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We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are. Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are. Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.
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We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are. Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

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Episodes

Darknet Diaries Presents: Project Raven

10/14/2019
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Check out this episode from one of our favorite podcasts, “Darknet Diaries”. It’s a fascinating look at how someone becomes a cyber mercenary, and what happens if you push them beyond their moral comfort zone.

Duration:01:02:38

Keyless Ignition

10/7/2019
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Cars are more computerized than ever. But, does this make them easier to steal? Can smart key fobs help hackers drive away with your ride? White-hat Tim Martin comes back on the show and we learn whether he can start Geoff’s rental car without a key. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:25:02

MouseJacked

9/23/2019
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Wireless mice have become the preferred peripheral to scroll and click, but can cutting the cord allow a hacker to hijack your computer? In this episode, Geoff invites a white-hat over to learn whether his mouse leaves him vulnerable. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:25:12

The Mr. Robot Spectacular

7/29/2019
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While Hollywood often gets hacking wrong, “Mr. Robot” is acclaimed for its commitment to authenticity and technical accuracy. And it’s ridiculously entertaining. In this episode, Pedro invites three hackers to Geoff’s office for attacks inspired by TV’s best cybercrime show. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:34:24

Dead Drops

7/15/2019
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You spot a dropped USB drive laying on the ground or in your office. Did someone lose their files or is it a trap set by a hacker? On this episode, Geoff learns how dangerous dropped USB drives are and whether Pedro would take the bait! For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:36:58

Up Your Game

7/1/2019
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Skins and other downloadable modifications are a popular way to level up video games. Can these “mods” expose players to hidden malware? On this episode, Geoff learns what a devious hacker could conceal within a mod made for Minecraft — a game played monthly by more than 90 million people. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:31:07

Face the Fax

6/18/2019
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All-in-one printers with fax machines may seem like relics from a bygone era, but could this seldom-used technology put you at risk? On this episode, Geoff learns whether the printer sitting in his office creates an open gateway for hackers to compromise his entire network. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:27:05

Malicious Brews

6/4/2019
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Coffee vs. tea is an age-old debate. On this episode, we settle it once and for all when two teams of white-hat hackers compete — one hacks a smart coffee maker, the other a kettle. Listen and learn which exposes more of Geoff’s personal information. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:37:55

Phreaks and Geeks

5/21/2019
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From photos and messages to emails and credit cards, smartphones are filled with sensitive personal information. Just how secure are they? In this episode, Geoff invites a white-hat to try and remotely access his phone’s data. For more info www.hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:30:37

The Weakest Link

2/5/2019
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Smart plugs allow you to smarten up any old appliance in your home. But do they leave your virtual "front door" wide open for hackers? In this episode, Geoff learns what a hacker can do once they execute code on an internet-connected outlet. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:31:17

Remote Control

1/22/2019
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Smart TVs make binge-worthy TV shows and movies just a click away. But do these internet-connected devices also expose users to hackers? In this episode, our host Geoff Siskind and two white-hats see if they can hack our producer’s smart TV in the middle of a big game. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:33:17

Introducing Darknet Diaries

1/15/2019
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This week, we’re featuring an episode of Darknet Diaries: “The Beirut Bank Job.” It tells the true story of Jayson E. Street, a renowned white-hat for hire. He’s scary good at using social engineering to identify security vulnerabilities. Until 1.5 liters of Diet Pepsi got him into trouble in a Beirut bank...

Duration:00:30:49

RAT Attack

1/8/2019
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While Geoff is usually the victim of our white-hat hackers, this episode he gets to see things from their perspective. Find out just how much control a hacker has over a machine infested by a RAT. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:28:17

Flying Blind

12/17/2018
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There are now more than 1 million drones registered in the US. They are fun to fly, and poised to take on important commercial and public functions. But are they secure? Do pilots risk losing all control? For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:28:59

Digital Breadcrumbs

12/4/2018
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From family holidays to hikes, concerts, and meals — almost every experience is now snapped and posted to social media. Do photo sharers risk revealing even more than they intended? For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:26:01

Prying Eyes

11/20/2018
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Every 53 seconds, a laptop is stolen from a car or office, an airport or a café. Even if you secure your laptop with a strong password, will that strong password keep prying eyes off your personal data? Or will it leave your intimate information up for grabs? For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:28:09

Virtually Vulnerable

11/6/2018
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Once a sci-fi novelty, virtual reality has emerged as a tech phenomenon. But do security vulnerabilities in popular headsets put users at risk? In this episode, Geoff heads to the University of New Haven virtual reality research lab to learn if hackers can manipulate virtual experiences and create real danger. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:28:44

New to Hackable?

11/1/2018
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In a world where we obsess over staying connected, how can we be sure we’re not leaving ourselves vulnerable? Hackable? gives us a front row seat to explore where we’re susceptible in our daily routines, without even realizing it. From Wi-Fi to webcams and cars to computers, these episodes expose the places hackers may hit, and explain how they get our information. With the FBI putting out a most wanted list solely dedicated to cybercriminals, it’s no argument what a huge issue cybercrime...

Duration:00:02:27

Internet of Toddlers

5/29/2018
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The industry of smart baby devices, also known as the "Internet of Toddlers” includes everything from bluetooth pacifiers, internet-enabled monitors, and Wi-Fi onesies. IoT might be best thing to happen to the nursery...but are the potential vulnerabilities worth it? Geoff and Bruce find out just how easily hackers turn these devices into child’s play. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:34:12

Protecting The Grid

5/15/2018
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Our power grids, gas pipelines, and traffic control systems are all accessible online. But does that mean they can be hacked? In this episode of Hackable? Geoff teams up with the Head of Advanced Threat Research at McAfee to answer the question, “why is SCADA the most critical threat that we’ve probably never heard of?” For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in Apple Podcasts so we know what you think.

Duration:00:30:57