Vanja is a founding father of the Smashing Security podcast. He does something really nerdy in the world of computer security that we don't really understand. (He says he doesn't either)
January 25th, 2018 | 44 mins 10 secs
amazon, blake's seven, carrot weather, cuba, encryption, https, malware, tinder, wi-fi
Your Tinder swipes can be spied upon, Amazon is opening high street stores that don't require any staff, and Russian fuel pumps are being infected with malware in an elaborate scheme to make large amounts of money.
December 21st, 2017 | 42 mins 46 secs
apple, bitcoin, face id, facial recognition, firefox, keeper, microsoft, mr robot, windows
Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC?
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...
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,...
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:...
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...
February 13th, 2017 | 21 mins 28 secs
privacy, vpn, wi-fi
The tricky problem of public Wi-Fi hotspots. In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss, and offer some advice and tips for computer users....
February 9th, 2017 | 22 mins 55 secs
ascii art, donald trump, smart tv, twitter, vulnerability
Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you? Computer security...
February 8th, 2017 | 18 mins 27 secs
anna kournikova, avril lavigne, love bug, macros, malware, melissa
Email attachment malware is the thorny topic tackled by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer in this "splinter" episode from the Smashing Security team. Listen to this before you click! Oh, and Carole...
February 7th, 2017 | 13 mins 9 secs
Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss...
February 2nd, 2017 | 28 mins 11 secs
ad blocking, anti-virus, ransomware
Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it's not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers....
January 26th, 2017 | 25 mins 5 secs
data breach, malware, twitter, upskirt, vawtrak
An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an "upskirt" website leaks its user data. Oh, and Vanja forces Graham...
January 19th, 2017 | 30 mins 32 secs
brian krebs, mirai, password, ransomware, spora
The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren't the only ones who know your corporate passwords. Computer security...
January 12th, 2017 | 26 mins 33 secs
alexa, amazon echo, donald trump, microsoft, mongodb, ptsd, russia
Donald Trump and that secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of...
January 5th, 2017 | 22 mins 48 secs
android, donald trump, facial recognition, malware, ukraine
Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology. Computer security veterans...
December 26th, 2016 | 27 mins 46 secs
christmas, technical support
We discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course, Christmas.