37 episodes

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.

Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

Hackable? McAfee

    • Technology
    • 4.6, 518 Ratings

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.

Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.

    Gone Phishin’

    Gone Phishin’

    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.

    • 37 min
    Porch Piracy

    Porch Piracy

    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.

    • 29 min
    False Charges

    False Charges

    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.

    • 30 min
    Who's Watching

    Who's Watching

    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.

    • 30 min
    Keyless Ignition

    Keyless Ignition

    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.

    • 25 min
    MouseJacked

    MouseJacked

    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.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

wewaskingz ,

Incredibly Frustrating

When I first started listening, I thought that this was a podcast for IT professionals, or at least for people who are technologically inclined.

After a couple episodes I am so frustrated with Geoff that I can’t keep listening. For example, in the episode “False Charges” where they discuss the rogue charging cable that installs malware on Geoff’s laptop, and I can’t even finish it. Why is the host of this show someone who doesn’t understand even basic IT concepts?

I understand that the hosts want to make it accessible for more than just IT pros, but Jesus Christ most 15 year olds understand the stuff that the guests are explaining, and Geoff barely knows how to turn his computer on. Just seems strange that they wouldn’t have a host who at least knows a bit about programming/networking/anything.

Username331 ,

Best podcast ever

This is hands down the best podcast on internet security and Hackable devices! It keeps your attention and is really informative.

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