Bonus – 01 – Fitness+ Review

Chaim talks about Fitness+ with Casey Liss. How do two non entirely in shape tech nerds feel about Apple’s new offering. TL;DR we like it.

Special thanks to Casey Liss | https://www.caseyliss.com/

Casey’s initial Fitness+ Review | https://pca.st/6ml4dk59#t=2511.0

I know this is a security podcast, but every once in a while, I like to beta test new ideas. I appreciate you listening, and giving feedback.

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Security – 259 – More WhatsApp Fallout

There was more news from the WhatsApp privacy fallout that we decided to have another show.

As you know, we have moved to signal. If you want an invite, tweet the show, or find one of us.

TL;DR, if you are using whatsapp to send cat photos to your family, you are ok. If you are using whatsapp business, they are making changes.

https://gizmodo.com/this-was-whatsapps-plan-all-along-1846060382

Security 258 – WhatsApp Privacy

We look at Apple’s new “Nutrition Facts” and try to figure out if they are actually useful (yes, but not really). We discuss the changes with WhatsApp, and where to move to.

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/04/app-privacy-labels-messaging-apps/

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/whatsapp-users-must-share-their-data-with-facebook-or-stop-using-the-app/

Security – 257 – Signal and iPhone Guide

We start off on an article done by the BBC saying that Cellebrite has broken the signal encryption. Clearly, that is an issue if true. Turns out Signal quickly responds with an emphatic no, with evidence.

Here is the BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55412230

Here is the Signal Response: https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-and-clickbait/

Then we talk about a new document created by apple to secure your iphone. Lots of basic things, but at the end there is a checklist that is just very easy to follow. Warning: PDF: https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1976/en_US/device-and-data-access-when-personal-safety-is-at-risk.pdf

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Security 256 – SolarWinds

We discuss the solarwinds hack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/solarwinds-hack-could-affect-18k-customers/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/malicious-domain-in-solarwinds-hack-turned-into-killswitch/

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