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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 of the "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019", Smashing Security has had over six million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

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 of the "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019", Smashing Security has had over six million downloads. Past guests include Garry Kasparov, Mikko Hyppönen, and Rory Cellan-Jones.
Follow the podcast on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, and subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. New episodes released at 7pm EST every Wednesday (midnight UK).

    238: Fashion captain, fraud family, and DEF CON. D'oh!

    238: Fashion captain, fraud family, and DEF CON. D'oh!

    Pygmy hippopotamus bugs, DEF CON's data slip-up, and phishing fraudsters have their collars felt.


    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 Paul Ducklin.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/238 to check out this episode’s show notes and episode links.


    We're going to be taking a holiday for a couple of weeks, but will be back with a regular show later in August.


    Follow the show on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or on the Smashing Security subreddit, or visit our website for more episodes.


    Remember: Follow us 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.
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    Links:
    DEF CON masks and vaccination FAQ.Hacking DEF CON 29 — Reznok.Tweet by Jeff Moss (Dark Tangent) thanking Reznok.PetitPotam proof-of-concept tool — GitHub.Windows “PetitPotam” network attack – how to protect against it — Naked Security.Fraud Family cybercrime ring under the spotlight as arrests made in the Netherlands — Bitdefender.The Trigan Empire — Wikipedia.The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire: Volume 1 — Treasury British Comics Shop.Tangle Teezer — If you want to be a Fashion Captain, like Duck.Modern Love trailer — YouTube.Modern Love (TV series) — Wikipedia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 53 min
    237: NuNa, NuNu, NaNa

    237: NuNa, NuNu, NaNa

    Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a "Freedom Phone" be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed.


    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/237 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: Follow us 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:
    KnowBe4: Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack?

    Find out what percentage of your employees are at risk with KnowBe4's free phishing security test.

    Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with the new phishing industry benchmarks.

    Find out more at knowbe4.com/freetestOffensive Security: With the skills gap increasing, it’s more important than ever to train your staff effectively and efficiently. Industry-leading Offensive Security provides training for your organization designed by the same minds behind Kali Linux and the OSCP.

    Visit smashingsecurity.com/offsec to learn more!
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    Links:
    The Pegasus project — The Guardian.Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon — The Guardian.Pegasus: NSO clients spying disclosures prompt political rows across world — The Guardian.Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists' — BBC News.Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client — The Guardian.Forensic Methodology Report: How to catch NSO Group’s Pegasus — Amnesty International.Freedom Phone.MAGA World’s ‘Freedom Phone’ Actually Budget Chinese Phone — Daily Beast.Hacker Fantastic on Twitter.Finnish therapy clinic’s CEO fired after despicable data breach and blackmail threats — Graham Cluley.Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Provides Notice of Data Privacy Incident – — Campbell Conroy & O'Neil.They were competitive eaters. Then they fell in love — Wired.Brickit: Rebuild your Lego.Central Park — Apple TV.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    236: Stingrays, soccer, and smart homes

    236: Stingrays, soccer, and smart homes

    How did investigators ask a romance scammer out on a date, smart homes continue to play dumb, and is it time for social media sites to do more about racist football fans?


    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 BBC technology reporter Zoe Kleinman.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/236 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: Follow us 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: Zoe Kleinman.
    Sponsored By:
    Offensive Security: With the skills gap increasing, it’s more important than ever to train your staff effectively and efficiently. Industry-leading Offensive Security provides training for your organization designed by the same minds behind Kali Linux and the OSCP.

    Visit smashingsecurity.com/offsec to learn more!
    Privacy.com: Privacy.com lets you buy things online using virtual cards instead of having to use your real ones, protecting your identity and bank information on the internet. Right now, new customers will automatically get $5 to spend on their first purchase. Go to privacy.com/smashing to sign up now.1Password: Around 80% of business data breaches result from weak or reused passwords. Using 1Password can close the gaps in your company’s security, combat shadow IT, and help your employees stay both productive and secure, wherever they are.

