Smashing Security

By Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault

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 Jul 27, 2020


 Jun 9, 2020
informative and enjoyable.


 May 11, 2020

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 Apr 20, 2020
Informative.

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 Feb 11, 2020

Description

A helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast... Winner of the "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019", Smashing Security has had over four million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Jamie Bartlett. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

Episode Date
189: DNA cock-up, Garmin hack, and virtual kidnappings
49:02
Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What's the story behind Garmin's ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two. 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 Ray [REDACTED]. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/189 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Ray [REDACTED].
Jul 29, 2020
188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner
1:02:34
Who stopped Twitter's hackers from stealing more money? Why are Covid-19 researchers being told to ramp up their cybersecurity? How can you find out if your smartphone is infected with stalkerware? And who does Graham think he is turning down a celebrity dinner invite? 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 Lisa Forte. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/188 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Lisa Forte.
Jul 22, 2020
187: Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up
1:03:17
Login chaos for the UK's contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain's Huawei 5G ban, MGM's blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce "Gigabyte." 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 Maria Varmazis. Plus we have a bonus featured interview with Scott Petry, the co-founder of Authentic8, all about how you can browse the internet safely, securely, and anonymously when conducting research, collecting sensitive evidence, and analyzing data. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/187 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Scott Petry.
Jul 15, 2020
186: This one's for all the Karens!
49:38
A high-rolling Hushpuppi gets extradited to the United States, Carole details her problems with clipboards and Disposophobia, and our guest becomes the subject of fake news during the Sengalese election. 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 Michelle Madsen (or is it Michelle Damsen? Hmm...). Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/186 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Michelle Madsen.
Jul 08, 2020
185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware
47:10
Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels... 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 John Hawes. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/185 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Jul 01, 2020
184: Vanity Bitcoin wallets, BlueLeaks, and a Coronavirus app conspiracy
51:11
A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades' worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos? 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 BBC technology reporter Zoe Kleinman. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/184 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Zoe Kleinman.
Jun 24, 2020
183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay
46:18
A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you're obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks. 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/183 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jun 17, 2020
182: Space Force, credit card fraud, and beep-ti-beep
1:01:54
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. And don't miss our featured interview with Robbie O'Brien of MetaCompliance, all about the new book he's written - Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/182 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Robert O'Brien and Thom Langford.
Jun 10, 2020
181: Anti-cybercrime ads, tricky tracing, and a 5G Bioshield
52:22
Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds? 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 Mark Stockley. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/181 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode slinks. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Mark Stockley.
Jun 03, 2020
180: Taking care of Clare
46:18
On this special splinter episode of the podcast, we're joined by actor and comedian Clare Blackwood in the hope of convincing her that cybersecurity is no laughing matter. Hear what happens in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Carole's cousin (!) Clare Blackwood. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/180 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Clare Blackwood.
May 27, 2020
179: Deepfake Jay-Z, and beer apps spilling your data
1:02:10
Apps that belch out sensitive military information, what could the world learn from South Korea's digital response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and who has been deepfaking Bill Clinton, Jay-Z, and Donald Trump... and why? 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 Brian Klaas of the "Power Corrupts" podcast. Plus we have a bonus feature interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein, the folks behind LastPass, all about their report into the psychology of passwords. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/179 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Brian Klaas and Rachael Stockton.
May 20, 2020
178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs
50:42
Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities. 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 special guest Lisa Forte. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/178 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Lisa Forte.
May 13, 2020
177: Elon Musk, Roblox, and Love Bug author found
1:00:30
What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security? 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/177 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
May 06, 2020
176: Hacking hacks and university attacks
45:08
Journalists spying on their rivals, the NHS rejects Apple and Google's approach to Coronavirus-tracing, and universities are hit by an old-fashioned sexy lady attack. 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 special guest Rik Ferguson. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/176 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Rik Ferguson.
Apr 29, 2020
175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and 'Rona tracing
49:45
Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events? 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/175 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Apr 22, 2020
174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing
46:26
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov joins us as we discuss celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new video game is being used for political ends. 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 Garry Kasparov. Yes, the Garry Kasparov. Graham was pretty excited too. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/174 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Garry Kasparov.
Apr 15, 2020
173: 5G fiascos, Zoom gloom, and butt biometrics
1:03:17
We take a look at the stinky backside of surveillance, gas about the latest video-conferencing threats, and jump into the murky world of 5G conspiracy theories. 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 technology broadcaster David McClelland and featuring an interview with LastPass's Barry McMahon. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/173 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Barry McMahon and David McClelland.
Apr 08, 2020
172: UncleF***Face
51:07
Carole details how companies are spying on their stay-at-home workers, Mikko Hyppönen discusses the trustworthiness of video chat apps, and Graham gets embarrassed when he admits he's bought a Facebook Portal for his in-laws. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast with Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/172 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Mikko Hyppönen.
Apr 01, 2020
171: WhatsApp hoaxes, Zoombombs, and 8-bit love
45:30
Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp? 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/171 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Mar 26, 2020
170: PornHub, Coronavirus apps, and remote working
47:21
It's a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest about how COVID-19 is making itself felt in the world of cybersecurity, and we offer tips on how to better protect yourself if you're unexpectedly working from home. 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 Malicious Life's Ran Levi from his attic. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/170 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Ran Levi.
Mar 19, 2020
169: Burglaries, breaches, and bidets
51:05
How one guy's exercise routine made him a burglary suspect, how multi-factor authentication can cause headaches as well as stop hacks, and how Virgin Media got itself in a pickle over its sloppy data security. 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/169 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Mar 12, 2020
168: The Bitcoin fraud factory
52:10
Fraudsters steal millions from those hoping to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, Twitter verifies a fake US politician, and it's another face palm for facial recognition. 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/168 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Mar 05, 2020
167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion
56:21
Scammers from Africa are preying on US businesses, a drug dealer makes a mistake when hiding his Bitcoin fortune, and the Coronavirus pandemic is causing scams to soar and raising questions about facial recognition. 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 Naked Security's Anna Brading. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/167 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Anna Brading.
Feb 27, 2020
166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam
