Good morning everybody!

I was on with Matt and Marty (since Ken was out.) We started out talking about a Maine classic treat the Whoopie Pie and then we got into some Tech topics.  We discussed encryption, privacy, anonymity, and VPNs.  

I also announced a free one-time master class on VPNs.  It is tomorrow at 4 PM ET and will run until I have answered all your questions. Sign up to attend on my website.  This master class will not be available on replay.

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Craig Peterson

Good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I am excited about tomorrow at 4 pm. Make sure you’re there. It is this Thursday and will not be put up on replay. But I am going to be talking all about VPN. So I’m going to give them a master class on VPN just going to go at least an hour. It could go multiple hours, depending on what kind of questions you guys have. So make sure you join me tomorrow at 4 pm. Now, how do you do that? Well, you have to sign up. I put a signup form right on my homepage at Craig peterson.com. So and a VPN is probably the most important thing you can do for your security. And you can use it you can get it you can find out everything that you might need to know, let me tell you, I will answer any question you have tomorrow at 4 pm. But the only way that you can get in there is if you sign At Craig Peterson calm. Alright, so here we go with the Ken and Matt show, by the way, they picked up another FM station. That sounds like a busy guy is expanding the show. Very cool.

Matt Gagnon

And we’re back. It is 738 on the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Matt. And 738 on Wednesday means time to talk to Craig Peterson, our tech guru. He joins us now as he always does on Wednesdays, Craig, how are you this morning, sir?

Craig Peterson

Hey, I’m doing well. You know, I haven’t had a whoopie pie in literally decades. But what it brings to mind is so many times I won’t have eaten something for a few years because I like Marty. I did succeed with the Atkins diet. And I lost about 80 pounds on it. So there are so many things that I didn’t eat, and then you try them a few years later, and you say, Oh, my they changed the formulation. It sounds like whoopie pies are still the same as they were. is where is it a main

Marty G  

It is a Maine classic, Craig, without question.

Craig Peterson

Well, now I’m doing intermittent fasting so I can eat things like Whoopie pies every once in a while, so I’m going to have to try it again. It’s been a long time, give it a shot,

Matt Gagnon

All right. Well, Craig, why don’t we begin with some of the tech topics that are, of course, in the news right now. First of all, let’s start with encryption, privacy, big questions that we’ve got to answer here. Is it true that it is the new battleground we all have to fight on?

Craig Peterson

It is. I’m going to talk this weekend on my show Saturday at one a little bit about what’s happening with facial recognition and Facebook a colossal lawsuit is looking like it’s going to head that been for against Facebook anyways. But yeah, it is. Our privacy is a huge deal for a lot of reasons. And we’ve got to be careful where we’re going and how we’re going online, and One of the questions I get asked the most when it comes to privacy is, how can I stay safe online. And you know, there’s no 100% solution to this. And there are different types of privacy. So for instance, some of us don’t mind like myself, I don’t mind having marketers watching what I’m doing what I’m looking for, because it’s all about to buy a new car. I want to know about competitive vehicles out there. So, I don’t mind getting an ad for a brand new pickup truck or whatever when I am looking to buy a truck. So that’s one level of privacy. Another level of privacy and the one I am concerned the most about is the hackers and bad guys, who are getting into my information, right? They may be sending me phishing emails, or they might also be trying to get me to do a drive-by download. So I Go to a website and all of a sudden, my machine. My phone is crypto mining. Now, the biggest thing you can do for privacy, in both cases, really is to use it as a reasonably safe browser. And that’s kind of hard to do. But I’ve got a few tips for you. And the first one is I use something called the EPIC browser, E-P-I-C. The Epic browser, it’s just like regular Google Chrome, except all of the tracking ability that Google Chrome has built into it is has been removed. It goes a little bit further, and it tells you about how many sites it blocked from tracking you and what’s been going on. And since it’s using Google Chrome’s codebase, it stays up to date, so epic E-P-I-C. The next thing you can do for privacy is to use a VPN, and you hear about This all of the time I yell and scream at the radio when I hear some of these misleading VPN commercials. So here’s what I’m doing for all of our listeners. Tomorrow at 4 pm. I’m doing this is, and it is absolutely free per usual, right? I’m doing a master class on VPN just going to be at least an hour long. We’re going to answer questions lived, it’s probably going to go longer than an hour. Sometimes these things go for two or three hours because I’m trying to answer everybody’s questions. But VPNs are essential to us for privacy, especially for businesses. If you want to attend this tomorrow, you can go to my website, Craig Peterson dot com, Peterson P-E-T-E-R-S-O-N. You can sign up there, and I’ll let you know the details of what we’re doing. But that’ll be tomorrow afternoon. So that’s the second thing you can do. Now, if you have family or friends that are in countries that have an overbearing socialist government that monitors their people and it, you know, will beat on them, right? What did Chairman z say, break bones and rip muscles or something? So if you have a family that maybe lives in Venezuela, Brazil is getting more like this Cuba. Of course, Russia is still doing a lot of monitoring China, etc. Have a look at the Tor browser to or now we’ve talked before about the dark web. And this infrastructure is set up by the US federal government bin order to allow dissidents to communicate with each other and to communicate with the United States State Department. And the Tor Browser uses that infrastructure. So if you genuinely want to be anonymous online, if you’re tired of it. If all you’re tired of is getting ads for what you browse for online, stick with the Epic browser E-P-I-C, it’s easy. It’s free. It’s going to block that advertiser’s advertisements. However, If what you’re trying to do is communicate with family members or friends who are in some of these crazy countries out there, then you should use the Tor Browser. If you don’t want any tracking at all, that’s the one to use. There’s a lot of details about the Tor Browser in official releases and what they’re doing with the onion network. I’ve got a great article about it up on my website that you can read CSL online had a great news article that I put up there as well on my website at Craig peterson.com. But Matt, that is the ultimate of anonymity when you’re browsing online.

