Smashing Security

Technology Podcasts

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 of the "Best Cybersecurity Podcast" in 2018 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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 of the "Best Cybersecurity Podcast" in 2018 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

Language:

English


Episodes

ChatGPT and the Minister for Foreign Affairs

2/1/2023
Could a senior Latvian politician really be responsible for scamming hundreds of "mothers-of-two" in the UK? (Probably not, despite Graham's theories...) And should we be getting worried about the AI wonder that is ChatGPT? All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Plus don't miss our featured interview with DigiCert’s Brian "PKI" Trzupek. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts,...

Duration:00:52:48

No Fly lists, cell phones, and the end of ransomware riches?

1/25/2023
What are prisoners getting up to with mobile phones? Why might ransomware no longer be generating as much revenue for cybercriminals? And how on earth did an airline leave the US government's "No Fly" list accessible for anyone in the world to download? 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 Maria Varmazis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts,...

Duration:00:50:42

Norton unlocked, and police leaks

1/18/2023
Carole is in her sick bed, which leaves Graham in charge of the good ship "Smashing Security" as it navigates the choppy seas of credential stuffing and avoids the swirling waters of apps being sloppy with sensitive information. Find out more in this latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by Graham Cluley with special guest BJ Mendelson. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Operation Protect the InnocentA Police App...

Duration:00:39:10

Oxford's dating disaster, cheap security robots, and faking a suicide

1/11/2023
Someone called OxShagger thinks he has come up with the perfect Valentine's surprise for Oxford students, but is the way he has gone about "bookworms with benefits" really a good idea? Robot security guards are trundling the streets of - you guessed it - America. And a writer of paranormal bully romances (no, we don't know what that means either) returns from the grave... All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security...

Duration:00:50:54

Secret Roomba snaps, Christmas cab scams, and the future of AI

12/21/2022
Beware your Roomba's roving eye, the Finns warn of AI threats around the corner, and watch out when hailing a taxi cab in Dublin... 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 Iain Thomson. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did...

Duration:00:47:56

Lensa AI, and a dog called Bob

12/14/2022
Drug dealers come unstuck while using the Encrochat encrypted-messaging app, and we put the Lensa AI avatar-generation tool under the microscope. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Plus - don't miss our featured interview with Rico Acosta, IT manager at Bitwarden. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Smashing Security...

Duration:00:54:48

AI chatbot or the start of Skynet? Eufy privacy, and hot desks

12/7/2022
An AI chatbot is causing a stir - both impressing and terrifying users in equal measure. A security researcher discovers that a "smart" cam that doesn't use the internet is err.. using the internet. And university students revolt over under-the-belt surveillance. 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 Host Unknown's Thom Langford. Warning: This...

Duration:00:55:55

Interplanetary file systems, iSpoof, and don't delete Twitter

11/30/2022
Why deleting your Twitter account may be a very bad idea, how the police unravelled the iSpoof fraud gang, and a trip into outer space (or at least interplanetary file systems). 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 original show co-host Vanja Švajcer. What an amazing 6 years of bickering it has been… thanks to all of you who have tuned in,...

Duration:01:04:33

EV charging risks, FTX, and an ancient apocalypse

11/23/2022
Deepfake shenanigans strike users of troubled crypto firm FTX, the perils of charging your electric vehicle, and is Microsoft's takeover of Activision good news for video game fanatics. 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 John Hawes of AMTSO. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Larry David...

Duration:00:56:59

Housing market scams, Twitter 2FA, and the fesshole

11/16/2022
Elon Musk is still causing chaos at Twitter (and it's beginning to impact users), are scammers selling your house without your permission, and Google gets stung with a record-breaking fine. 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. Plus don't miss our featured interview with Pentera's Shakel Ahmed talking about...

Duration:01:11:03

Mastodon 101, and the Hushpuppi saga

11/9/2022
Graham offers some security and privacy advice for those exodusing Twitter to Mastodon, and Carole slams the door shut on a notorious scammer with a huge Instagram following. 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 aren't joined by a guest this week. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, some snorting, and rude language. Episode links: Mastodon: What you...

Duration:00:43:49

Twitter turmoil, AI animal chatters, and metaverse at work

11/2/2022
Twitter has a new chief twit in the form of Elon Musk and he's causing problems, scientists say artificial intelligence may help us communicate with animals, and is the office of the future set in the metaverse? 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 Mark Stockley. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, dolphin noises, and rude...

Duration:00:55:10

Slushygate, sextortion, and nano-targeting

10/26/2022
What is slushygate and how does it link to sextortion in the States? What is the most impersonated brand when it comes to delivering phishing emails? And what the flip is nano-targeting? 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 fan favourite Maria Varmazis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. No contortionists...

Duration:00:52:27

The Virgin trains swindler, cyber clowns, and AirTag election debacle

10/19/2022
Someone's election-fiddling is uncovered with an Apple AirTag, a cyber scandal rocks Germany, and a swindler steals a fortune due to trains being delayed. 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 runZero's Chris Kitsch. Plus don't miss our featured interview with Akamai's Patrick Sullivan talking about how retailers can better thwart bots this...

Duration:01:10:14

Massive crypto bungle, and the slave scammers

10/12/2022
A couple unexpectedly find $10.5 million in their cryptocurrency account, and in Cambodia people are being forced to commit scams. 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 are flying solo again this week. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: DeFi bug accidentally gives $90 million to users, founder begs them to return...

Duration:00:38:44

Trussterflucks and eBay stalking

10/5/2022
Has new UK prime minister Liz Truss been careless with her mobile phone, and hear the most extraordinary story of corporate cyberstalking. 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 nobody for reasons that will become obvious. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Prison for ex-eBay staff who...

Duration:00:39:40

Deepfake dangers, AI image opt out, and controlling your urges

9/28/2022
Anti-porn "shameware" apps take a privacy pounding, is your image already being used by AI, and deepfake danger continues to deepen. 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 Host Unknown's Thom Langford. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: The Ungodly Surveillance of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’...

Duration:00:56:00

Uber, Rockstar, and crystal balls

9/21/2022
Researchers reveal how your eyeglasses could be leaking secrets when you're on video conferencing calls, we take a look at the recent data breaches involving Uber and Grand Theft Auto 6, and we cast an eye at what threats may be around the corner... 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 Iain Thomson. Plus - don't miss our featured...

Duration:01:03:58

Printer peeves, health data hangups, and Twitter tussles - with Rory Cellan-Jones

9/14/2022
How could your inkjet printer finally help you make some money, why is it so hard to share our health data even if we want to, and what result do you want to see from the Elon Musk vs Twitter bunfight? 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 Rory Cellan-Jones. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode...

Duration:00:56:19

Chiquita banana, dumb criminals, and detecting ring binders

9/7/2022
Students learn a valuable lesson when it comes to AI detecting guns on campus, SIM swappers are surprisingly stupid, and romance scammers get scammed by someone (or some thing?) calling themselves Chiquita Banana. 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 Mark Stockley. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode...

Duration:00:50:51