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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Smart Lock Security

The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster

In episode 99: Password reuse is still a very large problem, US government recommendations for securing Internet of Things devices, and yet another smart lock device security disaster. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Password reuse continues to be a major problem https://www.microsoft.com/securityinsights/Identity https://resources.hypr.com/top-recommendations/password-usage-study https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-hacks-ring-camera-8-year-old-girl-s-bedroom-n1100586 US government recommendations for securing Internet Read more about The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster[…]

BioStar2 Biometric Data Breach

Biometric Security Data Breach, Critical Windows Vulnerabilities, FBI Data Harvesting

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 82 for August 19th 2019: The BioStar2 biometric security data breach, wormable vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, and the FBI trying to harvest your social media data. Can you believe that this week Read more about Biometric Security Data Breach, Critical Windows Vulnerabilities, FBI Data Harvesting[…]

DNA Testing and the FBI, $198 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Password, Password Checkup Chrome Extension

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for February 11th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: DNA testing and the FBI, the $198 million dollar cryptocurrency password, and a new Chrome extension to protect your accounts from data breaches. Silent Pocket is a proud sponsor of the Shared Security Podcast! Silent Read more about DNA Testing and the FBI, $198 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Password, Password Checkup Chrome Extension[…]

Chinese Spying, Facebook Shadow Contact Information, iPhone X FaceID Privacy – WB37

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for October 8th 2018 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Chinese Spying, Facebook Shadow Contact Information and iPhone X FaceID Privacy. Silent Pocket is a proud sponsor of the Shared Security Podcast! Silent Pocket offers a patented Faraday cage product line of phone cases, wallets Read more about Chinese Spying, Facebook Shadow Contact Information, iPhone X FaceID Privacy – WB37[…]

The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – Five Eyes Security Alliance, Google and Your Offline Purchases, Privacy by Default in Firefox

This is the Shared Security Weekly Blaze for September 10, 2018 sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions and Silent Pocket.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston. Listen to this episode and previous ones direct via your web browser by clicking here. You can also watch the podcast by subscribing Read more about The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – Five Eyes Security Alliance, Google and Your Offline Purchases, Privacy by Default in Firefox[…]

The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – ATM Cashout Attacks, Mobile Phone Voicemail Security, Google Location Tracking

This is the Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 20, 2018 sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions and Silent Pocket.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston. Listen to this episode and previous ones direct via your web browser by clicking here! Show Transcript This is your Shared Security Weekly Read more about The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – ATM Cashout Attacks, Mobile Phone Voicemail Security, Google Location Tracking[…]