About the Show
Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity. New episodes released every Thursday. Bonus "splinter" episodes when we feel like it...
060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House
January 11th, 2018
40 mins 16 secs
biochip, biohacking, bitcoin, casefile, donald trump, fire and fury, meltdown, pomodoro, portal knights, ripple, spectre
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...
059: An intro to Bitcoin and Blockchain
January 4th, 2018
26 mins 28 secs
bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, wallet
What's all the fuss about cryptocurrencies? How can you protect your Bitcoin wallet? And how does the Blockchain work?
058: Face ID, Firefox, and Windows SNAFUs, plus Bitcoin FOMO
December 21st, 2017
42 mins 46 secs
apple, bitcoin, face id, facial recognition, firefox, keeper, microsoft, mr robot, windows
Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC?
057: Mikko - live from the sauna - talks Bitcoin security
December 14th, 2017
40 mins 34 secs
amazon, amazon key, bitcoin, code.org, donald trump, equifax, rare exports, social security number
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.
056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords
December 7th, 2017
41 mins 11 secs
airbnb, little alchemy, nadine dorries, parliament, passwords, prison, the leftovers, twitter
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.
055: Uber, net neutrality, and website hacks
November 30th, 2017
28 mins 5 secs
bitcoin, bulletproof, data breach, doctor who, malware, net neutrality, privacy, uber, youtube
Uber covers up a data breach, the noose tightens on net neutrality, and Bulletproof's website spills the data beans.
054: A great big fat macOS bug
November 29th, 2017
8 mins 9 secs
apple, high sierra, macos, password, root, vulnerability
Yes, you can log into macOS High Sierra's root account with no password.
053: Game of Thrones, a major Amazon cloud leak, and web tracking gone crazy
November 23rd, 2017
40 mins 31 secs
amazon, baby driver, game of thrones, hbo, paddington 2, privacy, tracking, uber
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.
052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob
November 16th, 2017
39 mins 27 secs
android, ddos, facebook, google, privacy, revenge porn, sex toy, vulnerability
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?
051: Robots, romance, passwords, and CrunchyRoll
November 9th, 2017
41 mins 33 secs
agony aunt, crunchyroll, doctor who, malware, passwords, privacy, robot, sophia, star trek, stranger things
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.
050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and The Dark Overlord
November 2nd, 2017
42 mins 41 secs
data breach, mailchimp, piers morgan, spam, the dark overlord
There's little time to celebrate our 50th episode, because there are rants to be had about MailChimp's switch to single opt-in, Piers Morgan gets upset with Graham on Twitter, and the Dark Overlord hacking gang are up to some pretty horrid tricks.
049: Hacking funeral homes, crypto mining websites, and careful with that hairspray
October 26th, 2017
44 mins 56 secs
cryptocurrency, laptop ban, monero, scam
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.
048: KRACK, North Korea, and an 18th century cyber attack
October 19th, 2017
33 mins 44 secs
automon, blokus, durian, krack, mammoth screen, north korea, opposite number, the victorian internet, vulnerability, wi-fi, wpa2
KRACK! Has the Wi-Fi vulnerability got you worried? Did North Korea hack a British TV company? And what have Dutch police learnt from Pokémon?
047: Kaspersky, AI, and a well-handled data breach
October 12th, 2017
40 mins 35 secs
artificial intelligence, chess, data breach, disqus, garry kasparov, kaspersky, nsa, russia
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.
046: Good beard bad beard
October 5th, 2017
38 mins 17 secs
chrome, dream market, google, https, sex toy
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.