Smashing Security podcast #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won’t believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.

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 ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose.

Air Canada admits app data breach included customers’ passport details

All 1.7 million users of Air Canada’s mobile app have had their passwords reset by the company following a security breach which saw hackers compromise up to 20,000 accounts last week.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Blonde girlfriend’s passport let dark-haired man fly from London to Germany

It’s a huge failure by airport security, but hardly the first time it has happened…

David Bisson reports.

Boiled passports leave a bad taste in the mouth of authorities

Thinking of microwaving your passport to nuke the RFID chip?

Guest contributor Bob Covello has some advice for you.

England footballers have their passport details leaked on Twitter

In an embarrassing breach of security, the passport numbers of members of the England Football squad have been accidentally tweeted out by the team’s official sponsor.

Find out more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Hackers deface ethical hacking website, with image of Edward Snowden’s passport

A hacker claims to have access to thousands of identity papers belonging to security professionals – hacked from the EC-Council.

And, to prove their point, the hacker posts an image of the passport belonging to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Is this *your* passport being used by email scammers?

Have you received an email from “Karen Shaw”? Has she sent you her passport details?

Be on your guard against email scammers.

Second passport for South Africans? It’s spam of the day

If these spammers want to get a higher return on their email campaign they might want to try targeting just South African internet users in future.