SecurityWise Tech

SecurityWise Tech
SecurityWise Tech is a weekly podcast about technology with a focus on security where I explain how things work and help you increase your security posture.

35. Apple’s Covid-19 App
Apr 1 • 15 min
Apple released a Covid-19 app in partnership with the CDC, Whitehouse and FEMA that contains information and a screener. EXTRAS: Safari fully blocks 3rd party cookies and Google is 2 years behind, CovidLock Android ransomware, governments using cell phone…
34. Sanitizing Your Devices
Mar 18 • 13 min
Lets all spend some time disinfecting our gadgets. Here are some guidelines to help get you started. EXTRAS: Google insults the world with new Covid-19 website, using smart devices safely, key fob attack, free pornhub.
33. Privacy Diary Vol 1: Physical Address
Mar 4 • 14 min
Why you should be careful where you give out your physical address and how to make changes. EXTRAS: Facebook cracks down on coronavirus ads, Intuit buys Credit Karma, Morgan Stanley buys E*Trade, Wells Fargo fined $3 billion, Google to improve Android…
32. Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum…)
Feb 19 • 22 min
Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum… What are all these cryptocurrencies and why should I care? EXTRAS: Equifax hack attributed to Chinese, School using facial recognition, Philips smart bulbs are vulnerable, CIA owned encryption company
31. The Death-Knell Of Privacy
Feb 5 • 17 min
Facial recognition can now match any face to personal data. EXTRAS: Beware coronavirus scams. 23andMe layoffs. Avast antivirus gathers and sells user data. Ring doorbell is full of data trackers.
30. Blockchain
Jan 22 • 20 min
Blockchain is the technology that runs Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but it has so much more potential that has not been realized. In this episode I explain some of the basics of what blockchain is and how it works. EXTRAS: I’m ditching Spotify, NSA…
29. iOS Vs Android, A Practical Comparison
Jan 8 • 19 min
A practical comparison of iOS vs Android with a focus on privacy and security. EXTRAS: Smishing is still a thing. The new CCPA law.
28. Cell Phone Tracking & Robocall Update
Dec 25, 2019 • 16 min
A peak inside the cell phone tracking industry, an alliance to create more compatible and secure IoT devices and a new law to fight robocalls.
27. Year End 2019 Roundup
Dec 18, 2019 • 18 min
This episode is a roundup of some of the topics we have covered from episode 1 to current. Updates, corrections and takeaways.
26. Smart TV’s & IoT Devices
Dec 4, 2019 • 21 min
The Internet of Things is quickly infiltrating our homes. This episode is about the possible risks and how to protect ourselves from the invasion of privacy and potential security threats.
25. Privacy & Security In The Workplace
Nov 20, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode we talk about things to be aware of when using hardware, software and services provided by your employer and also considerations when bringing your own device to the office.
24. Bluetooth & Other Location Tracking Methods (With Alan From New York)
Nov 6, 2019 • 19 min
This episode is a reverse interview where a listener poses questions about the many ways companies track our location for targeted advertising.
23. WiFi & Location Tracking
Oct 23, 2019 • 20 min
I connected to a public WiFi network and a few days later while reading articles one of the sites advertisements was for that location. This disturbed me and began my research into how this happens.
22. Privacy & Security While Traveling Part 2
Oct 9, 2019 • 14 min
This week is part 2 of a 2 episode rundown of privacy and security considerations while traveling. This second episode focuses on hotel rooms/AirBNB and the KnowBe4 travel checklist.
21. Privacy & Security While Traveling Part 1
Sep 18, 2019 • 16 min
This week is part 1 of a 2 episode rundown of privacy and security topics while traveling. This first episode focuses on things to do before you leave and while you are at an airport.
20. The iPhone Watering Hole Attack
Sep 11, 2019 • 12 min
Known as the largest iPhone hack of all time, this week is about how it worked, who was behind it, who were the targets and how to protect yourself from attacks like this.
