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Smashing Security

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).This podcast uses the following third-party services f...

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Recent Episodes of Smashing Security


Teachers TikTok targeted, and fraud in the doctors’ waiting room

Teachers TikTok targeted, and fraud in the doctors’ waiting room

Execs at a health tech startup are sentenced to jail after a massive ad fraud, and a school is shaken after teachers are targeted via TikTok.

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 Jason Mellor of 1Password.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

Outcome, a hot tech startup, misled advertisers with manipulated information, sources say - Wall Street Journal.Three...

Episode 380 10 July 2024 48m and 33s


Private nights, evil twins, and crypto home invasions

Private nights, evil twins, and crypto home invasions

Apps can let you spy on strangers in bars, a gang of cryptocurrency thieves turns to kidnap and assault, and have you joined the mile-high evil twin club?

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 of the brand-new "The AI Fix" podcast (co-hosted with Graham!).

Talk about nepotism.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

Hoos Out Tonight? Dundee medical...

Episode 379 3 July 2024 48m and 33s


Julian Assange, inside a DDoS attack, and deepfake traumas

Julian Assange, inside a DDoS attack, and deepfake traumas

Wikileaks's Julian Assange is a free man, deepfakes cause trouble in the playground, and we hear hot takes about ransomware and tales from inside a devastating denial-of-service attack.

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 Eleanor Dallaway.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

Julian Assange lands in Australia a free man - BBC News.Smashing Security episode 245: The Julian Assange assassination plot, and...

Episode 378 26 June 2024 48m and 12s


An unhealthy data dump, railway surveillance, and a cheater sues Apple

An unhealthy data dump, railway surveillance, and a cheater sues Apple

There's a wee data breach with unhealthy implications in Scotland, privacy has gone off the rails in the UK, and a cheater blames Apple for his expensive divorce.

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 Lianne Potter of the "Compromising Positions" podcast.

Plus don't miss our featured interview with Abhishek Agrawal, CEO of Material Security.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

Cyber atta...

Episode 377 19 June 2024 1h, 10s


iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

Apple announces a new privacy feature in iOS that will allow you to hide and lock away your apps - but will it be philanderers who benefit the most? And an ex-police officer is arrested for extortion.

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:

Graham’s video thanking people for voting for “Smashing Security” - Twitter.iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intell...

Episode 376 12 June 2024 32m and 27s


Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

Drones, some coloured cardboard, and a piece of tinfoil may be all the kit you need to crash a robot-driven taxi, and a rapper is accused of using Justin Bieber's name to defraud a TV company.

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:

Riding Baidu's self-driving robo-taxi - YouTube.Malicious Attacks against Multi-Sensor Fusion in Autonomous Driving - Research paper.Researchers warn robot...

Episode 375 5 June 2024 36m and 28s


Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

Microsoft gets itself into a pickle with a privacy-popping new feature on its CoPilot+ PCs, the FTC warns of impersonated companies, and is your company hiring North Korean IT workers?

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 author, journalist, and podcaster Geoff White.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

Microsoft's new Windows 11 Recall is a privacy nightmare - Bleeping Computer.Statement in response...

Episode 374 29 May 2024 52m and 49s


iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

iPhone photos come back from the dead! Scarlett Johansson sounds upset about GPT-4o, and there's a cockup involving celebrity fakes.

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 special guest Anna Brading of Malwarebytes.

Plus! Don't miss our featured interview with Sandy Bird of Sonrai Security.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Episode links:

When NASA Lost a Spacecraft Due to a Metric Math Mist...

Episode 373 22 May 2024 55m and 46s


The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

Remember when a US mother was accused of distributing explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter's cheerleading rivals kicked off the team? Well, there has been a surprising development. And learn how cybercriminals have been stealing boomers' one-time-passcodes via a secretive online service.

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:

‘Got that boomer!’: How cybercriminals steal one-time passcodes for...

Episode 372 15 May 2024 38m and 52s


Unmasking LockBitsupp, company extortion, and a Tinder fraudster

Unmasking LockBitsupp, company extortion, and a Tinder fraudster

The kingpin of the LockBit ransomware is named and sanctioned, a cybersecurity consultant is charged with a $1.5 million extortion, and a romance fraudster stole £80,000 from women he met on Tinder.

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:

Former Cybersecurity Consultant Arrested For $1.5 Million Extortion Scheme Against IT Company - US Department of Justice.Unite...

Episode 371 8 May 2024 51m and 11s

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