Smashing Security podcast #304: Oxford’s dating disaster, cheap security robots, and faking a suicide

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Smashing Security podcast #304: Oxford's dating disaster, cheap security robots, and faking a suicide

Someone called OxShagger thinks he has come up with the perfect Valentine’s surprise for Oxford students, but is the way he has gone about “bookworms with benefits” really a good idea? Robot security guards are trundling the streets of – you guessed it – America. And a writer of paranormal bully romances (no, we don’t know what that means either) returns from the grave…

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 Host Unknown’s Andrew Agnês.

Hosts:

Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guest:

Andrew Agnês

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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
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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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