A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you’re obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks.
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.
Smashing Security #183: 'MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay'
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- Mr Blobby — Wikipedia.
- Noel's House Party — Wikipedia.
- A man is surprised at home by Noels House Party — YouTube.
- Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps among most dangerous for privacy — Amnesty International.
- Coronavirus: Alarm over 'invasive' Kuwait and Bahrain contact-tracing apps — BBC News.
- ‘Are You At Home?’ Winner Selection Rules — Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority.
- Bahrain BeAware — iOS App Store.
- Bahrain BeAware — Google Play Store.
- Six Former eBay Employees Charged with Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple — Department of Justice.
- Ex-EBay CEO's 'Inappropriate' Messages Played Role in Ouster — TheStreet.
- MAMIL throws a tantrum — Twitter.
- Maryland cyclist arrested for assaulting 3 people posting Black Lives Matter flyers — CNN.
- Smashing Security episode 063: Carole's back! — In which we discuss privacy issues involving fitness trackers.
- What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride — New York magazine.
- Staged — BBC iPlayer.
- The Mars Challenge by Alison Wilgus — Macmillan.
- Mars trip to use astronaut poo as radiation shield — New Scientist.
- Culture quiz: from Bob Holness 007 to the Daily Mail's feast of filth — The Guardian.
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One comment on “Smashing Security podcast #183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay”
Did you say, “NHS app” ?
Please distinguish the truth.. It is the NHSX app.. we live in strange times, the track/trace app is the creation of a new Government / Cummings / no competitive tender app.. from NHSX.
Your Ebay story, that of over-reaction by staff in some strange defence of the behemoth against ‘gnat bites’ from a tiny newsletter critique, reminds me of over-reaction by OTA booking.com .. whilst normally it is hard work getting help with urgent booking issues, a single, quite innocuous tweet, one suggesting that hotel bookers are wise to always ask hotels to better OTA pricing (ask for a discount)..
..was almost immediately met with an email [they determined that the twitter account “name” matching with a hotelier name was a sufficient match to directly email that hotel/person, not reply on twitter] ..immediately met with the equivalent of a ‘cease and desist’ type message: “Do not repeat this Twitter messaging event or there we may terminate your use of booking.com.. “ [words to this effect]
How over the top is that?
Alike your guest – the named person has a name shared by some number of individuals..
It was very strange. Such horrible defensiveness by a domineering / near-monopoly marketplace player, where their customer service is suspect at best.. eg. No priority to accommodation providers (paying, typically, 15% commission) .. they have to phone the same number, wait in the same telephone queue, as hotel booking guests with queries..