Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF?

    May 17th, 2018  |  43 mins 51 secs
    dog, facial recognition, google assistant, google duplex, hacking, phishing, signal

    Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers' hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair appointment?

  • 077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating

    May 9th, 2018  |  39 mins 54 secs
    dating, facebook, hacking, icloud, kingdom rush, lottery, paris hilton

    Paris Hilton's hacker gets 57 months in the clink, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.

  • 076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day

    May 3rd, 2018  |  44 mins
    abba, android, blu, chess, hacking, mobile, password, ski lift, smartphone, sound effects, vulnerability

    Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers' full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the latest devices left open to abuse by hackers, and we remind you why password managers are a good idea on World Password Day. Oh, and our guest serenades us with a hit from the 1980s!

  • 075: Quitting Facebook

    April 26th, 2018  |  28 mins 8 secs
    facebook, privacy

    Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what's the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook?

  • 074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t

    April 19th, 2018  |  48 mins 42 secs
    action fraud, facebook, fraud, santa clarita diet, scam, social media, wpp

    Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants.

  • 073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up...

    April 12th, 2018  |  39 mins 13 secs
    bertram fiddle, hacking, harriet harman, kemi badenoch, passwords, politicians, sirens, t-mobile, vulnerability

    Politician admits to hacking a rival's website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack over the airwaves.

  • 072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?

    April 5th, 2018  |  33 mins 41 secs
    april fool, data breach, grindr, myfitnesspal, panera bread, privacy, vikings, vulnerability

    Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They've all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn't. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy.

  • 071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

    March 29th, 2018  |  41 mins 36 secs
    adventure games, cryptocurrency, cryptomining, facebook, internet archive, privacy, video games, vpn

    Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham.

  • 070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

    March 22nd, 2018  |  40 mins 38 secs
    cambridge analytica, donald trump, driverless cars, facebook, sextortion, uber

    It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.

  • 069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

    March 15th, 2018  |  42 mins 11 secs
    airgap, app store, apple, bob ross, china, cryptomining, mac, mosquito, rubik's cube

    How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens?

  • 068: Malware from outer space!

    March 8th, 2018  |  44 mins 57 secs
    aliens, car rental, cycling, eti, extra terrestrial, infocom, interactive fiction, malware, moviepass, privacy, text adventure, wethepeople

    If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham please stop talking about text adventure games?

  • 067: Cyber stalking and gun control

    March 1st, 2018  |  35 mins 39 secs
    browsers, gun control, incognito mode, privacy, private browsing, spyware, stalking, veil

    Incognito mode on your browser not as private as you think, consumer spyware companies get hacked, Graham is accused of "multitasking" in his hotel room, and Carole champions the students of Parkland, Florida.

  • 066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

    February 22nd, 2018  |  39 mins 31 secs
    credit card, facebook, flight simulator, idn, malware, password, phishing, punycode, russia, vulnerability

    Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.

  • 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!