DIY Cyber Guy

DIY Cyber Guy
Tips, Tactics and Tools to Keep Hackers Out of Your Computer
If You Don’t Pay For the Product, You ARE the Product
May 14 • 22 min
Companies that offer free services, like Facebook and Twitter, are for-profit companies. So where is the profit if the service is free? A common profit model is to collect and sell your data, which is one of the ways Facebook makes money. My guest to…
Secrets From A Hacker - How NOT To Get Hacked
Apr 12 • 63 min
Our guest is Moe Sani, who has been an “ethical Hacker” for over 14 years. He began hacking at age 15, and has worked as a hacker and penetration tester for several companies around the world – and he is on DIY Cyber Guy today to talk about his…
Why You Should NOT Buy A New Computer This Week
Mar 22 • 58 min
This is still a terrible time to buy a new computer! Why? Uncertainty around Intel’s latest Spectre fix, plus a series of back-doors were just discovered in AMD chips.
The Biggest Internet Attack In History Is Not Over - Yet
Mar 15 • 57 min
The largest internet DDoS attack in history briefly shut down several popular sites, I’ll tell you what happened and why you need a little patience this week. Bottom line: News of the death of Internet is premature!
Is Bitcoin Dead? The Small, Cold Truth.
Mar 8 • 60 min
Bitcoin. Crypto currencies. Did you know that the computing power needed to process a Bitcoin transaction may get so large that the electricity cost could outpace any revenue? But don’t count Bitcoin out just yet. Also, we will talk about to return guests…
Avoiding Facebook Spyware, and Quality Security Tools
Mar 1 • 53 min
Do you use Facebook? This episode is ‘must listen’ for you! Facebook has a new ‘Protection’ product that is the opposite of protection, or at least the opposite of privacy. We will tell you what information they want to collect about you, and how to avoid…
What NOT to Buy! Tech Products You Must Avoid.
Feb 22 • 58 min
There are several manufacturers and providers, and HUNDREDS of products, that you need to avoid, including some big names like Intel, Adobe, Kaspersky and maybe Huawei. Guest: Cybersecurity Expert Raffael Marty
Losing Your Tax Refund and Other Fun Tales From The Equifax Breach
Feb 15 • 53 min
The Equifax hack was historically bad, with the data of over 145 Million people exposed, which is now for sale on the Dark Web.Now, that data is being used to file fraudulent tax returns, which lets the bad guy get your tax refund. So, when you go to file…
Spectre and Gwyneth Paltrow
Feb 8 • 55 min
Understanding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities is complicated, so we use an old Gwyneth Paltrow movie to help explain what is happening. And, if you are buying a new computer, we explain why to avoid Intel (for now); the problem with some of their…
New Tinder Hack, A Crypto Heist, And Bitcoin ‘Creep’
Feb 1 • 53 min
There is a new Tinder hack! Tinder is potentially leaking lots of information about you; listen to find out more. The biggest cryptocurrency hack ever (no, it’s not Bitcoin). YouTube gets an ad “bug.” And Spectre won’t go away. We have a guest, Ben…
Attack of the Internet of ‘Thingys’
Jan 25 • 54 min
We have a sobering report from the World Economic forum. And, by ‘sobering,’ we mean: if you don’t already have a drinking problem, this could cause one! We also talk about the IoT Christmas, and new things to watch out for. Plus we have a great interview…
Two Admins Walk Through a Back Door…
Jan 18 • 53 min
This episode focuses on two large tech companies which set all of up a line of products with a default username of “admin” and a default password that is also “admin.” And, you may be surprised to learn that you own one of these items – and have to fix…
Melting Down Your Computer
Jan 11 • 56 min
We have a great show today filled with simple things you can do to avoid the major hacks and attacks happening on the internet right now. No computer science degree necessary – just do it yourself! Our guest is Shahid Buttar of the Electronic Frontier…