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Security In 5 brings you security news, tips and opinions on information IT and general security in about five minutes. Straight and to the point information in a timeframe you can easily listen to in one sitting. Whether you are a security professional or someone that wants to keep personal data safe this podcast will cover everyone. Be aware, be safe, welcome to Security In 5.
 
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GitHub once again expands its security posture buy announcing GitHub secret scanner that looks for package registry credentials in code. This episode goes into the details of what this is and what the future of coding looks like. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Fi…
 
Apple held its annual World Wide Developer Conference and once again announced several new security and privacy improvements. Thie episode goes through the top new features that are coming in iOS15 later this year. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where…
 
The Colonial Pipeline has was pulled off from one breached password. This episode talks about what happened and the steps that could have been in place to prevent this. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Security In Five —————— Security…
 
This week's tools, tips and ticks talks about one of the tools security researchers use for their analysis. Greaynoise.io is a search engine to show you what is scanning the internet and provides insight into why. Be aware, be safe. Source: https://greynoise.io/ Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi …
 
Data leaks can happen anywhere through any action on the Internet whether intentional or not. This epsiode talks about how highly sensitive nuclear secrets were discovered on popular flashcard services. Source: https://techbeacon.com/security/flashcard-study-apps-expose-nuclear-secrets-all Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Suppor…
 
Wordpress is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get a blog or e-commerce website up and running. Wordpress is not hand-free though when it comes to maintenance. This episode talks about what you need to be aware of when running a Wordpress site. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - …
 
Supply chain attacks is rampant and ongoing. If you cannot hit a target directly, hit their downstream partners. Supply chain attacks can cause ripples across industries and economies. This episode talks about the latest supply chain attack and why the world needs to wake up when it comes to their business' security posture. Be aware, be safe. Beco…
 
This week's ktools, tips and tricks talks about Google Voice. Voice is a free service to get a second phone number to use on your phones. This epsiode talks about why this is a good idea to have and how to use it to add another layer of privacy to your communications. Source: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/get-a-google-voice-number/…
 
A dedicated listener to the podcast emailed this episode request in from a spear phishing attack he had. This episode breaks down what spear phishing is, how it works and why it's so hard to defend against. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can…
 
Ransomware groups are run like corporations. Cybersecurity researchers have discovered they have their own court system to file claims against each other when deals aren't met. This episode talks about that system and why it should scare you. Source: https://threatpost.com/darkside-hackers-court-paying-affiliates/166393/ Be aware, be safe. Become A…
 
The recent executive order that was discussed in Episode 979 creates a new Cybersecurity group modeled after the NTSB. This episode talks about how it's not fair to compare it to the current NTSB just yet. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can …
 
This episode talks about another new open-source security toolset from Microsoft. Called SimuLand, this is a simulator for cyber attacks in lab environments. SimuLand - https://github.com/Azure/SimuLand Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can fin…
 
This week's tools, tips, and tricks talks about Microsoft Safety Scanner. This easy-to-use, lightweight scanner will check your PC for viruses and malware. Download - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/safety-scanner-download Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with …
 
The White House issued a new executive order that focuses on improving the cybersecurity of the federal government. This episode talks about the order and a few of the big advances this order will create. Executive Order - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/12/executive-order-on-improving-the-nations-cybersecurity…
 
As the United States comes out of the pandemic lock down and millions getting their vaccines we are getting into a legal gray area. Can businesses ask you for you vaccination status? This episode talks about HIPAA and who falls under the control of those laws. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of co…
 
Patches and updates are released for a reason. Most are for bug fixes and performance improvements but they also contain security fixes. It's vital that you stay on top and current with your patching. This episode talks about a survey results to why this is the case. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cu…
 
One of the most impacting ransomware attacks shut down fuel supply pipelines to the eastern U.S. This episode talks about how the Colonial Pipeline got back online and things you can do to help recover if you ever get hit with ransomware. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Secur…
 
The group that has been identified as the one that carried out the cyberattack on the pipeline has said it was a mistake. This episode talks about this group and their motives and why they released a statement about this. Very odd. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In …
 
The infrastructure of the United States is under constant attack. Power grids, water supplies traffic control systems, and now pipelines. This episode talks about the latest attack on a major oil supply pipeline. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where y…
 
Several months ago Facebook came under fire with a new privacy policy change for WhatsApp that would allow more data to be shared from the messaging app to Facebook. Initially, Facebook said if you don't accept they will delete your account. They have since backtracked and this episode talks about what the change is. Be aware, be safe. Become A Pat…
 
A few months ago I talked about Amazon Sidewalk and the privacy implications this could have. Amazon has quietly released this feature and it's enabled by default. This episode talks about what Sidewalk is and why you should consider turning it off. Source: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Sidewalk/b?node=21328123011 Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron…
 
Data collection by social media platforms is not a secret. The types of data and how they are used is still hazy. This episode talks about what Signal did with their targeted ads and what Facebook did to their account in response. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In F…
 
Smart TVs are widespread and cheap. But there is a price you pay and the other price you pay, with your data. This episode talks about a data collection firm that got exposed for collecting more data than anyone had thought. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five ——…
 
Misconfigurations and sloppy coding continue to be the cause of cloud breaches. This episode talks about a report that found 40 popular apps with over 100 million installs were leaking sensitive keys in their code. Source: BeVigil - https://bevigil.com/about Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coff…
 
