IT Privacy and Security Weekly update.
This is a somewhat light hearted, lightweight IT privacy and security podcast that spans the globe in terms of issues covered with topics that draw in everyone from newbie to tech specialist. Invest between 15 and 30 minutes a week to come up to speed on half a dozen different stories from around the world.
The Foxy IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for June 21st. 2022
This week we chase up stories from around the globe from inner to outer space. We surmise that if some countries’ plans to harvest solar energy are successful it might just induce your rellies to forget about you. We let you in on a little million-dollar lost wager and a new student movement to get you to log off. We finish with a sad story about a little fox, that’s getting smaller by the day and our valiant call to re-install. OK, gang, once those downloads are complete, log off, resist the tweet, and we’ll hit the street for our weekly ITP&SWU treat! For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
June 22, 2022
Paparazzi to Cookie jars in the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for June 14th 2022
This week we go from Paparazzi to Cookie jars, with an ear to our phones, an eye on those supercomputers and plugs and bugs in our PCs. We have cool new functionality in Chrome and Firefox and (finally) a retirement party for IE. We learn how the FBI is helping millions of Americans avoid an identity crisis, we get an unexpected “Les Mis.” book review and a “no bets” policy for an upcoming trial. This week’s mashup is “mad as a box of frogs” so let’s rip the lid off and have some fun! For the full transcript of this week's podcast go to Discuss.Daml.com
June 15, 2022
Viva the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for June 7th., 2022
This week is all about food, travel, and adventure, where we start abandoned at the altar and end with bizarrely overweight baggage. In between those carefully seasoned toasted sesame seed buns of IT Privacy and Security are a flame-broiled update that shared too much, got shut down, and hacked, a tangy slice of database encryption, a leafy new mobile phone OS, and a large dollop of savory lawsuit. It’s a meal made in heaven, worthy of a Michelin 3-star rating served hot and fresh off the grill. So grab your bags, tuck that serviette under your chin and mind your manners as we experience the best IT Privacy and Security Update yet! For a full transcript of this podcast go to Discuss.Daml.com
June 08, 2022
We Are, We Are, The IT Privacy and Security Weekly update May 31st. 2022
With a backing track that is probably the worst cover version we have ever heard, we learn what just flew past that bedroom window. In the US this week the focus has been on our children. Any way you look at it, from school shootings to privacy violations, to destroying the ecological balance of the world we are leaving them to live in, the only way you can describe societies’ actions is broad-scale child abuse. We learn what political leaders already know, “if you don’t like the news, just turn off the Internet.” We have an update for Elon from Twitter, a warning from the Indian government that came 13 years late, and a petition to stop apps from accepting the Digital Yuan… for reasons that would surprise you. We typically start the weekly update with a rush of excitement. This week let’s stop for a moment and think of the kids. For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
June 01, 2022
Shoulda put 2FA on the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for May 24th., 2022
This week we learn why modern romantics sing: “If you like it, then you shoulda put 2FA on it” Yeah, and we go from Bridal veils to white hats and mistaken nails. From Crypto to klepto to dummo and UFO. We even end with an exploding duck. What other blog/podcast gives you that kind of range in a wonderful mix of IT Privacy and Security Updates? None. Zip. Nada. So whether you put on a tux, a bridal gown, or nothing at all, at least slip into some comfortable shoes, ‘cause we’re on a run through some amazing stories! For a full transcript of the ipodcast go to discuss.daml.com
May 25, 2022
The IT Privacy and Security Weekly “Fakes” Update for May 17th, 2022
This week in our smash and grab we go from phones to fake followers and end up with a blog writer in tears. We gain a little insight into just how relaxed some US Government officials are with the data of private citizens. Then we wave, we get grabbed, we patch, and we secure. Why… heavens to Betsey! This sounds like the makings of the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly update yet! Let’s pull up our socks, lace our running shoes, and see what we can unravel before we try and find that elusive back a door! For a full transcript of this week's podcast go to Discuss.Daml.com
May 18, 2022
Chillin’ with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for May 10th., 2022
From the blustery cold volcanic slopes of Iceland to the Freeze you put on Equifax, this week’s update may drop local temps. by several degrees. We apply the heat by moving through downed satellite relays, Vodka DDoS attacks, and the weaponization of Windows event logs. From there we discover the newest US surveillance agency and the latest arms race. Finally, there is the gravitational pull toward the privacy of outer space, and even that is coming into sharper focus. Throw on that jacket, grab a scarf, and let’s prep for a sudden chill with the latest (and greatest) IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update adventure! Find the full transcript for this week's podcast at Discuss.Daml.com
May 10, 2022
Serving up the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update with a Slice of Cake on May 6th., 2022
This week we start with flying bananas(?), before traveling through Spain, China, Russia, Nigeria, and Austria to get a visual carbohydrate count. We consider the secure tweet, break and break into more phones, set new attack records, and nick a few scientists. We find China hacking Europe, the US and UK hacking Russia, Russia hacking Ukraine, and someone hacking Spain. …then we end with a quote of the week that only a mother could love. This is the BITPASWU (Best Information Technology Privacy and Security Weekly Update) yet, so grab your friends and let’s FAF (Focus, Act, and Follow-Through)! Find the full transcript for this podcast (with all mentioned links) at Discuss.daml.com
May 04, 2022
Twisting the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for April 26th., 2022
You may gain a couple of kilos in this week’s IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update, but we promise it’s got some of the tastiest content yet! We start with what may become the latest rage in M.I.T. degrees and finish with a whisper. In between we find a good reason to organize cold storage, we lose our monkeys, and then as we search for sponges, discover a 2000-year-old computer. Then we see the ripples of a schoolchildren’s data breach grow into waves, learn the cost of Zoom Bombing, and get a surprise when we find out who is writing the most code for the new Linux kernel. This is the most calorific update yet, so let’s start in the creamy center and work our way to the edges! For a full transcript of this podcast go to Discuss.Daml.com
April 27, 2022
This is House Arrest with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for April 19th., 2022
We start with another case of house arrest and end up where? Having our DNA broadcast to Martians (and we don’t mean those who have saved a hundred grand to fly with Elon). In between, we have our moods checked by AI, we, along with 2999 others, end up with tummy aches, we take apart a high-end piece of Russian drone technology and we get a court decision on data scraping that could have repercussions across the world. This is house arrest, in the best IT Privacy and Security update yet, come but wear your Sunday best! For a full transcript of this podcast head to discuss.daml.com
April 20, 2022
Trafficking the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for April 12th. 2022
This week we start in traffic and end in traffic. Most is ground-bound but we have been known to flit into low Earth Orbit when our speeds are high enough. From between those bollards, we discover more nighttime glitter, more acronym definitions, and the need for higher quant resistance in our crypto. Still hungry? Our Pi and REDSPICE stories will give you something to chew on, while new Crypto tracking sites have turned moving stolen crypto into a real meal. For now, put your sandwich aside, adjust your seat, check the mirror, buckle up, and let’s put the pedal to the metal! For the full transcript of this podcast with all mentioned links please go to Discuss.Daml.com
April 13, 2022
Buzzing with the IT privacy and Security Weekly Update for April 5th 2022
This week we fly from an apiary to a cuddly puppy. But all is not as it seems: We triple peak before a bout of melancholy and find an unwelcome foe back after a “short break”. We have lawsuits, legal requests, and cameras all divulging way more than they should. We sequence the missing 8% and finally, we have a couple of lists that will turn you into such a security guru that you might be writing this update next week. Then we end with possibly the best reason to own a cat. You are going to love this week’s IT privacy and Security Weekly Update, it is simply the best one yet! Grab your veil and gloves, pull up your socks, and let’s have an adventure! Find the full transcript for this podcast at discuss.daml.com
April 06, 2022
Smiling with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 29th, 2022
Ooh… this week we start with rich creamy chocolate and end with a little smile. In between those pleasurable bookends, we get an update on the Lapsus$ soap opera before the movie rights are sold to Hollywood. We learn about printers being hacked to spread the news, and the astounding number and diversity of attacks on communications across Ukraine. We get an update on a tech exodus and a new targeted ad campaign from the FBI. Finally, there’s a new “adopt an FSB agent program” with glittering tips on how you can find your own. This is the best IT Privacy and Security weekly update yet. Let’s roll! Swiss roll! For a complete transcript of this podcast head to discuss.daml.com oh... and the jokes... What did the moderator say to kick off the IT speed dating session? “Singles, sign on!” What do you call a turtle that surfs the dark web? A TOR-toise What do you call an excavated pyramid Unencrypted. If girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, and boys are made of slime, snails, and puppy-dog tails, what’s the cloud made from? Linux servers, mostly. What do you call a group of math and science geeks at a party? Social engineers. What’s the best way to catch a runaway robot? Use a botnet. Why did the programmer leave the camping trip early? There were too many bugs. What do you tell a hacker after a bad breakup? There are plenty of phish in the sea! Did you hear about the computer that kept rebooting? It was terminal. Why did the band never get a gig? It was called 1023MB. and finally… One day, I started to whisper, so my wife asked me why I was whispering, I told her I didn’t want Mark Zuckerberg to hear us. I laughed. My wife laughed. Alexa laughed. Siri laughed....