    1Password makes the secure thing to do the easiest thing to do.

    Instant control, effortless management. Quickly deploy 1Password to a single team, multiple teams, or your entire enterprise. Provision employees using trusted systems, respond quickly to domain breach reports, and offer every business user a free 1Password Families account for work-from-home security.

    Find out more and try 1Password free for 14 days at 1Password.comSupport Smashing Security
    Links:
    How Does The Secret Service Track Fugitives? One Romance Scammer Hunt Started With A Simple Text — Forbes.Stingrays bought, quietly used by police forces across England — Ars Technica.Euro 2020: Why abuse remains rife on social media — BBC News.Clapper commercial — YouTube.Samsung Washing Machine App Requires Access to Your Contacts and Location — Vice.Why first-time buyers should buy into smart home tech for their first move — Property Reporter.Graham Cluley with his Columbo mug — Twitter.The Columbophile fan site.How Columbo Became an Unlikely Quarantine Hit — GQ.Bose QuietComfort Earbuds — Bose.Late Night POV Cooking with J Kenji López-Alt — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr
    235: REvil returns, TikTok grows, and Gettr defaced

    235: REvil returns, TikTok grows, and Gettr defaced

    A ransomware gang has exploited a security hole in software used by many businesses, and are demanding $70 million for a decryption tool. Plus we take a close look at TikTok, and a website which seems to have entirely ripped-off Twitter.


    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 and author Chris Stokel-Walker.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/235 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: Follow us 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: Chris Stokel-Walker.
    Sponsored By:
    Privacy.com: Privacy.com lets you buy things online using virtual cards instead of having to use your real ones, protecting your identity and bank information on the internet. Right now, new customers will automatically get $5 to spend on their first purchase. Go to privacy.com/smashing to sign up now.1Password: Did you know that almost two thirds of all IT workers admit to reusing enterprise secrets between different projects, creating a potential gateway for attackers?

    1Password’s new research report, "Hiding in Plain Sight", reveals the breadth and depth of mismanaged business secrets like code, passwords, credentials, and keys, and that secrets (mis)management is the next big cybersecurity threat.

    Learn more by reading the full report at 1password.com/resourcesKnowBe4: Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack?

    Find out what percentage of your employees are at risk with KnowBe4's free phishing security test.

    Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with the new phishing industry benchmarks.

    Find out more at knowbe4.com/freetestSupport Smashing Security
    Links:
    REvil ransomware rampages following Kaseya supply-chain attack — Graham Cluley.Swedish Coop supermarkets shut due to US ransomware cyber-attack — BBC News.Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola Addresses Cyberattack and Next Steps for VSA Customers — YouTube.Kaseya Responds Swiftly to Sophisticated Cyberattack, — Press release.Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, U.S. firm's CEO says — Reuters.TikTok's Underlying Tech Is About to Go on Sale — Business Insider.This Is How TikTok Sends User Data to China — Business Insider.TikTok insiders say Chinese parent ByteDance is in control — CNBC.“Happy July 4th!” from Mark Zuckerberg — Instagram.Team Trump quietly launches new social media platform — Politico.Pro-Trump social media app hacked on launch day as half million sign up — Reuters.Pro-Trump social media site Gettr hacked — CNET.The Trump Team’s New Social Media Platform Is Already Flooded With Hentai — Mother Jones.Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse — Revolution Software.This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist — Netflix.Passenger List — Radiotopia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 59 min
    234: Cozy Bear, dildo scams, and robo hires and fires

    234: Cozy Bear, dildo scams, and robo hires and fires

    Microsoft warns about a hacking gang that is far from cuddly, algorithms rather than managers are firing people, and our guest receives a surprising email from "Amazon"...


    And you will NOT want to miss checking out a very special "Pick of the week"!


    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 Bisson.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/234 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: Follow us 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:
    1Password: Did you know that almost two thirds of all IT workers admit to reusing enterprise secrets between different projects, creating a potential gateway for attackers?

