What is The Shared Security Podcast?
What are the hot topics taking place in the world of Cybersecurity? How does this affect your business and personal life? Cybersecurity- or known as Infosec – involves understanding the vulnerability of information, the potential people and other threats that could impact it, and the strength of the entities we trust to hold or process our information. We should be concerned about Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of our information.
How does new technology affect your privacy? What are the privacy concerns and shortcomings with the latest technology? Some people may say “Privacy is dead…” But does this mean we should no longer worry about protecting our personal information? If so, then presumably these people don’t need passwords for their online accounts, and they don’t need bathroom doors… Seriously, privacy is a complex matter of trust that involves how others collect, use and disclose information you share with them. You should always try to understand privacy implications when dealing with a new entity or device.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
When we connect everything we use to the Internet what are the risks and what should you be aware of from a business and consumer perspective? Increasingly, devices are becoming “Smart”, which means they can gather information, process it and communicate with other entities. With each new connection, there is potential vulnerability. You should understand the information security and privacy risks when you add a new Smart device to your life.
Mobile Devices and Apps
Mobile devices and applications are part of our daily lives. What risk does this technology pose and what do we need to know for the future? We all want to be able to communicate easily with each other, and with our Smart devices. All of our communications are now focusing around our smartphones and tablets. So the trust we put in our mobile devices affects nearly every part of our lives.
Social Media and Social Networks
What are the dangers and threats of Social Networks and how we use them? How do advancements in Social Media technologies affect you? Social Networks are based on users trusting each other, and the site. But they also represent big money for advertisers and site owners, as well as malicious attackers. So, you need to understand how using these services affects your information security and privacy.
In episode 98: A new report from the EFF details how we are tracked online by third-party corporations, more mass surveillance concerns in China and Australia, and a malicious app hijack attack on Android to be aware of. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** How You’re Tracked Online – Must Read Read more about How You’re Tracked Online, New Mass Surveillance Concerns, Malicious Android App Hijack[…]
In episode 94 of our monthly show for November 2019: The 25 most dangerous vulnerabilities, the privacy of new “smart cities”, and which search engine keeps your searches more private? It’s DuckDuckGo vs. Google! ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Snapshot: Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/11/26/snapshot-top-25-most-dangerous-software-errors https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/the_25_most_dangerous_software_weaknesses/ Google’s “smart Read more about Top 25 Most Dangerous Vulnerabilities, Smart City Privacy, DuckDuckGo vs. Google[…]
In episode 97 for December 2nd 2019: How to prevent phone and voice fraud, Twitter’s inactive account purge, and the Adobe Magento Marketplace data breach. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Don’t become a victim of phone and voicemail fraud https://www.darkreading.com/7-ways-to-hang-up-on-voice-fraud—/d/d-id/1336427 Twitter’s inactive account purge https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/27/tech/twitter-inactive-account-delete/index.html https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1199777313300209664 Adobe Magento Marketplace data Read more about Phone and Voice Fraud, Twitter Account Purge, Adobe Magento Marketplace Data Breach[…]
In episode 96: Thousands of Disney+ accounts have been hacked, Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams to watch out for, and the latest on new Android camera exploits affecting Google and Samsung smartphones. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Disney+ accounts hacked shortly after the service launched https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousands-of-hacked-disney-accounts-are-already-for-sale-on-hacking-forums/ Find out which Read more about Disney+ Hacked Accounts, Black Friday Scams, Android Camera Exploits[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 95 for November 18th 2019: Google’s access to the medical records of millions of Americans, a new ruling on suspicionless searches at the US border, and details on a new scam using Read more about Google’s Health Record Storage Controversy, US Border Search Ruling, Zelle Scams[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 94 for November 11th 2019: Facebook’s Group API data leak and 7,000 pages of leaked Facebook documents, lasers that can control your smart speakers, and details about the BlueKeep vulnerability now being Read more about Facebook Data Leaks, Smart Speaker Laser Attack, BlueKeep in the Wild[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 93 for November 4th 2019: The WhatsApp NSO group lawsuit plus details on Facebook’s preventive health tool, this week’s data breach news, and how attackers are using a voicemail to phish Microsoft Read more about WhatsApp’s NSO Group Lawsuit, This Week in Data Breaches, Office 365 Voicemail Phishing[…]
In episode 93 of our monthly show we review the Firewalla home network device, talk about the 15 most dangerous (or scary) apps for kids that parents need to be aware of, and the rise of the “deepfake”! Watch the recording of our live stream on YouTube (we’re not sure what happened with Scott’s out-of-sync Read more about Firewalla Review, 15 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids, Rise of the Deepfake[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 92 for October 28th 2019: Details on the Nord VPN security incident, using Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers for phishing attacks, and new privacy features in Apple iOS 13 you Read more about Nord VPN Security Incident, Smart Speaker Phishing, Apple iOS 13 Privacy Features[…]
You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 91 for October 21st 2019: Pitney Bowes becomes the latest ransomware victim, what are the top technology fears, and the latest on the vulnerability that allows a Samsung Galaxy S10 to be Read more about Pitney Bowes Ransomware Attack, Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Bypass, Top Technology Fears[…]