Do you like shopping? Sure you do. And it’s shopping season. Which means shopping frauds and scams! Season of Scams The bad guys are hard at work trying to separate you from your hard-earned money. Oh, and we have a big tangent on Twitter (sorry). https://consumer.ftc.gov/scams https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/ https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/heres-how-to-avoid-online-holiday-shopping-scams/ https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/mystery-shopping-scams https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Online-Shopping-Scams
We’re getting into the holidays but it’s also Cyber Security Month! Phishing Scams Are you akamai about phishing? When the baddies try tricking you into giving you all your information? Be it through email or text message or anything you need to be vigilant. https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-two-factor-authentication-app/ https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-password-managers/
We’re continuing our discussion about reviews! Who Reviews the Reviewers? – Part 2 There are individuals and companies gaming reviews, so what to do about it? And what can you do about it?
Sam went shopping. He knew what he wanted. He knew what he needed. Aaaand when he got to our friends at Officemax he saw a deal he wasn’t expecting. Which is exactly when his brain froze up. What to do? Which was the better value? Sam’s Brain Breeze Also, he got a GREAT scam thrown his way. The type that got him to pause and think and wonder. What did he do? We talk about that so you can learn from his brain freeze!
Unfortunately, the world is an interesting place right now. Over the years we’ve seen governments and bad actors spreading misinformation, trying to raise a fuss, and make online life a bit more misleading than it should be. Well, turn that up to 11! Disinformation in 2022 So, what can you do? https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/how-disinformation-evolved-in-2020/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fix-internet-roger-mcnamee-christopher-wylie-maria-ressa/ https://www.state.gov/disarming-disinformation/ https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2cf5f9_077de61b35f1453295903e378e80948e~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_600,h_800,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/How_to_Spot_Fake_News.webp https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/ https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/
Malware and Badware. Oh no! Digital Defenses 101 – Malware, Part 1 What are they? Well, join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they discuss some of the various flavors of bad-ware out there trying to do bad to you.
We continue our introduction of Digital Defenses. Digital Defense Overview – Part 2 In this overview we’ll go over what we’ll be talking about the next few shows. If you’ve got questions? Email us at email@example.com!
As always, there are online attacks, scams, and badness running amok. Online Scams – 2022 Are things the same as before? Or has it changed a bit? https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2022/01/new-dazzlespy-malware-attacks-macos/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-in-2022-were-all-screwed/ https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-best-practices-an-open-letter-to-end-users/ Also, our friends at the Dairy Road OfficeMax/Office Depot have given us a FANTASTIC prize! It’s Monster Quest RGB Corded Mechanical PC. What’s great about a mechanical keyboard? Well, Tom’s Hardware has an article about that. If you touch type (or game) its great!
Many artists are so busy with being artists that the whole creative professional side of things is scary. There’s a lot out there! Ranging from art thieves to NFTs and more, it enough to make you want to hide your brushes and sculpting tools. Digital Art w/Ben – Part 2 We touch on these subjects with Mr. Ben, our resident artist, teacher, and all around smooth talkin’ favorite guest!
Its shopping scam season! Shopping Scams – Part 1 While its scam season all year, the seasons change. Ready for holiday goodies for friends and family? Well, gotta be safe when you’re doing it! We talk about shopping scams this hour! https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/online-shopping-scams-are-more-likely-than-you-think-heres-how-to-avoid-them-this-season/ar-AAQ7Ff6 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds