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August 21, 2019
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app. 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/142 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Jack Rhysider.Sponsored By:Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs provides the world's first fully interactive, on-demand, and gamified cyber skills platform. Try it for free at immersivelabs.com/lite/ and drive down your organisation’s cyber risk while reducing training costs.LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Mercedes spies on drivers by secretly installing tracking devices in cars and passing information to bailiffs — The Sun.Three-unique-words 'map' used to rescue mother and child — BBC News.Rolling a Reliant Robin - Top Gear — YouTube.Ransomware Attack Affects Computers In 22 Towns In Texas — NPR.What Is A Smart City? — ComputerWorld.Access the latest smart city tenders — Bee Smart City.Hacking 20% of cars could freeze traffic in NYC, study finds — Smart Cities Dive.Lack of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Investments in Smart Cities will Seed the Future IoT Vulnerabilities — ABI research.Facebook to stop stalking you off-site - but only if asked — BBC News.Now You Can See and Control the Data That Apps and Websites Share With Facebook — Facebook News Room.Off-Facebook Activity: Control your information — Facebook.Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook.Amazon.com: Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse — Amazon.40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally — TED Blog.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
August 14, 2019
Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook? 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/141 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Dave Bittner.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Say Cheese: Ransomware-ing a DSLR Camera — Check Point Research.Ransomware on a DSLR Camera — YouTube.Security advisory for Canon digital cameras related to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication functions and firmware update functions — Canon.Black Hat Talk About ‘Time AI’ Causes Uproar, Is Deleted By Conference — Motherboard.Black Hat Attendees: Sponsored Session Was 'Snake Oil Crypto' — PC Magazine.Crown Sterling Presents: TIME AI — YouTube.Crown Sterling Issues Statement Regarding Recent Allegations Made at Black Hat 2019 — Business Wire.These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer — Motherboard.O.MG cable.Remain Seated Please - The Hoot and Chief Story (Epcot Horizons) — YouTube.The true story of the unauthorized, daredevil documentation of the Horizons ride at Disney World — Dangerous Minds.Bathtubs over Broadway — Netflix.Bathtubs over Broadway - Official Trailer — YouTube.The Amelia Project podcast.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
August 7, 2019
Is the PIN you use for your bank card secure? How did one woman get duped into giving a romance scammer $200,000? And Cloudflare and other online services take aim at a vile corner of the internet... 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/140 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Most Common iPhone Passcodes — Daniel Amitay.We’ve fixed an issue that meant we weren’t storing some customers’ PINs correctly — Monzo.500,000 Monzo banking customers told to change their PINs — Graham Cluley.Terminating Service for 8Chan — Cloudflare.8chan struggling to stay online after its alleged use by El Paso shooting suspect — CNN.Online dating apps and websites the most common way to meet — 9to5Mac.Woman says a man she met on Tinder swindled her out of $200K: 'He didn't just dump you, he never existed' — ABC News.Cyber Actors Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Fraud And Recruit Money Mules — Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).The Boys trailer — YouTube.The Boys — Amazon Prime.Camelcamelcamel.“Conviction,” Reviewed: A Bronx P.I. Pursues Justice, and Glory — The New Yorker.Conviction podcast — Gimlet.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
July 31, 2019
Capital One gets hacked, critical vulnerabilities are found in iMessage, and data anonymization may not be as good as we hope. But listen up, we also discuss the Legend of Zelda, a biography of tech giants, offer advice for escaping an angry moose, and are introduced to... Penelope? 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 'Penelope' Theriault, joined this week by technology broadcaster David McClelland. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/139 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David McClelland.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Woman arrested after Capital One hack spills personal info on 106 million — Tripwire.South Seattle woman arrested, charged in massive data breach of Capital One — The Seattle Times.Love Bug suspect speaks — BBC News speaks to the author of the Michael-B Word macro virus.United States vs Paige A Thompson (PDF)Ranji Sinha on Twitter: "Managed to get video of the raid in Seattle that lead to the arrest of Paige Thompson" — Twitter.Capital One Hit With First Class Action Over Security Breach — Bloomberg.Google reveals fistful of flaws in Apple's iMessage app — BBC News.Google researchers disclose vulnerabilities for 'interactionless' iOS attacks — ZDNet.Earn up to $200,000 as Apple *finally* launches a bug bounty — Graham Cluley.Look, No Hands! -- The Remote, Interaction-less Attack Surface of the iPhone — Black Hat USA 2019Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You — New York Times.Estimating the success of re-identifications in incomplete datasets using generative models — Nature.Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more — ZDNet.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Wikipedia.Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson — Simon & SchusterThe Innovators by Walter Isaacson — Simon & SchusterWhat knowledge might save your life one day? — Reddit.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
July 24, 2019
Logic bombs in Excel spreadsheets, how should we protect our brain data from big companies, and how did bizarre messages about Drill rap end up on the Metropolitan Police's Twitter account and website? 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 BJ Mendelson. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/138 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: B J Mendelson.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Tinley Consulting's website.The meaning and origin of 'Come a cropper'.Siemens contractor pleads guilty to planting logic bomb in company spreadsheets — ZDNet.Brain data regulation — Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.Monkey uses brain to control prothetic arm — YouTube.Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future — Wait But Why.Kernel is trying to hack the human brain - but neuroscience has a long way to go — The Verge.No, the Met Police wasn't hacked. But its Twitter account and website were hijacked — Graham Cluley.The war against rap: censoring drill may seem radical but it's not new — The Guardian.Katie Hopkins got her Twitter hacked - you had best continue ignoring her — Graham Cluley.Sorry for the Nazi spam from my Twitter account — Graham Cluley.Animated Knots by Grog.Expel your shallow human form and offer it up to new Garfield! — /r/imsorryjon on Reddit.Garfield minus Garfield.French inventor to attempt to cross Channel on jet-powered flyboard — The Guardian.Spider-Man vs Green Goblin — YouTube.'Like a damp towel on a line': the day Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire — The Guardian.B.J. Mendelson on Patreon.Smashing Security on Patron.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
July 17, 2019
Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody's account. 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/137 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:CTRL-ALT-LED: Leaking Data from Air-Gapped Computers Via Keyboard LEDs — IEEE.Academics steal data from air-gapped systems via a keyboard's LEDs — ZDNet.How I Could Have Hacked Any Instagram Account — The Zero Hack.How any Instagram account could be hacked in less than 10 minutes — Hot for Security.Takeru Kobayashi - hotdog-eating world record holder — Wikipedia.Smashing Security 092: Hacky sack hack hack.Porn pirating lawyer jailed for five years — BBC News.Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam — The Register.Prenda Law boss John Steele to miss 2020 Olympics... unless they show it in prison — The Register.InspiroBot.What football will look like in the future — (Maria says don't try to read it on your smartphone)The Life Of A Rock.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
July 10, 2019
Mac users of the Zoom video conferencing app are warned their webcams could be hijacked, security firms warn of how scammers are deepfaking audio to steal from businesses, and our guest owns up to the role he played in an Iranian cyberattack against US organisations. 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 Charl van der Walt. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/136 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Charl van der Walt.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Zoom Zero Day: 4+ Million Webcams & maybe an RCE? Just get them to visit your website!Zoom Mac flaw allows webcams to be hijacked - because they wanted to save you a click — Graham Cluley.USCYBERCOM Malware Alert on Twitter.CISA Statement on Iranian Cybersecurity Threats — Department of Homeland Security.Patch for Microsoft Outlook security vulnerability.U.S. Military Warns Outlook Users To Update Immediately Over Hack Linked To Iran — Forbes.U.S. Cyber Command Shares Malware via VirusTotal — SecurityWeek.Steve Buscemi Swapped On Jennifer Lawrence — YouTube.Fake voices 'help cyber-crooks steal cash' — BBC News.New AI deepfake app creates nude images of women in seconds — The Verge.Horrifying DeepNude App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click — Motherboard.Learn how to spot deepfake videos — Slate.507 Mechanical Movements.‘Born a Crime,’ Trevor Noah’s Raw Account of Life Under Apartheid — The New York Times.The global tree restoration potential — Science.How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees—lots of them — National Geographic.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)Support us on Patreon!
