Thom Langford

366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private

Google says it is deleting your Google Chrome Incognito private-browsing data that it should never have collected anyway. Can a zero-risk millionaire-making bot be trusted? And what countries are banned from buying your sensitive data? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans…

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355: Fishy Rishi, 23andMe, and the labour of love

Has the British Prime Minister been caught secretly profiting from a cryptocurrency app? Were 23andMe right to blame their users after a data breach? And Indian men have hard feelings after falling for a money-for-sex scam. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity…

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343: Four-legged girlfriends, LoveGPT, and a military intelligence failure

Dream girlfriends, AI love scams, and an alleged spy who is said to have made a series of blunders. 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 Host Unknown’s Thom Langford. Warning: This podcast…

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328: UPS smishing, ChatGPT 101, and storing secret files

UPS delivers some smishing advice (but have they kept something under wraps?), we ask ChatGPT to take a long hard look at itself, and we debate what the penalty should be for taking national secrets home with you. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast…

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314: Photo cropping bombshell, TikTok debates, and real estate scams

It could be a case of aCropalypse now for Google Pixel users, there’s a warning for house buyers, and just why is TikTok being singled out for privacy concerns? 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,…

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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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