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.
April 12th, 2018 | 39 mins 13 secs
bertram fiddle, hacking, harriet harman, kemi badenoch, passwords, politicians, sirens, t-mobile, vulnerability
Politician admits to hacking a rival's website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack over the airwaves.
April 5th, 2018 | 33 mins 41 secs
april fool, data breach, grindr, myfitnesspal, panera bread, privacy, vikings, vulnerability
Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They've all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn't. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy.
March 29th, 2018 | 41 mins 36 secs
adventure games, cryptocurrency, cryptomining, facebook, internet archive, privacy, video games, vpn
Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham.
March 22nd, 2018 | 40 mins 38 secs
cambridge analytica, donald trump, driverless cars, facebook, sextortion, uber
It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.
March 15th, 2018 | 42 mins 11 secs
airgap, app store, apple, bob ross, china, cryptomining, mac, mosquito, rubik's cube
How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens?
March 8th, 2018 | 44 mins 57 secs
aliens, car rental, cycling, eti, extra terrestrial, infocom, interactive fiction, malware, moviepass, privacy, text adventure, wethepeople
If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham please stop talking about text adventure games?
March 1st, 2018 | 35 mins 39 secs
browsers, gun control, incognito mode, privacy, private browsing, spyware, stalking, veil
Incognito mode on your browser not as private as you think, consumer spyware companies get hacked, Graham is accused of "multitasking" in his hotel room, and Carole champions the students of Parkland, Florida.
February 22nd, 2018 | 39 mins 31 secs
credit card, facebook, flight simulator, idn, malware, password, phishing, punycode, russia, vulnerability
Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.
February 15th, 2018 | 49 mins 42 secs
amazon, amazon echo, cryptomining, furbies, poppy, youtube for kids
Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa.
February 8th, 2018 | 43 mins 56 secs
crepes, go, humane tech, namecheap, password, subdomain, vulnerability
A Namecheap vulnerability allows strangers to make subdomains for your website, Troy Hunt examines password length, and ex-Google and Facebook employees are fighting to protect kids from social media addiction.
February 1st, 2018 | 45 mins 26 secs
bob dylan, deepfakes, dexter the peacock, fitness trackers, ransomware, strava, the other favorites, tor
Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers, and much much more!
January 18th, 2018 | 50 mins 28 secs
android, cryptocurrency, false alarm, google play, hawaii, malware, missile, nuclear, phishing, usb stick
User interfaces and poor procedures lead to pandemonium in Hawaii, hackers are attempting to trick victims into opening cryptocurrency-related email attachments, and yet more pox-ridden apps are found in Android's Google Play store.
January 11th, 2018 | 40 mins 16 secs
biochip, biohacking, bitcoin, casefile, donald trump, fire and fury, meltdown, pomodoro, portal knights, ripple, spectre
The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand...
January 4th, 2018 | 26 mins 28 secs
bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, wallet
What's all the fuss about cryptocurrencies? How can you protect your Bitcoin wallet? And how does the Blockchain work?
December 21st, 2017 | 42 mins 46 secs
apple, bitcoin, face id, facial recognition, firefox, keeper, microsoft, mr robot, windows
Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC?
December 14th, 2017 | 40 mins 34 secs
amazon, amazon key, bitcoin, code.org, donald trump, equifax, rare exports, social security number
How to protect yourself from Bitcoin hackers, why you should think twice before giving Amazon the keys to your house, and how a private investigator tried to hack Donald Trump's tax returns.