Listen to weekly round up of interesting cyber security stories from across the globe. Each podcast delves deeper into a particular story revealing insights and the often unheard story to listeners. The show is hosted by Mansi Kapur, business journalist with Fortune and Jose Varghese, cyber security entrepreneur and geek with Paladion.
Amazon Echo: Should You Be Worried? Why Alexa Stores So Much Personal Data – S01E36
Are you concerned that your Amazon Echo device is storing too much personal data? You’re not alone. In a world where data theft is an ongoing issue, it’s vital that we keep our data safe. But could our friendly voice assistant, Alexa, be jeopardising our data security? In this episode, we uncover the ways in which Amazon Echo uses our personal data, where our data goes and what is it used for – with input from voice assistant experts Vinaya, Deepak and Shabab
“Alexa - Are you safe to use?” - S01E35
Can Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa make a huge purchase you don’t want? Could they record your conversations without your knowledge? Will they read your emails, and accidentally send out sensitive messages to your personal and professional contacts? We explore these big security concerns, and more, to figure out if you are trading convenience for security when you use an AI-driven digital assistant. Tune into this podcast, and learn whether you need to tell your phone, “Siri, stop listening!”
FaceApp: Harmless Fun or Security Nightmare? – S01E34
Are your private photos being uploaded to Russian servers? You might be at risk if you are one of the 80 million users of the popular application FaceApp. A software developer recently claimed that if you downloaded FaceApp, the software would immediately vacuum up every photo on your phone and store them on Russian servers. Scary, isn’t it? We sat down with our experts to explore these claims. Tune into this podcast to see if you are safe, or if you need to delete your FaceApp ASAP.
Hackers Change Their Targets— Are You Now In Their Crosshairs? – S01E33
Are you about to become a prime target for hackers? Cybercriminals have slowed their attacks on individuals, and they are now launching fewer direct attacks on corporate networks. Instead, they have begun to focus their attacks on a few key leadership roles at high-value enterprises. Have you received more direct attacks against your corporate email addresses, profiles, and accounts? Have you already been compromised? Tune into this podcast to make sure you don’t give criminals easy access to your company’s crown jewels.
S01E32 - The Truth about the Dark Side of Chrome
Is Google using Chrome to get at your data? With the biggest share of the browser market, your shiny Chrome app could have a dark side that puts your confidential information in danger. For better or for worse, Google is everywhere and so is its Chrome software. But while Google has been beating the drum about making life easier for Chrome users, privacy issues have been surfacing. Have you been affected by Chrome’s automatic login and automatic data sync features? Is it just Google failing to communicate properly, or is conspiracy theory now turning into reality? Tune into this podcast and find out!
S01E31 - Look Out - Google’s on the Way to Galactic Data Control!
If data is the new oil, Google has some of the biggest refineries in the world. Raw data in, insights and analysis out, but what about privacy and confidentiality? Google information also powers advertising designed to target you as an individual. How? By using your personal data, preferences, and often many more of your intimate details. Trust is just one issue. Monopolistic practices, data snooping, and unauthorized data sharing are others. Is Google evil? Is it time to call in the Jedi Knights to save the world? Find out how far the tentacles of the Google Empire reach in this podcast and what you should be looking out for.
Good cyber news
My only complaint is that the show is too scripted, but the news they share is good.