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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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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
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    An unhealthy data dump, railway surveillance, and a cheater sues Apple

    An unhealthy data dump, railway surveillance, and a cheater sues Apple

    There's a wee data breach with unhealthy implications in Scotland, privacy has gone off the rails in the UK, and a cheater blames Apple for his expensive divorce.
    All this and 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 of the "Compromising Positions" podcast.
    Plus don't miss our featured interview with Abhishek Agrawal, CEO of Material Security.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Cyber attacks update - NHS Dumfries & Galloway.J Paul Getty - Wikipedia.Cyber expert urges against 'panic' over NHS data leak - BBC News.“Don’t panic” - Corporal Jones from Dad’s Army - YouTube.All households in Scottish region to get alert about hackers publishing stolen medical data - The Record.Amazon-Powered AI Cameras Used to Detect Emotions of Unwitting UK Train Passengers - Wired.Man ludicrously blames Apple for his wife catching him communicating with prostitutes - Apple Insider.Businessman sues Apple after wife finds ‘deleted’ iPhone messages to prostitute - LBC.‘Tech made me do it’ is no excuse for adultery - The Times.Is it DNS?“My name is Barbra” - Amazon.”I'm Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy - Simon & Schuster.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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    iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

    iOS 18 for cheaters, and a model cop extortionist?

    Apple announces a new privacy feature in iOS that will allow you to hide and lock away your apps - but will it be philanderers who benefit the most? And an ex-police officer is arrested for extortion.
    All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Graham’s video thanking people for voting for “Smashing Security” - Twitter.iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever - Apple.Apple's new iOS 18 feature is being called 'a cheater's paradise' - Daily Mail.2 Accused In Internet Extortion Scheme Against Boss - Patch.District Attorney: Ex-police officer turned model among duo arrested in Orange County - Westchester News.Former N.Y. cop, internet model Ally Thueson arrested for extortion - NY Daily News. Extortion - FindLaw.Smile politely, nod awkwardly: greeting people you barely know - University Times.How to pass people in hallway without awkwardness? - Reddit.How Long Should a Great Kiss Last? - Psychology Today.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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    1Password Extended Access Management - Secure every sign-in for every app on every device.Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 10% off!
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    Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.
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    • 32 min
    Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

    Crashing robo-taxis, and name-dropping rappers

    Drones, some coloured cardboard, and a piece of tinfoil may be all the kit you need to crash a robot-driven taxi, and a rapper is accused of using Justin Bieber's name to defraud a TV company.
    All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Riding Baidu's self-driving robo-taxi - YouTube.Malicious Attacks against Multi-Sensor Fusion in Autonomous Driving - Research paper.Researchers warn robot cars can be crashed with tinfoil and paint daubed on cardboard - The Register.Gang of Hackers Tries to Steal Baidu’s Driverless Car Secrets - Bloomberg.Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida, where he and mother are charged with $1M in fraud - AP News.Sean Kingston Extradited From California to Florida in Fraud and Theft Case - Entertainment Tonight.Rapper Sean Kingston, his mother arrested on fraud charges after SWAT raid at his Southwest Ranches home - Sun Sentinel.What is fraudulent use of personal identification information? - Pumphrey Law.Google’s AI really is that stupid, feeds people answers from The Onion - AV Club.Some of Google’s “best” AI search results - Twitter.Google Rolls Back A.I. Search Feature After Flubs and Flaws - NY Times.Sure, Google’s AI overviews could be useful – if you like eating rocks - The Guardian.Citymapper.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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    • 36 min
    Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

