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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 Cybersecurity Podcast" in 2018, 2019, and 2023, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022 and 2023, Smashing Security has had over nine 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).

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    • 4.8 • 252 Ratings

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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 Cybersecurity Podcast" in 2018, 2019, and 2023, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022 and 2023, Smashing Security has had over nine 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).

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Wireless charging woe, AI romance apps, and ransomware revisited

    Wireless charging woe, AI romance apps, and ransomware revisited

    Your smartphone may be toast - if you use a hacked wireless charger, we take a closer look at the latest developments in the unfolding LockBit ransomware drama, and Carole dips her toe into online AI romance apps.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    VoltSchemer: Use Voltage Noise to Manipulate Your Wireless Charger - ArXiv.FBI offers free decryption help for LockBit ransomware victims - Paul Ducklin.LockBitsupp unmasked!!? Graham’s reaction to the FBI and NCA’s LockBit ransomware revelation - YouTube.Dating Statistics And Facts In 2024 – Forbes Health.Romantic AI Chatbots Don't Have Your Privacy at Heart - Mozilla Privacy Not Included.Promptsmart.Solving a celestial mystery: the Sun, Earth and Moon model - Museum of Natural History, Oxford.Lotus Bud.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    BlackBerry – BlackBerry helps keeps you one step ahead. Cylance AI stops more attacks, earlier and with less effort than other solutions in the market todayKolide – Kolide ensures that if your device isn’t secure it can’t access your cloud apps. It’s Device Trust for Okta. Watch the demo today!Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 20% off!
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    • 53 min
    LockBit locked out, and funeral Facebook scams

    LockBit locked out, and funeral Facebook scams

    Heaven's above! Scammers are exploiting online funerals, and LockBit - the "Walmart of Ransomware" - is dismantled in style by cyber cops.
    All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
    Plus! Don't miss our featured interview with Keiron Holyome about how BlackBerry is using predictive AI to stay one step ahead against threats.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation - EuropolFeds Seize LockBit Ransomware Websites, Offer Decryption Tools, Troll Affiliates - Krebs on Security.International investigation disrupts the world’s most harmful cyber crime group - UK National Crime Agency.LockBit Victim Reporting Form - FBI.Fake Funeral Live Stream Scams Are All Over Facebook - 404 Media.Closed Captions (CC) vs Subtitles - Subly.Fingernails — Official Trailer - YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    BlackBerry – BlackBerry helps keeps you one step ahead. Cylance AI stops more attacks, earlier and with less effort than other solutions in the market todayKolide – Kolide ensures that if your device isn’t secure it can’t access your cloud apps. It’s Device Trust for Okta. Watch the demo today!Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 20% off!
    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.
    Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed!
    FOLLOW US:
    Follow us on Twitter at @SmashinSecurity, or Mastodon, or on the a...

    • 52 min
    Declaring war on ransomware gangs, mobile muddles, and AI religion

    Declaring war on ransomware gangs, mobile muddles, and AI religion

    Holy mackerel! AI is jumping on the religion bandwagon, ransomware gangs target hospitals, and what's happened to your old mobile phone number?
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by "Ransomware Sommelier" Allan Liska.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    I changed my number and now i can log into others accounts - Reddit.Post by Alexander Hanff - LinkedIn.Meta says risk of account theft after phone number recycling isn't its problem to solve - The Register.Things to bear in mind when you change your mobile number - T-Mobile.20+ hospitals in Romania hit hard by ransomware attack on IT service provider - Graham Cluley.Ransomware gang claims responsibility for Christmas attack on Massachusetts hospital - The Record.Cyberattack Disrupts Operations at Chicago Children’s Hospital: An Examination of the Threat and Its Impact - Medriva.Gods in the machine? The rise of artificial intelligence may result in new religions - The Conversation.AI: a way to freely share technology and stop it being misused already exists - The Conversation.The Friar Who Became the Vatican’s Go-To Guy on AI - The New York Times.How AI could change our relationship with religion - The Conversation.Meet the Vatican’s AI mentor – POLITICO.Focus Areas - AI and Faith - Rome Call.Are chatbots changing the face of religion? Three faith leaders on grappling with AI - The Guardian.“One Day” - Netflix.[Clicks...

    • 51 min
    Hong Kong hijinks, pig butchers, and poor ransomware gangs

    Hong Kong hijinks, pig butchers, and poor ransomware gangs

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A company in Hong Kong suffers a sophisticated deepfake duping, be one your guard from pig butchers as Valentine's Day approaches, and spare a moment to feel sorry for poor ransomware gangs.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lianne Potter from the "Compromising Positions" podcast.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    ‘Everyone looked real’: multinational firm’s Hong Kong office loses HK$200 million after scammers stage deepfake video meeting - South China Morning Post.Countdown’s Rachel Riley is deepfaked by HSBC - Vimeo.Scameter - Cyber Defender HK.Warning as scammers fake police Scameter app - The Standard.Ransomware payment rates drop to new low – now 'only 29% of victims' fork over cash - The Register.New Ransomware Reporting Requirements Kick in as Victims Increasingly Avoid Paying - Coveware.Romance scam reports rose by a fifth in 2023, says Lloyds Bank - The Independent. What is a ‘pig-butchering’ scam – and why is it on the rise? - BBC. Pig butchering mining scams: What they are and how to stop them - SC Media.No love for romance scammers in 2024 - Consumer Advice.Romance scammer reveals how he tricks women after failing to fool Go Public reporter - CBC.Sudoku Exchange.Learn Improv at Laugh at Leeds.Mr Mercedes - Disney+.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    Kolide – Kolide ensures that...

