18 episodes

Privacy and security podcast focused on the everyday person and using simple tools and techniques to become a smaller target for online attacks. Learn to protect yourself using VPNs, DeGoogled phones, VPNs, TOR, end to end encrypted communications, and techniques to help become more private online. Visit the website for more information: https://closedntwrk.com

Closed Network Privacy Podcast Simon Walsh

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Privacy and security podcast focused on the everyday person and using simple tools and techniques to become a smaller target for online attacks. Learn to protect yourself using VPNs, DeGoogled phones, VPNs, TOR, end to end encrypted communications, and techniques to help become more private online. Visit the website for more information: https://closedntwrk.com

    Episode 18 - INVISIV PGPP + GrapheneOS + MySudo = Most Private Phone? - Ente.io - Self Hosting & More

    Episode 18 - INVISIV PGPP + GrapheneOS + MySudo = Most Private Phone? - Ente.io - Self Hosting & More

    In this episode on the Closed Network Privacy Podcast I talk about how I've setup a Google Pixel 3a XL that I purchased in cash and then setup PGPP by INVISIV for a more private focused phone. I also talk about Bitwarden updates with SimplLogin and Fastmail integration as well as exploring Ente.io which is a new photo and video backup service I have been using.

    Website: https://closednetwork.io

    Support The Podcast: https://closednetwork.io/support/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/closedntwrk

    Join Our Matrix Chat Server: - https://matrix.to/#/#closedntwrk:matrix.org

    Topics:

       - My Pixel setup with GrapheneOS - PGPP - MySudo

       - Testing new self hosting solutions on a new / used computer

       - Notesnook (encrypted note taking)

       - Using Ente.io for encrypting and backing up photos and videos from a mobile device

       - Using Bitwarden integration with SimpleLogin and Fastmail to generate unique emails along with passwords for your website logins

       - Malicious Life Podcast episode on 2FA / MFA



    ** Apologies for the mic being a little "hot" on this episode, I am in a new space and working out the production kinks.

    • 52 min
    Episode 17 - Masked Purchase Strategy, Own Your Domain, iOS VPN Leaks & More

    Episode 17 - Masked Purchase Strategy, Own Your Domain, iOS VPN Leaks & More

    Full Notes & Episodes At: https://closednetwork.io/podcast/episode-17-masked-purchase-strategy-own-your-domain-ios-vpn-leaks-more/

    Join Our Matrix Chat: https://matrix.to/#/#closedntwrk:matrix.org

    Correction on Tornado Cash

    Tornado Cash was a DeFi app for mixing Ethereum. I said on the previous episode that it was for Bitcoin but I want to be clear that it was being used for Ethereum mixing. Essentially the system worked using smart contracts to send and receive ethereum.

    When you deposit your funds, it issues a receipt to withdraw the same amount. It breaks the chain of ownership or anonymize your funds by breaking the connection to the original wallet.

    So because the US Treasury has sanctioned the use of Tornado Cash then anyone who has received any ethereum could be sanctioned. But Tornado Cash is still functioning because it runs on the block-chain and is accessible via IPFS network. IPFS is a peer-to-peer (p2p) storage network. Content is accessible through peers located anywhere in the world, that might relay information, store it, or do both. IPFS knows how to find what you ask for using its content address rather than its location.

    These three principles build upon each other to enable the IPFS ecosystem. Let's start with content addressing and the unique identification of content.

    Mental Outlaw Breakdown Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7gaqhF-wrQ

    GrapheneOS Update - Upgraded to Android 13 

    Benefits of owning your own domain 

      - Less likely to be blacklisted from using email for services

      - You own your domain and can always move your email to any other service

      - You can create custom email addresses for friends and family

      - It's cool AF

    Matrix Chat Room Topics:

      - PGPP / GrapheneOS

      - Anon / Sudo Anon Purchasing Options

      - Contact Management / Protonmail - Doesn't encrypt the contact data during upload, could impact your social graph association

    
iOS Leaks data even when using a VPN

      - Originally Reported by ProtonMail - https://protonvpn.com/blog/apple-ios-vulnerability-disclosure/

      - Ongoing Research - Michael Horowitz - https://www.michaelhorowitz.com/VPNs.on.iOS.are.scam.php   

    Reset your password now! Plex suffers data breach

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2022/08/reset-your-password-now-plex-suffers-data-breach#:~:text=In%20an%20email%20sent%20to,including%20emails%20and%20encrypted%20passwordsLast Pass Data Breach

    https://blog.lastpass.com/2022/08/notice-of-recent-security-incident/

    No signs of encrypted vaults seem to be impacted. Hackers did get access to source code. Use open source applications whenever possible. 