    1Password’s new research report, "Hiding in Plain Sight", reveals the breadth and depth of mismanaged business secrets like code, passwords, credentials, and keys, and that secrets (mis)management is the next big cybersecurity threat.

    Learn more by reading the full report at 1password.com/resourcesSupport Smashing Security
    Links:
    Cozy Bear — Wikipedia.Bears in the Midst: Intrusion Into the Democratic National Committee — Crowdstrike.Coronavirus: Russian cyber spies attempting to steal vaccine research from Britain, US and Canada — Sky News.New Nobelium activity — Microsoft Security Response Center.Smashing Security episode 214: "Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle."Screenshot of email David received from "Amazon"This $1.3 Million Vibrator Is One Of The World's Most Expensive Sex Toys — Forbes.Amazon Flex.AI at work: Staff 'hired and fired by algorithm' — BBC News.Fired by Bot: Amazon Turns to Machine Managers And Workers Are Losing Out — Bloomberg.Horror stories from Amazon Flex workers — Reddit.Art'n'Doodles from Carole Theriault — Carole.wtf⎌ Nurture ⎌ — Porter Robinson.How John Berger changed our way of seeing art — The Conversation.Ways of Seeing Episode 1, with John Berger — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 56 min
    233: Peloton problems, romance regret, and Weiner woes

    233: Peloton problems, romance regret, and Weiner woes

    We take a look at why Peloton is being accused of ransomware-like behaviour, how one man lost $250,000 in a romance scam, and how a chap called Weiner has found himself in a political pickle.


    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 Host Unknown's Andrew Agnês.


    Plus we have a featured interview with KnowBe4 expert Roger Grimes. Don't miss it!


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/233 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: Follow us 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: Andrew Agnês and Roger A Grimes.
    Sponsored By:
    1Password: Around 80% of business data breaches result from weak or reused passwords. Using 1Password can close the gaps in your company’s security, combat shadow IT, and help your employees stay both productive and secure, wherever they are.

    1Password makes the secure thing to do the easiest thing to do.

    Instant control, effortless management. Quickly deploy 1Password to a single team, multiple teams, or your entire enterprise. Provision employees using trusted systems, respond quickly to domain breach reports, and offer every business user a free 1Password Families account for work-from-home security.

    Find out more and try 1Password free for 14 days at 1Password.comJumpCloud: JumpCloud’s Directory Platform makes it easier to solve today's IT challenges by unifying device and user management through a single pane of glass.

    With JumpCloud securely managing your users and their devices, doing common things like onboarding and offboarding remote workers is easy.

    Try JumpCloud for free today at smashingsecurity.com/jumpcloud and help your organization move to a modern, secure hybrid work model.KnowBe4: Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack?

    Find out what percentage of your employees are at risk with KnowBe4's free phishing security test.

    Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with the new phishing industry benchmarks.

    Find out more at knowbe4.com/freetestSupport Smashing Security
    Links:
    CPSC Warns Consumers: Stop Using the Peloton Tread+ — CPSCPeloton Tread+ Treadmill Safety Incident — YouTube.Peloton Recalls Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Died and More than 70 Incidents Reported — CPSC.Peloton Recalls Tread Treadmills Due to Risk of Injury — CPSC.Tread Lock — Peloton support.Peloton Tread owners now forced into monthly subscription after recall — Bleeping Computer.Is Your Peloton Spinning Up Malware? — McAfee.A fake wedding, and a $250,000 scam — BBC News.Romance fraud advice — Action Fraud.OnlyFans, Twitter ban users for leaking politician's BDSM video — Bleeping Computer.Statement by Zack Weiner — Twitter.Anthony Weiner documentary trailer — YouTube.Blue — Joni Mitchell.Timekettle Voice Language Translator.Finders Keepers trailer — YouTube.Finders Keepers (2015 film) — Wikipedia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr 22 min

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44 Ratings

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