Paul Ducklin

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

Uber may not face prosecution over its handling of a 2016 data breach – but its former chief security head does; how to defend your digital devices’ data while on vacation, and how to change your accent with artificial intelligence. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing…

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

Pygmy hippopotamus bugs, DEF CON's data slip-up, and phishing fraudsters have their collars felt. 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 this week by Naked Security's Paul Ducklin. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/238 to check out this episode’s…

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120: Silk Road with Deliveroo

Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy! 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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092: Hacky sack hack hack

Is your used car still connected to its old owner? Just how did Apple manage to identify the teenager hacker who stole 90GB of the firm's files? And why on earth would a firm of lawyers start producing pornographic videos? You'll be surprised by the answers! All this and much much more is discussed in…

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061: Fallout over Hawaii missile false alarm

User interfaces and poor procedures lead to pandemonium in Hawaii, hackers are attempting to trick victims into opening cryptocurrency-related email attachments, and yet more pox-ridden apps are found in Android's Google Play store. 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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022: Walk this way… to defeat biometrics

The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides “airtight security”, but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you through your walk, but is it ever going to be practical? Mac malware reportedly wastes no time stealing…

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020: Phishing for Donald Trump

Gizmodo's attempt to reveal Donald Trump's administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware.  And will the US Army insist IT security professionals spend months ironing their bedsheets..? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley…

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017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings

Hotel malware has been stealing guests' payment card details… again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King's Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers' Google Home devices with predictable results. All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week…

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014: Protecting webmail – a Smashing Security splinter

What can you do to better protect your online email accounts? In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss with Paul Ducklin tips on how to defend your Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook/etc account. SHOW NOTES: Passwords – a Smashing Security splinter How to better protect your Google account…

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011: WikiLeaks and the CIA

Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border control? Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest Paul…

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