Smashing Security

A helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast... Winner: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019." Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released every Thursday. Bonus "splinter" episodes when we feel like it...



122: The big fat con at Office Depot

Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
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  • Is Office Depot diagnosing non-existent computer problems? — YouTube.
  • Office Depot and Tech Support Firm Will Pay $35 Million to Settle FTC Allegations That They Tricked Consumers into Buying Costly Computer Repair Services — FTC.
  • Alarming vulnerabilities in automotive security systems — The Cyberwire.
  • Gone in six seconds? Exploiting car alarms — Pen Test Partners.
  • The Landlord Wants Facial Recognition in Its Rent-Stabilized Buildings. Why? — New York Times.
  • Brooklyn Landlord Wants To Install Facial Recognition Tech At Rent-Stabilized Complex — Gothamist.
  • New key-less Moscow apartments use facial recognition to open doors and elevators — Achinect.
  • Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems — MIT News.
  • The woman who doesn't feel pain — BBC News.
  • TVR Exploring — YouTube.
  • Lost Dutchman's Gold — BBC Games Archive.
  • Dirty John: The Dirty Truth — Netflix.
  • A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John — Harper's Bazaar.
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