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...
065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa
February 15th, 2018
49 mins 42 secs
amazon, amazon echo, cryptomining, furbies, poppy, youtube for kids
Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa.
064: So just a "teeny tiny" security issue then?
February 8th, 2018
43 mins 56 secs
crepes, go, humane tech, namecheap, password, subdomain, vulnerability
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.
063: Carole's back!
February 1st, 2018
45 mins 26 secs
bob dylan, deepfakes, dexter the peacock, fitness trackers, ransomware, strava, the other favorites, tor
Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers, and much much more!
062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware
January 25th, 2018
44 mins 10 secs
amazon, blake's seven, carrot weather, cuba, encryption, https, malware, tinder, wi-fi
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.
061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm
January 18th, 2018
50 mins 28 secs
android, cryptocurrency, false alarm, google play, hawaii, malware, missile, nuclear, phishing, usb stick
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.
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.