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.
November 9th, 2017 | 41 mins 33 secs
agony aunt, crunchyroll, doctor who, malware, passwords, privacy, robot, sophia, star trek, stranger things
Passwords are under the microscope again, CrunchyRoll leads anime fans to malware, a sexy robot gains Saudi citizenship, and Carole begins her career as an agony aunt.
November 2nd, 2017 | 42 mins 41 secs
data breach, mailchimp, piers morgan, spam, the dark overlord
There's little time to celebrate our 50th episode, because there are rants to be had about MailChimp's switch to single opt-in, Piers Morgan gets upset with Graham on Twitter, and the Dark Overlord hacking gang are up to some pretty horrid tricks.
October 26th, 2017 | 44 mins 56 secs
cryptocurrency, laptop ban, monero, scam
Scammers show a lack of imagination after hacking a funeral home, more websites are secretly stealing visitors' resources to mine for cryptocurrency, and everyone is very confused about the USA's airline laptop ban.
October 19th, 2017 | 33 mins 44 secs
automon, blokus, durian, krack, mammoth screen, north korea, opposite number, the victorian internet, vulnerability, wi-fi, wpa2
KRACK! Has the Wi-Fi vulnerability got you worried? Did North Korea hack a British TV company? And what have Dutch police learnt from Pokémon?
October 12th, 2017 | 40 mins 35 secs
artificial intelligence, chess, data breach, disqus, garry kasparov, kaspersky, nsa, russia
America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov.
October 5th, 2017 | 38 mins 17 secs
chrome, dream market, google, https, sex toy
Bearded man entangled in dark web drugs market bust, Google researches how to make browser security warnings less confusing, and (ahem) "bedroom entertainment systems" probed for security holes.
September 28th, 2017 | 36 mins 25 secs
ccleaner, deloitte, donald trump, klingon, malware, star trek, twitter, wildergorn
Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn't planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon.
September 26th, 2017 | 6 mins 59 secs
facetime, iphone, shower
Carole wants to know why Graham keeps Facetiming her from the shower.
September 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 18 secs
backups, cloud, ransomware, tina turner
When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them?
September 14th, 2017 | 45 mins 47 secs
apple, blueborne, bluetooth, chess, chessable, data breach, equifax, facial recognition, identity theft, iphone x, squinch, vulnerability
Equifax's shambolic response to its huge data breach, a scary-sounding Bluetooth exploit, and Apple's iPhone X comes with Face ID.
September 7th, 2017 | 46 mins 10 secs
brian krebs, doxagram, facial recognition, instagram, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, notting hill carnival, spyware, the big sick
It's easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can't tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers' activities.
August 31st, 2017 | 47 mins 34 secs
2fa, donald trump, drone, hoax, hurricane harvey, instagram, onliner, selena gomez, sharks, spam, the phoenix comic, twitter, william c bradford
Are public figures lying about being hacked? What were online criminals doing with 711 million email addresses? And how could scammers profit from Hurricane Harvey?
August 24th, 2017 | 46 mins 1 sec
cyborg, dominos, https, iot, nfc, overcooked, robot, ropemaker, vulnerability
Hackers could change emails in your inbox after they are delivered, the web is getting more and more encrypted, and hacked robots can be commanded to umm... stab you.
August 17th, 2017 | 44 mins 55 secs
airdrop, bluetooth, brute force, car hacking, chess, email, garry kasparov, iot, lovefilm, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, sam harris, smart lock
WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren't so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.
August 10th, 2017 | 37 mins 38 secs
bit9, carbon black, data breach, disney, extortion, game of thrones, hbo, marcus hutchins, privacy
Hackers are holding HBO to ransom after a massive data breach, and have leaked the phone numbers and email addresses of "Game of Thrones" cast members. Has security firm Carbon Black been leaking customers's sensitive files while trying to scan them? And Disney's mobile apps are accused of spying on kids...
August 3rd, 2017 | 44 mins 57 secs
adobe flash, billboard, fireeye, mandiant, reply all, tickled, vulnerability
A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images...