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 six million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
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).
May 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
bitcoin, blockchain, colonial pipeline, cryptocurrency, darkside, dogecoin, elon musk, eufy, ransomware
The Colonial Pipeline attack has shone light on the activities of the Darkside ransomware gang, we take a skeptical look at cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and Eufy security cameras suffer an embarrassing security failure.
May 13th, 2021 | 49 mins 9 secs
apple, facebook, ios, paypal, phishing, twitter
Facebook says it's sticking up for the little guys as it picks a fight with Apple, there are testing times on the trains, and Twitter takes a tip.
May 6th, 2021 | 50 mins 56 secs
ads, cryptocurrency, google, nft, scam, tiktok
How did the SCAM cryptocurrency become a success? Why is Google allowing government rip-off ads to still appear on search results? And why on earth is everyone suddenly spending millions of dollars on NFTs?
April 28th, 2021 | 56 mins 36 secs
argentina, combine harvester, domain, google, gripe sites, iot, john deere, tractor, vulnerability
Google loses its domain in Argentina, how do gripe sites make their dough, and has John Deere solved the cybersecurity problem?
April 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
data breach, facebook, lazarus, malware, north korea, pisces, ransomware, sony pictures
Facebook has managed to do the seemingly impossible - and had a data breach about its handling of a data breach. Meanwhile, we chat to the host of the brand new podcast about North Korea's hackers targeting the rest of the world, and discuss if an intern can be trusted to monitor your security.
Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by Geoff White of "The Lazarus Heist" podcast.
April 15th, 2021 | 51 mins 34 secs
alcohol, domain, insurance, malware, motor vehicle, phishing, ransomware, scam, wine
Should insurance companies be banned from helping companies pay ransomware demands? How has malware messed with motorcars in the United States? And how are cybercriminals exploiting alcohol drinking during the pandemic?
April 8th, 2021 | 55 mins 15 secs
april fools, data breach, deepfakes, facebook, privacy
Deepfake expert Nina Schick joins us as we discuss synthetic media, Facebook's latest data fiasco, and some less-than-brilliant April Fool's tricks.
April 1st, 2021 | 49 mins 19 secs
conti, data breach, extortion, fatface, identity theft, malware, mobikwik, privacy, property, ransomware
FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house... virtually.
March 25th, 2021 | 47 mins 39 secs
acer, data breach, facebook, glitter bomb, hoax, password, ransomware, revil, sci hub
PC manufacturer Acer might have received a $50 million ransom demand, a warning spreads on Facebook about a trick being used by hackers, and why are the City of London's police not happy about Sci Hub?
March 18th, 2021 | 55 mins 54 secs
cheerleaders, crisis, dating, deepfakes, garbo, public relations, tinder
How are cheerleaders being creeped out by deepfakes? What might Tinder tell potential dates about your murky past? And how should companies respond to the press when a security breach occurs?
March 11th, 2021 | 49 mins 52 secs
cryptocurrency, hafnium, john mcafee, malware, microsoft, microsoft exchange server, twitter, vulnerability
Is it the end of the road for John McAfee? Is PornHub more legitimate than Facebook? And do you know as much as you think you do about the Microsoft Exchange Server mega-hack?
March 4th, 2021 | 54 mins 23 secs
electric vehicle, iot, irobot, kryten, red dwarf, robot, roomba, software update, tesla
Actor, presenter and writer Robert Llewellyn, famous for playing the part of Kryten in the science-fiction comedy "Red Dwarf," joins us as we discuss robots gone rogue, electric vehicle nightmares, and creepy companions.
February 25th, 2021 | 55 mins 17 secs
chess, playboy, prison, queen's gambit, romance scams, sextortion, snow, texas
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov returns to the show as we discuss a romance scammer with plenty of time on his hands, the surge in sextortion, and how social media is being swamped with claims of fake snow.
February 18th, 2021 | 47 mins 43 secs
capitol, cows, cryptocurrency, facebook, fbi, meme, scam, sedition hunters
The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life... for a while, and just what does Facebook have against cows and a team of cricketers?
February 11th, 2021 | 48 mins 6 secs
backdoor, data loss, database, malware, police, scams, solarwinds, valentine
Fingerprints and DNA records have been deleted from the UK's police database, the SolarWinds hack continues to wreak havoc and raise questions, and we have some advice for how to fall in love safely under lockdown...
February 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
data breach, encryption, gamestop, harvard university, identity theft, mensa, password, shares, short selling
Mensa - the social club for people with high IQs - is accused of not being so smart about security, an Indian TV journalist gets an unbelievable job offer from Harvard, and we take a look at what's being going on with GameStop short selling.