42:01
How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/166 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Feb 20, 2020
165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison
48:29
Wi-Fi hopping malware, the return of Ashley Madison extortion scams, and should social media be doing anything about cheap fakes? 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 Jessica Barker. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/165 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jessica Barker.
Feb 13, 2020
164: A bitter pill to swallow
34:14
A gallery is tricked into giving millions to a fraudster, software tells doctors to push opioids onto patients, and an artist finds a novel way to trick Google Maps into thinking there's a traffic jam. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who ended up recording without a guest this week. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/164 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Castbox, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Feb 06, 2020
163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs
58:07
Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now? 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 Lisa Forte. And don't miss our special featured interview with Adrian Sanabria, all about Thinkst Canary. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/163 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Castbox, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Adrian Sanabria and Lisa Forte.
Jan 30, 2020
162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears
52:17
A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and we share a scary story about the future of facial recognition. 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 Michael Hucks. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/162 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Castbox, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Michael Hucks.
Jan 23, 2020
161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe
42:21
The man who hacked the UK National Lottery didn't end up a winner, Japanese Love hotel booking tool suffers a data breach, and just what is 23andMe planning to do with your DNA? 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 Thom Langford. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/161 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Thom Langford.
Jan 16, 2020
160: SNAFUs! MS Word, Amazon Ring, and TikTok
53:06
We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you're comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem). All this and much much more is covered in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/ to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jan 09, 2020
159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell
55:03
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 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/159 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Dec 19, 2019
158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen
1:12:19
We're joined by special guest Jamie Bartlett, of the chart-topping "The Missing Cryptoqueen" podcast, in this bumper episode where we discuss his investigation into the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, the Russian cybercriminals behind Evil Corp, and the mysterious leaks about the NHS that have turned oh-so-political... All this and much much more can be found in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/158 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jamie Bartlett.
Dec 12, 2019
157: A biometric knuckle duster
1:05:40
What is Kaspersky's ugly ring for? Is there something suspicious about how NordVPN lets you stream Disney+? And why did a hacker impersonate a music producer? Plus we have a bonus feature interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein, the folks behind LastPass, all about behavioral biometrics! 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/157 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Rachael Stockton.
Dec 05, 2019
156: Better safe than Sony
22:31
In this clip from a special bonus episode produced for our Patreon supporters, Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures - reportedly carried out by North Korea for the very oddest of reasons... Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/156 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links, and become one of our "bonus content" Patreon supporters to hear the full episode in all its glory, get early access to future episodes, occasional bonus content, and even receive stickers! Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening and Happy Thanksgiving! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Nov 27, 2019
155: Juice jacking, YouTube hacking, password slacking
50:38
A bank has some of the worst password advice ever, travellers are told to be wary when USB charging their smartphones and laptops, and a gamer has his YouTube account hacked. 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 Geoff White. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/155 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Nov 21, 2019
154: A buttock of biometrics
50:02
The UK's Labour Party kicks off its election campaign with claims that it has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack, Apple's credit card is accused of being sexist, and what is Google up to with Project Nightingale? 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 John Hawes. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/154 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Nov 14, 2019
153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)
49:50
The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC's CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump's inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach. 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 Lisa Forte. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/153 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Lisa Forte.
Nov 07, 2019
152: Cats, hoodies, and rent
54:22
What's the problem with IoT-enabled pet feeders? Can hacking ever be illustrated without a hoodie? And just how are landlords using smart home technology to snoop upon their residents? 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 technology journalist and broadcaster David McClelland. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/152 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Oct 31, 2019
151: Frankly, sometimes paying the ransom is a good idea
55:49
Remember how the CIty of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn't the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report. 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, with a featured interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/151 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Rachael Stockton.
Oct 23, 2019
150: Liverpool WAGs, Facebook politics, and a selfie stalker
51:22
Footballers' wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it's in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives. 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/150 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Oct 16, 2019
149: Falling in love with fraudsters
46:24
We take a trip to Staten Island, New York, to hear how a case of cyberstalking resulted in the arrest of 20 alleged mobsters, learn about the nude photo-loving insider threat at Yahoo, and discover how fraudsters might be boosting Match.com's profits. 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 Ran Levi of the "Malicious Life" podcast. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/149 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Ran Levi.
Oct 09, 2019
148: Billboard boobs, face forensics, and Alexa gets way too personal
50:24
Drivers are distracted by a hacked billboard, we take a deeper look at how the deepfake problem has... uh... deepened, and Carole is less than happy about Amazon's announcement about new Alexa integrations. All this, an annoying goose, 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/148 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Oct 02, 2019
147: Don't Snapchat and drive
49:59
How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially tackling the problem of drivers using their mobile phones? 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 Joe Carrigan of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Visit @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Joe Carrigan.
Sep 25, 2019
146: Password secrets and baking brownies
38:56
In the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, Carole has suffered an injury, we journey back in time to one of our earliest episodes to discuss the perils of passwords, and Rachael Stockton from LastPass drops by for a chat. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/146 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Rachael Stockton and Vanja Švajcer.
Sep 18, 2019
145: Apple and Google willy wave while home assistants spy - DoH!
44:21
Apple is furious with Google over iPhone hacking attacks against Uyghur Muslims in China, DNS-over-HTTPS is good for privacy but makes ISPs angry, and concern over digital assistants listening to our private moments continues to rise. 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 web security journalist John Leyden. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/145 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: John Leyden.
Sep 11, 2019
144: Google helps the FBI, Twitter Jack’s hijack, and car data woes
51:34
Should Google really be helping the FBI with a bank robbery? What's the story behind the Twitter CEO claiming there's a bomb in their offices? And how much does your car really know about you? Oh, and we mourn the loss of Doctor Who legend Terrance Dicks... 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/144 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Sep 04, 2019
143: Hacking from outer space, Ukrainian cryptomining, and deepfaked Canadians
43:34
Was a cybercrime committed on the International Space Station? What on earth were Ukrainian scientists thinking when they plugged a nuclear power station into the internet? And someone has cloned Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson's voice... 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 Mark Stockley. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/143 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Mark Stockley.
