Smashing Security podcast #315: Crypto hacker hijinks, government spyware, and Utah social media shocker

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Smashing Security podcast #315: Crypto hacker hijinks, government spyware, and Utah social media shocker

A cryptocurrency hack leads us down a maze of twisty little passages, Joe Biden’s commercial spyware bill, and Utah gets tough on social media sites.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Register’s Iain Thomson.

Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.


Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Iain Thomson – @iainthomson

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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.

2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #315: Crypto hacker hijinks, government spyware, and Utah social media shocker”

  1. Aryon Elmers

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
    My mom went to the hospital today and has her 1st treatment of radiation therapy for her liver cancer tomorrow and I have been beside myself worrying! I just finished listening to your podcast, episodes 315 and 314 and laughed and laughed and laughed all the while, learning new things!! I have had this respite from languishing inside my head on things beyond my control because of you and your wonderful wacky humours on your amazing podcasts!! You have a Canadian listener for as long as you will produce content!! <3

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to Aryon Elmers

      I'm really sorry to hear your mum has been poorly, but I'm pleased to hear that the podcast has been able to put a smile on your face.

      All the best to your mum from everyone at Smashing Security.

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