March 30, 2022
Hackers gotta Hack. The IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for March 22nd. 2022
This week we dance from Taylor Swift to Arkady Volozh or probably more correctly, from New York to Moscow. We learn about over-reactions at NPM, Facebook, and Microsoft. We share some amazing visuals from NASA, that once you see, you can never unsee, and find the US government reminding each and every one of us that the Ukraine war is now at our door. Finally, we learn about the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US considering the incorporation of climate risk into financial risk. This is an action-packed update, hotter than ever, so leave your coats behind, slip on some comfy shoes and let’s start our journey in the newest class on the syllabus…. For the full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
March 22, 2022
From your Face to Outer Space with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 15th., 2022
This week we zoom from your face to space, dodging flying objects as we go. We learn a bit more about Putin’s pre-war prep and its effect on Google and Apple. We discover a new website that helps us deliver a text to one of the millions of Russian citizens who may not have access to different perspectives on the Ukraine invasion. We see an amazing data collection mapped to within 150 meters of where it happened, the issuance of new DNS certs and the quick sprint of the ruble into crypto. We discover a new computer virus and get rid of an old computer anti-virus. Then we get yet another lesson on why password hygiene is so important from one of the most unlikely sources yet. This is definitely the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly update yet, so grab your butterfly nets and let’s see what we can clear out of low Earth orbit.
March 16, 2022
Digging the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 8th., 2022
We start by tipping our hats in respect to all those valiantly fighting for democracy in Ukraine. Then we go on an adventure. This one’s going to get our feet dirty. First with a new use for artificial intelligence, and then while we award Apple a “fail” on the very day it launches its latest raft of products. We unearth why 9 women might be the right number for the US supreme court on International Women’s Day. …And then get muddied with an update on the rather unique ransom demands being made of NVIDIA before dishing the dirt on the latest timings for cracking your password. And at least for this adventure, we have a happy ending. It’s all part of good discovery, so grab a shovel and let’s get digging! Find the full transcript for this podcast at: discuss.daml.com
March 09, 2022
A moment’s reflection and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 1st, 2022
Before we start this week’s update it’s important to acknowledge what is going on in the world around us. There is a physical war involving the attack on Ukraine where the courage and the stamina of the people have engendered new levels of respect and awe, and there is a cyberwar. Both at the direction of one individual. Every single inhabitant on this planet will pay for his decision. Some will lose their homes, others their retirement savings, some will pay more for food and fuel, and some will pay the ultimate sacrifice. Where ever you are in the world, if you can help, please do help. In the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet we start by covering current events, before lifting the lid on your home router, going underground (literally), and then finishing high above the Earth. Let’s start our journey. Find the full transcript to this podcast at discuss.daml.com
March 02, 2022
“Drifting” through the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for February 22nd., 2022
This week we discover 15 boxes, a number one app., and end up at the back end of the car. With high compression pistons and rack and pinion steering stabilizing our high adhesion slicks, we roll through a billion faces, pound on Taiwanese bank doors, steal some NFTs, experience Man City in 3D, and come to understand why you should never use pixelation to hide behind when you track a Magpie. Join us through the hairpin turns as we go flag to flag on a racing line through this week’s superspeedway of stories. Let’s don that Nomex, check our earpiece accelerometers, flip down our visors, and hit the tarmac! Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com “What’s behind you doesn’t matter.” – Enzo Ferrari
February 23, 2022
Eileen Gu and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for February 15th., 2022
This week we start and end with Gu in an unabashed attempt to have this update returned in at least fifteen million search queries. In between the Gu at the beginning and the end, we Freeski through TikTok, pull a reverse 1440 to strange noises from cars, do a left side 1080 for Facebook, before ending with a double cork 1620 with a safety grab. Yes, this is the greatest IT Privacy and Security update yet, and yes, we have all the freshest stories and tricks for you from this winter’s games. Oh, and by the way, that’s Eileen Gu on the ivories. Her mum filmed her on the piano while they waited for a flight in the departure gate at the airport. You couldn’t make this up. So, skis waxed, goggles on, boots fastened, poles back, ready, set, go! For a full transcript of this podcast please go to discuss.daml.com
February 16, 2022
From Missiles to Monk Seals with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for February 8th., 2022
This week we discover where stolen crypto and discarded fishing nets end up and we’re pretty sure you will be surprised by both. We then swim from vigilantes, newspapers, washed NFTs, and crypto-mining before landing on a pile of VB scripts. So put your Astro-boy boots on, grab those speedos and let’s rocket! Find the full transcript for this week's podcast at Discuss.Daml.com
February 09, 2022
The High Winds of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for February 1st, 2022
In the week that Neil Young took both Spotify and Joe Rogan to task for spreading Covid misinformation, we start with the hurricane of an army wife scorned and end in the aftermath of Elon Musk moving something from the morning shower to the middle of the multi-lane highway. Gosh. In between that weather front and the next, we find facial recognition, fingerprints, fries, fines, and fight club. We even discover the new secret successor to the NSO Group. Hold onto your hats, grab your phone, your raincoat, and let’s join the rest of the storm chasers as we track down this week’s highly unusual atmospheric activity. For a full transcript of this podcast go to Discuss.Daml.com ...And just in case you do find yourself facing off against a hurricane, stay away from the windows, get as low as possible, move to an interior room, closet, or downstairs bathroom, and remember that we will be back in 7 to give you more instruction. Until then stay safe, stay, secure… and try to remain calm…
February 02, 2022
From Sausage Rolls to the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 25th., 2022
We start this week’s update in Wyoming and end in the empty arms of the lovelorn. As we go rolling about between those two endpoints we chance upon gammy QR codes, supercomputers, schoolkids, high anxiety, and a couple of phone apps you won’t want to be installing this season. So let’s jump into the overalls, don our builder’s boots, and put on those safety glasses, as we deconstruct this weeks’, and might we add, the best IT privacy and Security Weekly Update yet! For a full transcript of this podcast go to Discuss.Daml.Com
January 26, 2022
Bagpipes and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 18th., 2022
In this week’s adventure, we go from Open Source to Open Dish and the perils each face. In between those open ends, we have Kiteworks, bagpipes, Teslas, cakeism, the new Spoof league tables, and perhaps a bit of evidence that “the Great Resignation” of 2021 is also affecting the dark web. Join us as we don our kilts, sporrans, Ghillie brogues, tuck our Sgian Dubhs into our socks, and hit the highlands in the most “Barry” IT Privacy and Security adventure yet!! Go to discuss.daml.com for the full transcript of this podcast That’s it for this week. We will leave you with 7 days of quiet while we try to figure out how to tune a bagpipe. Be kind, stay safe, stay secure, play with confidence. See you in se7en!