July 3, 2019
We take a bloodied baseball bat to Android malware, and debate the merits of a social media strike, as one of the team bites the bullet and buys a smart lock for the office. 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 Oli Skertchly. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/135 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Oli Skertchly.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:This scary game app is coming for your credentials — Wandera.App vetting: How do you measure the risk level of risky apps? — Wandera.The not so ultra lock — Pen Test Partners.Cat playing the flute — Twitter.Proposing a 'Declaration of Digital Independence' — Wired.Declaration of Digital Independence — Larry Sanger.@gcluley@infosec.exchange — Follow Graham on Mastodon.The Fediverse — Wikipedia.Apollo 11 in Real-time.Dark — Netflix.Amazon reviews of the Chillow cooling pillow.The Best Cooling Pillows for Night Sweats — Health.com.Oli Skertchly on Instagram.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
June 26, 2019
Scammers steal millions by impersonating a French politician, we offer fashion tips for DDoS attackers, and hear how a small town fought a sextortionist preying on young women. 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 Jessica Barker. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/134 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Jessica Barker.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Edgewise Networks: Edgewise is the industry's first zero-trust segmentation platform. It’s simple to use interface lets you stops data breaches by allowing only verified software to communicate within your cloud or data centre. Edgewise's data-centric approach makes micro-segmentation simpler and more secure. Learn more and get a free trial at edgewise.net.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Anonymous hacker exposed after dropping USB drive while throwing Molotov cocktail — ZDNet.18 maanden cel voor hacker die website Crelan en pizzeria plat legde — HLN.The fake French minister in a silicone mask who stole millions — BBC News.He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back — Wired.Childline — A counselling service for children and young people in the UK.Cyberbullying information — FTC.Information and resources to curb the growing problem of cyberbullying — National Crime Prevention Council.The Coddling of the American Mind.Depression, anxiety, suicide increase in teens and young adults, study finds — CBS News.Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer — Penguin Random House.Stay Tuned: The Laws of Language (with Ben Dreyer).The Defiant Ones (trailer) — YouTube.The Defiant Ones — HBO.myNoise.netNCSC CyberThreat 2019 (London, GB).Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
June 19, 2019
We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won't believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant. 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 James Thomson. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/133 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. "Chickens!" Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: James Thomson.Sponsored By:Edgewise Networks: Edgewise is the industry's first zero-trust segmentation platform. It’s simple to use interface lets you stops data breaches by allowing only verified software to communicate within your cloud or data centre. Edgewise's data-centric approach makes micro-segmentation simpler and more secure. Learn more and get a free trial at edgewise.net.MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Information about Cookies — ICO.All About Do Not Track.Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason — Macworld.Google Chrome privacy extension hasn't been updated for years — Graham Cluley.Tweet by Adam Rose — Twitter.Cookie Control plugin — Civic.China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State — Stephen McDonell, BBC News.DDoS attack that knocked Telegram secure messaging service offline — Tripwire.Inside China's 'thought transformation' camps — BBC News.Scan your TV to prevent malware — Samsung.Samsung Deletes Frightening Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses — Gizmodo.​Samsung: Here's how we're securing your smart TV — ZDNet.Is the CIA's Weeping Angel spying on TV viewers? — Graham Cluley.Samsung's Android Replacement Is a Hacker's Dream — Motherboard.All of the Mueller report’s major findings in less than 30 minutes — PBS NewsHour, YouTube.СтопХам - Урок географии — YouTube.Where Mimes Patrolled the Streets and the Mayor Was Superman — New York Times.Documentaries - watch free online documentaries — IHaveNoTV.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
June 12, 2019
United States Customs and Border Protection had sensitive data stolen, but the hackers didn't have to breach its network. Apple has ambitious plans to make iPhone users safer online. And trolls are using Twitter lists to target their victims. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the MULTI-AWARD-WINNING "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/132 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:Edgewise Networks: Edgewise is the industry's first zero-trust segmentation platform. It’s simple to use interface lets you stops data breaches by allowing only verified software to communicate within your cloud or data centre. Edgewise's data-centric approach makes micro-segmentation simpler and more secure. Learn more and get a free trial at edgewise.net.LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Smashing Security named the Best Security Podcast — Graham Cluley.U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers into and out of the country were recently taken in a data breach — Washington Post.Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online — The Register.US border cops confirm: Maker of America's license-plate, driver recognition tech hacked, camera images swiped — The Register.Tweet from Sam Soffes.Apple previews iOS 13 — Apple.Sign In with Apple human user interface guidelines — Apple.How trolls use Twitter lists to target and harass other users — CNBC.Trolls get tricky on Twitter with targeted harassment lists — Kim Komando.10 hours worth of the original Firestorm TV series (Japanese, with English subtitles) — YouTube.Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm Exclusive FULL Minisode — YouTube.Gerry Anderson's Firestorm — A brand new science fiction series from the creator of Thunderbirds (or, more precisely, his son).AITA — Reddit.Ecosia - the search engine that plants trees.Ecosia privacy policy and the data it collects.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
June 5, 2019
Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after you murder your podcast co-host? 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 aren't joined by a special guest this week. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/131 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceMetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:WannaCry ransomware hits systems worldwide — Graham Cluley.WannaCry - Who's to blame? — Smashing Security #021.Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 — Microsoft.A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm — Microsoft.Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw — Ars Technica.Almost One Million Vulnerable to BlueKeep Vuln (CVE-2019-0708) — Errata Security.Intense scanning activity detected for BlueKeep RDP flaw — ZDNet.Greatest Love Of All (Official Music Video) - Whitney Houston — YouTube.DeleteMe.Deseat.me.Removing Content From Google.I want to know how to go about deleting everything about myself online — Reddit.Remove yourself from the internet, hide your identity, and erase your online presence — ZDNet.Chernobyl Trailer — YouTube.The 23-Year-Old Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Journalism — The Atlantic.Undercover in an Insane Asylum: How a 23-Year-Old Changed Journalism — YouTube.Nellie Bly — Wikipedia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
May 30, 2019
You won't believe who had to report themselves to the data protection agency for a breach, or who has been sharing doctored videos of political rivals, or how much money you can make selling a laptop infected with malware... and how Carole gets her diva on. 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 aren't joined by a guest this week. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/130 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Final chance to vote for Smashing Security!Apple Podcasts New & Noteworthy, What’s Hot Sections Are Back — Kate Erickson.When selling security awareness training by email, probably a good shout not to hit 'reply all' — The Register.Ghostery Email Incident Update — Ghostery.NHS IT bod sends test email to 850k users – and then responses are sent 'reply all' — The Register.Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet — The Register.UK NHS 850k Reply-all email fail: State health service blames Accenture — The Register.BCC warning when emailing to many TO/CC recipients — SafeSend.SendGuard for Outlook.Privacywaakhond AP blundert met cc-knop — Computable.Tweet by Jeroen Terstegge.Canada Plans Fines for Tech Companies That Spread Disinformation — Motherboard.#DeleteFacebook: Twitter Users Urge People To Deactivate Accounts After Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Goes Viral — Newsweek.Half of European voters may have viewed Russian-backed ‘fake news’ — Politico.Inside Facebook's war room: the battle to protect EU elections — The Guardian.The Nancy Pelosi Videos Are Part of a Long GOP Campaign — The Atlantic.Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI — BBC News.The Persistence Of Chaos — Guo O Dong.Samantha-Antoinette Smith.Samantha Antoinette - Don't You Know Baby - Copenhagen Blues Festival 2016 — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
