In the latest episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast:

A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?

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Urgent! Update WhatsApp NOW... to add new sticker support

(Yes, you should update WhatsApp.. but not for the reason they're telling you)

"Good Morning Britain" asked me to speak about the WhatsApp security issue this morning. I declined. After all, they have their own phone hacking expert...

Israel strikes back at Hamas’s hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners.

All this and much more in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

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I review VPNs and I genuinely believe that they are a valuable tool and that most vendors are acting in good faith.
The atmosphere surrounding this industry, however, is extremely toxic.

What's the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man's Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website's name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

All this and more discussed on the latest episode of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast.

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