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Episode Info: As more and more parts of our lives are stored and managed through online accounts, it is critical to understand how to keep those accounts secure. Ian R Buck sits down with Elena Machkasova, computer science professor, to talk about what attackers are after, how they try to gain access, and what we can do to protect ourselves.Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:32 | Things Attackers Might Be After Credit card numbers Bank accounts Ransom Data about you (or entire accounts) they can sellAccounts with OG usernames#130 The Snapchat Thief by Reply All from Gimlet Media Accounts that own valuable stuff Impersonating you to other people who trust you Adding your devices to a botnet IntimidationDoxxing Swatting Eavesdropping, blackmailApple says its T2 chip can prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your MacBook mic – The Verge 00:12:02 | Methods of Attack The Extra Dimension #9: Encryption › The Nexus Hackers & Cyber Attacks: Crash Course Computer Science #32 – YouTube Social engineeringPhishing Pretexting – call someone at a company and pretend to be from the IT department Protocol attacksBrute force Certificate signing Man-in-the-middle attacks Data leaks Taking advantage of unpatched exploits 00:32:26 | Tools to Protect Yourself Security Checklist 00:32:35 | Create Strong, Unique Passwords 00:38:00 | Use a Password Manager No boundaries for user identities: Web trackers exploit browser login managers Second Opinion #54: Password Managers Roundup 00:43:20 | Two-Factor Authentication Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad | Ars Technica 00:44:38 | Use Services That Do Security Right Google’s ‘Advanced Protection’ Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before | WIRED 00:48:42 | Use Devices That Do Security Right Security Economics of the Internet of Things – Schneier on Security 00:49:54 | Consumer Reports Privacy Guide 66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now – Consumer Reports 00:50:10 | Have I Been Pwned Have I Been Pwned 00:50:29 | Non-Public Recovery Email 00:51:03 | 10 Minute Mail 10 Minute Mail – Temporary E-Mail 00:51:24 | Encrypt Your Storage and Connections The Extra Dimension #9: Encryption › The Nexus 00:52:23 | Shred Sensitive Paper Documents 00:52:51 | Judicious Use of Browser Extensions “Stylish” extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit | Ars Technica 00:54:08 | Judicious Use of App Permissions 00:54:38 | Judicious Use of Third-Party Integrations 00:55:12 | Virus Protection 00:56:10 | Recognize Warnings 00:56:46 | Don’t Dox Yourself 00:57:08 | Ad Blocking The Extra Dimension #11: The Complex World of Ad Blocking › The Nexus 00:57:40 | Beware Open Wifi 00:58:19 | Use a VPN 00:59:07 | Put On Political Pressure Regarding Security The need for a Digital Geneva Convention – Microsoft on the Issues Five-Eyes Intelligence Services Choose Surveillance Over Security – Schneier on Security 01:01:01 | Outro Connect With The N...
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