Smashing Security podcast episodes

376: iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

Apple announces a new privacy feature in iOS that will allow you to hide and lock away your apps – but will it be philanderers who benefit the most? And an ex-police officer is arrested for extortion. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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375: Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

Drones, some coloured cardboard, and a piece of tinfoil may be all the kit you need to crash a robot-driven taxi, and a rapper is accused of using Justin Bieber’s name to defraud a TV company. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham…

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374: Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

Microsoft gets itself into a pickle with a privacy-popping new feature on its CoPilot+ PCs, the FTC warns of impersonated companies, and is your company hiring North Korean IT workers? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault,…

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373: iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

iPhone photos come back from the dead! Scarlett Johansson sounds upset about GPT-4o, and there’s a cockup involving celebrity fakes. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Anna Brading of Malwarebytes. Plus!…

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372: The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

Remember when a US mother was accused of distributing explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rivals kicked off the team? Well, there has been a surprising development. And learn how cybercriminals have been stealing boomers’ one-time-passcodes via a secretive online service. All this and more is discussed in…

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371: Unmasking LockBitsupp, company extortion, and a Tinder fraudster

The kingpin of the LockBit ransomware is named and sanctioned, a cybersecurity consultant is charged with a $1.5 million extortion, and a romance fraudster stole £80,000 from women he met on Tinder. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and…

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370: The closed loop conundrum, default passwords, and Baby Reindeer

The UK Government takes aim at IoT devices shipping with weak or default passwords, a man spends two years incarcerated after being mistaken for the person who stole his identity, and are you au fait with the latest scams? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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369: Keeping the lights on after a ransomware attack

Leicester City Council suffers a crippling ransomware attack, and a massive data breach, but is it out of the dark yet? And as election fever hits India we take a close eye at deepfakery. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and…

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368: Gary Barlow, and a scam turns deadly

Take That’s Gary Barlow chats up a pizza-slinging granny from Essex via Facebook, or does he? And a scam takes a sinister turn – for both the person being scammed and an innocent participant – in Ohio. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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367: WhatsApp at Westminster, unhealthy AI, and Drew Barrymore

MPs aren’t just getting excited about an upcoming election, but also the fruity WhatsApp messages they’re receiving, can we trust AI with our health, and who on earth is pretending to be a producer for the Drew Barrymore TV show? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing…

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