Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 094: Rogue browser extensions, Twitter presence, and how to cheat in exams

    September 6th, 2018  |  52 mins
    browser, cheating, chrome, examinations, extension, google, mega, privacy, proctoru, twitter

    What's the danger when browser extensions go bad? Is Twitter sharing your online status a boon for stalkers? And which of the show's hosts is going to admit to cheating in their exams?

  • 093: Abandoned domains and dating app dangers

    August 30th, 2018  |  37 mins 18 secs
    bomb chicken, data breach, dating, domains, email, gibbons, godless spellchecker, privacy

    How do fraudsters exploit abandoned domains to steal your company's secrets? How can you better protect your privacy when looking for love online? And who has the longest arms in the animal kingdom?

  • 092: Hacky sack hack hack

    August 23rd, 2018  |  51 mins 54 secs
    apple, bmw, cars, copyright, land rover, porn

    Is your used car still connected to its old owner? Just how did Apple manage to identify the teenager hacker who stole 90GB of the firm's files? And why on earth would a firm of lawyers start producing pornographic videos? You'll be surprised by the answers!

  • 091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones

    August 16th, 2018  |  48 mins 14 secs
    alex jones, chess, def con, infowars, las vegas, octopath traveler, privacy, sextortion, twitter

    Just how did sextortionists get (some) of the digits in your phone number? Why are some hackers saying they won't be going to DEF CON in Las Vegas anymore? And should Alex Jones from InfoWars be banned from Twitter?

  • 090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC's DDoS BS

    August 9th, 2018  |  36 mins 47 secs
    android, ddos, fcc, fortnite, google play, overcooked, verizon, vpn

    Fortnite players are told they'll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn't hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon's VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns.

  • 089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters

    August 2nd, 2018  |  44 mins 31 secs
    bitcoin, cosco, cryptocurrency, data breach, dixons, legion, port out, ransomware, sim swap, slow burn

    Ransomware rears its head again, Dixons Carphone reveals its data breach was almost 1000% worse than they previously thought, a man is accused of stealing five million dollars worth of cryptocurrency through hijacking mobile phones, and a Canadian guy called Norman is rushing to get the typewriters out of storage.

  • 088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public

    July 26th, 2018  |  42 mins 55 secs
    drugs, google, google chrome, http, https, venmo

    Websites still using HTTP are marked as "not secure" by Chrome, 85,000 Google employees haven't been phished for a year, and if you're buying drugs via PayPal’s Venmo app you should say goodbye to privacy.

  • 087: How Russia hacked the US election

    July 19th, 2018  |  44 mins 32 secs
    amazon, donald trump, elon musk, facial recognition, google, hacking, ice, jeff bezos, privacy, russia, surveillance, vladimir putin, walmart

    Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.

  • 086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

    July 12th, 2018  |  39 mins 5 secs
    caves, data breach, elon musk, justified, rescue, thailand, timehop, what3words, youtube

    Crypto scamming Thai cave scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams!

  • 085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob's Burgers

    July 5th, 2018  |  37 mins 10 secs
    bob's burgers, data leak, dating, doctor who, facebook, jodie whittaker, privacy

    Doctor Who's TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook's creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins.

  • 084: No! My voice is not my password

    June 28th, 2018  |  33 mins 54 secs
    biometrics, domestic abuse, hmrc, iot, privacy, smartphone, spying, voice prints

    Who's been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying "My voice is my password"? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who's been turning up your central heating?

  • 083: Fake email derails clarinetist's dream

    June 21st, 2018  |  27 mins 32 secs
    chromecast, clarinet, email, google, google home, password, privacy, this american life, vulnerability

    Hell hath no fury like a jealous clarinetist's girlfriend! Your Google ChromeCast could be letting stalkers find out where you live! And why on earth is Graham recommending people write their passwords down in a book!?

  • 082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail

    June 14th, 2018  |  39 mins
    bitcoin, coinrail, cryptocurrency, football, gun control, hiking, password, russia, tapas, tv5 monde, vpnfilter, world cup

    Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password.

  • 081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award

    June 7th, 2018  |  25 mins 32 secs
    awards, botnet, evil genius, internet of things, owari, simplenote, standard notes, wessex water

    The mastermind behind the Owari botnet doesn't seem to have learnt anything from his victims, someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an embarrassing sentence from a letter sent to customers, and we're officially the best security podcast!

  • 080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

    May 31st, 2018  |  34 mins 25 secs
    alexa, amazon, brave, facebook, papua new guinea, pornhub, privacy, vpn

    Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple's private conversation to a random contact.

  • 079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and backend gurus

    May 24th, 2018  |  51 mins 13 secs
    a very english scandal, ben whishaw, donald trump, encryption, fbi, hugh grant, jeremy thorpe, moment, mugshots, paddington 2, percentages, sharenting

    A website which demands money if you want your police mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly?