Security 05 – Passwords: Best Case, Worst Case, Upper Case, Lower Case

Passwords, what are they good for? We can do the entire podcast on just this one topic. Instead of boring everyone, we quickly touch on what makes a good password, and why longer passwords are more important than short but complex passwords. Next we talk about why password requirements do not increase security, and actually cause more harm. Finally we talk about our best practices for the average person, and the use for a password manager.

Show Notes:
KeePass | http://keepass.info
LastPass | http://lastpass.com
Letter to webmasters | http://chaimtime.com/2013/10/06/the-sad-state-of-passwords-part-3-a-letter-to-webmasters-about-authentication/

Security 04 – I Got a New Phone, Now What

You carry one device with you more than anything else, and it isn’t your wallet.  What once was a gadget that just had some phone numbers has turned into a treasure trove of personal identifiable information.  What should you do to secure your new purchase?  We discuss tonight.

What are the pros and cons of unlocking your phone?
What are the pros and cons of rooting your phone?
Should you download third party virus scanners?

Show Notes:
Android Device Manager | https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager?u=0
Nexus 5 | https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_5_16GB_Black?id=nexus_5_black_16gb&hl=en

Security 03 – NSA (Part 1 of Many)

New information came out proving that Google and Yahoo were correct in their statement that they have not given or allowed the NSA to come in and parse user data. On today’s show we discuss how the NSA tapped Google and Yahoo at the weakest link.

Show Notes:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html


Security 02 – Money, Money, Money

If you had to send money to someone, how would you do it? On today’s show we discuss means of sending money online the simplest, fastest, and most secure way. We discuss the new game in town with Square Cash, and compare it to both Google Wallet, and traditional Bill Pays from a bank. We then look at the security of Square Cash, and Tom gives his verdict.

Show Notes:
Square | SquareUp.com
Google Wallet | Wallet


Security 01 – Pilot

Welcome to our podcast on security. Our goal is to take complicated issues and break them down for the average person. On our first episode of inSecurity, we discuss what it means to have your buddy list and address book shared with the NSA. Next we tackle what is meant by Glen Greenwald with “The worst is yet to come.” We finish up discussing Tom’s talk on security should be shiny.