280 episodes

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 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight 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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    • 4.8 • 234 Ratings

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 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight 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).

    286: Hackers doxxed, Pornhub probs, and Co-op security measures

    286: Hackers doxxed, Pornhub probs, and Co-op security measures

    Pornhub has a problem, the UK's Co-op supermarket is accused of big brother tactics, and we take a look at a security researcher's attempt to reveal the true identify of hackers.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/graham-cluley (Graham Cluley) and https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/carole-theriault (Carole Theriault), joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
    Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
    Episode links:
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/ransomware-doxxing-conti-cybercrime/ (On security researcher's newsletter, exposing cybercriminals behind ransomware) — CyberScoop.
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy77pm/imma-make-u-dig-ur-own-grave-he-doxes-ransomware-hackers-and-gets-death-threats-in-return (‘Imma Make U Dig Ur Own Grave’: He Doxes Ransomware Hackers and Gets Death Threats in Return) — Vice.
    https://zetter.substack.com/p/interview-with-intrusion-truth (Intrusion Truth - Five Years of Naming and Shaming China’s Spies) — Kim Zetter.
    https://www.dailydot.com/debug/intrusion-truth/ (Who Is 'Intrusion Truth,' Group Exposing Alleged Chinese Hackers?) — Daily Dot.
    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/leopards-eating-peoples-faces-party (The Leopards Eating People's Faces Party meme) — Know Your Meme.
    https://twitter.com/BillAckman/status/1553510104200351746 (Tweet by Bill Ackman.)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/01/business/dealbook/pornhub-visa-mastercard-disney.html (Judge Refuses Visa’s Request to Escape Pornhub-Related Lawsuit ) — The New York Times.
    https://www.vendhq.com/blog/prevent-handle-robberies-theft-retail/ (How to Prevent and Handle Robberies and Theft in Retail ) — Vend Retail Blog.
    https://theconversation.com/abuse-of-shopworkers-is-on-the-rise-coronavirus-brought-it-to-our-attention-and-now-we-need-to-act-139620 (Abuse of shopworkers is on the rise – coronavirus brought it to our attention and now we need to act) — The Conversation.
    https://www.retail-week.com/people/tackling-violence-and-abuse-in-retail-must-be-one-of-the-industrys-highest-priorities/7040200.article?authent=1 (‘Tackling violence and abuse in retail must be one of the industry’s highest priorities’) — Retail Week.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-62297546 (Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge) — BBC News.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I51GckrLrks (Looking back at the career of Bernard Cribbins ) — YouTube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJgtGhxRxQ (Tribute to David Warner) — YouTube.
    https://www.webbcompare.com/ (Webb Compare) — John Christensen.
    https://profile.pmc.org/MV0113 (Support Maria Varmazis on the Pan-Mass Challenge.)
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/store (Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff))

    Sponsored by:
    https://bitwarden.com/smashing/ (Bitwarden) – Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted by millions of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide for secure password storage and sharing.
    https://www.gigamon.com/smashing (Gigamon) - Gigamon's latest report into the state of ransomware.

    Support the show:
    You can help the podcast by telling your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leaving us a review on https://apple.co/2J1YMCu (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/smashing-security-244729 (Podchaser).


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    Follow the show on Twitter at https://twitter.com/smashinsecurity (@SmashinSecurity), or on the https://www.reddit.com/r/smashingsecurity (Smashing Security subreddit), or https://www.smashingsecurity.com/ (visit our website) for more episodes.