May 22, 2019
Don't hire a hacker, they might scam you! What works and what doesn't when it comes to protecting your email account? And China's controversial social credit system comes under the microscope. 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. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/129 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Vote for Smashing Security in the EU Security Blogger Awards"How to hack a Facebook account..." - how on earth to answer? — Graham Cluley.Hack for Hire: Exploring the Emerging Marketfor Account Hijacking — Report from University of California, San Diego and Google.Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds — ZDNet.New research: How effective is basic account hygiene at preventing hijacking — Google Online Security Blog.The complicated truth about China's social credit system — Wired.China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of 'social credit' system — The Guardian.Is China’s social credit system as Orwellian as it sounds? — MIT Technology Review.Opinion: Why India needs to be wary of China-style social credit ratings — LiveMInt.Mihail Tal vs. Vassily Smyslov // Sacrificial Maniac vs. Positional Maestro — YouTube.Outray Chess — YouTube.What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — A documentary film produced by 455 Films.DS9 Doc Heads To Uk & Ireland - List of Locations — TrekSphere.Joe Rogan — Wikipedia.Tesla’s Elon Musk smokes weed on Joe Rogan podcast, havoc ensues - Vox — Vox.Faux Rogan — Can you tell which are real or fake (Faux Rogan)?Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
May 15, 2019
A bad software update causes big headaches for Dutch police, but brings temporary freedom to criminals. SIM swaps are in the news again as fraudsters steal millions. And does your cloud photo storage service have a dirty little secret? 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 Rip Off Britain's David McClelland. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/128 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David McClelland.Sponsored By:Gartner: Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit, running from June 17-20 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, is the premier cybersecurity conference for CISOs, IT Security & Risk Professionals. Get the latest unbiased research and advice on cyber attacks, and emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, machine-learning and more. Visit smashingsecurity.com/gartner to find out more. Smashing Security listeners can save $350 off the standard registration rate by using the code "SMASHING". Promo Code: SMASHINGRecorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Vote for Smashing Security in the EU Security Blogger Awards Software update crashes police ankle monitors in the Netherlands — ZDNet.Irishman facing more than 100 years in US prison for alleged $2.5m cryptocurrency fraud — Independent.ieU.S. investor awarded $75 million in cryptocurrency crime case — Reuters.The SIM Swap Fix That the US Isn't Using — Wired.Everalbum Photo Organizing App — YouTube.Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent — NBC News.Everalbum Review — Good Housekeeping.OverSimplified — YouTube.CGP Grey — YouTube.The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained — YouTube.BBC One - Rip Off Britain, Series 11, Episode 3 — BBC iPlayer.All The Stations.Get a Spine! — This American Life.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
May 8, 2019
Israel strikes back at Hamas's hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners. 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 Malicious Life's Ran Levi. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/127 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Ran Levi.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Gartner: Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit, running from June 17-20 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, is the premier cybersecurity conference for CISOs, IT Security & Risk Professionals. Get the latest unbiased research and advice on cyber attacks, and emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, machine-learning and more. Visit smashingsecurity.com/gartner to find out more. Smashing Security listeners can save $350 off the standard registration rate by using the code "SMASHING". Promo Code: SMASHINGMetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:New Extortion Email Scam Threatens to Release Your Sex Tape — Bleeping Computer.Here's what an Ashley Madison blackmail letter looks like — Graham Cluley.Suicide and Ashley Madison — Graham Cluley.Israel bombs building containing alleged Hamas hackers — Graham Cluley.IDF says it thwarted a Hamas cyber attack during weekend battle — Times of Israel.Israel: Hamas Tried to Spy on Soldiers With Fake Dating Apps — Bloomberg.Ransomware attack on Israeli users fails miserably due to coding error — ZDNet.Michael Reeves on Twitter.A Robot That Picks Tomatoes Out of Your Salad — YouTube.A Robot That Shoots Energy Drink at You When You Get Tired — YouTube.Consumption of Tide Pods — Wikipedia.The Roomba That Screams When it Bumps Into Stuff — YouTube.This Person Does Not Exist.Have they faked me?Drugslab — YouTube.The Hows and Whys of Influencing People — Reddit.How Master Manipulators Conceal Their Intentions — Kletische.How to Win Friends and Influence People — Wikipedia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
May 1, 2019
What's the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man's Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website's name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar? 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 Naked Security's Mark Stockley. Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/126 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Mark Stockley.Sponsored By:Gartner: Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit, running from June 17-20 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, is the premier cybersecurity conference for CISOs, IT Security & Risk Professionals. Get the latest unbiased research and advice on cyber attacks, and emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, machine-learning and more. Visit smashingsecurity.com/gartner to find out more. Smashing Security listeners can save $350 off the standard registration rate by using the code "SMASHING". Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Fraudster poses as Jason Statham to steal victim's money — BBC News.Nine men arrested in United States for stealing millions through business email compromise and romance scams — Graham Cluley.Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Iranian Strategy — TechCrunch.Hackers Hit Google Palestine and Defaced the Front Page — Gizmodo.Gunpoint domain hijack turns out to have been a family affair — Naked Security.Jury Convicts Social Media Entrepreneur in Plot to Hijack Internet Domain — Department of Justice.Hamburglar strikes again, feasts on $2,000 in meals using customer's McDonald's app — CBC News.McDonalds UK TV Advert 1983 featuring Hamburglar — YouTube.How Animators Created the Spider-Verse | WIRED — YouTube.How 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Was Animated | Movies Insider — YouTube.Cool Math.IQ Ball — Carole's favourite game on Cool Math.CoolMath4Kids.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
April 24, 2019
WannaCry's "accidental hero" pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: John Hawes.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:"Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!" — Smashing Security episode 038, where we discussed the arrest of Marcus Hutchins.Marcus Hutchins plea agreement — PDFStatement from Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech)"Stick to the good side." — Marcus Hutchins on Twitter.The Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is hacked — Graham Cluley.Video of Nokia 9's fingerprint sensor failure — Decoded Pixel on Twitter.Nokia 9 buggy update lets anyone bypass fingerprint scanner with a pack of gum — ZDNet.Most hacked passwords revealed as UK cyber survey exposes gaps in online security — NCSC.Facebook hoovered up 1.5 million users' email contacts without permission... "unintentionally" — Graham Cluley.Facebook: we logged 100x more Instagram plaintext passwords than we thought — Naked Security.Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2): 8 things businesses needs to know — Information Age.Teen sues Apple over accusations of Apple Store thefts — 9to5MacStudent Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Blames Face-Recognition Tech for False Arrest — Insurance Journal.Thunderbirds - 50th Anniversary Specials — Century 21 filmsThunderbirds 1965 - Documentary — YouTube.Clash Royale: Enter the Arena.Oxfordshire Artweeks.Details of Carole and John's exhibition — Oxfordshire Artweeks.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
April 17, 2019
The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations? 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 Brian Honan. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Brian Honan.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Hacker from Russian crime group jailed for multi-million pound global blackmail conspiracy — NCA.The No More Ransom Project.Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro — Krebs on Security.Statement from Wipro Limited confirming security breach.TalkTalk phone scams: arrests made at Indian call center — Graham Cluley.How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach — Krebs on Security.
