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...
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...
022: Walk this way... to defeat biometrics
May 25th, 2017
31 mins 47 secs
biometrics, mac, malware, samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides "airtight security", but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you...
021: WannaCry - Who's to blame?
May 18th, 2017
35 mins 15 secs
hp, malware, ransomware, vulnerability, wannacry
The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we...
020: Phishing for Donald Trump
May 11th, 2017
30 mins 45 secs
donald trump, handbrake, mac, malware, phishing
Gizmodo's attempt to reveal Donald Trump's administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware. And will the US Army insist IT...
019: The Love Bug virus
May 4th, 2017
29 mins 20 secs
love bug, malware
On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes...
018: Windows is a virus. True or False?
April 27th, 2017 | 30 mins 42 secs
Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers' PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again. All this and...
017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings
April 20th, 2017
30 mins 37 secs
burger king, data breach, google home, malware, microsoft, vulnerability, zero-day
Hotel malware has been stealing guests' payment card details... again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King's Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers' Google Home devices with predictable...
016: Wonga wronga!
April 13th, 2017
27 mins 15 secs
data breach, diabetic, malware, spyware, wonga
Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics’ sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of...
015: Bad vibrations
April 6th, 2017
26 mins 54 secs
android, epicenter, nfc, samsung, vibrator
Don't let an internet-enabled sex toy make your most private moments oh-so-public. Samsung's wannabe-Android-killer is found lacking. And did you hear about the firm that is micro-chipping its employees? All this and more is discussed by...
014: Protecting webmail - a Smashing Security splinter
March 30th, 2017
30 mins 33 secs
2fa, fappening, passwords, phishing
What can you do to better protect your online email accounts? In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss with Paul Ducklin tips on how to defend your...
013: Assault with a deadly tweet
March 23rd, 2017
33 mins 58 secs
animated gif, social engineering, twitter
Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane? All this and more...
012: Eau de Eugene Kaspersky
March 16th, 2017
28 mins 43 secs
android, eugene kaspersky, malware, wikileaks
Androids pre-installed with malware - can the supply chain be trusted? Will WikiLeaks help vendors get zero-days fixed? And what on earth has the Kaspersky marketing department dreamt up this time? Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest...
011: WikiLeaks and the CIA
March 9th, 2017
33 mins 45 secs
border control, cia, ransomware, signal, telegram, whatsapp, wikileaks
Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border...
010: The dolls must be destroyed
March 2nd, 2017
36 mins 10 secs
boeing, cloudbleed, cloudpets, data breach, microsoft, windows 10
A creepy teddybear leaks two million voicemail messages, Windows 10 pushes you into only installing vetted apps, and Boeing warns 36,000 employees their personal information could have been exposed after a worker sends a spreadsheet to his wife. All...
009: False flags and hacker clues
February 23rd, 2017
26 mins 22 secs
cars, lazarus, malware, russia
The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley,...