Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

    November 7th, 2019  |  49 mins 50 secs
    blackmail, cctv, data breach, insider trading, iot, ransomware, uber, washington dc

    The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC's CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump's inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.

  • 152: Cats, hoodies, and rent

    October 31st, 2019  |  54 mins 22 secs
    art, cats, dogs, edward snowden, hoodies, iot, pet feeders, rent, vulnerability

    What's the problem with IoT-enabled pet feeders? Can hacking ever be illustrated without a hoodie? And just how are landlords using smart home technology to snoop upon their residents?

  • 151: Frankly, sometimes paying the ransom is a good idea

    October 24th, 2019  |  55 mins 49 secs
    alexa, amazon, backups, baltimore, digital assistants, google, google home, passwords, phishing, privacy, ransomware, smart speakers

    Remember how the City of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn't the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report.

  • 150: Liverpool WAGs, Facebook politics, and a selfie stalker

    October 17th, 2019  |  51 mins 22 secs
    elizabeth warren, facebook, football, instagram, liverpool, privacy, selfie, stalker

    Footballers' wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it's in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.

  • 149: Falling in love with fraudsters

    October 10th, 2019  |  46 mins 24 secs
    dating, gps, hacking, insider threat, mafia, tracking, yahoo

    We take a trip to Staten Island, New York, to hear how a case of cyberstalking resulted in the arrest of 20 alleged mobsters, learn about the nude photo-loving insider threat at Yahoo, and discover how fraudsters might be boosting's profits.

  • 148: Billboard boobs, face forensics, and Alexa gets way too personal

    October 3rd, 2019  |  50 mins 24 secs
    alexa, amazon, billboard, deepfake, hacking, porn, privacy

    Drivers are distracted by a hacked billboard, Maria takes a deeper look at how the deepfake problem has... uh... deepened, and Carole is less than happy about Amazon's announcement about new Alexa integrations.

  • 147: Don't Snapchat and drive

    September 26th, 2019  |  49 mins 59 secs
    data breach, driving, milton keynes, mobile, privacy, recruitment, skills gap

    How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially tackling the problem of drivers using their mobile phones?

  • 146: Password secrets and baking brownies

    September 19th, 2019  |  38 mins 56 secs

    In the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, Carole has suffered an injury, we journey back in time to one of our earliest episodes to discuss the perils of passwords, and Rachael Stockton from LastPass drops by for a chat.

  • 145: Apple and Google willy wave while home assistants spy - DoH!

    September 12th, 2019  |  44 mins 21 secs
    alexa, android, apple, dns, doh, google, home assistant, https, ios, malware, nintendo wii, siri

    Apple is furious with Google over iPhone hacking attacks against Uyghur Muslims in China, DNS-over-HTTPS is good for privacy but makes ISPs angry, and concern over digital assistants listening to our private moments continues to rise.

  • 144: Google helps the FBI, Twitter Jack’s hijack, and car data woes

    September 5th, 2019  |  51 mins 34 secs
    android, car, doctor who, fbi, google, jack dorsey, location services, privacy, terrance dicks, twitter

    Should Google really be helping the FBI with a bank robbery? What's the story behind the Twitter CEO claiming there's a bomb in their offices? And how much does your car really know about you?

    And we mourn the loss of Doctor Who legend Terrance Dicks...

  • 143: Hacking from outer space, Ukrainian cryptomining, and deepfaked Canadians

    August 29th, 2019  |  43 mins 34 secs
    astronaut, cryptomining, deepfake, jordan peterson, nasa, online banking, power plant, space, ukraine

    Was a cybercrime committed on the International Space Station? What on earth were Ukrainian scientists thinking when they plugged a nuclear power station into the internet? And someone has cloned Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson's voice...

  • 142: Mercedes secret sensors, smart cities, and ransomware runs riot

    August 22nd, 2019  |  49 mins 31 secs
    car, facebook, malware, mercedes, privacy, ransomware, smart cities, tracking

    Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app.

  • 141: Black Hat and Bridezillas

    August 15th, 2019  |  51 mins 30 secs
    black hat, cable, camera, crown sterling, dslr, encryption, iphone, lightning, malware, ransomware, time ai, vulnerability

    Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook?

  • 140: Love, PINs, and 8chan

    August 8th, 2019  |  54 mins 51 secs
    8chan, banking, cloudflare, dating, monzo, passcode, pin, romance scam, the boys

    Is the PIN you use for your bank card secure? How did one woman get duped into giving a romance scammer $200,000? And Cloudflare and other online services take aim at a vile corner of the internet...

  • 139: Capital One hacked, iMessage flaws, and anonymity my ass!

    August 1st, 2019  |  47 mins 59 secs
    amazon, capital one, data anonymization, data breach, gdpr, imessage, ios, iphone, legend of zelda, steve jobs, vulnerability, walter isaacson

    Capital One gets hacked, critical vulnerabilities are found in iMessage, and data anonymization may not be as good as we hope. But listen up, we also discuss the Legend of Zelda, a biography of tech giants, offer advice for escaping an angry moose, and are introduced to... Penelope?

  • 138: Logic bombs, brain data exploitation, and Digga D tweets

    July 25th, 2019  |  49 mins 52 secs
    brain, digga d, drill rap, garfield, hacking, hoverboard, knots, logic bomb, metropolitan police, neuralink, siemens, spreadsheet, twitter

    Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account and website?