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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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?
July 6th, 2017 | 35 mins 26 secs
aa, apple, biometrics, data breach, ear wax, facial recognition, iphone 8
The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK's Automobile Association claims it hasn't leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data?
June 29th, 2017 | 44 mins 37 secs
alexa, amazon echo, driverless cars, notpetya, petya, ransomware
Another major ransomware outbreak rattles the world - but no-one can decide what it's called, the danger posed to driverless cars by kangaroos, and do you really want an Amazon Echo Show?
June 22nd, 2017 | 26 mins 43 secs
What is GDPR, and what does it mean to your business? Carole Theriault and Graham Cluley are joined by special guest Kevin Gorsline to discuss.
June 15th, 2017 | 38 mins 8 secs
mac, malware, microsoft, mouse, patch tuesday, vulnerability
Microsoft gives us a Patch Tuesday shock, malware grows up for the Mac, and your mouse movements might reveal if you're an identity thief.
June 8th, 2017 | 38 mins 8 secs
amazon, aws, cloud, gordon ramsay, nsa, reality winner
Evidence of Russia hacking the US election leaks from the NSA and Reality is not a winner, confidential data is accidentally exposed in the cloud by a defence contractor, and Gordon Ramsay has a few choice words for his hacking father-in-law.
May 31st, 2017 | 40 mins 27 secs
blackmail, british airways, donald trump, facebook, germany, twitter
Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can't police its content...
May 25th, 2017 | 31 mins 47 secs
biometrics, mac, malware, samsung
The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides "airtight security", but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you...
May 18th, 2017 | 35 mins 15 secs
hp, malware, ransomware, vulnerability, wannacry
The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we...
May 11th, 2017 | 30 mins 45 secs
donald trump, handbrake, mac, malware, phishing
Gizmodo's attempt to reveal Donald Trump's administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware. And will the US Army insist IT security professionals spend months ironing their bedsheets..?
May 4th, 2017 | 29 mins 20 secs
love bug, malware
On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes...
April 27th, 2017 | 30 mins 42 secs
Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers' PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again. All this and...