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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).

    167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion

    167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion

    Scammers from Africa are preying on US businesses, a drug dealer makes a mistake when hiding his Bitcoin fortune, and the Coronavirus pandemic is causing scams to soar and raising questions about facial recognition.


    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 Naked Security's Anna Brading.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/167 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:
    Business Email Compromise (BEC) and G Suite: How the Exaggerated Lion Cybercrime Group Cashes Out — Agari.A weed dealer’s $59M lesson: Don’t hide Bitcoin keys with a fishing rod — Ars Technica.Chance encounter with gardaí unmasked bitcoin millionaire drug dealer — Irish Times.Man who ‘threw away’ bitcoin haul now worth over $80m wants to dig up landfill site — The Independent.Novel Coronavirus Update — RSA Conference.The Coronavirus Is Swiftly Breaching Defenses Across The World — Peak Prosperity.Scores of Hongkongers hit by mask scam on Facebook, hundreds more could be fraud victims since coronavirus outbreak — South China Morning Post.How Big of a Scam Are 'Coronavirus Protection Kits?' — Vice.Wearing a mask won’t stop facial recognition anymore — Abacus News.Coronavirus phishing scam targets victims with false information — Business Insider.This Cat Does Not Exist.These Cats Do Not Exist.Intelligence — Sky.This Country — BBC Three.Farkle — Wikipedia.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 56 min
    166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

    166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

    How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads.


    All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/166 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.
    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.DomainTools: DomainTools turns threat data into threat intelligence, giving organizations the ability to use and create a forensic map of criminal activity, assess threats and prevent future attacks.

    Read a free report into how automation is changing IT security, and specifically the staffing of IT departments.Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    Tweet from Kelsey Bressler.safeDM – Making the Internet Safer.@showYoDiq — Twitter.This Dick Pic Filter For Your Inbox Does Block Most Pictures Of Dicks, And Some Dick-Like Things — Buzzfeed.Smashing Security 034: The pen is mightier than the password — With special guest David McClelland.Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads — Krebs on Security.The Personal History of David Copperfield (Trailer) — YouTube.The Personal History of David Copperfield — Wikipedia.Hunted — Endeavor Audio.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 42 min
    165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

    165: Cheapfakes, deepfakes, and Ashley Madison

    Wi-Fi hopping malware, the return of Ashley Madison extortion scams, and should social media be doing anything about cheapfakes?


    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/165 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:
    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:
    Smashing Security #162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears — Carole talks about the activities of Clearview AI.‎The Daily: The End of Privacy as We Know It? — Apple Podcasts.Emotet Malware Advisory — US Department of Homeland Security.Emotet Wishes You a Merry Christmas from Greta Thunberg — Proofpoint.Coronavirus - hackers exploit fear of infection to spread malware — Graham Cluley.Emotet evolves with new Wi-Fi spreader — Binary Defense.Dear Ashley Madison user, I know everything about you. Pay up or else — Ars Technica.Here's what an Ashley Madison blackmail letter looks like — Graham Cluley.Nancy Pelosi rips up Trump's speech after divisive State of the Union address — The Guardian.Tweet by Dan Scavino Jr.Video of Pelosi brings renewed attention to 'cheapfakes' — AP News.Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images Is Unveiled by Jigsaw — The New York Times.Smashing Security #143: Hacking from outer space, Ukrainian cryptomining, and deepfaked Canadians.First survey of its kind for 50 years finds most Americans still think they have above average intelligence — Research Digest.Grumpy Website.The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness — Amazon.Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy — Amazon.com.Fake Heiress – The woman who scammed New York — BBC Radio Four.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 48 min
    164: A bitter pill to swallow

    164: A bitter pill to swallow

    A gallery is tricked into giving millions to a fraudster, software tells doctors to push opioids onto patients, and an artist finds a novel way to trick Google Maps into thinking there's a traffic jam.


