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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: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."
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: "Best Security Podcast 2018" and "Best Security Podcast 2019."
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).

    180: Taking care of Clare

    180: Taking care of Clare

    On this special splinter episode of the podcast, we're joined by actor and comedian Clare Blackwood in the hope of convincing her that cybersecurity is no laughing matter.


    Hear what happens in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Carole's cousin (!) Clare Blackwood.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/180 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: Clare Blackwood.
    Sponsored By:
    Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs gives security professionals practical and gamified content to keep pace with the latest threats.

    Listeners can signup at immersivelabs.com/smashing to get instant access to more than 24 hours of free labs AND a new lab to try out each week.
    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:
    All ages dance on TikTok during coronavirus quarantine — Los Angeles Times.Fugitive John McAfee’s location revealed by photo meta-data screw-up — Naked Security.Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach.Clare Blackwood's TikTok dance.The Miracle Sudoku — YouTube.Cracking The Cryptic YouTube channel.Puzzled man solving 'miracle' sudoku becomes YouTube sensation — The Guardian.Dumb-Dumbs and Dice.Into the Night — Netflix.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 46 min
    179: Deepfake Jay-Z, and beer apps spilling your data

    179: Deepfake Jay-Z, and beer apps spilling your data

    Apps that belch out sensitive military information, what could the world learn from South Korea's digital response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and who has been deepfaking Bill Clinton, Jay-Z, and Donald Trump... and why?


    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 Brian Klaas of the "Power Corrupts" podcast.


    Plus we have a bonus feature interview with Rachael Stockton from Logmein, the folks behind LastPass, all about their report into the psychology of passwords.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/179 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 Guests: Brian Klaas and Rachael Stockton.
    Sponsored By:
    LastPass: LastPass's "Psychology of Passwords" report surveyed over 3,000 people around the world to highlight the current state of online security behaviors – and the results are alarming.

    Download it now at smashingsecurity.com/passwordreport
    Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs gives security professionals practical and gamified content to keep pace with the latest threats.

    Listeners can signup at immersivelabs.com/smashing to get instant access to more than 24 hours of free labs AND a new lab to try out each week.
    Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.



    Listeners can get a 40% discount on the Boxcryptor Personal License (private use) and Boxcryptor Business (perfect for self-employed) by visiting smashingsecurity.com/boxcryptor

    Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    Military And Intelligence Personnel Can Be Tracked With The Untappd Beer App — Bellingcat.What South Korea's Nightclub Outbreak Can Teach Other Countries — Time.When audio deepfakes put words in Jay-Z’s mouth, did he have a legal case? — Ars Technica.Jay-Z’s Deepfake Hamlet Recital — To Sue, Or Not To Sue — Forbes.Vocal Synthesis — YouTube channel.Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage — Ranjan Roy.Iron Chef Japan episodes — YouTube.Rabbit Hole podcast.The Psychology of Passwords — LastPass.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

    178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs

    Graham shares stories of email storms, Carole describes the steps being taken by firms as they try to coax employees back to the office, and guest Lisa Forte details a hack that has impacted Lady Gaga and other celebrities.


    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 special guest Lisa Forte.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/178 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: Lisa Forte.
    Sponsored By:
    Immersive Labs: Immersive Labs gives security professionals practical and gamified content to keep pace with the latest threats.

    Listeners can signup at immersivelabs.com/smashing to get instant access to more than 24 hours of free labs AND a new lab to try out each week.
    Oracle: Oracle has partnered with KPMG to produce a new cloud threat report. It reveals a crisis of confidence caused by a patchwork approach to data security, misconfigured services and confusion around cloud security models. This will only be fixed by organizations making security part of the culture of their business.

    Read the full report at smashingsecurity.com/oraclereport
    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:
    Me Too! — Microsoft tells the story of the Bedlam DL3 email storm.Microsoft employees swept up in GitHub reply-all email apocalypse — Business Insider.Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares — The Verge.Reply All Storm Protection in Exchange Online — Microsoft Tech Community.The NHS's massive email storm — Graham Cluley.Entertainment Law Firm Hacked in Major Data Breach, Ransomware Attack — Variety.Coronavirus: Commuters told to 'prepare to queue' in new guidance — BBC News.Employers Rush to Adopt Virus Screening. The Tools May Not Help Much — The New York Times.Robot dog enforces social distancing in city park — BBC News.Onkalo spent nuclear fuel repository — Wikipedia.Into Eternity — Wikipedia.Finland buries its nuclear past — BBC News.The plan to protect humans from radioactive waste with color-changing cats — Business Insider.How colour-changing cats might warn future humans of radioactive waste — The Guardian.The Summit trailer — YouTube.No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 — Amazon.com.Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread Recipe — Leite's Culinaria.No Knead Bread Recipe — YouTube.No-Knead Bread Recipe — New York Times.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 50 min
    177: Elon Musk, Roblox, and Love Bug author found

    177: Elon Musk, Roblox, and Love Bug author found

    What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history's biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox 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 technology journalist Geoff White.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/177 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: Geoff White.
    Sponsored By:
    DomainTools: Join our friends at DomainTools for a webinar as they walk you through the process of identifying a nefarious domain, mapping connected infrastructure, and reverse-engineering a ransomware attack which used a Coronavirus disguise.

