Thom Langford

301: AI chatbot or the start of Skynet? Eufy privacy, and hot desks

An AI chatbot is causing a stir – both impressing and terrifying users in equal measure. A security researcher discovers that a “smart” cam that doesn’t use the internet is err.. using the internet. And university students revolt over under-the-belt surveillance. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the…

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291: Deepfake dangers, AI image opt out, and controlling your urges

Anti-porn “shameware” apps take a privacy pounding, is your image already being used by AI, and deepfake danger continues to deepen. 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 Host Unknown’s Thom Langford….

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

A new version of the LockBit ransomware offers a bug bounty, women uninstall period-tracking apps in fear of how their data might be used against them, and Microsoft’s facial recognition tech no longer wants to know how you’re feeling. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security”…

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

How does Microsoft hope to defeat the macro terror? How is the UK Government trying to influence the public's opinion on end-to-end encryption? And what is MoviePass hoping to do with your eyeballs? 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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250: Yes, you heard that correctly. Two hundred and fifty

A game about Squid Game pulls the rug from under cryptocurrency investors in what appears to be a scam, PayPal hackers use a devious trick to break into 2FA-protected accounts, and have you received a job offer that's too good to be true? All this and much much more is discussed in this celebratory edition…

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

A Walmart press release says it's jumping aboard the cryptocurrency bus – but is it true? Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial, and have you updated your Apple gadgets to protect against the latest NSO Group spyware attack? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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237: NuNa, NuNu, NaNa

Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a “Freedom Phone” be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing…

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221: God bless his hairy palms

FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house… virtually. 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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203: Testing times, naming names, and the bald truth about AI

Students are being spied on as they do online exams, how did a televised football match reveal the truth about artificial intelligence, and what on earth is the Canny Lumpsucker vulnerability? 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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182: Space Force, credit card fraud, and beep-ti-beep

Graham finds himself in hot water with a security firm after a data breach, Carole discusses credit card fraud, and we have a pleasant surprise for Thom Langford, who appears to have mostly agreed to be a guest to promote his own podcast. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition…

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