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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, 2019, and 2023, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022 and 2023, Smashing Security has had over nine 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).

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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, 2019, and 2023, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022 and 2023, Smashing Security has had over nine 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).

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English


Episodes

LockBit locked out, and funeral Facebook scams

2/21/2024
Heaven's above! Scammers are exploiting online funerals, and LockBit - the "Walmart of Ransomware" - is dismantled in style by cyber cops. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Plus! Don't miss our featured interview with Keiron Holyome about how BlackBerry is using predictive AI to stay one step ahead against threats. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operationFeds Seize LockBit Ransomware Websites, Offer Decryption Tools, Troll AffiliatesInternational investigation disrupts the world’s most harmful cyber crime groupLockBit Victim Reporting FormFake Funeral Live Stream Scams Are All Over FacebookClosed Captions (CC) vs SubtitlesFingernails — Official TrailerSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: BlackBerryKolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed! FOLLOW US: Follow us on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or Mastodon, or on the

Duration:00:52:43

Declaring war on ransomware gangs, mobile muddles, and AI religion

2/14/2024
Holy mackerel! AI is jumping on the religion bandwagon, ransomware gangs target hospitals, and what's happened to your old mobile phone number? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by "Ransomware Sommelier" Allan Liska. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: I changed my number and now i can log into others accountsPost by Alexander HanffMeta says risk of account theft after phone number recycling isn't its problem to solveThings to bear in mind when you change your mobile number20+ hospitals in Romania hit hard by ransomware attack on IT service providerRansomware gang claims responsibility for Christmas attack on Massachusetts hospitalCyberattack Disrupts Operations at Chicago Children’s Hospital: An Examination of the Threat and Its ImpactGods in the machine? The rise of artificial intelligence may result in new religionsAI: a way to freely share technology and stop it being misused already existsThe Friar Who Became the Vatican’s Go-To Guy on AIHow AI could change our relationship with religionMeet the Vatican’s AI mentorFocus Areas - AI and FaithAre chatbots changing the face of religion? Three faith leaders on grappling with AI“One Day”

Duration:00:51:09

Hong Kong hijinks, pig butchers, and poor ransomware gangs

2/7/2024
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A company in Hong Kong suffers a sophisticated deepfake duping, be one your guard from pig butchers as Valentine's Day approaches, and spare a moment to feel sorry for poor ransomware gangs. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lianne Potter from the "Compromising Positions" podcast. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: ‘Everyone looked real’: multinational firm’s Hong Kong office loses HK$200 million after scammers stage deepfake video meetingCountdown’s Rachel Riley is deepfaked by HSBCScameterWarning as scammers fake police Scameter appRansomware payment rates drop to new low – now 'only 29% of victims' fork over cashNew Ransomware Reporting Requirements Kick in as Victims Increasingly Avoid PayingRomance scam reports rose by a fifth in 2023, says Lloyds BankWhat is a ‘pig-butchering’ scam – and why is it on the rise?Pig butchering mining scams: What they are and how to stop themNo love for romance scammers in 2024Romance scammer reveals how he tricks women after failing to fool Go Public reporterSudoku ExchangeLearn Improv at Laugh at LeedsMr MercedesSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: Kolide

Duration:00:51:10

Interview with an iPhone thief, anti-AI, and have we gone too far?

1/31/2024
The iPhone security setting that you should enable right now, the worrying way that AI is predicting what criminals look like, and we play a game of face fake or real... All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Mobile phone stolen every six minutes in London, says Met PoliceiPhone Thief Explains How He Breaks Into Your PhoneAbout Stolen Device Protection for iPhoneCops Used DNA to Predict a Suspect’s Face—and Tried to Run Facial Recognition on ItWill ChatGPT write ransomware? YesAI chatbots are making scams more convincing than ever, warn spy chiefsTest yourself: which faces were made by AI?AI vs. Human Writing: Experts Fooled Almost 62% of the TimeI know that I know nothing Yours truly, Johnny DollarI Heart UmamiLibbySmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for...

