Smashing Security podcast #188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

Graham Cluley
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Who stopped Twitter’s hackers from stealing more money? Why are Covid-19 researchers being told to ramp up their cybersecurity? How can you find out if your smartphone is infected with stalkerware? And who does Graham think he is turning down a celebrity dinner invite?

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 Lisa Forte.

Smashing Security #188: 'Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner'

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Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

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Lisa Forte – @LisaForteUK

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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.

One comment on “Smashing Security podcast #188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner”

  1. Two items:
    1) Regarding 'Bossware', my experience when I was working it was for a firm with a very hierarchical management system. Although the technology was there for me work from home my manger rarely permitted it.
    It turned out that to keep his job as manager he had to have x number of employees in the office under his supervision… His boss had to have y number of managers with their x number of working units… And so it goes depending on the number of levels in the hierarchy.

    2) Regarding banning of 'Stalkerware', I believe the U.N. has published a document (perhaps a draft) regarding 'surveillance and human rights' and specifically something they call "Targeted Surveillance". (Available at: https://www.ohchr.org/.)
    Admittedly not targeted at you and me but more towards nation states, huge corporations and the companies that provide surveillance equipment and software for the, it is an interesting read and the start of a conversation I believe we must have, as we, the individuals, are the targets.

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