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OnTrack: The PCB Design Podcast

Tuesday, Dec 7th, 2021

Today’s guest is Joe Grand, a computer engineer, inventor, teacher, device security expert, and an AltiumLive alum. Together we dive into the processes and challenges of building IoT and hardware-level security. [ continue ]

Cool Tools

Friday, Jul 30th, 2021

In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about. Our guest this week is Joe Grand. [ continue ]

The BarCode Podcast

Friday, Jun 4th, 2021

Joe Grand aka Kingpin talks us through how he is wired. Topics include his background as a technological juvenile delinquent, the hidden benefits of Imposter Syndrome, dealing with the rollercoaster ride of success and failure, and the ulterior motives of modern technology. [ continue ]


Wednesday, Apr 28th, 2021

In Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow has an enchanted compass that points to what the holder wants most in life. The Pizza Compass created by Joe Grand is basically the same thing, except it’s powered by a Particle Boron instead of a voodoo spell. Though depending on who’s holding the thing, we imagine they’d even point in the same direction. [ continue ]

Malicious Life

Monday, Apr 5th, 2021

In the early days, the L0pht guys tinkered with what they already had laying around, or could find dumpster diving. But things change, of course. By the end of the ‘90s many of the L0pht hackers had quit their day jobs, incorporating under the name L0pht Heavy Industries and moving into a nicer space. Seven days after Y2K, they merged with @stake, an internet security startup. It was a signal that hacking wasn’t just for the kids anymore. [ continue ]


Hamish & Andy

Episode 161

Business Insider

I'm a hacker who helps people ...

Boing Boing

How my friend recovered $2 million ...