Duration:00:58:57

Big dumpers, AI defamation, and the slug that slurped

1/24/2024
This week the podcast is more lavatorial than usual, as we explore how privacy may have gone to sh*t on Google Maps, our guest drives hands-free on Britain's motorways (and is defamed by AI), and ransomware attacks an airplane-leasing firm. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by BBC Technology Editor Zoe Kleinman. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: The Great British Public Toilet MapHow one man’s pay-to-use toilet gag revealed Google Maps can be used to track peoplePlease Rob Me site exposes danger of sharing too much information onlineArtist creates a virtual traffic jam in Google MapsHow to Get Google to Quit Tracking Your LocationGrieving With Google Street ViewZoe describes her curious tangle with AIWhat happens when you think AI is lying about you?Aercap confirms cyber threat involving ransomwareRansomware crims slime AerCap, claim to have stolen 1TBAerCap discloses cybersecurity incidentBBC staffers warned of payroll data breach. BA and Boots also affected by MOVEit vulnerabilityRandy RainbowDonald in the John With Boxes - A Randy Rainbow Song ParodyZoe drives hands-free on a British motorwayHow to Play Taco Cat Goat Cheese PizzaAsmodee Taco Cat Card GameSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and...

Duration:00:46:03

Fishy Rishi, 23andMe, and the labour of love

1/17/2024
Has the British Prime Minister been caught secretly profiting from a cryptocurrency app? Were 23andMe right to blame their users after a data breach? And Indian men have hard feelings after falling for a money-for-sex scam. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity 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: What Rishi Sunak gets up to over Christmas…Boris Johnson's Love Actually parody (Conservative Party election broadcast)UK's Rishi Sunak becomes richest ever occupant of Number 10Over 100 Deep-Faked Rishi Sunak Ads Found on Meta’s PlatformSlew of deepfake video adverts of Sunak on Facebook raises alarm over AI risk to election23andMe Blames User “Negligence” for Data BreachAll India Pregnant Job service: Indian men conned by 'impregnating women' scamWorld War II: From the FrontlinesSpintronicsReacherThe Trust Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release...

Duration:00:47:05

Chuck Norris and the fake CEO, artificial KYC, and an Airbnb scam

1/10/2024
Chuck Norris gives a helping hand to a mysterious cryptocurrency CEO who may have separated investors from over a billion dollars, generative AI creates a nightmare for those wanting to Know Their Customer, and a determined journalist finally gets their revenge on a sneaky Airbnb scammer. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Chief executive of collapsed crypto fund HyperVerse does not appear to existCrypto hedge fund CEO may not exist; probe finds no record of identityBUSTED: Fake HyperVerse CEO Who Stole $1.3 Billion Unmasked!Hyperverse’s Steven Reece Lewis outed as Steve HarrisonHyperVerse crypto promoter ‘Bitcoin Rodney’ arrested and charged in USGenAI could make KYC effectively uselessAirbnb Grifter Busted for $7.5 Million 'Bait-and-Switch' Scam, Feds SayI Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam Run by Fake Hosts on AirbnbPercentage Point vs. Percent Difference“Is Math Real?”“Julia” trailerWatch Before We DieSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your...

Duration:00:48:40

Phone hacking, Piers Morgan, and Carole’s Christmas cockup

12/20/2023
Piers Morgan is less than happy after a judgement that there is "no doubt" he knew phone hacking was going on at the Daily Mirror, and a shopper comes a-cropper just before Christmas. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Piers Morgan denies knowing of phone hacking after judge rules he didI've never told anyone to hack a phone - Piers Morgan tells Laura KuenssbergPiers Morgan interviewed by BBC’s Amol Rajan about phone hacking at Daily Mirror Piers Morgan will find many ways to deny phone hacking – but how long before his number is up?Piers Morgan tells Charlotte Church how to stop her mobile phone from being hackedI'm sorry, Macca, for introducing you to this monsterThe human cost of phone hackingEudesignhouse.shop Review – Unmasking the Store Closing ScamWhois Domain LookupMyth Maker: The Lost Legacy of Donald Cotton15 virtual Christmas party games to play this festive season21 Virtual Christmas Games To Play On Zoom With AdultsSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing...

