A scam involving restaurant bookings at The Ritz is suitably sophisticated, the second wave of UK coronavirus testing apps, and we take a look at one of the biggest studies ever into the scourge of robocalls.
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 correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.
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- Tech Tent podcast — BBC World Service.
- Sir Frederick Barclay releases footage of alleged Ritz bugging — The Guardian.
- Tea at the Ritz soured by credit card scammers — BBC News.
- Tweet from The Ritz London.
- Coronavirus: England’s contact-tracing app gets green light for trial — BBC News.
- Coronavirus: England’s contact tracing app trial gets under way — BBC News.
- A simple telephony honeypot received 1.5 million robocalls across 11 months — ZDNet.
- Who’s Calling? Characterizing Robocalls through Audio and Metadata Analysis — USENIX.
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- 13 Minutes to the Moon — BBC World Service.
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