Aug 28, 2019
142: Mercedes secret sensors, smart cities, and ransomware runs riot
49:31
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app. 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/142 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jack Rhysider.
Aug 21, 2019
141: Black Hat and Bridezillas
51:30
Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook? 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/141 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Aug 14, 2019
140: Love, PINs, and 8chan
54:51
Is the PIN you use for your bank card secure? How did one woman get duped into giving a romance scammer $200,000? And Cloudflare and other online services take aim at a vile corner of the internet... 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/140 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Aug 07, 2019
139: Capital One hacked, iMessage flaws, and anonymity my ass!
47:59
Capital One gets hacked, critical vulnerabilities are found in iMessage, and data anonymization may not be as good as we hope. But listen up, we also discuss the Legend of Zelda, a biography of tech giants, offer advice for escaping an angry moose, and are introduced to... Penelope? 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 'Penelope' Theriault, joined this week by technology broadcaster David McClelland. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/139 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Jul 31, 2019
138: Logic bombs, brain data exploitation, and Digga D tweets
49:52
Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account and website? 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 BJ Mendelson. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/138 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: B J Mendelson.
Jul 24, 2019
137: Porn trolling lawyers, Insta hacking, and Ctrl-Alt-LED
44:08
Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody's account. 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/137 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jul 17, 2019
136: Oops, we created Iran's hacking exploit
49:59
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations. 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 Charl van der Walt. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/136 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Charl van der Walt.
Jul 10, 2019
135: Zombie grannies and unintended leaks
56:26
We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office. 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 Oli Skertchly. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/135 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Oli Skertchly.
Jul 03, 2019
134: Sextortion, silicone face masks, and a DDoS doofus
47:03
Scammers steal millions by impersonating a French politician, we offer fashion tips for DDoS attackers, and hear how a small town fought a sextortionist preying on young women. 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 Jessica Barker. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/134 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jessica Barker.
Jun 26, 2019
133: Cookie cock-ups, Hong Kong protests, and smart TV virus scans
56:26
We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won't believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant. 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 James Thomson. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/133 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. "Chickens!" Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: James Thomson.
Jun 19, 2019
132: CBP cyber attack, an iPhone privacy boost, and Twitter list abuse
48:14
United States Customs and Border Protection had sensitive data stolen, but the hackers didn't have to breach its network. Apple has ambitious plans to make iPhone users safer online. And trolls are using Twitter lists to target their victims. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the MULTI-AWARD-WINNING "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/132 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jun 12, 2019
131: Zap yourself from the net, and patch now against BlueKeep
34:14
Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after you murder your podcast co-host? 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, who aren't joined by a special guest this week. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/131 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Jun 05, 2019
130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva
48:10
You won't believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware... and how Carole gets her diva on. 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, who aren't joined by a guest this week. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/130 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
May 30, 2019
129: Too Long; Didn't Listen
51:34
Don't hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn't when it comes to protecting your email account? And China's controversial social credit system comes under the microscope. 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 Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/129 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
May 22, 2019
128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps
50:34
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? 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 Rip Off Britain's David McClelland. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/128 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David McClelland.
May 15, 2019
127: I do love the Dutch
45:23
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 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 Malicious Life's Ran Levi. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/127 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Ran Levi.
May 08, 2019
126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims
49:10
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 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 Naked Security's Mark Stockley. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/126 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Mark Stockley.
May 01, 2019
125: Pick of the thief!
47:18
WannaCry's "accidental hero" pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up. 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 John Hawes. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Apr 24, 2019
124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?
52:40
The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations? 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 special guest Brian Honan. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Brian Honan.
Apr 17, 2019
123: Backups - a necessary evil? (replay)
30:45
With Graham incapacitated, we drag an episode out from the archives. In this special "splinter" episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast from September 2017 we tackle the tricky subject of backups - When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them? Lots of questions and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression. All this and more is discussed in this edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Apr 10, 2019
122: The big fat con at Office Depot
48:44
Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope. 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Apr 03, 2019
121: Hijacked motel rooms, ASUS PCs, and leaky apps
47:37
An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms. 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Mar 28, 2019
120: Silk Road with Deliveroo
48:28
Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy! 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 Paul Ducklin. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Mar 21, 2019
119: Hijacked homes, porn passports, and ransomware regret
54:08
A $150 million mansion is hijacked online, Brits will soon have to scan their passport to watch internet porn, and are organisations right to pay up when hit by ransomware? 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 technology broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Mar 14, 2019
118: The 's' in IoT stands for security
42:49
Twerking robot assistants, an app from Saudi Arabia that lets men track women, and a gnarly skiing security snarl-up! Oh, and find out how a didgeridoo could change your life and that of your loved ones. 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Mar 07, 2019
117: SWATs on a plane
57:24
Why is Tampa's mayor tweeting about blowing up the airport? Are hackers trying to connect with you via LinkedIn? And has Maria succeeded in her attempt to survive February without Facebook? All this and much much more in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Plus, after last week's discussion about the legal battle between Mondelez and Zurich Insurance, we have a chat with security veteran Martin Overton to take a deeper look into cyberinsurance. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Martin Overton.
Feb 28, 2019
116: Stalking debtors, Facebook farce, and a cyber insurance snag
45:55
How would you track someone who owed you money? What was the colossal flaw Facebook left on its website for anyone to exploit and hijack accounts? And what excuse are insurance companies giving for not paying victims of the NotPetya malware millions of dollars? 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 Joe Carrigan of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Joe Carrigan.
Feb 21, 2019
115: Love, Nests, and is 2FA destroying the world?
38:52
Is two factor authentication such a pain in the rear end that it's costing the economy millions? Do you feel safe having a Google Nest in your home? And don't get caught by a catfisher this Valentine's Day. 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 B J Mendelson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: B J Mendelson.
Feb 14, 2019
114: Darknet Diaries, death, and beauty apps
50:27
Jack Rhysider from the "Darknet Diaries" podcast joins us to chat about his interview with the elusive Hacker Giraffe, how a death is preventing cryptocurrency investors from reaching their money, and how 'beauty camera' apps are redirecting users to phishing websites and stealing their selfies. 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 Jack Rhysider of the "Darknet Diaries" podcast. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jack Rhysider.
