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We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are. Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.
||CleanRemote Control||Smart TVs make binge-worthy TV shows and movies just a click away. But do these internet-connected devices also expose users to hackers? In this episode, our host Geoff Siskind and two white-hats see if they can hack our producer’s smart TV in the mid||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Darknet Diaries||This week, we’re featuring an episode of Darknet Diaries: “The Beirut Bank Job.” It tells the true story of Jayson E. Street, a renowned white-hat for hire. He’s scary good at using social engineering to identify security vulnerabilities. Until||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRAT Attack||While Geoff is usually the victim of our white-hat hackers, this episode he gets to see things from their perspective. Find out just how much control a hacker has over a machine infested by a RAT.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlying Blind||There are now more than 1 million drones registered in the US. They are fun to fly, and poised to take on important commercial and public functions. But are they secure? Do pilots risk losing all control?||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Breadcrumbs||From family holidays to hikes, concerts, and meals — almost every experience is now snapped and posted to social media. Do photo sharers risk revealing even more than they intended?||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrying Eyes||Every 53 seconds, a laptop is stolen from a car or office, an airport or a café. Even if you secure your laptop with a strong password, will that strong password keep prying eyes off your personal data? Or will it leave your intimate information up for||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVirtually Vulnerable||Once a sci-fi novelty, virtual reality has emerged as a tech phenomenon. But do security vulnerabilities in popular headsets put users at risk? In this episode, Geoff heads to the University of New Haven virtual reality research lab to learn if hackers||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew to Hackable?||In a world where we obsess over staying connected, how can we be sure we’re not leaving ourselves vulnerable? Hackable? gives us a front row seat to explore where we’re susceptible in our daily routines, without even realizing it. From Wi-Fi to web||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternet of Toddlers||The industry of smart baby devices, also known as the "Internet of Toddlers” includes everything from bluetooth pacifiers, internet-enabled monitors, and Wi-Fi onesies. IoT might be best thing to happen to the nursery...but are the potential vulnerabi||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting The Grid||Our power grids, gas pipelines, and traffic control systems are all accessible online. But does that mean they can be hacked? In this episode of Hackable? Geoff teams up with the Head of Advanced Threat Research at McAfee to answer the question, “why||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCyber Wash||Automatic car washes save time and water, but are these internet-enabled devices hackable? In this episode, Geoff teams ups with a Security Researcher to find out how quickly a trip to the car wash can become a potentially dangerous situation. And all i||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPet-nology||A smart camera + dog treat dispenser allows you to monitor behavior, video chat with your pooch and toss them a treat while you’re away. But what if you’re not the only one watching? In this episode of Hackable? Geoff and Bruce examine the real poss||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnd We're In||"From social media to banking, we use passwords to protect all of our sensitive information. But how easy would it be for a hacker to gain access to our accounts? In this episode of Hackable?, Geoff puts his personal passwords to the test against an exp||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccess Granted||RFID is in everything from your keycard to library books, and probably even your dog. But with the popularity of this technology, is the information inside as secure as it should be? In this episode, Geoff and the crew look into RFID spoofing and what a||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeyless Entry||Unlocking your doors with the touch of a button is the greatest thing to happen to cars since, well, the invention of cars. Although is the signal you send through the air secure? Or are you giving a hacker a chance to capture your code with every click||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Dolled Up||Tech toys are always the hottest gifts during the holidays. But what if something as innocent looking as an Internet-connected stuffed animal could be used as a listening device? And how easy would it be for someone to do? In this episode of Hackable? w||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHigh Frequency||Smart speakers, just shout out a command and these digital assistants take action. But would it be possible for a hacker to communicate with your device without you knowing? And if so, what could they do? This episode looks at all the different ways a s||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCloak & Dagger||We all love the fact that we’re able use our cellphones to access the internet from practically anywhere. But a lot of times we don’t take the security on these devices seriously, despite them being filled with personal information. In this episode,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSearching for Avril||Pre-released tracks, sneak-peek videos, never-before-seen pictures – hackers are using our love for celebrities as a way of stealing personal data. But not in the way you might think. In this episode, Geoff and team examine the dangers you could find||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCowbells & Doorbells||With so many connected devices popping up, we have to wonder: Is the security strong enough to hold off an cyber attack? In this episode of Hackable?, Geoff invites a hacker into his home to help install, and of course hack, his new smart doorbell. We'l||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCamera Creepers||Just the thought of someone accessing your webcam without your knowledge is unsettling. But is putting a sticker over your webcam paranoia, or precaution? In this episode of Hackable?, our trusted hacker shows us just how simple it really is to gain acc||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCars are Computers||Carjacking just went digital. You might be holding the steering wheel, but are you in control? Hackers today could easily take over an automobile – and we can prove it. In this episode, we hand over our rental car to a hacker to find see what's possib||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocked Out||Ransomware is a billion-dollar business. But what happens when your data is under lockdown, all your icons are missing, years of photos are gone, and your computer left as a digital wasteland with nothing on it? Well, nothing but a digital ransom note s||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPWND||How much can people find out about you from a simple Google search? It’s probably way more than you think, even if you’re being cautious. Our host Geoff Siskind learned that the hard way. We gave our friendly hackers 5 days to hack into his life and||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Evil Twin||Think all public Wi-Fi networks are safe? Think again. In our first episode, we hack the Wi-Fi at a local café by creating an “Evil Twin” to prove just how easy it is to give away all of your information without ever knowing it. Find out what our c||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It's like Mythbusters for tech
Besides now being ultra attentive to the Wi-Fi my devices automatically connect to, this podcast is awesome. I've always wondered what a hacker can really see and, well, now I'm well aware. Can't wait for episode 2. 🕵️💻
Advice for WiFi
Don't use Public WiFi ,at all.
Use Cellular Data, its much more secure.If you do use Public WiFi, use a VPN,it secures your data by encrypting it.
At home use , WPA2 Password ,only share with Family & Friends.
On iOS 11 there is a easy way to share WiFi Passwords between friends, just hold your connected iPhone nearby to friends device ,a prompt will allow you to share the code ,without telling them.
Great Information, But Tinted To Advertise
Just to start: I work in tech, as an engineer. I do not specialize in InfoSec, but I think it's fair to say I have an above average understanding, relative to the general population.
If you have a solid understanding of the basics of computer security, this podcast won't really tell you very much you don't already know. But it does a really good job of explaining the basic concepts in an approachable and understandable way for anyone who doesn't know much but wants to get a decent grasp.
All that said, please remember at all times who is making this: the computer security company, McAfee. In some cases, threats are exaggerated, and one of the main solutions provided to problems in each episode is that you buy a McAfee product. I can't speak to all of their products, but among InfoSec enthusiasts, McAfee's main antivirus software is (exaggeratedly) considered only a step or two above malware in terms of desirability. I'm not definitely saying no one should ever purchase McAfee products, but please do your research on options for VPN's, antivirus software, etc.
TL;DR: Not a bad podcast for InfoSec beginners, but please please please remember that it's ultimately a series created to advertise a product.