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Beyond Cybercrime with J.W. Wexford
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
The future of cybersecurity according to the WEF, part 1
The World Economic Forum has released a new report on the future of cybersecurity, and how the 4IR will play into it. But are there elements of this report, if you can get beyond its global governance rhetoric, that if adopted will lead the world into solutions more sinister than the problem? Find out on part 1 of the WEF Future Series report analysis. WEF report
23 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Quantum internet modem becomes reality!
Scientists have now succeeded in creating a quantum internet modem, a piece to the puzzle that will be the future quantum internet. Supposedly spy proof, the quantum internet will rocket the world into fully implementing Industry 4.0, but at what cost? Quantum internet modem - Phys.org Energy.gov Quantum Internet What is quantum internet
18 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Facebook is now a place to advertise ransomware success
The gang responsible for the Ragnar Locker ransomware attack followed Maze’s lead by stealing data and then locking files, but then they hacked a Facebook ad account as a scare tactic for the victim to pay up. Is this the start of a new trend in ransomware? Bleepingcomputer.com articleSecure email tips
24 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
The good, the bad, and the ugly IoT
You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape the Internet of Things, or IoT. What it will be like in an IoT world, and is there actually a good side? Cybernews link Nokia Iot-now.com
21 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Predictions for a post-COVID world
In honor of the record high cases here in Minnesota, today’s show is about the technologies that got a firm push because of COVID-19, and where they’re going. BankInfoSecurity link: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/covid-payment-fraud-acceleration-a-15310
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Maze ransomware gang exits, with some truth
The Maze Team has announced that it will be closing its double ransomware antics, and that they will be back once the world “is transformed.” The transformation they speak of in their closing statement eerily resembles what actually is happening and more than likely will happen in the world. Listen to today’s podcast to find out more. Maze closing statement: https://twitter.com/malwrhunterteam/status/1323204004248211457 Security Week article: https://www.securityweek.com/pioneers-double-extortion-say-maze-ransomware-project-over
22 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Is technology hurting or helping democratic elections?
Between election meddling or election hacking, seems like technology is a foe to democracies. But is the best or the worst yet to come? Blockchain and elections: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430697/why-blockchain-could-be-a-threat-to-democracy.html Election security from Cyberscoop: https://www.cyberscoop.com/election-security-pros-focus-effective-partnerships/ Darkreading article: https://www.darkreading.com/risk/how-can-we-make-election-technology-secure/a/d-id/1336975
18 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Ryuk ransomware attack on hospitals is happening now
Attacks against US hospitals are being carried out right now, showing that the cyberwar we’re in today is real. Take malware and ransomware seriously so you don’t become a victim. Ryuk attack info: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/brooklyn-and-vermont-hospitals-are-latest-ryuk-ransomware-victims/ Ransomware protection tips: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cyber-security/22-ransomware-prevention-tips/
22 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Disinformation is what the US Congress should care about!
Twitter, Google, and Facebook CEOs testified before US Congress Wednesday regarding bias on their sites. Given election timing, the event was seen as purely political, especially with talk of repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. But Congress, why don’t you care more about disinformation? There’s far more at stake there!
17 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Don’t sell your privacy for a mere pittance!
Are you going to scan your paper receipts for Amazon after shopping in brick and mortar stores? And then get thrown a $10 bone for doing it? Say no to data dividends! Your data is gold! EFF.org article: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/why-getting-paid-your-data-bad-deal Techcrunch.com article: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/amazon-launches-a-program-to-pay-consumers-for-their-data-on-non-amazon-purchases/
25 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Will a CBDC Eliminate Illegal Goods? Want to Buy a Bridge…?
We think about bitcoin replacing paper money, but who needs bitcoin and its brethren when central banks already have plans to do away with all paper currency, and the whole monetary system as we know it? Wow! Cointelegraph link: https://cointelegraph.com/news/central-bank-digital-currencies-have-the-power-to-upend-global-finance Paypal link: https://cybernews.com/editorial/is-paypals-crypto-move-a-game-changer-for-bitcoin/ Another interesting CBDC link, a Marko video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdbx85lHxI&list=WL&index=1
22 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
How Real is Russian Cyberwarfare, and Should You Care?
Seems like Russian hacking is all over the news these days. But is there anything that can be done about it? And more importantly, should you care?
27 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
It’s Not Passwords, It’s Data Mania
Biometrics should replace passwords, because they’re easier, untraceable, and unhackable, right? Think again…
25 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Forget China, The Five Eyes Want to See YOU
Have you heard of The Five Eyes? Listen to this episode to find out why this entity is creating a new Cold War and also wants to decrypt private communication.
19 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Black box ATM heists rising in Europe
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