Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley is one of the world's leading experts in viruses and spam, and works as Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos. He has given talks around the world at events such as EICAR, ICSA, Virus Bulletin and the European Internet Security Forum on the virus threat, and is a respected industry expert. Before joining Sophos in 1999, Graham worked in a number of roles in the anti-virus industry. In 1992 he joined Dr Solomon's Software developing the first Windows version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit and later becoming product manager for the launch of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit version 7.0. When Network Associates acquired Dr Solomon's in 1998, Cluley was made Senior Technical Manager of NAI Virus Labs.

Download Your Very Own Black Screen Of Death

There has been a right royal ruckus over the so-called Black Screen of Death in the last few days. Security firm Prevx kicked things off by warning that “millions” of Windows users could find themselves in front of a black screen, with fingers being pointed in the direction of Microsoft as possible culprits. The fighting talk caught the attention of the media, who wrote up the story. I...

Apple Rolls Out Java Security Updates

Apple Mac users are being urged to update their installations of Java with new versions which protect against multiple security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Mac OS X Snow Leopard users are advised to download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1. It includes fixes for a number of security holes that were found in earlier versions, including a flaw which could allow a Java applet ...

Adobe Warns Of Critical Flash And Air Vulnerabilities

Adobe has published a security advisory announcing that it will be issuing a critical update to its Flash and Air products next week. Details of the vulnerabilities, which will apply to Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18 and earlier, and Adobe AIR 1.5.2 and previous versions, have not yet been made public, but users are being advised to keep an eye on Adobe’s PSIRT blog for additional information...

Boobytrapped PDFs Pose Threat To BlackBerry Users

Research in Motion (RIM) has warned of vulnerabilities in the way the BlackBerry Attachment Service handles Adobe Acrobat PDF files, which could allow hackers to break into corporate networks. According to a security advisory issued by the firm, hackers could send email message with an attached PDF file that, when opened by a BlackBerry mobile user, could cause code to be launched on the enterpris...

Sophos And Bit.ly: Making Short Links Safer

Here’s some good news if you’re one of the millions of people who have come to depend upon shortened urls in your day-to-day life. bit.ly, isn’t just the default link shortening service used by Twitter, it’s also widely used on other social networking sites and communications as a handy way to shorten a link. For instance, bit.ly will convert a link such as: http://www.soph...

Hackers Exploit Tiger Woods Car Accident To Spread Malware

Cybercriminals have wasted no time taking advantage of the news that the world’s number one golfer, Tiger Woods, has been involved in a car accident outside his house in Florida. Hackers have created webpages claiming to contain video content related to the accident where Tiger Woods reportedly crashed his car into a fire hydrant and tree as he left his home at 02:25 local time. However, if ...

Man Arrested For Robbing RuneScape Virtual Characters

It is revealed that British police have arrested a man accused of stealing virtual characters and goods from players of one of the world’s most popular online games. The man, from the Avon & Somerset region, was arrested last Tuesday by officers of the Central Police e-Crime Unit (PCeU), after allegedly phishing the usernames and passwords used by players of RuneScape, a Massively Multip...

Bad News For NASA Hacker Gary McKinnon―Extradition Seems Imminent

According to media reports, British Home Secretary Alan Johnson has rejected a last-bid attempt by Gary McKinnon’s supporters to prevent his extradition to the United States. Concerns have been raised that 43-year-old McKinnon, who was arrested almost eight years ago after allegedly hacking into computers belonging to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and NASA, ...