Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 022: Walk this way... to defeat biometrics

    May 25th, 2017  |  31 mins 47 secs
    biometrics, mac, malware, samsung

    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...

  • 021: WannaCry - Who's to blame?

    May 18th, 2017  |  35 mins 15 secs
    hp, malware, ransomware, vulnerability, wannacry

    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...

  • 020: Phishing for Donald Trump

    May 11th, 2017  |  30 mins 45 secs
    donald trump, handbrake, mac, malware, phishing

    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..?

  • 019: The Love Bug virus

    May 4th, 2017  |  29 mins 20 secs
    love bug, malware

    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...

  • 018: Windows is a virus. True or False?

    April 27th, 2017  |  30 mins 42 secs

    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...

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

    April 20th, 2017  |  30 mins 37 secs
    burger king, data breach, google home, malware, microsoft, vulnerability, zero-day

    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...

  • 016: Wonga wronga!

    April 13th, 2017  |  27 mins 15 secs
    data breach, diabetic, malware, spyware, wonga

    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...

  • 015: Bad vibrations

    April 6th, 2017  |  26 mins 54 secs
    android, epicenter, nfc, samsung, sex toy

    Don't let an internet-enabled sex toy make your most private moments oh-so-public. Samsung's wannabe-Android-killer is found lacking.  And did you hear about the firm that is micro-chipping its employees?  All this and more is discussed by...

  • 014: Protecting webmail - a Smashing Security splinter

    March 30th, 2017  |  30 mins 33 secs
    2fa, fappening, passwords, phishing

    What can you do to better protect your online email accounts? In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss with Paul Ducklin tips on how to defend your...

  • 013: Assault with a deadly tweet

    March 23rd, 2017  |  33 mins 58 secs
    animated gif, social engineering, twitter

    Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane?  All this and more...

  • 012: Eau de Eugene Kaspersky

    March 16th, 2017  |  28 mins 43 secs
    android, eugene kaspersky, malware, wikileaks

    Androids pre-installed with malware - can the supply chain be trusted? Will WikiLeaks help vendors get zero-days fixed? And what on earth has the Kaspersky marketing department dreamt up this time? Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest...

  • 011: WikiLeaks and the CIA

    March 9th, 2017  |  33 mins 45 secs
    border control, cia, ransomware, signal, telegram, whatsapp, wikileaks

    Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border...

  • 010: The dolls must be destroyed

    March 2nd, 2017  |  36 mins 10 secs
    boeing, cloudbleed, cloudpets, data breach, microsoft, windows 10

    A creepy teddybear leaks two million voicemail messages, Windows 10 pushes you into only installing vetted apps, and Boeing warns 36,000 employees their personal information could have been exposed after a worker sends a spreadsheet to his wife. All...

  • 009: False flags and hacker clues

    February 23rd, 2017  |  26 mins 22 secs
    cars, lazarus, malware, russia

    The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley,...

  • Macs and malware - a Smashing Security splinter

    February 21st, 2017  |  16 mins 26 secs
    apple, mac, malware

    Do you run an anti-virus on your Mac?  Should you? In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the malware threat for Apple Macs and MacBooks. SHOW NOTES:...

  • 008: I'll give you my Android when you pry it from my cold, dead paws

    February 16th, 2017  |  28 mins 14 secs
    android, crowdstrike, donald trump, facebook, malware, nss labs, stalkscan

    Handbags at dawn for CrowdStrike and NSS Labs! Donald Trump's insecure Android phone! File-less malware - is that so new? And StalkScan makes it easier to reveal what Facebook users have been carelessly sharing...  Computer security veterans...