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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 four 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 four 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).

    196: Smart guns, smart cars, and smart street lights - oh my!

    196: Smart guns, smart cars, and smart street lights - oh my!

    Kalashnikov unveils its "smart" shotgun, San Diego struggles with its street lights, and a researcher reveals how he found a way to hack every Tesla on the planet.


    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 McClelland.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/196 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: David McClelland.
    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.Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs delivers hands-on, challenge-based training and exercises to make your team ready to fight real-world threats.

    Check out their free ebook all about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and how you can use it as part of your cyber skills strategy and improve your security posture by identifying weaknesses.

    Go to immersivelabs.com/smashingSupport Smashing Security
    Links:
    Kalashnikov smart shotgun - MP-155 Ultima.Kalashnikov reveals first Russian-made smart shotgun MP-155 Ultima — YouTube.Mike Jernigan, blind veteran, uses a TrackingPoint system to land a 300+ yard shot — YouTube.See how a self-aiming sniper rifle can be remotely hacked — Hot for Security.Tesla Network Vulnerability Report - 2017-03-24 (Annotated) — Google Docs.The Big Tesla Hack: A hacker gained control over the entire fleet, but fortunately he's a good guy — Electrek.Smart Streetlights Program — City of San Diego.Cops Tap Smart Streetlights Sparking Controversy and Legislation — IEEE Spectrum.Mayor orders San Diego's Smart Streetlights turned off until surveillance ordinance in place — The San Diego Union-Tribune.Mayor was right to shut off Smart Streetlights — The San Diego Union-Tribune.Hints of life on Venus — University of Manchester."This Is Paris - The Real Story of Paris Hilton" — YouTube.“This is Paris” is a quixotic redemption story about what it means to be a human and a brand at once — Salon.com.Moriarty's Game: A Killer in the Hive.Castolog - a podcast recommendation podcast — That's Not Canon Productions.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 54 min
    195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend

    195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend

    The Gadget Show's Jon Bentley joins us to discuss the mystery of a Facebook friend you never requested, software updates for the Mercedes S-Class, and risks in the online classroom.


    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 Jon Bentley.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/195 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: Jon Bentley.
    Sponsored By:
    Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs delivers hands-on, challenge-based training and exercises to make your team ready to fight real-world threats.

    Check out their free ebook all about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and how you can use it as part of your cyber skills strategy and improve your security posture by identifying weaknesses.

    Go to immersivelabs.com/smashingDeep Instinct: Most people agree that the most effective way to reduce the cost of an attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place!

    Deep Instinct strives to prevent all known and unknown threats using deep learning, making detection and response automated, fast and effective for any threat that cannot be prevented.

    Check out a report by the Ponemon Institute, which studied the cost savings of adopting an efficient prevention model. Go grab it at smashingsecurity.com/deepinstinct

    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:
    Say hello to to the latest weird viral Facebook hoax: ‘Selene Delgado Lopez’ — Mashable.Veja Quem é Selene Delgado Lopez - a Fantasma do Facebook — YouTube.The 10 most important innovations in the New Mercedes-Benz S‑Class! — Exhibit.Mercedes Revs mbrace2 With Cloud Updates — Wired.San Leandro schools stepping up online security after latest Zoombomb — San Francisco Chronicle.‘Zoombombers’ using porn to troll students across US — Miami Herald.Schoolgirl is robbed during a Zoom lesson in Ecuador — Daily Mail.Digital Education: The cyberrisks of the online classroom — SecureList.E-safety for schools — NSPCC Learning.A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? — The Guardian.Smart heater for water & milk — Heatle.Autopia: The Future of Cars by Jon Bentley — Amazon.Rayvolt Cruzer V3 E-Bike — CostCo.Harry Hill's TV Burp - Gadget Show Competition Prizes — YouTube.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 50 min
    194: Carry on droning

    194: Carry on droning

    A Bitcoin bungle causes one user to lose millions, hackers attempt to bribe a Tesla employee into infecting the company's network, and are we ready for a sky full of drones?


    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 Jessica Barker.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/194 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: Jessica Barker.
    Sponsored By:
    Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs delivers hands-on, challenge-based training and exercises to make your team ready to fight real-world threats.

    Check out their free ebook all about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and how you can use it as part of your cyber skills strategy and improve your security posture by identifying weaknesses.

