Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon Sidewalk, NFTs and Cybersecurity, Norton 360 Cryptocurrency Mining

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Is Amazon Sidewalk the latest threat to our privacy? Also, what’s the big deal about NFTs, and why mining cryptocurrency through your anti-virus software is a horrible idea.

** Links mentioned on the show **

What Does Amazon Sidewalk Mean for Your Privacy?
https://www.makeuseof.com/what-does-amazon-sidewalk-mean-for-your-privacy/
https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/your-amazon-devices-to-automatically.html

Note! Only the following devices have Amazon Sidewalk enabled (for now):

Ring Floodlight Cam (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Wired (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Mount (2019)
Echo (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot for Kids (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot with Clock (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Plus (all generations)
Echo Show (all models and generations)
Echo Spot
Echo Studio
Echo Input
Echo Flex

To opt-out:
For the Echo family of speakers, open the Alexa mobile app and go to More, Settings, Account Settings, Amazon Sidewalk and choose Disable.
In the Ring app, go to the Control Center, Amazon Sidewalk, Disable, Confirm.

Token Resistance: Tackling the New NFT Threat Landscape
https://securityintelligence.com/articles/new-threat-landscape-nfts/

A new surprise feature for Norton 360 antivirus users: You can mine for cryptocurrency
https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-new-surprise-feature-for-norton-360-antivirus-users-you-can-mine-for-cryptocurrency/

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