Investigative journalist Geoff White's exclusives have covered everything from fraud in the internet dating industry to the shadowy world of Russian cybercrime gangs.
He works mainly for Channel 4 News and the BBC, with a focus on tech security, personal data, privacy and e-crime.
He is also the co-creator of "The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone", a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.
August 6th, 2020 | 48 mins 40 secs
facial recognition, fawkes, getemails, hacking, ogusers, privacy, twitter
Special guest Geoff White can't resist using the podcast to promote his new book, "Crime Dot Com", but other than that we also discuss the creepy (and apparently legal) way websites can find out your email and postal address even if you don't give it to them, take a look at how the alleged Twitter hackers were identified, and learn about Fawkes - the technology fighting back at facial recognition.
May 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 secs
elon musk, grimes, love bug, malware, onel de guzman, password, roblox, worm
What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security?
March 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 30 secs
coronavirus, dr negrin, hoax, pornhub, retro, scam, sextortion, whatsapp, zoom, zoombombing
Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp?
November 21st, 2019 | 50 mins 38 secs
aberfan, banking, dolly parton, juice jacking, malware, password, privacy, the crown, usb, youtube
A bank has some of the worst password advice ever, travellers are told to be wary when USB charging their smartphones and laptops, and a gamer has his YouTube account hacked.
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...
March 7th, 2019 | 42 mins 49 secs
absher, didgeridoo, fleabag, iot, jibo, saudi arabi, skiing, snoring, vulnerability
Twerking robot assistants, an app from Saudi Arabia that lets men track women, and a gnarly skiing security snarl-up!
Oh, and find out how a didgeridoo could change your life and that of your loved ones.
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.
May 17th, 2018 | 43 mins 51 secs
dog, facial recognition, google assistant, google duplex, hacking, phishing, signal
Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers' hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair appointment?
August 17th, 2017 | 44 mins 55 secs
airdrop, bluetooth, brute force, car hacking, chess, email, garry kasparov, iot, lovefilm, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, sam harris, smart lock
WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren't so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.