Smashing Security podcast #250: Yes, you heard that correctly. Two hundred and fifty

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security podcast #250: Yes, you heard that correctly. Two hundred and fifty

A game about Squid Game pulls the rug from under cryptocurrency investors in what appears to be a scam, PayPal hackers use a devious trick to break into 2FA-protected accounts, and have you received a job offer that’s too good to be true?

All this and much more is discussed in this celebratory edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Dr Jessica Barker.

Plus don’t miss our featured interview with the CEO and president of Qualys, Sumedh Thakar.

Oh, and huge thanks to Darknet Diaries’ Jack Rhysider, F-Secure’s Mikko Hyppönen, The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner, and Host Unknown’s Andrew Agnês, Thom Langford, and Javvad Malik for their special contributions to this episode.

Smashing Security #250: 'Yes, you heard that correctly. Two hundred and fifty'

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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Jessica Barker – @drjessicabarker

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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