Episodes

281: Debug ransomware and win $1,000,000, period-tracking apps, and AI gets emotional

A new version of the LockBit ransomware offers a bug bounty, women uninstall period-tracking apps in fear of how their data might be used against them, and Microsoft’s facial recognition tech no longer wants to know how you’re feeling. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security”…

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280: Hot tub hijinx, and a sentient AI

Internet-connected jacuzzis find themselves in hot water, and a Google engineer claims that their AI has developed feelings. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune:…

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279: Encrypted notes, and a deadly case of AirTag spying

How did a saxophonist sneak sensitive information in and out of the Soviet Union? How might an Apple AirTag have led to murder? And isn’t the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain doing just great? All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley…

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278: Tim Hortons, avoiding sanctions, and good faith security research

Trouble brews with the Tim Hortons app, Mandiant gets in a tussle with a Russian ransomware gang, and should good faith security researchers be at risk of prosecution? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined…

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277: Bad bots, cheeky ransoms, and good deepfakes

Ransom acts of kindness are top of our mind, as we also explore how bad bots are hogging more and more of the internet's activity, and look at how deepfakes could be a good thing after all. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by…

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276: Webcam extortion, Michael Fish, and food foul-ups

A browser extension bug let malicious websites spy on webcams, hackers threaten the global food supply chain, and Michael Fish (not that one…) hacked into his female classmates' online accounts, hunting for nude photos and videos. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer…

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275: Jail for Bing, and mental health apps may not be good for you

A man hacks his employer to prove its security sucks, Telegram provides a helping hand to the Eternity Project malware, and what the heck do mental health apps think they're up to? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley…

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274: Hands off my biometrics, and a wormhole squirmish

Clearview AI receives something of a slap in the face, and who is wrestling over an internet wormhole? All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. And don't miss our featured interview with Artur Kane of GoodAccess. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/274…

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273: Password blips, and who’s calling the airport?

We find out why calls to Dublin airport's noise complaints line have soared, and Carole quizzes Graham to celebrate World Password Day. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. And don't miss our special featured interview with Clint…

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272: Going ape over the Kardashians, and the face of romance scams

Members of The Bored Ape Yacht Club get that sinking feeling, a face unwittingly launches hundreds of romance scams, and is an as-yet unseen Kim Kardashian sex tape a load of old Roblox? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham…

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