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.


290: Uber, Rockstar, and crystal balls

289: Printer peeves, health data hangups, and Twitter tussles – with Rory Cellan-Jones

288: Chiquita banana, dumb criminals, and detecting ring binders

287: Lost in translation, spiders, and slapping tortillas – with Mikko Hyppönen

286: Hackers doxxed, Pornhub probs, and Co-op security measures

285: Uber's hidden hack, tips for travel, and AI accent fixes

284:The Most Wanted Missing CryptoQueen

No "Pick of the week" section in this episode. Shocking!

283: Disney's social dumpster fire, Anom phones, and TikTok tragedies

282: Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire

281: Debug ransomware and win $1,000,000, period-tracking apps, and AI gets emotional

280: Hot tub hijinx, and a sentient AI

279: Encrypted notes, and a deadly case of AirTag spying

278: Tim Hortons, avoiding sanctions, and good faith security research

277: Bad bots, cheeky ransoms, and good deepfakes

276: Webcam extortion, Michael Fish, and food foul-ups

275: Jail for Bing, and mental health apps may not be good for you

274: Hands off my biometrics, and a wormhole squirmish

273: Password blips, and who's calling the airport?

272: Going ape over the Kardashians, and the face of romance scams

271: Crypto break-in, Google blurring, and mics not muting

270: Bearded Barbie, EDR scams, and hobbyist crime detectives

269: Trezor Deep Throat, a CCTV stalker, and Amazon's list of banned words

268: LinkedIn deepfakes, doxxing Russian spies, and a false alarm

267: Virtual kidnapping, two helipads, and a naughty Apple employee

266: Cyberflashing, Kaspersky, and secret spies

265: The Nigerian supercop and Alexa vs. Alexa

264: Hacked car chargers, Telegram sextortionists, and secret bossware

263: Problèmes de Weefeee, AI artists, and Web 3.0

262: Macro progress, eyeball-tracking ads, and encryption backdoors

261: North Korea hacked, DEA cosplay, and Horizon Worlds drama

260: New hire mystery, hacktivist ransomware, and digi-dating

259: Techquilibrium and mediocre linguistic escapades

258: Tesla remote hijacks and revolting YouTubers

257: Pokemon-hunting cops and the Spine Collector scammer

256: Virgin Media just won’t take no for an answer, NFT apes, and bad optics

255: Revolting receipts, a Twitter fandango, and shopkeeper cyber tips

254: A dead hamster, a brass pen, and The Beatles

253: Cybercrime unicorns, HVAC hacks, and NFT piracy – with Mikko Hyppönen

252: Hotel hacks, workplace spies, and the FBI

251: PrawnHub, Tesla recall, and IoT luggage

250: Yes, you heard that correctly. Two hundred and fifty

249: Devious licks, Netflix, and sensitive hackers

248: Press F12 to hack

247: Rickrolling submarine secrets

246: Facebook has fallen

245: The Julian Assange assassination plot, and IoT toilets

244: Facebook Ray-Bans, VPN spies, and AI camouflage

243: Breaking news, Apple zero-clicks, and bad blood

242: ProtonMail privacy questioned, and Banksy blunder

241: Flipping dating apps, and crypto rewards for criminals

240: 3D printer hijacks, crypto fails, and a tech billionaire’s revenge

239: TikTok vigilantes, sloppy IoT, and Wikipedia woe

238: Fashion captain, fraud family, and DEF CON. D’oh!

237: NuNa, NuNu, NaNa

236: Stingrays, soccer, and smart homes

235: REvil returns, TikTok grows, and Gettr defaced

234: Cozy Bear, dildo scams, and robo hires and fires

233: Peloton problems, romance regret, and Weiner woes

232: Zoomolympics and language matters

231: Sexy snaps and encrypted chat traps

230: Flash card f-up and energy pipe pilfering

229: Dating leaks, right to repair, and a stinky bishop

228: Pipeline pickle, Blockchain bollocks, and Eufy SNAFU – with Rory Cellan-Jones

227: Phishing foul-up, Twitter tip jars, and Facebook’s Apple fury

226: Cryptocrazies and NFTs

225: Master of your domain, gripe sites, and John Deere Farmergeddon

224: The Lazarus Heist, Facebook faux pas, and no-cost security

223: Booze, nudes, and insurance dudes

222: Facebook, deepfakes, and April Fools scandals – with Nina Schick

221: God bless his hairy palms

220: Ransoms, scandals, and glitter bombs

219: Cheerleaders, dating apps, and crisis PR

218: Microsoft, McAfee, and mayhem

217: Would you cuddle this revolting robot? – with Robert Llewellyn

216: Playboy, prison, and digital ploys – with Garry Kasparov

215: Sexy cows banned on Facebook

214: Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle

213: No security smarts at Mensa, long-term identity theft, and GameStop’s share frenzy

