John Hawes

299: EV charging risks, FTX, and an ancient apocalypse

Deepfake shenanigans strike users of troubled crypto firm FTX, the perils of charging your electric vehicle, and is Microsoft’s takeover of Activision good news for video game fanatics. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined…

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239: TikTok vigilantes, sloppy IoT, and Wikipedia woe

The Great Londini has gathered a two million strong army to out TikTok trolls, there's a bad supply chain vulnerability in many IoT devices, and how did Wikipedia pages end up covered in Nazi swastikas? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security…

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185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware

Who’s been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim’s negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels… All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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154: A buttock of biometrics

The UK's Labour Party kicks off its election campaign with claims that it has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack, Apple's credit card is accused of being sexist, and what is Google up to with Project Nightingale? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security…

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125: Pick of the thief!

WannaCry's “accidental hero” pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans…

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113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant

A FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you before you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer…

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084: No! My voice is not my password

Who's been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who's been turning up your central heating? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by…

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069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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

Is your dildo listening to you? Do you trust Facebook with your most intimate photos? And just how did a vengeful DDoSer come up with that nickname? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are…

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037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches

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… All this and more…

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