“Secure in your thoughts” – malware memories and brain passwords in the Stroke of Genius podcast

"Secure in your own thoughts" - malware memories and brain passwords in the Stroke of Genius podcast

I’m delighted to have featured in the latest episode of “Stroke of Genius”, a fascinating podcast from the IPO Education Foundation.

If you haven’t heard of the “Stroke of Genius” podcast before, here’s the blurb:

Stroke of Genius explores the most pressing questions, fascinating stories, and often-overlooked marvels that make up the world of intellectual property. From famous copyright cases to the unheard stories behind impactful inventions, each episode transports us to a different place within the landscape of human innovation.

In the episode I feature in, entitled “Secure in your own thoughts”, passwords come under the microscope and the show takes a look at how researchers are exploring ways to use brain patterns as a way to unlock devices.

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I’m on hand to describe the workings of some notorious password-stealing malware, and also share some stories of how computer games helped me get a job in the cybersecurity industry.

Megan Nadolski, the host of “Stroke of Genius”, and her team did a real great job putting the podcast together. I think you’re going to enjoy it.

Stroke of Genius S3 E4: Secure in your thoughts

If you enjoyed this, and want to hear more from me, be sure to subscribe to the “Smashing Security” podcast, the weekly show I co-host with Carole Theriault and a wide variety of guests.


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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