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 four million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
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April 16th, 2020 | 46 mins 26 secs
android, animal crossing, chess, coronavirus, fleeceware, garry kasparov, ios
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov joins us as we discuss celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new video game is being used for political ends.
April 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
5g, biometrics, coronavirus, home schooling, privacy, toilet, zoom
We take a look at the stinky backside of surveillance, gas about the latest video-conferencing threats, and jump into the murky world of 5G conspiracy theories.
April 2nd, 2020 | 51 mins 7 secs
coronavirus, facebook portal, hoax, houseparty, privacy, spyware, surveillance, zoom
Carole details how companies are sneakily spying on their stay-at-home workers, Mikko Hyppönen discusses the trustworthiness of video chat apps, and Graham gets embarrassed when he admits he's bought a Facebook Portal for his in-laws.
March 26th, 2020 | 45 mins 30 secs
coronavirus, dr negrin, hoax, pornhub, retro, scam, sextortion, whatsapp, zoom, zoombombing
Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp?
March 19th, 2020 | 47 mins 21 secs
coronavirus, malware, pornhub, ransomware, remote working, tracking
It's a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest how COVID-19 is making itself felt in the world of cybersecurity, and we offer tips on how to better protect yourself if you're unexpectedly working from home.
March 12th, 2020 | 51 mins 5 secs
burglary, coronavirus, data breach, google, location data, microsoft, ultimate chicken horse, virgin media
How one guy's exercise routine made him a burglary suspect, how multi-factor authentication can cause headaches as well as stop hacks, and how Virgin Media got itself in a pickle over its sloppy data security.
March 5th, 2020 | 52 mins 10 secs
bitcoin, clearview, cryptocurrency, facial recognition, scam, twitter, ukraine
Fraudsters steal millions from those hoping to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, Twitter verifies a fake US politician, and it's another face palm for facial recognition.
February 27th, 2020 | 56 mins 21 secs
bitcoin, business email compromise, coronavirus, exaggerated lion, romance scams, scams
Scammers from Africa are preying on US businesses, a drug dealer makes a mistake when hiding his Bitcoin fortune, and the Coronavirus pandemic is causing scams to soar and raising questions about facial recognition.
February 20th, 2020 | 42 mins 1 sec
charles dickens, david copperfield, dick pics, google, google ads, twitter
How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads.
February 13th, 2020 | 48 mins 29 secs
ashley madison, cheapfakes, deepfakes, emotet, extortion, malware, wi-fi
Wi-Fi hopping malware, the return of Ashley Madison extortion scams, and should social media be doing anything about cheapfakes?
February 6th, 2020 | 34 mins 14 secs
art, google maps, hacking, healthcare, john constable, medical, opioid, painting, scam, traffic jam
A gallery is tricked into giving millions to a fraudster, software tells doctors to push opioids onto patients, and an artist finds a novel way to trick Google Maps into thinking there's a traffic jam.
January 30th, 2020 | 58 mins 7 secs
amazon, cryptocurrency, jeff bezos, just a minute, malware, marina hyde, maryland, nicholas parsons, ring, russia
Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now?
January 23rd, 2020 | 52 mins 17 secs
data breach, facial recognition, harvey weinstein, medical, nhs, robocall
A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and we share a scary story about the future of facial recognition.
January 16th, 2020 | 42 mins 21 secs
23andme, credential stuffing, data breach, dna, genetics, hacking, love hotel, messiah, national lottery
The man who hacked the UK National Lottery didn't end up a winner, Japanese Love hotel booking tool suffers a data breach, and just what is 23andMe planning to do with your DNA?
January 9th, 2020 | 53 mins 6 secs
amazon, amazon ring, dracula, fraud, microsoft word, ricky gervais, the witcher, tiktok
We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you're comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem).
December 19th, 2019 | 55 mins 3 secs
banking, car, christmas, die hard, facebook, fraud, instagram, iot, odometer, rap
A rapping bank worker is accused of stealing from the vault, the devices that can hide your car's true mileage, and why it may be a case of "No No No" rather than "Ho Ho Ho" when it comes to IoT toys this Christmas.
And as Carole sups the mulled wine, Graham has problems with his internet connection...