Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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!

  • 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,, 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.