For the latest in computer security news, hacking, and research! We sit around, drink beer, and talk security. Note: This is only Paul's Security Weekly, recording once per week and typically 2 hour shows.
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labsrcool
Nov 20 '19
Rating:   2
Bad start

Tag line for the show “packets aren’t the only thing being sniffed” is so unprofessional and inappropriate that I never make it past that part to actually listen to the content.

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OrphicHymn
Oct 16 '18
Rating:   6
Just ok

Too much cringe worthy/painfully predictable sexual innuendo and tired industry jokes. Occasionally the speakers make some insightful points but it takes a lot of patience to pick through all the content that doesn’t provide value. When I pick my professional podcasts, I want something engaging but gets to the point. I’m not tuning in to listen to bro time. Get that out of your system before you turn on the mic.

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mcsquared86
Apr 28 '18
Rating:   2
Useful only 20% of the time

20% of the time, this is a useful podcast. I loved the information about different vendors and products, but there were problems with the content. It would repeat across multiple sessions, or i would have to skip long periods of the podcast that were off topic. Frequently, they will have great guests on the show, but I rarely even get a chance to hear from them. This was a very frustrating experience and that’s why I no longer subscribe to it.

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A Real Security Professional
Jan 10 '18
Rating:   2
Profane, immature, and unnecessarily long

My 15 year old son is more mature than these so called professionals. This show is filled with crass, tasteless penis jokes. For added annoyance, you get an earful of profanity. My biggest complaint is the horrible content. It’s full of unrelated ramblings, mostly about drinking and cigars. I usually find myself just skipping through large segments that have no value except to bloat this travesty to well over two hours. A note to the sponsors:You probably loose more business than you gain by associating yourself with this show an it’s participants. As a decision maker for my company I will ensure your products are never under consideration for procurement. Supporting this show, and their associated antics, reflects a serious lack of judgement by your company. I have no desire to do business with any company that helps drive the negative impressions of people in IT and IT security.

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This is AAH
Aug 7 '17
Rating:   4
Started off informative...but now one I skip

So this podcast started off being very informative and pertinent to the current events of the day, but now I find myself turning it off or skipping it more often than not because I find it hard to take them seriously after all the bro talk. Just a lot of "haha you guys must have had sex with each other at black hat because you shared a room", "isn't it funny to fart on people and take pictures" and VD jokes. I started listening to "Risky Business" instead because I like how that one is more professional (I'm a little embarrassed to recommend this podcast to my coworkers since some of the content is not something I'd talk about at work).

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Disappointeduser323
Apr 20 '17
Rating:   4
Used to be a must download

The podcasts have become laden with unnecessary fluff. Unlike the more captivating competitors (see Risky Business), PSW has been reduced to the crew of regulars huffing and puffing in an unnecessarily emotional manner about the state of security. I still don't mind the other off-shoots because the crowd is smaller and discussions are a bit more focused, but if I hear Paul interject with another pointless factoid about his book or the "I told everyone about IOT vulnerabilities 10 years ago" trope and completely disrupt his guest's train of thought, I'm going to lose it. There's a difference between guiding a discussion and injecting yourself front and center to derail it, which Paul does on numerous occasions in every episode.

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Dahsuwgsuxhwh
Dec 28 '16
Rating:   4
Low signal to noise

Too much banter, chitchat, jokes, etc. Useful technical info is spread thin. Two stars because of some great guests.

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LSS3
Aug 21 '16
Rating:   6
Good Information that's painful to listen to

I'm a guy; so wonder if I'm qualified to write this, but this podcast is so sexist and full of pre-adolescent humor that I find it hard to listen to. In the latest show they actually discuss the problem with them and the industry, and they are truly clueless. They conclude, "If you're uncomfortable, go somewhere else." No women participated in the discussion. Sure wish there was an adult alternative to this podcast!

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ndfootball5489
May 13 '16
Rating:   10
Great Podcast With an Entertaining Crew

These guys are great to listen to! Not only are they knowledgable, but they are just fun to listen to as a group. Sometimes as you expect with personalities in this field/industry, sometimes the things they say are cringeworthy but hilarious at the same time. When I first found the podcast, about a year ago, I went on a binge listening streak like it was a Friday Netflix Original night! It has become a weekly ritual to listen to the podcast on the way to work. The information I have learned, in regards to a wide arrange of issues such as, attack surfaces, malware, web security, privacy issues, encryption, networking, etc.., has made me stronger at my every day role in the industry. Cheers to another 10 years Gentlmen!

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sirc314
May 4 '16
Rating:   10
Drunken Security News with your immature collage buddies

Hey... There's nothing wrong with that. I love it but it may not be what you like to listen to. Great content and news but lots of scattered "that's what she said" type jokes.

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fhmsu2001
Mar 20 '16
Rating:   10
Great hosts and content

The hosts and guests know what they're talking about because info sec is their day job. Don't worry about missing important news, they'll keep you informed. Mostly geared toward the attack side of the industry, but there's some good info for defenders as well.

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