April 10, 2019
With Graham incapacitated, we drag an episode out from the archives. In this special "splinter" episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast from September 2017 we tackle the tricky subject of backups - When did you last backup your data? How and what should you backup? And where should you store them? Lots of questions and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression. All this and more is discussed in this edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Tina Turner - Private Dancer — YouTube.The Baranton Sisters foot juggling tables — YouTube.How to create a robust data backup plan (and make sure it works)How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — Apple Support.How to back up your Android phone or tablet: The ultimate guide — Android Central.Crashplan stops offering its consumer backup solutionCarbonite cloud backupBackblaze Online BackupMozy Cloud Storage & BackupAmazon GlacierCloudBerry Lab - Cross-Platform Cloud BackupSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
April 3, 2019
Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope. 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 @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Dave Bittner.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Is Office Depot diagnosing non-existent computer problems? — YouTube.Office Depot and Tech Support Firm Will Pay $35 Million to Settle FTC Allegations That They Tricked Consumers into Buying Costly Computer Repair Services — FTC.Alarming vulnerabilities in automotive security systems — The Cyberwire.Gone in six seconds? Exploiting car alarms — Pen Test Partners.The Landlord Wants Facial Recognition in Its Rent-Stabilized Buildings. Why? — New York Times.Brooklyn Landlord Wants To Install Facial Recognition Tech At Rent-Stabilized Complex — Gothamist.New key-less Moscow apartments use facial recognition to open doors and elevators — Achinect.Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems — MIT News.The woman who doesn't feel pain — BBC News.TVR Exploring — YouTube.Lost Dutchman's Gold — BBC Games Archive.Dirty John: The Dirty Truth — Netflix.A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John — Harper's Bazaar.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
March 28, 2019
An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:Mimecast: Grab your FREE Cybersecurity Awareness Training Kit from Mimecast, and share it throughout your company. Give your employees the information they need to make the best cybersecurity decisions. Get your free kit at smashingsecurity.com/mimecastSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Varmazis.gr - The hot sauce factory.This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It — Motherboard.A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data — TechCrunch.Popular family tracking app exposed real-time location data onto the internet – no password required — Hot for Security.Hosting Provider Finally Takes Down Spyware Leak of Thousands of Photos and Phone Calls — Motherboard.security.txt | A proposed standard which allows websites to define security policies.Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers — Motherboard.Operation ShadowHammer — Kaspersky.Shadow Hammer APT MAC Check.ASUS Settles FTC Charges That Insecure Home Routers and “Cloud” Services Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk — Federal Trade Commission.ASUSFourceUpdater.exe is trying to do some mystery update, but it won't say what... — Reddit.Asus implements fix for malware attack — Reuters.ASUS response to the recent media reports regarding ASUS Live Update tool attack by Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups.Passion for life: Self-expansion and passionate love across the life span — Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.So THAT'S Why Hotel Sex Is So Much Better Than At Home — Huffington Post.South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests — Reuters.Zach King magic tricks — YouTube.Killed by Google - The Google Graveyard & Cemetery.Outline - Read & annotate without distractions.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
March 21, 2019
Online drug dealers get busted due to poor OPSEC! People are still failing to wipe their USB sticks properly! A potential presidential candidate is outed as a former hacker! Flat Earthers! Pi! Empathy! 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 Paul Ducklin. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Paul Ducklin.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:'It's like Uber, but for weed': Meet the man who revolutionized Israel's pot trade — Haaretz.Israel Police arrest top members of Telegrass online drug ring — Haaretz.Sources: Telegrass head cooperating with police — YNet News.You left WHAT on that USB drive?! — Naked Security.Cult of the Dead Cow — Wikipedia.Back Orifice — Wikipedia.Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in America’s oldest hacking group — Reuters.Beto O’Rourke acknowledges involvement with hacking group as teen — The Texas Tribune.Behind the Curve.Behind the Curve - Official Release Trailer — YouTube.Serious Security: What we can all learn from PiDay — Naked Security.Drawabox — A free, exercise based approach to learning the fundamentals of drawing.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
March 14, 2019
A $150 million mansion is hijacked online, Brits will soon have to scan their passport to watch internet porn, and are organisations right to pay up when hit by ransomware? 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 technology broadcaster David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David McClelland.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Mimecast: Grab your FREE Cybersecurity Awareness Training Kit from Mimecast, and share it throughout your company. Give your employees the information they need to make the best cybersecurity decisions. Get your free kit at smashingsecurity.com/mimecastSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:What Is a Zillow Zestimate? — YouTube.Zillow sued over hacked listing of $150 million California mansion — Chicago Tribune.The Headington Shark, Oxford.UK Digital Economy Act 2017 — Legislation.gov.uk.AgeID | Your Access to the World of Age-Restricted Websites.CleanBrowsing DNS. — Free DNS Parental Control, DNS Filter and Web filter.Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind — YouTube.Rural Jackson County, Georgia. recovering from ransomware attack — StateScoop.Georgia county pays a whopping $400,000 to get rid of a ransomware infection — ZDNet.Confidential report: Atlanta's cyber attack could hit $17 million — Atlanta Journal-Constitution.EmojiTetra (@EmojiTetra) on Twitter.Emoji Snake Game (@EmojiSnakeGame) on Twitter.The Butterfly Effect — Podcast with Jon Ronson.So You've Been Publicly Shamed — Amazon.com.How old do I look?Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
March 7, 2019
Twerking robot assistants, an app from Saudi Arabia that lets men track women, and a gnarly skiing security snarl-up! Oh, and find out how a didgeridoo could change your life and that of your loved ones. 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 technology journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Geoff White.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:A Jibo twerking — YouTube.Tweet by Dylan Martin about Jibo — Twitter.After Being Sold to a VC Firm, this $899 IoT Robot Will Soon Brick Itself — Motherboard.Your $350 Nike self-lacing sneakers aren't as smart as you hoped — Graham Cluley.Absher app — Wikipedia.Apple and Google Urged to Dump Saudi App That Lets Men Track Women — New York Times.Hacking ski helmet audio — Pen Test Partners.That's a nice ski speaker you've got there. Shame if it got pwned — The Register.Fleabag is back - and she's found religion — BBC News.Fleabag — BBC iPlayer.Jill Abramson: Ex-New York Times editor accused of plagiarism — BBC News.Password advice. Don't tell people to not reuse passwords. You might get a letter from this guy's solicitors... — Twitter.Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back — Amazon.com.Play the Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea and Snoring Relief — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
February 28, 2019
