300 episodes

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 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight 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).

Smashing Security Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

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 and 2019, and the "Most Entertaining" in 2022, Smashing Security has had over eight 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).

    300: Interplanetary file systems, iSpoof, and don't delete Twitter

    300: Interplanetary file systems, iSpoof, and don't delete Twitter

    Why deleting your Twitter account may be a very bad idea, how the police unravelled the iSpoof fraud gang, and a trip into outer space (or at least interplanetary file systems).
    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 original show co-host Vanja Švajcer.
    What an amazing 6 years of bickering it has been… thanks to all of you who have tuned in, appeared on the show, or supported us! 🙏
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Smashing Security #001: “One cup, two hotel guests” - YouTube.Whoopi Goldberg Quitting Twitter: “As Of Tonight I’m Done” - Deadline.Stephen Fry Joins Celebrity Twitter Exodus, Says “Goodbye” With Scrabble Message - Deadline.Twitter Users Warned Not To Delete Their Accounts - Here’s Why - ForbesHow to deactivate your account - Twitter.InterPlanetary File System - Wikipedia.Cyber Criminal Adoption of IPFS for Phishing, Malware Campaigns - Cisco Talos.Decentralized IPFS networks forming the 'hotbed of phishing' - The Register.UK police arrest 120 in largest-ever cyber fraud crackdown - Computer Weekly. Grote spoofingdienst uit de lucht gehaald door internationale samenwerking - Politie.nl.Received a text from the Metropolitan Police about iSpoof? - Cel solicitors.iSpoof' service dismantled, main operator and 145 users arrested - Bleeping Computer.iSpoof: What is iSpoof and how did police take down scam call site linked to 200,000 victims? - The Scotman.Listen to the...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    299: EV charging risks, FTX, and an ancient apocalypse

    299: EV charging risks, FTX, and an ancient apocalypse

    Deepfake shenanigans strike users of troubled crypto firm FTX, the perils of charging your electric vehicle, and is Microsoft's takeover of Activision good news for video game fanatics.
    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 John Hawes of AMTSO.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Larry David promotes FTX in Superbowl ad - YouTube.Crypto giant FTX collapses into bankruptcy - BBC News.FTX's new CEO: "Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure" - CBS News.Tom Brady, Giselle Bündchen, Larry David & Steph Curry Caught In FTX Crypto Fallout With Class Action Suit - Deadline.Bankman-Fried's FTX, senior staff, parents bought Bahamas property worth $300 milion - Reuters.Tweet showing Sam Bankman-Fried deepfake scam - Twitter.FTX Founder Deepfake Offers Refund to Victims in Verified Twitter Account Scam - Vice.Crypto.com CEO admits company accidentally sent 320,000 ETH ($416 million) to another crypto exchange a few weeks prior - Web3 is going great.Sandia studies vulnerabilities of electric vehicle charging infrastructure - Sandia Labs.Review of Electric Vehicle Charger Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Potential Impacts, and Defenses - MDPI.Shocker: EV charging infrastructure is seriously insecure - The Register.Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone, across every device - Microsoft.Gaming for everyone, everywhere: our view on the Activision Blizzard acquisition - Microsoft.a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/8091/video-gaming-market-leaders/#dossierKeyfigures" rel="noopener...

    • 57 min
    298: Housing market scams, Twitter 2FA, and the fesshole

    298: Housing market scams, Twitter 2FA, and the fesshole

    Elon Musk is still causing chaos at Twitter (and it's beginning to impact users), are scammers selling your house without your permission, and Google gets stung with a record-breaking fine.
    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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner.
    Plus don't miss our featured interview with Pentera's Shakel Ahmed talking about automating continuous cyber defence validation.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Graham offers Dave Bittner some advice on “Welcome Datacomp”... in 1995! - Usenet.Elon Musk apologises to users for Twitter being slow - Twitter.Former Twitter employee doesn’t think Elon Musk knows what he’s talking about - Twitter.Eric Frohnhoefer says Elon Musk is wrong - Twitter.Twitter engineer calls out Elon Musk for technical BS in unusual career move - The Register.Elon Musk says that he is turning off microservices “bloatware” - Twitter.Twitter’s SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is Melting Down - Wired.Elon only trusts Elon - Platformer.Elon’s paranoid purge - Platformer.Google to pay nearly $400 million over deceptive location tracking practices - The Record.Follow Smashing Security on Mastodon.South Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Scam Involving Fake Open Houses at Not-for-Sale Homes - Justice.gov.A South Bay man accepted hundreds of offers from open houses. But the homes weren’t for sale - LA Times. The typing of the Regex.Fesshole - Twitter.If Books Could Kill -...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    297: Mastodon 101, and the Hushpuppi saga

