Ran Levi interviews Graham Cluley on the Malicious Life podcast

Graham Cluley

Ran Levi interviews Graham Cluley on the Malicious Life podcast

Some time ago Ran Levi of the “Malicious Life” podcast interviewed me about the early days of the anti-virus industry, how my career started, how cybercrime has changed, and why I’ve got a very good personal reason to abhor Facebook.

It was a lot of fun and I figure that some of you might get a kick out of listening to it. So here it is:

And if you do enjoy it, and want to hear me wittering on about the world of online security and privacy each and every week, be sure to check out the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast I co-host with Carole Theriault.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

2 comments on “Ran Levi interviews Graham Cluley on the Malicious Life podcast”

  1. Pete

    Graham: For what it’s worth to you by way of feedback, podcasts and audio interviews are inefficient time-wasters from this user’s point of view. I typically avoid them. I’d prefer to read the information. Reading is random access. I can quickly identify the content I’m interested in and input it.

    Conversely, audio is a serial bit stream. Unless the content is listed with time-indexed subject descriptors (which happens almost never), I don’t know what content is where, and the only way to find out is to listen sequentially. So I just don’t listen at all.

    I recognize that some folks listen while driving, or while eating croissants, or while polishing the cat, and that’s fine. But I read, and believe it or not, it’s not a lost art. I also understand that it’s much faster for content producers to generate audio only than to write, or to transcribe or index the audio. But that just shifts the communication transaction cost burden onto the consumer. For me, the cost is prohibitive.

    My time is no less valuable to me than yours is to you. Your stuff is good, but not good enough for me to sustain the time cost of listening rather than reading. If your audio content were transcribed, I would undoubtedly read most of it. But it’s too costly to listen.

    As I said…just some feedback, for whatever it’s worth.

    1. Graham Cluley · in reply to Pete

      Hi Pete

      This isn't my podcast. It's a podcast produced by Ran Levi of "Malicious Life".

      Luckily for you, Malicious Life has produced a transcript of the podcast which you can find here:

      Transcripts take a lot of time to create and there's a monetary expense involved. We're lucky that Malicious Life is able to afford to produce them.

      if you're interested in transcripts of the podcast I produce ("Smashing Security") do let me know, as it's possible we could provide them for a charge in future. I don't think it's something that we're likely to be able to provide for free though.

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