When you grant an employee access to a database does not mean they have the authority to look at any data record at any time for their curiosity. This episode talks about a policy officer that did that and is now charged with privacy crimes. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Se…
 
This week's tools, tips and tricks talks about Bitdefender Home Scanner. This easy to use tool will scan for devices connected to your Wi-Fi and tell you if there are any known risks with them. Download - https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/home-scanner.html Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of co…
 
QR Codes are a convenient and popular way to get people and customers driven to a website or app. A simple camera shot is all you need to do. However, can you trust where those codes take you every time? This episode talks about a case where someone created fake QR codes to spread misinformation. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page ***…
 
iOS 14.5 has finally been released and ushers in the biggest privacy improvement in the Internet's history. This episode talks about the new features and why it's such an important update. Source - https://www.macrumors.com/guide/ios-14-5-features/ Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - K…
 
Tracking employees for productivity reasons may sound like a good idea. However, there are many legal considerations you need to be aware of. This episode talks about these 'tattleware' apps and a story out of Canada where a janitor was fired for not installing one her employer asked her to. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Supp…
 
The Linux Kernel Project is an open-source community but that doesn't mean it a free world, there still is oversight and control to what is contributed. The University of Minnesota was part of that project until they decided to conduct their own research that potentially could have but the Kernel Project at risk. This episode talks about that resea…
 
This week's tools, tips, and tricks talks about a Windows 10 productivity trick. Did you know you can have multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10? Why fight with multiple applications on one screen when you can break them out into their own desktop. This episode tells you how. Be aware, be safe. Source - https://www.ceofix.net/2837/windows-10-task…
 
Amazon is expanding their Amazon One palm scanning technology into Whole Foods. This episode talks about what this is and some concerns around this new biometric process. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Security In Five —————— Securi…
 
Next week Apple is expected to release iOS 14.5. This update will be the biggest improvement to user privacy in the history of the internet. This episode goes into the details of why. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Security In Five …
 
Geico is the next company to announce they had sensitive customer data leaked. This episode talks about the leak and what fraudsters could do with the data that could have ended up in their hands. Be aware, be safe. Source: Geico Breach Notice - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20618953-geico-data-breach-notice Become A Patron! Patreon Page …
 
Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps. Young people especially are heavy users of this app and you should know how to secure it. This episode talks about the importance of multi-factor authentication and why you should turn it on your kid's phones now. Instructions - https://securityinfive.com/you-should-enable-two-factor-on-your-k…
 
This week's tools, tips and tricks episode talks about a password vault. KeePass is a free, open-source password vault for your local PC. The time is now to stop using static text files or excel spreadsheets to track your accounts. KeePass Website - https://keepass.info Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a…
 
The cyber threat to our nation's infrastructure is real. This episode talks about another security incident with a local water supply and what could have happened if they didn't catch the guy. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Security…
 
People hack all the time for many reasons. This story is unique because it's about a mother and daughter team but why they were hacking. This episode goes into how they did it and what happened to them. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can fin…
 
Insider threats are just a big of a risk to your company as external threats when you look at the statistics. This episode talks about a case study where an internal employee stole $100 million worth of trade secrets and how it was done. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Securi…
 
This week another social media platform had a large amount of user data offered online. LinkedIn had 500 million users' information put up for sale. However, this data was not gathered through a breach but through scraping. This episode talks about the difference. Be aware, be safe. Check your email: https://cybernews.com/personal-data-leak-check/ …
 
This week's tools, tips, and tricks talk about a new feature on HaveIBeenPwned.com. You can now search for your phone number. This episode talks about why this was added and why you should go search right now to see if you are a victim. Source - https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast wit…
 
Password vaults are the best solution to maintain and secure your account's credentials and other sensitive data. What do you do if you are unable to access your accounts due to illness or death? How do others get access? This episode talks about some options you can do to allow access to those accounts. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon …
 
Last week the U.S. Strategic Command send out a cryptic tweet. This caused concern and conspiracies to fly wild on what it meant. This episode talks about this, what it was and how it happened. The reason is humorous. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Wh…
 
Listenable is a resource full of a mirco-learning lessons on a wide range of topics. I have created a Cybersecurity course but I have also found many other lessons I found valuable. This episode talks about the site and what you can find on it. Note - This is not a sponsored episode, just me talking about it. 10 Cybersecurity Tips - https://listena…
 
A collection of Facebook user information has been put up for sale. This is a huge leak, 533 million people are impacted. This episode talks about what kinds of data are in the leak and where you can go to see if you are impacted. Have I Been Pwned Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - K…
 
Security In Five took a little break. This bonus episode talks about where I was, what I was doing and when I'll be back with regular episodes. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Security In Five —————— Security In Five Reddit Channel r…
 
After 4 years I am going to take an extended vacation from the show. It's Spring Break time and this episode talks about things I have in the works for future episodes and what's to come in April. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can find Secu…
 
Password practices is vital and the easiest improvement you can make with your security posture. Using a password vault is the best way to maintain that and Dropbox will soon offer theirs for free. This episode talks about the features this version will have and why you should try it out if you aren't using a vault today. Be aware, be safe. Become …
 
Microsoft has depreciated their Edge Legacy browser and now the clock is ticking. This episode talks about what you should do if you still use the old Edge and what will happen if you ignore the update. Be aware, be safe. Become A Patron! Patreon Page *** Support the podcast with a cup of coffee *** - Ko-Fi Security In Five —————— Where you can fin…
 
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