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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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?
August 30th, 2018 | 37 mins 18 secs
bomb chicken, data breach, dating, domains, email, gibbons, godless spellchecker, privacy
How do fraudsters exploit abandoned domains to steal your company's secrets? How can you better protect your privacy when looking for love online? And who has the longest arms in the animal kingdom?
August 23rd, 2018 | 51 mins 54 secs
apple, bmw, cars, copyright, land rover, porn
Is your used car still connected to its old owner? Just how did Apple manage to identify the teenager hacker who stole 90GB of the firm's files? And why on earth would a firm of lawyers start producing pornographic videos? You'll be surprised by the answers!
August 16th, 2018 | 48 mins 14 secs
alex jones, chess, def con, infowars, las vegas, octopath traveler, privacy, sextortion, twitter
Just how did sextortionists get (some) of the digits in your phone number? Why are some hackers saying they won't be going to DEF CON in Las Vegas anymore? And should Alex Jones from InfoWars be banned from Twitter?
August 9th, 2018 | 36 mins 47 secs
android, ddos, fcc, fortnite, google play, overcooked, verizon, vpn
Fortnite players are told they'll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn't hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon's VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns.
August 2nd, 2018 | 44 mins 31 secs
bitcoin, cosco, cryptocurrency, data breach, dixons, legion, port out, ransomware, sim swap, slow burn
Ransomware rears its head again, Dixons Carphone reveals its data breach was almost 1000% worse than they previously thought, a man is accused of stealing five million dollars worth of cryptocurrency through hijacking mobile phones, and a Canadian guy called Norman is rushing to get the typewriters out of storage.
July 26th, 2018 | 42 mins 55 secs
drugs, google, google chrome, http, https, venmo
Websites still using HTTP are marked as "not secure" by Chrome, 85,000 Google employees haven't been phished for a year, and if you're buying drugs via PayPal’s Venmo app you should say goodbye to privacy.
July 19th, 2018 | 44 mins 32 secs
amazon, donald trump, elon musk, facial recognition, google, hacking, ice, jeff bezos, privacy, russia, surveillance, vladimir putin, walmart
Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.