Smashing Security - News and views from the world of cybersecurity, hacking, and internet threats

Smashing Security - News and views from the world of cybersecurity, hacking, and internet threats

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Join computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they chat about cybercrime, hacking and online privacy. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity. New episodes released every Thursday. Bonus “splinter” episodes when we feel like it…
021: WannaCry - Who’s to blame?
May 18 • 35 min
The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we…
020: Phishing for Donald Trump
May 10 • 30 min
Gizmodo’s attempt to reveal Donald Trump’s administration ineptitude when it comes to cybersecurity fails to impress. Mac users are warned that the HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been compromised by malware. And will the US Army insist IT…
019: The Love Bug virus
May 3 • 29 min
On May 4th 2000, the Love Bug virus (also known as ILOVEYOU or LoveLetter) rapidly spread around the world, clogging up email systems. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by special guest John Hawes…
018: Windows is a virus. True or False?
Apr 27 • 30 min
Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers’ PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again. All this and…
017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings
Apr 20 • 30 min
Hotel malware has been stealing guests’ payment card details… again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King’s Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers’ Google Home devices with predictable…
016: Wonga wronga!
Apr 13 • 27 min
Spyware companies are filmed plotting to break global sanctions to ship surveillance and spying equipment to dodgy authoritarian regimes, an unsecured database exposed diabetics’ sensitive data, and a massive data breach leaves hundreds of…
015: Bad vibrations
Apr 5 • 26 min
Don’t let an internet-enabled sex toy make your most private moments oh-so-public. Samsung’s wannabe-Android-killer is found lacking. And did you hear about the firm that is micro-chipping its employees? All this and more is discussed by…
014: Protecting webmail - a Smashing Security splinter
Mar 30 • 30 min
What can you do to better protect your online email accounts? In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss with Paul Ducklin tips on how to defend your…
013: Assault with a deadly tweet
Mar 23 • 33 min
Graham is embarrassed by a Twitter security snafu. How an animated GIF could prove deadly. Social engineering threats against your workforce. And will you be able to do any work on your laptop next time you catch an airplane? All this and more…
012: Eau de Eugene Kaspersky
Mar 16 • 28 min
Androids pre-installed with malware - can the supply chain be trusted? Will WikiLeaks help vendors get zero-days fixed? And what on earth has the Kaspersky marketing department dreamt up this time? Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and special guest…
011: WikiLeaks and the CIA
Mar 9 • 33 min
Has the CIA been using a Weeping Angel to spy on you via your Smart TV? Have WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal been compromised? What is the secret of the SATAN ransomware? And can you avoid having your data searched as you pass through border…
010: The dolls must be destroyed
Mar 2 • 36 min
A creepy teddybear leaks two million voicemail messages, Windows 10 pushes you into only installing vetted apps, and Boeing warns 36,000 employees their personal information could have been exposed after a worker sends a spreadsheet to his wife. All…
009: False flags and hacker clues
Feb 23 • 26 min
The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker? All this and more is discussed by computer security veterans Graham Cluley,…
Macs and malware - a Smashing Security splinter
Feb 21 • 16 min
Do you run an anti-virus on your Mac? Should you? In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the malware threat for Apple Macs and MacBooks. SHOW NOTES:…
008: I’ll give you my Android when you pry it from my cold, dead paws
Feb 16 • 28 min
Handbags at dawn for CrowdStrike and NSS Labs! Donald Trump’s insecure Android phone! File-less malware - is that so new? And StalkScan makes it easier to reveal what Facebook users have been carelessly sharing… Computer security veterans…
Using public Wi-Fi - a Smashing Security splinter
Feb 13 • 21 min
The tricky problem of public Wi-Fi hotspots. In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss, and offer some advice and tips for computer users….
007: ASCII art attack
Feb 9 • 22 min
Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you? Computer security…
Email attachment malware - a Smashing Security splinter
Feb 8 • 18 min
Email attachment malware is the thorny topic tackled by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer in this “splinter” episode from the Smashing Security team. Listen to this before you click! Oh, and Carole…
Passwords - a Smashing Security splinter
Feb 7 • 13 min
Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this special “splinter” episode (or should it be a “shard”?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss…
006: A romantic ransomware hotel break
Feb 2 • 28 min
Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it’s not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers….
005: Upskirt insecurity
Jan 26 • 25 min
An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an “upskirt” website leaks its user data. Oh, and Vanja forces Graham…
004: You don’t mess with Brian Krebs
Jan 19 • 30 min
The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren’t the only ones who know your corporate passwords. Computer security…
003: Alexa! Get me an axe!
Jan 12 • 26 min
Donald Trump and *that* secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of…
002: Invest in carrier pigeons
Jan 5 • 22 min
Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology. Computer security veterans…
001: One cup, two hotel guests
Dec 26, 2016 • 27 min
We discuss discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course,…