Blackmailers are threatening to infect your family with Coronavirus, trolls are making Zoom an unsafe place for those of a sensitive disposition, and what is the mysterious Dr Negrin audio message spreading on WhatsApp?
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Geoff White.
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Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Geoff White.
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- “Stay home and help flatten the curve!” — Tweet by Pornhub.
- ‘Dirty little secret’ extortion email threatens to give your family coronavirus — Naked Security.
- Google Assistant calling the hairdresser for an appointment — YouTube.
- Geoff White tweets about the “Dr Negrin” audio message. — Twitter.
- Priest in Italy live streams mass, activates filters by mistake — Reddit.
- Beware of ‘ZoomBombing:’ screensharing filth to video calls — TechCrunch.
- ‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong — The New York Times.
- How to prevent your Zoom meetings being Zoom-bombed (gate-crashed) by trolls — ZDNet.
- Students Are Targeting Zoom and Classroom With Bad Reviews To End Homework During Coronavirus Outbreak — Newsweek.
- MS-DOS Games you can play in your browser — The Internet Archive.
- Humbug by Graham Cluley — The Internet Archive.
- A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels — Amazon.com.
- Revolution [8 Bit Tribute to The Beatles] — YouTube.
- 8 Bit Universe — YouTube.
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