Chaim Cohen, Tom Webster
Chaim Cohen and Tom Webster take thirty minutes each week explaining security topics in an easy to understand way.
Yes, we talked about contact tracing in the past, but we got a request from the WhatsApp group to do it again. https://www.wired.com/story/why-contact-tracing-apps-not-slowed-covid-us/ Problems we discuss: %age of people who would need to install this, and how reporting is honor based. No one app for them all. Each one is made separately. Testing woes. Tom […]
Virtual School starts up for many next week, and we have ideas on what you can do to help your kids be secure while learning.
This being the week before defcon, we discuss what we expect at the virtual defcon: Teens charged with the twitter hack: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/three-individuals-charged-alleged-roles-twitter-hack Garmin paid the ransomware for their user’s data: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/27/21339910/garmin-back-online-recovery-ransomeware Defcon discord: https://discord.gg/defcon
We try to describe what happened on twitter that lead to the account takeovers: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/07/on_the_twitter_.html Cloudflare takes the internet down: https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-outage-on-july-17-2020/ VPN may have logs: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/07/20/7-vpns-that-leaked-their-logs-the-logs-that-didnt-exist/
Show notes: These are the show notes we wrote before talking about the topic. I tried to take out the inaccuracies, but some may remain. CISC – Complete Instruction Set Computing RISC – Reduced Instruction Set Computing Instructions are the abilities of the silicone. CISC is Intel/AMD/PowerPC RISC is ARM and their variants. Windows uses […]
I feel like we discussed this topic before, but yes, we talk about coffee. Since security news is sparse right now, we take a sidebar on a topic that is near and dear to our heart. Zoom adds E2EE for everyone: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/06/17/end-to-end-encryption-update/ IOT Vulnerabilities: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ripple20-vulnerabilities-will-haunt-the-iot-landscape-for-years-to-come/ Coffee links:Grinder: https://amzn.to/2Ndg3JM Aeropress: https://amzn.to/3hFJJgI FrenchPress: https://amzn.to/2UYdjUU Mr. Coffee: https://amzn.to/3dfArEX […]
We talk about Google’s and Apple’s Contact Tracing endeavors. While I’m okay with it, Tom rips it to shreds, based on the obvious privacy issues and false positives. I know I messed up the intro.
I decided to relearn everything about networking, and got myself a Ubiquiti Dream Machine. I share my experiences. I really do like it. There are a ton of features, I didn’t know I needed. However, there are some quirks, like non standard feature naming practices.
Bitwarden is a “new to us” password manager. We discuss it, and recommend the software. We still recommend LastPass as well, however, if you want a better free option, and cheaper premium options, Bitwarden is worth a look. Chaim dives into the tech support implementation for friends and family. The design makes it easy to […]
As a teacher who had to move to distance learning, I can’t tell you how awesome office 365 is. While I thought Google was doing it right, Microsoft secretly has hit it out of the park. This is not an ad for office 365, but we do talk about how awesome it has become.
Zoom not end to end encrypted: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21201234/zoom-end-to-end-encryption-video-chats-meetings Zoom Mac Malware (Should be fixed): https://www.engadget.com/2019-07-10-apple-mac-update-removes-zoom-exploit.html Zoom incremental room numbers:Zoombombing: Zoom 0day: https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/01/zoom-doom/ Zoom bad Overall: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/1/21202584/zoom-security-privacy-issues-video-conferencing-software-coronavirus-demand-response
We discuss virtual meetings in the age of people now having to learn how to do this.
Topics are going to get slow until even the hackers venture to do things. We decided to talk about things we can do while riding out the virus.
Another back to basics episode about VPNs, but with a new contender.Wireguard is awesome. Like straight up fast, secure, and awesome. https://www.wireguard.com/ https://pivpn.io
In this episode we talk about antivirus, and the lack of need for it. That is correct, we are saying to ditch commercial antivirus and use the built in offerings.