Smashing Security

Pick of the Week archive

Pick of the Week archive

Pick of the Week is the part of the show where everyone chooses something that they like. It could be a funny story, a book they’ve read, a TV show, movie, record, a podcast, a website, or an app, whatever they like.

It doesn’t have to be security-related necessarily. Carole: Should not be...

Thanks to our lovely listeners for helping us keep this list up to date.


Smashing Security: 196: Smart guns, smart cars, and smart street lights - oh my!

Smashing Security: 195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend

Smashing Security: 194: Carry on droning

Smashing Security: 193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

Smashing Security: 192: Ritz and robocalls with Rory

Smashing Security: 191: We are on the bird

Smashing Security: 190: Twitter hack arrests, email bad behaviour, and Fawkes vs facial recognition

Smashing Security: 189: DNA cock-up, Garmin hack, and virtual kidnappings

Smashing Security: 188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner

Smashing Security: 187: Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up

Smashing Security: 186: This one's for all the Karens!

Smashing Security: 185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware

Smashing Security: 184: Vanity Bitcoin wallets, BlueLeaks, and a Coronavirus app conspiracy

Smashing Security: 183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay

Smashing Security: 182: Space Force, credit card fraud, and beep-ti-beep

Smashing Security: 181: Anti-cybercrime ads, tricky tracing, and a 5G Bioshield

Smashing Security: 180: Taking care of Clare

Smashing Security: 179: Deepfake Jay-Z, and beer apps spilling your data

Smashing Security: 178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

Smashing Security: 177: Elon Musk, Roblox, and Love Bug author found

Smashing Security: 176: Hacking hacks and university attacks

Smashing Security: 175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and 'Rona tracing

Smashing Security: 174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing

Smashing Security: 173: 5G fiascos, Zoom gloom, and butt biometrics

Smashing Security: 172: UncleF***Face

Smashing Security: 171: WhatsApp hoaxes, Zoombombs, and 8-bit love

Smashing Security: 170: PornHub, Coronavirus apps, and remote working

Smashing Security: 169: Burglaries, breaches, and bidets

Smashing Security: 168: The Bitcoin fraud factory

Smashing Security: 167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion

Smashing Security: 166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

Smashing Security: 165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

Smashing Security: 164: A bitter pill to swallow

Smashing Security: 163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs

Smashing Security: 162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

Smashing Security: 161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

Smashing Security: 160: SNAFUs! MS Word, Amazon Ring, and TikTok

Smashing Security: 159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

Smashing Security: 158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

Smashing Security: 157: A biometric knuckle duster

Smashing Security: 155: Juice jacking, YouTube hacking, password slacking

Smashing Security: 154: A buttock of biometrics

Smashing Security: 153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

Smashing Security: 152: Cats, hoodies, and rent

Smashing Security: 151: Frankly, sometimes paying the ransom is a good idea

Smashing Security: 150: Liverpool WAGs, Facebook politics, and a selfie stalker

Smashing Security: 149: Falling in love with fraudsters

Smashing Security: 148: Billboard boobs, face forensics, and Alexa gets way too personal

Smashing Security: 147: Don't Snapchat and drive

Smashing Security: 145: Apple and Google willy wave while home assistants spy - DoH!

Smashing Security: 144: Google helps the FBI, Twitter Jack’s hijack, and car data woes

Smashing Security: 143: Hacking from outer space, Ukrainian cryptomining, and deepfaked Canadians

Smashing Security: 142: Mercedes secret sensors, smart cities, and ransomware runs riot

Smashing Security: 141: Black Hat and Bridezillas

Smashing Security: 140: Love, PINs, and 8chan

Smashing Security: 139: Capital One hacked, iMessage flaws, and anonymity my ass!

Smashing Security: 138: Logic bombs, brain data exploitation, and Digga D tweets

Smashing Security: 137: Porn trolling lawyers, Insta hacking, and Ctrl-Alt-LED

Smashing Security: 136: Oops, we created Iran's hacking exploit

Smashing Security: 135: Zombie grannies and unintended leaks

Smashing Security: 134: Sextortion, silicone face masks, and a DDoS doofus

Smashing Security: 133: Cookie cock-ups, Hong Kong protests, and smart TV virus scans

Smashing Security: 132: CBP cyber attack, an iPhone privacy boost, and Twitter list abuse

Smashing Security: 131: Zap yourself from the net, and patch now against BlueKeep

Smashing Security: 130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

Smashing Security: 129: Too Long; Didn't Listen

Smashing Security: 128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps

Smashing Security: 127: I do love the Dutch

Smashing Security: 126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

Smashing Security: 125: Pick of the thief!

Smashing Security: 124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?