    Learn more about how DomainTools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence and watch the webinar at domaintools.com/smashing
    Oracle: Build, test, and deploy applications on Oracle Cloud - for free.

    Sign up at smashingsecurity.com/oracle and you'll soon be building, testing and deploying cloud applications securely with Oracle.
    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:
    Vote for Smashing Security in the EU Security Blogger Awards!Graham Cluley on Earworm Island — Earworm Island podcast.Carole Theriault on Earworm Island — Earworm Island podcast.Elon Musk tweets a photo of his newborn child — Twitter.World Password Day — Days of the year.Grimes explains the baby's name — Twitter.Don’t Make These 5 Password FAILS! (But Do Notch These 2 Password Wins) — ID Agent.Love Bug Virus Creator Comes Clean — Geoff White.Memories of the Melissa virus — Naked Security.Roblox — Wikipedia.What is Roblox? — Digital Trends.Hacker Bribed 'Roblox' Insider to Access User Data — Motherboard.I'm Officially RICHER Than ROBLOX!! (WORLD RECORD BROKEN) — Linkmon99 on YouTube.WM97/Michael-B virus analysis — Sophos.Bookcase Credibility — @BCredibility on Twitter.Five Minutes With: Brian Sewell — YouTube. So you can see how good Graham's impression is.Syncplay.Netflix Party.Whole Chicken in a Can — Ashens on YouTube.Poundland Food Special - All Day Breakfast — Ashens on YouTube.MRE & Ration Reviews — YouTube. A man experiencing and reviewing military rations from 1863-current day.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 1 hr
    176: Hacking hacks and university attacks

    176: Hacking hacks and university attacks

    Journalists spying on their rivals, the NHS rejects Apple and Google's approach to Coronavirus-tracing, and universities are hit by an old-fashioned sexy lady attack.


    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 special guest Rik Ferguson.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/176 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: Rik Ferguson.
    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:
    Vote for Smashing Security in the EU Security Blogger Awards!Financial Times reporter accessed private calls at Independent and Evening Standard — The Independent.FT suspends journalist accused of listening to rival outlets' Zoom calls — The Guardian.Sky News admits it hacked Canoe Man’s email — Naked Security.Is it ever acceptable for a journalist to hack into somebody else’s email? — Naked Security.NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan — BBC News.Threat Actors Repurpose Hupigon in Adult Dating Attacks Targeting US Universities — Proofpoint.Warwick University kept data hack secret from students and staff — Birmingham Live.JustWatch - The Streaming Guide.Just Watch — Apple App Store.Just Watch — Google Play.Fire for Kids Unlimited — Amazon UK.Kindle Limited for Kids — Amazon.com.J! Archive.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 45 min
    175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and 'Rona tracing

    175: Zoom deepfakes, Zardoz, and 'Rona tracing

    Will deepfake disguises hit a video conference near you, can Coronavirus-tracing apps be trusted, and should Facebook shut down anti-quarantine events?


    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 Maria Varmazis.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/175 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: Maria Varmazis.
    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.Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor encrypts your sensitive files and folders in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many other cloud storages. It combines the benefits of the most user friendly cloud storage services with the highest security standards worldwide. Encrypt your data right on your device before syncing it to the cloud providers of your choice.



    Listeners can get a 40% discount on the Boxcryptor Personal License (private use) and Boxcryptor Business (perfect for self-employed) by visiting smashingsecurity.com/boxcryptor

    Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    Did you know you could leave us a voicemail? Feel free to be as rude/weird/complimentary as you like... Iain Thomson in fancy dress on Zoom. — Twitter.Smashing Security 134: Sextortion, silicone face masks, and a DDoS doofus.Avatarify: Avatars for Zoom and Skype — GitHub."Elon Musk joined our Zoom call" — YouTube.Avatarify demo — YouTube.This Open-Source Program Deepfakes You During Zoom Meetings, in Real Time — Vice.Trailer for Zardoz (1974) — YouTube.Coronavirus: Governors ask Trump to call off lockdown protests — BBC News.Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online? — The Register.COVID-19 apps — Wikipedia.Would You Give Up Health or Location Data to Return to Work? — The New York Times.European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps — VentureBeat.European experts ready smartphone technology to help stop coronavirus — Reuters.2 billion phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech — Ars Technica.Contact Tracing in the Real World — Light Blue Touchpaper.Tracking the Global Response to COVID-19 — Privacy International.Apple and Google Respond to Covid-19 Contact Tracing Concerns — Wired.Sketchplanations - A weekly explanation in a sketch.Make These Projects to Fight COVID-19 Right Now — Make.3D Print This Simple Tool Now, To Help Local Sewists Make More Masks for Covid-19 — Make.Fix The Mask.Turn a T-shirt into a face mask — Ronit Bose Roy on Twitter.Educational Documentaries on Netflix — YouTube.Remote Tourism.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

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Entertaining and easy listening security podcast

A podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously and good banter between the hosts and guests. Not hyper technical if that’s your game but does give an alternative view. Good for easy listening Friday

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