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Smashing Security #100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster

Yes, it’s the 100th edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

There’s a little celebration at both ends of this week’s podcast – but the meat of the sandwich is our normal look at the security stories of the last week – including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees.


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Smashing Security #038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren’t so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.

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 technology journalist Geoff White.


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Hundreds of ‘smart’ locks bricked by flubbed remote update

A fouled-up over-the-air firmware update rendered hundreds of a smart lock vendor’s products unopenable.

Whoops.

David Bisson reports.


1 min read

Robert Redford showed us in 1992 why you shouldn’t trust Android’s voice password

Robert Redford would tell you that something like “Trusted Voice” on Android smartphones just shouldn’t be trusted…

Watch the video and all will be explained.


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