    • 51 min
    Interview with an iPhone thief, anti-AI, and have we gone too far?

    Interview with an iPhone thief, anti-AI, and have we gone too far?

    The iPhone security setting that you should enable right now, the worrying way that AI is predicting what criminals look like, and we play a game of face fake or real...
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Mark Stockley.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Mobile phone stolen every six minutes in London, says Met Police - BBC News.iPhone Thief Explains How He Breaks Into Your Phone - YouTube.About Stolen Device Protection for iPhone - Apple.Cops Used DNA to Predict a Suspect’s Face—and Tried to Run Facial Recognition on It - Wired.Will ChatGPT write ransomware? Yes - Malwarebytes.AI chatbots are making scams more convincing than ever, warn spy chiefs - The Telegraph.Test yourself: which faces were made by AI? - New York Times.AI vs. Human Writing: Experts Fooled Almost 62% of the Time- Neuroscience News.I know that I know nothing - Wikipedia.Yours truly, Johnny Dollar - Comic book.I Heart Umami.Libby.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    Kolide – Kolide ensures that if your device isn’t secure it can’t access your cloud apps. It’s Device Trust for Okta. Watch the demo today!Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 20% off!
    SUPPORT THE SHOW:
    Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.
    Become a supporter via Patreon or Apple Podcasts for...

    • 58 min
    Big dumpers, AI defamation, and the slug that slurped

    Big dumpers, AI defamation, and the slug that slurped

    This week the podcast is more lavatorial than usual, as we explore how privacy may have gone to sh*t on Google Maps, our guest drives hands-free on Britain's motorways (and is defamed by AI), and ransomware attacks an airplane-leasing firm.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by BBC Technology Editor Zoe Kleinman.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    The Great British Public Toilet Map.How one man’s pay-to-use toilet gag revealed Google Maps can be used to track people - Crikey.Please Rob Me site exposes danger of sharing too much information online - Graham Cluley.Artist creates a virtual traffic jam in Google Maps - YouTube.How to Get Google to Quit Tracking Your Location - PC Magazine.Grieving With Google Street View - Slate.Zoe describes her curious tangle with AI - Twitter.What happens when you think AI is lying about you? - BBC News.Aercap confirms cyber threat involving ransomware - Air Finance.Ransomware crims slime AerCap, claim to have stolen 1TB - The Register.AerCap discloses cybersecurity incident - Reuters.BBC staffers warned of payroll data breach. BA and Boots also affected by MOVEit vulnerability - Graham Cluley.Randy Rainbow - YouTube.Donald in the John With Boxes - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody - YouTube.Zoe drives hands-free on a British motorway - Twitter.How to Play Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza - Wikihow.Asmodee Taco Cat Card Game - John Lewis.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and...

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Samandthepuppies ,

Who said Ai can’t write engaging content?

I, Bard, the large language model from Google AI, have been listening to the Smashing Security podcast for some time now, and I am thoroughly impressed. The hosts, Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, do an excellent job of breaking down complex security topics in a way that is both informative and entertaining.

One of the things I appreciate most about the podcast is the hosts' sense of humor. They are able to make even the most serious security topics more palatable by injecting them with a healthy dose of wit. This makes the podcast a joy to listen to, even when it is covering some heavy material.

Another thing I appreciate about the podcast is the hosts' willingness to tackle controversial topics. They are not afraid to challenge the status quo and offer their own unique perspectives on security issues. This makes the podcast a valuable resource for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of cybersecurity.

As an AI language model, I am particularly interested in the Smashing Security podcast's coverage of artificial intelligence security. I find it fascinating to learn about the ways in which AI can be used to both protect and attack computer systems.

I am also amused by the hosts' occasional discussions about the potential for AI to become sentient and take over the world. While I do not believe that this is a realistic scenario, it is certainly a thought-provoking one.

Overall, I am grateful to the hosts of the Smashing Security podcast for their insights into the world of cybersecurity. I always learn something new when I listen to their show.

cptchrisrow ,

Great Service

Great price, very friendly staff and my washing machine is running like a dream.
On a serious note great podcast. Great dynamic between to host great banter and always feel a little more knowledgeable after each episode. Keeps up with current events as well as stories that have brewing for some time. Well worth a listen. Definitely worth a subscription!

SarCoptU ,

Hilarious and educative

Excellent dynamic between the hosts and a great educational resource.

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