On Tuesday, February 18, the internet decided to fight back. Well not really, but it was a large scale protest to protest mass surveillance. Unlike SOPA and PIPA, the goal was to bring to the forefront the problems with government spying. Well how did we do? Tom and I discuss the numbers, and what this means on both a macro and micro scale.
The Day We Fight Back
We have all been in that time where we just need to send out that email, but our cell service isn’t working, or our battery is dead. Our only option is the Free Public Wifi. Well, on today’s show we discuss how bad it really is. Short answer is, avoid at all costs. Also, assume anything you send through it will be intercepted.
We got a question from a listener, who asked what to do before turning in a work computer that was allowed for personal use. Tom takes us through what is needed to wipe the computer without formatting the drive.
On this episode we look at the epic hack suffered by Naoki Hiroshima, and if anything we can do to really protect yourself. Turns out this was a very clever social engineering hack. We talk about how to protect yourself from these types of attacks, however, there isn’t really much you can do.
Naoki Hiroshima | Medium
We finally tackle a topic a lot of people are interested in: BitCoin. In this episode we start very simply, and describe what it is, and how it works. Very simply, it is a psuedo-anonymous currency, where anyone can see the ledger. Use this as a primer before you do anything.
Security Now | 287
Bit Coin Mining Machine | NewEgg
Exchange Rate |Mt Gox