    Go to immersivelabs.com/smashingLastPass: 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:
    Confident Cyber Security by Jessica Barker.Tweet by John McAfee about the mathematical impossibility of Bitcoin being less than $1 million by the end of 2020.The Dickening Countdown to John McAfee Dick Eating.Bitcoin Holder Loses $16 Million in BTC to Well-Known Scam — Decrypt.Electrum user says he has lost 1400 Bitcoin — GitHub.Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege — Malwarebytes.Electrum vulnerability announcement — Github.Sybil attack — Wikipedia.Fawlty Towers: The best of Sybil — YouTube.Electrum Bitcoin Wallet homepage.Elon Musk Says Tesla Saved From 'Serious' Ransom Attempt — Data Breach Today.Jennifer Lopez - Jenny from the Block (Official Music Video) — YouTube.The security impact of drones: Challenges and opportunities for the UK (PDF) — University of Birmingham.Security analysis of drones systems: Attacks, limitations, and recommendations — NCBI.Drone Delivery? Amazon Moves Closer With F.A.A. Approval — New York Times.What Security Threats Are Posed By Drones? — Avast.The Surprising Ways Drones Are Saving Lives — National Geographic.HEAVE HO!Heave Ho - Launch Trailer — YouTube.Behind the Schemes: Heave Ho with Le Cartel — YouTube.StartUp (TV series) — Wikipedia.StartUp - Launch Trailer — YouTube.Steal the Stars podcast — Tor Labs.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 48 min
    193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

    193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

    Whatever happened to Crackas with Attitude, perfidious Albion College's approach to locking down Coronavirus, and the Bridgefy mesh messaging app falls down when it comes to security.


    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 Anna Brading.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/193 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: Anna Brading.
    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:
    CIA boss has his personal email account hacked… and yes, it’s on AOL — Graham Cluley.Two years' detention for UK teenager who 'cyberterrorised' US officials — The Guardian.Kane Gamble sentencing remarks (PDF).What It’s Like for a Hacker to Get Back Online After a Two-Year Internet Ban — Motherboard.Fearing coronavirus, a Michigan college is tracking its students with a flawed app — TechCrunch.Bridgefy, the messenger promoted for mass protests, is a privacy disaster — Ars Technica.Bridgefy’s Commitment to Privacy and Security.Mesh Messaging in Large-scale protests: Breaking Bridgefy — Technical paper by Martin R Albecht, Jorge Blasco, Lenka Marekova, and Rikke Bjerg Jensen of Royal Holloway, University of London.How to Watch The Avengers Movies in Order — Digital Trends."Thor: Ragnarok" Official Trailer — YouTube.Sounds of the 90s with Fearne Cotton — BBC.Super Sapiens: a card game to help change the world — Etsy.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 58 min
    192: Ritz and robocalls with Rory

    192: Ritz and robocalls with Rory

    A scam involving restaurant bookings at The Ritz is suitably sophisticated, the second wave of UK coronavirus testing apps, and we take a look at one of the biggest studies ever into the scourge of robocalls.


    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 correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/192 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: Rory Cellan-Jones.
    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:
    Tech Tent podcast — BBC World Service.Sir Frederick Barclay releases footage of alleged Ritz bugging — The Guardian.Tea at the Ritz soured by credit card scammers — BBC News.Tweet from The Ritz London.Coronavirus: England's contact-tracing app gets green light for trial — BBC News.Coronavirus: England's contact tracing app trial gets under way — BBC News.A simple telephony honeypot received 1.5 million robocalls across 11 months — ZDNet.Who's Calling? Characterizing Robocalls through Audio and Metadata Analysis — USENIX.Pick of the Week archive — Smashing Security.13 Minutes to the Moon — BBC World Service.Borrasca — QCODE.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 49 min
    191: We are on the bird

    191: We are on the bird

    Can a video game help your company's staff choose stronger passwords? Why might satellite-based internet communications be bad for security? And what are the alternatives to TikTok?


    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/191 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:
    Passworld: A Serious Game to Promote Password Awareness and Diversity in an Enterprise — USENIX.Whispers Among the Stars: A Practical Look at Perpetrating (and Preventing) Satellite Eavesdropping Attacks — Black Hat USA 2020.Satellite Broadband Security - James Pavur — YouTube.Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal — The Verge.Trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat — The Guardian.These apps are scrambling to become the next TikTok — Wired.Introducing Instagram Reels — Facebook.Quoridor — Wikipedia.Quoridor — BoardGameGeek.BLACK & DECKER 20V LBX20 Li-Ion Battery USB Power Source Adapter w/DC 12V Port — eBay.The Young Offenders — BBC iPlayer.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 54 min

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I have listened since the very first episode and has been a fantastic journey of laughs and jokes with some serious information in each episode as well.
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