Carole founded the Sophos Naked Security site, and now heads up Tick Tock Social, a digital media and communications firm dedicated to technology firms and organisations.
October 17th, 2019 | 51 mins 22 secs
elizabeth warren, facebook, football, instagram, liverpool, privacy, selfie, stalker
Footballers' wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it's in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.
October 10th, 2019 | 46 mins 24 secs
dating, gps, hacking, insider threat, mafia, tracking, yahoo
We take a trip to Staten Island, New York, to hear how a case of cyberstalking resulted in the arrest of 20 alleged mobsters, learn about the nude photo-loving insider threat at Yahoo, and discover how fraudsters might be boosting Match.com's profits.
October 3rd, 2019 | 50 mins 23 secs
alexa, amazon, billboard, deepfake, hacking, porn, privacy
Drivers are distracted by a hacked billboard, Maria takes a deeper look at how the deepfake problem has... uh... deepened, and Carole is less than happy about Amazon's announcement about new Alexa integrations.
September 26th, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
data breach, driving, milton keynes, mobile, privacy, recruitment, skills gap
How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially tackling the problem of drivers using their mobile phones?
September 19th, 2019 | 38 mins 56 secs
In the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, Carole has suffered an injury, we journey back in time to one of our earliest episodes to discuss the perils of passwords, and Rachael Stockton from LastPass drops by for a chat.
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.
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...
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...
August 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 30 secs
car, facebook, malware, mercedes, privacy, ransomware, smart cities, tracking
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app.
August 15th, 2019 | 51 mins 30 secs
black hat, cable, camera, crown sterling, dslr, encryption, iphone, lightning, malware, ransomware, time ai, vulnerability
Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook?
August 8th, 2019 | 54 mins 51 secs
8chan, banking, cloudflare, dating, monzo, passcode, pin, romance scam, the boys
Is the PIN you use for your bank card secure? How did one woman get duped into giving a romance scammer $200,000? And Cloudflare and other online services take aim at a vile corner of the internet...
August 1st, 2019 | 47 mins 59 secs
amazon, capital one, data anonymization, data breach, gdpr, imessage, ios, iphone, legend of zelda, steve jobs, vulnerability, walter isaacson
Capital One gets hacked, critical vulnerabilities are found in iMessage, and data anonymization may not be as good as we hope. But listen up, we also discuss the Legend of Zelda, a biography of tech giants, offer advice for escaping an angry moose, and are introduced to... Penelope?
July 25th, 2019 | 49 mins 52 secs
brain, digga d, drill rap, garfield, hacking, hoverboard, knots, logic bomb, metropolitan police, neuralink, siemens, spreadsheet, twitter
Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account and website?
July 18th, 2019 | 44 mins 8 secs
hacking, instagram, keyboard, lawyers, porn, vulnerability
Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody's account.
July 11th, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
business email compromise, deepfake, deepnude, iran, malware, outlook, privacy, trevor noah, vulnerability, webcam, zoom
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.
July 4th, 2019 | 56 mins 26 secs
android, apollo 11, chillow, dark, facebook, fediverse, iot, malware, pillow, smart lock, twitter
We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office.