Poker is a competitive game. Unlike other casino games, poker is player vs player. Criminal hackers have understood this for a while and sometimes hack the other players to get an edge. And that small edge can result in millions of dollars in winnings.
This episode contains a story from Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure. We also interview Mikko to know more about him and the history of malware.
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- Mikko’s research on bypassing hotel room keys
- Video: Peter Jepsen talks about an attempted hack on him
- Video: Brain Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan
Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.
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Audio cleanup by Proximity Sound.
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Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, a cloudlifter, Motu M2, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.
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JACK: Poker is such an interesting game. Cards get dealt, money gets bet, and the winner is not the person with the best hand; it’s the person who plays the best. The game is to play the person, not the cards. In fact, some of the top poker players don’t even consider it gambling. Here, take this clip from the movie Rounders, for example.