July 2nd, 2020 | 47 mins 10 secs
conspiracy theory, donald trump, hacking, justin bieber, netwalker, pizzagate, ransomware, roblox, tiktok
Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels...
October 18th, 2018 | 52 mins 24 secs
blue peter, data breach, dating, donald trump, iot, privacy, yale
Yes, Smashing Security has reached its 100th episode! Despite our celebratory mood, we don't forget to take a look at the security stories of the last week - including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees.
July 19th, 2018 | 44 mins 32 secs
amazon, donald trump, elon musk, facial recognition, google, hacking, ice, jeff bezos, privacy, russia, surveillance, vladimir putin, walmart
Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.
May 24th, 2018 | 51 mins 13 secs
a very english scandal, ben whishaw, donald trump, encryption, fbi, hugh grant, jeremy thorpe, moment, mugshots, paddington 2, percentages, sharenting
A website which demands money if you want your police mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly?
March 22nd, 2018 | 40 mins 38 secs
cambridge analytica, donald trump, driverless cars, facebook, sextortion, uber
It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.
January 11th, 2018 | 40 mins 16 secs
biochip, biohacking, bitcoin, casefile, donald trump, fire and fury, meltdown, pomodoro, portal knights, ripple, spectre
The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand...
December 14th, 2017 | 40 mins 34 secs
amazon, amazon key, bitcoin, code.org, donald trump, equifax, rare exports, social security number
How to protect yourself from Bitcoin hackers, why you should think twice before giving Amazon the keys to your house, and how a private investigator tried to hack Donald Trump's tax returns.
September 28th, 2017 | 36 mins 25 secs
ccleaner, deloitte, donald trump, klingon, malware, star trek, twitter, wildergorn
Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn't planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon.
August 31st, 2017 | 47 mins 34 secs
2fa, donald trump, drone, hoax, hurricane harvey, instagram, onliner, selena gomez, sharks, spam, the phoenix comic, twitter, william c bradford
Are public figures lying about being hacked? What were online criminals doing with 711 million email addresses? And how could scammers profit from Hurricane Harvey?
May 31st, 2017 | 40 mins 27 secs
blackmail, british airways, donald trump, facebook, germany, twitter
Hackers are blackmailing cosmetic surgery patients, and threatening to release their naked photos. A British Airways IT snafu causes travel chaos for thousands. And Germany is threatening to throw hefty fines at Facebook if it can't police its content...