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Listen up, folks! At Craig Peterson's one-stop virtual corner, we distill gems from the comically chaotic world of tech and security. It's like grabbing a cuppa joe with your good old buddy, who just happens to be a guru in cybersecurity! From tackling the unseen dangers lurking in your smartphone to unmasking the secrets of ransomware, Craig's podcast shines a light on the stuff you need to know. Zero-day vulnerabilities? Yep, we got that covered. Mastering the art of patching or baffled by 2FA/MFA verifications? Say no more! Whether you're a cybersecurity novice or a savvy netizen, there's something for everyone. Gear up for entertaining, engaging, and most importantly, enlightening conversations about taking charge of your digital life. 🎧☕🔒. Makes sense, yeah? Drop by and join the conversation!

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Listen up, folks! At Craig Peterson's one-stop virtual corner, we distill gems from the comically chaotic world of tech and security. It's like grabbing a cuppa joe with your good old buddy, who just happens to be a guru in cybersecurity! From tackling the unseen dangers lurking in your smartphone to unmasking the secrets of ransomware, Craig's podcast shines a light on the stuff you need to know. Zero-day vulnerabilities? Yep, we got that covered. Mastering the art of patching or baffled by 2FA/MFA verifications? Say no more! Whether you're a cybersecurity novice or a savvy netizen, there's something for everyone. Gear up for entertaining, engaging, and most importantly, enlightening conversations about taking charge of your digital life. 🎧☕🔒. Makes sense, yeah? Drop by and join the conversation!

    Crack the Code: Mastering Windows Security and Digital Clean-Up Tactics

    Crack the Code: Mastering Windows Security and Digital Clean-Up Tactics

    In the fast-paced world of technology, your Windows device needs the ultimate defense against cyber threats. I've revamped the guide, diving deep into the realms of anti-virus protection, cybersecurity, and online privacy. Here's your roadmap to a digitally clean and secure future:
    Windows Defender vs. Norton vs. Malwarebytes: Uncover the strengths and limitations of each superhero in the battle against cyber villains. The War Against Malware: Arm yourself with knowledge on the latest malware trends and the tools to combat them effectively. Guarding Your Cyber Fortress: Explore the importance of cybersecurity and online privacy in an era where digital threats are omnipresent. Beyond the Basics: McAfee and Bloatware: Navigate the landscape of additional security options and understand the impact of unnecessary software on your system. Securing Your Digital Territory: Wi-Fi, Smart Home, and Routers: Extend your protection beyond your computer by fortifying your Wi-Fi, securing your smart home devices, and understanding router security. Bitcoin and Cybersecurity: Delve into the world of cryptocurrency and how to safeguard your digital assets in the age of Bitcoin. Cisco's Role in Digital Clean Up: Understand the significance of Cisco in ensuring the overall security and integrity of your digital ecosystem. Click through to embark on a journey towards digital cleanliness and fortify your defenses against cyber threats. Your computer's safety is our top priority, and together, we'll conquer the digital realm! Read the full guide HERE
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ
    NewsRadio 560 WHYN
    WXTK
    Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday
    With  Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays
    WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM  
    WGAN 
    Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays
    Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday 
    WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7
    Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays 
    Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday 
    On the Internet:
    Tune-In (WGAN)
    Radio.com (WRVA)
    iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Boost Online Privacy: A Cyber Spring Clean