January 19, 2022
Making Waves with Moxie and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 11th., 2022
In this week’s update, we take you from lockdown to the end of civilization with the notice that “a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”. We move “shipshape and Bristol fashion”, through mines, espionage, and corruption. Then, we “make up Leeway” with one big name demanding Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for everyone and a black box that just might be a “shot across the bows” of politicians who talk ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Whether landlubber or salty dog, this vessel delivers the best IT Privacy and Security update yet! So let’s put on those oilskins, slip on those waders, grab a rope, and hit the high seas! For a full transcript of this week's podcast please go to discuss.daml.com
January 12, 2022
Free Running across the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 4th 2022
In true year-end, year-start style we wall-run over some of the top hacks of 2021 before turn-vaulting with a 2022 resolution to get fit that has no security or privacy involved except that the whole story should probably be secured and kept private. We backflip onto the LastPass fiasco, corkscrew through a few stories on Apple (is it any wonder they are a three trillion $ company if we cover them?), punch into a fresh duck story, and triple front somersault into the differences between Misinformation, Dis-information, and Mal-information. As we stop, drop, and roll, this just might be the best new year IT Privacy and Security weekly update yet! So let’s load up those Parkour kit bags and J-step into our first adventure for 2022! Find the full transcript for this podcast at: Discuss.daml.com
January 05, 2022
Hang up the Phone with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for December 28th 2021
We start with exactly what happened to your 2022 fridge calendar and end in wet cat food. In between, we get frauded, threatened, discharged, breached, dropped, and schooled. Before you call us on what? For the last pod of 2021, we’ve got you covered with what’s trending in IT Privacy and Security way into 2022. We may stroll out of 2021, but we hit 2022 in a full sprint! Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com With the holidays over. And the parties behind, It’s time for the diets, And the mid-Winter grind. From the treadmills and gym, And the yoga at home, Resolutions to reach out, To those all alone. Just make us a promise, This one you can own, Call us on anything but your kid’s Fisher-Price phone!
December 29, 2021
Celebrating the Holidays with my Adidas and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for December 21st. 2021
Looking for great gifts? We’ve got one person on the team who’s happy to sport the finest in athletic shoewear and would probably happily back them up with a wallet full of corresponding NFTs…. If he could get them…. From that metaverse, we travel across the US to Israel and from there to Uganda to get the down-low on the NSO. We check in on Belgium, Germany, and Ukraine before losing our paychecks. We have a great gift not to buy and then we finish off strong…. with a song! This week’s IT Privacy and Security weekly update is the best one yet and a gift to us all! Have the caribou bid adieu, get the sleigh in gear too, put on your stocking cap, red velvet suit, and let’s take off, as the billionaires do! Find the whole transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com oh, and one more.... To those who have had their holidays, we hope they were joyful, To those yet to celebrate, great feasts and days restful, And to those young and small, big and tall, or anything at all, may 2022 be… your best year of all.
December 22, 2021
Let it Snow with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for December 14th 2021
In a year when holiday parties are giving more than anyone bargained for in the form of new covid variants, colds, flu, and a whole range of bacterium that we had deftly sidestepped for the better part of the last 18 months, we have lots of healthy updates for you. We start them with the V-POTUS and end with 2022 trends. In between, we touch on Androids, Canadians, and Apaches before discovering Tor blocking and that secret bottle message you threw out to sea. For the holidays we also have a couple of ideas that might help with stocking stuffers. So, wrap the gift and tie that bow! To the very best in IT Privacy and Security we go! For the full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
December 15, 2021
Same as it Ever Was with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for December 7th 2021
As we come to the end of another tough year with… how many new Covid variants? It’s important to remind ourselves that the holidays are peak feeding season for the hack, crack and malware miscreant community. So no, there are no “surprise” Amazon gift cards coming to you and… that attachment is only going to blow up on the Windows machine and steal your secrets. Remember to initiate all outbound connections where you enter a username and password and if it’s worth keeping safe, it’s worth turning on 2FA (two-factor authentication). For this week’s journey, we start with a SIM card, end with an Onion and circle the globe in-between. We learn about naughty telecoms carriers, a frozen health department, and Microsoft taking down some bad actors acting badly. We discover why secret agents in the cinema use Nokia phones, why Elon is the only one flying for NASA, and some interesting new features being rushed to Instagram the day before the Senate hearings. This is without a shadow of a doubt the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly update yet, so grab your boots and your overcoat, and let’s get to swashbuckling “same as we ever did”! Find. the transcript for this week's podcast here.
December 08, 2021
The Unthinkable and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for November 30th 2021
This week we start with that face in the mirror and end in an SUV. In between we have hacks, tracks, and attacks on printers and boom boxes, we get a couple of serious cloud plays, and a whole new malware variant aimed at the medicine men (and women). Finally, we learn how one spy agency has had to “become more open to stay secret”. No big boots for this adventure, no loud colors or clashing patterns, just smartly pressed tracksuits, a toned demeanor, and that cloak of anonymity. Come on let’s roll! For the full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
December 01, 2021
Asteroids, dwarf planets, and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for November 23rd., 2021
For this IT Privacy and Security adventure, and this must surely be the best one yet, we start at the Costco checkout and end up in space. In between the check-out and the way-out we get a quick reminder about online safety in the run-up to Black Friday, we get an update on how one group is working to make software secure, app tracking protection for Android, and tips to foil the Memento hacking team. We’re so glad that Costco sells moon boots ‘cause we can gear up at the cash-only checkout and keep this adventure rolling until we hit an asteroid! Come on y’all, let’s take off! For a full transcript of this podcast, go to: discuss.daml.com
November 24, 2021
Thunderstruck with the Jetsons and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for November 16th., 2021
We start this week tunefully with a story we missed out of the Pwn2Own challenge that will have you headbanging in the aisles before fulfilling a request for more oil for r2D2. In between, we learn why bragging could end up getting you poorly fed, why popular programming languages could be bad for IoT devices, why you can’t really complain if you see giant cutouts of boats in the desert and we wonder if you can help us find Intel another boxing coach. We end with mice, scorpions, and robots in a trilogy that could have the animal rights league chasing our tails. All that aside, this really is the most superb IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet, so let’s get “Thunderstruck” with George, Jane, daughter Judy, and their boy Elroy! Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com
November 17, 2021
From Air to Sea with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for November 9th 2021.