212: Dutch leaks, Peeping Toms, and researchers under fire

211: Fleeking, COVID-19 hacking, and Bitcoin balls-ups

210: DC rioters ID’d, Energydots, and ransomware gets you in a pickle

209: Vengeful ex-staff, bad Santas, and iOS app nutrition facts

208: Hidden treasure, COVID tracker trauma, and happy holidays with IoT

207: Cyber biowarfare, giant ladybugs, and strippers

206: Robo dogs, Deepfakes and Dirty Deceptions with Tim Harford

205: Zoom password pinching and Parler problems

204: Green buttons, Olympic attacks, and… an apology

203: Testing times, naming names, and the bald truth about AI

202: The Wu-Tang Clan are Among Us

201: Robin Hood, Flippy, and the web ad bubble

200: Two flipping hundred

  • Skribbl — Free Multiplayer Drawing & Guessing Game.
  • Hades — Super Giant Games.
  • Sticky Pickles — A new podcast by Carole Theriault and Anna Brading.

199: A few tech cock-ups, and one cock lock-up

198: Chucky the coffee maker

197: Greedy bosses, game cheats, and virtual beheadings

196: Smart guns, smart cars, and smart street lights – oh my!

195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend

194: Carry on droning

193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

192: Ritz and robocalls with Rory

191: We are on the bird

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

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

188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner

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

186: This one's for all the Karens!

185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware

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

183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay

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

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

180: Taking care of Clare

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

178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

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

176: Hacking hacks and university attacks

175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and 'Rona tracing

174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing

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

172: UncleF***Face

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

170: PornHub, Coronavirus apps, and remote working

169: Burglaries, breaches, and bidets

168: The Bitcoin fraud factory

167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion

166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

164: A bitter pill to swallow

163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs

162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

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

159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

157: A biometric knuckle duster

155: Juice jacking, YouTube hacking, password slacking

154: A buttock of biometrics

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

152: Cats, hoodies, and rent

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

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

149: Falling in love with fraudsters

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

147: Don't Snapchat and drive

145: Apple and Google willy wave while home assistants spy – DoH!

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

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

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

141: Black Hat and Bridezillas

140: Love, PINs, and 8chan

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

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

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

136: Oops, we created Iran's hacking exploit

135: Zombie grannies and unintended leaks

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

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

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

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

130: Doctored videos, Bcc blunders, and a diva

129: Too Long; Didn't Listen

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

127: I do love the Dutch

126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

125: Pick of the thief!

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

122: The big fat con at Office Depot

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

120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

119: Hijacked homes, porn passports, and ransomware regret

118: The 's' in IoT stands for security

117: SWATs on a plane

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

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

114: Darknet Diaries, death, and beauty apps

113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant

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

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

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

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

108: Hoaxes, Huawei and chatbots – with Mikko Hyppönen

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

106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole

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

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

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

101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails

100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster

098: A Facebook omnishambles

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

096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

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

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

093: Abandoned domains and dating app dangers

092: Hacky sack hack hack

091: Sextortion, Las Vegas hotels, and Alex Jones

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

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

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

087: How Russia hacked the US election

086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

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

084: No! My voice is not my password

083: Fake email derails clarinetist's dream

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

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

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

079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and backend gurus

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

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

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

074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t

073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up…

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

071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

068: Malware from outer space!

067: Cyber stalking and gun control

066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa

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

063: Carole's back!

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

061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm

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

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

057: Mikko – live from the sauna – talks Bitcoin security

056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords

055: Uber, net neutrality, and website hacks

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

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

051: Robots, romance, passwords, and CrunchyRoll

050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and The Dark Overlord

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

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

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

046: Good beard bad beard

045: Deloitte fail, CCleaner, and dotards on Twitter

042: Equifax, BlueBorne, and the iPhone X

041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses

040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars

039: Woah – are we talking to a cyborg?

038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!

037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches

036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers

035: Up the Roomba with mandatory Chinese spyware

034: The pen is mightier than the password

033: 1Password, net neutrality, and spatchcock chicken

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

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

029: Exploits to get your English teeth into

024: Reality Winner, Gordon Ramsay and a leaky bucket

023: Covfefe

Yes, it’s true… “Pick of the Week” did not exist before episode 23.