19. Methods of Payment Part 2
Sep 4, 2019 • 16 min
The exciting conclusion to last weeks episode where we cover digital payment methods and do a final comparison of all methods and which ones are right for you.
18. Methods of Payment Part 1
Aug 28, 2019 • 15 min
We all have and spend money every day. How secure are the different methods of holding and spending money and who can track my spending? This week is part 1 of 2 where I cover physical methods of payment.
17. Cookies, Site Tracking & Private Browsing
Aug 21, 2019 • 14 min
Our devices track us in so many ways but one of the most popular and simple to control is website cookies. This week is all about cookies, tracking and how to control your level of privacy.
16. URLs & Secure Connections (HTTPS)
Aug 14, 2019 • 15 min
HTTP, HTTPS , URL… What is a secure connection and what do all those letters mean? This week I explain these concepts and what they mean (and don’t mean) for your online security.
15. App Stores, Sideloading, Jailbreaking & Rooting
Aug 7, 2019 • 16 min
This week, an update on humans listening to our digital assistant requests and all about app stores, sideloading, jailbreaking and rooting.
Jul 31, 2019 • 20 min
Companies collect huge amounts of data on us and many times this data is sold or used against us. This week is all about how this information is collected and why we should care.
13. Face Data Collecting & Deepfakes
Jul 24, 2019 • 16 min
From the 10 year challenge to FaceApp, companies continue to gather facial and aging data of billions of people who willingly hand it over for free. Why do these companies and governments want it and what could they do with it?
12. Recent Digital Assistant Happenings
Jul 17, 2019 • 18 min
A lot has happened since last weeks episode on smart speakers that sheds more light on the topic of digital assistants. This week covers those updates and some tips to protect yourself.
11. Smart Speakers
Jul 10, 2019 • 20 min
Smart speakers are popular and can offer a lot of fun features but there are also some downsides. This episode covers how these devices work and some privacy and security considerations.
10. All About VPNs
Jul 3, 2019 • 17 min
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can be a powerful tool to maintain privacy online but there are some things to consider when choosing one. This week I discuss how VPNs work, when to use one and considerations when choosing a provider.
9. The Girl And The Snake
Jun 26, 2019 • 19 min
Companies say and do many different things but how do we know what their motivations really are? In this episode I explore the true nature of the companies behind the 5 FAANG stocks.
8. “Hacker” Is Not A Four Letter Word (With Collin Montenegro)
Jun 19, 2019 • 23 min
The word “Hacker” might be a bad word to some but there are different sides to the hacker community. In this episode I talk with a cybersecurity analyst and ethical hacker about the white hat hacker community and how they help protect us all.
7. Two-Factor & Multi-Factor Authentication
Jun 12, 2019 • 18 min
One of the best methods of authentication these days is called multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA). This week I explain the different types and how they work.
6. Apple Just Raised The Privacy & Security Bar For Everyone
Jun 5, 2019 • 19 min
Apple announced some major privacy and security enhancements to new and existing products that will change the security landscape for all of us. In this episode I explain how they work and why they are so important to all of our security.
5. Scam Emails & Texts AKA Phishing & Smishing
May 29, 2019 • 19 min
This week we wrap up talking about phishing scams by covering emails and text messages.
4. Scam Phone Calls AKA Vishing
May 22, 2019 • 19 min
This week is all about phone scams, robocalls & vishing.
3. Passwords, Ugh
May 15, 2019 • 17 min
Passwords can be a painful topic for many of us. This week I offer some solutions to help ease the pain and I share some rules I like to follow. I also offer a glimpse of hope in the future of authentication.
2. Patches & Updates
May 8, 2019 • 12 min
Why do software patches and updates come out so often and how important are they really?
1. Why Are Hacks So Common?
May 1, 2019 • 20 min
It seems like we hear about more hacks and data breaches every day. In this episode I answer the question “Why does everything get hacked all the time?”.