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Smashing Security #078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF? PODCAST

Smashing Security #078: Hounds hunt hackers, too-human Google AI, and ethnic recognition tech - WTF?

Dogs are trained to sniff out hackers’ hard drives, facial recognition takes an ugly turn, and do you trust Google to book your hair appointment?

All this and 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 investigative journalist Geoff White.

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Smashing Security #077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating PODCAST

Smashing Security #077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating

The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.

Find out in this special splinter episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire podcast.

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Smashing Security #076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day PODCAST

Smashing Security #076: Spying phones, hacked ski lifts, and World Password Day

Cheap Android smartphones sold on Amazon have been sending customers’ full text messages to a Chinese server, ski lifts are found to be the latest devices left open to abuse by hackers, and we remind you why password managers are a good idea on World Password Day. Oh, and our guest serenades us with a hit from the 1980s!

All this and 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 broadcaster and journalist David McClelland.

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Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook PODCAST

Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook

Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what’s the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook?

Find out in this special splinter episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #074: Smashing Security isn't bullsh*t PODCAST

Smashing Security #074: Smashing Security isn’t bullsh*t

Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants.

All this and 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 B J Mendelson, author of “Social media is bullsh*t.”

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Smashing Security #073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up PODCAST

Smashing Security #073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up

Politician admits to hacking a rival’s website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley 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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #072: Why are firms so cr*p with our private data?

Grindr, MyFitnessPal, and Panera Bread. They’ve all had data breach scares of varying degrees this week. Some handled the security breaches well, some didn’t. We took a look at how well different firms are respecting your data privacy.

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

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Smashing Security #071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems PODCAST

Smashing Security #071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham.

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, who are joined this week by Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure.

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Smashing Security #070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica PODCAST

Smashing Security #070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach - it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.

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, who are joined this week by researcher Scott Helme.

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Smashing Security #069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross PODCAST

Smashing Security #069: Cryptomining, China, and Bob Ross

How come Apple’s Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens?

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, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes.

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Smashing Security #068: Malware from outer space! PODCAST

Smashing Security #068: Malware from outer space!

If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham *please* stop talking about text adventure games?

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, who are joined this week by special guest journalist (and possible spy) James Thomson.

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Smashing Security #067: Cyber stalking and gun control PODCAST

Smashing Security #067: Cyber stalking and gun control

Incognito mode on your browser not as private as you think, consumer spyware companies get hacked, Graham is accused of “multitasking” in his hotel room, and Carole champions the students of Parkland, Florida.

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

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Smashing Security #066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards PODCAST

Smashing Security #066: Passwords, pirates, and postcards

Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.

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, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The CyberWire podcast.

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Smashing Security #065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa PODCAST

Smashing Security #065: Cryptominomania, Poppy, and your Amazon Alexa

Cryptomining goes nuclear, YouTube for Kids gets scary, and TV ads have been given the green light to mess with your Amazon Alexa.

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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #064: So just a 'teeny tiny' security issue then? PODCAST

Smashing Security #064: So just a ‘teeny tiny’ security issue then?

A Namecheap vulnerability allows strangers to make subdomains for your website, Troy Hunt examines password length, and ex-Google and Facebook employees are fighting to protect kids from social media addiction.

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, who are joined this week by special guest HaveIBeenPwned’s Troy Hunt.

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Smashing Security #063: Carole’s back!

Fitness trackers breaching your privacy, how anyone can create convincing celebrity porn, and how ransomware authors are getting ripped off by scammers.

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, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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