    Leaked Docs Show Spyware Firm Offering iOS, Android Hacking Services for $8 Million

    https://www.securityweek.com/leaked-docs-show-spyware-firm-offering-ios-android-hacking-services-8-million#:~:text=Home%20%E2%80%BA%20Cyberwarfare-,Leaked%20Docs%20Show%20Spyware%20Firm%20Offering%20iOS,Hacking%20Services%20for%20%248%20Million&text=Leaked%20documents%20appear%20to%20show,million%20

    The Session Tapes: - https://www.youtube.com/c/OxenNetwork

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 16 - GrapheneOS - PGPP - IMSI - Privacy - New Tools - New Website - Tornado Cash

    Episode 16 - GrapheneOS - PGPP - IMSI - Privacy - New Tools - New Website - Tornado Cash

    Episode 16 catches us up to the newest changes for Closed Network. New website, new domain but same great taste! 

    Website - https://closednetwork.io

    Closed Network Private Search - Searx - Closedsearch.io / search.closednetwork.io

    New Matrix room for listeners to link up:  https://matrix.to/#/#closedntwrk:matrix.org

    Store will be coming online in September - Need to setup a new BTC Pay Server

    !! Patreon Launched !! - https://www.patreon.com/closednetwork

    Follow Me On Twitter - https://twitter.com/closedntwrk

    I'm trying out a new privacy service called "PGPP by INVISV. - https://invisv.com/articles/pretty-good-phone-privacy.html

    New Privacy Products

    - INVISV - PGPP

    What Is Pretty Good Phone Privacy?
    Mobile Network Privacy: Mobile Pro and Mobile Core
    Pretty Good Phone Privacy (PGPP) is a fundamentally new type of service that gives you private mobile connectivity. In traditional mobile networks, you are identifiable by your IMSI, a permanent, globally unique identifier that is stored in your SIM card and sent to mobile towers when your phone is on. Because your IMSI never changes, and your phone connects to towers based on location and signal strength, mobile networks can track who you are and where you are located at all times. Because of this, the IMSI leaves an indelible location history, which has been used by mobile providers and numerous others, for virtually every person on the planet. IMSIs are also targeted and captured by third-party attackers using devices known as IMSI catchers, also known as Stingrays, to track a user’s presence and activity in a given location.

    Because the IMSI number is tied to the SIM and used during communication with cell towers, it can also be used to track the movements of the user. In that case, the cell towers’ location is used to triangulate your position.

    Theoretical experiment I"m going to try.

    Purchase a used Pixel with crypto or cash

    Register Silent Link eSIM - paid in BTC (after running through Whirlpool)

    Install PGPP - register with a prepaid debit card in cash after it's been sitting for 3-6 months.

    Alternatively, one might be able to use a Mint SIM - bought in cash at a Best Buy, and topped up with prepaid cash debit cards.

    In The News:

    A Single Flaw Broke Every Layer of Security in MacOS
    An injection flaw allowed a researcher to access all files on a Mac.
    Apple issued a fix, but some machines may still be vulnerable.
    https://www.wired.com/story/a-single-flaw-broke-every-layer-of-security-in-macos/
    US Treasury bans Tornado Cash mixer for role in crypto money laundering
    The Treasury cited the mixer’s links to global money laundering and cybercrime
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/8/23296778/us-treasury-tornado-cash-crypto-mixer-sanctions-ethereum-north-korea

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 15 - With "The Hated One - Donations vs. Sponsor, Mobile OS Security, Bitcoin, Listener Questions & More

    Episode 15 - With "The Hated One - Donations vs. Sponsor, Mobile OS Security, Bitcoin, Listener Questions & More

    This episode is a collaborative podcast with the YouTube Personality "The Hated One". This is our third episode together and we discuss sponsored content versus listener supported, Graphene OS is the most secure phone OS, Bitcoin & the challenges of Blockchain, listener feedback and the challenge of decentralized services. Come along for the conversation!

    - We need the freedom to point out the flaws in any product

    - Privacy is always evolving

    - Taking listener questions

    - Why is GrapheneOS so much more secure than other operating systems?

