Smashing Security podcast episodes

029: Exploits to get your English teeth into

Microsoft gives us a Patch Tuesday shock, malware grows up for the Mac, and your mouse movements might reveal if you’re an identity thief. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Javvad…

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024: Reality Winner, Gordon Ramsay and a leaky bucket

Evidence of Russia hacking the US election leaks from the NSA and Reality is not a winner, confidential data is accidentally exposed in the cloud by a defence contractor, and Gordon Ramsay has a few choice words for his hacking father-in-law. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security”…

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023: Covfefe

Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can’t police its content properly. All this and “Covfefe” is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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022: Walk this way… to defeat biometrics

The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides “airtight security”, but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you through your walk, but is it ever going to be practical? Mac malware reportedly wastes no time stealing…

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021: WannaCry – Who’s to blame?

The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we briefly discuss what might be the worst cinema date in history, before rounding…

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020: Phishing for Donald Trump

Gizmodo’s attempt to reveal Donald Trump’s administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware.  And will the US Army insist IT security professionals spend months ironing their bedsheets..? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley…

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019: The Love Bug virus

On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes for a trip down memory lane.  Show notes: Memories of the Love Bug worm – Naked…

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018: Windows is a virus. True or False?

Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers’ PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again. All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by…

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017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings

Hotel malware has been stealing guests’ payment card details… again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King’s Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers’ Google Home devices with predictable results. All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week…

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016: Wonga wronga!

Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics’ sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of thousands of current and former Wonga customers at risk. All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and…

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