The Equifax hack was historically bad, with the data of over 145 Million people exposed, which is now for sale on the Dark Web. Now, that data is being used to file fraudulent tax returns, which lets the bad guy get your tax refund.
Understanding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities is complicated, so we use an old Gwyneth Paltrow movie to help explain why this is happening.
There is a new Tinder hack! Tinder is potentially leaking lots of information about you; listen to find out more. The biggest cryptocurrency hack ever (no, it’s not Bitcoin). YouTube gets an ad “bug.” And Spectre won’t go away. We have a guest, Ben Rothke, with lots of great tips, and we answer a few … Continue reading #4 – New Tinder Hack, A Crypto Heist, And Bitcoin ‘Creep’
This show is not about what you want to hear – it is about telling you what you need to know
We have another great show today that starts with two large tech companies which set all of up a line of products with a default username of “admin” and a default password that is also “admin.” And, you may be surprised to learn that you own one of these items – and have to fix … Continue reading #2 – Two Admins Walk Through a Back Door…
SHOW NOTES We have a great show today filled with simple things you can do to avoid the major hacks and attacks happening on the internet right now. No computer science degree necessary – just do it yourself! Our guest is Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking about net neutrality and privacy issues. … Continue reading #1 – Melting Down Your Computer