Elon Musk is still causing chaos at Twitter (and it’s beginning to impact users), are scammers selling your house without your permission, and Google gets stung with a record-breaking fine.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.
Plus don’t miss our featured interview with Pentera’s Shakel Ahmed talking about automating continuous cyber defence validation.
Smashing Security #298: 'Housing market scams, Twitter 2FA, and the fesshole'
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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault
Dave Bittner – @[email protected]
- Graham offers Dave Bittner some advice on “Welcome Datacomp”… in 1995! – Usenet.
- Elon Musk apologises to users for Twitter being slow – Twitter.
- Former Twitter employee doesn’t think Elon Musk knows what he’s talking about – Twitter.
- Eric Frohnhoefer says Elon Musk is wrong – Twitter.
- Twitter engineer calls out Elon Musk for technical BS in unusual career move – The Register.
- Elon Musk says that he is turning off microservices “bloatware” – Twitter.
- Twitter’s SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is Melting Down – Wired.
- Elon only trusts Elon – Platformer.
- Elon’s paranoid purge – Platformer.
- Google to pay nearly $400 million over deceptive location tracking practices – The Record.
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- South Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Scam Involving Fake Open Houses at Not-for-Sale Homes – Justice.gov.
- A South Bay man accepted hundreds of offers from open houses. But the homes weren’t for sale – LA Times.
- The typing of the Regex.
- Fesshole – Twitter.
- If Books Could Kill – Apple Podcasts.
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