Smashing Security podcast #329: Pornhub, Barbie dolls, and can you trust a free TV?

Industry veterans, chatting about cybersecurity and online privacy.

Smashing Security podcast #329: Pornhub, Barbie dolls, and can you trust a free TV?

Just how much do porn websites know about your sexual peccadillos? How are Barbie dolls involved in identity scams? And would you trust a completely free telly?

Oh, and Graham has some opinions to share about “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”.

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 Matt Davey from the “Random but Memorable” podcast.

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


Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Matt Davey – @[email protected]

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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.

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.

One comment on “Smashing Security podcast #329: Pornhub, Barbie dolls, and can you trust a free TV?”

  1. Spryte

    Local Storage [EXPLETIVE] !!
    I have been ranting about this since the first disclosure of Flash Cookies in the early 2000's, if not earlier.
    Yet another scenario for "What on Earth Could Wrong".
    Another reason I also practice Safe Browsing and clear all aspects of browsing history, downloads, cookies, storage, cache, autofill data, application cache and site settings (and deny Third Party Cookies), unless I need them as some sites I need are broken without them.
    Also not a fan of sites like porn hub. Little interest as I would rather a live woman .
    Been together over 50 years. Must be something there.


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