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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July 25th, 2019 | 49 mins 52 secs
brain, digga d, drill rap, garfield, hacking, hoverboard, knots, logic bomb, metropolitan police, neuralink, siemens, spreadsheet, twitter
Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account and website?
July 18th, 2019 | 44 mins 8 secs
hacking, instagram, keyboard, lawyers, porn, vulnerability
Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody's account.
July 11th, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
business email compromise, deepfake, deepnude, iran, malware, outlook, privacy, trevor noah, vulnerability, webcam, zoom
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.
July 4th, 2019 | 56 mins 26 secs
android, apollo 11, chillow, dark, facebook, fediverse, iot, malware, pillow, smart lock, twitter
We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office.
June 27th, 2019 | 47 mins 3 secs
belgium, ddos, fire bomb, france, scam, sextortion
Scammers steal millions by impersonating a French politician, we offer fashion tips for DDoS attackers, and hear how a small town fought a sextortionist preying on young women.
June 20th, 2019 | 56 mins 25 secs
china, cookies, firechat, gdpr, hong kong, ico, malware, samsung, smart tv, telegram, tiananmen square
We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won't believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant.
June 13th, 2019 | 48 mins 14 secs
apple, cbp, data breach, firestorm, gerry anderson, ios, iphone, troll, twitter
United States Customs and Border Protection had sensitive data stolen, but the hackers didn't have to breach its network. Apple has ambitious plans to make iPhone users safer online. And trolls are using Twitter lists to target their victims.
June 6th, 2019 | 34 mins 14 secs
bluekeep, chernobyl, malware, microsoft windows, nellie bly, privacy, vulnerability, wannacry
Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after your murder your podcast co-host?
May 30th, 2019 | 48 mins 10 secs
data breach, deepfakes, email, facebook, fake news, gdpr, google, malware, privacy, samantha-antoinette smith, twitter, video
You won't believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware... and how Carole gets her diva on.
May 23rd, 2019 | 51 mins 34 secs
2fa, china, google, hackers, phishing, scam, social media
Don't hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn't when it comes to protecting your email account? And China's controversial social credit system comes under the microscope.
May 16th, 2019 | 50 mins 34 secs
ankle bracelet, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, ever, facial recognition, police, privacy, sim swap
A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?
May 9th, 2019 | 45 mins 23 secs
ashley madison, cyberwarfare, drugslab, hamas, israel, roomba, scam, sextortion
Israel strikes back at Hamas's hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners.
May 2nd, 2019 | 49 mins 10 secs
black summer, business email compromise, chickens, domain name, jason statham, mcdonald's, romance scams, scams, spider-man
What's the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man's Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website's name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?
April 25th, 2019 | 47 mins 18 secs
apple, facial recognition, fingerprint, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, nokia, passwords, samsung
WannaCry's "accidental hero" pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up.
April 18th, 2019 | 52 mins 40 secs
alexa, amazon, angler exploit kit, brian krebs, ddos, malvertising, malware, porn, ransomware, reveton, wipro
The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations?
April 11th, 2019 | 30 mins 45 secs
In this special "splinter" episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast from September 2017 we tackle the tricky subject of backups - When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them?
Lots of questions and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression.