Smashing Security #096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

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Smashing Security #096: Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes

Amazon staff are being bribed to delete negative reviews and leak data, deepfakes are getting more dangerous, an update on John McAfee’s bitcoin bet, and our guest gets a shock…

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week (for a while at least) by David Bisson.

Smashing Security #96: ‘Bribing Amazon staff, and blinking deepfakes’

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Guest:

David Bisson - @DMBisson

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4 Responses

  1. Xander

    September 20, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    Hi Graham,

    Thanks for all the work so far in bringing this information to the public, I was wondering/hoping that there is a possibility of a transcript of the podcasts (or a text version) that deaf people like myself could access as podcasts unfortunately excludes us that cannot hear.

    Thanks

    • Graham Cluley in reply to Xander.

      September 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Xander. Thanks for the question.

      Unfortunately, at the moment we’re not able to produce transcripts because of the cost and time involved. There are some cheaper automated systems that offer to produce transcripts but in our experience they do a pretty poor job, so we’re not keen.

      Maybe the automated systems will get better, or maybe we’ll get a large enough audience that a proportion will be prepared to pay for a transcript for each episode. If either of those happen we’ll definitely consider it!

      Sorry, I know that’s not the answer you’re looking for. Hopefully the show notes will be a small comfort in the meantime.

      • GK in reply to Graham Cluley.

        September 25, 2018 at 8:40 am #

        I am not sure, if that helps! Why don’t you consider outsourcing transcript to other countries like China, India, etc they will be more than willing to do so at affordable rates I guess…

        • Graham Cluley in reply to GK.

          September 26, 2018 at 9:39 am #

          I have no doubt some of the manual services already outsource the transcription to countries you mention. Unfortunately, for us, the result is either poor quality or cost prohibitive.

          Maybe this is a service we’ll be able to provide listeners in future - although it may come under some “membership” deal for listeners who want them (a few dollars a month) to cover the additional costs.

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