    297: Mastodon 101, and the Hushpuppi saga

    Graham offers some security and privacy advice for those exodusing Twitter to Mastodon, and Carole slams the door shut on a notorious scammer with a huge Instagram following.
    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 aren't joined by a guest this week.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, some snorting, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Mastodon: What you need to know for your security and privacy - Graham Cluley.Follow Graham Cluley on Mastodon.Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US - BBC. Influencer involved in $1.1 million Qatar school financing scam jailed - Alarabiya. Influencer ‘Ray Hushpuppi’ jailed over plan to launder $300m - The Guardian. Hushpuppi’s wife, Imams write judge as US court sentences fraudster today - Premium Times.Living trailer - YouTube.Kleo - Netflix. Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    Kolide – the SaaS app that sends employees important, timely, and relevant security recommendations concerning their Mac, Windows, and Linux devices, right inside Slack.Bitwarden – Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted by millions of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide for secure password storage and sharing.Sealit - Zero Trust Data Protection: protect, share, and monitor confidential emails and files - without passwords. Integrated with Gmail, Outlook, and file systems. Learn more and take advantage of Sealit's special offer to "Smashing Security" listeners.
    Support the show:
    You can help the podcast by telling your friends and colleagues about “Smashing Security”, and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser.
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    • 43 min
    296: Twitter turmoil, AI animal chatters, and metaverse at work

    296: Twitter turmoil, AI animal chatters, and metaverse at work

    Twitter has a new chief twit in the form of Elon Musk and he's causing problems, scientists say artificial intelligence may help us communicate with animals, and is the office of the future set in the metaverse?
    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 Mark Stockley.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, dolphin noises, and rude language.
    Episode links:
    Twitter employees are sleeping on the office floor to meet Elon Musk’s deadlines - The Verge.Elon Musk shows what being Chief Twit is all about across weird weekend - The Register.Pranksters pretending to be laid-off Twitter employees leave San Francisco HQ - YouTube.Twitter Limits Content-Enforcement Work as US Election Looms - Bloomberg.Twitter’s Yoel Roth comments on the firm’s trust and safety staff having their access to moderation and enforcement tools frozen - Twitter. Paul Pelosi Conspiracy Theory Trends on Twitter After Elon Musk Pushes It - Rolling Stone.Yoel Roth describes how Twitter will warn users of misleading information - Twitter.Yoel Roth describes “surge in hateful conduct on Twitter” - Twitter.The Demise of Digg: How an Online Giant Lost Control of the Digital Crowd - Harvard.Follow Graham on Mastodon.How tech is helping us talk to animals - Vox.“The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants” - Book by Karen Bakker.Project CETI - The Cetacean Translation Initiative. Not to be mixed-up with Project SETI.The Dark Side Of VR - The Intercept. a...

    • 55 min
    295: Slushygate, sextortion, and nano-targeting

    295: Slushygate, sextortion, and nano-targeting

    What is slushygate and how does it link to sextortion in the States? What is the most impersonated brand when it comes to delivering phishing emails?  And what the flip is nano-targeting?
    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 fan favourite Maria Varmazis.
    Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
    No contortionists were hurt during the making of this episode.
    Episode links:
    Memorandum of sentencing of Bryan Wilson - United States District Court Western District Court of Kentucky at Louisville.Accurint for Law Enforcement - LexisNexis.LexisNexis illegally collected and sold people's personal data, lawsuit alleges - CBS News.Ex-cop abused police tool in Snapshot sextortion plot that stole sexually explicit photos and videos - Bitdefender.Congress should consider enhancing protections around scores used to rank consumers (PDF) - Government Accountability Office. Online Shoppers Beware: Scammers Most Likely to Impersonate DHL - Check Point.Why Am I Seeing That Political Ad? Check Your ‘Trump Resistance’ Score  - New York Times.I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too - New York Times.Mixed Idioms.Apollo Remastered.Cosmic Background.Death of an Artist - Pushkin podcasts.Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)
    Sponsored by:
    Kolide – the SaaS app that sends employees important, timely, and relevant security recommendations concerning their Mac, Windows, and Linux devices, right inside Slack.Bitwarden – Password security you can trust. Bitwarden is an open source password manager trusted

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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.

Dirty Harry 1 ,

This is a grand podcast

These two sound great (lovely voices)!

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