Good Monday morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Jack Heath this morning. We talked about the new infestation from Asia to our continent, the Asian Murder Hornet. We also discussed the importance of being careful when you search online for information because in many cases, Google results have been poisoned. Which means you will not get the results you are looking for. Here we go with Jack.
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Jack and I, we’re just talking about those $500 checks for dependents. Don’t only search online. Poisoning of results on Google and as well as on a number of the other search engines is occurring. Now, if I send you to places, they’ll send it to sites you don’t want to visit.
Hey, everybody, Craig Peterson here. I hope you’re having a decent day. I had fun with Jack Heath on his morning drive show, carried on I heart stations and others. He’s on several stations and networks. It is kind of cool. Anyhow. On the subject of the new Asian hornet and here, the murderer hornet, came up this morning. We also talked about some of the new technology stuff we all need to understand. So here we go with Mr. Heath.
We’re going now to one of our great regular contributors Craig Peterson. Tech Talk Craig Peterson dot com and on Tech Talk side, Craig, these scams are getting worse. There are scams everywhere now related to COVID-19, but what else you have?
Yeah, it’s gotten terrible. You know, I’m a beekeeper too, right.
What’s your take on the murder hornet?
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Did you know I have chickens and used to have horses? Well, they, frankly, it’s kind of scary, but the Hornets are already here. I had a real problem last year with the Hornets. They go right around the beehives these Hornets we already have like the bald-faced Hornets nasty things. They kill bees, and they eat the bees. We are losing about 50% of our bee populations every year here in the country. Now, this murder Hornet came from Asia, the Varroa destructor mite, which also came from Asia, is killing off. About a third looks like here in New Hampshire are our hives every year. Things are awful for bees. And, and we need them for pollination California depends on it. Half of all of the bee colonies in the United States get trucked to California to pollinate almonds every year. So it’s Yeah, it’s a problem, and this murder hornet makes it worse. These things are enormous. They’re bigger than your thumb.
I know Justin wants to get one as a pet, like a tarantula. But Craig, I am not going to have to go to the grocery store in a B suit. A mask is ok, but is that we’re going to have soon?
Hey, if you’re looking for COVID-19 information, I want to remind people the FBI is warning right now again, if you’re looking for information, you can go directly to the CDC, or Johns Hopkins University also has some great news. There are so many scams out that are trying to get you to give information. Jack and I, we’re just talking about those $500 checks for dependents. Don’t only search online. Poisoning of results on Google and as well as on a number of the other search engines is occurring. Now, if I send you to places, they’ll send it to sites you don’t want to visit.
So go directly to irs.gov. Go to those. You know, it’s funny to say that I was going off a news story last Thursday or Friday, and I just searched. And it did not take me to the correct topic. It’s funny what’s happening now with Google?
Yeah, I mean, it’s been around for a while here. And Google learns from people’s actions on the website. So if you go to Google, you search for something. You click on articles. Google says, oh, how many people clicked on this and clicked on that? Oh, it’s popular, and they have a bunch of ways to figure out what it’s popular, whether it should show it to you. People can go online to Google, and as few as a few dozen people using these bots can trick Google into sending you to places that you probably shouldn’t be going, and that is what is known as poisoning. So it’s, this has gotten extremely bad. And you’re right to warn people to be doubly careful those emails that come in so many of them have some nasty stuff attached to them. And we also see real quick here office work is changing. It’s going to change afterward, and I want to point out something that Dyson has done that’s fantastic. You can go to the James Dyson foundation online. They have put up new challenges for our kids, their engineers over at Dyson 44 different challenges your kids can do at home, for schools, and great for homeschool right now. Let’s get those engineers going.
Alright, and Craig By the way, you’re going to be our murder Hornet correspondent, and since you’re a beekeeper, I want your code name to be Green Hornet. I want you to keep us posted on the murder hornet.
Hey guys, I have fought here. I’m you know, I ran about two dozen of these different webinars just doing some training. And I think we have something that we can do for you and I say we I mean my team and I and are thinking about right now, let me know by dropping me an email just me, me at Craig peterson.com. Well, here’s what I’m thinking. You guys need some basic level of training to get you up to understand the basics of what you need to do as far as your cybersecurity. Right. So that’s one part of it. None of you, I don’t think are trying to become cybersecurity experts. And then on the other side, you guys are interested in knowing – What do I need to do this month? You know, what are the patches I need to worry about, etc., etc. So that’s what I’m thinking about putting together. It would be a paid service but affordable for even the smallest of businesses. I’m thinking about doing a founders launch, where the first ones who join will lock in the low price forever. Let me know if you think that might work. I want to get you to a basic level of understanding and then showing you what to do each month, helping you know, what you need to be doing, and how to do it, and how to recover from problems. Maybe we should have kind of an add on that provides you with tech support if you have issues. So, let me know what you think. Just email me: me at Craig Peterson dot com. Have a great day, everybody. Take care. Bye-bye.
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