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.
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
...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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!