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Security 265 – Signal’s Mobile Coin and Google vs Oracle

April 21, 2021

Signal is testing a new payment method that we are not thrilled about. Yes, they want to solve a hard problem, but we don’t think this is it. We end with the Google vs Oracle decision. https://signal.org/blog/update-on-beta-testing-payments/ https://en...

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Security 264 – Facebook and Ubiquiti Leaks

April 13, 2021

We talk about two significant user leaks that happened recently. Facebook: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/are-you-one-of-the-533m-people-who-got-facebooked/ Ubiquiti: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-in...

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Security 263 – Vaccination Privacy

April 08, 2021

We talk mainly about privacy in today’s show. One thing I’ve been thinking about is literally how do you prove your vaccination status. Seriously! Not just the card, but actual proof

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Security 262 – Encrypted Email

March 15, 2021

TLDR: Give up on securing email. Its a trashfire and wasn’t design with security in mind. Everything about email from the protocol, to the clients, to the layers and layers of stuff built on top of it isn’t designed with security in mind.

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Security 261 – LastPass goes Paid

February 28, 2021

LastPass has decided to start charging for something that was once free. We discuss your options in the free space. Browser based password management is fine, but a third party is better. Bitwarden is free and open source.

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Security – 260 – Forbes Signal Article

February 18, 2021

Forbes put out an article on how Signal has some weaknesses using the after first unlock theory.TL;DR – Yes, but not limited to signal. Power off your phone if you are worried. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/02/08/can-the-fbi-can-hack...

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Bonus – 01 – Fitness+ Review

January 26, 2021

Chaim talks about Fitness+ with Casey Liss. How do two non entirely in shape tech nerds feel about Apple’s new offering. TL;DR we like it. Special thanks to Casey Liss | https://www.caseyliss.com/ Casey’s initial Fitness+ Review | https://pca.

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Security – 259 – More WhatsApp Fallout

January 21, 2021

There was more news from the WhatsApp privacy fallout that we decided to have another show. As you know, we have moved to signal. If you want an invite, tweet the show, or find one of us. TL;DR, if you are using whatsapp to send cat photos to your fami...

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Security 258 – WhatsApp Privacy

January 12, 2021

We look at Apple’s new “Nutrition Facts” and try to figure out if they are actually useful (yes, but not really). We discuss the changes with WhatsApp, and where to move to. https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/04/app-privacy-labels-messaging-apps/ https://arst...

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Security – 257 – Signal and iPhone Guide

December 24, 2020

We start off on an article done by the BBC saying that Cellebrite has broken the signal encryption. Clearly, that is an issue if true. Turns out Signal quickly responds with an emphatic no, with evidence. Here is the BBC article: https://www.bbc.

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Security 256 – SolarWinds

December 20, 2020

We discuss the solarwinds hack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/solarwinds-hack-could-affect-18k-customers/ https://krebsonsecurity.

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Security 255 – Productivity Score

December 16, 2020

We talk about Black Friday and our non shopping. Youtube-DL is back Finally we discuss Microsoft’s productivity score. A tone deaf way to monitor your work.

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Security 254 – Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

We promote a socially distant Thanksgiving, but explain some virtual things you do to help friends and family.

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Security 252 – Mac’s T2 issue

October 28, 2020

On this show we start off with updates to signal, and signal groups. Our main story is the t2 chip unfixable flaw.

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Security 251- Open Source

October 15, 2020

What is Open Source?What benefits?What detriments?Licensing?Non-code assets?Creative Commons?

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Security 250 – DNS

October 05, 2020

We go back to an early topic on DNS. What is DNS? How it works? What how new secure features of DNS can help you stay private.

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Security 249 – Contact Tracing Redux

September 18, 2020

Yes, we talked about contact tracing in the past, but we got a request from the WhatsApp group to do it again. https://www.wired.com/story/why-contact-tracing-apps-not-slowed-covid-us/ Problems we discuss: %age of people who would need to install this,...

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Security 248 – Work From School

August 31, 2020

Virtual School starts up for many next week, and we have ideas on what you can do to help your kids be secure while learning.

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Security 247 – Defcon Safe Mode Edition

August 06, 2020

This being the week before defcon, we discuss what we expect at the virtual defcon: Teens charged with the twitter hack: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/three-individuals-charged-alleged-roles-twitter-hack Garmin paid the ransomware for their user...

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Security 246 – Twitter Takeover

July 23, 2020

We try to describe what happened on twitter that lead to the account takeovers: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/07/on_the_twitter_.html Cloudflare takes the internet down: https://blog.cloudflare.

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Security 245 – Mac on ARM

July 08, 2020

Show notes: These are the show notes we wrote before talking about the topic. I tried to take out the inaccuracies, but some may remain. CISC – Complete Instruction Set Computing RISC – Reduced Instruction Set Computing Instructions are the abilities o...

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Security 244 – Coffee

June 22, 2020

I feel like we discussed this topic before, but yes, we talk about coffee. Since security news is sparse right now, we take a sidebar on a topic that is near and dear to our heart. Zoom adds E2EE for everyone: https://blog.zoom.

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Security 243 – Contact Tracing

June 03, 2020

We talk about Google’s and Apple’s Contact Tracing endeavors. While I’m okay with it, Tom rips it to shreds, based on the obvious privacy issues and false positives. I know I messed up the intro.

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Security 242- Ubiquiti’s Dream Machine

May 18, 2020

I decided to relearn everything about networking, and got myself a Ubiquiti Dream Machine. I share my experiences. I really do like it. There are a ton of features, I didn’t know I needed. However, there are some quirks,

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Security 241 – Bitwarden

May 01, 2020

Bitwarden is a “new to us” password manager. We discuss it, and recommend the software. We still recommend LastPass as well, however, if you want a better free option, and cheaper premium options, Bitwarden is worth a look.

