A helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast...
Winner of the "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019", Smashing Security has had over four million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Jamie Bartlett.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).
July 2nd, 2020 | 47 mins 10 secs
conspiracy theory, donald trump, hacking, justin bieber, netwalker, pizzagate, ransomware, roblox, tiktok
Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels...
June 25th, 2020 | 51 mins 11 secs
bitcoin, blueleaks, coronavirus, data breach, ddosecrets, elon musk, police, tracing, youtube
A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades' worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos?
June 18th, 2020 | 46 mins 18 secs
bahrain, coronavirus, ebay, fitness trackers, mars, noel edmonds, privacy, strava, tracing, twitter
A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you're obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks.
June 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
credit card, cybersecurity awareness, data breach, devs, knots, privacy, shoelaces, space force, trademark
Graham finds himself in hot water with a security firm after a data breach, Carole discusses credit card fraud, and we have a pleasant surprise for Thom Langford, who appears to have mostly agreed to be a guest to promote his own podcast.
June 4th, 2020 | 52 mins 22 secs
5g, booter, coronavirus, ddos, google, nca, stresser, tracing, usb
Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds?
May 28th, 2020 | 46 mins 18 secs
gps, ios, iphone, location tracking, passwords, privacy, sudoku, tiktok
On this special splinter episode of the podcast, we're joined by actor and comedian Clare Blackwood in the hope of convincing her that cybersecurity is no laughing matter.
May 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
beer, coronavirus, deepfake, jay z, pizza, privacy, south korea, untappd, youtube
Apps that belch out sensitive military information, what could the world learn from South Korea's digital response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and who has been deepfaking Bill Clinton, Jay-Z, and Donald Trump... and why?
May 14th, 2020 | 50 mins 42 secs
coronavirus, data breach, email storm, hacking, k2, lady gaga, microsoft, mountaineering, nuclear waste, onkalo, reply all, social distancing, sourdough
Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities.
May 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 secs
elon musk, grimes, love bug, malware, onel de guzman, password, roblox, worm
What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security?
April 30th, 2020 | 45 mins 8 secs
coronavirus, financial times, hacking, malware, remote working, surveillance, the independent, tracing, tracking, university, zoom
Journalists spying on their rivals, the NHS rejects Apple and Google's approach to Coronavirus-tracing, and universities are hit by an old-fashioned sexy lady attack.
April 23rd, 2020 | 49 mins 45 secs
coronavirus, deepfakes, facebook, privacy, surveillance, tracking, zardoz, zoom
Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events?
April 16th, 2020 | 46 mins 26 secs
android, animal crossing, chess, coronavirus, fleeceware, garry kasparov, ios
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov joins us as we discuss celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new video game is being used for political ends.
April 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
5g, biometrics, coronavirus, home schooling, privacy, toilet, zoom
We take a look at the stinky backside of surveillance, gas about the latest video-conferencing threats, and jump into the murky world of 5G conspiracy theories.
April 2nd, 2020 | 51 mins 7 secs
coronavirus, facebook portal, hoax, houseparty, privacy, spyware, surveillance, zoom
Carole details how companies are sneakily spying on their stay-at-home workers, Mikko Hyppönen discusses the trustworthiness of video chat apps, and Graham gets embarrassed when he admits he's bought a Facebook Portal for his in-laws.
March 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 30 secs
coronavirus, dr negrin, hoax, pornhub, retro, scam, sextortion, whatsapp, zoom, zoombombing
Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp?
March 19th, 2020 | 47 mins 21 secs
coronavirus, malware, pornhub, ransomware, remote working, tracking
It's a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest how COVID-19 is making itself felt in the world of cybersecurity, and we offer tips on how to better protect yourself if you're unexpectedly working from home.