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Smashing Security podcast #182: Space Force, credit card fraud, and beep-ti-beep

Graham finds himself in hot water with a security firm after a data breach, Carole discusses credit card fraud, and we have a pleasant surprise for Thom Langford, who appears to have mostly agreed to be a guest to promote his own podcast.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Host Unknown’s Thom Langford.

Smashing Security podcast #159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

A rapping bank worker is accused of stealing from the vault, the devices that can hide your car’s true mileage, and why it may be a case of “No No No” rather than “Ho Ho Ho” when it comes to IoT toys this Christmas.

And as Carole sups the mulled wine, Graham has problems with his internet connection…

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

Scammer posed as actor Jason Statham to steal from fan

A British fan of actor Jason Statham was fooled into thinking she had formed an online relationship with the Hollywood hard man, after joining a Facebook fan page for the “Fast and Furious” star… and ended up losing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Get Transcript IRS fraud lands married couple in prison

A married couple have been jailed for abusing the Internal Revenue Service’s “Get Transcript” feature to commit fraud.

David Bisson reports.

Nothing says love like a £1.6 million online dating scam

Two men tricked a woman into sending separate payments of cash totalling £1.6 million as part of an online dating site scam.

David Bisson reports.

Chip and pin has arrived in the USA, or has it?

By Thursday October 1st, all merchants in the United States are supposed to be equipped with new credit card machines that accept Chip and PIN technology.

But it hasn’t happened, as Bob Covello reports.

Thousands of smartphone apps guilty of sophisticated ad fraud

iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices are being targeted by fraudsters, earning vast amounts of money through invisible ads that are feasting on your data plan and using up your battery.

How Apple Pay can make credit card fraud easier

Credit card fraud enabled by Apple Pay is “rampant” according to one mobile-payments specialist. So, how is it done?

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

Unanswered questions after the KVM hacks against Santander and Barclays bank

Neira Jones feels that there are more questions than answers, following the high profile targeted attacks against branches of the Santander and Barclays banks.

TNS24 – a fake courier company website, used by online scammers

Look out for Photoshop disasters by fraudsters and scammers.

Alleged fraudster has until next week to decrypt her hard drive for prosecutors

Prosecutors are keen to discover what is on the encrypted laptop of Ramona Fricosu, a Colorado woman accused of committing financial fraud.

The case has raised interesting questions of whether you can be forced by law to hand over your password, or decrypt your computer.

Fraudster jailed after pillaging Facebook accounts for personal information

A British man stole £35,000 from his neighbours’ bank accounts after determining their passwords via personal information they posted on Facebook.

What lessons can we learn to prevent there being similar cases in future?

Violence in Libya exploited by email scammers

Outbreaks of violence in Libya between the-powers-that-be and groups opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi are causing many people to flee the country for safer shores.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, scammers aren’t being slow to take advantage of the breaking news story.

From pizza to cybercrime: DarkMarket mastermind jailed

Read more in my article at Naked Security.