The Shared Security Podcast Episode 55 – IoT Horror Stories, Biometrics, Staying Safe Online

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This is the 55th 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 July 6, 2016. Below are the show notes, commentary, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

If Mark Zuckerberg Can Be a Hacking Victim, So Can You
Getting hacked can happen to anyone. This is an interesting read about how a previous password breach that happened several years ago may come back to haunt you!

Cool geographic tweet map tool
This is an interesting tool to see tweets on a map via geolocation.  You may be surprised what you find so always be aware that you may be sharing your location with others while using Twitter.

Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook
Tom and Scott discuss a privacy flaw with Facebook Messenger that many would consider a vulnerability but its just how Facebook Messenger was designed. Be careful what links you share via Facebook Messenger!

Warning! CCTV Cameras Sold on Amazon Come with Pre-Installed Malware
There have been more IoT devices found pre-installed with malware on Amazon! Be sure to check the reviews and do your research before buying cheap camera’s like this.

More IoT horror stories… this time security cams again
Short story about someone who bought and returned a security cam, then got notifications and could view the new owner’s live cam feed.  This is a great example of poor hardware design.

Banks are moving to biometrics instead of passwords for authentication
Interesting read on how some large banks are starting to get away from passwords and using more of the biometrics built into your mobile phone.

So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication
The way of doing two-factor authentication by SMS text message isn’t as secure as you might think!

Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online
What type of advice to stay safe online do the non-experts have vs. the security experts?  This is a fascinating read from the Google security team!

Conficker worm used in new medical device hacks
Conficker is back! This time infecting medical devices.

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