Maria Varmazis

365: Hacking hotels, Google’s AI goof, and cyberflashing

Security researchers find a way to unlock millions of hotel rooms, the UK introduces cyberflashing laws, and Google’s AI search pushes malware and scams. 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 week by T-Minus’s Maria…

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354: Chuck Norris and the fake CEO, artificial KYC, and an Airbnb scam

Chuck Norris gives a helping hand to a mysterious cryptocurrency CEO who may have separated investors from over a billion dollars, generative AI creates a nightmare for those wanting to Know Their Customer, and a determined journalist finally gets their revenge on a sneaky Airbnb scammer. All this and more is discussed in the latest…

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342: Royal family attacked, keyless car theft, and a deepfake Tom Hanks

Is a deepfake Tom Hanks better than the real thing? Who has been attacking the British Royal Family’s website, and why? And how can you protect your vehicle from the spate of keyless car thefts? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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332: Nudes leak at the plastic surgery, Mali mail mix-up, and WormGPT

Dr 90210 finds himself in a sticky situation after his patients’ plastic surgery photos AND more end up in the hands of hackers, emails to the US military end up in the wrong hands, and script kiddies salivate at the thought of Business Email Compromise powered by generative AI. All this and much much more…

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319: The CEO who also ran IT, Strava strife, and TikTok tall tales

A boss is bitten in the bottom after being struck by one of the worst crimes in Finnish history, Strava’s privacy isn’t so private, and a private investigator uncovers some TikTok tall tales. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham…

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306: No Fly lists, cell phones, and the end of ransomware riches?

What are prisoners getting up to with mobile phones? Why might ransomware no longer be generating as much revenue for cybercriminals? And how on earth did an airline leave the US government’s “No Fly” list accessible for anyone in the world to download? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition…

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295: Slushygate, sextortion, and nano-targeting

What is slushygate and how does it link to sextortion in the States? What is the most impersonated brand when it comes to delivering phishing emails? And what the flip is nano-targeting? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley…

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

Pornhub has a problem, the UK’s Co-op supermarket is accused of big brother tactics, and we take a look at a security researcher’s attempt to reveal the true identify of hackers. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and…

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

Pulchritudinous women with glossy long hair are targeting Israeli officials via Facebook – but why? Scammers have found a new way to gain access to your most sensitive information – but how? And armchair detectives are helping investigating cold cases involving DNA – but should they? All this and much much more is discussed in…

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

Who’s that new guy working at your company, and why don’t you recognise him from the interview? How are hacktivists raising the heat in Belarus? And should you be fully vaxxed for your online date? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security…

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