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 five million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
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February 25th, 2021 | 55 mins 17 secs
chess, playboy, prison, queen's gambit, romance scams, sextortion, snow, texas
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov returns to the show as we discuss a romance scammer with plenty of time on his hands, the surge in sextortion, and how social media is being swamped with claims of fake snow.
February 18th, 2021 | 47 mins 43 secs
capitol, cows, cryptocurrency, facebook, fbi, meme, scam, sedition hunters
The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life... for a while, and just what does Facebook have against cows and a team of cricketers?
February 11th, 2021 | 48 mins 6 secs
backdoor, data loss, database, malware, police, scams, solarwinds, valentine
Fingerprints and DNA records have been deleted from the UK's police database, the SolarWinds hack continues to wreak havoc and raise questions, and we have some advice for how to fall in love safely under lockdown...
February 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
data breach, encryption, gamestop, harvard university, identity theft, mensa, password, shares, short selling
Mensa - the social club for people with high IQs - is accused of not being so smart about security, an Indian TV journalist gets an unbelievable job offer from Harvard, and we take a look at what's being going on with GameStop short selling.
January 28th, 2021 | 44 mins 12 secs
apt, cctv, coronavirus, data breach, google, malware, netherlands, north korea, privacy, surveillance, vulnerability
Google warns security researchers that North Korean hackers are pretending to be their buddies, sensitive information connected to Coronavirus testing is available for sale in the Netherlands, and is a Peeping Tom at your home security provider spying on you through CCTV?
January 21st, 2021 | 47 mins 23 secs
bitcoin, covid-19, cryptocurrency, data breach, fleek, hacking, michael caine, privacy, vaccine, wales
Your privacy may be at risk if you're on Fleek, hackers not only steal COVID-19 vaccine data but then tamper with it to spread mistrust, and the Bitcoin bungles keep on coming...
January 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
capitol, cellmate, crowd source, emf, energydots, qiui, ransomware, riot, washington dc
Penile penal problems, identifying rioters in Washington DC, and can a sticker protect you from radiation?
December 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 secs
amazon aws, apple, christmas, cisco, ios, opera, privacy, rogue employee, santa, scam, zodiac killer
Watch out for Santas wearing hoodies! A rogue employee takes down WebEx for thousands of people, and Apple forces apps to show a privacy health warning.
December 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
aliens, christmas, coronavirus, covid-19, iot, privacy, tracking, treasure, vulnerability
Was hidden treasure found with help from a hack? What security lessons can be learnt from a controversial police raid in Florida? And are you ready for safer online get-togethers this Christmas?
December 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
amazon, bioterrorism, cfaa, chess, cyber biosecurity, dna, farming, iot, ransomware, synthetic dna, the queen's gambit
Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and what role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's computer crime laws?
November 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, deepfake, forgery, painting, robot dog, robotics, vermeer
Author and broadcaster Tim Harford joins us as we discuss the merits of robotic canine security guards, deepfakes, and the curious tale of an art forgery.
November 19th, 2020 | 48 mins 8 secs
cambridge analytica, costaricto, hangout, malware, parler, privacy, shoulder pads, skype, video call, webcam, zoom
Watch out for a whole different type of shoulder-surfing, researchers uncover the CostaRicto hackers-for-hire gang, and we take a peek at who is behind Parler.
November 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
donald trump, election, legalese, malware, notpetya, olympics, ransomware, the armstrongs, voting machines, vulnerability, xss
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss a cybersecurity goof in the wake of the US presidential elections, the US finally fingering the hackers responsible for disrupting the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and to take a long hard look at long hard legal mumbojumbo...
November 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
ai, artificial intelligence, cve, doom, examinations, football, naming, privacy, proctoring, raspberry pi, students, vulnerability
Students are being spied on as they do online exams, how did a televised football match reveal the truth about artificial intelligence, and what on earth is the Canny Lumpsucker vulnerability?
October 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
among us, aoc, fraud, spam, voting, voting machines, wu-tang clan
Voting machines are under the microscope, scammers are posing as rap stars, and American politician AOC isn't the only one who's been getting into the Among Us game.
October 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
ads, burger, charity, cryptocurrency, darkside, malware, mongoose, ransomware, robot
The Darkside ransomware gang thinks it's a modern-day Robin Hood when it donates extorted Bitcoins to charity, the micro-targeted ad industry could pop like a bubble, and would you trust a burger-flipping robot?