    Microsoft’s Recall controversy, and the North Korean insider threat

    Microsoft gets itself into a pickle with a privacy-popping new feature on its CoPilot+ PCs, the FTC warns of impersonated companies, and is your company hiring North Korean IT workers?
    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 author, journalist, and podcaster Geoff White.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Microsoft's new Windows 11 Recall is a privacy nightmare - Bleeping Computer.Statement in response to Microsoft Recall feature - ICO.Arizona woman charged in North Korean IT worker scheme that raised millions - CNN.Charges and Seizures Brought in Fraud Scheme Aimed at Denying Revenue for Workers Associated with North Korea - US Department of Justice.New FTC Data Shed Light on Companies Most Frequently Impersonated by Scammers - FTC website.Who’s who in scams: a spring roundup - FTC.Udio.Geoff's Labyrinth ext v2 - Graham’s AI song about Geoff White’s book “Rinsed”.“Nuclear War” by Annie Jacobsen - Amazon.The Patient - Disney+.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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    Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 10% off!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!Kiteworks – Step into the future of secure managed file transfer with Kiteworks.
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    • 52 min
    iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

    iPhone undeleted photos, and stealing Scarlett Johansson’s voice

    iPhone photos come back from the dead! Scarlett Johansson sounds upset about GPT-4o, and there's a cockup involving celebrity fakes.
    All this and 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 special guest Anna Brading of Malwarebytes.
    Plus! Don't miss our featured interview with Sandy Bird of Sonrai Security.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    When NASA Lost a Spacecraft Due to a Metric Math Mistake - Simscale.The worst sales promotion in history - The Hustle.Nonconsensual AI Porn Maker Accidentally Leaks His Customers' Emails - 404 Media.UK's Ministry of Defence fined after Bcc email blinder that put the lives of Afghan citizens at risk - Hot for Security.£200,000 fine for exposing possible child abuse victims in classic Cc/Bcc email blunder - Graham Cluley.Apple's Photo Bug Exposes the Myth of 'Deleted' - Wired.OpenAI Voice Scandal: Sky's Fall From Grace - YouTube. How the voices for ChatGPT were chosen - OpenAI.As AI becomes more human-like, experts warn users must think more critically about its responses - CBC News.What We Lose When ChatGPT Sounds Like Scarlett Johansson - The New York Times.Scarlett Johansson’s Statement About Her Interactions With Sam Altman - The New York Times.Kin TV series - Wikipedia.Portal connecting Dublin and New York 'reawakens' under new restrictions after 'inappropriate behaviour' - Sky News.How to cook the perfect chicken rendang – recipe - The Guardian.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
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    • 55 min
    The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

    The fake deepfake, and Estate insecurity

    Remember when a US mother was accused of distributing explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter's cheerleading rivals kicked off the team? Well, there has been a surprising development. And learn how cybercriminals have been stealing boomers' one-time-passcodes via a secretive online service.
    All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    ‘Got that boomer!’: How cybercriminals steal one-time passcodes for SIM swap attacks and raiding bank accounts - TechCrunch.Cheerleader's mom created deepfake videos to allegedly harass her daughter's rivals - ABC News.Bucks County mom doctored videos to harass girls on daughter's cheerleading sqaud, prosecutors say - Philly Voice.Spone v. Reiss, Civil Action 23-0147 - Casetext.Mother 'used deepfake to frame cheerleading rivals' - BBC News.She was accused of faking an incriminating video of teenage cheerleaders. She was arrested, outcast and condemned. The problem? Nothing was fake after all - The Guardian.Parkrun - Wikipedia.Parkrun UK.Oxfordshire Artweeks 2024 - Artweeks homepage. Carole’s art website - carole.wtfSmashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    Kiteworks – Step into the future of secure managed file transfer with Kiteworks.Vanta – Expand the scope of your security program with market-leading compliance automation… while saving time and money. Smashing Security listeners get 10% off!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!
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    Tell your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Podcast Audience... ,

Juice-Jacking and BattleBots...

This episode was extremely funny with Graham and David derailed Carole's Robot Wars recommendation. It was like seeing 2 old men having a "manly" debate at a nursing home about some distant memory, while Dr. Carole is trying to decide who to administer the sedative to regain control of the situation...

Oh and the cybersecurity topics being covered are spot on.

TaintedBrain ,

Funny and Informative

Great security podcast. Breaks down info, makes it easy to digest and funny at the same time.

And as for everyone's favourite part of the show!!! Love it.

No inducements of any kind were offered for this review, no free mugs etc. Shame, I'd have taken them too. :)

Don1612 ,

The most entertaining security podcast

Chaps, Chaps, this is the most entertaining security podcast out there at the moment, fun way to get to get a weekly injection of infosec news and giggles.

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