    All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who ended up recording without a guest this week.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/164 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 Castbox, 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.
    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:
    Fraudsters Posing as Art Dealer Got Gallery to Pay Millions — Bloomberg.‘Hampstead Heath, Harrow in the Distance’, John Constable, David Lucas, published 1855 — Tate.Electronic Health Records Vendor to Pay $145 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations — Department of Justice.In secret deal with drugmaker, health-records tool pushed opioids — Los Angeles Times.Practice Management Software — Practice Fusion.Opioid epidemic in the United States — Wikipedia.Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue is 'Pharma Co X' in U.S. opioid kickback probe - sources — Reuters.Smashing Security 122: The big fat con at Office Depot.Google Maps hacks — Simon Weckert.Google Maps Hacks by Simon Weckert — YouTube.Telling Lies launch trailer — YouTube.‎Telling Lies — iOS App Store.Telling Lies — Steam.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 34 min
    163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs

    163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs

    Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now?


    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 Lisa Forte.


    And don't miss our special featured interview with Adrian Sanabria, all about Thinkst Canary.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/163 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 Castbox, 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: Adrian Sanabria and Lisa Forte.
    Sponsored By:
    Thinkst: Most companies discover they’ve been breached way too late. Thinkst Canary fixes this: just 3 minutes of setup; no ongoing overhead; nearly 0 false positives, and you can detect attackers long before they dig in. Go to canary.tools to find out why its Physical, VM and Cloud Based Canaries are deployed and loved on all 7 continents...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:
    Senate Bill 30 (PDF)Maryland: Make malware possession a crime! Yes, yes, researchers get a free pass — The Register.The City Of Baltimore Blew Off A $76,000 Ransomware Demand Only To Find Out A Bunch Of Its Data Had Never Been Backed Up — Techdirt.Smashing Security 151: Frankly, sometimes paying the ransom is a good idea.Maryland Computer Crimes Laws — FindLaw.Maryland Cookies TV advert — YouTube.Hunting the missing millions from collapsed cryptocurrency — BBC News.Inside the hellish workday of an Amazon warehouse employee — New York Post.Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers — Electronic Frontier Foundation.Nicholas Parsons: 'Broadcasting legend' dies at 96 after short illness — BBC News.Just a Minute — Wikipedia.Nicholas Parsons interviewed by Richard Herring — YouTube.Her Story - A Video Game About a Woman Talking to the Police.Her Story trailer — YouTube.Her Story follow-up takes place on a stolen NSA hard drive — Polygon.Bezos learns the harsh lesson of texting a crown prince fond of crucifixions — Marina Hyde, writing in The Guardian.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 58 min
    162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

    162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears

    A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and we share a scary story about the future of facial recognition.


    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 Michael Hucks.


    Visit https://www.smashingsecurity.com/162 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 Castbox, 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: Michael Hucks.
    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.DomainTools: DomainTools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence. Its solutions give organizations the ability to use and create a forensic map of criminal activity, assess threats and prevent future attacks.
    Learn more about their products at domaintools.com, or visit domaintools.com/smashing to enter their Capture The Flag competition and be in with a chance to win a $100 gift card.Support Smashing Security
    Links:
    YOU Season 2 Trailer — YouTube.Hospital administrator sacked for using NHS computer to download over 10,000 records is spared jail — Daily Mail.Robocalls: Americans got 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22% from last year — USA Today.Microsoft and Google just can't agree on proposed ban on facial recognition — ZDNet.Clearview - Technology to help solve the hardest crimes.The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It — New York Times.Clearview FAQ (PDF).Episode review: Columbo Double Shock — Graham got it wrong. It was Martin Landau, not Leonard Nimoy, who played the twins. And they weren't surgeons (but Nimoy did play an evil surgeon in a different Columbo episode that season)Eunoia: Words that Don't Translate.Dog wagging her tail every time she sees her owner — YouTube.She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement — Amazon.com.Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades — New York Times.‘She Said’ Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story — New York Times.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)

    • 52 min

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Super fun and informative podcast!

Smashing Security is a firm favourite podcast of mine! The presenters are funny and they speak just enough, but not too little or too much about a topic before they move on to the next.

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