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Simple Cyber Defense

By Carl B. Wade
A podcast aimed at educating the average user about cyber security.
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WhatsApp, Excel, and Android Threats - Security Update June 1, 2020
This week we talk about malware for WhatsApp, Massive Covid-19 Excel Phishing, and Critical Android Threats.  Support US: Donations - https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Brave BAT - https://brave.com/sim746 Connect with US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY - https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Background: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=4942918 Links: This Android Malware Is Hacking WhatsApp & Stealing Your Private Pics, Chats, Videos - https://trak.in/tags/business/2020/05/22/this-android-malware-is-hacking-whatsapp-stealing-your-private-pics-chats-videos/ Microsoft Warns to Look out for this Massive Covid-19 Excel Phishing Attack - https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-microsoft-warns-to-look-out-for-this-massive-covid-19-excel-phishing-attack Update your Android now! Critical threat puts passwords at risk - https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/update-your-android-to-block-critical-threat/739930/ Daily Updates of Totals by Week and State - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm
10:00
June 2, 2020
Vulnerabilities for iPhone, Mac, and Windows - Security Update May 16, 2020
This week we are discussing issues and vulnerablities in both Mac and Window platforms. Support US: Donations - https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Brave BAT - https://brave.com/sim746 Connect with US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY - https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Background: https://www.wallpaperflare.com/ Links: 900 Million iPhones Left Vulnerable to the MailDemon Security Flaw - https://wccftech.com/900-million-iphones-left-vulnerable-to-the-maildemon-security-flaw/ Critical Windows 10 flaw could let hackers DELETE important files unless you update now - https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1283130/Windows-10-critical-flaw-hackers-delete-files-update-now Windows 10 or Mac user? Patch Adobe Reader and Acrobat now to fix 9 critical security flaws - https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-or-mac-user-patch-adobe-reader-and-acrobat-now-to-fix-9-critical-security-flaws/
08:58
May 19, 2020
Windows 10 Update Breaks Chrome. Security Update 2020 May 3, 2020
This week we talk about some major Windows 10 security issues. These issues include Browser issues and Anti-virus issues. Support US: Donations - https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Brave BAT - https://brave.com/sim746 Connect with US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY - https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: A New Windows 10 Update Just Compromised Google Chrome - https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/04/23/google-chrome-critical-security-exploit-windows-10-upgrade-warning-update-chrome-browser/ Windows 10 face nightmare choice between losing their files or breaking Google Chrome - https://dailystarpost.com/windows-10-face-nightmare-choice-between-losing-their-files-or-breaking-google-chrome-2/ These popular antivirus tools share a major security flaw - https://www.itproportal.com/news/these-popular-antivirus-tools-could-have-major-security-flaws/ Changing Windows 7 to Ubuntu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd-3jQWgc_s
07:48
May 4, 2020
Stimulus Check Scams and how to avoid them. Simple Cyber Defense Weekly Updates April 19, 2020
This week we discuss the stimulus check scams and how to avoid them. Support US: https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Connect with US: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: Economic Impact Payments - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
06:31
April 21, 2020
Zoom Security Vulnerabilities - Security Update 2020 April 10, 2020
This week we discus popular remote collaboration apps, the vulnerabilities they have, and how to stay safe. Support US: https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Connect with US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY - https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: Zoom Caught in Cybersecurity Debate — Here's Everything You Need To Know - https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/zoom-cybersecurity-hacking.html Beyond Zoom: How Safe Are Slack and Other Collaboration Apps? - https://threatpost.com/beyond-zoom-safe-slack-collaboration-apps/154446/
18:34
April 11, 2020
More Coronavirus Scams - Weekly Security Updates 04/01/2020
This week we talk about more Coronavirus scams and how to prevent becoming a victim. Support US: https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Connect with US: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds - https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY - https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks - https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/coronavirus-stimulus-check-calculator/ Coronavirus Tax Relief - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
03:29
April 2, 2020
Windows 10 Update Problems and Coronavirus Scams. Weekly Security Update 03/21/2020
This week there are many Windows 10 Security Patches causing problems and we talk about how to fix those issues. Also many Cornona Virus related scams are going around.  Support US: https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Connect with US: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: Latest Windows 10 Update Problems and How to Fix Them - https://www.maketecheasier.com/latest-windows-10-update-problems/ DELETE this app right now: Coronavirus tracker locks Android phones, demands ransom - https://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-Coronavirus-COVID19-ransomware-cyber-security-app-download-delete_id123001 CDC Cornavirus Map - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/world-map.html
05:31
March 22, 2020
Equifax Hackers are indicted - Weekly Security Update 02/15/2020