Feb 07, 2019
113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant
45:50
A FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you before you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan. 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 John Hawes from AMTSO. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Jan 31, 2019
112: Payroll scams, gold coin heists, web giants spanked
43:07
Business email compromise evolves to target your company's payroll, how the world's largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security? 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 people hacker Jenny Radcliffe. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jenny Radcliffe.
Jan 24, 2019
111: When rivals hack, and "extreme" baby monitors
40:56
Why a business spat resulted in Liberia falling off the internet, how the US Government shutdown is impacting website security, and the perplexing world of extreme IoT devices. 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 Zoë Rose. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Zoë Rose.
Jan 17, 2019
110: What? You can get paid to leave Facebook?
51:08
Twitter and the not-so-ethical hacking of celebrity accounts, study discovers how you can pay someone to quit Facebook for a year, and the millions of dollars you can make from uncovering software vulnerabilities. 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jan 10, 2019
109: Grinches target Amazon and Reddit, stealing Christmas from the poor
46:58
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos. 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 special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Dec 20, 2018
108: Hoaxes, Huawei and chatbots - with Mikko Hyppönen
48:42
The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei's CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps. 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 special guests Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure and technology journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Geoff White and Mikko Hyppönen.
Dec 13, 2018
107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam
44:16
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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Zoë Rose.
Dec 06, 2018
106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots
1:00:50
How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas? 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 special guest Maria Varmazis. And don't miss our special bonus interview about passwords with Rachael Stockton of LastPass (https://www.lastpass.com/smashing), sponsors of this week's show. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Rachael Stockton.
Nov 29, 2018
105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole
44:17
Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma. 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 Jessica Barker. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Jessica Barker.
Nov 22, 2018
104: The world's most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace
54:47
Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again...? Oh, and the subject of erasable pens comes up again. 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 Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Scott Helme.
Nov 15, 2018
103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims
52:59
One travel blogger finds you don't have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations. 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 Naked Security's Mark Stockley. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Mark Stockley.
Nov 08, 2018
102: Ethical dilemmas, Girl Scouts, and porn-loving US officials
47:42
Who deserves to die in a driverless car crash? Who has been sniffing around the Girl Scouts' email account? And just how long would it take for a geologist to visit 9,000 adult web pages? 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 journalist and "Friends" fan Dan Raywood. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dan Raywood.
Nov 01, 2018
101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails
50:32
A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is. 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Oct 24, 2018
100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster
52:24
Yes, Smashing Security has reached its 100th episode! Despite our celebratory mood, we don't forget to take a look at the security stories of the last week - including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees. All this and much more is discussed in this very special 100th edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Oct 17, 2018
099: Passwords - A Smashing Security splinter (replay)
16:45
With Carole in the wilds of Canada, and Graham knee-deep in a security conference in Glasgow, we drag an episode out from the archives of February 2017 - looking at the thorny subject of passwords. Join computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and Vanja Švajcer as they offer some advice and tips for computer users. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Oct 10, 2018
098: A Facebook omnishambles
51:28
Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party's conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek. 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Oct 03, 2018
097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe
44:14
Why was Zoho's website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States? 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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Sep 26, 2018
096: Bribing Amazon staff, and bslinking deepfakes
33:50
Amazon staff are being bribed to delete negative reviews and leak data, deepfakes are getting more dangerous, an update on John McAfee's bitcoin bet, and our guest gets a shock... 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 (for a while at least) by David Bisson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David Bisson.
Sep 19, 2018
095: British Airways hack, Mac apps steal browser history, and one person has 285,000 texts leaked
42:21
Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro's apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort's daughter wants Twitter to remove a link. 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 David Emm of Kaspersky Lab. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David Emm.
Sep 12, 2018
094: Rogue browser extensions, Twitter presence, and how to cheat in exams
52:00
What's the danger when browser extensions go bad? Is Twitter sharing your online status a boon for stalkers? And which of the show's hosts is going to admit to cheating in their exams? 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 technology journalist David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Sep 06, 2018
093: Abandoned domains and dating app dangers
37:18
How do fraudsters exploit abandoned domains to steal your company's secrets? How can you better protect your privacy when looking for love online? And who has the longest arms in the animal kingdom? All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who were joined briefly by a man in a wind tunnel for this episode. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Aug 29, 2018
092: Hacky sack hack hack
51:54
Is your used car still connected to its old owner? Just how did Apple manage to identify the teenager hacker who stole 90GB of the firm's files? And why on earth would a firm of lawyers start producing pornographic videos? You'll be surprised by the answers! 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 Paul Ducklin. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Aug 22, 2018
091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones
48:14
Just how did sextortionists get (some) of the digits in your phone number? Why are some hackers saying they won't be going to DEF CON in Las Vegas anymore? And should Alex Jones from InfoWars be banned from Twitter? 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 special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Aug 15, 2018
090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC's DDoS BS
36:47
Fortnite players are told they'll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn't hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon's VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns. 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 David Bisson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: David Bisson.
Aug 08, 2018
089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters
44:31
Ransomware rears its head again, Dixons Carphone reveals its data breach was almost 1000% worse than they previously thought, a man is accused of stealing five million dollars worth of cryptocurrency through hijacking mobile phones, and a Canadian guy called Norman is rushing to get the typewriters out of storage. 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 journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Aug 01, 2018
088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public
42:55
Websites still using HTTP are marked as "not secure" by Chrome, 85,000 Google employees haven't been phished for a year, and if you're buying drugs via PayPal’s Venmo app you should say goodbye to privacy. 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 Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks. Special Guest: Scott Helme.
Jul 25, 2018
087: How Russia hacked the US election
44:32
Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Jul 18, 2018
086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass
39:05
The world has been gripped with the story of that soccer team, those poor boys... but enough about England's World Cup hopes being dashed, it's time for another episode of "Smashing Security". Crypto scamming Thai cave rescue scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams! 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 the author of "Social media is bullshit", B J Mendelson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: B J Mendelson.
Jul 11, 2018
085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob's Burgers
37:10
Doctor Who's TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook's creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins. 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Jul 04, 2018
084: No! My voice is not my password
33:54
