We share our technical knowledge and advice in plain English, in a style that is entertaining yet serious, with plenty of expert advice you can use both at work and at home.
Fun fact: Series 3 intro and outro music by Edith Mudge (https://www.edithmudge.com).
New episode every Thursday, plus bonus splinter podcasts and minisodes as special surprises!
S3 Ep88: Phone scammers, hacking bust, and data breach fines
Episode date: Thursday 2022-06-23
S3 Ep87: Follina, AirTags, ID theft and the Law of Big Numbers
Episode date: Thursday 2022-06-16
S3 Ep86: The crooks were in our network for HOW long?!
Episode date: Thursday 2022-06-09
S3 Ep85: Now THAT’S what I call a Microsoft Office exploit!
Why calling a computer after a famous scientist doesn’t always help. The wacky but dangerous 0-day hole in Windows. Supply chain attacks and the crooks who orchestrate them. Smishing revisited. And why saying what you really mean makes you better at cybersecurity.
Episode date: Thursday 2022-06-02
S3 Ep84: Government demand, Mozilla velocity, and Clearview fine
How network comms caught a murderer back in in 1845. Why the US government said, “Patch, or else!” How Mozilla got a double code-execution bug fixed in 48 hours. And why controversial face-matching company Clearview AI got fined $10m.
Episode date: Thursday 2022-05-26
S3 Ep83: Cracking passwords, patching Firefox, and Apple vulns
What does the word “non-commensurate” mean? When is cracking passwords legal? Why did Firefox get patched? Which computer needed dropping onto the desk? Why wasn’t this 0-day listed in every Apple update? Did Duck get spammed, or was it actually a troll?
Episode date: Thursday 2022-05-19
S3 Ep82: Bugs, bugs, bugs (and Colonial Pipeline again)
Where does the word “radio” come from? RubyGems supply chain rip-and-replace bug. A weird, weird, weird, weird, weird GoogleDocs bug. Colonial Pipeline back in the cybersecurity news. What about built-in password managers?
Episode date: Thursday 2022-05-12
S3 Ep81: Passwords (still with us!), Github, Firefox at 100, and network worms
Episode date: Thursday 2022-05-05
S3 Ep80: Ransomware news, phishing woes, NAS bugs, and a giant hole in Java
Episode date: Thursday 2022-04-28
S3 Ep79: Chrome hole, a bad-choice holiday, and cryptododginess
Adam Osborne or John Osbourne? Another 0-day in Chrome. How not to choose a cybersecurity holiday destination. The Osbo[u]rne Effect. Cryptododginess that might actually be legal. And the Zilog Z80 versus the Mostek 6502.
Episode date: Thursday 2022-04-21
S3 Ep78: Darkweb hydra, Ruby, quantum computing, and a robot revolution
Episode date: Thursday 2022-04-14
S3 Ep77: Bugs, busts and old-school PDP-11 hacking
Episode date: Thursday 2022-04-07
S3 Ep76: Deadbolt, LAPSUS$, Zlib and a Chrome 0-day
Episode date: Thursday 2022-03-31
S3 Ep75: Okta, CryptoRom, OpenSSL and CafePress
Episode date: Thursday 2022-03-24
S3 Ep74: Cybercrime busts, Apple patches, Pi Day, and disconnect effects
Episode date: Thursday 2022-03-17
S3 Ep73: Ransomware with a difference, dirty Linux pipes, and more
What do ransomware blackmailers ask for when they don’t want money? Why did Firefox get two updates in three days? How did Adafruit get hoist by the petard of “shadow IT”? And what’s with those dirty Linux pipes?
Episode date: Thursday 2022-03-10
S3 Ep72: AirTag stalking, web server coding woes and Instascams
Episode date: Thursday 2022-03-03
S3 Ep71: VMware escapes, PHP holes, WP plugin woes, and scary scams
VMware guest VM escapes could put your host servers at risk. PHP fixes an input validation bug in input validation code. A WordPress plugin maker shows you how to write a decent security report. And French scammers remind us that sextortion is sadly still a thing.
Episode date: Thursday 2022-02-24
S3 Ep70: Bitcoin, billing blunders, and 0-day after 0-day after 0-day
Episode date: Thursday 2022-02-17
For a full listing of episodes, including this and all previous series, please visit Naked Security on Soundcloud.