Net Neutrality w/ Danno! – Part 2 Net Neutrality! What is it? Why is it important? Is this an issue we’ve faced before in different arenas of communication? Special guest Dan B., security and privacy guru, joined us for this show! Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Scamming the Scammers – Part 1 Jonathan can cross one item off his bucket list: he finally managed to record a conversation with a ne’er do well computer scammer! The talk was recorded, then lovingly edited for all the good bits. And today? We unveiled that on air with descriptions of what and why the scammer did what they did. Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Hour one was fun, and when you’re ready for hour two? Click here!
Scamming the Scammers – Part 2 We continue with our second hour of Jonathan’s amazing adventure of scamming the scammer! He put on an award-winning act to make the scammer think he was a typical mark and recorded it for your benefit! Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Your Data Isn’t Yours What we discussed last week came to pass: the privacy laws for us have been repealed before they could ever be enacted. Things like your Social Security number, financial information, health information, and more can be used without your permission, all for the sake of making more money for internet service providers. Laws can change, so consider this a call to action! In hour two we talk about what you can do to protect yourself from “Little Brother” as well as other snooping people.
VPNs, and why you want one Do you think privacy is a right? Something we should all have? Well guess what? There are some companies who might disagree with you. And scammers would as well. And people setting up fake wifi spots to see what they can nab. A Virtual Private Network can help keep you and your data safe from prying eyes! Whether you’re doing online banking at home or checking email at a local coffee shop, there’s plenty of nosey people wanting to see what you’re doing. That One Privacy Site has a run down on VPNs and their features, and we talked about it! Did you miss hour one? Click here as we talk about real reasons your privacy is at risk, and legally so!
The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 1 What’s the one thing you need to get on the internet? An internet connection! So, what happens when your internet service provider they should have the right to monitor your every move online in order to sell that data to advertisers and other companies? Nothing good, that’s what. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they discuss how your ISP wants to make add unnecessary risk to your life for profit while assuming no responsibility for your data’s safety or even give you a choice in the matter! Ready for hour two? Click here! And if you’re ready to contact your representatives? The EFF will help you do so! https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy
The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 2 You already pay a lot for your internet here in the United States, and you don’t get a terribly good value for it. How could the get worse? By your internet service provider spying on you, collecting that data, and selling it to whoever they like. And, its worth mentioning, this puts your data at increased risk of being stolen. Isn’t that great? What can you do about it? Well, we talk some about that this hour. We even talk about a browser that’s been around since the 90’s you might not have heard of and a useful feature for this problem (you can get it at http://www.opera.com )! Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Science of Scams – Part 1 Did you know there was a group studying scammers? Yep! And they even wrote about it! Jonathan found their paper at https://www.securitee.org/files/tss_ndss2017.pdf and its quite the read! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they delve into this topic and take your calls! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Science of Scams – Part 2 We continue a second hour of news and examining a recent study on how scammers work! Its fascinating in a morbid sort of way, but that’s what scammers are… a morbid topic. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
State of Malware We’ve talked about the health of the internet, the state of the PC industry… how about the state of malware? Are things getting better or worse? And how? What are the bad guys doing? Are the good guys putting up a good fight? Join us as we take a step back, celebrate some victories, and look forward to the challenges ahead. Did you miss hour one? Click here!