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Never Pay Ransoms – Two Free Things You Can Do to Stop Ransomware

[A quick, automated transcript of my conversation with Jim Polito on WTAG, WHYN, and WHJJ on 2021-05-18] Good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Mr. Polito this morning, and we went through the colonial pipeline and why you don't want to pay a ransom. And then I went into the things you can do for free. That'll give you 90%, maybe a little higher protection. So some websites to go to some things to do on a windows computer. So it went a little deeper, I think, than I usually. Go into, but I think a lot of great info. So here we go with Mr. Polito.  If I ever got hacked, ransomware, whatever there's one guy had called, not the Ghostbusters. I...

Ransomware Changes Again – My Personal UFO Experiences

As Heard On WGIR - 2021-05-17 Hi, everybody, Craig Peterson here. I'm not quite sure how to describe this interview, but you're going to find out something about me you may not have known and it's not a bad thing. It's just, I've never really disclosed it. Certainly not publicly. Anyhow. So we talked today about the colonial pipeline what's happening with these ransomware groups and there are a number of them and why. Why is it happening? And then also of course, over the weekend, there's a little bit of discussion with Marco Rubio and others on 60 minutes, I think it was about UFO's. So I guess there's a clue. So here we go with Mr. Chris, Ryan Stanford.  I am...

Colonial Ransomware redefines our approach

2021-05-15 Show 1113 - How the Colonial Pipeline changed Ransomware forever Craig Peterson: Hey, wherever you are, whatever you're doing right now. I know you're listening, and I appreciate you being with us. Of course, this is Craig Peterson. I've been in cybersecurity now for 30 years, and we're going to talk about what's really happening with this Colonial Pipeline ransom.  [00:00:16]This whole hack, if you will, of what's been happening with this Colonial Pipeline. Cyberattack is very upsetting to me. Let's just really briefly because I've talked about it before. Talk about what happened. What is ransomware? Ransomware is software that the bad guys get onto...

Sick Laptop? Uber and Lyft out of Self Driving, DC Police Department Ransomed

Thanks for downloading Podcast 1111 - May 1, 2021. Uber and Lyft have both sold their self-driving car divisions.  Washington DC Police are in a lot of trouble due to Ransomware.  The latest trend in Cloud Computing is hazardous. How to tell if your laptop is sick and how to fix it. Costs of Ransomware have doubled in 12 months. Why I think China is threatening Taiwan. Finally, Emotet has been taken down. SpaceX is winning the Satellite-Internet war. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com. Articles for this week: An ambitious plan to tackle ransomware faces long odds Tile bashes Apple's new AirTag as unfair competition More US...

Tech Talk Show Notes May 1, 2021

Tech Talk Show Notes May 1, 2021

Read. Learn. Share. Tech Talk Show Notes May 1, 2021Lyft is getting out of the self-driving business Lyft has sold its self-driving division to a Toyota subsidiary called Woven Planet for $550 million—the latest sign that it takes deep pockets to compete in the self-driving arena. Lyft's main competitor, Uber, sold its own self-driving unit to the well-financed startup Aurora back in December. Lyft announced its self-driving project back in 2017, a time of extreme optimism about self-driving technology. A few months earlier, in late 2016, Lyft President John Zimmer predicted that a majority of Lyft rides would be handled by self-driving vehicles by 2021. Obviously, that isn't going to happen. Today, Alphabet's Waymo is operating a small taxi service in the Phoenix area. Besides that, no one is operating fully driverless taxi services in the US, and most other companies aren't expected to introduce driverless products this year. ++++++++ Ransomware crooks threaten to ID informants if...

Tech Talk with Craig Peterson Podcast: DHS outsourcing the Terrorist and No-Fly Lists to Big Tech and Private Contractors, Apple De-Lists Apps and Misuse your Information, Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Welcome!   For all of my listeners who purchased my course on Improving Windows Security - THANK YOU! We have a whopper of a warning this week about what the Department of Homeland Security is planning under the Biden Administration -- They are going to let Big Tech and Private Companies create the NO-Fly and Terrorist Watch Lists on their behalf -- Scary beyond measure.  Then Apple is doing more to protect your privacy.  We have another hack of a Commercial VPN provider and there is more so be sure to Listen in. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com. --- Tech Articles Craig Thinks You Should Read: DHS Preparing to Use Private...

Tech Talk with Craig Peterson Podcast: What really happened in TX, New MAC malware, Apples Electric Vehicles and More

Welcome!  We have had a very busy week this week so this is a reply of the show aired the end of February.  I'll be back next week. It was also another busy week on the technology front and we are going to delve into what actually caused the energy problems in Texas.  There is a new type of malware that is affecting Macs and it is has a different MO.  Then we are going to discuss Apple and their ventures into automated electric cars and what we can expect. Why are states having issues making appointments for vaccines? In a word, it is bureaucratic incompetence. Then we have a new type of hack out there.  It is called Buy-to-Infect and there is...

Tech Talk Show Notes May 1, 2021

Tech Talk Show Notes April 10, 2021

Read.  Learn.  Share.   Tech Talk Show Notes  April 11, 2021DHS Preparing to Use Private Contractors to “Scour Public Data and Social Media” To Compile Dissident Citizens for Watch List and No Fly Lists The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now getting ready to hire public companies, individual contractors outside government, to scour public data and social media in order to provide information for the new “domestic terror watch lists.”  From the description it appears DHS is going to pay “big tech” (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, etc.), via contracts, to hire and organize internal monitoring teams to assist the government by sending information on citizens they deem “dangerous.” Gee, what could possibly go wrong with this?… NBC is reporting on these new developments as the U.S. intelligence apparatus is preparing to go live with the assembly of lists of Americans who “could be” potential threats to the government; and need to be watched. However, even...

AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings News with Matt Gagnon: What’s with All the Internet Outages Lately and Autonomous Cars — Will they Ever be Safe?

I was on WGAN this morning with Matt Gagnon. He jumped right in with a question about the problems with the internet and why are there so many outages.  Will they continue?  What can be done? Then we talked about the Facebook hack and release of the personal information of 533 Million users and we wrapped up with a discussion about how long it will be until we have fully autonomous vehicles. Here we go with Matt. And more tech tips, news, and updates visit - CraigPeterson.com. --- Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: Good morning, everybody. I was on with Mr. Matt Gagnon this morning and he is in Maine, as you probably know.  I'm...

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