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

6/13/2018
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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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website...

Duration:00:39:00

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

6/6/2018
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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 recovering from receiving the best...

Duration:00:25:26

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

5/30/2018
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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 Uhlemann. Follow the show on Twitter at...

Duration:00:34:25

079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

5/23/2018
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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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes....

Duration:00:51:18

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

5/16/2018
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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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:43:51

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

5/9/2018
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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. Follow the show on Twitter at...

Duration:00:39:54

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

5/2/2018
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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 Carole Theriault, joined...

Duration:00:44:00

075: Quitting Facebook

4/25/2018
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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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember:...

Duration:00:28:07

074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t

4/18/2018
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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." Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more...

Duration:00:48:42

073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up...

4/11/2018
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Politician admits to hacking a rival's website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:39:13

072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?

4/4/2018
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Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They've all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn't. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who don't have a special guest this week. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our...

Duration:00:33:41

071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

3/28/2018
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Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham. 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 Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on...

Duration:00:41:36

070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

3/21/2018
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It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem. 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, who are joined this week by researcher Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more...

Duration:00:40:37

069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

3/14/2018
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How come Apple's Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens? 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, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes. Follow the show on Twitter at...

Duration:00:42:10

068: Malware from outer space!

3/7/2018
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If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham please stop talking about text adventure games? 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, who are joined this week by special guest journalist...

Duration:00:44:56

066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

2/21/2018
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Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued. 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, who are joined this week by special guest The CyberWire's Dave Bittner. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:39:30

065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa

2/15/2018
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Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your...

Duration:00:49:41

064: So just a "teeny tiny" security issue then?

2/7/2018
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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. 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, who are joined this week by special guest HaveIBeenPwned's Troy Hunt. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity,...

Duration:00:43:56

063: Carole's back!

2/1/2018
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Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, and how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers. 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:45:25

062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware

1/24/2018
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Your Tinder swipes can be spied upon, Amazon is opening high street stores that don't require any staff, and Russian fuel pumps are being infected with malware in an elaborate scheme to make large amounts of money. With Carole on a top secret special assignment, it's left to security veteran Graham Cluley to discuss all this and much much more with special guests David McClelland and Vanja Švajcer. Follow the "Smashing Security" podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website...

Duration:00:44:10