Why deleting your Twitter account may be a very bad idea, how the police unravelled the iSpoof fraud gang, and a trip into outer space (or at least interplanetary file systems).
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 original show co-host Vanja Švajcer.
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Smashing Security #300: 'Interplanetary file systems, iSpoof, and don't delete Twitter'
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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault
Vanja Svajcer – @vanjasvajcer
- Smashing Security #001: “One cup, two hotel guests” – YouTube.
- Whoopi Goldberg Quitting Twitter: “As Of Tonight I’m Done” – Deadline.
- Stephen Fry Joins Celebrity Twitter Exodus, Says “Goodbye” With Scrabble Message – Deadline.
- Twitter Users Warned Not To Delete Their Accounts – Here’s Why – Forbes
- How to deactivate your account – Twitter.
- InterPlanetary File System – Wikipedia.
- Cyber Criminal Adoption of IPFS for Phishing, Malware Campaigns – Cisco Talos.
- Decentralized IPFS networks forming the ‘hotbed of phishing’ – The Register.
- UK police arrest 120 in largest-ever cyber fraud crackdown – Computer Weekly.
- Grote spoofingdienst uit de lucht gehaald door internationale samenwerking – Politie.nl.
- Received a text from the Metropolitan Police about iSpoof? – Cel solicitors.
- iSpoof’ service dismantled, main operator and 145 users arrested – Bleeping Computer.
- iSpoof: What is iSpoof and how did police take down scam call site linked to 200,000 victims? – The Scotman.
- Listen to the message the Met Police left on the iSpoof gang’s Telegram channel – Twitter.
- Scrotum Concealment – Spy Museum.
- The CIA’s Fake Scrotum That Hid a Radio – YouTube.
- Blitzed! (2020) – IMDB.
- Watch Blitzed: The 80s Blitz Kids Story– NOW TV.
- Bob Dylan on the Songs That Captivate and Define Us – New York Times.
- Bob Dylan Gets Tangled Up in Book Autograph Controversy– New York Times.
- Bob Dylan apologises for machine-printed ‘signatures’ – BBC News.
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