Duration:00:44:39

For research purposes only

12/13/2023
A hacker bursts the bubble of inflatable fetish fans, Hollywood celebrities unwittingly record videos in a Kremlin plot, and there's a particularly devious WordPress-related malware campaign. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Fuzzy DuckCybercrime author Geoff White demonstrates his NSFW balloon trick at the "Smashing Security" podcast Christmas partyRule 34We are (temporarily) offlineFast Company’s Apple News access hijacked to send an obscene push notificationFast Company Hacker on Rogue Apple News Notification: ‘Anyone Could Have Done It’The WordPress backdoor with its own backdoor! (And fake CVE numbers, too)Russian influence and cyber operations adapt for long haul and exploit war fatigueHow Zelensky became Hollywood man of the hourNigel Farage wishes Hugh Janus a happy birthdayDon JohnsonHollywood plays unwitting Cameo in Kremlin plot to discredit ZelenskyWinning hearts and mindsAdGuard HomeGarmin Edge 130 PlusGarmin Connect IQThe ThermapenFlat Whisk Stainless Steel Egg Beater Mixer Kitchen Tool

Duration:00:56:51

Nuclear cybersecurity, Marketplace scams, and face up to porn

12/6/2023
Hacking fears are raised at Western Europe's most hazardous building, why porn sites might soon be scanning your face, and our guest narrowly avoids a Facebook Marketplace scammer. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Dinah Davis. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Why Facebook Is Rebranding Itself as MetaWindscale fireSellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and ChinaResponse to a news report on cyber security at SellafieldResponse to Guardian news articleCommon Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid themAdvice from Google on how to remove malware and unsafe software from Android devicesNew Report Reveals Truths About How Teens Engage with Pornography‘A lot of it is actually just abuse’- Young people and pornographyImplementing the Online Safety Act: Protecting children from online pornographyUK age assurance guidance for porn sites gives thumbs up to AI age checks, digital ID wallets and moreMeet Your Second Wife‘Modern Love Podcast’: Our 34-Year Age Gap Didn’t Matter, Until It DidSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: Push Security

Duration:00:59:04

Think before you shrink! And our guest is faked

11/29/2023
Don't minimise your Teams Meeting video call too hastily, you might reveal your dirty secrets! Would you be prepared to pay for Facebook and Instagram? And who is being faked to promote cryptocurrency scams? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Jane Wakefield. Plus - don't miss our featured interview with Push Security founder and CEO Adam Bateman. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: XtraVue Trailer demoNvidia sued after video call mistake showed 'stolen' dataValeo v. Nvidia complaintFake BBC news article using Jane Wakefield’s nameReport a fraudulent webpage to Google Safe BrowsingMeta's EU ad-free subscription faces early privacy challengeMeta to offer ad-free subscription in Europe in bid to keep tracking other usersMeta’s EU ad-free subscription faces early privacy challengeFacebook and Instagram to Offer Subscription for No Ads in Europenoyb files GDPR complaint against Meta over “Pay or Okay”Big Mac index 2023Euro aea wages 2023Boat Story reviewGlasgowGPTGergely Orosz uncovers fake female speakers at a tech conferenceEliza-May Austin shares her experiences of being invited to speak at tech conferences

Duration:01:04:03

Ransomware gang reports its own crime, and what happened at OpenAI?

