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Bitcoin boo-boo, deepfakes for good, and time to say goodbye to usernames? • Graham Cluley

Deepfakes are being used for good (perhaps), common usernames could pose a security threat, and someone has paid a $500,000 fee… just to send $1,865.

Oh, and our guest mentions Mr Blobby (to the horror of the show’s hosts…)

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.

Hosts:

Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guest:

Dave Bittner

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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy.
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