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...
Macs and malware - a Smashing Security splinter
February 21st, 2017
16 mins 26 secs
apple, mac, malware
Do you run an anti-virus on your Mac? Should you? In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the malware threat for Apple Macs and MacBooks. SHOW NOTES:...
008: I'll give you my Android when you pry it from my cold, dead paws
February 16th, 2017
28 mins 14 secs
android, crowdstrike, donald trump, facebook, malware, nss labs, stalkscan
Handbags at dawn for CrowdStrike and NSS Labs! Donald Trump's insecure Android phone! File-less malware - is that so new? And StalkScan makes it easier to reveal what Facebook users have been carelessly sharing... Computer security veterans...
Using public Wi-Fi - a Smashing Security splinter
February 13th, 2017
21 mins 28 secs
privacy, vpn, wi-fi
The tricky problem of public Wi-Fi hotspots. In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss, and offer some advice and tips for computer users....
007: ASCII art attack
February 9th, 2017
22 mins 55 secs
ascii art, donald trump, smart tv, twitter, vulnerability
Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you? Computer security...
Email attachment malware - a Smashing Security splinter
February 8th, 2017
18 mins 27 secs
anna kournikova, avril lavigne, love bug, macros, malware, melissa
Email attachment malware is the thorny topic tackled by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer in this "splinter" episode from the Smashing Security team. Listen to this before you click! Oh, and Carole...
Passwords - a Smashing Security splinter
February 7th, 2017
13 mins 9 secs
Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss...
006: A romantic ransomware hotel break
February 2nd, 2017
28 mins 11 secs
ad blocking, anti-virus, ransomware
Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it's not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers....
005: Upskirt insecurity
January 26th, 2017
25 mins 5 secs
data breach, malware, twitter, upskirt, vawtrak
An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an "upskirt" website leaks its user data. Oh, and Vanja forces Graham...
004: You don't mess with Brian Krebs
January 19th, 2017
30 mins 32 secs
brian krebs, mirai, password, ransomware, spora
The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren't the only ones who know your corporate passwords. Computer security...
003: Alexa! Get me an axe!
January 12th, 2017
26 mins 33 secs
alexa, amazon echo, donald trump, microsoft, mongodb, ptsd, russia
Donald Trump and that secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of...
002: Invest in carrier pigeons
January 5th, 2017
22 mins 48 secs
android, donald trump, facial recognition, malware, ukraine
Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology. Computer security veterans...
001: One cup, two hotel guests
December 26th, 2016
27 mins 46 secs
christmas, technical support
We discuss discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course,...