Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

232 episodes of Smashing Security since the first episode, which aired on December 20th, 2016.

  • 231: Sexy snaps and encrypted chat traps

    June 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    an0m, apple, australian federal police, encryption, fbi, privacy, usa today

    Criminals are caught in a encrypted chat trap, should you trust Apple's repair team with your sexy snaps, and do you think the FBI should be able to tell who has been reading the USA Today website?

  • 230: Flash card f-up and energy pipe pilfering

    June 3rd, 2021  |  41 mins 18 secs
    cryptomining, david berglas, flashcards, magic, nuclear weapons, west cork

    The US military has been caught exposing its nuclear weapons secrets, and we explore the world of nerdy miners.

  • 229: Dating leaks, right to repair, and a stinky bishop

    May 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    cheese, data leak, dating, encrochat, fingerprints, phishing, right to repair

    A big cheese ends up in jail, a Japanese dating site spills the dirt after a hack, and we learn all about the right to repair.

  • 228: Pipeline pickle, Blockchain bollocks, and Eufy SNAFU - with Rory Cellan-Jones

    May 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, colonial pipeline, cryptocurrency, darkside, dogecoin, elon musk, eufy, ransomware

    The Colonial Pipeline attack has shone light on the activities of the Darkside ransomware gang, we take a skeptical look at cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and Eufy security cameras suffer an embarrassing security failure.

  • 227: Phishing foul-up, Twitter tip jars, and Facebook's Apple¬†fury

    May 13th, 2021  |  49 mins 9 secs
    apple, facebook, ios, paypal, phishing, twitter

    Facebook says it's sticking up for the little guys as it picks a fight with Apple, there are testing times on the trains, and Twitter takes a tip.

  • 226: Cryptocrazies and NFTs

    May 6th, 2021  |  50 mins 56 secs
    ads, cryptocurrency, google, nft, scam, tiktok

    How did the SCAM cryptocurrency become a success? Why is Google allowing government rip-off ads to still appear on search results? And why on earth is everyone suddenly spending millions of dollars on NFTs?

  • 225: Master of your domain, gripe sites, and John Deere Farmergeddon

    April 28th, 2021  |  56 mins 36 secs
    argentina, combine harvester, domain, google, gripe sites, iot, john deere, tractor, vulnerability

    Google loses its domain in Argentina, how do gripe sites make their dough, and has John Deere solved the cybersecurity problem?

  • 224: The Lazarus Heist, Facebook faux pas, and no-cost security

    April 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    data breach, facebook, lazarus, malware, north korea, pisces, ransomware, sony pictures

    Facebook has managed to do the seemingly impossible - and had a data breach about its handling of a data breach. Meanwhile, we chat to the host of the brand new podcast about North Korea's hackers targeting the rest of the world, and discuss if an intern can be trusted to monitor your security.

    Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by Geoff White of "The Lazarus Heist" podcast.

  • 223: Booze, nudes, and insurance dudes

    April 15th, 2021  |  51 mins 34 secs
    alcohol, domain, insurance, malware, motor vehicle, phishing, ransomware, scam, wine

    Should insurance companies be banned from helping companies pay ransomware demands? How has malware messed with motorcars in the United States? And how are cybercriminals exploiting alcohol drinking during the pandemic?

  • 222: Facebook, deepfakes, and April Fools scandals - with Nina Schick

    April 8th, 2021  |  55 mins 15 secs
    april fools, data breach, deepfakes, facebook, privacy

    Deepfake expert Nina Schick joins us as we discuss synthetic media, Facebook's latest data fiasco, and some less-than-brilliant April Fool's tricks.

  • 221: God bless his hairy palms

    April 1st, 2021  |  49 mins 19 secs
    conti, data breach, extortion, fatface, identity theft, malware, mobikwik, privacy, property, ransomware

    FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house... virtually.

  • 220: Ransoms, scandals, and glitter bombs

    March 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 39 secs
    acer, data breach, facebook, glitter bomb, hoax, password, ransomware, revil, sci hub

    PC manufacturer Acer might have received a $50 million ransom demand, a warning spreads on Facebook about a trick being used by hackers, and why are the City of London's police not happy about Sci Hub?

  • 219: Cheerleaders, dating apps, and crisis PR

    March 18th, 2021  |  55 mins 54 secs
    cheerleaders, crisis, dating, deepfakes, garbo, public relations, tinder

    How are cheerleaders being creeped out by deepfakes? What might Tinder tell potential dates about your murky past? And how should companies respond to the press when a security breach occurs?

  • 218: Microsoft, McAfee, and mayhem

    March 11th, 2021  |  49 mins 52 secs
    cryptocurrency, hafnium, john mcafee, malware, microsoft, microsoft exchange server, twitter, vulnerability

    Is it the end of the road for John McAfee? Is PornHub more legitimate than Facebook? And do you know as much as you think you do about the Microsoft Exchange Server mega-hack?

  • 217: Would you cuddle this revolting robot? - with Robert Llewellyn

    March 4th, 2021  |  54 mins 23 secs
    electric vehicle, iot, irobot, kryten, red dwarf, robot, roomba, software update, tesla

    Actor, presenter and writer Robert Llewellyn, famous for playing the part of Kryten in the science-fiction comedy "Red Dwarf," joins us as we discuss robots gone rogue, electric vehicle nightmares, and creepy companions.

  • 216: Playboy, prison, and digital ploys - with Garry Kasparov

    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.