We know – you really miss our typical, amusing, pun laden titles, but, for our 53rd episode, we have to get serious. After putting our schadenfreude aside, we use the computer security horror story of a certain senior writer at Wired to begin a discussion about how to keep safe online. We compare the security mentality of Apple, Google, and Amazon and decide which company’s cloud is most secure. You know, the best place to store your baby pictures. We also factor in two-step authentication (that’s almost a pun) and discuss whether it should be widely adopted. We also give a retrospective on the biggest hacks of the last year and reflect on the annoyance of dealing with password resets…and end the show wallowing in despair. You can’t miss it! And, remember listeners, change your passwords! Throw a % or a ^ in it for good measure. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did.
“How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking” | Wired.com
“LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked” | PCWorld.com
“Dropbox Links Spam Attack to Employee Account Breach” | PCMag.com
“Amazon fixes security flaw” | The Verge
“Apple temporarily suspends phone password resets” | Macworld
“How to configure Google’s two-step authentication” | Macworld
“I’m Happy That Your Password Got Hacked” | ChaimTime.com