Who's been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying "My voice is my password"? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who's been turning up your central heating? 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 John Hawes of AMTSO. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Jun 27, 2018
083: Fake email derails clarinetist's dream
27:32
Hell hath no fury like a jealous clarinetist's girlfriend! Your Google ChromeCast could be letting stalkers find out where you live! And why on earth is Graham recommending people write their passwords down in a book!? Join computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault on a shorter episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast than normal, as they're awfully busy touring up and down the country doing things in front of live audiences. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Jun 20, 2018
082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail
39:00
Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password. 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 The Register's football mad John Leyden. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Leyden.
Jun 13, 2018
081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award
25:32
The mastermind behind the Owari botnet doesn't seem to have learnt anything from his victims, and someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an embarrassing sentence from a letter sent to customers... All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who recorded a shorter podcast than normal this week as they were far too busy recovering from receiving the best security podcast award! Follow the award-winning show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more award-winning episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the award-winning episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Jun 07, 2018
080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN
34:25
The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple's private conversation to a random contact. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET's Tommi Uhlemann. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Tommi Uhlemann.
May 30, 2018
079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and backend gurus
51:13
A website which demands money if you want your police mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly? 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 special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
May 23, 2018
078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF?
43:51
Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers' hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair appointment? 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 investigative journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Geoff White.
May 16, 2018
077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating
39:54
The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date. 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 the CyberWire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
May 09, 2018
076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day
44:00
Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers' full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the latest devices left open to abuse by hackers, and we remind you why password managers are a good idea on World Password Day. Oh, and our guest serenades us with a hit from the 1980s! 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 journalist and broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David McClelland.
May 02, 2018
075: Quitting Facebook
28:08
Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what's the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook? Find out in this special splinter episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Apr 25, 2018
074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t
48:42
Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants. 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 special guest B J Mendelson, author of "Social media is bullsh*t." Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: B J Mendelson.
Apr 18, 2018
073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up...
39:13
Politician admits to hacking a rival's website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack. 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 special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Apr 11, 2018
072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?
33:41
Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They've all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn't. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who don't have a special guest this week. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Apr 04, 2018
071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems
41:36
Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham. 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 Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Mikko Hyppönen.
Mar 28, 2018
070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica
40:38
It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem. 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, who are joined this week by researcher Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Scott Helme.
Mar 22, 2018
069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross
42:11
How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens? 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, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Mar 15, 2018
068: Malware from outer space!
44:57
If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham please stop talking about text adventure games? 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, who are joined this week by journalist (and possible spy) James Thomson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: James Thomson.
Mar 08, 2018
067: Cyber stalking and gun control
35:39
Incognito mode on your browser not as private as you think, consumer spyware companies get hacked, Graham is accused of "multitasking" in his hotel room, and Carole champions the students of Parkland, Florida. 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, who recorded without a special guest this week. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Mar 01, 2018
066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards
39:31
Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued. 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, who are joined this week by special guest The CyberWire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Dave Bittner.
Feb 22, 2018
065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa
49:42
Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Feb 15, 2018
064: So just a "teeny tiny" security issue then?
43:56
A Namecheap vulnerability allows strangers to make subdomains for your website, Troy Hunt examines password length, and ex-Google and Facebook employees are fighting to protect kids from social media addiction. 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, who are joined this week by special guest HaveIBeenPwned's Troy Hunt. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Troy Hunt.
Feb 08, 2018
063: Carole's back!
45:26
Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, and how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Feb 01, 2018
062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware
44:10
Your Tinder swipes can be spied upon, Amazon is opening high street stores that don't require any staff, and Russian fuel pumps are being infected with malware in an elaborate scheme to make large amounts of money. With Carole on a top secret special assignment, it's left to security veteran Graham Cluley to discuss all this and much much more with special guests David McClelland and Vanja Švajcer. Follow the "Smashing Security" podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guests: David McClelland and Vanja Švajcer.
Jan 25, 2018
061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm
50:28
User interfaces and poor procedures lead to pandemonium in Hawaii, hackers are attempting to trick victims into opening cryptocurrency-related email attachments, and yet more pox-ridden apps are found in Android's Google Play store. 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 special guest Paul Ducklin. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Jan 18, 2018
060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House
40:16
The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand... 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 technology journalist and broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Jan 11, 2018
059: An intro to Bitcoin and Blockchain
26:28
In this special "splinter" episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast we take a look at Bitcoin and Blockchain. What's all the fuss about cryptocurrencies? How can you protect your Bitcoin wallet? And how does the Blockchain work? Lots of questions, and Graham offers to sell his family. Listen to the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Peter Ullrich of the "Explain Blockchain" podcast. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Peter Ullrich.
Jan 04, 2018
058: Face ID, Firefox, and Windows SNAFUs, plus Bitcoin FOMO
42:46
Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC? All this and much much more is discussed in the special first birthday edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by original co-host Vanja Švajcer. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Dec 21, 2017
057: Mikko - live from the sauna - talks Bitcoin security
40:34
How to protect yourself from Bitcoin hackers, why you should think twice before giving Amazon the keys to your house, and how a private investigator tried to hack Donald Trump's tax returns. 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 Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Mikko Hyppönen.
Dec 14, 2017
056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords
41:11
Why you should check your Airbnb for hidden cameras, a hacker attempts a different kind of jailbreak, and British MPs prove that they really are clueless when it comes to cybersecurity. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Ian Whalley. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Ian Whalley.
Dec 07, 2017
055: Uber, net neutrality, and website hacks
28:05
Uber covers up a data breach, the noose tightens on net neutrality, and Bulletproof's website spills the data beans. 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 umm.. nobody because they didn't arrange a special guest. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Nov 30, 2017
054: A great big fat macOS bug
8:09
Yes, you can log into macOS High Sierra's root account with no password. In this special "emergency" edition of the podcast computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss the breaking news of a serious Apple macOS bug that allows anyone to log into your Mac with root admin rights, without having to enter a password. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Nov 29, 2017
053: Game of Thrones, a major Amazon cloud leak, and web tracking gone crazy
40:31
The FBI think they've identified the HBO hacker, the US military have been caught with a leaky bucket, and web tracking has just got scarier than ever. 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 The Register's Iain Thomson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Iain Thomson.
Nov 23, 2017
052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob
39:27
Is your dildo listening to you? Do you trust Facebook with your most intimate photos? And just how did a vengeful DDoSer come up with that nickname? 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, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Nov 16, 2017
051: Robots, romance, passwords, and CrunchyRoll
41:33
Passwords are under the microscope again, CrunchyRoll leads anime fans to malware, a sexy robot gains Saudi citizenship, and Carole begins her career as an agony aunt. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Nov 09, 2017
050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and The Dark Overlord
42:41
There's little time to celebrate our 50th episode, because there are rants to be had about MailChimp's switch to single opt-in, Graham upsets Piers Morgan on Twitter, and the Dark Overlord hacking gang are up to some pretty horrid tricks. 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, who didn't bother to organise a special guest this week. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Nov 02, 2017
049: Hacking funeral homes, crypto mining websites, and careful with that hairspray
44:56
Scammers show a lack of imagination after hacking a funeral home, more websites are secretly stealing visitors' resources to mine for cryptocurrency, and everyone is very confused about the USA's airline laptop ban. 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 The Register's John Leyden. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Leyden.
Oct 25, 2017
048: KRACK, North Korea, and an 18th century cyber attack
33:44
KRACK! Has the Wi-Fi vulnerability got you worried? Did North Korea hack a British TV company to prevent a "slanderous farce" from being made? And what have Dutch police learnt from Pokémon? 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 Virus Bulletin's Martijn Grooten. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Martijn Grooten.
Oct 18, 2017
047: Kaspersky, AI, and a well-handled data breach
40:35
America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov. 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 technology journalist and broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Oct 11, 2017
046: Good beard bad beard
38:17
Bearded man entangled in dark web drugs market bust, Google researches how to make browser security warnings less confusing, and (ahem) "bedroom entertainment systems" probed for security holes. All this and 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 special guest Rich Baldry. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Rich Baldry.
Oct 04, 2017
045: Deloitte fail, CCleaner, and dotards on Twitter
36:25
Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn't planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon. All this and 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 special guest Phil Wood of Cisco. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Phil Wood.
Sep 27, 2017
044: Bonus behind the scenes - shower time
6:59
Carole wants to know why Graham keeps FaceTiming her from the shower. Can you help solve the mystery? ("Bonus" behind-the-scenes content.) Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Sep 25, 2017
043: Backups - a necessary evil?
29:18
In this special "splinter" episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast we tackle the tricky subject of backups - when did you last backup your data? how and what should you backup? and where should you store them? Lots of questions and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression. Listen to the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Sep 20, 2017
042: Equifax, BlueBorne, and the iPhone X
45:47
Equifax's shambolic response to its huge data breach, a scary-sounding Bluetooth exploit, and Apple's iPhone X comes with Face ID. All this and 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 special guest Javvad Malik of AlienVault. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Javvad Malik.
Sep 14, 2017
041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses
46:10
It's easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can't tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers' activities. All this and 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 special guest David Bisson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David Bisson.
Sep 07, 2017
040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars
47:34
Are public figures lying about being hacked? What were online criminals doing with 711 million email addresses? And how could scammers profit from Hurricane Harvey? All this and 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 Troy Hunt. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Troy Hunt.
Aug 30, 2017
039: Woah - are we talking to a cyborg?
46:01
Hackers could change emails in your inbox after they are delivered, the web is getting more and more encrypted, and hacked robots can be commanded to umm... stab you. All this and 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 researcher Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Scott Helme.
Aug 24, 2017
038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!
44:55
WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren't so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters. All this and 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Geoff White.
Aug 17, 2017
037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches
37:38
Hackers are holding HBO to ransom after a massive data breach, and have leaked the phone numbers and email addresses of "Game of Thrones" cast members. Has security firm Carbon Black been leaking customers's sensitive files while trying to scan them? And Disney's mobile apps are accused of spying on kids... All this and 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 John Hawes. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Aug 10, 2017
036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers
44:57
A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images... All this and 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 Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.
Aug 03, 2017
035: Up the Roomba with mandatory Chinese spyware
37:24
China is forcing people to install smartphone spyware, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the inside of your house to tech firms. All this and 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 Dan Ring. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Dan Ring.
Jul 26, 2017
034: The pen is mightier than the password
48:35
The UK government wants you to give your credit card details to porn sites, Ashley Madison offers compensation to the people whose lives it ruined, and an adult website wants you to pass its unorthodox and below-the-belt biometric identity check... gulp! All this and Myspace, Google Glass, Fleabag, 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 technology journalist and broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David McClelland.
Jul 20, 2017
033: 1Password, net neutrality, and spatchcock chicken
42:04
Is password manager 1Password treating its customers unfairly? Are autonomous cars driving us around the bend? And what is this Net Neutrality thing anyway? All this and 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 Michael Hucks from PC Pitstop. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Michael Hucks.
Jul 13, 2017
032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show
35:26
The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK's Automobile Association claims it hasn't leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data? All this and 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 umm.. nobody. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Jul 06, 2017
031: Petya (don't know the name of this ransomware)
44:37
Another major ransomware outbreak rattles the world - but no-one can decide what it's called, the danger posed to driverless cars by kangaroos, and do you really want an Amazon Echo Show? All this and 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 special guest David Bisson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: David Bisson.
Jun 29, 2017
030: GDPR - The good and the bad
26:43
In this special "splinter" episode, regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined by special guest Kevin Gorsline to discuss the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what it means for your business even if you're not based in Europe. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Kevin Gorsline.
Jun 22, 2017
029: Exploits to get your English teeth into
38:08
Microsoft gives us a Patch Tuesday shock, malware grows up for the Mac, and your mouse movements might reveal if you're an identity thief. All this and 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 special guest Javvad Malik of AlienVault. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Javvad Malik.
Jun 15, 2017
024: Reality Winner, Gordon Ramsay and a leaky bucket
38:08
Evidence of Russia hacking the US election leaks from the NSA and Reality is not a winner, confidential data is accidentally exposed in the cloud by a defence contractor, and Gordon Ramsay has a few choice words for his hacking father-in-law. All this and 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 special guest Ian Whalley. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Ian Whalley.
Jun 08, 2017
023: Covfefe
40:27

Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can't police its content properly.

All this and "Covfefe" is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest John Hawes.

Show notes:

 

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
May 31, 2017
022: Walk this way... to defeat biometrics
31:47

The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides "airtight security", but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you through your walk, but is it ever going to be practical? Mac malware reportedly wastes no time stealing information from a software developer. And the boss of the Bank of England is smart enough not to fall for an email prankster.

All this and 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 special guest Paul "Duck" Ducklin.

Show notes:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
May 25, 2017
021: WannaCry - Who's to blame?
35:15

The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we briefly discuss what might be the worst cinema date in history, before rounding things off with a discussion of hackers extorting money out of movie studios.

All this and 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 special guest Paul "Pob" Baccas.

Show notes:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Baccas.
May 18, 2017
020: Phishing for Donald Trump
30:45

Gizmodo's attempt to reveal Donald Trump's administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware.  And will the US Army insist IT security professionals spend months ironing their bedsheets..?

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Paul Ducklin from Sophos.

Show notes:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
May 10, 2017
019: The Love Bug virus
29:20

On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems.

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes for a trip down memory lane.

 Show notes:

 

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
May 03, 2017
018: Windows is a virus. True or False?
30:42

Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers' PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again.

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Michael Hucks from PC Matic.

Show notes:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Michael Hucks.
Apr 27, 2017
017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings
30:37

Hotel malware has been stealing guests' payment card details... again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King's Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers' Google Home devices with predictable results.