    • 53 min
    285: Uber's hidden hack, tips for travel, and AI accent fixes

    285: Uber's hidden hack, tips for travel, and AI accent fixes

    Uber may not face prosecution over its handling of a 2016 data breach - but its former chief security head does; how to defend your digital devices' data while on vacation, and how to change your accent with artificial intelligence.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/graham-cluley (Graham Cluley) and https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/carole-theriault (Carole Theriault), joined this week by Naked Security's Paul Ducklin.
    Plus don't miss our featured interview with Ian Farquhar of Gigamon.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
    Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
    Episode links:
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/uber-enters-non-prosecution-agreement (Uber Enters Non-Prosecution Agreement Related to 2016 Data Breach ) — US Department of Justice.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-28/uber-former-security-chief-must-face-fraud-charges-judge-rules (Former Uber Security Chief Joe Sullivan Must Face Driver Fraud Charges ) — Bloomberg.
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/26/uber-to-pay-148-million-in-data-breach-settlement/ (Uber to pay $148 million in data breach settlement ) — TechCrunch.
    https://grahamcluley.com/uber-hackers-paid-data-breach/ (Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep data breach quiet) — Graham Cluley.
    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3660560/uber-cisos-trial-underscores-the-importance-of-truth-transparency-and-trust.html (Uber CISO's trial underscores the importance of truth, transparency, and trust ) — CSO Online.
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2022/07/15/7-cybersecurity-tips-for-your-summer-vacation/ (7 cybersecurity tips for your summer vacation!) — Naked Security.
    https://www.sanas.ai/demo (Sanas demo.)
    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sanas-raises-32m-for-breakthrough-ai-technology-for-real-time-accent-translation-301572710.html (Sanas Raises $32M for Breakthrough AI Technology for Real-Time Accent Translation) — Sanas press release.
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/ai-accent-translator (This 6-Million-Dollar AI Changes Accents as You Speak) — IEEE Spectrum.
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2288976-call-centre-workers-can-use-ai-to-mimic-your-accent-on-the-phone/ (Call centre workers can use AI to mimic your accent on the phone) — New Scientist.
    https://www.computerworld.com/article/2548265/a-little-less-accent--a-little-more-customer-service.html (A little less accent, a little more customer service ) — ComputerWorld.
    https://accentadvisor.com/what-is-accent-reduction/ (What Is Accent Reduction? ) — Accent Advisor.
    https://colinmorris.github.io/blog/compound-curse-words (Compound pejoratives on Reddit – from 'buttface' to 'wankpuffin') — Colin Morris.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_(computer_virus) (Melissa computer virus) — Wikipedia.
    https://www.dedhamhall.co.uk/ (Dedham Hall.)
    https://poly.cam/capture/42434A6D-7BAB-4CAC-9059-73E914D703CA (3D capture of Carole Theriault) — Polycam.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/store (Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff))

    Sponsored by:
    https://bitwarden.com/smashing/ (Bitwarden)– Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted by millions of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide for secure password storage and sharing.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/solcyber (SolCyber) – SolCyber delivers Fortune 500 level cybersecurity for small and medium-sized enterprises. If the bad guys aren’t being discriminating about who they’re attacking, how can you settle for anything less?
    https://www.gigamon.com/smashing (Gigamon) - Gigamon's latest report into the state of ransomware.

    Support the show:
    You can help the podcast by telling your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leaving us a review on...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    284: The Most Wanted Missing CryptoQueen

    284: The Most Wanted Missing CryptoQueen

    Jamie Bartlett updates us on the hunt for the Missing CryptoQueen, who now ranks amongst the FBI's most wanted criminals!

    • 42 min
    283: Disney's social dumpster fire, Anom phones, and TikTok tragedies

    283: Disney's social dumpster fire, Anom phones, and TikTok tragedies

    A self-proclaimed "super hacker" causes problems in the Magic Kingdom, criminals regret trusting Anom phones, and lawsuits are filed against TikTok.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/graham-cluley (Graham Cluley) and https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/carole-theriault (Carole Theriault), joined this week by Anna Brading.
    Plus don't miss our featured interview with Scott McCrady, the CEO of SolCyber Managed Security Services.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
    Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
    Episode links:
    https://thedisneyblog.com/2022/07/07/official-disneyland-instagram-account-hacked-this-morning/ (Official Disneyland Instagram Account Hacked This Morning! ) — The Disney blog.
    https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/disneyland-social-media-accounts-hacked-offensive-messages-posted/ (Disneyland social media accounts hacked, offensive messages posted) — Hot for Security.
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7b4gg/anom-phone-arcaneos-fbi-backdoor (We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals) — Vice.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/technology/tiktok-blackout-challenge-deaths.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share (Parents Sue TikTok, Saying Children Died After Viewing ‘Blackout Challenge’) — The New York Times.
    https://www.wired.com/story/social-media-addiction-laws-children-tiktok-instagram/ (Lawmakers Want Social Media Companies to Stop Getting Kids Hooked) — Wired.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbbrandon/2022/06/27/how-social-media-tricks-us-into-thinking-we-are-paying-attention/?sh=bbbee474731f (How Social Media Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are Paying Attention) — Forbes.
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/06/facebook-could-be-sued-for-addicting-children-under-california-bill/ (Facebook could be sued for addicting children under California bill) — Ars Technica.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/well/family/child-social-media-use.html (Kids Are Using Social Media More Than Ever, Study Finds ) — New York Times.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Facebook_leak (2021 Facebook leak ) — Wikipedia.
    https://gizmodo.com/tiktok-social-media-addiction-california-facebook-i-1848968318 (California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction) — Gizmodo.
    https://neal.fun/absurd-trolley-problems/ (Absurd Trolley Problems.)
    https://weirdorconfusing.com/ (Weird or Confusing.)
    https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/# (Google Quick, Draw!)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfxy4_sBQdxwf909hUFsM59Y0RC_k9fvV (Unfinished London ) — Jay Foreman on YouTube.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/store (Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff))

    Sponsored by:
    https://bitwarden.com/smashing/ (Bitwarden) – Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted by millions of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide for secure password storage and sharing.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/thesecuredeveloper (The Secure Developer) – A conversational and insightful podcast, that bridges the gap between dev and sec, from Snyk.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/solcyber (SolCyber) - SolCyber delivers Fortune 500 level cybersecurity for small and medium-sized enterprises. If the bad guys aren’t being discriminating about who they’re attacking, how can you settle for anything less?

