We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are.
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Phishing scams that disguise malware or malicious intent in messages are extremely common. Just how do hackers keep reeling in victims? On this episode, we learn exactly how phishing works from the hacker’s perspective, and cast a phishing line of our own.
The more people shop online, the more thieves swipe packages. Are smart padlocks a secure solution? Or can they be cracked open by hackers? On this episode, Geoff joins the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team for some technical porch piracy.
It's always stressful when your phone's battery is low, but are some charging stations and USB cables dangerous to plug into? On this episode of “Hackable?” Geoff finds out just how much damage a hacker can do if you charge your phone with a secretly sinister cable.
Streaming devices make dumb TVs smart and smart TVs, well, smarter. But does that mean that a hacker can hijack your binge-watching? We invite white-hat Craig Young back on the show to learn whether there’s anything particularly vulnerable about these popular smart boxes and sticks.
Cars are more computerized than ever. But, does this make them easier to steal? Can smart key fobs help hackers drive away with your ride? White-hat Tim Martin comes back on the show and we learn whether he can start Geoff’s rental car without a key.
Wireless mice have become the preferred peripheral to scroll and click, but can cutting the cord allow a hacker to hijack your computer? In this episode, Geoff invites a white-hat over to learn whether his mouse leaves him vulnerable.
Made to be listened to
Hackable is by far the best podcast I’m listening to. Geoff is a charismatic host who understands the platform of podcasting. He describes their hacking stunts like a radio soap opera—with enough detail that you can imagine yourself there. Furthermore, the core topic of the show, hacking and technology, is extremely fascinating to begin with. The cherry on top, however, is their intro. Those intros are retellings of stories from popular tv shows. It’s creative and really sets the tone for the rest of the podcast. Those intros summarize the best parts about the podcast for me—detailed narration, charismatic hosting, and a fascinating premise.
If you are curious about hacking but don’t like to be burdened by long academic babbling, this is for you.