July 11th, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
business email compromise, deepfake, deepnude, iran, malware, outlook, privacy, trevor noah, vulnerability, webcam, zoom
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations.
June 6th, 2019 | 34 mins 14 secs
bluekeep, chernobyl, malware, microsoft windows, nellie bly, privacy, vulnerability, wannacry
Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after your murder your podcast co-host?
May 30th, 2019 | 48 mins 10 secs
data breach, deepfakes, email, facebook, fake news, gdpr, google, malware, privacy, samantha-antoinette smith, twitter, video
You won't believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware... and how Carole gets her diva on.
May 16th, 2019 | 50 mins 34 secs
ankle bracelet, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, ever, facial recognition, police, privacy, sim swap
A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret?
March 28th, 2019 | 47 mins 37 secs
asus, data breach, hotel, malware, motel, privacy, shadowhammer, supply chain
An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms.
January 31st, 2019 | 45 mins 50 secs
apple, facebook, facetime, iot, iphone, japan, privacy, vulnerability
A FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you before you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan.
January 24th, 2019 | 43 mins 7 secs
boars, business email compromise, coin, facebook, gdpr, google, payroll, privacy, the office quest
Business email compromise evolves to target your company's payroll, how the world's largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security?
November 22nd, 2018 | 44 mins 17 secs
email, facebook, nietzsche, privacy, tesla
Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma.
October 25th, 2018 | 50 mins 32 secs
bitcoin, cia, data breach, elon musk, facebook, privacy, scam, the good place, twitter
A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.
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.