Smashing Security podcast #366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private

Industry veterans, chatting about cybersecurity and online privacy.

Smashing Security podcast #366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private

Google says it is deleting your Google Chrome Incognito private-browsing data that it should never have collected anyway. Can a zero-risk millionaire-making bot be trusted? And what countries are banned from buying your sensitive data?

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 Host Unknown’s Thom Langford.

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


Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault


Maria Varmazis – @thomlangford

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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.

One comment on “Smashing Security podcast #366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private”

  1. Spryte

    Guys and Gal, a few comments:
    Firstly, your minds seem to be in the gutter this week ?!?
    Next, Money-making bots; I received something like that a while back. It offered me a free download of their Beta AI software to test and at the same time make money using it to create AI generated reviews of Amazon books… All I had to do was send them $20 US ($25 CAD) to learn how to use the software.
    I declined, so I can;t tell you about it :-(

    Next, Incognito mode, or whatever, I have been telling friends, family, whoever will listen that Incognito mode or whatever the browser manufacturer calls it is ***nothing more than a regular browsing window that deletes cookies, cache, etc. when you Close/Exit the browser*** :eclamation .
    Now I cannot be sure if other Chromium based browsers use the same code. You could try the non-goofled version if you were inclined.

    Next, the Concord, aaahhh. I had the pleasure of watching its last departure from Toronto many years ago. Wished I could have actually flown on it.

    Lastly Graham I am saddened regarding the loss of your phone. Would you like me to call for you?

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