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

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    • Technology
    • 4.8, 177 Ratings

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

    Send me money so I know you are real.

    Send me money so I know you are real.

    We have some follow-up, and this time, Joe was not right, Dave's story is about poison-selling scam, Joe about an impersonation site, The Catch of the Day claims to be notice of a United Nations payment, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Satnam Narang from Tenable on the increase of scams on Venmo, PayPal and Cash App on giveaways due to the opportunity provided by the economic fallout of COVID-19.
    Links to stories:

    How to Passcode-Lock Any App on Your Phone

    Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin from Users of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com


    Catch of the Day:
    7 Spam Email Examples that Will Make You LOL

    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.

    • 37 min
    Because they deserve the money!

    Because they deserve the money!

    Dave's story shows Macs are not immune, Joe talks about a dark place in his soul (aka survey scams), some listener follow-up saying Joe was right!, The Catch of the Day an advanced fee scam from the US government, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Aviv Grafi from Votiro on a multistage attack using a zero day exploit to deliver a trojan relating to COVID-19 Stay at Home orders.

    Links to stories:

    New Shlayer Mac malware spreads via poisoned search engine results

    Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off


    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.

    • 36 min
    Close in your pajamas.

    Close in your pajamas.

    Joe shares a different spin on ransom attacks, Dave has a story on phone number reuse, The Catch of the Day is a notice from British Gas (accent included), and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Stan Holland from Atlantic Bay Mortgage on their experience adapting to COVID-19.
    Links to stories:

    Extortionists threaten to destroy sites in fake ransom attacks

    How I Accidentally Hijacked Someone's WhatsApp


    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.

    • 36 min
    It can happen to anybody.

    It can happen to anybody.

    Dave shares a story of an attempt on his father's Verizon account, Joe has the story of an Amazon gift card phishing attempt, The Catch of the Day is a funny phishing email, and later in the show, Joe checks in with Kurtis Minder from GroupSense. They dig a little deeper into some of the topics Kurtis discussed in his previous appearance on our show. 
    Link to story:
    Multifactor Authentication Hacking is Getting Real
    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.

    • 44 min
    Taking a selfie with your ID.

    Taking a selfie with your ID.

    Joe talks about HROs (High Reliability Organizations), Dave has a scam on Upwork gigs, The Catch of the Day talks about giving a scammer the runaround, and later in the show our interview with Sanjay Gupta from Mitek on how cybercriminals are capitalizing on the recently-deceased and creating synthetic identities.
    Link to stories:
    The Unaddressed Gap in Cybersecurity: Human Performance
    People who turned to Upwork to find freelance gigs say they've lost thousands of dollars to scams
    Catch of the Day:
    Person Tests Scammer’s Patience By Pretending To Be Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed
    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.

    • 38 min
    Presenting: Ask more people to dance. - Career Notes

    Presenting: Ask more people to dance. - Career Notes

    Introducing the newest podcast in the CyberWire family - Career Notes. 
    Each week we’re going to step inside the diverse and fascinating worlds of cybersecurity professionals around the globe and hear their personal stories in their own words. This will be a regular feature in our daily feed, but it will also have it's own feed wherever all the fine podcasts can be found. 
    This week, Tracy Maleeff shares her unexpected journey from the library to cybersecurity and offers advice for those both seeking to make a change and those doing the hiring. It's not just about the invitation, it's more than that. 
    Our thanks to Tracy for sharing her story with us. 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

ComputersAreEnviousOfMe ,

These goons are pretty good at what they do

The title is in no way meant to offend the two that run this podcast, I think Dave and Joe are amazing guys and are really well informed. I just went through a bunch of the other reviews for this podcast and discovered that most of them somehow contain the words “entertaining, insightful, or informative”. In an attempt to be different from the rest, I decided to go with the title that I did.
Anyhow, this show is great for listening on the job, in the car, or even when you’re trying to fall asleep. Not because it is boring, or bland, but because it is calming and a great way to passively gain knowledge on the topic. The information they present is done so in such a way that you can be doing something completely off topic such as emptying the dishwasher, and still go along with the story.
Complex topics are made simple, terribly difficult things are broken down in many sub-parts, etc.
Great show overall. I look forward to the continuation of this podcast.

Laap Gai ,

Entertaining and Informative

I love listening to these guys and I keep up to date on the scams going around so I can help my community avoid falling prey. Keep it up guys and thank you!

[REDACTED] USER ,

insightful and entertaining

a great podcast for any RedTeamer! remember, red teams is not just pen testing. red teams is everything an adversary would do with the worst case scenario in mind... when in doubt, red team it!

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