Smashing Security podcast #214: Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle

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Smashing Security podcast #214: Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle

Fingerprints and DNA records have been deleted from the UK’s police database, the SolarWinds hack continues to wreak havoc and raise questions, and we have some advice for how to fall in love safely under lockdown…

All this and much 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 by Professor Alan Woodward.

Smashing Security #214: 'Lockdown love scams, SolarWinds, and a data deletion bungle'

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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Alan Woodward – @ProfWoodward

Show notes:

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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.

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