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Shared Security

A podcast that brings you timely stories, news and tips for living securely in a connected world. Topics include Information Security, Privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Devices, Applications and Social Media. Hosted by Scott Wright- Cyber Security Auditor, Researcher and Coach, President of Security Perspectives Inc. and Tom Eston- Ethical Hacker and Information Security Professional.

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Pandemic Surveillance in Canada, Malware-Filled USB Sticks are Back, Kill Switches in New Cars

Canada’s federal government admitted to surveilling its population’s movements during the COVID-19 lock-down by tracking 33 million phones, the FBI warned that a hacker group has been sending malware-laden USB sticks to companies, and details on a new law...
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Digital Wellbeing with Kelly Finnerty from Startpage

Kelly Finnerty, Director of Brand at Startpage, joins co-host Tom Eston to discuss the very important topic of digital wellbeing. In this episode you’ll learn about the mental, financial, and societal impacts of constant tracking. Plus, what are some...
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Norton 360 Cryptominer, Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters, Facebook Account Deactivation

Norton 360, a popular antivirus product, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers, some cities in Texas have been hit with a phishing scam designed to get users to pay through fraudulent QR code stickers on...
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Phone Scam Targets Psychologists, All My Apes Gone, Supply Chain Skimmer Attack

A phone scam targeting psychologists reveals that even professionals can become victims, stolen multi-million-dollar NFT’s results in a “all my apes gone” plea for help, and details on a skimmer supply chain attack on more than 100 real estate...
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LastPass Master Passwords, New Cars and Your Privacy, Amazon Alexa Lethal Challenge

LastPass users received emails about their master passwords being compromised, details about the privacy policies of new cars, and a story about an Amazon Echo that proposed a lethal challenge to a ten-year-old girl. ** Links mentioned on the show...
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Web3 and the Decentralized Internet

In our last monthly show of the year we discuss Web3. What is it and what will it mean to have a decentralized Internet. If you’ve wanted to know what Web3, DeFI, NFTs, and cryptocurrency means for cybersecurity and...
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The Year in Review and 2022 Predictions

In our last weekly episode of the year, we discuss the top cybersecurity and privacy news from 2021, a recap of our previous “predictions”, and what we think we’ll see next year. Happy New Year! ** Links mentioned on the...
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Log4j Vulnerability, Apple AirTags Used by Thieves, FBI’s Encrypted Messaging App Document

This week we discuss the Apache Log4j vulnerability and the impact it will have on organizations now and into the future, details on how Apple AirTags are being used by thieves to steal cars, and a FBI training document...
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Life360 Selling Location Data, NSO Group Spyware Hacks Government Employees, Homecoming Queen Contest Hacked

Life360, a popular family safety app used by 33 million people worldwide, is selling location data to a dozen data brokers, phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from the infamous NSO Group, and details...
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Business Email Compromise Scams

This month we discuss Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. What are they, how to identify them, and why BEC scams have created over $1.8 billion worth of losses to businesses last year alone. ** Links mentioned on the show ** What...
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Is TikTok Listening to You, Apple Warns Activists, UK Government Website Shows Porn

Is the TikTok app listening to you and playing videos based on your conversations? Apple takes the unique step of warning certain activists that their phones may be targeted by attackers, and details on how a UK government website...
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How to Break Into a Cybersecurity Career – Part 3 with Scott Wright

Co-host Scott Wright joins Tom Eston for part three in our series on how to break into a cybersecurity career. Scott shares his career journey and gives us some insight into his career path going from consulting into starting...
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FBI Email System Compromised, Ransomware Negotiation, Privacy Crushing Gifts

In milestone episode 200: The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s external email system was compromised sending spam emails with a fake warning of a cyber-attack, new research released about ransomware negotiation and some helpful negotiation tips, and details on Mozilla’s...
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Robinhood Data Breach, 600 Hours of Dallas Police Helicopter Footage Leaked

Details on the Robinhood data breach (apparently caused by a social engineering attack) affecting approximately 7 million customers, and a discussion about surveillance and privacy concerns from a 600-hour leak of Dallas Police Department helicopter footage. ** Links mentioned on...
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Facebook Dumps Face Recognition, Social Engineering Bots, US Sanctions NSO Group

Facebook shuts down their face recognition system and deletes more than a billion facial recognition templates, how phone bots are being used to trick victims into giving up their multi-factor authentication codes, and the US blacklists the NSO Group...

Linux Servers at Risk of RCE Due to Critical CWP Bugs

The two flaws in Control Web Panel – a popular web hosting management software used by 200K+ servers – allow code execution as root on Linux servers.

Trickbot Injections Get Harder to Detect & Analyze

The authors of the infamous malware family have added measures for better protecting malicious code injections against inspection and research.

AT&T announces multi-gigabit fiber: $110 a month for 2Gbps, $180 for 5Gbps

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | zf L) AT&T has started offering 2Gbps and 5Gbps symmetrical Internet speeds over its fiber-to-the-home network, the telecom company announced today. The multi-gigabit speeds are...

Registration for the (ISC)² Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification Exam Pilot Program Is Now Open

New certification validates students' and career changers' foundational skills and helps kickstart their cybersecurity careers.

DC, 3 States Sue Google Saying it Invades Users' Privacy

The District of Columbia and three states are suing Google for allegedly deceiving consumers and invading their privacy by making it nearly impossible for them to stop their location from being tracked. read more