A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades' worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos?
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 BBC technology reporter Zoe Kleinman.
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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Zoe Kleinman.
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- How photographs are airbrushed — A 2010 BBC News article, starring Zoe Kleinman.
- Elon Musk Bitcoin vanity addresses used to scam users out of $2 million — ZDNet.
- Kate Winslet responds to Bitcoin scam faking her endorsement — Decrypt.
- Bitcoin scam uses Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to dupe would-be investors — Decrypt.
- Covid-19 tracing tool on smartphones is ‘not app’ — BBC News.
- ‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments — Krebs on Security.
- Koko Analytics — A privacy-friendly analytics plugin for WordPress.
- Fathom — Fast, simple and privacy-focused website analytics.
- Upload trailer — YouTube.
- Backspace and beyond — Audioboom.
- The Magnus Archives — Horror podcast.
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