John Leyden started off writing about crime and showbiz for a local newspaper in Manchester before moving into tech publishing in the late 90s and writing about cybercriminals instead.
After writing for The Register for many years, John moved over to The Daily Swig in 2018 - a cybersecurity publication created by PortSwigger - the makers of BurpSuite.
September 12th, 2019 | 44 mins 21 secs
alexa, android, apple, dns, doh, google, home assistant, https, ios, malware, nintendo wii, siri
Apple is furious with Google over iPhone hacking attacks against Uyghur Muslims in China, DNS-over-HTTPS is good for privacy but makes ISPs angry, and concern over digital assistants listening to our private moments continues to rise.
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.
October 26th, 2017 | 44 mins 56 secs
cryptocurrency, laptop ban, monero, scam
Scammers show a lack of imagination after hacking a funeral home, more websites are secretly stealing visitors' resources to mine for cryptocurrency, and everyone is very confused about the USA's airline laptop ban.