Episodes

Passwords – a Smashing Security splinter

Passwords – everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcerdiscuss the perennial problem of passwords and offer some advice and tips for computer users. Follow the…

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006: A romantic ransomware hotel break

Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it’s not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers. Oh, and we have a new theme tune… Computer security veterans Graham Cluley,…

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005: Upskirt insecurity

An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an “upskirt” website leaks its user data. Oh, and Vanja forces Graham to share an embarrassing privacy-breaching lavatory anecdote. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja…

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004: You don’t mess with Brian Krebs

The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren’t the only ones who know your corporate passwords. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy…

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003: Alexa! Get me an axe!

Donald Trump and that secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and security. Recorded live: Thursday 12 January, 2017 Watch the video version of this podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwpXbrEtgNg. SHOW…

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002: Invest in carrier pigeons

Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of online privacy and security. Recorded…

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001: One cup, two hotel guests

We discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course, Christmas being “..in TWO days”. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the…

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000: Coming up…

A trailer for the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined each week by special guests. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and…

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