July 1st, 2021 | 56 mins 26 secs
amazon, cozy bear, data breach, dildo, flex, malware, microsoft, nobelium
Microsoft warns about a hacking gang that is far from cuddly, algorithms rather than managers are firing people, and our guest receives a surprising email from "Amazon"...
December 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
amazon, bioterrorism, cfaa, chess, cyber biosecurity, dna, farming, iot, ransomware, synthetic dna, the queen's gambit
Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and what role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's computer crime laws?
January 30th, 2020 | 58 mins 7 secs
amazon, cryptocurrency, jeff bezos, just a minute, malware, marina hyde, maryland, nicholas parsons, ring, russia
Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now?
January 9th, 2020 | 53 mins 6 secs
amazon, amazon ring, dracula, fraud, microsoft word, ricky gervais, the witcher, tiktok
We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you're comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem).
December 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
alexa, amazon, dr ruja ignotova, dridex, evil corp, hacking, malware, nhs, onecoin, russia, the missing cryptoqueen
We're joined by special guest Jamie Bartlett, of the chart-topping "The Missing Cryptoqueen" podcast, in this bumper episode where we discuss his investigation into the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, the Russian cybercriminals behind Evil Corp, and the mysterious leaks about the NHS that have turned oh-so-political...
October 24th, 2019 | 55 mins 49 secs
alexa, amazon, backups, baltimore, digital assistants, google, google home, passwords, phishing, privacy, ransomware, smart speakers
Remember how the City of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn't the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report.
October 3rd, 2019 | 50 mins 24 secs
alexa, amazon, billboard, deepfake, hacking, porn, privacy
Drivers are distracted by a hacked billboard, Maria takes a deeper look at how the deepfake problem has... uh... deepened, and Carole is less than happy about Amazon's announcement about new Alexa integrations.
August 1st, 2019 | 47 mins 59 secs
amazon, capital one, data anonymization, data breach, gdpr, imessage, ios, iphone, legend of zelda, steve jobs, vulnerability, walter isaacson
Capital One gets hacked, critical vulnerabilities are found in iMessage, and data anonymization may not be as good as we hope. But listen up, we also discuss the Legend of Zelda, a biography of tech giants, offer advice for escaping an angry moose, and are introduced to... Penelope?
April 18th, 2019 | 52 mins 40 secs
alexa, amazon, angler exploit kit, brian krebs, ddos, malvertising, malware, porn, ransomware, reveton, wipro
The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations?
December 20th, 2018 | 46 mins 58 secs
amazon, bigfoot, christmas, google, grinch, hacking, paul mccartney, pewdiepie, printer, reddit, ringo starr, t-series, womble, youtube
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.