This week we talk about the Equifax Hackers. Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted over the huge hack of credit agency Equifax, which led to the personal data of nearly 150 million Americans’ information being stolen in 2017. We also talk about what this means and what you should do. Support US: https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate Connect with US: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SimpleCyberDefense/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SimCyberDefense MeWe https://mewe.com/join/simplecyberdefense Mastodon https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense Minds https://mastodon.social/@SimpleCyberDefense LBRY https://lbry.tv/@SimpleCyberDefense YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1IvGkxa4qz-jsJg70884Q Intro: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise Links: Find out how to get your credit report, make corrections, and more:  https://www.usa.gov/credit-reports Do You Need Identity Theft Protection Services? https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/comparing-identity-theft-protection-services/ Personal Credit Alerts: Credit Sesame https://www.creditsesame.com Credit Karma https://www.creditkarma.com
04:04
February 23, 2020
Google Photos Data Leak - Weekly Security Update 02/08/2020
This week we discuss the data leak of Google Photos. What can be done to keep yourself safe? Official website: https://simplecyberdefense.com Intro Music: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise
04:37
February 9, 2020
Security Update 2020 Week 5: Data Exposure by Microsoft and Tinder
This week we discuss the data exposure from Microsoft and Tinder. What happened and what to do.   Official website: https://simplecyberdefense.com  Intro Music: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise
05:13
February 2, 2020
Security Update 2020: More Browsers Exploits
This week we talk about 2 major browser exploits one for Internet Explorer and the other in Safari. We also talk about a major OS flaw in Windows.   Official Website: https://simplecyberdefense.com   Intro Music: Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise
05:05
February 2, 2020
End of support for Windows 7
We discuss the end of support for Windows 7. Shownotes: https://simplecyberdefense.com/weeklyupdates/2020/week3/shownotes Upgrade to Windows 10 free: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade How to use Windows 7 safely after support ends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHGpI755OI4
07:31
January 19, 2020
Security flaws in Firefox, TikTok, and Android OS
This week we discuss security flaws in popular software Firefox, TikTok, and Android OS.   Show Notes: https://simplecyberdefense.com/weeklyupdates/2020/week2/shownotes  Patch Firefox right now to fix this zero-day security flaw: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/firefox-zero-day-patch   A security flaw in TikTok app was found: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/tiktok-security-flaw-found-that-allowed-hackers-to-access-accounts.html   Android Security Alert: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/01/08/android-security-alert-google-confirms-critical-flaw-impacting-android-8-and-9/   Intro Music Film Glitch by Snowflake (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/56350 Ft: reusenoise
05:08
January 12, 2020
Security Update for 2020 - Week 1: How to Secure Your New Smart Device
In  this episode we will discuss the ways to increase your security of your  smart devices. From the 3-2-1 backup rule to making secure passwords. Shownotes for this episode can be found here: https://simplecyberdefense.com/weeklyupdates/2020/week1/shownotes
09:41
January 4, 2020
How to Remove Malware
This is the last episode of the Simple Cyber Defense Malware series. In  this episode I will discuss how to remove malware from your computing  device. For more information, to donate or to see the show notes go to: https://www.simplecyberdefense.com https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate https://simplecyberdefense.com/S1E4_Shownotes Links to tools: - Bit Defender (https://www.bitdefender.com/) - Avast (https://www.avast.com) - AVG Antivirus (https://www.avg.com/en-us/homepage#pc) - Windows Defender (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/comprehensive-security) - Malwarebytes (https://www.malwarebytes.com/) - Spybot Search & Destroy (https://www.safer-networking.org/) - Norton Power Eraser (https://us.norton.com/support/tools/npe.html)
13:26
October 8, 2019
How to Prevent Malware?
This is the third episode of the Simple Cyber Defense Malware series. In  this episode I will discuss how to prevent malware from infecting your  computing device. For more information, to donate or to see the show notes go to: https://www.simplecyberdefense.com https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate https://simplecyberdefense.com/S1E3_Shownotes Links to tools: - Bit Defender (https://www.bitdefender.com/) - Spywareblaster (https://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html) Links to  uBlock Origin for the following browsers: - Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm) - Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin) - Microsoft Edge (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ublock-origin/9nblggh444l4) - Opera (https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/ublock/)
21:26
October 8, 2019
Types of Malware
This is the second episode of the Simple Cyber Defense Malware series.  In this episode I will discuss the different types of malware. For more information, to donate or to see the show notes go to: https://www.simplecyberdefense.com https://simplecyberdefense.com/Donate https://simplecyberdefense.com/S1E2_Shownotes
09:30
October 8, 2019
What is malware
This is the first episode of the Simple Cyber Defense Malware series. In this episode I will discuss what malware is. For more information, to donate or to see the show notes go to: https://www.simplecyberdefense.com https://simplecyberdefense.com/S1E1_Shownotes Malicious  cyber  activity  cost  the  U.S.  economy source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/The-Cost-of-Malicious-Cyber-Activity-to-the-U.S.-Economy.pdf
04:24
October 8, 2019