Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds?
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 Mark Stockley.
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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Mark Stockley.
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- Cheating in online games — Wikipedia.
- UK Ad Campaign Seeks to Deter Cybercrime — Brian Krebs.
- DDoS attacks are illegal — National Crime Agency (NCA).
- Google doesn’t seem to believe booters are illegal — Light Blue Touchpaper.
- Google ad policies.
- NHS Test and Trace — Yes, the legitimate website.
- Phishing danger is just a hyphen away — The AntiSocial Engineer.
- Apparently Coronavirus-tracing scammers won’t sound professional… (Yeah, right!) — Graham Cluley.
- This is how you can verify you are actually being contacted by the government’s Test and Trace service — Full Fact.
- Glastonbury calls for 5G inquiry — Glastonbury Town Council.
- Trading Standards squad targets anti-5G USB stick — BBC News.
- Reverse Engineering a 5g ‘Bioshield’ — Pen Test Partners.
- Glastonbury 5G report ‘hijacked by conspiracy theorists’ — BBC News.
- Tweet by the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones.
- Swopper chair — Stuhl.
- The Swopper by Aeris — YouTube.
- The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch — Book by Lewis Dartnell.
- Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house — BBC News.
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