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...
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...
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...