Thursday, July 19, 2018

087: How Russia hacked the US election

Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the...

086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

Crypto scamming Thai cave rescue scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams! All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer...

085: Doctor Who, Facebook patents, and Bob’s Burgers

Doctor Who's TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook's creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing...

084: No! My voice is not my password

Who's been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying "My voice is my password"? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who's been turning up your central heating? All this and...

083: Fake email derails clarinetist’s dream

Hell hath no fury like a jealous clarinetist's girlfriend! Your Google ChromeCast could be letting stalkers find out where you live! And why on earth is Graham recommending people write their passwords down in a book!? Join computer security veterans...

082: World Cup cybersecurity, crypto crashes, and a bang of a password fail

Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange goes offline after hack, Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks, and Florida stopped running background checks on gun buyers because of forgotten password. All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition...

081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award

The mastermind behind the Owari botnet doesn't seem to have learnt anything from his victims, and someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an embarrassing sentence from a letter sent to customers... All this and much much more is discussed...

080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple's private conversation to a random contact. All this and much...

079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

A website which demands money if you want your police mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly? All this and much much more...

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 much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing...

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...

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...

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...

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 much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing...

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...

Why the Best Defense Is a Good Offensive Security Strategy

When many people think about offensive security, they picture a mysterious figure wearing a hoodie, sitting behind a black-and-green terminal, diligently typing away as he probes enterprise networks. But the cybersecurity world has evolved well beyond this Hollywood hacker...

Google hit with $5.1b fine in EU’s Android antitrust case

This could mean the end of free Android. In the meantime, Google plans to appeal.

Privacy Advocates Say Kelsey Smith Act Gives Police Too Much Power

This bill making its way through Congress would allow law enforcement to more easily uncover location data for cell phones from mobile carriers in an emergency.

IDG Contributor Network: Hack like a CISO

I have written several times over the last couple of years about how the role of today’s CISOs have changed and are now more tuned to support business activities and the management of enterprise risk. Serving an organization as...

Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Policy Suite

One of the worst security flaws permits attackers to act as root and execute arbitrary code.