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.
January 27th, 2022 | 42 mins 48 secs
addiction, brand new cherry flavor, dopamine, it's a knockout, mental health, smartphone, twitter, wordle
Wordle - good or bad for the world? Whatever your opinion, at least someone wants to spoil players' fun. Meanwhile, we take a look at the threat mobile phones can pose to your mental health.
January 20th, 2022 | 33 mins 4 secs
david colombo, google, nft, tesla, vulnerability, vulnerability disclosure, youtube
Carole's still on jury service, but the show must go on! We take a look at how some Tesla owners are at risk of having their expensive cars remotely hijacked, and why YouTubers are up in arms over NFTs.
January 13th, 2022 | 44 mins 16 secs
books, jingles, pest control, pokemon, pokemon go, police, publishing, scam, spine collector, steven pinker, surveillance
Who has been playing video games rather than hunting down criminals? How is a man alleged to have stolen manuscripts of unpublished books from celebrity authors? Which pot contains an elephant? And why has Graham been listening to podcasts about pest control marketing?
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.
December 9th, 2021 | 53 mins 27 secs
antiwork, ecommerce, printer, privacy, small business, twitter, vulnerability
December 2nd, 2021 | 37 mins 53 secs
charity, cryptocurrency, get back, hamster, mr goxx, peter jackson, quadriga, the beatles
Cryptocurrency traders suffer a hamster-related loss, beware of charity scammers this holiday season, and do you have the patience to sit through Peter Jackson's eight-hour Beatles documentary?
November 25th, 2021 | 48 mins 5 secs
cybercrime, hacking, hvac, nft, password, piracy, vulnerability, wireless
Heating systems are left vulnerable to attack in the high courts, cybercrime unicorns have become a reality (but what are they?), over 15 Terabytes of NFTs are made available for anyone to download ... and Carole reveals her Pick of the Year.
November 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
booking.com, data breach, email, fbi, hotel, middle east, privacy, spyware, surveillance, vinny troia, vulnerability
Booking.com got hacked five years ago, and didn't tell its customers... but now we know who might have been behind it. Bossware rears its ugly head again in the workplace, spying on employees. And did you receive a warning email from the FBI?
November 11th, 2021 | 41 mins 59 secs
angling, dns, iot, pornhub, privacy, tesla, twitter, vulnerabilities
Fishing fanatics find themselves in deep water, Teslas go haywire after an update, and is there actually some good news about IoT?
November 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
2fa, cryptocurrency, job hunting, paypal, sms, social engineering, squid game
A game about Squid Game pulls the rug from under cryptocurrency investors in what appears to be a scam, PayPal hackers use a devious trick to break into 2FA-protected accounts, and have you received a job offer that's too good to be true?
October 28th, 2021 | 47 mins 6 secs
big data, conti, darkmatter, netflix, ransomware, tiktok
Ransomware attackers have got hurt feelings, what does Netflix know about you, and why are schoolkids stealing lavatory seats?
October 21st, 2021 | 45 mins 31 secs
amazon, data breach, facial recognition, missouri, responsible disclosure, ring, vulnerability
A journalist is threatened with prosecution after choosing to "View Source" on a public webpage, Amazon Ring owners might be in line for a hefty fine if their neighbours complain, and is the school lunch queue a good place for facial recognition?
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?