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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March 21st, 2019 | 48 mins 28 secs
beto o'rourke, cult of the dead cow, drugs, flat earth, pi, telegram, telegrass, usb
Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy!
March 14th, 2019 | 54 mins 8 secs
ageid, jon ronson, porn, ransomware, tetris, zillow
A $150 million mansion is hijacked online, Brits will soon have to scan their passport to watch internet porn, and are organisations right to pay up when hit by ransomware?
March 7th, 2019 | 42 mins 49 secs
absher, didgeridoo, fleabag, iot, jibo, saudi arabi, skiing, snoring, vulnerability
Twerking robot assistants, an app from Saudi Arabia that lets men track women, and a gnarly skiing security snarl-up!
Oh, and find out how a didgeridoo could change your life and that of your loved ones.
February 28th, 2019 | 57 mins 24 secs
facebook, insurance, linkedin, malware, perfect night in, rude words, swatting, tetris, twitter
Why is Tampa's mayor tweeting about blowing up the airport? Are hackers trying to connect with you via LinkedIn? And has Maria succeeded in her attempt to survive February without Facebook?
Plus, after last week's discussion about the legal battle between Mondelez and Zurich Insurance, we have a chat with security veteran Martin Overton to take a deeper look into cyberinsurance.
February 21st, 2019 | 45 mins 55 secs
back to the future, china, facebook, insurance, malware, nike, notpetya, tracking, vulnerability
How would you track someone who owed you money? What was the colossal flaw Facebook left on its website for anyone to exploit and hijack accounts? And what excuse are insurance companies giving for not paying victims of the NotPetya malware millions of dollars?
February 14th, 2019 | 38 mins 52 secs
2fa, apple, catfishing, google, iphone, nest
Is two factor authentication such a pain in the rear end that it's costing the economy millions? Do you feel safe having a Google Nest in your home? And don't get caught by a catfisher this Valentine's Day.
February 7th, 2019 | 50 mins 27 secs
android, cryptocurrency, darknet diaries, digital legacy, hacker giraffe, malware, pewdiepie
Jack Rhysider from the "Darknet Diaries" podcast joins us to chat about his interview with the elusive Hacker Giraffe, how a death is preventing cryptocurrency investors from reaching their money, and how 'beauty camera' apps are redirecting users to phishing websites and stealing their selfies.
January 31st, 2019 | 45 mins 50 secs
apple, facebook, facetime, iot, iphone, japan, privacy, vulnerability
A FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you before you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan.
January 24th, 2019 | 43 mins 7 secs
boars, business email compromise, coin, facebook, gdpr, google, payroll, privacy, the office quest
Business email compromise evolves to target your company's payroll, how the world's largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security?
January 17th, 2019 | 40 mins 56 secs
baby monitor, botnet, ddos, government, iot, liberia, mirai, ssl, tls, toto, vulnerability
Why a business spat resulted in Liberia falling off the internet, how the US Government shutdown is impacting website security, and the perplexing world of extreme IoT devices.
January 10th, 2019 | 51 mins 8 secs
bear brook, bug bounty, exploit, facebook, hacking, louis theroux, marie kondo, twitter, vulnerability, zerodium
Twitter and the not-so-ethical hacking of celebrity accounts, study discovers how you can pay someone to quit Facebook for a year, and the millions of dollars you can make from uncovering software vulnerabilities.
December 20th, 2018 | 46 mins 58 secs
amazon, bigfoot, christmas, google, grinch, hacking, paul mccartney, pewdiepie, printer, reddit, ringo starr, t-series, womble, youtube
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.
December 13th, 2018 | 48 mins 42 secs
bomb hoax, chatbot, ddos, doom, george duke-cohan, hoax, huawei, making a murderer
The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei's CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps.
December 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 16 secs
app store, apple, bertram fiddle, data breach, ios, marriott, mastercard, microsoft, passport, password, sextortion, touch id
Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won't believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.
November 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 50 secs
business email compromise, fbi, fedex, google maps, grinch bot, passwords, phishing, scam
How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?
November 22nd, 2018 | 44 mins 17 secs
email, facebook, nietzsche, privacy, tesla
Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma.