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Phishing scams that disguise malware or malicious intent in messages are extremely common. Just how do hackers keep reeling in victims? On this episode, we learn exactly how phishing works from the hacker’s perspective, and cast a phishing line
The more people shop online, the more thieves swipe packages. Are smart padlocks a secure solution? Or can they be cracked open by hackers? On this episode, Geoff joins the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team for some technical porch piracy.  
This week, we’re bringing you a story from our friends over at Malicious Life - a podcast about the history of cybersecurity. If movies have taught us anything, it’s that if you want to rob a bank, you dress up as the cleaning crew. The people
It's always stressful when your phone's battery is low, but are some charging stations and USB cables dangerous to plug into? On this episode of “Hackable?” Geoff finds out just how much damage a hacker can do if you charge your phone with a se
Streaming devices make dumb TVs smart and smart TVs, well, smarter. But does that mean that a hacker can hijack your binge-watching? We invite white-hat Craig Young back on the show to learn whether there’s anything particularly vulnerable abou
Check out this episode from one of our favorite podcasts, “Darknet Diaries”. It’s a fascinating look at how someone becomes a cyber mercenary, and what happens if you push them beyond their moral comfort zone.
Cars are more computerized than ever. But, does this make them easier to steal? Can smart key fobs help hackers drive away with your ride? White-hat Tim Martin comes back on the show and we learn whether he can start Geoff’s rental car without
Wireless mice have become the preferred peripheral to scroll and click, but can cutting the cord allow a hacker to hijack your computer? In this episode, Geoff invites a white-hat over to learn whether his mouse leaves him vulnerable.For more i
While Hollywood often gets hacking wrong, “Mr. Robot” is acclaimed for its commitment to authenticity and technical accuracy. And it’s ridiculously entertaining. In this episode, Pedro invites three hackers to Geoff’s office for attacks inspire
You spot a dropped USB drive laying on the ground or in your office. Did someone lose their files or is it a trap set by a hacker? On this episode, Geoff learns how dangerous dropped USB drives are and whether Pedro would take the bait! For mor
Skins and other downloadable modifications are a popular way to level up video games. Can these “mods” expose players to hidden malware? On this episode, Geoff learns what a devious hacker could conceal within a mod made for Minecraft — a game
All-in-one printers with fax machines may seem like relics from a bygone era, but could this seldom-used technology put you at risk? On this episode, Geoff learns whether the printer sitting in his office creates an open gateway for hackers to
Coffee vs. tea is an age-old debate. On this episode, we settle it once and for all when two teams of white-hat hackers compete — one hacks a smart coffee maker, the other a kettle. Listen and learn which exposes more of Geoff’s personal inform
From photos and messages to emails and credit cards, smartphones are filled with sensitive personal information. Just how secure are they? In this episode, Geoff invites a white-hat to try and remotely access his phone’s data. For more info www
Smart plugs allow you to smarten up any old appliance in your home. But do they leave your virtual "front door" wide open for hackers? In this episode, Geoff learns what a hacker can do once they execute code on an internet-connected outlet. Fo
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
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
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. For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a ratin
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? For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave
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? For more info hackablepodcast.com Leave a rating or review in
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 informatio
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
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
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 vu
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
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