May 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 secs
elon musk, grimes, love bug, malware, onel de guzman, password, roblox, worm
What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security?
November 21st, 2019 | 50 mins 38 secs
aberfan, banking, dolly parton, juice jacking, malware, password, privacy, the crown, usb, youtube
A bank has some of the worst password advice ever, travellers are told to be wary when USB charging their smartphones and laptops, and a gamer has his YouTube account hacked.
September 19th, 2019 | 38 mins 56 secs
In the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, Carole has suffered an injury, we journey back in time to one of our earliest episodes to discuss the perils of passwords, and Rachael Stockton from LastPass drops by for a chat.
December 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 16 secs
app store, apple, bertram fiddle, data breach, ios, marriott, mastercard, microsoft, passport, password, sextortion, touch id
Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won't believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.
October 11th, 2018 | 16 mins 45 secs
Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this replay of a special "splinter" episode Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the perennial problem of passwords and offer some advice and tips for computer users.
June 21st, 2018 | 27 mins 32 secs
chromecast, clarinet, email, google, google home, password, privacy, this american life, vulnerability
Hell hath no fury like a jealous clarinetist's girlfriend! Your Google ChromeCast could be letting stalkers find out where you live! And why on earth is Graham recommending people write their passwords down in a book!?
June 14th, 2018 | 39 mins
bitcoin, coinrail, cryptocurrency, football, gun control, hiking, password, russia, tapas, tv5 monde, vpnfilter, world cup
Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password.
May 3rd, 2018 | 44 mins
abba, android, blu, chess, hacking, mobile, password, ski lift, smartphone, sound effects, vulnerability
Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers' full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the latest devices left open to abuse by hackers, and we remind you why password managers are a good idea on World Password Day. Oh, and our guest serenades us with a hit from the 1980s!
February 22nd, 2018 | 39 mins 31 secs
credit card, facebook, flight simulator, idn, malware, password, phishing, punycode, russia, vulnerability
Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.
February 8th, 2018 | 43 mins 56 secs
crepes, go, humane tech, namecheap, password, subdomain, vulnerability
A Namecheap vulnerability allows strangers to make subdomains for your website, Troy Hunt examines password length, and ex-Google and Facebook employees are fighting to protect kids from social media addiction.