November 10, 2021
Watching the detectives and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for November 2nd., 2021
This is the most “detective” update ever! Inside this week’s update, we inspect over-communication in Chinese manufactured telecoms equipment., and under communication from an info systems agency. We broadcast seed planting clips from outside our car prior to a deep dive into the methods used by the FBI to ascertain the Jan 6th. Insurrectionists in Washington DC. We discover fake ads, fake crypto, and we think some fake test results. Yes, say it with us, “The best IT Privacy and Security detective work yet is in this week’s update”. Grab your deerstalker cap, your magnifying glass, Watson, and let’s go sleuthing! For a full transcript of today's pod go to discuss.daml.com
November 03, 2021
The “Beautiful Game” of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for October 26th 2021
Like watching Lionel Messi score his 100th goal, some of the stories we cover here seem almost un-be-lieva-ble! We jump into the game in Argentina and finish in South Korea. Scoring heavily we witness an own-goal, a red-card in the UK, travel to the top and bottom of the league tables, get punched in the mouth, breached, hacked, cracked, arrested, and then, then in what may be the worse fate of all… someone scuffs our white Vans slip-ons. This is, with no hesitation, the greatest update to date, so don your tracksuits, sort out those shoes and let’s get in on the game! Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com
October 27, 2021
From Behind the X-Ray Specs,Welcome to the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for October 19th 2021
From new and innovative ways to introduce facial recognition, to looking through walls, we have you covered, (or perhaps uncovered)! We start our journey in subterranean Moscow, move on to a sweetie factory in Chicago, and then into your dentist’s office. From there, AI leaves us spinning before we discover the top 3 locations for mining Bitcoin and a new competitor in the Texan insurance market. We end… outside looking in. Without another moment’s hesitation, let’s unpack that old Ghostbusters gear, put on the X-Ray specs, and have our best adventure yet! For the full transcript of this podcast, head over to discuss.daml.com.
October 19, 2021
IT’s most Fashionably Private and Secure Weekly Update for October 12th 2021
October is Cyber awareness month; coincidentally it is also the one month in twelve that has the highest number of reported cyber attacks. So how do we acknowledge that? By irreverently engaging drinks, food, and fashion. While others rush out to the shops to buy everything baggy, those in the know have security tighter than a fresh pair of Burberry leggings. For our show we have free beers on the far side of the Catwalk, a Twitch portrait of Jeff B’s new look, outfits with chains that are breaking, a company making schoolteachers look bad, and a fantastic new rap artiste to name but a few. Of course, we can’t give the ending away … before we surface with more snacks… but do watch that you don’t get sensitive data stuck in your teeth. Whether you are a fashionista or a “securisto” this is the best update yet! So go grab your Chanel, Stella, and Fendi, let’s jump on a catwalk where IT Privacy and Security are trendy! To find a full transcript of this podcast, go to Discuss.daml.com Episode #s have been updated to reflect the total rather than just the season.
October 13, 2021
The Lost and Found of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for October 5th., 2021
In this week’s IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update, we journey from the bottle to your heart. We start with the loss of identity, ethics, freedom, dollars, Bitcoin, and Etherium before balancing them out with new finds in cloud, storage, cleaning, and rain. Finally, we end with a story of synchronicity that will have your heart racing! It’s all fresh, it’s all relevant, and …you won’t need to carry a metal detector with you on this journey. So let’s get on those work boots, grab some gloves and check out the “lost and found”! For a full transcript of this week's podcast, head over to discuss.daml.com
October 06, 2021
The Full Spectrum of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for September 28th. 2021
From audio to visual we keep the full spectrum of IT Privacy and Security covered in our best update yet! We start with almost nothing at all and move on to blocks, breaches, bots, and smacks. We cover why it’s more important to tip your Amazon delivery person than ever before. And finally, we round out why you are actually going to want security training before the fourth quarter of this year. Unbelievable ...right? We end, on the brightest story we have ever covered! It’s all wrapped in loveliness, so grab your paintbrushes, get your drop cloths in place, and put in on those old overalls because it’s time for the best adventure yet! Find the full transcript for this week's podcast at Discuss.daml.com
September 28, 2021
One Year On and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for September 21 2021 Goes to the Dogs
This week we start our podcasts’ one-year anniversary edition with the sweet sound of violins lilting across the Tuscan hillsides and end in New Jersey to the sounds of barking dogs. Ah, but between those two audible notes, we travel to Spain, France, Ireland, and the UK before moving on to Thailand and circling across to Russia and the US. Get your vaccine certificates out, your passports in hand, your RayBans ready, and put your dog on a leash because this is one anniversary bash that you are not going to want to miss. OK, on your marks, get set! Got the dog? Let’s Par-tay! For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
September 21, 2021
The IT Privacy and Security Wearable Update for September 14th. 2021
This week it’s all about wearables. Be they on your nose, wrist, ring finger, back pocket, or further south they are collecting just about all the …er … data you can generate. We start this week with Facebook “trying it on” before moving one step closer to their metaverse. We hit you with news on the Biggest DDoS attack ever, before getting bleary-eyed as we learn what happened to the bride (or groom), and why you’re about as likely not to be able to tell just how late they are. Finally, after you’ve run on your smart treadmill, ridden your smart bike, and gotten yelled at by your smart mirror, we leave you with a wearable that, thankfully, you don’t have to carry around with you. It’s all here, (well some anyway), it’s all fresh and it’s all in the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet. So press “start” on your wearable and let’s get exploring! For a full transcript of this podcast please go to Discuss.Daml.com
September 14, 2021
Leaving on a Jet Plane with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for September 7th 2021
We start this week’s journey at the site of the Twin towers in New York before moving to Russia, and then to Germany and then, a little bit late, to the airport before boarding our flight for Australia, Scotland, Pakistan, Ireland, and China. Then, in the haze of jet lag, the American military finally leaves us with no words. Grab your go-bag, passport, vaccination certificate, pillow, and let’s do some long-overdue globe-trotting. This week’s travel won’t be drama-free, but it will be Covid free. Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com
September 08, 2021
Childishness and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for August 31st 2021
In our most childish update, we bring you the up high, low down, and all the topics shaking around us. We start with one of the most entertaining helicopter chases we have ever heard, move through 58 websites, then into an Airbnb, a swimming pool, where drenched, we embark on a transatlantic chase, a breach, a leak, an upgrade, and finally finish with a boat. If you weren’t out of breath from all that, we can promise, we are. And if only for a few moments, we’ll try to pull it together, stand upright, act mature, and set off on a superbly childish adventure! Find the full transcript of this podcast at Discuss.daml.com
September 01, 2021
The IT Privacy & Security Weekly Update for August 24th 2021
This is the Jailbreak edition. We start with an example of the quickest way to end up in prison, a story of an inmate made good and of course, we end up right back in the clink in what must be one of the worst hacker “job applications” in history. In between those rough-and-tumble walls, we have insight on one country’s cyber curriculum, your streaming service’s second income, OnePerCent, the potential post $610 million job offer, and why Amazon could be sold out of Razor gaming mice. Ducking and diving, dodging and weaving, we are all in this week, so let’s get on the striped shirts and have a quick look inside. For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
August 25, 2021
Picturing the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for August 17th 2021
If the single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it and the “camera is a license to explore” then let’s hit the motor drive because we’ve got a lot of scenery to cover! We start with an appetite so large for taking pictures that consumer interest groups are now asking for receipts. We move on to dadada and password reuse, the inflationary pressure on phishing, and a suggestion that T-mobile might want to be a bit more polished in their breach news releases. We end up with a demonstration of a solid backup and recovery process and a kid who is going back to church with his camera. You’re going to love this week’s IT Privacy and Security update … frame, by frame! "We start with a story about reinvention: There’s been a lot of press lately about Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) groups disappearing. The truth is, when you make as much money as they do, it’s hard to just walk away. So here are this weeks RaaS Renames: Darkside has become BlackMatter DoppelPaymer is now known as Grief and Avaddon shall henceforth be known as Haron How do we know? Much of the signature software in use by the new gangs is bit-for-bit the same as was used by their earlier alias."... Find this week's full transcript at Discuss.daml.com
