Smashing Security

Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity. New episodes released every Thursday. Bonus "splinter" episodes when we feel like it...

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      083: Fake email derails clarinetist's dream


      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!?

      Join computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault on a shorter episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast than normal, as they're awfully busy touring up and down the country doing things in front of live audiences.

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      082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail


      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.

      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 Register's football mad John Leyden.

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      081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award


      The 'mastermind' behind the Owari botnet doesn't seem to have learnt anything from his victims, and someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an embarassing sentence from a letter sent to customers...

      All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who recorded a shorter podcast than normal this week as they were far too busy...


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      080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN


      The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple's private conversation to a random contact.

      All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET's Tommi...


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      079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus


      A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly?

      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 special guest Maria Varmazis.

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       2018-05-24  51m
       
       

      078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF?


      Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers' hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair appointment?

      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 investigative journalist Geoff White.

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       2018-05-17  43m
       
       

      077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating


      The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.

      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.

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       2018-05-09  39m
       
       

      076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day


      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!

      All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and...


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       2018-05-03  44m
       
       

      075: Quitting Facebook


      Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what's the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook?

      Find out in this special splinter episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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       2018-04-26  28m
       
       

      074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t


      Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants.

      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 special guest B J Mendelson, author of "Social media is bullsh*t."

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       2018-04-19  48m