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A helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast...
Winner: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

Smashing Security Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault

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A helpful and hilarious take on the week's tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast...
Winner: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

    162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

    162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

    A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and we share a scary story about the future of facial recognition.


    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 Michael Hucks.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/162 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 Castbox, 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: Michael Hucks.
    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.Domain Tools: DomainTools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence. Its solutions give organizations the ability to use and create a forensic map of criminal activity, assess threats and prevent future attacks.
    Learn more about their products at domaintools.com, or visit domaintools.com/smashing to enter their Capture The Flag competition and be in with a chance to win a $100 gift card.Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    YOU Season 2 Trailer — YouTube.Hospital administrator sacked for using NHS computer to download over 10,000 records is spared jail — Daily Mail.Robocalls: Americans got 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22% from last year — USA Today.Microsoft and Google just can't agree on proposed ban on facial recognition — ZDNet.Clearview - Technology to help solve the hardest crimes.The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It — New York Times.Clearview FAQ (PDF).Episode review: Columbo Double Shock — Graham got it wrong. It was Martin Landau, not Leonard Nimoy, who played the twins. And they weren't surgeons (but Nimoy did play an evil surgeon in a different Columbo episode that season)Eunoia: Words that Don't Translate.Dog wagging her tail every time she sees her owner — YouTube.She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement — Amazon.com.Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades — New York Times.‘She Said’ Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story — New York Times.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 52 min
    161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

    161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

    The man who hacked the UK National Lottery didn't end up a winner, Japanese Love hotel booking tool suffers a data breach, and just what is 23andMe planning to do with your DNA?


    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 Thom Langford.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/161 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: Thom Langford.
    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 Security
    Links:
    Cyber criminal jailed over National Lottery hack — National Crime Agency.Man who hacked National Lottery for just £5 is jailed for nine months — Hot for Security.Booking data stolen from Japanese short-time love hotel booking service HappyHotel — SiliconANGLE.23andMe Licenses Drug Compound to Spanish Drugmaker Almirall — Bloomberg.Big Data and the End of Painful, Invasive Medical Procedures | — Wired.How 23andMe Won Back the Right to Foretell Your Diseases — Wired.Privacy policy. — 23andMe.Turbo Boost Switcher for macOS.Embarrassed patients can now send photos of genitals to doc for STI checks — The Sun.Messiah trailer — YouTube.Messiah — Netflix.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 42 min
    160: SNAFUs! MS Word, Amazon Ring, and TikTok

    160: SNAFUs! MS Word, Amazon Ring, and TikTok

    We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you're comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem).


    All this and much much more is covered 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/ 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.Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    Senior Manager Of Global Internet Company Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud — Department of Justice.IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata — The Register.We Tested Ring’s Security. It’s Awful — Motherboard.Amazon Ring isn’t even good at pretending to care about your privacy and safety — Fight for the FutureAmazon’s Ring to let customers opt out of receiving police video requests — GeekWire.Letter to Amazon's Jeff Bezos from Senator Ron Wyden and others (PDF).House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties — Engadget.U.S. Military Bans TikTok Over Ties to China — Wall Street Journal.The Growing Popularity of Chinese Social Media Outside China Poses New Risks in the West — PIIE.TikTok Privacy Policy.Statement on TikTok's content moderation and data security practices — TikTok.Revealed: how TikTok censors videos that do not please Beijing — The Guardian.Parents warned to check kids' phones for 15 popular apps used by paedos and bullies to target youngsters — The Sun.Dracula — BBC iPlayer.Dracula — Netflix.Obsessed With... - Dracula - Episode 1: The Rules of the Beast feat. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat — BBC Sounds.Dracula TV series — Wikipedia.The Witcher — Netflix.The Witcher Soundtrack - Toss A Coin To Your Witcher Lyrics — YouTube.Ricky Gervais 2020 Golden Globe Monologue — Reddit.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 53 min
    159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

    159: Rap, robbery, and IoT holiday hell

    A rapping bank worker is accused of stealing from the vault, the devices that can hide your car's true mileage, and why it may be a case of "No No No" rather than "Ho Ho Ho" when it comes to IoT toys this Christmas.


    And as Carole sups the mulled wine, Graham has problems with his internet connection...