Why is Tampa's mayor tweeting about blowing up the airport? Are hackers trying to connect with you via LinkedIn? And has Maria succeeded in her attempt to survive February without Facebook? All this and much much more in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis. Plus, after last week's discussion about the legal battle between Mondelez and Zurich Insurance, we have a chat with security veteran Martin Overton to take a deeper look into cyberinsurance. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Martin Overton.Sponsored By:Mimecast: Grab your FREE Cybersecurity Awareness Training Kit from Mimecast, and share it throughout your company. Give your employees the information they need to make the best cybersecurity decisions. Get your free kit at smashingsecurity.com/mimecastLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Pornography, racism and threats of missile attack fill Tampa mayor's Twitter feed during hack — WTSP News.How to use the Teams feature on TweetDeck — Twitter.I Blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple — Gizmodo.Half Of U.S. Employees Are Actively Searching For A New Job — Forbes.Fake Jobs: Campaigns Delivering More_eggs Backdoor via Fake Job Offers — Proofpoint.Perfect night in — A podcast by Neil Perryman.Tetris® 99 for Nintendo Switch — Nintendo.Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness — The Independent.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
February 21, 2019
How would you track someone who owed you money? What was the colossal flaw Facebook left on its website for anyone to exploit and hijack accounts? And what excuse are insurance companies giving for not paying victims of the NotPetya malware millions of dollars? 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 Joe Carrigan of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Joe Carrigan.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:In first such case, Chinese police arrest hacker for selling tracking app to debt collectors — Global Times.Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal — Urban Dictionary."I just had to download a software update for my shoes" — Thread from @GK3 on Twitter.Marty McFly Gets Power Laces — YouTube.Nike Adapt BB Self-Lacing Shoe — SneakerNews.Here's Why the Nike Adapt BB Is Worth $350 — YouTube.Facebook CSRF protection bypass which leads to Account Takeover — Samm0uda.Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide — The Register.The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History — Wired.A Moment of Truth for Cyber Insurance — Lawfare.Manufacturers Remain Slow to Recognize Cybersecurity Risks — New York Times.UK and US blame Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack — BBC News.thispersondoesnotexist.com.This website uses AI to generate faces of people who don't exist — Mashable.ESPN+Trevor Moore: The Story of Our Times - "My Computer Just Became Self Aware" — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
February 14, 2019
Is two factor authentication such a pain in the rear end that it's costing the economy millions? Do you feel safe having a Google Nest in your home? And don't get caught by a catfisher this Valentine's Day. 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 B J Mendelson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: B J Mendelson.Sponsored By:Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Hello by Lionel Richie — YouTube.Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time — Apple Insider.Brodsky versus Apple, alleging that two-factor authentication is abusive to users — Class action complaint.'Why are you looking at me? I see you watching me.' Smart devices like Nest getting hacked in digital home invasions — Chicago Tribune.8-year-old 'scared to death' after hacked Nest security camera warns of missile attack — Bitdefender.Letter in The Times, "Alexa gets fired up" — Reddit.Diana Rigg — Wikipedia.Scam alert: £50 million lost to romance and online dating scams — Which?17 Of The Most Insane Catfish Stories That Will Make You Cringe — Buzzfeed.How Expensive Are Catfishing Scams? See Where Your State Ranks — High Speed Internet.It's National Catfish Day, So Here Are 8 Bizarre Catfishing Stories To Remind You That Sometimes The Internet Is A Blackhole Of Awful — Bustle.How Long to Read — HowLongToReadThis.com.How Long to Read The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition — HowLongToReadThis.com.Music telling someone to get off the stage at the Grammy Awards — YouTube.B J Mendelson's "A Christmas Carol"The Sopranos — HBO.Soul Mates — What If?Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)Smashing Security on Reddit.
February 7, 2019
Jack Rhysider from the "Darknet Diaries" podcast joins us to chat about his interview with the elusive Hacker Giraffe, how a death is preventing cryptocurrency investors from reaching their money, and how 'beauty camera' apps are redirecting users to phishing websites and stealing their selfies. 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 Jack Rhysider of the "Darknet Diaries" podcast. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Jack Rhysider.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:This hypnotist helps people recover lost bitcoin passwords — CNBC.Good News! You Are a Bitcoin Millionaire. Bad News! You Forgot Your Password — Wall Street Journal.Quadriga CX announces the death of their CEO Gerald Cotten — Facebook.Set Up and Manage Emergency Access — LastPass.What is the Emergency feature and how to use it? — Dashlane.Inactive Account Manager — Google.Banks Hate Crypto In Canada: QuadrigaCX Exchange Sees $28M Frozen — NewsBTC.QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows — Coindesk.John Darwin ("Canoe man") disappearance case — Wikipedia.Is it ever acceptable for a journalist to hack into somebody else’s email? — Naked Security.Hacker Giraffe — Darknet Diaries podcast.The PewDiePie Hackers: Could hacking printers ruin your life? — BBC News.Smashing Security on Hacker Giraffe's printer hacking exploits.Behind the apps: Why we want to look different online — BBC News.Various Google Play 'Beauty Camera' Apps Send Users Pornographic Content, Redirect Them to Phishing Websites and Collect Their Pictures — Trend Micro.Mr. Puzzle — YouTube.Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat — Amazon.Everything That Will Kill You... From A to Z — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
January 31, 2019
A FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you before you answer the phone, Facebook's Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan. 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 from AMTSO. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: John Hawes.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Smashing Security on Reddit.Apple has a huge privacy ad at CES 2019 — CNBC.Apple races to fix FaceTime bug that lets you spy on someone *before* they pick up your call — Graham Cluley.Tweet about teen who found FaceTime issue — Tweet from MGT7.iPhone Facetime Hack (EMBARRASSING!) Caught Slippin — YouTube (NSFW).A discussion with Nick Clegg — Facebook Brussels.Facebook pledges to do more on self-harm — BBC News.World Happiness Report — Wikipedia.2020 Olympics: Japanese chains scrap porn magazines — BBC News. Japan’s Cybersecurity Strategy (PDF).Govt. to access home devices in security survey — NHK.Japan plans to hack into millions of its citizens’ connected devices — MIT Technology Review.Alphaville - Big In Japan (Official Music Video) — YouTube.Teletext — YouTube.Teletext generator — Teletext the World.The teletext versions of Graham, Carole, and John Hawes — Twitter.Cosmic Eye — YouTube.ChronoZoom.Putting Time In Perspective — Wait But Why.Cows: Small Or Far Away? | Father Ted — YouTube.Jonathan Pie's American Pie — BBC Three.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
January 24, 2019
Business email compromise evolves to target your company's payroll, how the world's largest gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum, and are internet giants feeling the heat yet over data security? 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 people hacker Jenny Radcliffe. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Jenny Radcliffe.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Smashing Security on RedditBusiness Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI — Bitdefender.The 2 Investigators: Theft By 'Business Email Compromise' — YouTube.The Secret of My Success Soundtrack - "Oh yeah" by Yello — YouTube.How one company lost $44 million through an email scam — Tripwire.BEC Gangs Focus on Executives for Payroll Diversion Scams — Agari.Daring robbery: Rare gold coin worth millions stolen from Berlin’s Bode Museum — YouTube.Trial begins for 4 accused in gold coin heist — CBC.Four men go on trial for giant gold coin heist from Berlin museum — The Guardian.The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against Google — CNIL.Portuguese hospital appeals GDPR fine — IT Governance blog.German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach — We Live Security.First GDPR fine issued by Austrian data protection regulator — Freshfields Digital.F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines — The New York TImes.The Office Quest Game.Office Quest - Nintendo Switch Official Trailer — YouTube.Radioactive wild boars rampaging around Fukushima nuclear site — The Independent.Maniac — Netflix.Waking Up Podcast #145 - The Information War — Sam Harris.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
January 17, 2019
