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Shared Security is your premier cybersecurity and privacy podcast where we explore the bonds shared between people and technology. Join industry experts Tom Eston, Scott Wright, and Kevin Johnson as they deliver the latest news, actionable tips, expert guidance, and insightful interviews with top cybersecurity and privacy specialists. Stay informed and take control of your online security and privacy in today's interconnected world. Tune in every week to discover invaluable insights, strategies, and tools to live confidently and safeguard your digital life.

Shared Security Podcast Tom Eston, Scott Wright, Kevin Johnson

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

Shared Security is your premier cybersecurity and privacy podcast where we explore the bonds shared between people and technology. Join industry experts Tom Eston, Scott Wright, and Kevin Johnson as they deliver the latest news, actionable tips, expert guidance, and insightful interviews with top cybersecurity and privacy specialists. Stay informed and take control of your online security and privacy in today's interconnected world. Tune in every week to discover invaluable insights, strategies, and tools to live confidently and safeguard your digital life.

    Authy Breach: What It Means for You, RockYou 2024 Password Leak

    Authy Breach: What It Means for You, RockYou 2024 Password Leak

    In episode 338, we discuss the recent breach of the two-factor authentication provider Authy and its implications for users. We also explore a massive password list leak titled 'Rock You 2024' that has surfaced online. Find out why this file may not be as significant as it seems and the importance of avoiding password reuse. Stay tuned for our 'Aware Much?' segment with Scott Wright, featuring insights on credential stuffing and practical password management tips.

    • 16 min
    Critical SSH Vulnerability, Facial Recognition Flaws, How to Safely Dispose of Old Devices

    Critical SSH Vulnerability, Facial Recognition Flaws, How to Safely Dispose of Old Devices

    In episode 337, we cover “broken” news about the new SSH vulnerability 'regreSSHion' highlighting the vulnerability discovered in the OpenSSH protocol by Qualys and its implications. We then discuss the Detroit Police Department's new guidelines on facial recognition technology following a lawsuit over a wrongful arrest due to misidentification, shedding light on the broader issues with such technologies, especially their impact on minorities. Lastly, in the 'Aware Much' segment, Scott shares essential tips on securely wiping personal data from old PCs, laptops, smartphones, and other electronic devices before selling or disposing of them. Join us as we welcome back co-hosts Kevin Johnson from Portugal and Scott recording from his car!

    • 29 min
    The U.S. Bans Kaspersky Antivirus, WordPress Plugin Supply Chain Attacks

    The U.S. Bans Kaspersky Antivirus, WordPress Plugin Supply Chain Attacks

    In episode 336 of the Shared Security Podcast, we discuss the Biden administration's recent ban on Kaspersky antivirus software in the U.S. due to security concerns linked to its Russian origins. We also highlight the importance of keeping all software updated, using recent examples of supply chain attacks that have compromised several popular WordPress plugins. Join hosts Tom Eston and Scott Wright as they examine these key cybersecurity issues and emphasize proactive security measures. Plus, find out why co-host Kevin Johnson is missing this week and get the latest updates from Aware Much, sponsored by ClickArmor.

    • 15 min
    Exploring Cutting-Edge Browser Security with Vivek Ramachandran – Founder of SquareX

    Exploring Cutting-Edge Browser Security with Vivek Ramachandran – Founder of SquareX

    In this special episode of the Shared Security Podcast, host Tom Eston interviews Vivek Ramachandran, the founder of SquareX. Vivek shares his journey in WiFi security, recounting his introduction of the Cafe Latte man-in-the-middle attack and founding of Pentest Academy. He discusses his latest venture, SquareX, a company focused on browser security to protect employees from client-side attacks. Vivek explains SquareX's workings, industry challenges, and insights into Secure Web Gateways (SWGs). He also previews his upcoming DEF CON talk on bypassing SWGs and shares thoughts on AI in cyber-attacks. Learn about the future of browser-based security solutions and how enterprises can better protect themselves against sophisticated attacks.



    Thank you to SquareX for sponsoring this episode! Find out more about SquareX at https://sqrx.com/

    • 23 min
    Social Media Warning Labels, Should You Store Passwords in Your Web Browser?

    Social Media Warning Labels, Should You Store Passwords in Your Web Browser?

    In this episode of the Shared Security Podcast, the team debates the Surgeon General's recent call for social media warning labels and explores the pros and cons. Scott discusses whether passwords should be stored in web browsers, potentially sparking strong opinions. The hosts also provide an update on Microsoft's delayed release of CoPilot Plus PCs due to security concerns and reflect on the underlying privacy issues. Join Tom, Scott, and Kevin for these engaging discussions and more!

    • 22 min
    Citizen Lab vs. NSO Group, Apple AI and Privacy

    Citizen Lab vs. NSO Group, Apple AI and Privacy

    In episode 334, hosts Tom Eston, Scott Wright, and Kevin Johnson discuss two major topics. First, they explore the ongoing legal battle between Citizen Lab and the Israeli spyware company NSO Group. The courts have consistently blocked NSO's attempts to access Citizen Lab's documents to protect victim privacy. Second, they discuss Apple's new AI features announced at their developer conference, prioritizing user privacy through opt-in by default, and its implications. Kevin shares strong opinions on NSO Group, while the hosts also review Citizen Lab's investigative work and Apple’s approach to AI and privacy.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

KWGraves ,

Highly Recommend

I appreciate the sound advice given on current security events as well as other comments! I follow this podcast this every Monday.

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 👏👏👏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the cyber security industry, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Tom and Scott do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career in data security, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Tony-Stark-0 ,

30% ads 50% useless chatter

Only a tiny fraction of the show is valuable, and that too going over news articles. A lot of wasted time. But that’s just me.

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