The Shared Security Podcast Episode 53 – The VPN Episode, AI Gone Bad, Google Nest

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This is the 53rd episode of the Shared Security Podcast sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded May 4, 2016. Below are the show notes, commentary, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Scott and Tom talk about VPNs
What is a VPN and why would you want to use one?  Also, Scott talks about a few recommendations for a personal VPN based on his experience using a few.  Here is also a decent list of popular VPNs that you might find helpful.

EZCast vulnerability
Own an EZCast?  Be sure to read about this recent vulnerability affecting these popular devices.

Barracuda firewalls aim to protect IoT
Firewall technology is now evolving to protect IoT devices.  This one from Barracuda shows the power of this technology as well as the Eero Mesh Router.

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours
In other news…this is what can happen when AI is given to the general public to interact with.  Hopefully this is a lesson for Microsoft and any other company that is developing AI for the future.

Google Nest disabling all Revolv devices illustrates the risks from buying “connected” devices that can be turned off at will by the owner of the service.  This story is another great example of IoT risks when it comes to technology no longer supported.

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