Hosted by cybersecurity and privacy professionals Tom Eston and Scott Wright, Shared Security is a weekly show that explores the trust you put in people and technology. We bring you news, tips, advice, and interviews with cybersecurity and privacy experts to help you live more secure and private in our connected world.
TrickBot Takedown, VPN Flaws, Zoom End-to-End Encryption
In episode 143 for October 19th 2020: Microsoft gets creative to help take down the TrickBot botnet, details on how attackers have been using VPN flaws to attack election support systems, and Zoom's rollout of end-to-end encryption.
The Social Dilemma
In episode 142 for October 12th 2020: My conversation about the pros and cons of the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" with frequent guest, Kevin Johnson.
The Social Dilemma is a popular documentary (dramamentary?) on Netflix about how social media is causing unintended harm to people and society. Several engineers and leaders that worked at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, and others are interviewed and give their take on the dangers and current state of social media in modern civilization. It's an interesting and also controversial film that is worth watching so you can form your own opinion.
Even if you disagree about the approach this film takes, there are several good things I got out of it including turning of social app notifications on your phone to help limit your usage of social media.
More Hospital Ransomware Attacks, FBI’s Disinformation Warning, Android 11 Privacy Features
In episode 141 for October 5th 2020: Universal Health Services is the latest victim of a massive hospital ransomware attack, the FBI issues new warnings about false claims of hacked voter information, and the top Android 11 privacy and security features.
Targeted Attacks Part 2 – Pretexting and Attack Development
In our September monthly episode we continue our three part series on targeted attacks. In this episode we discuss the pretext and how attackers develop and launch their attacks with special guests Nathan Sweaney, Senior Security Consultant at Secure Ideas and Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas.
Death by Ransomware, Strava Flyby, iOS 14 Privacy Improvements
In episode 140 for September 28th 2020: Details on the first human death related to a ransomware attack, popular fitness app Strava is caught giving away your location data to strangers, and the top privacy improvements in Apple iOS 14.
StartPage.com – The World’s Most Private Search Engine
In episode 139 for September 21st 2020: This week we take a break from the news to bring you our interview with Alex Kubiak, Senior Product Manager at StartPage.com. StartPage is a privacy focused search engine which uses Google's search results but removes all trackers and logs. This makes StartPage very different than other privacy focused search engines like DuckDuckGo. In this interview we talk about these differences, how Startpage.com makes money, privacy features and benefits of using StartPage, and the one thing you should do to better protect your online privacy.
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Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes. Can’t recommend it enough.
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So helpful, great podcast!