Carole Theriault

380: Teachers TikTok targeted, and fraud in the doctors’ waiting room

Execs at a health tech startup are sentenced to jail after a massive ad fraud, and a school is shaken after teachers are targeted via TikTok. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Plus don’t miss our featured interview…

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379: Private nights, evil twins, and crypto home invasions

Apps can let you spy on strangers in bars, a gang of cryptocurrency thieves turns to kidnap and assault, and have you joined the mile-high evil twin club? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this…

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378: Julian Assange, inside a DDoS attack, and deepfake traumas

Wikileaks’s Julian Assange is a free man, deepfakes cause trouble in the playground, and we hear hot takes about ransomware and tales from inside a devastating denial-of-service attack. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this…

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377: An unhealthy data dump, railway surveillance, and a cheater sues Apple

There’s a wee data breach with unhealthy implications in Scotland, privacy has gone off the rails in the UK, and a cheater blames Apple for his expensive divorce. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week…

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376: iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

Apple announces a new privacy feature in iOS that will allow you to hide and lock away your apps – but will it be philanderers who benefit the most? And an ex-police officer is arrested for extortion. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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375: Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

Drones, some coloured cardboard, and a piece of tinfoil may be all the kit you need to crash a robot-driven taxi, and a rapper is accused of using Justin Bieber’s name to defraud a TV company. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham…

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374: Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

Microsoft gets itself into a pickle with a privacy-popping new feature on its CoPilot+ PCs, the FTC warns of impersonated companies, and is your company hiring North Korean IT workers? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault,…

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373: iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

iPhone photos come back from the dead! Scarlett Johansson sounds upset about GPT-4o, and there’s a cockup involving celebrity fakes. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Anna Brading of Malwarebytes. Plus!…

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372: The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

Remember when a US mother was accused of distributing explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rivals kicked off the team? Well, there has been a surprising development. And learn how cybercriminals have been stealing boomers’ one-time-passcodes via a secretive online service. All this and more is discussed in…

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371: Unmasking LockBitsupp, company extortion, and a Tinder fraudster

The kingpin of the LockBit ransomware is named and sanctioned, a cybersecurity consultant is charged with a $1.5 million extortion, and a romance fraudster stole £80,000 from women he met on Tinder. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and…

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