    Support the show:
    You can help the podcast by telling your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leaving us a review on https://apple.co/2J1YMCu (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/smashing-security-244729 (Podchaser).
    Become a https://www.patreon.com/smashingsecurity (Patreon supporter) for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed!
    Follow us:
    Follow the show on Twitter at https://twitter.com/smashinsec

    • 54 min
    282: Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire

    282: Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire

    A hacked university might have made a profit after paying a cryptocurrency ransom, China suffers possibly the biggest data breach in history, and Reuters investigates digital mercenaries.
    All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/graham-cluley (Graham Cluley) and https://www.smashingsecurity.com/hosts/carole-theriault (Carole Theriault), joined this week by The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
    Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
    Episode links:
    https://grahamcluley.com/dutch-university-ransomware/ (Dutch university paid $220,000 ransom to hackers after Christmas attack) — Graham Cluley.
    https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/news/remarkable-development-investigation-maastricht-university-cyberattack (Remarkable development in investigation into Maastricht University cyberattack ) — Maastricht University.
    https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/05/maastricht_university_ransom_return/ (Dutch University profits from returned ransomware payment) — The Register.
    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/youtube-bitcoin-scam/44784/ (Favorable exchange rate on a fake cryptoexchange) — Kaspersky.
    https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1543700689611792386 (Tweet from @cz_binance about mega-leak.)
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/vast-cache-of-chinese-police-files-offered-for-sale-in-alleged-hack-11656940488 (Vast Cache of Chinese Police Files Offered for Sale in Alleged Hack) — Wall Street Journal.
    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-hackers-litigation/ (How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles) — Reuters.
    https://blog.google/threat-analysis-group/countering-hack-for-hire-groups/ (Countering hack-for-hire groups) — Google.
    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-are-hackers-for-hire/ (The business of hackers-for-hire threat actors) — TechRepublic.
    https://www.instagram.com/fransditaa/ (Fransdita Muafidin on Instagram.)
    https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2018/09/21/giant-cats-disturbing-civilization-pics/ (Giant Cats Disturbing Civilization) — Geeks are sexy.
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/good-luck-to-you-leo-grande-b0243a6c-8add-4d53-a234-05a255c8989f (Watch Good Luck to You, Leo Grande ) — Hulu.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJcbZoJFLTU (Good luck to you Leo Grande (Trailer)) — YouTube.
    https://thisislovepodcast.com/ (This is Love podcast.)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cain%27s_Jawbone (Cain's Jawbone ) — Wikipedia.
    https://www.smashingsecurity.com/store (Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff))

    Sponsored by:
    https://bitwarden.com/smashing/ (Bitwarden) – Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted by millions of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide for secure password storage and sharing.

    Support the show:
    You can help the podcast by telling your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leaving us a review on https://apple.co/2J1YMCu (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/smashing-security-244729 (Podchaser).
    Become a https://www.patreon.com/smashingsecurity (Patreon supporter) for ad-free episodes and our early-release feed!
    Follow us:
    Follow the show on Twitter at https://twitter.com/smashinsecurity (@SmashinSecurity), or on the https://www.reddit.com/r/smashingsecurity (Smashing Security subreddit), or https://www.smashingsecurity.com/ (visit our website) for more episodes.

    • 45 min
    281: Debug ransomware and win $1,000,000, period-tracking apps, and AI gets emotional

    281: Debug ransomware and win $1,000,000, period-tracking apps, and AI gets emotional

    A new version of the LockBit ransomware offers a bug bounty, women uninstall period-tracking apps in fear of how their data might be used against them, and Microsoft's facial recognition tech no longer wants to know how you're feeling.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Alexxxxxxxxxxxxx :) ,

Brilliant

Funny and well put together. Makes my Thursday every week!

It’s also good to hear a tech podcast with something even approximating a gender balance!!

andrethescribe ,

Veteran being the appropriate word…

Time to retire. I’m 47 and feel more in touch with pop culture than this lot. Trash.

wifiramirez ,

It used to be my favourite podcast

Each Thursday I tune to Smashing Security. It is informative podcast with a little bit of comedy. It used to be my favourite cyber show and it stopped due to Carole rudness. I started finding her jokes and comments not in place. To me it looks as her dislike towards males took over. I am female and I find her attacks and sad male jokes rude. I think Carole will get better because clearly she is goong through something, I miss old Carole.

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