Security 07 – What’s A Yubico?

After we helped you create strong passwords, the next thing you will want is a second factor of authentication. I know we didn’t cover it, but we want to introduce you to the Yubikey. Yubikey is this little USB key looking device that is amazingly well built, and has one feature. It puts a random string of characters to authenticate you against various devices.

We are joined by John Salter, COO of Yubico, to discuss all the great things Yubico and the Yubikey are doing. Please listen, comment, and let us know what you think.

They have been gracious enough to give us a coupon code for you to use on their holiday pack. The holiday pack includes a Standard Black Yubikey, Neo, and Nano for $99. With our code, you get $15 off to use until Tuesday, December 3rd.  Direct Link

At checkout use the code: insecurity
This is good until Tuesday, December 3rd.

Show Notes:
Yubico | https://yubico.com | @yubico | Facebook | Google Plus
Yubico Store | https://store.yubico.com
Cypto and Use Cases | https://opensource.yubico.com
Holiday Pack | Store

Security 06 – Fireside Chat With Lastpass

With all the praise we’ve been giving LastPass, it was only fair that we had them on the show.  We are joined by Amber Gott to discuss LastPass and the new redesign.  We spoke about the redesign, the unknown but important features, and how your first step should be LastPass

[Note: We will not publish the video feed.  We had a terrible time with hangouts and the audio.  There are some hard volume changes.  Sorry].

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