Smashing Security podcast #368: Gary Barlow, and a scam turns deadly

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Smashing Security podcast #368: Gary Barlow, and a scam turns deadly

Take That’s Gary Barlow chats up a pizza-slinging granny from Essex via Facebook, or does he? And a scam takes a sinister turn – for both the person being scammed and an innocent participant – in Ohio.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

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


Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

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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.

4 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #368: Gary Barlow, and a scam turns deadly”

  1. Adam Stanley Smith

    I absolutely love the Smashing Security podcast, and this episode was no exception! Graham and Carole always manage to strike the perfect balance between informative content and entertaining banter. In episode 368, they tackled some really pertinent topics with their trademark wit and expertise. From the latest cybersecurity news to insightful discussions on privacy and digital hygiene, every minute of this podcast is a gem. Keep up the fantastic work, Graham and Carole! Looking forward to many more engaging episodes.

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to Adam Stanley Smith

      Glad you enjoyed the podcast Adam!

  2. Aryon Elmers

    Another wonderful episode!! Thanks for the truly informative "Ha-Ha's"!! (….and now I have to go google who Gary Barlow is! lol)

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to Aryon Elmers

      Cheers Aryon. Just be careful not to end up with George Bercow instead.

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