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.
In addition to "Smashing Security", Carole is also the co-host of the "Sticky Pickles" podcast.
October 14th, 2021 | 49 mins 49 secs
data leak, espionage, facebook, instagram, nick clegg, rick astley, submarine, us navy
A married couple are accused of selling nuclear sub secrets, Facebook continues to make young lives a misery, and a school hacker lets loose one heck of a prank.
October 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
facebook, hospital, instagram, malware, ransomware, ryuk, whatsapp
Facebook suffers a massive (and very public) failure, Britain announces plans for counter-attacking nation states in cyberspace, and there's a tragic story related to ransomware.
September 30th, 2021 | 36 mins 42 secs
cia, ecuador, iot, julian assange, russia, toilet, wikileaks
While Julian Assange was killing time in the Ecuador's embassy in London, the CIA were trying to dream up ways to kill him, and urine trouble if you put your trust in an IoT lavatory.
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?
September 16th, 2021 | 48 mins 26 secs
apple, cryptocurrency, litecoin, malware, nso group, spyware, theranos, vulnerability, walmart
A Walmart press release says it's jumping aboard the cryptocurrency bus - but is it true? Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial, and have you updated your Apple gadgets to protect against the latest NSO Group spyware attack?
September 9th, 2021 | 56 mins 50 secs
banksy, encryption, facebook, france, nft, privacy, protonmail, switzerland
ProtonMail finds itself in a privacy pickle, the big problem with Facebook's algorithmic amplification, and strange things are happening on Banksy's website.
September 2nd, 2021 | 47 mins 40 secs
afghanistan, biometrics, bitcoin, bumble, cryptocurrency, dating apps, privacy, stalking, taliban
How to find your match on the Bumble dating app, convicted criminals make money out of cryptocurrency, and there are concerns about data in Afghanistan.
August 26th, 2021 | 51 mins 7 secs
3d printing, cracker, cryptocurrency, divorce, hacking, spaghetti detective, vulnerability
A bug unravels 3D printer security, cryptocurrency sites can't stop getting hacked, and hear our special guest spill a cup of tea while inhabiting his wife's knicker drawer.
August 19th, 2021 | 51 mins 56 secs
iot, nazi, realtek, swastika, the great londini, tiktok, vigilante, vulnerability, wikipedia
The Great Londini has gathered a two million strong army to out TikTok trolls, there's a bad supply chain vulnerability in many IoT devices, and how did Wikipedia pages end up covered in Nazi swastikas?
July 29th, 2021 | 53 mins 30 secs
def con, fraud family, idor, netherlands, petitpotam, police, privacy, vulnerability
Pygmy hippopotamus bugs, DEF CON's data slip-up, and phishing fraudsters have their collars felt.
July 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
freedom phone, iphone, malware, nso group, pegasus, ransomware, spyware
Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a "Freedom Phone" be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed.
July 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 36 secs
columbo, facebook, football, iot, privacy, racism, romance scam, smart homes, stingray, twitter
How did investigators ask a romance scammer out on a date, smart homes continue to play dumb, and is it time for social media sites to do more about racist football fans?
July 8th, 2021 | 59 mins 9 secs
gettr, kaseya, malware, privacy, ransomware, revil, tiktok, vulnerability
A ransomware gang has exploited a security hole in software used by many businesses, and are demanding $70 million for a decryption tool. Plus we take a close look at TikTok, and a website which seems to have entirely ripped-off Twitter.
July 1st, 2021 | 56 mins 26 secs
amazon, cozy bear, data breach, dildo, flex, malware, microsoft, nobelium
Microsoft warns about a hacking gang that is far from cuddly, algorithms rather than managers are firing people, and our guest receives a surprising email from "Amazon"...
June 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
peloton, romance scam, treadmill, twitter, ukraine, vulnerability, zack weiner
We take a look at why Peloton is being accused of ransomware-like behaviour, how one man lost $250,000 in a romance scam, and how a chap called Weiner has found himself in a political pickle.
June 17th, 2021 | 50 mins 39 secs
blacklist, coq, data breach, ea games, electronic arts, ioc, japan, olympics, videogames, whitelist
Video gaming giant Electronic Arts suffers a hack following slack security, the Japanese Olympics are proving unpopular with everyone apart from cybercriminals, and le coq est mort.