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inThirty

Summary: Join intrepid hosts, Justin Freid, Harry Marks, and Chaim Cohen as they traverse the week's biggest tech news in a rapid-fire roundtable discussion before your very ears.

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 Security 235 – Antivirus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:17

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.

 Security 234 – Lotta News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:52

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/01/30/severe-perfect-100-microsoft-flaw-confirmed-this-is-a-cloud-security-nightmare/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/01/ajit-pai-carrier-sales-of-phone-location-data-is-illegal-fcc-plans-punishment/ https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/04/google-photos-bug-videos/ https://mobile.twitter.com/aphyr/status/1133484519942774784 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation https://blog.avast.com/a-message-from-ceo-ondrej-vlcek

 Security 233 – Whole Lot of Oops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:49

Microsoft support database leak: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/microsoft-customer-service-data-leak/ Lastpass is having issues: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lastpass-mistakenly-removes-extension-from-chrome-store-causes-outage/ Does Apple Encrypt Backups (No, but listen): https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT Android encryption: https://security.googleblog.com/2018/10/google-and-android-have-your-back-by.html

 Security 232- CryptoPatches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:21

We talk about a few nasty bugs. One in Citrix, one in firefox that are being actively exploited. We then talk about how easy it is to be SIM jacked https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-free-windows-10-upgrade-offer-still-works-heres-why-and-how-to-get-it/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/firefox-gets-patch-for-critical-zeroday-thats-being-actively-exploited/ SIM swap attack: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/14/princeton-sim-swap-hijacking-phone-numbers-paper/ citrix: https://threatpost.com/unpatched-citrix-flaw-exploits/151748/ https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/14/princeton-sim-swap-hijacking-phone-numbers-paper/

 Security 231 – Backup 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:40

We start the new year off with back to basics. In this episode we talk about backing up. What is backing up, the best ways to back up, and some free and paid options.

 Security 230 – CCPA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:43

California implemented the “Strongest” consumer privacy act so far, unfortunately we are underwhelmed with it. https://caprivacy.github.io/caprivacy/ https://oag.ca.gov/data-broker/register

 Security 229 – Windows 7 End of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:31

In less than a month Windows 7 will stop getting security updates. While we don’t tell you to go to Windows 10, for most people that will be your best option. However, we talk about some Linux distros, ChromeOS, and OSX

 Security 228 – Moar Passwords | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:13

Once again, we talk about about passwords. At this point, you have no choice ut to use a password manager.

 Security 227 – Firefox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:57

We take a look at why you should give Firefox another try. There are a few key differences when it comes to the privacy side that Chrome doesn’t have.

 Security 226 – Dumb IOT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:08

We have many stories of manufacturers failing to support their smart devices. Best buy Insignia TV’s will drop smart support. Netflix is dropping support on old roku Iris (Lowe’s smart hub) was stopped a few months ago Nest Google issue

 Security 225 – Side Channel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:56

side channel attacks – we’ve kind of covered this, but it’s probably good to revisit it a bit. Good food for thought. Google buying Fitbit Who is gathering data about you? (Loyalty cards, cable boxes, isp dns)

 Security 224 – Backups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:05

In today’s episode we plug Adversarialfashion.com. Clothing to thwart license plate readers. Phishing scam: https://twitter.com/DigitalLawyer/status/1181348689756864513https://twitter.com/DigitalLawyer/status/1181348689756864513 Backing up.

 Security 223 – A Whole Lotta News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:15

We just fly threw the news topics this week. WhatsApp bug: https://amp.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/whatsapp-users-urged-to-update-as-hackers-break-into-phones-just-by-sending-them-a-gif/news-story/6fc5159ad8a406c9d7d7383067d8f645 Twitter 2FA issues: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/08/twitter-admits-two-factor-logi.html FBI spied on citizens: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20905678/fbi-violated-americans-privacy-rights-court-ruling-fisc-surveillance-nsa No more mixed content for TLS: https://security.googleblog.com/2019/10/no-more-mixed-messages-about-https_3.html iterm2 software issue: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/10/09/iterm2-critical-issue-moss-audit/

 Security 222 – Candy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:09

We had nothing overly general to talk about, so we decided to talk about Candy. We used this picture:

 Security 221 – SIM Jacking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:31

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, was a victim of SIM Jacking. We spend our show talking about why SIM jacking is a thing, and how you can protect yourself.

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