July 30th, 2020 | 49 mins 2 secs
australia, china, cryptocurrency, dna, dridex, evil corp, garmin, genealogy, golden state killer, kidnapping, malware, ransomware, tracing
Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What's the story behind Garmin's ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two.
June 20th, 2019 | 56 mins 26 secs
china, cookies, firechat, gdpr, hong kong, ico, malware, samsung, smart tv, telegram, tiananmen square
We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won't believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant.
May 23rd, 2019 | 51 mins 34 secs
2fa, china, google, hackers, phishing, scam, social media
Don't hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn't when it comes to protecting your email account? And China's controversial social credit system comes under the microscope.
February 21st, 2019 | 45 mins 55 secs
back to the future, china, facebook, insurance, malware, nike, notpetya, tracking, vulnerability
How would you track someone who owed you money? What was the colossal flaw Facebook left on its website for anyone to exploit and hijack accounts? And what excuse are insurance companies giving for not paying victims of the NotPetya malware millions of dollars?
March 15th, 2018 | 42 mins 11 secs
airgap, app store, apple, bob ross, china, cryptomining, mac, mosquito, rubik's cube
How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens?
July 27th, 2017 | 37 mins 24 secs
china, jing wang, rehab, roomba, spyware, uyghur
China is forcing people to install spyware on their smartphones, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the inside of your house to tech firms.