    - The Hated One and Closed Ntwrk Spar on disagreement over Android privacy

    - Closed Ntwrk explains the difference between CalyxOS and GrapheneOS

    - The Hated One and Closed Ntwrk go to war with each other over blockchain and cryptocurrency

    - Closed Ntwrk defends blockchain decentralization

    - The Hated One doesn't believe blockchain is the solution

    - Explaining why Odysee doesn't solve the problem of centralized platforms

    - We should strive towards a permissionless system without blockchain

    - Closed Ntwrk calls The Hated one's b******t on Lightening Network (LOL)

    The hated One Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thehatedone

    Ways You Can Support The Podcast -

    Direct Donations and tips on our support page

    https://www.closedntwrk.com/support

    Follow Me On Twitter - https://twitter.com/closedntwrk

    Download a Podcast 2.0 app. We recommend Breez or Fountain. You can load them up with Bitcoin / Sats and stream sats to the podcast.

    https://podcastindex.org/apps - NEWPODCASTAPPS.COM

    Leave a review for the podcast, you can do this by visiting https://www.closedntwrk.com/reviews/

    Reviews are greatly appreciated and of course share the podcast with friends or family

    • 3 hr 36 min
    Episode 14 - Mobile Phone Update - Proton Buys Simple Login - Utah Privacy Legislation

    Episode 14 - Mobile Phone Update - Proton Buys Simple Login - Utah Privacy Legislation

    Mobile Phone Update - Back to using GrapheneOS. Challenges in self hosting, ProtonMail Buys SimpleLogin.

    Facebook users angry after accounts locked for no reason

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-60959811

    Utah To Become The Fourth State to Pass Privacy Legislatio

    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/utah-to-become-the-fourth-state-to-pass-5622298/

    ProtonMail Buys SimpleLogin

    https://fossbytes.com/protonmail-buys-simplelogin/

    https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/08/proton-buys-simplelogin/

    - vanceD comes to a close

    For Those Looking For VanceD Download

    https://ufile.io/k3t0bspo



    Pro Tips Of The Week- 

    Sponsor Block - SponsorBlock for YouTube - Skip Sponsorships

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sponsorblock-for-youtube/mnjggcdmjocbbbhaepdhchncahnbgone



    Use Brave or FireFox with the uBlock Origin Extension to watch YouTube without Ads

    Ways You Can Support The Podcast - Direct Donations and tips on our support page

    https://www.closedntwrk.com/support/



    Follow Me On Twitter - https://twitter.com/closedntwrk

    Download a Podcast 2.0 app. We recommend Breez or Fountain. You can load them up with Bitcoin / Sats and stream sats to the podcast.

    https://podcastindex.org/apps - NEWPODCASTAPPS.COM

    Leave a review for the podcast, you can do this by visiting https://www.closedntwrk.com/reviews/

    Reviews are greatly appreciated and of course share the podcast with friends or family

    • 54 min
    Episode 13 - Threat Modeling, Hacking Tails and Peer-to-Peer Decentralization / W The Hated One

    Episode 13 - Threat Modeling, Hacking Tails and Peer-to-Peer Decentralization / W The Hated One

    Closed Ntwrk and The Hated One meet again for another podcast episode! We discus Cwtch, Briar, threat models, and Tails.

    Subscribe to The Hated One on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjr2bPAyPV7t35MvcgT3W8Q

    Ways You Can Support The Podcast - 

    Direct Donations and tips on our support page

    https://www.closedntwrk.com/support/

    Follow Me On Twitter - https://twitter.com/closedntwrk

    Download a Podcast 2.0 app. We recommend Breez or Fountain. You can load them up with Bitcoin / Sats and stream sats to the podcast.

    https://podcastindex.org/apps - NEWPODCASTAPPS.COM

    Leave a review for the podcast, you can do this by visiting https://www.closedntwrk.com/reviews/

    Reviews are greatly appreciated and of course share the podcast with friends or family

    • 3 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

you guess first ,

Amazing show

Highly recommend this show! I love learning more about this side of tech. I’ve been on my own de-googling path for quite a while and this is finally going to give me the motivation to dive into graphene. Thanks again!

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This podcast has some amazing information. This should be shared with everyone especially kids who are always n the internet.

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Time well spent

I will need to listen to this again since today’s episode was so jam packed with valuable information.
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