August 17, 2021
Off the Wall with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for August 10th 2021
We start with an aerobic workout that may have you leaning on a wall … and end with a wag as to why your dog may be propped up against a wall. In between, there are rooms of fantastic stories for you with flytraps and Instagrams and even a sprinkling of Emmental cheese. We’ve got an appeal to put the phone down that might be that call you never wanted to receive, and a risk profiler that could keep you within your own four walls for quite some time. We think this week’s IT Privacy and Security Weekly update is the best one yet and a great way to shake off cabin fever, whether you are inside or out! So let’s get IT moving! Find the full transcript of this Pod at discuss.Daml.com
August 10, 2021
The Starman and the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for August 3rd 2021
We are firing all rockets, starting down-under with a report on a pocket calculator that may inspire a whole generation (to write secure code). From there we orbit to Italia where you might need a “shot” of espresso before their news. Then it’s on to Raccoons and their role in the new SaaS, before touching down in France and Luxembourg to see who’s hands have been slapped. We Zoom into why you might want to hold the Guac on that burrito, and why if you are in North America, you might want to reschedule your Doctor’s appointment. Finally, we end our journey 56 miles above the earth’s surface with one of the best “What could possibly go wrong?” stories ever… We think you’ll be even more excited by this launch than former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was last month, and we’ll certainly be going further! So fasten your helmets, put on your moon boots and let’s blast off! For the full transcript of this podcast go to https://discuss.daml.com
August 03, 2021
The Tipping Point for the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update July 27th., 2021
As we put this update together there is a haze outside our New York Windows from the raging fires burning 2400 miles (about 4000 kilometers) to the west. Yet we start in a lighthearted mood, with a great reason to use 2fa, and finish with a burning update about the loss of something that may be even more important than your Privacy and Security. In between, we have a mix of stories that range from Home routers in France being hijacked by APT31, to an unexpected Twitter discovery. Next, we have Venmo offering just a little more privacy … and why naked people are turning up next to your Washington Post articles. This may be the most important update yet, so stick with us to the end. We think you’ll take away more than you bargained for. For a full transcript of this podcast go to Discuss.daml.com
July 27, 2021
Dining out with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for the week of July 20th., 2021
This week it’s all about food. Well, some of it is, anyway. We start with too many cooks in the kitchen and end with positive prospects for cheeseburgers on Mars. Moving through the meal have all our ducks in a row with a possible bit of overcompensation from the US government on Cybersecurity, a huge leak out of Israel, three Apple stories, a food fight between the US and China, and cyber threats to the food industry. There are lots of additional tasty tidbits sprinkled in among the various courses too. So let’s roll up our sleeves, tuck our napkins into our shirt collars, and chow down on the most satisfying serving of IT Privacy and Security Weekly update nourishment yet! Find the full transcript to this podcast at Discuss.daml.com
July 21, 2021
Giddy Up with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for July 13th., 2021
This episode has us quaking in our wellies. We’ve got the US president advising Russia that they need to fix their ransomware use, while he advises that you should be able to fix your own phone … and tract’r! A new algo. to help with your recommendations, AI that can say stuff bett’rn we can, and a new clampdown that will have you selling your DiDi and Baba shares faster than a jackrabbit in a foxes den. We finish with a story that will keep you out of your car and down on the farm. It’s all here, it’s all fresh and like the crops, it’s just been rotated, so grab that horse and let’s go! Find the full transcript for this pod at discuss.daml.com
July 13, 2021
Racing to Win with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for July 6th., 2021
We start this week as a dot on a race track and end as a dot on the horizon as we go from privacy to no privacy at all, but … we think you will forgive us. In between the start and finish lines are the hairpin turns of the Tokyo Olympics, an underwater primer on Submarine cabling, a vault skyward with British Airways, a VR story that needs a restart, a bit of ransomware, and enough car stories to satisfy any gearhead. We say, "Drivers start your engines, get set and let’s “go” for the best IT Privacy and Security weekly update …ever!!! " Find the full transcript for this pod at discuss.daml.com
July 07, 2021
The Smiling face of IT Privacy and Security for the week ending June 29th., 2021
This week we take you from an employer that won’t even let you in the building if you are not smiling, to your best friend when there is just … one… CCTV too many. In between, we get a loud warning for publicly accessible Western Digital personal storage, a couple of painful admissions from Microsoft, and US phone users getting shaken and stirred. In the mix, we also have a place for you to jump into a 3d world for a little "privacy and chill" should you wish. It’s all here, it’s all fresh, and it’s just about the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet. Let’s put on a great big smile and get to work! Find this week's full transcript at discuss.daml.com
June 29, 2021
The Wild Swings in Temperature of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for June 22nd. 2021
From splashing in cold waters to baking in hot homes we cover the whole temperature range. After a good headcount of our critical drinking water infrastructure, we give you the lowdown on tracking, bots, faces, and fingerprints. We update you on compliance, regulations, and (sadly) taxes, before delivering really bad news for our RedHat Linux and Docker users. Finally, we unbork your iPhone before revealing just why you might be reading this in a full sweat. So pull on your swimming trunks, put on your gloves and let’s go have an adventure with this week’s IT Privacy and Security Update! Find the full podcast transcript at Discuss.daml.com
June 23, 2021
The Unfencing of the IT Privacy and Security weekly update for June 15th 2021
“There’s only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence.” Mary of Teck This week we start in El Salvador and end in mid-air. In between those fence posts, we find: Breaches for airlines and autos and then discover one already being served up with a side of fries. We find out how Google really motivates their staff, learn about Facebook suing a whole government, malware “photobombing” FujiFilm, the huge market for fake product reviews … and why the legal community is turning against geofencing. This simply is the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet. Now let’s go climb a fence! Find the full podcast transcript at Discuss.daml.com
June 16, 2021
Greetings “citizens of the world” and Welcome to the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for June 8th., 2021
This week we start with the Danish spying on the Germans. The Germans hacking .PDFs. The Cook keeping things private. The Tag"ee" smashing things with hammers. ..and you… now with 8.5 billion reasons to use 2-factor authentication for your logins … oh, and a very special article just for teens. Aw. Then, a story about how the coppers recovered loads of Bitcoin from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, but they still need Elon Musk to up-tweet Bitcoin or they’ll be out 20%! Finally, we finish with an Anonymous video to Elon Musk that has viewers asking for more! It’s all here in an entertaining, fun, thrilling, mix of the best stories for all “citizens of the world”, so let’s get this party started! Find the full podcast transcript at Discuss.daml.com
June 08, 2021
Time for a Checkup with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for June 1st. 2021
We prescribe an update that’s just chock full of news that could very well help you see more clearly or leave you blind, wondering why you just bought those really dear headphones. We start with tracking, move on to toothpaste, and then get a nosebleed from hits the ransomware group Conti has inflicted before we have our use of a certain term validated. We discover how to tell the difference between “Dumb AI”, “Smart AI” and “Really Smart AI”. And we leave you with a couple of health checks that have nothing to do with IT Privacy or Security but could have you feeling much better about your own visual and audio acuity. This is without a doubt just what the doctor ordered, so let’s hang up our jackets, roll up our sleeves and get going! Find the full transcript of this podcast at https://discuss.daml.com
June 01, 2021
A Moment of Silence before the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for May 25th., 2021
