First Amendment Rights

First Amendment Rights and Twitter, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 123 for June 1st 2020: The controversy continues over fact checking and First Amendment rights on Twitter, and why government mandated encryption backdoors are bad for everyone’s security. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Trump to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Facebook and Twitter https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/28/trump-to-sign-executive-order-aimed-at-cracking-down-on-facebook-twitter.html The Read more about First Amendment Rights and Twitter, Encryption Backdoors[…]

Episode 100

Episode 100 with Rachel Tobac and Kathleen Smith

In episode 100 of our May monthly show we discuss the history of the podcast, some of the most interesting cybersecurity and privacy news and events over the years, and speak with former guest Rachel Tobac, CEO and Co-Founder of SocialProof Security, about what she’s been up to and of course the David Lynch daily Read more about Episode 100 with Rachel Tobac and Kathleen Smith[…]

Apple Law Enforcement Backdoor Debate

Apple’s Law Enforcement Backdoor Dispute, Signal PINs, EasyJet Data Breach

In episode 122 for May 25th 2020: Apple and the US Government dispute over law enforcement backdoors in Apple products, secure messaging app Signal starts to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs, and details on the EasyJet data breach affecting 9 million customers. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show Read more about Apple’s Law Enforcement Backdoor Dispute, Signal PINs, EasyJet Data Breach[…]

Thunderbolt flaw

Thunderbolt Flaws, WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities, Patriot Act Vote

In episode 121 for May 18th 2020: A new Thunderbolt flaw could let hackers steal your data in under five minutes, new vulnerabilities in a popular WordPress plugin, and details on why the US Senate just rejected a plan to require a warrant to obtain Americans’ web browsing history. ** Show notes and links mentioned Read more about Thunderbolt Flaws, WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities, Patriot Act Vote[…]

GoDaddy Security Incident

GoDaddy Security Incident, Fake Downloaders, Firefox Lockwise

In episode 120 for May 11th 2020: The latest on the GoDaddy security incident affecting 28,000 customers, fake Microsoft Teams notification emails and Zoom downloaders, and details on new features to the Firefox built in password manager. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** GoDaddy notifies users of breached hosting accounts https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/godaddy-notifies-users-of-breached-hosting-accounts/ Read more about GoDaddy Security Incident, Fake Downloaders, Firefox Lockwise[…]

Workplace Surveillance

Workplace Surveillance, Apple and Google Contact Tracing Tech, Virtual Cybersecurity Conferences

In episode 119 for May 4th 2020: The use of thermal cameras and other technology to monitor the workplace for COVID-19, more details about Apple and Google’s contact tracing framework, and are virtual security conferences the new normal? ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** A new era of workplace surveillance due Read more about Workplace Surveillance, Apple and Google Contact Tracing Tech, Virtual Cybersecurity Conferences[…]

The End of Passwords as We Know It

The End of Passwords as We Know It

In episode 118 for April 27th 2020: A discussion about the end of passwords and what the future may hold with special guest Andrew Shikiar executive director of the FIDO Alliance. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Find out more about the FIDO Alliance https://fidoalliance.org/ https://twitter.com/fidoalliance How FIDO works and eliminates Read more about The End of Passwords as We Know It[…]

Contact Tracing Controversy, Fighting COVID-19 Criminal Activity

In episode 99 of our April monthly show: Apple and Google’s controversial efforts to create contact tracing technology, fighting COVID-19 criminal activity, and what the new normal means for startup companies. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Apple and Google to build contact tracing technology https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0410/1129902-apple-and-google-to-build-contact-tracing-technology/ COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition https://www.cyberthreatcoalition.org/ Read more about Contact Tracing Controversy, Fighting COVID-19 Criminal Activity[…]

Hacked Zoom Accounts

Zoom Hacked Accounts, North Korean Hackers, Facebook Senior Pictures

In episode 117 for April 20th 2020: More problems for Zoom with tens of thousands of compromised credentials and zero-day exploits, the $5 million dollar reward for information on North Korean hackers, and why it might not be the best idea to post your senior year pictures on Facebook. ** Show notes and links mentioned Read more about Zoom Hacked Accounts, North Korean Hackers, Facebook Senior Pictures[…]

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing Apps, Business Email Compromise Scams, SPAM Phone Calls

In episode 116 for April 13th 2020: Privacy concerns with COVID-19 contact tracing apps, the FBI’s new warnings about business email compromise scams, and how to prevent unwanted and SPAM phone calls. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Help speed up contact tracing with TraceTogether https://www.gov.sg/article/help-speed-up-contact-tracing-with-tracetogether COVID-19 contact tracing: Canadian company Read more about Contact Tracing Apps, Business Email Compromise Scams, SPAM Phone Calls[…]