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Security 240 – Office 365

April 28, 2020

As a teacher who had to move to distance learning, I can’t tell you how awesome office 365 is. While I thought Google was doing it right, Microsoft secretly has hit it out of the park. This is not an ad for office 365,

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Security 239 – Zoom Failures

April 03, 2020

Zoom not end to end encrypted: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21201234/zoom-end-to-end-encryption-video-chats-meetings Zoom Mac Malware (Should be fixed): https://www.engadget.com/2019-07-10-apple-mac-update-removes-zoom-exploit.

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Security 238 – Virtual Meetings

April 03, 2020

We discuss virtual meetings in the age of people now having to learn how to do this.

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Security 237- Work From Home Projects

March 17, 2020

Topics are going to get slow until even the hackers venture to do things. We decided to talk about things we can do while riding out the virus.

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Security 236- VPNs

February 27, 2020

Another back to basics episode about VPNs, but with a new contender.Wireguard is awesome. Like straight up fast, secure, and awesome. https://www.wireguard.com/ https://pivpn.io

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Security 235 – Antivirus

February 19, 2020

In this episode we talk about antivirus, and the lack of need for it. That is correct, we are saying to ditch commercial antivirus and use the built in offerings.

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Security 234 – Lotta News

February 07, 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/01/30/severe-perfect-100-microsoft-flaw-confirmed-this-is-a-cloud-security-nightmare/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/01/ajit-pai-carrier-sales-of-phone-location-data-is-illegal-fcc-plans-punishment...

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Security 233 – Whole Lot of Oops

January 29, 2020

Microsoft support database leak: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/microsoft-customer-service-data-leak/ Lastpass is having issues: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lastpass-mistakenly-removes-extension-from-chrome-sto...

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Security 232- CryptoPatches

January 24, 2020

We talk about a few nasty bugs. One in Citrix, one in firefox that are being actively exploited. We then talk about how easy it is to be SIM jacked https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-free-windows-10-upgrade-offer-still-works-heres-why-and-how-to-get-it...

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Security 231 – Backup 101

January 10, 2020

We start the new year off with back to basics. In this episode we talk about backing up. What is backing up, the best ways to back up, and some free and paid options.

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Security 230 – CCPA

January 08, 2020

California implemented the “Strongest” consumer privacy act so far, unfortunately we are underwhelmed with it. https://caprivacy.github.io/caprivacy/ https://oag.ca.gov/data-broker/register

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Security 229 – Windows 7 End of Life

December 20, 2019

In less than a month Windows 7 will stop getting security updates. While we don’t tell you to go to Windows 10, for most people that will be your best option. However, we talk about some Linux distros, ChromeOS, and OSX

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Security 228 – Moar Passwords

December 11, 2019

Once again, we talk about about passwords. At this point, you have no choice ut to use a password manager.

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Security 227 – Firefox

November 22, 2019

We take a look at why you should give Firefox another try. There are a few key differences when it comes to the privacy side that Chrome doesn’t have.

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Security 226 – Dumb IOT

November 21, 2019

We have many stories of manufacturers failing to support their smart devices. Best buy Insignia TV’s will drop smart support. Netflix is dropping support on old roku Iris (Lowe’s smart hub) was stopped a few months ago Nest Google issue

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Security 225 – Side Channel

November 13, 2019

side channel attacks – we’ve kind of covered this, but it’s probably good to revisit it a bit. Good food for thought. Google buying Fitbit Who is gathering data about you? (Loyalty cards, cable boxes, isp dns)

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Security 224 – Backups

October 25, 2019

In today’s episode we plug Adversarialfashion.com. Clothing to thwart license plate readers. Phishing scam: https://twitter.com/DigitalLawyer/status/1181348689756864513https://twitter.com/DigitalLawyer/status/1181348689756864513 Backing up.

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Security 223 – A Whole Lotta News

October 14, 2019

We just fly threw the news topics this week. WhatsApp bug: https://amp.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/whatsapp-users-urged-to-update-as-hackers-break-into-phones-just-by-sending-them-a-gif/news-story/6fc5159ad8a406c9d7d7383067d8f645 Twitter 2FA ...

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Security 222 – Candy

October 02, 2019

We had nothing overly general to talk about, so we decided to talk about Candy. We used this picture:

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Security 221 – SIM Jacking

September 18, 2019

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, was a victim of SIM Jacking. We spend our show talking about why SIM jacking is a thing, and how you can protect yourself.

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Security 220 – Municipal Ransomware

September 10, 2019

We talk about how insurance companies are more inclined to pay ransomware than to deal with backups.

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Security 219 – CamScanner Malware

September 04, 2019

https://youtu.be/Bj_LL2C9rbE This week we are still having meeting problems, but we finally get things moving. We discuss CamScanner which infected many users with malware through the Android play store. Basically a bad API snuck malware in.

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Security 218 – Moving off Hangouts

August 21, 2019

Hangouts officially closed shop to hosting video calls. We spent almost an hour trying different things to make something work. We still did a show, it isn’t great this week, but we didn’t want to give up. We are still trying different things,

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Security 217 – Equifax Settlement

August 06, 2019

It is the week before Defcon, and we just have some tidbits. Equifax $125 | https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement Capital One: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748886/capital-one-breach-hack-thomps...

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Security 216 – FTC Fines

July 28, 2019

We talk about the two fines levied on companies. First is facebook at 5 Billion, and second is Equifax at 700 million. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/07/ftc-imposes-5-billion-penalty-sweeping-new-privacy-restrictions

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