About the Show
Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity. New episodes released every Thursday. Bonus "splinter" episodes when we feel like it...
041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses
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.
040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars
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?
039: Woah - are we talking to a cyborg?
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.
038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!
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.
037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches
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...
036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers
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...
035: Up the Roomba with mandatory Chinese spyware
July 27th, 2017
37 mins 24 secs
china, jing wang, rehab, roomba, spyware, uyghur
China is forcing people to install spyware on their smartphones, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the inside of your house to tech firms.
034: The pen is mightier than the password
July 20th, 2017
48 mins 35 secs
ashley madison, biometrics, fleabag, porn
The UK government wants you to give your credit card details to porn sites, Ashley Madison offers compensation to the people whose lives it ruined, and an adult website wants you to pass its unorthodox and below-the-belt biometric identity check... gulp!
033: 1Password, net neutrality, and spatchcock chicken
July 13th, 2017
42 mins 4 secs
1password, driverless cars, net neutrality, password manager, the red pill
Is password manager 1Password treating its customers unfairly? Are autonomous cars driving us around the bend? And what is this Net Neutrality thing anyway?
032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show
July 6th, 2017
35 mins 26 secs
aa, apple, biometrics, data breach, ear wax, facial recognition, iphone 8
The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK's Automobile Association claims it hasn't leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data?
031: Petya (don't know the name of this ransomware)
June 29th, 2017
44 mins 37 secs
alexa, amazon echo, driverless cars, notpetya, petya, ransomware
Another major ransomware outbreak rattles the world - but no-one can decide what it's called, the danger posed to driverless cars by kangaroos, and do you really want an Amazon Echo Show?
030: GDPR - The good and the bad
June 22nd, 2017
26 mins 43 secs
What is GDPR, and what does it mean to your business? Carole Theriault and Graham Cluley are joined by special guest Kevin Gorsline to discuss.
029: Exploits to get your English teeth into
June 15th, 2017
38 mins 8 secs
mac, malware, microsoft, mouse, patch tuesday, vulnerability
Microsoft gives us a Patch Tuesday shock, malware grows up for the Mac, and your mouse movements might reveal if you're an identity thief.
024: Reality Winner, Gordon Ramsay and a leaky bucket
June 8th, 2017
38 mins 8 secs
amazon, aws, cloud, gordon ramsay, nsa, reality winner
Evidence of Russia hacking the US election leaks from the NSA and Reality is not a winner, confidential data is accidentally exposed in the cloud by a defence contractor, and Gordon Ramsay has a few choice words for his hacking father-in-law.
May 31st, 2017
40 mins 27 secs
blackmail, british airways, donald trump, facebook, germany, twitter
Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can't police its content...