Category : TheVerge

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

007: ASCII art attack

Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you? Computer security v...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

Passwords - a Smashing Security splinter

Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this special "splinter" episode (or should it be a "shard"?) regular hosts Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja Svajcer discuss the...

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

006: A romantic ransomware hotel break

Were hotel guests really trapped in their rooms by ransomware? Does anti-virus increase your attack surface so much that it's not worth running at all? And 11% of people on the internet are running ad blockers, says company which blocks ad blockers....

Technology / TheVerge - 1 year ago

005: Upskirt insecurity

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...

Technology / TheVerge - 2 years ago

004: You don't mess with Brian Krebs

The Spora ransomware offers you more than just your encrypted files back, Brian Krebs busts the alleged masterminds behind the Mirai botnet, and be careful that your IT staff aren't the only ones who know your corporate passwords. Computer security v...

Technology / TheVerge - 2 years ago

003: Alexa! Get me an axe!

Donald Trump and that secret dossier, MongoDB databases under attack, Microsoft employees suffering from PTSD and Alexa buying doll houses. Computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault chit-chat about the world of onli...

Technology / TheVerge - 2 years ago

002: Invest in carrier pigeons

Donald Trump talks cybersecurity and explains how to keep your messages top secret, Ukrainian soldiers are being spied upon by Android malware and an artist has devised a novel way of avoiding facial recognition technology. Computer security veterans...

Technology / TheVerge - 2 years ago

001: One cup, two hotel guests

We discuss the pains of providing tech support to family and friends, when writing down your passwords is actually a good idea, and muse on cloud backup services. Cool gadgetry, smart basketballs, below-par hotel services and, of course, Christmas be...