Smashing Security podcast #187: Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Login chaos for England’s contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain’s Huawei 5G ban, MGM’s blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce “Gigabyte.”

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.

Plus we have a bonus featured interview with Scott Petry, the co-founder of Authentic8, all about how you can browse the internet safely, securely, and anonymously when conducting research, collecting sensitive evidence, and analyzing data.

Smashing Security #187: 'Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up'

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Hosts:

Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guests:

Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis
Scott Petry – @imscottpetry

Show notes:

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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, or drop him an email.

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