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.
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
botnet, brian krebs, malware, 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 22nd, 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.
December 20th, 2016 | 10 mins 53 secs
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