On the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, we’d like to take a moment to pause and reflect. Changing social bias is an evolution, just as realizing and changing our own. But with continued effort, we can make a difference. Just as ignorance promotes prejudice, we can all learn to be kinder, gentler, and more accepting of the differences of those around us. This week we start IT Privacy and Security with the sound off, a revelation about a new type of malware that actually checks a directory to look up its victims before attacking them, and then a type of manipulation we are sure you’ve experienced but probably never realized was so rampant. We follow with a story about poor judgment and bad publicity and the heroic efforts of so many as they work to help others. There is news on privacy and security changes in Android 12, and yet another update for macOS. We end on a lighter note with the story about the significance of composition in photography, stressing the importance of keeping your fingerprints away from the final product. On this solemn day let’s learn something new. Together. For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
May 25, 2021
The Refactored IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for May 18th 2021
This week we take apart the various elements of ransomware so you know what the stats are upfront. Costs, protective steps, and tooling so that if the unthinkable ever were to happen you would know your options. We remind you that although ransomware is (literally) stealing the headlines, there are a few other gremlins out there that you might also want to sidestep. We end with some entertaining quotes from the cryptographer's panel made while they were out of their dark workshops attending the RSA conference this week. Encrypted or decrypted … we think you’ll find that this is the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet, so let’s refactor and get started! For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
May 18, 2021
On Fire with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for May Eleventh 2021
Through the acrid smell of trouser fires we bring you an incredibly varied line up of stories. We start with a zero day that burned the world’s most popular .PDF reader, the dirt around the pipeline, a not-nice new activity for Apple Tags and early results of Apple’s app tracking option. We flame out with proof that you should not trust ransomware developers, another government attempt try and get us to believe that 5G doesn’t cause Covid-19 and end with a Zero day attack on the Universal Turing Machine. You are going to love each and every spark of a story, each ,will fan the flames of your passion for IT Privacy and Security. So let’s catch our balance, get fired up and go! For a full transcript of this podcast go to discuss.daml.com
May 12, 2021
“Sandwiched” in the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for May the Fourth 2021
We start with the true story of May the fourth, and end up with a suggestion that might just prevent injury. In between those lovely layers of freshly baked updates are sandwiched some very tasty servers, Russian Dressing, some NY rye, something else that smacks of dog food, doublestuff and an apple. After you finish, your mum will be waiting for you. Now on our best behavior: Let’s order the flowers, pull up our socks, straighten our shirts and make the best impression yet … with the best IT Privacy and Security Update yet! You can find the full transcript for this podcast at Discuss.Daml.com
May 04, 2021
Moving through the Reverb with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for April 27th 2021
This week we start with a uniquely Canadian turn of events that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with privacy or security but was essential nonetheless, and end up chasing the cat around the office. In between we find out why the C-suite of gaming companies are themselves becoming targets, a newly developing jab / job relationship, just what the new MacOS update stops, what’s behind the Linux fracas, some stats on ransomware and then... what’s going on with Reverb. It’s loud, it’s raucous and it’s just getting started, so turn on the noise cancelling, turn up the volume and let’s get going! Find the full transcript of this podcast at Discuss.daml.com
April 28, 2021
We won’t get fooled again. The IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for April 20th 2021
We confess we wrote this intro with the Apple product announcement running in the background. We saw the new iPad, iMac, tags, TVs, and M1 features, and “Oh my word” nothing about the privacy update in iOS 14.5!!!. Grrr… So swiftly moving onto other matters of very little privacy, we have a couple of FBI stories, one about e-mail and another about iPhones (Grrr…). Shocking revelations about online cameras… Updates about Google that will leave you shaken, not stirred… A scandalous, awful, treacherous, plot that could impact any wine drinker!!! And then we finish the update with a story about what some would call arrogance, from Facebook… also regarding your privacy. This update promises to bring you everything you need in the world of privacy and security… except of course for the “dang” details on the new iPhone privacy update. (again Grrr…) Let’s roll up our sleeves, and not get fooled again! Find the full transcript of this podcast at Discuss.daml.com
April 20, 2021
The IT Privacy and Security Slice for April 13th. 2021
The best IT Privacy and Security Update … served with perhaps the most questionable intro and outtro music ever! And he’s right. We follow the food theme again this week and go from Apple to Cheese. We start with an outright rejection of the UK government’s second expensive attempt at a Covid-19 tracker, then we move over to the app that really should not be on your phone anymore. Next: a crazy story about an exchange that gets breached and then reminds you that YOU should use more complex passwords, a completely politically correct request for UK women to get more involved in hacking, and 7 new and evolving methods that fisher-people are going to try to catch you out with. Finally, we share a story on how Google intends to help you stop bumping into lamp posts. ...Oh, and then there is the missing cheese.... You’ll find it all here this week (except for the cheese) in probably the healthiest slice of IT Privacy and Security ever! You can find the full transcript of this podcast at: discuss.daml.com
April 13, 2021
From Peking… to Duck: The IT Privacy and Security Update for April 6th., 2021
This week we go from Peking to Duck (literally), and we are sure you’re going to find the tastiest treats anywhere. We take you crashing down a staircase with a wireless data communication company, add more evidence for spellchecking your child’s tweets, and an idea why this team won’t be looking like Tony Stark (Iron Man) any time soon. We give you a light pole update. Yes, we got that right, a light pole update. And what college students should do quickly if the school they are going to, or even applied to, is one of those caught up in the Accellion file transfer software compromise. We finish with something that we thought was pretty cool… It’s almost the gamification of tracker blocking. We loved it for Android and iOS and we think you will too. OK dinner guests. Adjust your place settings, tuck in your napkins, and let’s give a toast to the best IT Privacy and Security menu yet! The full transcript of this podcast can be found at discuss.daml.com
April 06, 2021
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go. The IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 30th 2021
We start this week’s adventure with a tribute to women’s safety as we come to the end of National Women’s History Month in the US. We move on, not to home building, but cybersecurity, with a backdoor disguised as a Typo fix. In the days of the George Floyd murder trial in the US, we find one legal reviewer in the UK that is of the opinion that people should get anywhere from 2 months to 5 years for not providing their phone password to the police. We get to the bottom of STIR/SHAKEN and finally, we see the results of a privacy and security survey of over fifteen thousand people around the world. We think the results will surprise you! And with that, the moment, you own it, you better never let it go. Find the full transcript for this podcast at discuss.daml.com
March 31, 2021
Hanging on the phone for the IT Privacy and Security weekly update for March 23rd 2021
This week we invite you to join us as we make a bunch of long-distance calls, starting with India, moving across the world, and finally ending up in Egypt. During our phone dialing journeys we find over five hundred, sixty-seven thousand good reasons not to be vengeful, we tell you about how the FBI tried to make friends with us and failed on the first click, and we share the EU’s new strategy that has us stopping at the start. We redefine Sassy and give you yet another example of why using SMS for authentication is just … not that good. We finish with a story about an Egyptian TikTok user after he filed a vulnerability report that had him dancing around his phone. It’s all here, you just have to answer the call! Find the full transcript for this week's show at Discuss.daml.com
March 23, 2021
"Right through the very heart of it" the IT Privacy & Security weekly update for March 16th 2021
Welcome to the update that never sleeps… “king of the hill”, “top of the heap”. This week we get non-fungible with our fungibles … and … just look at the results. We save you the FOMO by ELI5 to help you DYOR so you can BTFD. Then, just as you spend your last fungible, LastPass your “hey, all my passwords are in there…” app, announces they are going to charge you or force you to make a choice… we “spread the news” about a different free password manager. We “stray” to breaches and fixes and other privacy and security items before we finish with an idea that just might have originated “in the very heart of it: New York, New York.” This truly is the “King of the hill”, “A”, “Number one” IT Privacy and Security weekly update, so put on those “vagabond shoes” and let’s stray! Find the full transcript for this podcast here.
