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 seven million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
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September 16th, 2021 | 48 mins 26 secs
apple, cryptocurrency, litecoin, malware, nso group, spyware, theranos, vulnerability, walmart
A Walmart press release says it's jumping aboard the cryptocurrency bus - but is it true? Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial, and have you updated your Apple gadgets to protect against the latest NSO Group spyware attack?
September 9th, 2021 | 56 mins 50 secs
banksy, encryption, facebook, france, nft, privacy, protonmail, switzerland
ProtonMail finds itself in a privacy pickle, the big problem with Facebook's algorithmic amplification, and strange things are happening on Banksy's website.
September 2nd, 2021 | 47 mins 40 secs
afghanistan, biometrics, bitcoin, bumble, cryptocurrency, dating apps, privacy, stalking, taliban
How to find your match on the Bumble dating app, convicted criminals make money out of cryptocurrency, and there are concerns about data in Afghanistan.
August 26th, 2021 | 51 mins 7 secs
3d printing, cracker, cryptocurrency, divorce, hacking, spaghetti detective, vulnerability
A bug unravels 3D printer security, cryptocurrency sites can't stop getting hacked, and hear our special guest spill a cup of tea while inhabiting his wife's knicker drawer.
August 19th, 2021 | 51 mins 56 secs
iot, nazi, realtek, swastika, the great londini, tiktok, vigilante, vulnerability, wikipedia
The Great Londini has gathered a two million strong army to out TikTok trolls, there's a bad supply chain vulnerability in many IoT devices, and how did Wikipedia pages end up covered in Nazi swastikas?
July 29th, 2021 | 53 mins 30 secs
def con, fraud family, idor, netherlands, petitpotam, police, privacy, vulnerability
Pygmy hippopotamus bugs, DEF CON's data slip-up, and phishing fraudsters have their collars felt.
July 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
freedom phone, iphone, malware, nso group, pegasus, ransomware, spyware
Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a "Freedom Phone" be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed.
July 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 36 secs
columbo, facebook, football, iot, privacy, racism, romance scam, smart homes, stingray, twitter
How did investigators ask a romance scammer out on a date, smart homes continue to play dumb, and is it time for social media sites to do more about racist football fans?
July 8th, 2021 | 59 mins 9 secs
gettr, kaseya, malware, privacy, ransomware, revil, tiktok, vulnerability
A ransomware gang has exploited a security hole in software used by many businesses, and are demanding $70 million for a decryption tool. Plus we take a close look at TikTok, and a website which seems to have entirely ripped-off Twitter.
July 1st, 2021 | 56 mins 26 secs
amazon, cozy bear, data breach, dildo, flex, malware, microsoft, nobelium
Microsoft warns about a hacking gang that is far from cuddly, algorithms rather than managers are firing people, and our guest receives a surprising email from "Amazon"...
June 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
peloton, romance scam, treadmill, twitter, ukraine, vulnerability, zack weiner
We take a look at why Peloton is being accused of ransomware-like behaviour, how one man lost $250,000 in a romance scam, and how a chap called Weiner has found himself in a political pickle.
June 17th, 2021 | 50 mins 39 secs
blacklist, coq, data breach, ea games, electronic arts, ioc, japan, olympics, videogames, whitelist
Video gaming giant Electronic Arts suffers a hack following slack security, the Japanese Olympics are proving unpopular with everyone apart from cybercriminals, and le coq est mort.
June 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
an0m, anom, apple, australian federal police, encryption, fbi, privacy, usa today
Criminals are caught in a encrypted chat trap, should you trust Apple's repair team with your sexy snaps, and do you think the FBI should be able to tell who has been reading the USA Today website?
June 3rd, 2021 | 41 mins 18 secs
cryptomining, david berglas, flashcards, magic, nuclear weapons, west cork
The US military has been caught exposing its nuclear weapons secrets, and we explore the world of nerdy miners.
May 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
cheese, data leak, dating, encrochat, fingerprints, phishing, right to repair
A big cheese ends up in jail, a Japanese dating site spills the dirt after a hack, and we learn all about the right to repair.
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.