national Thanksgiving holiday in the United...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 21

Bloomberg reports on what seems to be a security scandal at Uber. The ride-sharing firm concealed the theft of personal information related to 57 million customers and drivers, and rather than inform the concerned parties "paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet." The hack which Uber says is said to have happened in...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 20

German parents are being told to destroy smartwatches they have bought for their children after the country’s telecoms regulator put a blanket ban in place to prevent sale of the devices, amid growing privacy concerns. Jochen Homann, president of the Federal Network Agency, told BBC News that the so-called smartwatches, typically aimed at children...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 16

At the end of last month, to the undoubted delight of many users, WhatsApp began rolling out a long craved-for feature: the ability to “unsend” those messages that you almost instantly regret as soon as you hit the Send button. The feature, which was rolled out on the latest versions of WhatsApp for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and desktop, simply...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 15

Do you chuckle every time you check your spam mail and you see all of the messages that tell you how the beneficiary of a large sum of money needs your help in securing the funds? Or how about the one where you only need to pay a "registration fee" to free your $1.5M USD funds that await you in some other far-off land? By now, we all know that...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 14

Warwick Ashford, writing for Computer Weekly, reports that only a quarter of British law firms are ready for GDPR: Most law firms in the UK do not yet comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with just over six months to go before the compliance deadline of 25 May 2018. According to a report by managed services provider...

Graham Cluley

 •  November 8

A great read from Kashmir Hill at Gizmodo about how Facebook doesn’t keep profiles for non-users, but it does use their contact information to connect people: What if you don’t like Facebook having this data about you? All you need to do is find every person who’s ever gotten your contact information and uploaded it to Facebook, and then ask them...