Nicole Perlroth Says All the Things
That Keep Adam Up at Night

Former New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth joined us for a wide ranging conversation on zero-day exploits.

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Nicole Perlroth’s book This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is a masterpiece on the topic of cyberwar and the zero-day hacks that make it deadly. This episode is required listening for anyone curious about the state of global cyberwarfare today, and how it affects everyday life. 

Join us as we explore with Perlroth the strange new digital battlefields that seamlessly connect to our phones, cars and smart appliances–a cyberscape where mistakes are weaponized and everything has a secret backdoor. If you’ve ever wondered how easy it is to be hacked, this reporter’s account of the zero degrees of separation between us, the spies and the people they spy is a good place to start. 

And if spies aren’t your thing, there’s a Tin Foil Swan on proper app hygiene.

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is executive produced by Adam Levin and Beau Friedlander and produced by Andrew Steven and Travis Taylor.

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