    Boost Online Privacy: A Cyber Spring Clean

    Is your digital realm resembling a messy attic? Files overflowing like forgotten knick-knacks, an inbox resembling a confetti blizzard, and social media feeds choked with digital dust bunnies? Fear not, fellow data denizens, for spring cleaning season has arrived – and this year, we're reclaiming our online peace of mind!
    But unlike dusting cobwebs and decluttering drawers, taming our digital wilderness requires a different arsenal. Forget brooms and vacuum cleaners – we're talking AI-powered assistants, data-detective hounds, and even a digital shredder for those long-dormant devices whispered goodbye to.
    Here's your ultimate digital decluttering toolkit:
    Microsoft's Power Automate: Think of it as a tech-savvy Mary Poppins, whipping your digital cobwebs with automated file organization, email housekeeping, and seamless backups. Sip your coffee while Power Automate whisks away digital clutter like magic.
    Duplicate File Hunter: This data sleuth sniffs out file twins hogging precious storage space. Unleash the Hunter and watch gigabytes reappear like spring flowers, leaving your drives feeling light and breezy.
    Internet Defense Dome: Ditch the tin-foil hat – this digital bouncer, be it OpenDNS or similar shields, filters out online nasties like malware and phishing attempts before they even reach your virtual doorstep. Keep your online castle sparkling clean and data-safe from digital dragons.
    EV Battery Whisperer: Owning an electric wonder is awesome, but battery health takes some love. This app whispers sweet nothings to your EV, giving it a virtual checkup and ensuring smooth, efficient rides.
    Password Guardian: Passwords – the kryptonite of digital serenity! Google, your cyber therapist, analyzes your passwords, exposing vulnerabilities and suggesting upgrades. No more sticky notes – lock down your accounts with confidence, a fortress against digital villains.
    ChatGPT, the Inbox Concierge: Feeling buried in email avalanches? This AI assistant sorts the deluge, prioritizes messages, and even crafts responses. Think of it as a digital butler keeping your inbox zen and your mind focused.
    These are just a few of the digital decluttering superpowers at your fingertips. So, say goodbye to the digital dust bunnies, embrace the power of tech, and click here to uncover more tools for building a clutter-free online oasis!
    Remember, a tidy digital world is a productive, peaceful one. So grab your virtual dustpan and broom, roll up your sleeves, and prepare to be amazed by the transformative power of a digital spring clean!
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ
    NewsRadio 560 WHYN
    WXTK
    Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday
    With  Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays
    WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM  
    WGAN 
    Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays
    Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday 
    WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7
    Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays 
    Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday 
    On the Internet:
    Tune-In (WGAN)
    Radio.com (WRVA)
    iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Beyond Delete: The Ultimate Guide to Shredding Sensitive Digital Trails

    Beyond Delete: The Ultimate Guide to Shredding Sensitive Digital Trails

    Hey there cyber enthusiasts! Ever wondered how to transform your digital space into a fortress of security? Well, buckle up, because we've crafted the ultimate guide to help you declutter, fortify, and defend your digital realm. Our mission: to make cybersecurity engaging and effective, without drowning you in techno-jargon. Check out these key points we've covered:
    Wi-Fi Wonders: Unveiling the mysteries of Wi-Fi security to ensure your online activities remain secure from prying eyes. Password Power: Dive into the world of password protection, unlocking the secrets to crafting robust and memorable passwords. Software Safeguard: Explore the essential software tools that act as your digital bodyguards, fending off potential cyber threats. Cyber-Consciousness: Elevate your awareness with insights into cyber threats, ensuring you gain confidence while navigating the digital landscape. Privacy Protocols: Delve into the importance of online privacy and learn practical tips to keep your personal information under wraps. Data Defense: Uncover strategies to defend your precious data from the clutches of cyber villains, ensuring it stays in safe hands. Phishing Filters: Equip yourself with the knowledge to recognize and thwart phishing attempts, safeguarding your digital identity. Firewall Fortifications: Understand the role of firewalls in fortifying your digital perimeter against cyber intruders. Antivirus Arsenal: Explore the world of antivirus protection and discover how to choose the right tools to keep your system healthy. Secure Surfing: Decode the mysteries of HTTPS, ensuring your online interactions occur within a secure, encrypted environment. Multi-Layered Security: Embrace the power of 2FA and MFA, adding an extra layer of defense to your digital life. Ready to embark on a digital detox journey? Our step-by-step guide not only frees up digital space but also ensures your online life is fortified against cyber threats. Say goodbye to data clutter and hello to cyber resilience. Your digital spa retreat awaits—refresh, renew, and revitalize your cyber world! 🚀 #CybersecurityCanBeFun 🌐🔒
    Read the full guide here:
    Data Hoarding: Protecting Your Privacy and Security
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ
    NewsRadio 560 WHYN
    WXTK
    Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday
    With  Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays
    WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM  
    WGAN 
    Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays
    Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday 
    WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7
    Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays 
    Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday 
    On the Internet:
    Tune-In (WGAN)
    Radio.com (WRVA)
    iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Securing Your Digital Realm: The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit Unveiled!

    Securing Your Digital Realm: The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit Unveiled!

