Smashing Security #005: ‘Upskirt insecurity’

Graham Cluley

Smashing Security podcast #005: 'Upskirt insecurity'

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Join me and fellow computer security industry veterans Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault on the “Smashing Security” podcast, as we have another casual chat about the world of online privacy and computer security.

Smashing Security #005: 'Upskirt insecurity'

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Blurb:

An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an “upskirt” website leaks its user data.

Oh, and Vanja forces Graham to share an embarrassing privacy-breaching lavatory anecdote.

Show notes:

Hope you enjoy the show, and tell us what you think! You can follow the Smashing Security team at @SmashinSecurity on Twitter.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what happened to the Smashing Security video… click here.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

2 Replies to “Smashing Security #005: ‘Upskirt insecurity’”

  1. Great podcast! I prefer audio over video as I can rest my eyes.

    What software/software are you using to create this Graham? The audio is many, many times superior compared to the first couple of videos and is extremely easy to listen to :)

    Talking about Google and vulnerability disclosures, Chrome has now been updated to 56.0.2924.76 and has some very important security fixes.

    https://chromereleases.googleblog.com

    1. Thanks Bob. In previous podcasts we were recording it as a Google Hangout (which gives us a video version) and then ripping the audio out of that. Google Hangouts – understandably – doesn't give a lot of priority to audio.

      For this episode we dumped Google Hangouts entirely (which I realise may have upset some people, as we didn't make a video version) and recorded the audio using Cast ( https://tryca.st/ )

      Cast captures the audio locally on each remote participant's computer (Carole and I are at different locations in Oxford, and Vanja is in Croatia) and then munges them all together at the end. It's possible to do the job of Cast with other tools, but it takes some of the donkey work out of the process and reduces the chances of cockup.

      Once Cast have given us a decent recording we do a little editing in GarageBand and Bob's your uncle.

      It's still not perfect, and we could have tweaked more with the levels and there's some background traffic noise coming from outside where Vanja records. But I think it's a big improvement.

      And thanks for reminding everyone about the new version of Chrome. Good to see them making this change (I believe Firefox has done something similar), and that users will be updated pretty much automatically)

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