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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October 19th, 2017 | 33 mins 44 secs
automon, blokus, durian, krack, mammoth screen, north korea, opposite number, the victorian internet, vulnerability, wi-fi, wpa2
KRACK! Has the Wi-Fi vulnerability got you worried? Did North Korea hack a British TV company? And what have Dutch police learnt from Pokémon?
October 12th, 2017 | 40 mins 35 secs
artificial intelligence, chess, data breach, disqus, garry kasparov, kaspersky, nsa, russia
America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov.
October 5th, 2017 | 38 mins 17 secs
chrome, dream market, google, https, sex toy
Bearded man entangled in dark web drugs market bust, Google researches how to make browser security warnings less confusing, and (ahem) "bedroom entertainment systems" probed for security holes.
September 28th, 2017 | 36 mins 25 secs
ccleaner, deloitte, donald trump, klingon, malware, star trek, twitter, wildergorn
Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn't planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon.
September 26th, 2017 | 6 mins 59 secs
facetime, iphone, shower
Carole wants to know why Graham keeps Facetiming her from the shower.
September 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 18 secs
backups, cloud, ransomware, tina turner
When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them?
September 14th, 2017 | 45 mins 47 secs
apple, blueborne, bluetooth, chess, chessable, data breach, equifax, facial recognition, identity theft, iphone x, squinch, vulnerability
Equifax's shambolic response to its huge data breach, a scary-sounding Bluetooth exploit, and Apple's iPhone X comes with Face ID.
September 7th, 2017 | 46 mins 10 secs
brian krebs, doxagram, facial recognition, instagram, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, notting hill carnival, spyware, the big sick
It's easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can't tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers' activities.
August 31st, 2017 | 47 mins 34 secs
2fa, donald trump, drone, hoax, hurricane harvey, instagram, onliner, selena gomez, sharks, spam, the phoenix comic, twitter, william c bradford
Are public figures lying about being hacked? What were online criminals doing with 711 million email addresses? And how could scammers profit from Hurricane Harvey?
August 24th, 2017 | 46 mins 1 sec
cyborg, dominos, https, iot, nfc, overcooked, robot, ropemaker, vulnerability
Hackers could change emails in your inbox after they are delivered, the web is getting more and more encrypted, and hacked robots can be commanded to umm... stab you.
August 17th, 2017 | 44 mins 55 secs
airdrop, bluetooth, brute force, car hacking, chess, email, garry kasparov, iot, lovefilm, malwaretech, marcus hutchins, sam harris, smart lock
WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren't so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.
August 10th, 2017 | 37 mins 38 secs
bit9, carbon black, data breach, disney, extortion, game of thrones, hbo, marcus hutchins, privacy
Hackers are holding HBO to ransom after a massive data breach, and have leaked the phone numbers and email addresses of "Game of Thrones" cast members. Has security firm Carbon Black been leaking customers's sensitive files while trying to scan them? And Disney's mobile apps are accused of spying on kids...
August 3rd, 2017 | 44 mins 57 secs
adobe flash, billboard, fireeye, mandiant, reply all, tickled, vulnerability
A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images...
July 27th, 2017 | 37 mins 24 secs
china, jing wang, rehab, roomba, spyware, uyghur
China is forcing people to install spyware on their smartphones, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the inside of your house to tech firms.
July 20th, 2017 | 48 mins 35 secs
ashley madison, biometrics, fleabag, porn
The UK government wants you to give your credit card details to porn sites, Ashley Madison offers compensation to the people whose lives it ruined, and an adult website wants you to pass its unorthodox and below-the-belt biometric identity check... gulp!
July 13th, 2017 | 42 mins 4 secs
1password, driverless cars, net neutrality, password manager, the red pill
Is password manager 1Password treating its customers unfairly? Are autonomous cars driving us around the bend? And what is this Net Neutrality thing anyway?