Should Google really be helping the FBI with a bank robbery? What’s the story behind the Twitter CEO claiming there’s a bomb in their offices? And how much does your car really know about you?
And we mourn the loss of Doctor Who legend Terrance Dicks…
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
From 8 July 2019, travellers on London’s underground tube network may wish to turn off their Wi-Fi first… if they don’t like the idea of being tracked.
Security experts found that the devices – manufactured in China, and rebadged by multiple companies around the world – are vulnerable to a simple hack that could allow a hacker to track their location, and even secretly listen in via the microphone.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.
More than 238,000 individuals users have had their family’s real-time location exposed for weeks on end after an app developer left sensitive data exposed on the internet, without a password.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
You would think that telling Google that you didn’t want your location be tracked by disabling an option called “Location History” would stop the internet giant from errr.. storing data about your location.
Location data shared in your Facebook and Twitter posts could be abused by individuals and advertisers alike.
Yasin Soliman explains how to ensure that you have the proper privacy controls in place.
The dramatic rise in popularity of iPhones and iPads in recent years means that Apple has had to become even more effective in protecting against hackers and snoopers.
The latest beta version of the upcoming new iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad has a rather creepy feature hidden away in its settings.
But for whose benefit?