Security In Five Podcast

Security In Five Podcast

Security In 5 podcast brings you security news, tips, opinions in the area of Information, IT and general security...all in about five minutes. Easy to listen to, easy to understand and adding awareness to help you strengthen your personal and business security posture. Be aware, be secure.

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January 2, 2019 9 min

Happy New Year from the first episode of 2019!

This epsiodegoes over my personal security and technology predictions for 2019. I do this every year for a little fun and more so if they come true over the next 12 months. 

Blog post of the predictions.

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With the mid-week holiday I am going to take a brief break myself from the podcast. But I am not going anywhere. This episode just talks about the quick break and what some of my plans are in 2019 for the podcast and contributions I will be continuing to make to the Information Security industry.

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If you are a developer or wanting to become a programmer then you should learn about Git. Thie week's tools, tips and tricks episode goes through five free oline courses to get started with Git and Github.

Course listing article from Dzone.com

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Apple now allows US residents to download the data that Apple has collected on them. This episode goes through the process to do it and why you should download and read the contents.

Apple Data and Privacy Page

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Equifax had one of the largest and most damaging breach to date. The amount of people who fell victim and the type of personal data lost will cause issues for years to come. The US House of Representatives released their report on the breach and came to the same conclusion everyone knew, the breach was preventable. This episode goes through the highlights of the report.

Download the report.

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Facebook had another data leak and this time your photos were at risk of being seen by unauthorized developers. This episode talks about how this happened and a page you can go to to see if your photos were taken. 

Facebook Breach Check Page

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It's the end of the year and you should be resetting all your accounts' passwords. If you are not using an automated vault service that can make and store complex passwords for you there are things you need to be aware of when creating passwords. This episode talks about how passwords can be guessed by the bad guys and things you should avoid when manually creating new passwords.

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This week's Tools, Tips and Tricks episode I talk about a great Gmail trick to get you hundreds of unique email addresses from your one account and how to use it to protect your inbox and stay organized.

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Tis' the season for many things and one of those things should be improving your personal security posture. This episode talks about taking the time before the end of the year and patch all your systems.

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Tis' the season for many things and one of those things is improving your home and personal security posture. This episode talks about taking a home IT inventory, things to record and why you should consider doing it.

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Tis' the season for many things especially security tips around gift cards. There are risks and things you should look out for when purchasing and using gift cards. This episode goes over some tips you should hear.

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Tis' the season of many things and now is as good a time as any to clean up your personal security habits. One big, often overlooked, housekeeping task is emails. Through the year(s) we get on mailing lists and eventually get flooded with emails we don't read. This episode goes into why you should take the time and unsubscribe and get off the lists you don't care about.

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The holiday season is upon us and this episode gives tips around your online, retail and personal security you should consider during this time of increased financial transactions.

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Dell announced a security incident and as a precaution reset every user's password. This episode talks about this incident and how it ties to password practices for your online accounts.

 

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Phishing is still primary mechanism to deliver malware into an organization. There is an art to breakdown a phishing email. This episode talks about subject lines which is the first aspect you read in an email message that gets you to proceed with opening it.

 

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This episode talks about the Security In Five podcast and some changes and improvements I am making to the show. This is mainly around the social network and communication aspects. Listen to the episode, follow the new Facebook page, follow the Security In Five twitter account and send in any feedback you have to make the show better or an episode you want to hear about.

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This episode is a new series that I will release as the topics make themselves available and that's on the listeners. I get feedback all the time from listeners and I decided to take these questions and turn them into a podcast episode because the topics relate to everyone.

This first Listener Q&A comes from a question I was asked, How Do You Deal With Security Anxiety? This episode, which is over 10 minutes, goes into my a...

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If you use NMap then you are aware of the task to read through and present the results from a full scan. This week's Tools, Tips and Tricks episode talks about WebMap and how that can make your life much simpler.

WebMap Download Instructions

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The FCC announced they will discuss cracking down on those annoying and in some cases illegal robocalls. This episode talks about their focus and why you should still be wary of any phone calls you get regardless of what the Caller-ID says.

Link to my recordings of scammers, additional recordings in the links at the end of the post.

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This is the year you start a new trend and be more responsible with your online accounts. This episode talks about how resetting your passwords on all your accounts is a good practice and why you should start with all the retailers you used this year.

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