Mark Stockley is the founder of independent web consultancy Compound Eye and he's interested in literally anything that makes websites better. He works behind the scenes on Sophos's Naked Security blog, and occasionally writes articles there about internet security and privacy.
December 16th, 2021 | 50 mins 9 secs
facial recognition, log4j, log4shell, nft, opensea, spam, virgin media, vulnerability
After a brief discussion of the Log4Shell vulnerability panic, we chat about how Virgin Media has got itself into hot water, a fat-fingered fumble at the Bored Ape Yacht Club, and how to hack around your sleeping girlfriend's facial recognition.
September 23rd, 2021 | 51 mins 22 secs
darkmatter, espionage, expressvpn, facebook, facial recognition, google glass, iphone, ray-ban, spyware, vpn
How much do you trust the people who work at your VPN provider? How are folks fighting facial recognition? And what on earth is Ray-Ban thinking getting into bed with Facebook?
April 28th, 2021 | 56 mins 36 secs
argentina, combine harvester, domain, google, gripe sites, iot, john deere, tractor, vulnerability
Google loses its domain in Argentina, how do gripe sites make their dough, and has John Deere solved the cybersecurity problem?
February 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
data breach, encryption, gamestop, harvard university, identity theft, mensa, password, shares, short selling
Mensa - the social club for people with high IQs - is accused of not being so smart about security, an Indian TV journalist gets an unbelievable job offer from Harvard, and we take a look at what's being going on with GameStop short selling.
December 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
amazon, bioterrorism, cfaa, chess, cyber biosecurity, dna, farming, iot, ransomware, synthetic dna, the queen's gambit
Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and what role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's computer crime laws?
September 24th, 2020 | 52 mins 48 secs
cheating, counter-strike: global offensive, cs:go, doctor who, facial recognition, fortnite, fraud, hacking, pubg, trees, twitter, video game, zoom
Why are Zoom and Twitter making some people disappear? How are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheats getting their just desserts? And the founder of a anti cyber-fraud firm is charged with fraud.
June 4th, 2020 | 52 mins 22 secs
5g, booter, coronavirus, ddos, google, nca, stresser, tracing, usb
Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds?
August 29th, 2019 | 43 mins 34 secs
astronaut, cryptomining, deepfake, jordan peterson, nasa, online banking, power plant, space, ukraine
Was a cybercrime committed on the International Space Station? What on earth were Ukrainian scientists thinking when they plugged a nuclear power station into the internet? And someone has cloned Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson's voice...
May 2nd, 2019 | 49 mins 10 secs
black summer, business email compromise, chickens, domain name, jason statham, mcdonald's, romance scams, scams, spider-man
What's the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man's Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website's name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?
November 8th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
election, hacking, helium, instagram, iphone, kylie jenner, phishing
One travel blogger finds you don't have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.