#16 – How to Avoid Electronics that Spy on You, with Dr. Chris Pierson

This week on DIY Cyber Guy, my guest is cybersecurity and privacy expert Dr. Chris Pierson.  We look at a recent Amazon Dot vulnerability that sent out 16-second recordings of conversations in people’s img_4479homes. Also, hackers figure out how to easily use an expired hotel room key to actually make a master key – we will tell you how to check to make sure your hotel is safe before you check in.

Hotel Room Key Hack

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Vulnerability lets hackers easily enter any hotel room at a vulnerable hotel.  Advice – Check with your hotel to ensure hotel key vulnerability has been fixed before you check in.  Send them this article:

https://business.f-secure.com/hotel-room-keys-can-be-hacked

Set Your Routers

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Best DNS serves to use are 9.9.9.9, with a secondary of Claudflare’s 1.1.1.1

How to do it on Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1: https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/setting-up-1.1.1.1/

How to set up Quad 9: https://www.quad9.net/#Setup_Quad9

Amazon Dot – Alexa sends 16 seconds of sound to a third party

Hair on Fire 0 of 5; nothing to do because the problem has been fixed, and the fix is automatically installed on your Amazon Dot as long as it is on and connected to the internet.

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of AnchorID, Incorporated, a cybersecurity company in New York (www.AnchorID.com).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use AnchorID safe from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David’s previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and three industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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