    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/159 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:
    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 Security
    Links:
    ‘No Chance:’ John McAfee Halts Crypto Promo as US 2020 Elections Near — Coin Telegraph.FBI Arrests Former Bank Employee Charged With Stealing Cash From Bank Vault — US Department of Justice."Problem" video — Aceey4oez on Instagram.Man posted photos of himself with stacks of cash after stealing from bank: charges — Sydney Morning Herald.The 1980 Cadillac Seville.Naughty CANbus odometer "interface". (Fakes mileage.) — Bigclivedotcom on YouTube.Children’s data and privacy online Growing up in a digital age (PDF) — London School of Economics.Amazon Echo Dot Kids: Privacy violations puts kids at risk, lawsuit alleges — CBS News.Parents should be wary of all connected toys, expert says — IT Pro.Safety alert: see how easy it is for almost anyone to hack your child’s connected toys — Which?Kids’ karaoke machines and smart toys from Mattel and Vtech among those found to have security flaws — Which?FTC fines Google $170 million for violating children's privacy on YouTube — CBS News.The movies that made us — Netflix.Die Hard — Wikipedia.Strong Songs podcast.Truth Be Told Official Trailer — YouTube.Truth Be Told doesn’t know how to make a murderer — The Verge.Truth Be Told — Apple TV+Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 55 min
    158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

    158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

    We're joined by special guest Jamie Bartlett, of the chart-topping "The Missing Cryptoqueen" podcast, in this bumper episode where we discuss his investigation into the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, the Russian cybercriminals behind Evil Corp, and the mysterious leaks about the NHS that have turned oh-so-political...


    All this and much much more can be found in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/158 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: Jamie Bartlett.
    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 Security
    Links:
    Russian hacking group "Evil Corp" accused of targeting American businesses — CBS News, YouTube.Evil Corp donuts — YouTube.International law enforcement operation exposes the world’s most harmful cyber crime group — National Crime Agency.Treasury Sanctions Evil Corp, the Russia-Based Cybercriminal Group Behind Dridex Malware — U.S. Department of the Treasury.UK Government Releases Photos of Russian Hackers, Whose Lives Look Awesome — Motherboard.Hackers with high-placed daddies ‘Evil Corp’ member designated by U.S. Treasury is son of former Russian mayor — Meduza.The Missing Cryptoqueen — BBC Sounds.Jeremy Corbyn reveals dossier 'proving NHS up for sale' — The Guardian.Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign — TechCrunch.Corbyn v Johnson: BBC election debate round-up — YouTube.Stammer Time! — Cassetteboy on Twitter.The Inside Story of Labour's 'NHS For Sale' Leak — Motherboard.More proof NHS is up for sale as Amazon exploits NHS for free — TruePublica.Tweet by Rik Ferguson about his fragrant armpits — Twitter.nuud.Accused of Killing a Gambino Mob Boss, He’s Presenting a Novel Defense — The New York Times.Graham and Carole appear on the BeerConOne Stream — Twitch. Graham & Carole show up at about 1 hour 48 minutes into the show.The Beer Farmers raise funds for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mental Health Hackersy The Beer Farmers : BeerConOne. — GoFundMe.The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    157: A biometric knuckle duster

    157: A biometric knuckle duster

    What is Kaspersky's ugly ring for? Is there something suspicious about how NordVPN lets you stream Disney+? And why did a hacker impersonate a music producer?


    Plus we have a bonus feature interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein, the folks behind LastPass, all about behavioral biometrics!


    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/157 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 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 Security
    Links:
    "Eau de Eugene Kaspersky" — Smashing Security, episode 12.Kaspersky Labs - Packin' The K — YouTube.Thousands of taxpayers tell HMRC to delete voiceprint data it stored without consent — Graham Cluley.Hackers Have Stolen Almost Six Million US Government Fingerprints — Tripwire.Fingerprints are not the same as passwords — Graham Cluley.Face/Off trailer — YouTube.Picture of the (rather ugly) Kaspersky ring — Twitter.Kasperky's synthetic fingerprint ring — YouTube.This Ring Uses a Fake Fingerprint to Protect Your Biometric Data — PC Magazine.How is NordVPN unblocking Disney+? It might be through YOUR own computer. Even if you’ve never used Disney+ or NordVPN. — Derek Johnson.The Rise of “Bulletproof” Residential Networks — Krebs on Security.SmartPlay by NordVPN: What is it and how does it work? — NordVPN.Resident Evil: Understanding Residential IP Proxy as a Dark Service — XiangHang Mi.Alleged Music Hacker Indicted for Impersonating a Producer to Steal Unreleased Music — Hollywood Reporter.Hacker stole unreleased music and then tried to frame someone else — ZDNet.Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Austin Man For Computer Hacking And Fraud Scheme To Steal Unreleased Music From Music Industry Professionals — Department of Justice.Why the f**k was I breached?President Nixon Never Actually Gave This Apollo 11 Disaster Speech. MIT Brought It To Life To Illustrate Power Of Deepfakes — WBUR News.Which Classic Toy Came First? — Mental Floss.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr 5 min

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