Smashing Security: 122: The big fat con at Office Depot

Smashing Security: 121: Hijacked motel rooms, ASUS PCs, and leaky apps

Smashing Security: 120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

Smashing Security: 119: Hijacked homes, porn passports, and ransomware regret

Smashing Security: 118: The 's' in IoT stands for security

Smashing Security: 117: SWATs on a plane

Smashing Security: 116: Stalking debtors, Facebook farce, and a cyber insurance snag

Smashing Security: 115: Love, Nests, and is 2FA destroying the world?

Smashing Security: 114: Darknet Diaries, death, and beauty apps

Smashing Security: 113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant

Smashing Security: 112: Payroll scams, gold coin heists, web giants spanked

Smashing Security: 111: When rivals hack, and "extreme" baby monitors

Smashing Security: 110: What? You can get paid to leave Facebook?

Smashing Security: 109: Grinches target Amazon and Reddit, stealing Christmas from the poor

Smashing Security: 108: Hoaxes, Huawei and chatbots - with Mikko Hyppönen

Smashing Security: 107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

Smashing Security: 106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

Smashing Security: 105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole

Smashing Security: 104: The world's most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace

Smashing Security: 103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

Smashing Security: 102: Ethical dilemmas, Girl Scouts, and porn-loving US officials

Smashing Security: 101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails

Smashing Security: 100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster

Smashing Security: 098: A Facebook omnishambles

Smashing Security: 097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe

Smashing Security: 096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

Smashing Security: 095: British Airways hack, Mac apps steal browser history, and one person has 285,000 texts leaked

Smashing Security: 094: Rogue browser extensions, Twitter presence, and how to cheat in exams

Smashing Security: 093: Abandoned domains and dating app dangers

Smashing Security: 092: Hacky sack hack hack

Smashing Security: 091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones

Smashing Security: 090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC's DDoS BS

Smashing Security: 089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters

Smashing Security: 088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public

Smashing Security: 087: How Russia hacked the US election

Smashing Security: 086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Smashing Security: 085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob's Burgers

Smashing Security: 084: No! My voice is not my password

Smashing Security: 083: Fake email derails clarinetist's dream

Smashing Security: 082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail

Smashing Security: 081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award

Smashing Security: 080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

Smashing Security: 079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and backend gurus

Smashing Security: 078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF?

Smashing Security: 077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating

Smashing Security: 076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day

Smashing Security: 074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t

Smashing Security: 073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up...

Smashing Security: 072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?

Smashing Security: 071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

Smashing Security: 070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

Smashing Security: 069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

Smashing Security: 068: Malware from outer space!

Smashing Security: 067: Cyber stalking and gun control

Smashing Security: 066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

Smashing Security: 065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa

Smashing Security: 064: So just a "teeny tiny" security issue then?

Smashing Security: 063: Carole's back!

Smashing Security: 062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware

Smashing Security: 061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm

Smashing Security: 060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House

Smashing Security: 058: Face ID, Firefox, and Windows SNAFUs, plus Bitcoin FOMO

Smashing Security: 057: Mikko - live from the sauna - talks Bitcoin security

Smashing Security: 056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords

Smashing Security: 055: Uber, net neutrality, and website hacks

Smashing Security: 053: Game of Thrones, a major Amazon cloud leak, and web tracking gone crazy

Smashing Security: 052: Facebook tackles vengeful scumbags, and a sex toy privacy boob

Smashing Security: 051: Robots, romance, passwords, and CrunchyRoll

Smashing Security: 050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and The Dark Overlord

Smashing Security: 049: Hacking funeral homes, crypto mining websites, and careful with that hairspray

Smashing Security: 048: KRACK, North Korea, and an 18th century cyber attack

Smashing Security: 047: Kaspersky, AI, and a well-handled data breach

Smashing Security: 046: Good beard bad beard

Smashing Security: 045: Deloitte fail, CCleaner, and dotards on Twitter

Smashing Security: 042: Equifax, BlueBorne, and the iPhone X

Smashing Security: 041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses

Smashing Security: 040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars

Smashing Security: 039: Woah - are we talking to a cyborg?

Smashing Security: 038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!

Smashing Security: 037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches

Smashing Security: 036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers

Smashing Security: 035: Up the Roomba with mandatory Chinese spyware

Smashing Security: 034: The pen is mightier than the password

Smashing Security: 033: 1Password, net neutrality, and spatchcock chicken

Smashing Security: 032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show

Smashing Security: 031: Petya (don't know the name of this ransomware)

Smashing Security: 029: Exploits to get your English teeth into

Smashing Security: 024: Reality Winner, Gordon Ramsay and a leaky bucket

Smashing Security: 023: Covfefe