March 16, 2021
Fresh from the auction block: The IT Privacy and Security weekly update for March 9th. 2021
We have a galloping great IT Privacy and Security Update for you this week! We help the Mac users come to terms with why it seems like they have been getting more updates than their Windows counterparts. We provide you a sense of self-worth, and just as a note… apparently, that friend of yours from Gozo really does rate higher than the one from Idaho. We update you on the dangers of supporting West Ham, a simple overview of all the noise associated with Microsoft’s Exchange issue, the code flaw at the DODO crypto exchange, and then we finish with a lovely, lilting, run-through of just how easy it is to secure your home network. This is it. This is absolutely the best IT Privacy and Security Update yet, so get your auction card, roll your sleeves up and let’s get bidding! To contact us and find the full transcript of this podcast please go to discuss.daml.com
March 09, 2021
Get fit with the IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for March 2nd 2021
How are you feeling today? Good, we hope! We are starting this week’s update with healthcare and ending with an insurance story in a journey that blows right past the doctors’ office. In between buildings, your coveted iPhone 12 gets a lesson in how to improve battery life and then gets hacked. We have great gossip about the Gab hack and one more amazing story about SolarWinds that will raise your heart rate and make you blush. This really is the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update ever, so limber up with a couple of toe touches, chug those vitamins and let’s get that Zimmer frame going! Find the full transcript of this podcast at discuss.daml.com
March 03, 2021
The Fertile Pasturelands of the IT Privacy and Security Weekly update for February 23rd. 2021
This week we move from the farm to the hospital, and all hopefully injury-free. We’ve got another “kikerikii, jippiyayyeyyy, boomchikahwoowoow”from Zoom, stalking Favicons, and why you might not want to do your personal banking during your conference calls. We even have the lowdown on the hot new invite-only app that you… somehow got an invite for… and have been using non-stop for the last couple of weeks. It’s all here and we know you are going to love jumping up on the combine harvester and taking in the fertile pasturelands of this weeks IT Privacy and Security update (...and of course, the consensus from the farming community that this is the best update yet!) Find the full transcript for this podcast here
February 24, 2021
Pump up the IT Privacy and Security Update for the week ending February 16th 2021
What do you do if you’re in a country where there are zero officially reported cases of Covid-19 and you have no vaccine research budget? Officially, you don’t need the vaccine, but unofficially… you might be open to the idea of stealing the secret recipe for one! This week we have a supply-side chain attack that could hit anyone using open source software pretty hard. A French sequel to the SolarWinds saga, and the innovative way the Beverly Hill Police Department is using music licensing to stop people from posting encounters with them on social media. We finish off will just how badly love can hurt, from a completely unexpected source… the US Federal Trade Commission. You know what? This is the Best IT Privacy and Security update yet so, pump up the volume and let’s get going! For a written transcript of this podcast go to https://discuss.daml.com/t/pump-up-the-it-privacy-and-security-update-for-the-week-ending-february-16th-2021/2097
February 16, 2021
The ITPaSWU for the week ending February 9th 2021
Happy ITPaSWU* Tuesday! Valentine’s Day is coming up and we’ve got gifts for you. Lots of them. The first is a great story on just how much precise data your phone shares about you with whoever cares to pay. We then move on to a collection of your data that’s so big, they just may know more about you than you know about yourself! From there it's furballs and kitties with a new ethnically targeted campaign that uses tech for all the wrong things. We tell you why it was better to stick with beer than water in the Tampa Bay Area for the Super Bowl last weekend and we finish with probably the most creative Valentine’s present you could ever come up with for your loved one! It’s all here and it all adds up to the best *IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet, so let’s get rolling! For a transcript of this podcast, head over to discuss.Daml.com Have a safe, secure, and happy Valentine’s Day… and see you in se7en!
February 10, 2021
The IT Privacy & Security weekly update for “Identity Theft Awareness Week”, February 2nd 2021
Happy Identity Theft Awareness Week! In celebration, we move from stories about a 7 year old to a 30 something, the first an agent, and the last a real operator… to a mischievous creature that is causing some real worry in the security community. We get the lowdown on the face off between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook and more crazy stats on social engineering with tips on how to avoid trouble. This is the BEST IT Privacy and Security Update yet, so put on your party hats and let’s celebrate!
February 03, 2021
The “They got more breeches than Levi Strauss” Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 26th. 2021
We start with a guy who’s got reporters, lawsuits and a Stock Market darling chasing him, and he didn’t even know it until a reporter from the New York Post told him! We show you the price you pay for something free. Then we move on to more breeches than Levi Strauss… and a sombre message about trust on the Internet. We finish with a shocking story about our kids getting hacked. Think it’s implausible? Think again! This is the best IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet, so let’s get going!
January 27, 2021
Raindrops keep falling on the Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 19th 2021
Tom Jones sings the Burt Bacharach classic, as a tip off to our first story as we move from sunspot, Sunburst, Teardrop onto "Raindrop". From there we go X-rated before hurtling into the Good and the Ugly. Finally we end in outer space were one institute is even starting to realize that Cybersecurity has its place in space too! This is the best Privacy and Security update yet, so put on your rain macs, buckle up and away we go!!!
January 19, 2021
The Little Red IT Privacy and Security Update for January 12th 2021
This week we start our stories to the background tune of Prince with a story that just keeps getting bigger. We move onto politics and the permanency of the Internet and a do at home project, you too, can perform if you have the time, the dosh, a few tools, and a supercomputer sitting around. We have a cautionary tale about a leak and all the data about you, yes you, that was exposed (and thankfully a way to minimize that going forward). Finally, we finish with a story about how a nice man ended up with a little Red Corvette! One thing is for sure, this week’s update is the BEST one yet! Let’s get rolling!
January 13, 2021
A Cowboy named ROI. IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update for January 5th. 2021
Following on from last year’s collection of the Best IT Privacy and Security stories yet, we up your ROI (return on investment) in this section with what these stories mean to you. There’s no better way to drive a story home than with a message of “what’s in it for me?” and that’s what we deliver. We start our journey across the world with a criminal complaint and we end at the doctor’s office, in between we have insight from the Netherlands, India, China, the EU and the US. If you use any type of technology there’s a story for you here. So without further ado we’d like to help you start your great new year off with best wishes and the BEST IT Privacy and Security Weekly Update yet! Let’s get going!
January 06, 2021
From row 16: IT Privacy and Security weekly update for the December 29th 2020
Welcome to this week’s edition of the IT Privacy and Security weekly update. According to research done by MIT the number 17 is the most common randomly chosen number between 1 and 20. 17 is the seventh prime number. A prime number is a number that can only be divided by both itself and the number 1. The number 17 is more than just a prime number though – If you add the first four prime numbers together their sum is 17. It’s also the only prime number that is made up of four other consecutive prime numbers, these numbers being 2, 3, 5, and 7. It’s also the number of the adjoining IT Privacy and Security weekly update podcast and a row number that you will never find on an Alitalia plane. So … right now we are going to buckle you into row 16 of this week’s luxury flight. First destination is the land of AI, before heading over high risk terrain and landing in big data’s data base. We think you’ll love the journey, the stewards are exceptional and the food? Well … just remember your new year’s resolution!
December 30, 2020
Praɪvəsi ænd Sɪˈkjʊrəti Update for the week ending the 22nd December 2020
Phonetically speaking, we have the tastiest holiday serving of praɪvəsi ænd sɪˈkjʊrəti on anyone’s holiday menu! Our entre is confirmation of a hack first reported here months ago, before moving onto the first course of NSO stew, a main of student test taking with a side of Facebook. For dessert we move outside and with the wind in our hair we end with a story about brushing. Yes, it’s all here and although we make a real meal of it, we think you will love this holiday feast! So grab a knife and fork (no spoons in this issue, for that see our December 1st update) and let’s dig in!
December 23, 2020
SPY: Security & Privacy Yarns for the week ending December 15 2020
This week reads like a https://www.007.com/ movie (we like the " How To Drive Like James Bond… That is, if you have £3M to spare" section): from across the world, nation state spies are revealed, huge hacking exploits that provided access into 80% of the US Fortune 500 come to light, insecure kit at the doctor’s office and schools hacking students phones with hardware that was and probably should still be in the domain of the spies are all exposed. Yes, despite the meteor showers overhead, we stay with our feet planted firmly on terra firm with this update, and we think you will love the detail. And finally this yarn ends by knitting in an opportunity for you to play phisherman/phisherwoman, engaging in some role playing/threat modeling around how you might compromise someone through email, in order to understand the small changes in your own behavior that will keep you much safer. It’s all here so let’s get cracking!