    In the vast landscape of the digital world, safeguarding your online presence is paramount. Welcome to another episode of TechTalk with Craig Peterson, where today, we unravel the secrets to fortifying your digital realm with "The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit."
    Decrypting Wi-Fi Woes Our journey begins with the cornerstone of your digital fortress: Wi-Fi encryption. No secret stays safe forever, and that includes your Wi-Fi password. We delve into the importance of encrypting your Wi-Fi, ensuring that your digital stronghold remains impenetrable.
    Password Party Extravaganza "abc123" just won't cut it in the ever-evolving world of cyber threats. Join us for a Password Party Extravaganza, where we explore revolutionary approaches to crafting and managing passwords. Bid farewell to weak links and embrace the new era of digital passcodes.
    Software Wardrobe Upgrade Much like updating your wardrobe, keeping your software fresh and secure is essential. We discuss the significance of regular software updates, and adopting a fashion-forward approach to digital safety. It's time to elevate your software game and stay ahead in the cybersecurity-style game.
    Data Backup Ballet Our cyber journey gracefully transitions into the realm of data backup. Learn the art of the Data Backup Ballet, where we emphasize the importance of moonwalking through cyber threats with meticulously backed-up data. Your digital performance deserves a standing ovation, not a cyber mishap.
    Cyber-Aware Workforce The frontline against phishing invasions is your very own workforce. Discover strategies to keep your staff cyber-aware, creating a formidable defense against phishing scams. After all, in this digital age, knowledge is power, and a well-informed team is your best asset.
    MFA Magic Unleashed Two proofs are better than one, especially when it comes to securing your digital kingdom. Unleash the magic of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and elevate your security with a double-proof shield. We explore why MFA is a game-changer in the world of cybersecurity.
    Firewall & Antivirus Heroes Firewalls and antivirus tools aren't just buzzwords; they're your digital heroes. Join us in celebrating their crucial roles in safeguarding your online presence. It's time to go beyond the terminology and understand how these digital guardians actively protect your digital realm.
    HTTPS Secure Safari Navigating the web should be a secure delight. We dive into the importance of HTTPS and how it enhances your online browsing experience. Secure your digital safari, ensuring each click is a step into a safe and encrypted cyberspace.
    Phishing Vigilantes Unleashed Become a phishing vigilante with our insights on spotting scams before they bite. Learn the art of being a Phishing Watchdog, and never fall victim to deceptive online tactics. If it seems phishing, don't be dishin'; empower yourself to recognize and combat these digital threats.
    Incident Response Elegance No cybersecurity strategy is complete without a touch of elegance. We discuss the creation of Incident Response Plans, your stylish safety nets for cyber mishaps. It's time to weave a safety net that adds sophistication to your digital defense strategy.
    Latte-Fueled Cyber Control Take control of your online presence like never before. Grab a refreshed latte, settle in, and let's navigate the digital landscape with confidence. We wrap up our cybersecurity journey with a well-brewed cyber alert, ensuring that every click is a conscious step towards a secure digital future.
    Join us in this episode of Tech Talk with Craig Peterson, where we decode the intricacies of the digital realm, empowerment is protection. Stay secure, stay informed!
    Learn more on how to secure your business:
    The Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit: Immediate Actions for Small Business Owners
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 9

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Mobile Malware Menace: Protecting Against Evolving Threats

    The Mobile Malware Menace: Protecting Against Evolving Threats

    In today's fast-paced digital age, staying ahead of the curve is not just an advantage; it's a necessity. From the electrifying world of electric vehicles to the intricate web of mobile security, and the visionary influence of Elon Musk, there's a lot to unpack. Join us on this insightful journey as we explore key topics that are shaping the future of technology.
    1. Electric Vehicles (EVs): Paving the Way for a Green Future The surge in popularity of electric vehicles is undeniable. We delve into the latest advancements, innovations, and the environmental impact of EVs, providing you with a front-row seat to the future of transportation.
    2. Mobile Security: Safeguarding Your Digital Playground In an era dominated by smartphones, understanding mobile security is paramount. From protecting your personal data to thwarting ransomware and adware attacks, we share practical insights to ensure your digital world remains secure.
    3. Kochava Chronicles: Navigating the World of Data Brokers Kochava has become a key player in the data ecosystem. Uncover the significance of data brokers and how they impact your online experiences, shedding light on the often opaque world of data trading.
    4. Push Notifications: The Power and Perils Push notifications can be a double-edged sword. We explore their potential benefits and the risks associated with malware attacks through these seemingly harmless alerts, providing tips on how to navigate this digital communication channel safely.
    5. AI and Its Role in Countering Malware Attacks Artificial Intelligence is at the forefront of the battle against cyber threats. Learn how AI is being leveraged to detect and mitigate malware attacks, ensuring a proactive defense in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
    6. BEC Attacks and Elon Musk: Decoding the Phishing Landscape Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks have become more sophisticated. We uncover the strategies used by cybercriminals, and how the influential figure of Elon Musk is sometimes exploited in these phishing attempts, offering insights to fortify your defenses.
    As we embark on this knowledge-rich expedition, we invite you to subscribe to the Insider Mail for an exclusive deep dive into these topics and more. Join our community at craigpeterson.com/subscribe to receive regular updates, expert opinions, and actionable tips straight to your inbox. Stay informed, stay secure, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of technology. Subscribe today!
     
