38 episodes

We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are.

Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

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    • Technology

We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are.

Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

    Gone Phishin’

    Gone Phishin’

    Phishing scams that disguise malware or malicious intent in messages are extremely common. Just how do hackers keep reeling in victims? On this episode, we learn exactly how phishing works from the hacker’s perspective, and cast a phishing line of our own.

    • 37 min
    Porch Piracy

    Porch Piracy

    The more people shop online, the more thieves swipe packages. Are smart padlocks a secure solution? Or can they be cracked open by hackers? On this episode, Geoff joins the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team for some technical porch piracy.

    • 29 min
    False Charges

    False Charges

    It's always stressful when your phone's battery is low, but are some charging stations and USB cables dangerous to plug into? On this episode of “Hackable?” Geoff finds out just how much damage a hacker can do if you charge your phone with a secretly sinister cable.

    • 30 min
    Who's Watching

    Who's Watching

    Streaming devices make dumb TVs smart and smart TVs, well, smarter. But does that mean that a hacker can hijack your binge-watching? We invite white-hat Craig Young back on the show to learn whether there’s anything particularly vulnerable about these popular smart boxes and sticks.

    • 30 min
    Darknet Diaries Presents: Project Raven

    Darknet Diaries Presents: Project Raven

    Check out this episode from one of our favorite podcasts, “Darknet Diaries”. It’s a fascinating look at how someone becomes a cyber mercenary, and what happens if you push them beyond their moral comfort zone.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keyless Ignition

    Keyless Ignition

    Cars are more computerized than ever. But, does this make them easier to steal? Can smart key fobs help hackers drive away with your ride? White-hat Tim Martin comes back on the show and we learn whether he can start Geoff’s rental car without a key.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

GreenVomit8 ,

Mythbusters mixed with the audio quality of Radiolab

Wow! Blown away with the brilliance of the first episode. Can't wait for more. Would have like to have heard the difference in packet sniffing results of the 'evil twin' when a wireless network allows connection with vs without a WPA key. Nevertheless I enjoy the conciseness, well intentioned community awareness and brevity of the initial episode, especially when the are so many other great podcasts competing for our ears in a time-poor world. I work in IT and will pass on this information to my clients as so many users think that 'free-wifi' is as safe as drinking water from a bubbler. Subscribing is a no brainer for me. Keep them coming.

atchison.billie ,

Amazing

I absolutely love this podcast.

I only found it yesterday and have already gone back to season 1 to listen to all the episodes

CJ18567 ,

Interesting!

I almost didn't listen to this coz of the first review - but it's good!! I've only listened to one episode so far, and while it's pretty basic (if you're super tech savvy it's prob not for you) it was also super interesting! It's well narrated and produced and the story was interesting!

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