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Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

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    • 4.7 • 217 Ratings

Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

    non-fungible tokens (NFT) (noun) [Word Notes]

    non-fungible tokens (NFT) (noun) [Word Notes]

    Digital assets that are cryptographically protected on a blockchain and contain unique identification codes and metadata that makes them one of a kind.

    • 5 min
    Pandemic taxes: later due dates afford more time for scams.

    Pandemic taxes: later due dates afford more time for scams.

    Guest Robert Capps of NuData Security joins Dave to discuss what businesses can do to bolster their protection against tax fraud, Joe and Dave have some follow-up from 2 episodes ago when they discussed a BazarLoader scam: Wired has a recent article with a twist about a totally fake streaming site called BravoMovies, Joe shares a story from a listener Jason about a friend of his who was targeted by a scammer on Facebook Marketplace, Dave's story is about scammers demanding ransom from families who report missing persons on social media, and our Catch of the Day is from Reddit on a Tron cryptocurrency scam.
    Links to stories:


    The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch 

    Scammers Target Families Who Post Missing Persons on Social Media

    COTD post on Reddit: Crypto scammer doesn't understand compound interest and gives me a rate that would give me all of the crypto after 9 hours.



    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 39 min
    multi-factor authentication (noun) [Word Notes]

    multi-factor authentication (noun) [Word Notes]

    The use of two or more verification methods to gain access to an account.

    • 5 min
    The fight in the dog.

    The fight in the dog.

    Guests Jan Kallberg and Col Stephen Hamilton of Army Cyber Institute at West Point join Dave to talk about cognitive force protection, Joe and Dave have some follow-up from a listener named Obada about Apple only allowing 2FA through SMS, Dave shares a story about Google's plan to require MFA for all users, Joe's story is about a couple who had their Fidelity retirement account defrauded to the tune of $40,000, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named Doal about becoming named the beneficiary of a similarly-named deceased person.
    Links to stories:

    Google to make multi-factor authentication its default mode

    ‘Sleeping Giant:' Thieves Target Retirement Accounts

    How to protect troops from an assault in the cognitive domain


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 39 min
    machine learning (noun) [Word Notes]

    machine learning (noun) [Word Notes]

    A programming technique where the developer doesn't specify each step of the algorithm in code, but instead teaches the algorithm to learn from the experience.

    • 5 min
    Hacking people vs. hacking technologies to get into companies.

    Hacking people vs. hacking technologies to get into companies.

    Guest Tim Sadler from Tessian on how oversharing on social media and in OOO messages can open the door for hackers, Joe shares a story about vishing emails from "Amazon" that had spam confidence levels of 1, Dave's story is about an elaborate BazarLoader campaign counting on a lot of human interaction, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named Scott about a phishing fax, that's right, we said fax.
    Links to stories:

    Hello, Is It Me You’re Phishing For: Amazon Vishing Attacks

    BazarCall Method: Call Centers Help Spread BazarLoader Malware


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

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Easy to listen to and informative!

This podcast is surprisingly lighthearted while still delivering salient and relevant information. The format of each episode keeps the content moving at a nice pace without sacrificing depth of thought. Keep up the great work- Gen Z loves you!

Mikeep423 ,

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Was listening to “your information is already on the dark web” and joe was talking about his og username on Twitter that a rapper wanted. I’m going to guess the handle is @offset

ilooovebubbly ,

Easy going brilliant podcast!

Who knew all this tech talk could be so easy to understand & interesting? I love this podcast because it has taught me so much about how I can protect myself online. I really like the host because he is mellow & a great teacher :)

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