Security 23 – Email and Follow Up

First off, sorry about skipping last week. Both of us were under the weather. You can still hear it in our voices.

We first have followup about an omission that we said on the email show about Mailvelope. Yes, Mailvelope opens a separate window outside of your webmail that will paste the encrypted message back. Then we talk about a story where Microsoft read one if its user’s emails mainly because they could. We finally end with a new website that Tom discovered providing an easy way to

Show Notes:
Guardian | |

Security 13 – Phish, Phishing, and Spear Phishing

We go back to basics and discuss what to watch out for with internet scams.  This could sound like a whole bunch of common sense to most people, but please, share this with your friends and family who you think could fall for it.  Remind them, there is no Prince of Nigeria that knows who you are.  There is no Windows PC call center.  And if you run anti-virus, remember, you need to keep it up to date.

[Censored] – inThirty 107


With all this NSA news coming out, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss what has happened in the last few weeks.  We focus on services that have shut down, and are now facing legal issues for it.  We discuss what it means to use internet services, and how to truly trust no one.  We are joined by Tom Webster, our resident security expert, to discuss these topics.

Show Notes: | Groklaw shuts down rather than risk feds snooping through e-mail 
The Guardian | Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Verge | Silent Circle sees ‘writing on the wall,’ shuts down secure email service
GnuPG | Gnu Privacy Guard
Tom Webster | Website

inThirty 77 – BackBerry


BlackBerry must have heard that we were doing a show today, and decided that they wanted the guys from inThirty to talk about it.  Listen in as we give the best non biased review we can of the armchair quarterbacking you love from Chaim, Harry, and Justin. We discuss if this is a reinvention, or too little too late.  How does the hardware compare to the current crop of smartphones?  Does the keyboard, both virtual and hardware, keep in line with the keyboards RIM err… BlackBerry is known for.  Finally we takle the OS.  Is QNX really worth it? 

Show Notes

RIM reinvents itself with new name, new BlackBerry 10 OS, new smartphones (video)” | TechHive

BlackBerry Z10 review: a new life, or life support?” | The Verge

BlackBerry 10 Global Launch Event Keynote Wrap-Up” | BlackBerry Blog