Tech Podcasts in 30 Minutes or Less



004 - Passwords

January 27, 2023

[If you are not subscribed to short explanations, please sign up. We forwarded the feed from the other podcast for a month.] Show Notes: Don’t re-use passwords across sites How do you even remem


003 - LastPass Breach

January 04, 2023

[If you are not subscribed to short explanations, please sign up. We forwarded the feed from the other podcast for a month.] We’ve always recommended password managers. Both Tom and Chaim are us


002 - Backup

December 30, 2022

[If you are not subscribed to short explanations, please sign up. We forwarded the feed from the other podcast for a month.] Anytime you start a new project, your first goal is to have a backup. That&


001 - Hello World

December 15, 2022

Welcome to our new podcast. We are a beginner security podcast where we try to explain what is going on in the security world in an easy to understand way. Please join us. In this episode we explain w


Security 287-New Podcast, who dis?

October 30, 2022

This is our last podcast here on inThirty. We are moving to ShortExplanations. We are just letting you know we are moving, and how to follow us. Hopefully really soon (like next week) we will be up an


Security 286 – Personal Projects

April 27, 2022

Tech Portfolio: First: What do you want to communicate and why?Are you trying to get a job?Are you trying to make a repository of knowledge?Are you just playing around?Are you making an archive? GitHu


Security 385 – Misunderstood Legal Topics

April 05, 2022

In a March Madness style game, we use this bracket from TechDirt to discuss misunderstood legal brackets Announcing Techdirts March Madness: Get Your Bracket For The Most Misunderstood Legal Concept


Security 384 – Resume Tips

March 16, 2022

We continue our discussion on how to get a job in security by discussing what you should put on your resume. Dont feel like you cant even apply. We talk about things you can do.


Security 283 – Physical Tracking

March 01, 2022

We discuss ways stores, government, individuals, computers track you. What to watch for, and how to protect yourself.


Security 282 – No More Gapps

February 03, 2022

Google decided to take away Gapps legacy for a lot of old members. This rubs us the wrong way. We discuss what can be done, and why you should consider being so reliant on companies that can just take


Security 280 – Log4J

December 21, 2021

We discuss Log4J


Security 279 – Holiday Tasks

December 07, 2021

This is our holiday update on what you should do this year to help your family with their technology.


Security 278 – Phone Registration

November 14, 2021

We talk about how NJ is going to allow you to put your car registration in Apple Wallet. On the surface it looks good, but in reality, why?


Security 277 – Useless Security

October 26, 2021

On today’s show we talk about security products you don’t need.


Security 276 – Epik Hack

October 05, 2021

On today’s show we cover all the news that literally broke in the last three days:1) Epik Hack: Facebook WhistleBlower:


Security 275 – Maybe a Privacy Violation?

September 15, 2021

We cover three stories about potential violations of privacy, but maybe not?


Security 274 – Tmobile and MFA

August 29, 2021

We cover two big news stories: 1) Tmobile lost everyone’s data | 2) Last Week Tonight


Security 273 – Career Pathways 1

August 10, 2021

We are trying something new. We want to put together a series of videos for those who may want to move into the infosec area. This video is just an overview of simple things you can do. We plan on tal


Security 272 – Free Dumb Phone

July 27, 2021

Today we are talking about the freedom phone. A new phone without “Censorship from Big Tech.” This is a scam, but why? We discuss:


Security 271 – Western Digital Did Bad (But Maybe Not)

July 07, 2021

The big topic of the week is that if you had a Western Digital MyBook from 2015, there was a bug/exploit that wiped all your data. We talk about the bug, and whose fault it is (WD). Then we finished u


Security 270 – Good Police Work

June 18, 2021

We cover two recent stories on what we call “Good Police Work.” Without breaking encryption, the police find ways to catch criminals. How the FBI Tricked Criminals into Using its Messaging App https:/


Security 269 – Cookie Law

June 09, 2021

We go on a rant about cookies, and the cookie laws. Countries are talking about simplifying the law to create “acceptable cookie levels” in browsers, this means you’ll need to set this for every devic


Security 268 – Patents

June 02, 2021

In this episode we discuss patents. We focus on patent trolls and software patents. https://blog.cloudfl


Security 267 – Gas Line Ransomware

May 18, 2021

In this episode we discuss the Colonial Gas Pipeline ransomware attack.


Security 266 – Signal Found Something

April 28, 2021

Our two main stories is how Signal found a Cellebrite hardware analyzer. Then they say they found a bunch of vulnerabilities


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://en...


Security 264 – Facebook and Ubiquiti Leaks

April 13, 2021

We talk about two significant user leaks that happened recently. Facebook: Ubiquiti:


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


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.


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.


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.


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 | Casey’s initial Fitness+ Review | https://pca.


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...


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://arst...


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:


Security 256 – SolarWinds

December 20, 2020

We discuss the solarwinds hack: https://krebsonsecurity.


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.


Security 254 – Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

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


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.


Security 251- Open Source

October 15, 2020

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


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.


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. Problems we discuss: %age of people who would need to install this,...


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.


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: Garmin paid the ransomware for their user...


Security 246 – Twitter Takeover

July 23, 2020

We try to describe what happened on twitter that lead to the account takeovers: Cloudflare takes the internet down: https://blog.cloudflare.


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...


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.


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.


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,