What can X Æ A-12 Musk teach us about passwords? How did our guest finally hunt down the man behind one of history’s biggest virus outbreaks in Manila? And what on earth is a hacker doing breaching Roblox security?
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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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Geoff White.
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- Vote for Smashing Security in the EU Security Blogger Awards!
- Graham Cluley on Earworm Island — Earworm Island podcast.
- Carole Theriault on Earworm Island — Earworm Island podcast.
- Elon Musk tweets a photo of his newborn child — Twitter.
- World Password Day — Days of the year.
- Grimes explains the baby’s name — Twitter.
- Don’t Make These 5 Password FAILS! (But Do Notch These 2 Password Wins) — ID Agent.
- Love Bug Virus Creator Comes Clean — Geoff White.
- Memories of the Melissa virus — Naked Security.
- Roblox — Wikipedia.
- What is Roblox? — Digital Trends.
- Hacker Bribed ‘Roblox’ Insider to Access User Data — Motherboard.
- I’m Officially RICHER Than ROBLOX!! (WORLD RECORD BROKEN) — Linkmon99 on YouTube.
- WM97/Michael-B virus analysis — Sophos.
- Bookcase Credibility — @BCredibility on Twitter.
- Five Minutes With: Brian Sewell — YouTube. So you can see how good Graham’s impression is.
- Netflix Party.
- Whole Chicken in a Can — Ashens on YouTube.
- Poundland Food Special – All Day Breakfast — Ashens on YouTube.
- MRE & Ration Reviews — YouTube. A man experiencing and reviewing military rations from 1863-current day.
- Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)