Smashing Security podcast #036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers

Three security industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

Smashing Security #036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers

A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images…

All this and 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 Maria Varmazis.

Smashing Security #036: 'Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers'

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Graham Cluley – @gcluley

Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers”

  1. drsolly

    It was 1993, and it was Form virus. I remember this well. I also remember who it was …

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to drsolly

      I'm pretty sure I remember the name of the anti-virus celebrity who made the boo-boo, but on reflection I think it might have been Fleur who was handed the infected floppy disk rather than me.

      Actually, didn’t this happen in the Aylesbury office? In which case, wouldn’t that be later than 1993? To be honest, I’m not great on remembering dates and stuff…

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