World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov returns to the show as we discuss a romance scammer with plenty of time on his hands, the surge in sextortion, and how social media is being swamped with claims of fake snow.
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 Garry Kasparov.
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Theme tune: “Vinyl Memories” by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
Special Guest: Garry Kasparov.
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- Dating apps scam committed by criminal from inside prison — BBC News.
- File on 4 – The Dangers of Dating Apps — BBC Sounds.
- Playboy Magazine, November 1989 — Including Garry Kasparov’s interview and sexy photo shoot.
- Sextortion email scams — Avast.
- Has Fake Snow Been Falling on the US? — Snopes.
- TikTok Users Are Trying (and Failing) to Prove the Snow in Texas Is Fake — Daily Beast.
- TikTok Users Are Burning Snowballs in Viral Videos to ‘Prove’ the Snow is Fake — Gizmodo.
- Griddy: Why a Texas electricity company is under fire for astronomical bills during winter storm — The Independent.
- Ted Cruz Mariachi Band Performed at a Discount — TMZ.
- Slow TV Map.
- The Queen’s Gambit — Golden Globes.
- Soulmates (TV series) — Wikipedia.
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