(2019-10-19) Infosec, NSFW, Crypto Currencies
*00:04:39 "...if you don't leave this world better than you arrived then somehow you fucked up." *
Warning NSFW or probably life. So last year Stu managed to get John McAfee on our Twitch channel (twitch.tv/themanyhatsclub), yes the Anti Virus pioneer and poloarising internet personalitiy. It is very important to note that the views of John McAfee do not represent those of The Many Hats Club or Stu. This episode was recorded before his arrest in 2020.
We had no idea what to expect when recording this episode, especially the bath salts stunt, which was meant to be a joke, but that backfired! So be warned again, there are some very adult themes discusssed in this episode, and please don't do anything discussed in this podcast!
In this episode with John, we discussed the following:
- His career and background
- The Origins of McAfee Anti-Virus
- His work in other start ups
- How he started in crypto currencies
- His time in Belize
- Whales and Bath Salts warning NSFW
- What it was like being on the run
- And many audience questions
00:19:50 "I've been on the run for almost 40 years from something"
00:22:31 "...Well, you have you ever heard of the SIM swap social engineering? That happened to me. So now I will never give my phone number out to anybody, or at least certainly not link it to any social media account."
00:39:40 "So what's wrong with it is we're focusing on the antivirus paradigm, which is what I invented fucking 30 years ago, and it doesn't work any more"