Why a business spat resulted in Liberia falling off the internet, how the US Government shutdown is impacting website security, and the perplexing world of extreme IoT devices. 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 Zoë Rose. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Zoë Rose.Sponsored By:Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Mirai Botnet DDoS (Sky News) — YouTube.Massive Cyber Attack Knocks Out Access To Websites (CNBC) — YouTube.Download the Mirai source code, and you can run your own IoT botnet — Graham Cluley.The makers of the Mirai IoT-hijacking botnet are sentenced — Tripwire State of Security.Danny Kaye — Wikipedia."Wonderful Copenhagen" — Danny Kaye from the movie "Hans Christian Andersen".International hacker-for-hire jailed for cyber attacks on Liberian telecommunications provider — National Crime Agency.Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS — Krebs on Security.Liberian ISP sues rival for hiring hacker to attack its network — ZDNet..gov security falters during U.S. shutdown — Netcraft.TLS Certificates for Many .gov Domains Not Renewed Due to Government Shutdown — Security Week.Owlet.Snuza.These ‘extreme baby monitors’ claim to track your child’s breathing, heartbeat and every movement — MarketWatch.Fisher-Price’s wearable baby monitor is an unreliable rash machine — Engadget.Threema - Seriously secure messaging.Africa by Toto to play 'for all eternity' in Namib desert — YouTube.Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop 'down in Africa' — BBC News."The Brain: The Story of You" by David Eagleman — Amazon."The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure" by Greg Lukianoff — Amazon.How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus — The Atlantic.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
January 10, 2019
Twitter and the not-so-ethical hacking of celebrity accounts, study discovers how you can pay someone to quit Facebook for a year, and the millions of dollars you can make from uncovering software vulnerabilities. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:Recorded Future: For anyone who is baffled by threat intelligence, and the benefits that it can bring to your company, this is the book for you. "The Threat Intelligence Handbook" is an easy-to-read guide will help you understand why threat intelligence is an essential part of every organisation's defence against the latest cyber attacks. Download it for free at smashingsecurity.com/intelligenceLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Dad pays girl $200 to give up Facebook — YouTube.How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it — PLOS.Being paid to quit Facebook — Graham Cluley.This account has been hijacked (temporarily)! — Insinia.Security firm hijacks high-profile Twitter accounts — BBC News.'Serious' Twitter flaw allows hackers to post on other people's accounts — Computer Weekly.Twitter is Broken — The AntiSocial Engineer.About Twitter's SMS PIN feature — Twitter.How to Tweet via text message — Twitter.Earn $2,000,000 by remotely jailbreaking an iPhone — Graham Cluley.Zerodium Offers $2 Million for iOS Hacks, $1 Million for Chat App Exploits — Security Week.Life as a bug bounty hunter: a struggle every day, just to get paid — MIT Technology Review.Yahoo changes bug bounty policy following 't-shirt gate' — ZDNet.Equifax Was Warned — Motherboard.Remove Background from Image - remove.bg.'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo' Is a Quiet Delight — The Atlantic.Tidying Up with Marie Kondo | Official Trailer — YouTube.Bear Brook podcast.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
December 20, 2018
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos. 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 Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Dave Bittner.Sponsored By:Smashing Security: We're sponsoring ourselves this week! Get in touch at studio@smashingsecurity.com if you're interested in partnering with us for a future episode of the show.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:PewDiePie printer hackers strike again — BBC News.ASCII art attack — Smashing Security episode 007.TheHackerGiraffe — Patreon.Buying PewDiePie a $1M Billboard in Times Square! — YouTube.I Bought Every Billboard In My City For This — YouTube.PewDiePie Billboards in INDIA | T-Series vs PewDiePie — YouTube.WSJ website defaced by PewDiePie fan in ongoing YouTube subscribers battle — ZDNet.Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts — Wall Street Journal.TheHackerGiraffe comments on WSJ defacement — Twitter.Cockwomble definition — Urban Dictionary.The Wombles Season 1 — YouTube.YouTube is reading text in users’ videos — Naked Security.Google is Scanning for (and Crawling) URLs in Your Private YouTube Videos — Austin Burk.Santa's Little Helpers — Reddit.Posts about Christmas Grinches — Reddit.You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch — Flearoy.Paul McCartney at O2 Arena, London — YouTube.Ronnie Wood praised by fans as he catches TUBE home after joining Paul McCartney on stage — Daily Mail.Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke — YouTube.Wild Thing podcast.Analysis, The Replication Crisis — BBC Radio Four.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
December 13, 2018
The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei's CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps. 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 guests Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure and technology journalist Geoff White. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guests: Geoff White and Mikko Hyppönen.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Three years in jail for teenager who spammed out school bomb threats, and made hoax call about hijacked plane — Graham Cluley.Schools bomb hoaxes: Bodycam shows George Duke-Cohan arrest — BBC News.Bomb Threat Hoaxer, DDos Boss Gets 3 Years — Krebs on Security.Estonian DDoS revenge worm crafter jailed — The Register.Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China — Vancouver Star.Bad news for scammers. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail — Graham Cluley.Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse — BBC News.Alibaba already has a voice assistant way better than Google’s — MIT Technology Review.Making a Murderer — Netflix.Making a Murderer lawyer Kathleen Zellner is true crime's new star — BBC News.Rebutting a Murderer podcast — Spreaker.DOOM (Shareware Episode) — Internet Archive.Doom (1993 video game) — Wikipedia.Points of Egress — Love + Radio.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
December 6, 2018
Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won't believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military. 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 ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Zoë Rose.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Military criminal investigative organizations crack down on sextortion ring targeting service members — NCIS.Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead — WeLIveSecurity.Mastercard, Microsoft to Advance Digital Identity Innovations — Mastercard press release.China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone — The Atlantic.Mastercard and Microsoft to jointly develop universal digital ID technology — IT Pro.A Victorian point and click adventure game — Bertram Fiddle.Bertram Fiddle: A Bleaker Predicklement Trailer — YouTube.Oura Ring sleep and activity tracker.Learn how Oura ring works.Marriott warns of hack. 500 million Starwood hotel guests' personal data could be exposed — Graham Cluley.Marriott breach: What to do when hackers steal your passport number — CNet.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
November 29, 2018
How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas? 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. And don't miss our special bonus interview about passwords with Rachael Stockton of LastPass, sponsors of this week's show. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guests: Maria Varmazis and Rachael Stockton.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:A new bank scam using Google Maps loophole — The Hindu.Google’s sorry that this crudely offensive image of the Apple logo turned up in Maps — The Washington Post.‘Edwards Snow Den’ infiltrates the White House on Google Maps — The Washington Post.The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website to Unmask a Cybercriminal — Motherboard.what3words | Addressing the world.When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website — Graham Cluley.Fingerlings — YouTube.Lawmakers introduce bill to stop bots from ruining holiday shopping — CNET.The Internet Arcade.Alley Cat — The Internet Arcade.On November 26th, a mole will land on Mars — The Oatmeal.Why did Apple remove the iPhone headphone jack? — Fast Company.A simple, cheap and very reliable solution for phones without headphone jack — Reddit.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
November 22, 2018
Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma. 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 Jessica Barker. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Jessica Barker.Sponsored By:Smashing Security: We're sponsoring ourselves this week! Get in touch at studio@smashingsecurity.com if you're interested in partnering with us for a future episode of the show.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:How I Went From Tesla Delivery Hell To Tesla Giving Me Control Of Their Site Forums With Over 1.5 Million Tesla Account Contacts — DansDeals.com.Customer Complains About Tesla Forums, Tesla Accidentally Gives Him Control Over Them — Motherboard.A Guy Emailed 246 Nicoles Trying To Find The One He Met At A Bar And Now They're All Friends — Buzzfeed News.Facebook exodus: 44 percent of American users ages 18-29 have deleted app — CNBC.How Facebook employees reacted to NYT report on leadership, scandals — Business Insider.Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis — New York Times.Facebook’s top execs ‘make tobacco executives look like Mister Rogers’ — Recode.Facebook Morale, Hurt by Share Drop, Suffers Another Hit — Bloomberg.“I Hope It Cracks Who She Is Wide Open”: Inside Silicon Valley, Many Have Long Known Sheryl Sandberg Isn’t a Saint — Vanity Fair.Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals — TechCrunch.The Beatles - Glass Onion (2018 Mix) — YouTube.The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Edition — The Beatles.American Animals.Krissy Brierre-Davis (@krissys_kitchen) — Twitter.iPhone hack: Thousands of people just discovered the 'life-changing' space bar trick — The Independent.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
November 15, 2018
Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again...? Oh, and the subject of erasable pens comes up again. 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 Scott Helme. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Scott Helme.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Cinema Chain Sees Bad Movie Script Play Out As It Loses Millions In Email Scam — Martijn Grooten writes on Forbes.Internet con men ripped off Pathe NL for €19m in sophisticated fraud — DutchNews.nl.Court documents describing the scam — It's in Dutch. Don't ask us to translate it.Tweet from InfoSecSherpa describing diabolical phishing test.BBC Click on Twitter: "Could you be paying for things using just your hand?" — Scott Helme is filmed getting an implant.The future prospects of embedded microchips in humans as unique identifiers: the risks versus the rewards (PDF) — University of Wollongong, Australia.Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips — The Guardian.I, Tonya trailer — YouTube.Rocketbook.Introducing Rocketbook Everlast — YouTube.Bohemian Rhapsody Performed in 42 Styles — YouTube.Open Culture.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
November 8, 2018
One travel blogger finds you don't have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations. 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 Naked Security's Mark Stockley. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Mark Stockley.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Kylie Jenner — Instagram.Hacker, angry over unpaid $200, deletes Abu Dhabi-based travel blogger's account — Gulf News.Of Travels & Tales — Delaine Maria D’Costa's blog.Delaine Maria D’Costa's Instagram accountIG hacked! — Delaine Maria D’Costa posts an Instagram story about how she was hacked.Instagram finally supports third-party authentication apps for greater account security — Graham Cluley.Spooky miasmic gas bricks hospital iPhones (mwah ha ha ha) — Naked Security.MRI disabled every iOS device in facility — Reddit.Voting Machine Manual Instructed Election Officials to Use Weak Passwords — Motherboard.After failed hacking attempt SoS launches investigation into Georgia Democratic party — Press release on Secretary of State's website (which, by the way, doesn't use HTTPS).Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign home stretch — BBC News.The Cybersecurity 202: Brian Kemp's hacking allegations highlight the challenges of preserving voter confidence — The Washington Post.Georgia governor’s race roiled by election security charges — Associated Press.Elections security: Federal help or power grab? — Politico (2016).Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn't Exist — ProPublica.The Erasable Pen - Pilot Frixion - Gear for Back to School — YouTube.FriXion Family by PilotSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari — We're not listing the Pick of the Week Mark eventually chose as it's too rude.Isle of Dogs movieSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
November 1, 2018
Who deserves to die in a driverless car crash? Who has been sniffing around the Girl Scouts' email account? And just how long would it take for a geologist to visit 9,000 adult web pages? 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 journalist and "Friends" fan Dan Raywood. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Dan Raywood.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Self-Driving Cars: The Ethical Dilemma — YouTube.Moral Machine — A platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving cars.Moral Machine - Human Perspectives on Machine Ethics — YouTube.Girl Scouts' personal information affected by recent data breach — ABC30.Girl Scouts Alerted to Possible Data Breach — Infosecurity Magazine.Where does Girl Scout cookie money go? — SAS Learning Post.
October 24, 2018
A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Robber contacts victim on Facebook to apologize, Reading police say — Reading EagleMaria Varmazis spots a promoted, verified scam tweet — TwitterWhy is Elon Musk promoting this Bitcoin scam? (He’s not) — Naked SecurityTwitter thought Elon Musk's bizarre tweets were evidence he'd been hacked — Graham CluleyHack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data — Ars TechnicaWife Lovers website snapshot — Wayback MachineFriends Reunited — WikipediaThe Beano — WikipediaFormer CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises — YouTubeWhat Makes ‘The Good Place’ So Good? — The New York TimesThe Good Place Season 1 Trailer — YouTubeTrolley problem — WikipediaIRL Glasses Block All the Screens Around You — WiredIRL Glasses - Glasses that Block Screens by Ivan Cash — KickstarterSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
October 17, 2018
Yes, Smashing Security has reached its 100th episode! Despite our celebratory mood, we don't forget to take a look at the security stories of the last week - including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees. All this and much more is discussed in this very special 100th edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:The very first episode of Smashing Security: "One cup, two hotel guests" — Sorry about the poor audio quality. Turns out we got better...Yale UK announces some "unplanned network maintenance" — TwitterYale UK's network maintenance isn't going well — TwitterCllr Steve Wortley is not very happy with Yale UK — TwitterBeth is not impressed with Yale UK either — TwitterKirstie Pendry doesn't fancy waking her entire street at 5am — TwitterYale Smart Home Borkage: Server Issues Cause Alarm App Fail — Computer Business ReviewYale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works — The RegisterHundreds of 'smart' locks bricked by flubbed remote update — Graham CluleyHotel guests locked in their rooms by ransomware? It doesn't make sense — Graham Cluley71% of Tinder users say political differences are a deal breaker — MSNBCNew Dating App for Trump Supporters Seeks to ‘Make America Date Again’ — NewsweekThe ‘Donald Daters’ Trump Dating App Exposed Its Users’ Data — MotherboardDonald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data — TechcrunchHow I “found” the database of the Donald Daters AppRobert Baptiste's video of Donald Daters vulnerability — TwitterBlue Peter — WikipediaTony Walsh's beautiful tribute to Blue Peter will give you goosebumps — CBBC on TwitterJanet Ellis — WikipediaSophie Ellis-Bextor — WikipediaTony Walsh's performance of 'This Is The Place' at the Manchester attack vigil — YouTubeA Scary Time by Lynzy Lab — YouTubeSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
October 10, 2018
With Carole in the wilds of Canada, and Graham knee-deep in a security conference in Glasgow, we drag an episode out from the archives of February 2017 - looking at the thorny subject of passwords. Join computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and Vanja Švajcer as they offer some advice and tips for computer users. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Vanja Švajcer.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGLastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
October 3, 2018
Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party's conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek. 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. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Maria Varmazis.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:Our Podcast Awards trophy acceptance video — Even though we didn't actually win, we still thought you might like to see it.Virus Bulletin conference, Montreal — Say "Hi" to Carole if you see her there.Everything that went wrong during Theresa May’s 2017 conference speech - YouTubeDie Hard on the One Show - Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe - YouTubeConservative Party conference app reveals MPs' numbers - BBC NewsThe Tories Say They Were "Let Down" By A Conference App Platform After It Allowed Access To The Personal Numbers Of Hundreds Of MPsConference apps are crap and (mostly) pointlessSecurity Update – Facebook NewsroomThe Facebook Security Meltdown Exposes Way More Sites Than FacebookInvestigating sources of PII used in Facebook’s targeted advertising (PDF) — Research from Northeastern University.Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact InformationYou Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads — The EFF is not impressed.The The One Show Show on iTunesmanwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) on TwitterTiburn Enterprise Star Trek PC at Lenovo Tech World 2018 - YouTubeLenovo Sets Computer to Stun, Unveils Star Trek Enterprise PCSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
September 26, 2018
Why was Zoho's website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States? 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 @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: Dave Bittner.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:Update on Zoho Services Disruption - Zoho BlogZoho CEO Sridhar Vembu asks for help on TwitterWhoa – oh no, Zoho: Domain name no-show deals CRM biz, 40m punters a crushing blowDomain registrar oversteps taking down Zoho domain, impacts over 30Mil usersBlackvue Dash-Cams Broadcasting Live Video and GPS of Your Car PUBLICLY by DEFAULT! - YouTubeTim Woodruff's tweet about BlackVue dash camsYes, It’s Bad. Robocalls, and Their Scams, Are SurgingYouMail - Robocall Index4.2 Billion Robocalls in August Set All-Time Record for YouMail Robocall IndexDoes Local Presence Dialing Really Work?National Do Not Call RegistryThe Robocall Nightmare Is Getting WorseUS Court Finds Anti-Robocall Rule Made Nearly Every Smartphone User a CriminalStop Unwanted Robocalls and Texts - FCCLeatherman Micra 10-in-1 Multi-ToolTechmoan - YouTubeThe Guild of Ambience - YouTube Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
September 19, 2018
Amazon staff are being bribed to delete negative reviews and leak data, deepfakes are getting more dangerous, an update on John McAfee's bitcoin bet, and our guest gets a shock... 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 (for a while at least) by David Bisson. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David Bisson.Sponsored By:Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:'Pull your finger out' - the phrase's meaning and originAmazon Investigates Employees Leaking Data for Bribes - WSJAmazon staff said to be taking bribes to leak dataCrooked firms bribe customers with free gifts to leave fake reviewsSmashing Security 063: Carole's back! (where Maria Varmazis discusses deepfakes)Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop New Deepfake MethodTransferring One Video Into the Style of Another - YouTubeThe Secret to Detecting Deep Fakes Is in the Eye BlinksReddit bans ‘deepfakes’ AI porn communitiesBitcoin Price Prediction TrackerSerious Eats: The Destination for DeliciousJoyofBaking.comHow to cook the perfect ... Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
September 12, 2018
Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro's apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort's daughter wants Twitter to remove a link. 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 David Emm of Kaspersky Lab. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David Emm.Sponsored By:MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:A Deceitful 'Doctor' in the Mac App StoreAlert: Adware Doctor stealing your files - YouTube videoApps that steal users' browser histories kicked out of the Mac App storeTrend Micro apologises after Mac apps found scooping up users' browser historyBritish Airways hacked - customer data and details of 380,000 card payments stolenThe British Airways Breach: How Magecart Claimed 380,000 VictimsBritish Airways hack: Infosec experts finger third-party scripts on payment pagesLaw firm launches £500 million group action over British Airways hackBritish Airways Fly The Flag We'll Take More Care Of You 1979 UK Advert - YouTubeHacked texts from family of former Trump campaign manager surface on the dark webManafort's Daughter's Lawyers Pressured Twitter to Delete Links to Hacked Text MessagesWikileaks Refused To Publish Manafort Family Texts, So Someone Else DidAirHelpHow Employing Autistic People Can Help Stop Cyber-AttacksMcFadden's Cold War (@Coldwar_Steve) on TwitterWhen Phil Mitchell met Trump: Coldwar Steve and his Brexit Britain mashupsNoel Edmonds - WikipediaSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
September 6, 2018
What's the danger when browser extensions go bad? Is Twitter sharing your online status a boon for stalkers? And which of the show's hosts is going to admit to cheating in their exams? 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 technology journalist David McClelland. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Special Guest: David McClelland.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.Support Smashing SecurityLinks:MEGA.nz Chrome extension caught stealing passwords, cryptocurrency private keysSecurity warnings for MEGA Chrome extension usersTwitter testing new feature that reveals when you're online... Who other than stalkers actually wants this?Giving social networking back to you - The Mastodon ProjectGraham Cluley on MastodonPhotomath - Camera calculatorTechnology Gives Students Innovative Tools for CheatingStudents’ cheating takes a high-tech turnMicrosoft Education: Take a Test - YouTubeRequired to install school malware on my personal computer - RedditThe Lord of the Rings (1978 film) - WikipediaRotoscoping - WikipediaTower – Official Trailer - YouTubeTower - NetflixCone - Live Color PickerThe dress - WikipediaA professor and his son-in-law came up with a brilliant invention to slash water use by 98% – Ikea is already a partnerAltered:CompanyAltered:Nozzle - YouTubeSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
August 29, 2018
How do fraudsters exploit abandoned domains to steal your company's secrets? How can you better protect your privacy when looking for love online? And who has the longest arms in the animal kingdom? 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 were joined briefly by a man in a wind tunnel for this episode. Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or visit our website for more episodes. Remember: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app, to catch all of the episodes as they go live. Thanks for listening! Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language. Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan. Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.Sponsored By:LastPass: LastPass Enterprise simplifies password management for companies of every size, with the right tools to secure your business with centralized control of employee passwords and apps. But, LastPass isn’t just for enterprises, it’s an equally great solution for business teams, families and single users. Go to lastpass.com/smashing to see why LastPass is the trusted enterprise password manager of over 33 thousand businesses.MetaCompliance: People are the key to minimizing your Cyber Security risk posture. MetaCompliance makes this easier by providing a single platform for Phishing, Cybersecurity training, Policy, Privacy and Incident management. Go to smashingsecurity.com/metacompliance Promo Code: SMASHINGSupport Smashing SecurityLinks:What do the drsolomon.com and sands.co.uk domains look like now?Hacking law firms with abandoned domain namesFraudsters Can Access Sensitive Information from Abandoned DomainsHave I Been Pwned: Domain searchJohn and Lorena BobbittHe Used Tinder to Hunt the Women He Raped and Killed, Police SayMissing Paperwork Got Him Out of Jail. Then, Police Say, He Raped and KilledMan jailed after attempting to rob man he met on dating appSearch for images with reverse image searchSwytch lets you use up to five 'burner' UK phone numbers from a single deviceSmashing Security 072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?A Hacker's Guide to Protecting Your Privacy While Dating How to Protect Your Privacy While Online DatingGibbons have the longest arms relative to body size of any primateBomb Chicken Teaser Trailer - YouTubeBomb Chicken for Nintendo SwitchFortnite fury over how Google handled its security holeThe Godless Spellchecker podcastSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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