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 six million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).
August 6th, 2020 | 48 mins 40 secs
facial recognition, fawkes, getemails, hacking, ogusers, privacy, twitter
Special guest Geoff White can't resist using the podcast to promote his new book, "Crime Dot Com", but other than that we also discuss the creepy (and apparently legal) way websites can find out your email and postal address even if you don't give it to them, take a look at how the alleged Twitter hackers were identified, and learn about Fawkes - the technology fighting back at facial recognition.
July 30th, 2020 | 49 mins 2 secs
australia, china, cryptocurrency, dna, dridex, evil corp, garmin, genealogy, golden state killer, kidnapping, malware, ransomware, tracing
Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What's the story behind Garmin's ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two.
July 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
binance, coinbase, coronavirus, cryptocurrency, elon musk, hacking, kanye west, russia, stalkerware, twitter, vaccine
Who stopped Twitter's hackers from stealing more money? Why are Covid-19 researchers being told to ramp up their cybersecurity? How can you find out if your smartphone is infected with stalkerware? And who does Graham think he is turning down a celebrity dinner invite?
July 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
contact tracing, coronavirus, data breach, huawei, mgm resorts, password, seminconductors
Login chaos for England's contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain's Huawei 5G ban, MGM's blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce "Gigabyte."
July 9th, 2020 | 49 mins 38 secs
bec, business email compromise, clipboard, cosmic lynx, fake news, hushpuppi, ios, karen, privacy, senegal
A high-rolling Hushpuppi gets extradited to the United States, Carole details her problems with clipboards and Disposophobia, and our guest becomes the subject of fake news during the Senegalese election.
July 2nd, 2020 | 47 mins 10 secs
conspiracy theory, donald trump, hacking, justin bieber, netwalker, pizzagate, ransomware, roblox, tiktok
Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels...
June 25th, 2020 | 51 mins 11 secs
bitcoin, blueleaks, coronavirus, data breach, ddosecrets, elon musk, police, tracing, youtube
A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades' worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos?
June 18th, 2020 | 46 mins 18 secs
bahrain, coronavirus, ebay, fitness trackers, mars, noel edmonds, privacy, strava, tracing, twitter
A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you're obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks.
June 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
credit card, cybersecurity awareness, data breach, devs, knots, privacy, shoelaces, space force, trademark
Graham finds himself in hot water with a security firm after a data breach, Carole discusses credit card fraud, and we have a pleasant surprise for Thom Langford, who appears to have mostly agreed to be a guest to promote his own podcast.
June 4th, 2020 | 52 mins 22 secs
5g, booter, coronavirus, ddos, google, nca, stresser, tracing, usb
Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds?
May 28th, 2020 | 46 mins 18 secs
gps, ios, iphone, location tracking, passwords, privacy, sudoku, tiktok
On this special splinter episode of the podcast, we're joined by actor and comedian Clare Blackwood in the hope of convincing her that cybersecurity is no laughing matter.
May 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
beer, coronavirus, deepfake, jay z, pizza, privacy, south korea, untappd, youtube
Apps that belch out sensitive military information, what could the world learn from South Korea's digital response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and who has been deepfaking Bill Clinton, Jay-Z, and Donald Trump... and why?
May 14th, 2020 | 50 mins 42 secs
coronavirus, data breach, email storm, hacking, k2, lady gaga, microsoft, mountaineering, nuclear waste, onkalo, reply all, social distancing, sourdough
Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities.
May 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 secs
elon musk, grimes, love bug, malware, onel de guzman, password, roblox, worm
What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security?
April 30th, 2020 | 45 mins 8 secs
coronavirus, financial times, hacking, malware, remote working, surveillance, the independent, tracing, tracking, university, zoom
Journalists spying on their rivals, the NHS rejects Apple and Google's approach to Coronavirus-tracing, and universities are hit by an old-fashioned sexy lady attack.
April 23rd, 2020 | 49 mins 45 secs
coronavirus, deepfakes, facebook, privacy, surveillance, tracking, zardoz, zoom
Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events?