11/22/2023
Who gets to decide who should be CEO of OpenAI? ChatGPT or the board? Plus a ransomware gang goes a step further than most, reporting one of its own data breaches to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Hackers Use Online Casinos to Gamble Mountains of Cash They Steal from VictimsAlphV files an SEC complaint against MeridianLink for not disclosing a breach to the SECSEC Adopts Rules on Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure by Public CompaniesOpenAI announces leadership transitionThe Fear and Tension That Led to Sam Altman’s Ouster at OpenAIEmergency Pod: Sam Altman is Out at Open AIWhat We Know About Sam Altman’s Ouster From OpenAIOusted OpenAI C.E.O. Makes Plans for New Artificial Intelligence CompanyMicrosoft Hires Sam Altman Hours After OpenAI Rejects His ReturnIn the battle to bring ousted founder Sam Altman back to OpenAI, Microsoft and Satya Nadella hold the trump cardsRate your resignation letterSuella Braverman’s resignation letterAnalysis of letter by Dame Andrea JenkynsThread about letter from Dame Andrea JenkynsThe Future by Naomi Alderman reviewThe Future by Naomi Alderman

Duration:00:43:26

Hacking for chimp change, and AI chatbot birthday

11/15/2023
Who's more incompetent - the cryptocurrency exchanges or some of the people who hack them? Plus a closer look at the reliability of AI chatbots. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Bored Ape NFT Partygoers Blame UV Lights For Burned Eyes And SkinPoloniex crypto-exchange offers 5% cut to thieves if they return that $120M they nickedRaft Suffers $3.3M Exploit That Drove Down Stablecoin 50%, but Hacker Likely Lost Money on AttackLeaderboard Comparing LLM Performance at Producing Hallucinations when Summarizing Short DocumentsCut the Bull…. Detecting Hallucinations in Large Language ModelsChatbots May ‘Hallucinate’ More Often Than Many RealizeBing's ChatGPT-Powered Search Has a Misinformation ProblemChatGPT gets code questions wrong 52% of the timeFreeTubeThe Wonderful Story of Henry SugarSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVantaPanoptica SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via

Duration:00:36:08

Trolls, military data, and the hitman and her

11/8/2023
A woman's attempt to hire an assassin online backfires badly, it's scary just how cheap it is to buy information about US military personnel, and trolls and tattoos don't mix. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. Plus don’t miss our featured interview with Jason Meller of Kolide. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Woman jailed after RentaHitman.com assassin turned out to be – surprise – FBIZandra Ellis criminal complaint (PDF)Rent-A-Hitman: Your Point & Click Solution!It’s shockingly easy to buy sensitive data about US military personnelThis Guy Trolls His TikTok Haters By Getting Tattoos of ThemMan Gets Back at Trolls Online With Revenge TattoosThe Beatles - “Now and Then” music video“The Last of Us” piano scene, episode 3Celeritas podcastPick of the week archiveSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVantaPanoptica SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via

Duration:01:04:59

How hackers are breaching Booking.com, and the untrustworthy reviews

11/1/2023
Workers wonder if their colleagues are actually AI, and we take a deeper look into the curious scams going on via Booking.com. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Art MusingsSmashing Security #344: What’s cooking at Booking.com? And a podcast built by AIFraudsters target Booking.com customers claiming hotel stay could be cancelledScammers try to trick Graham again via Booking.com'Thieves used fake Booking.com emails to steal £1,000 from me before my wedding'Unmasking a Sophisticated Phishing Campaign That Targets Hotel GuestsDid AI Write Product Reviews? Gannett Says NoIs my co-worker AI? Bizarre product reviews leave Gannett staff wonderingHow to spot a fake reviewLonely WaterScarred for Life Volume 1: The 1970sScarred for Life Volume 2: Television in the 1980sScarred for Life Twitter account.Say More with Dr? SheilaSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: Kolide

Duration:00:41:40

Cyber sloppiness, and why does Google really want to hide your IP address?