Matt Gagnon 

Excellent.

Marty G

Craig, Marty jumping in here. So I just did the iPhone update, and I’m guessing you’re not a fan of me clicking that button that sends an anonymous user data to app developers to improve performance or something like that.

Craig Peterson 

Well, as a general rule, it depends on where you’re coming from. Yeah, I’m not generally. I don’t usually say yes to that. I say no to that almost 100% of the time. The problem that we’re starting to see now is that we’re getting more and more attacks and one of the things that you know, people do this all the time, I don’t know Matt if you’ve ever jailbroken your phone?

Matt Gagnon

Actually Yes,

Craig Peterson

Yeah, rooting the phones. Yeah, I got an Android phone, and the first thing I did with it was I jailbreak the broken, and I did that once with my iPhone as well. I have jailbroken because I’m, you know, I’m a Unix guy. I helped develop the operating system 40 years ago, and I was kind of cool too. Dropdown into a terminal and see what was running and mess around with everything. There is right now a significant hardware vulnerability in pretty much every iPhone that’s out there on the news today. Oh great and

Marty G 

Oh great, and yeah, isn’t that funny? I got it on my desk.

Craig Peterson

But this vulnerability, by the way, Apple can’t fix it in the older iPhones. There’s also basically no need to fix it in the older iPhones because to exploit the vulnerability, and they have to erase your iPhone. So you know, it’s not going to do a whole lot of good.  Here’s what’s happening people, Marty, are going online, and they are searching for iOS jailbreaks because they have heard that there is this vulnerability this whole, and they want to jailbreak their iPhone. There are some malicious actors out there that have websites that are advertising jailbreak for iOS.  The website for this was called Checkrainn.com. Do not go there. Do not use it. I think the site is down now. It is malicious, and if you go there and download the software to try and jailbreak your iPhone, what it ends up doing is permanently downloading a jailbreak into your computer. It will completely hack your computer, and in a horrible way.  It puts it as part of a botnet and everything else so yeah do the ordinary same stuff guys and Marty you have unlike mad you have decided to use the safest platform out there right

Marty G  

I’m not sophisticated enough to want to try to jailbreak my phone. I mean, that’s funny though I mean I’ve run across that to you’re googling something to help make yourself safer. I guess I’m you should be using the Epic browser to find something to make my own internet experience more secure. And you could get suckered in during that process too.

Craig Peterson 

Yes, you’ve got to be very careful online these days. Let me tell you, and the, you know, the browsers that you can use the gentle generic ones, let’s not talk about the more extreme ones like epic, which is still pretty simple, or Tor, which is very extreme. But opera OPRA has probably the most security-conscious of the features, while still being more or less regular browser opera, you might want to check it out. And the other one that’s a prevalent browser that has security foremost in line is called Firefox and Safari. But I want to encourage everybody if you are thinking about a VPN. You should make sure you spend an hour so with me at about four o’clock tomorrow afternoon, and you’re going to have to register in order for me to tell you exactly where it is because I haven’t got it all set it up set up yet, but I’ve got all my course notes in front of me. We’re going to go through VPN details free. It is not something where I’m sitting there trying to sell you something. It is one of my free masterclasses. Go to Craig peterson.com. And you can bring up questions, like Marty,  did here on some of the iOS stuff and jailbreak. We’re going to go until we are done tomorrow afternoon and maybe even into the evening.

Matt Gagnon 

All right, Craig Peterson, our tech guru, joins us on Wednesdays, at this time, to go over what’s happening in the world of technology. Craig, as always, thank you very much, and we will talk to you again next week.

Craig Peterson  

Hey, gentlemen, take care.

Matt Gagnon 

Bye. Bye indeed. All right. Why don’t we take a quick

Marty G  

Why don’t we take a quick break here?

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