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Paul Ducklin.

Show notes:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Apr 20, 2017
016: Wonga wronga!
27:15

Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics’ sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of thousands of current and former Wonga customers at risk.

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Lisa Vaas.

Show notes:

 

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Lisa Vaas.
Apr 13, 2017
015: Bad vibrations
26:54

Don't let an internet-enabled sex toy make your most private moments oh-so-public. Samsung's wannabe-Android-killer is found lacking.  And did you hear about the firm that is micro-chipping its employees? 

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest John Hawes.

Show notes:

This episode of Smashing Security is made possible by the generous support of Recorded Future — the real-time threat intelligence company whose patented machine learning technology continuously analyzes technical, open, and dark web sources to give organizations unmatched insight into emerging threats.

Sign up for free daily threat intelligence updates at recordedfuture.com/intel

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: John Hawes.
Apr 05, 2017
014: Protecting webmail - a Smashing Security splinter
30:33

What can you do to better protect your online email accounts?

In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss with Paul Ducklin tips on how to defend your Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook/etc account.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Mar 30, 2017
013: Assault with a deadly tweet
33:58

Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane? 

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Alex Eckelberry.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Alex Eckelberry.
Mar 23, 2017
012: Eau de Eugene Kaspersky
28:43

Androids pre-installed with malware - can the supply chain be trusted? Will WikiLeaks help vendors get zero-days fixed? And what on earth has the Kaspersky marketing department dreamt up this time?

Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Nick FitzGerald discuss the latest news from the world of computer security.

SHOW NOTES:

 

This episode of Smashing Security is made possible by the generous support of Recorded Future — the real-time threat intelligence company whose patented machine learning technology continuously analyzes technical, open, and dark web sources to give organizations unmatched insight into emerging threats.

Sign up for free daily threat intelligence updates at recordedfuture.com/intel

Thanks to Recorded Future for their support.

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Nick FitzGerald.
Mar 16, 2017
011: WikiLeaks and the CIA
33:45

Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border control?

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Paul Ducklin discuss.

SHOW NOTES:

 This episode of Smashing Security is sponsored by Foursys - check out their free end-user cybersecurity training kit - it's everything you need to roll out infosecurity best practice training (right from your desk).

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Thanks to Foursys for sponsoring this episode of Smashing Security.

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.
Mar 09, 2017
010: The dolls must be destroyed
36:10

A creepy teddybear leaks two million voicemail messages, Windows 10 pushes you into only installing vetted apps, and Boeing warns 36,000 employees their personal information could have been exposed after a worker sends a spreadsheet to his wife.

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault.

SHOW NOTES:

 

This episode of Smashing Security is sponsored by NetFort - https://www.netfort.com/ 

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Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Mar 02, 2017
009: False flags and hacker clues
26:22

The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker?

All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault.

Oh, and Carole makes Graham and Vanja apologise for their past mistakes.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 23, 2017
Macs and malware - a Smashing Security splinter
16:26

Do you run an anti-virus on your Mac?  Should you?

In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the malware threat for Apple Macs and MacBooks.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 21, 2017
008: I'll give you my Android when you pry it from my cold, dead paws
28:14

Handbags at dawn for CrowdStrike and NSS Labs! Donald Trump's insecure Android phone! File-less malware - is that so new? And StalkScan makes it easier to reveal what Facebook users have been carelessly sharing...

 Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss.

SHOW NOTES

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 16, 2017
Using public Wi-Fi - a Smashing Security splinter
21:28

The tricky problem of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss, and offer some advice and tips for computer users.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 13, 2017
007: ASCII art attack
22:55

Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you?

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss.

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Feb 09, 2017
Email attachment malware - a Smashing Security splinter
18:27

Email attachment malware is the thorny topic tackled by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer in this "splinter" episode from the Smashing Security team. 

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Oh, and Carole would like to apologise to all her fellow Canadians for the terrible faux pas she made in this episode...

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Feb 08, 2017
Passwords - a Smashing Security splinter
13:09

Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts.

In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the perennial problem of passwords and offer some advice and tips for computer users.

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 07, 2017
006: A romantic ransomware hotel break
28:11

Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it's not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers.

Oh, and we have a new theme tune...

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and computer security.

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Feb 02, 2017
005: Upskirt insecurity
25:05

An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an "upskirt" website leaks its user data.

Oh, and Vanja forces Graham to share an embarrassing privacy-breaching lavatory anecdote.

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and computer security.

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Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Jan 26, 2017
004: You don't mess with Brian Krebs
30:32

The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren't the only ones who know your corporate passwords.

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and computer security.

Recorded live: Thursday 19 January, 2017.

Check out the video of this podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJsCpadzVGs

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Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Jan 19, 2017
003: Alexa! Get me an axe!
26:33

Donald Trump and that secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses.

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and security.

Recorded live: Thursday 12 January, 2017

Watch the video version of this podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwpXbrEtgNg.

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Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Jan 12, 2017
002: Invest in carrier pigeons
22:48

Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology.

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and security.

Recorded live: Thursday 5 January, 2017.

Watch the video version of this podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jfvNSbSpt8

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Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Jan 05, 2017
001: One cup, two hotel guests
27:46

We discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course, Christmas being "..in TWO days".

Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and security.

Recorded live, December 22 2016.  Watch the video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDfVI_EJWW0

Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.
Dec 22, 2016
000: Coming up...
10:53
A trailer for the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined each week by special guests. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Dec 20, 2016