Smashing Security

News and views from the world of cybersecurity, hacking, and internet threats

About the show

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: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."

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Episodes

  • 005: Upskirt insecurity

    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...

  • 004: You don't mess with Brian Krebs

    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...

  • 003: Alexa! Get me an axe!

    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...

  • 002: Invest in carrier pigeons

    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...

  • 001: One cup, two hotel guests

    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.

  • 000: Coming up...

    December 20th, 2016  |  10 mins 53 secs

    Coming up in the first 100 episodes of Smashing Security...