10/25/2023
Ahoy! There's trouble in the South China Seas as Filipino organisations fail to secure their systems, we take a close look at Google IP protection, and we take a look at just how so much genetic profile data leaked out of 23andMe. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Philippines’ cybersecurity failures exposed as hackers leak state secrets, people’s dataIT admins are just as culpable for weak password useGoogle Chrome wants to hide your IP addressThe 23andMe data breach reveals the vulnerabilities of our interconnected data23andMe User Data Stolen in Targeted Attack on Ashkenazi JewsWorried about the 23andMe hack? Here's what you can doParis Police 1905British Hen Welfare TrustArt MusingsSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed! FOLLOW US: Follow us on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or

Duration:00:54:35

What’s cooking at Booking.com? And a podcast built by AI

10/18/2023
How hunting for an aubergine could be all it takes for you to hand your credit card details over to a scammer, and just how good is a podcast entirely built by AI? All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: Support Alie Hothersall’s fundraising for MindFraudsters target Booking.com customers claiming hotel stay could be cancelledSecurity.txtDevelop AI launches a completely synthetic podcastDevelop AI podcastIs It Legal To PayLicorice PizzaSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideDevoVanta SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed! FOLLOW US: Follow us on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or Mastodon, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, and visit our website for more episodes. THANKS: Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories"

Duration:00:44:40

Four-legged girlfriends, LoveGPT, and a military intelligence failure

10/11/2023
Dream girlfriends, AI love scams, and an alleged spy who is said to have made a series of blunders. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity 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: Former Soldier Indicted for Attempting to Pass National Defense Information to People’s Republic of China‘Dream’ AI Girlfriend Randomly Turns Into Nude Jennifer Lopez, Has Four LegsLoveGPT: How “single ladies” looking for your data upped their game with ChatGPT5 Signs Your Tinder Match Is a Scam BotSupport Alie Hothersall’s fundraising for Mind“The Last Action Heroes” by Nick de SemlyenLife Kit Tom Hanks has made a complaintSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideDevoMoonlock SUPPORT THE SHOW: Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed! FOLLOW US: Follow us on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or

Duration:00:48:24

Royal family attacked, keyless car theft, and a deepfake Tom Hanks

10/4/2023
Is a deepfake Tom Hanks better than the real thing? Who has been attacking the British Royal Family's website, and why? And how can you protect your vehicle from the spate of keyless car thefts? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Plus don't miss our featured interview with Devo CISO Kayla Williams. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: The disturbing uncanny valley of Robert Zemeckis film 'Polar Express'Tom Hanks warns of deepfake video promoting dental planFuming Tom Hanks says he had nothing to do with that AI dental ad clone of himTom Hanks warns dental plan ad image is AI fakeRobin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Criticizes Use of AI to Re-create His Voice: “I Find It Personally Disturbing”Bruce Willis denies selling rights to his faceDeepfake Bruce Willis in Russian telecoms advertCould you get "carhacked"? The growing risk of keyless vehicle thefts and how to protect yourselfKeyless car theft: What is a relay attack, how can you prevent it, and will your car insurance cover it?Testing Phone-Sized Faraday BagsFamous DDoS attacksThe sinister Russian hackers who've claimed responsibility for crashing Buckingham Palace websiteKing Charles rebukes Russia's 'horrifying' invasion of Ukraine in unprecedented speechVisually, how much paper would a GB and a TB of data fill in terms of physical size?“The shop around the corner”

Duration:01:08:08

Another T-Mobile breach, ThemeBleed, and farewell Naked Security

9/27/2023
Mix TikTok with facial recognition, and you've got a doxxing nightmare, T-Mobile users report bizarre behaviour in their accounts, and a Windows flaw provides a new means of infecting users. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin. Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Episode links: T-Mobile customer reports privacy breachT-Mobile US exposes some customer data – but don't call it a breachT-Mobile denies new data breach rumors, points to authorized retailerConnectivity SourceThemeBleed exploit is another reason to patch Windows quicklyIf I Embarrass My Baby on TikTok, Will He Stay My Baby Forever?They Gossiped At Brunch. Now There's a Mob After ThemThe End of Privacy is a Taylor Swift Fan TikTok Account Armed with Facial Recognition TechEgg crack challenge,the last baby is so cuteTrailer for “The Deepest Breath”“The Deepest Breath”Naked SecuritySmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff) Sponsored by: KolideGigamonDrata

Duration:00:58:15