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Are You Ready For Your Car to Spy On You? It’s Already the Law

Are You Ready For Your Car to Spy On You? It's Already the Law They pass the infrastructure bill, which means now it's time to figure out what is in the infrastructure bill. And we're going to talk about the technology that they decided to fund the technology that will win the game because it has billions of dollars of federal money behind it. [Following is an automated transcript] [00:00:16] This is disappointing, but it's normal, right? [00:00:20] It's absolutely normal because the federal government has always been one that picks winners and losers. If you're old enough, you remember, of course, VHS. Tapes right too. Do you remember beta tapes? Beta max tapes. Beta...

Do You Have a Smartspeaker? Another Danger Comes Your Way!

Do You Have a Smartspeaker? Another Danger Comes Your Way! By now, you've heard of tick talk. You might use Tik TOK. Many people do. It's their go-to site online, especially if you're a little on the younger side. Here is a danger of some of these tick talk challenges and combine that with Alexa. Oh my [Following is an automated transcript] This is a little bit on the scary side. We built our house some 25 years ago, we contacted a builder, and I put together all of the specs, and I made sure that the wood he used was better than average. [00:00:30] It's all plywood. It's not particle board or composite boards. And I made sure they were thicker than needed for all of...

Have You Checked If Your Email Is On The Dark Web? Let’s Do It Now!

Have You Checked If Your Email Is On The Dark Web? Let's Do It Now! Do you know how to find out if you have had your private information stolen? Well, you know, the odds are probably pretty bad, but where was it stolen? When? What has been stolen? How about your password and how safe is that password? We're going to show you real hard evidence, and what you can do to fix things! [Following is an automated transcript] [00:00:16] Knowing whether or not your data has been stolen and what's been stolen is very important. [00:00:24] And there is a service out there that you can go to. They don't charge you a thin dime, nothing, and you can right there find out which of your...

Are You Ready For the Next Hacker Wave? It’s Going to Be Brutal!

Are You Ready For the Next Hacker Wave? It's Going to Be Brutal! Right now, we're going to talk about this vulnerability, this huge vulnerability in almost the entire internet that will affect your life over the following number of years. And if you're a business, you better pay close attention. [Following is an automated transcript] [00:00:16] Well, we are looking at what is being called the single most significant, most critical vulnerability ever. [00:00:24] And if you want more information on this, have a look at last week's show, you'll find it up on my website. I talked quite a bit about it. You can email me M e@craigpeterson.com. I've put together a little cheat...

The Worst Internet Vulnerability Ever? And It Isn’t Going Away Soon. What’s Log4J?

2021-12-18 1144 [00:00:00] Well, the tech world is all a buzz with this log for J or log for shell. However you want to call it because we are looking at what is probably the biggest security vulnerability the internet has had in a long time. [00:00:16] This is huge, huge, huge to chew. [00:00:19] I don't know how to express it anymore, but there are multiple problems here. And even the patch that was released to fix this problem was broken as being exploited in the last 24 hours. There've been no less than 30 different new. Variations of the exploit. So what is going on? There is a computer language that's used by many programmers, particularly in larger businesses...

Winning the war on ransomware – Show Notes December 13 – December 19, 2021

Winning the War on Ransomware -- Is Hope In Sight?https://www.theverge.com/22822884/us-government-department-of-justice-ransomware-digital-extortion-task-force-report-2021 A report from the US Treasury estimates there were over half a billion dollars in ransomware payouts in the first half of 2021 alone. Law enforcement has struggled to get a handle on the situation, with many groups operating for years with no apparent fear of repercussions. This year, federal law enforcement decided to try something new. In April, the Department of Justice created the Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force in a move to prioritize the “disruption, investigation, and prosecution of ransomware and digital extortion activity.” The task force is supposed to help share information between DOJ departments, as well as work with outside and foreign agencies. In the months since, it’s made some impressive prosecutions, but they’re just a sliver of the overall — and the bigger picture remains maddeningly...

Show Notes December 6 – December 21, 2021 Apple AirTags being used by thieves to track high-end cars to steal

FTC Looking to Block the Acquisition of “the Switzerland” of Microprocessors  ...investigated five incidents in the past three months in which thieves have hidden AirTags on vehicles parked in public. Later, the thieves tracked down their targets to steal the cars at their leisure.Craig Peterson    Show NotesDecember 6 - December 21, 2021 Apple AirTags being used by thieves to track high-end cars to steal https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/apple-airtags-being-used-by-thieves-to-track-high-end-cars-to-steal/ This week, Canadian police announced that car thieves have been using AirTags to track vehicles they want to steal. York Regional Police (which serves an area north of Toronto) revealed that it has investigated five incidents in the past three months in which thieves have hidden AirTags on vehicles parked in public. Later, the thieves tracked down their targets to steal the cars at their leisure. Other Bluetooth-based trackers have been available for some time now, but...

Did Your Computer Have “Intel Inside”? It Won’t For long!

Did Your Computer Have "Intel Inside"? It Won't For long! We're going to talk a little bit about shopping right now. Then we'll get into our chip crunch, and why Intel is being left on the side of the computer road. [Following is an automated transcript.] [00:00:16] There's lots of fun stuff to do. And it's kind of fun getting out of the house. Isn't it getting out, going out, going around? There's a, an outlet store close by where I live and it's kind of one of these outdoor. Outlet things. And it was fun. Just walking around, enjoying the little bit of fresh air, no matter what the weather has. [00:00:40] Uh, I even enjoy going up there when there's some snow on the...

Show Notes November 29 – December 5, 2021

Indictment Charges Iranian Nationals With Creating Fake Videos of Democrats Manipulating the 2020 Election Results, and Then Sending Them to Republican Leadership Show Notes November 29 - December 5, 2021 https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-indicts-iranian-nationals-for-cyber-enabled-election-interference Russian actors are not the only ones behind cyber-enabled disinformation campaigns. Other charges against them include allegedly sending threatening email messages to voters in an apparent bid to intimidate them; creating and distributing video containing false information about vulnerabilities in the election infrastructure; and accessing a media company's network and attempting to use it to spread false information. In addition, Kazemi and Zamani are accused of attempting to illegally access voting-relating websites of multiple states. "This indictment details how two Iran-based actors waged a targeted, coordinated campaign to erode confidence in the integrity of the...

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