A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
Smashing Security #101: 'Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails'
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2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails”
Maria should permanently be added to the podcast. Infectious laugh, hilariously funny and enjoyable.
I agree between the three of you you have fantastic senses of humour which make the show really enjoyable. And how ironic, the mention of Rule 34 and where should I hear another reference to this but in the latest episode of Criminal Minds the very same day by the IT Analyst character Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness). Funny old world.