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...
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December 20th, 2018 | 46 mins 58 secs
amazon, bigfoot, christmas, google, grinch, hacking, paul mccartney, pewdiepie, printer, reddit, ringo starr, t-series, womble, youtube
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.
December 13th, 2018 | 48 mins 42 secs
bomb hoax, chatbot, ddos, doom, george duke-cohan, hoax, huawei, making a murderer
The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei's CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps.
December 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 16 secs
app store, apple, bertram fiddle, data breach, ios, marriott, mastercard, microsoft, passport, password, sextortion, touch id
Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won't believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.
November 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 50 secs
business email compromise, fbi, fedex, google maps, grinch bot, passwords, phishing, scam
How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?
November 22nd, 2018 | 44 mins 17 secs
email, facebook, nietzsche, privacy, tesla
Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma.
November 15th, 2018 | 54 mins 47 secs
business email compromise, cinema, cyborg, implant, nancy kerrigan, phishing, rfid, scam, tonya harding
Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again...?
November 8th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
election, hacking, helium, instagram, iphone, kylie jenner, phishing
One travel blogger finds you don't have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.
November 1st, 2018 | 47 mins 42 secs
cars, data breach, driverless cars, friends, girl guides, porn, trolley problem
Who deserves to die in a driverless car crash? Who has been sniffing around the Girl Scouts' email account? And just how long would it take for a geologist to visit 9,000 adult web pages?
October 25th, 2018 | 50 mins 32 secs
bitcoin, cia, data breach, elon musk, facebook, privacy, scam, the good place, twitter
A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.
October 18th, 2018 | 52 mins 24 secs
blue peter, data breach, dating, donald trump, iot, privacy, yale
Yes, Smashing Security has reached its 100th episode! Despite our celebratory mood, we don't forget to take a look at the security stories of the last week - including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees.
October 11th, 2018 | 16 mins 45 secs
Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this replay of a special "splinter" episode Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the perennial problem of passwords and offer some advice and tips for computer users.
October 4th, 2018 | 51 mins 28 secs
2fa, conference, conservative, facebook, hack, star trek, the one show, vulnerability
Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party's conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek.
September 27th, 2018 | 44 mins 14 secs
dash cam, domain, iot, phishing, privacy, robocall, vulnerability, zoho
Why was Zoho's website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States?
September 20th, 2018 | 33 mins 50 secs
amazon, bitcoin, data breach, deepfakes, john mcafee
Amazon staff are being bribed to delete negative reviews and leak data, deepfakes are getting more dangerous, an update on John McAfee's bitcoin bet, and our guest gets a shock...
September 13th, 2018 | 42 mins 21 secs
apple, british airways, browser, hacking, mac app store, malware, paul manafort, privacy, trend micro
Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro's apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort's daughter wants Twitter to remove a link.
September 6th, 2018 | 52 mins
browser, cheating, chrome, examinations, extension, google, mega, privacy, proctoru, twitter
What's the danger when browser extensions go bad? Is Twitter sharing your online status a boon for stalkers? And which of the show's hosts is going to admit to cheating in their exams?