December 15, 2020
On the HIgh Seas: Privacy and Security Update 2020 12 08
Happy Tuesday! In our process of constant evolution we have a slightly new format for you this week. After an exciting IoT Bill we are going to focus on secure communications. We look deep into the heart of password use and creation, to help you create your best one yet and then we take to the high seas for a recent discovery that had some major implications for human-kind. We finish in and around the high seas with a certain signal we hope you'll become very familiar with. So let's draw anchor and put this ship out to sea! This is the best Privacy and Security update yet, so Let's set sail!
December 09, 2020
“8 It Privacy & Security Things that Are Hiding under Your Bed” for the week ending 2020 12 01
Howdy! On “giving Tuesday” we are “giving” you the best privacy and security stories yet. AI and privacy feature high on the list, from AI aimed at truck drivers to office 365 workers and sticking with the theme comes our AI generated title this week for the Privacy and Security update. Using the semrush(dot)com/title-generator/ and the two most coherent results for your delectation: “The Best It Privacy & Security tricks For Your First Date” “8 It Privacy & Security Things that Are Hiding under Your Bed” (It really had to be the second option for this week’s update…) … from there we move into GDPR fines, DNA hacking, and Magecart attacks. We swap voice commands for laser to instruct your Alexa device and highlight some other privacy concerns from Amazon. We finish with a delightful interview where privacy and GDPR appear not to be foremost thoughts in the mind of psychic Uri Geller. This is the best collection yet, so let’s get the road train rolling!
December 02, 2020
Unwrapping P & S news for the week ending November 24 2020
They used to say, “If you want to get someone’s attention, just whisper.” In these trying times where social distancing keeps people more than 6 feet away, that strategy falls flat, so instead we come bearing news of gifts. We start with free e2ee calls for up to 29 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds, we move on to leaky apps, why your new car might have gone missing while you shopped for Raspberries, how many Apples it takes to get a CCW, why you might want to change your doorbell…again… and what you might be thinking about if you are a Liverpool Football Club fan while Man U fight off cyber attacks. We share the most common breeds of phish, Oxford University’s word??!!? of the year, and why Minecraft mods might be bad for your vision (at two minute intervals). And of course we end with another gift for you, but we are not going to bang on about it. It’s our best collection of Privacy and Security updates yet so, no holding back! Let’s get unwrapping!!!
November 25, 2020
The cow is what? On vacation? Privacy and Security for the Week ending 2020 11 17
Welcome back P&S listeners ... we start with trip down memory lane. ..... How many of you recall the days of L0phtcrack as possibly one of the first tools you used to demonstrate the concept of brute force attacks? (Ok maybe this says something about us.) Well, Twitter has just taken on its creator. This week is absolutely the best collection of articles yet, … as we veer from Pentagon commissioned artwork, to numbers that give us an idea why there are so many data breaches … to a new scam involving browser notifications. We update you on RaaS and the new DS4SD, take a trip to Pluton, the benefits of Glue DataBrew and a wonderful story about how one Bangladeshi lad is tackling cyberbullying and receiving international acclaim for it. We end with a sad story for one person in particular and the perfect example of how not to use your vacation time. You’re going to both love and learn with this week's set of adventures, so let’s get going!
November 17, 2020
How did we make it through the US elections? Shaken not stirred. P & S for w/e 2020 11 10
After what some may have found a nerve wracking week across the globe awaiting the results of the US elections (absolutely validating the value of immutable transactions) the dust is settling a little bit. While US authorities pat themselves on the back, we look into just how precarious some of the security surrounding voting was, from hacking voter data websites to breaking into ballot boxes, you may come away a little shaken. We have a story of how the father of the Internet wants to bring privacy back, the results from both the Pwn2Own and the Tianfu Cup and an early Black Friday sale that could land you behind bars. *Finally we end with a story that might put a little more sting in your Campari and soda. * This is the best round up yet! We hope you enjoy this week’s privacy and security update.
November 10, 2020
Privacy and Security related News for the week ending 2020 11 03
We have the best mix of stories yet, from across the world… to outer space. We start with why you might do better smashing your old thumb drives, then patching, a really laughably acronym, guarding against malicious Google forms, how long were you on that phone?, why naming bugs is such a bitch, and a first review of Elon Musk’s SpaceX StarLink. You will love every single word and you’ll be better informed and safer for each!
November 04, 2020
Privacy and Security related news for the week ending 2020 10 27
...this Security Matters update is the best EVER. As we span the globe for stories we start off in Sweden and end up in Kazakhstan. In between those two countries you can learn how to redact depositions, send high speed uploads to drones while in Munich, view some extraordinarily bad passwords a la the current US president, read a truly inspirational story about one of the team leads at Project Zero, get our recommendation for a for the “Zucked” What’s App. and protect your phone against malice on public wifi networks. This week’s news is laughable and sobering at the same time, and we hope you will find every piece a jewel. Have a great listen, a wonderful week and stay informed, safe and secure!
October 28, 2020
Privacy and Security related news for the week ending 2020 10 20
We have the most entertaining round up of privacy and security stories making this the best week yet! From a rapper scamming the system to an alarming number of stories covering the security and privacy of our children, hackers giving back to charity, to a final word from POTUS that has roughly half of the population up in arms. In between we share US election communications that you will want to avoid, a RAT infested travel app that you’ll never need to download and how to make your phone a little bit safer. Enjoy this week’s roundup of stories!
October 21, 2020
Privacy and Security 2020 10 13
This week we start with an Orca reporting on a bunch of appliances and we end with a story about birds. In between the two extremes we have cars, drive-bys, cruises, trickbots, bricked phones and backdoors. Truly colorful content. We help you stay safe with tips on everything from shopping to conferencing and while the tone is light, the results are serious. Have a great listen!
October 14, 2020
Privacy and Security Update2020 10 06
Hey everyone! Welcome to the Privacy and Security related news for the week ending October 6th 2020 From the Wild and crazy guy John McAfee (We’ve met him. We can attest to the “crazy” parts) all the way to Mars, we have you covered with the latest and truly the greatest news. We know you are going to love this week’s privacy and security news story round up and perhaps even forgive us for the last socially very distanced article. Stay on point, on guard and informed.
October 07, 2020
Privacy and Security Update 2020 09 29
Hey everyone! Welcome to the Privacy and Security related news for the week ending September 29 2020 We’ve certainly got a roundup of WILD stories for you this week, from the FBI playing Roxy Music’s Manifesto, to Stravas paid for contribution of your data to the development of city centers it’s all here. Fed up with your Android location based unlock? We can help you fix it for a while. We cover the curious outage of a large swathe of the US’s 911 emergency services (the equivalent of 999 in the UK… or is it “0118 999 881 999 119 725 3”?) and even a coffee maker hit with ransomware. We hope you enjoy this week’s privacy and security related news stories , and that they help you stay on point, on guard and informed.
September 30, 2020
Privacy and Security 2020 09 22
This week we start underground in a Tesla and end with a boat crash, but what you find in between those two modes of transport is crazy interesting. We have a cautionary tale involving an Australian Prime minister, Fuzzing as a Service, a leaky elastic Microsoft Bing search server, a snowflake, a credit card, and Russia putting the clamp on secure protocols. There’s no better way to get your Privacy and Security updates than here, so have a seat, buckle up and enjoy the journey!
September 22, 2020
Privacy and Security 2020 09 15
A roundup of global privacy and security news for the week ending 2020 09 15
September 16, 2020
Privacy and Security 2020 09 08
A collection of privacy and security related stories.
September 16, 2020