Smashing Security podcast #096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

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Smashing Security #096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

Amazon staff are being bribed to delete negative reviews and leak data, deepfakes are getting more dangerous, an update on John McAfee’s bitcoin bet, and our guest gets a shock…

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week (for a while at least) by David Bisson.

Smashing Security #096: 'Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes'

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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.

4 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes”

  1. Xander

    Hi Graham,

    Thanks for all the work so far in bringing this information to the public, I was wondering/hoping that there is a possibility of a transcript of the podcasts (or a text version) that deaf people like myself could access as podcasts unfortunately excludes us that cannot hear.


    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to Xander

      Hi Xander. Thanks for the question.

      Unfortunately, at the moment we're not able to produce transcripts because of the cost and time involved. There are some cheaper automated systems that offer to produce transcripts but in our experience they do a pretty poor job, so we're not keen.

      Maybe the automated systems will get better, or maybe we'll get a large enough audience that a proportion will be prepared to pay for a transcript for each episode. If either of those happen we'll definitely consider it!

      Sorry, I know that's not the answer you're looking for. Hopefully the show notes will be a small comfort in the meantime.

      1. GK · in reply to Graham Cluley

        I am not sure, if that helps! Why don't you consider outsourcing transcript to other countries like China, India, etc they will be more than willing to do so at affordable rates I guess…

        1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to GK

          I have no doubt some of the manual services already outsource the transcription to countries you mention. Unfortunately, for us, the result is either poor quality or cost prohibitive.

          Maybe this is a service we'll be able to provide listeners in future – although it may come under some "membership" deal for listeners who want them (a few dollars a month) to cover the additional costs.

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