Fingerprints and DNA records have been deleted from the UK’s police database, the SolarWinds hack continues to wreak havoc and raise questions, and we have some advice for how to fall in love safely under lockdown…
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 Professor Alan Woodward.
Smashing Security #214: 'Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle'
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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault
Alan Woodward – @ProfWoodward
- Police probes compromised after computer records deleted — BBC News.
- Home Office admits 15,000 people deleted from police records — The Guardian.
- Home Office admits 'coding error' wiped 15,000 police records — IT Pro.
- Boris Johnson adviser quits after being overruled on Priti Patel bullying report — The Guardian.
- UK's families put on fraud alert — BBC News.
- Security Advisory — SolarWinds.
- Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on U.S. payroll agency – sources — Reuters.
- A Second SolarWinds Hack Deepens Third-Party Software Fears — Wired.
- Microsoft: No Evidence SolarWinds Was Hacked Via Office 365 — CRN.
- What You Need to Know About Romance Scams — FTC.
- Interpol warns of romance scam artists using dating apps to promote fake investments — ZDNet.
- Man lost £38,000 to scammers posing as single women on Match.com — Metro.
- Romance scams rank number one on total reported losses — FTC.
- This romance scam tricks victims in laundering federal funds — Better Business Bureau.
- Scrabble fans slam 'sparkly abomination' new app — BBC News.
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- IKEA Klippan, 2 Seater sofa cover — Bemz.
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