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ
    NewsRadio 560 WHYN
    WXTK
    Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday
    With  Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays
    WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM  
    WGAN 
    Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays
    Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday 
    WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7
    Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays 
    Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday 
    On the Internet:
    Tune-In (WGAN)
    Radio.com (WRVA)
    iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Scan Smart, Stay Safe: Mastering the Art of QR Code Defense

    Scan Smart, Stay Safe: Mastering the Art of QR Code Defense

    In a world dominated by QR codes, the risk of falling prey to digital tricksters is on the rise. Fear not, fellow entrepreneurs, for we've decoded the secrets to outsmarting these cyber hosers and keeping your digital fortress secure!
    QR Code Unveiled: Understanding the Basics Let's kick things off with a deep dive into the world of QR codes. Learn what makes them tick and how scammers exploit these seemingly innocent codes to compromise your cybersecurity.
    The Rise of AI and Its Role in QR Code Shenanigans Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era, and unfortunately, cybercriminals are leveraging it to manipulate QR codes. Discover the tricks they use and stay ahead of the curve in this digital arms race.
    Nuclear QR Warfare: Protecting Your Digital Existence Uncover the potential dangers of nuclear QR attacks and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to defend against these sophisticated threats. Your digital existence is at stake, and we've got the playbook to keep you one step ahead.
    Online Privacy in the QR Age: Navigating the Minefield As our lives become more intertwined with technology, ensuring online privacy is paramount. Explore how QR codes can become a threat to your privacy and what steps you can take to safeguard your digital footprint.
    Malware, Phishing, and QR Codes: The Unholy Trinity Delve into the dark side of QR codes as we expose their connection to malware and phishing attempts. Equip yourself with the tools to recognize and thwart these malicious schemes.
    Battling Cyber Hosers: Your Ultimate Defense Guide Meet the cyber hosers head-on with our ultimate defense guide. From smartphone security to email protocols, we've got you covered. Stay one step ahead and keep your digital empire secure.
    Read the full article here to become a QR code master and fortify your digital defenses against cyber tricksters. Your digital safety is non-negotiable – let's outsmart the hosers together!
    You can also catch Craig at the following stations and channels:
    With Jim Polito at 0836 on Tuesdays
    WTAG AM 580 - FM 94.9 
    Talk 1200
    News Radio 920 & 104.7 FM WHJJ
    NewsRadio 560 WHYN
    WXTK
    Craigs Show Airs 0600 Saturday and Sunday
    With  Jeff Katz 1630 - Tuesdays
    WRVA 96.1 FM, 1140 AM  
    WGAN 
    Matt Gagnon 0730 Wednesdays
    Craigs Show Airs 1700 Saturday 
    WGIR 610 & News Radio 96.7
    Chris Ryan 0730 Mondays 
    Craigs Show Airs 1130 Saturday 
    On the Internet:
    Tune-In (WGAN)
    Radio.com (WRVA)
    iHeartRadio (WGIR, WTAG, and other stations)

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

bradtodd ,

Great show and podcast

I am a relatively new listener to Craig--every Saturday during my drive home. His ability to speak clearly to current technology topics in a concise fashion, while conveying the key points, is priceless. Thanks for all you do Craig!

King2NH ,

Very informative

Craig keeps us up with what is going on in the technology world both good and bad. He lets us know the actual truth, not the version with the "media spin". What technology that is good and what technologies to watch out for. With his many years of experience in the technology field he is the voice of reason and more people need to pay attention to what he is telling us. I have been listening to Craig for a long time and will continue to as long as he is doing this. Craig, keep up the good work!

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