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Chris Parker, the founder of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, interviews guests and tells real-life stories about topics to open your eyes to the danger and traps lurking in the real world, ranging from online scams and frauds to everyday situations where people are trying to take advantage of you—for their gain and your loss. Our goal is to educate and equip you, so you learn how to spot the warnings signs of trouble, take quick action, and lower the risk of becoming a victim.
 
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Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb Today we’re going to discuss a few different things. For the news we will discuss the new Raspberry Pi 400 and look at a Holiday Pre-Order Round-Up just in time for the holidays. After the news we will talk to Jack Rhysider who hosts the wonderful Darknet Diaries podcast. Then, Ian will deligh…
 
Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb Today we’re going to discuss some new advanced chip packaging tech from TSMC and take a look at Amazon Sidewalk. Following the news we will interview Renee Small. She’s a super recruiter with a lot of insight. Ian will then tell us how to make some crepes and we will review Google Stadia and S…
 
With Giving Tuesday right around the corner, it is important to make sure that the money we give gets to the causes we are passionate about. In the midst of the season of giving, scammers are working to get as much of your charity as they can. Today’s guests are Michael Thatcher and Zachary Weinsteiger. Michael leads Charity Navigator and its effor…
 
Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb Today we’re going to discuss some news that will interest those in Enterprise settings with Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for November. We will also talk about how GoDaddy got socially engineered. Following the news we will hear the second part of our interview with Ian Clark and then our own Ian …
 
As cybercrime grows more sophisticated day by day, so do technical defenses. But great technology is no match for an employee clicking on a simple phishing email. Psychological security is designed to protect the human mind from manipulation that leads to compromises. Today’s guest is Adam Anderson. Adam is chairman of the board for Hook Security a…
 
Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb This week we’re going to talk about Apple’s new M1 chips and the devices they’re being slotted into. We’ll also discuss how ransomware is turning to social media to fill the coffers. After the news, we will have an interview with Ian Clarke, a young up and comer with some advice for those ente…
 
What is it like to be a world-renowned cybercriminal and what motivates them? Today’s guest referred to as the original internet Godfather shares his experience running a cybercriminal empire, going on the run, and ultimately turning his life around. Brett Johnson was responsible for refining modern financial cybercrime as we know it today. After b…
 
Embezzlement is on the rise, but only a few incidents ever get reported to law enforcement. Why do people steal and how are they doing it? What can business owners do to help prevent these crimes and what should they do if they suspect them? Our guest today is Kelly Paxton. She has more than 25 years of investigation experience and is a certified f…
 
Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb Today we’re going to discuss a ransomware threat to the healthcare sector and Ian’s take on a new iPhone he just received. We’ll then hear an awesome interview with the creator of Darknet Diaries, Jack Rhysider. Following that Ian will teach us all how to warm up this week with some Peanut But…
 
With the cost of surveillance and mass information gathering becoming cheaper and easier, laws are struggling to keep pace. Who is fighting for transparency and working to protect your digital rights? Our guest today is Danny O’Brien. Danny has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. He co-founded the Open Rights Grou…
 
In February 2018, during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea, a cyber attack struck, wiping out a lot of the Olympic’s digital infrastructure. Teams rushed to get things back up, but it was bad. Malware had repeatedly wiped the domain controllers rendering a lot of the network unusable. Who would do such a thing? We will talk with Andy G…
 
Join our Discord Server Now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb This week we are going to talk about some big news for Google. They’re looking to gain some 1990s Microsoft status by dominating the search industry, according to the DOJ. We will then discuss some new features in the new Windows 10 October update. Microsoft Edge is now going to use a new back…
 
The pandemic has taken an economic toll on millions of lives. People are struggling, people want to help, and others are looking to take advantage of both. Before panicking about your bills or giving to the latest charitable cause, you need to listen to this episode to make sure your money is going where you think it is. Our guest today is Dori Zin…
 
We have a Discord Server! Join now! https://discord.gg/gtzGJTb Today we’re going to discuss Zoom’s End-to-End Encryption and a Microsoft Patch Tuesday worth paying attention to. Afterwards, we will sit down for our second interview with Gerald Auger and even discuss some of his work with NIST. Following that we will learn how to make some homemade …
 
Information security is not just technical. There is a human aspect involved and fixing that is more than just identification and awareness. Our guest today is Ira Winkler. Ira is the president of Secure Mentem and the author of the book You Can Stop Stupid. He is referred to as the modern-day James Bond, given his skills both physically and techni…
 
This is the story about how someone hacked into JP Morgan Chase, one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. It’s obvious why someone would want to break into a bank right? Well the people who hacked into this bank, did not do it for obvious reasons. The hackers are best described as knaves. Which are tricky, deceitful fellows. Sponsors…
 
Today we will be discussing some questionable ransomware legislation from the federal government and how it could have some unintended consequences. We will also talk about a topic all of us Engineers love, Cyber Security Awareness Month! Following the news we will hear from Gerald Auger and the impact he is making within Cyber Security. We will th…
 
With the 2020 elections right around the corner, do you know who is trying to influence you and how they’re doing it? Listen on to learn about the ins and outs of disinformation, misinformation, interference, and influence. Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, and advanced technology. His …
 
This is a bonus episode from the creators of the Back From the Future Show. They had additional material from their time spent with Jose Olaya and this turned into a special bonus interview with Jose. The post Sp. 00 – Bonus Interview with Jose Olaya appeared first on Back From The Future.By Ian Trimble and DJ Moore
 
This week we are presented with the opportunity to talk with all of our fellow engineers about AT&T’s expansion troubles, a coding mistake in an update that affected Microsoft’s WSL2, and the MP3 turned 25 this year. After the news we will get into our second interview with Jose Olaya. Plus, we may have a little bonus interview following our episod…
 
With more and more dating moving online, how do we separate real honest people from those who are misrepresenting themselves and the outright scammers? Our guest today is Kezia Noble. Kezia is a leading female dating and attraction expert for men and author of the bestselling book The Noble Art of Seducing Women. Kezia’s company helps clients learn…
 
From 2009 to 2013 the communication channels the CIA uses to contact assets in foreign countries was compromised. This had terrifying consequences. Guests this episodes are Jenna McLaughlin and Zach Dorfman. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Th…
 
Today we’re going to discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax, which means Bethesda is now an XBOX property. We will also look into a new look for Wikipedia. It will be a slow go and interesting... The post Ep. 23 – Microsoft and Bethesda, Wikipedia, Jose Olaya, Garlic Mahi-Mahi, Malware Bazaar, Calibre, and Leave a Tip appeared first on Back Fro…
 
Have you ever received calls either at work or at home where the caller wants you to verify some information about yourself or someone else in the company? This could just be someone updating their records or it could be the start of social engineering. Our guest today is Jack Rhysider. Jack is the host of the podcast DarkNet Diaries: True Stories …
 
Today we get to discuss the future of TikTok and some cool new features in IOS 14. Will Apple buy TikTok? Then we have an interview with Wilson Bautista. If you know someone who is... The post Ep. 22 – TikTok, iOS 14, Wilson Bautista, Cheesy Shrimp & Grits, Yubikey, KotOR Bundle, The Social Dilemma, and Netcat appeared first on Back From The Future…
 
2020 has been a wild year. You may have already forgotten about the Great Twitter Heist, but we haven't. We put together the full story of the hack of some of the worlds most prominent Twitter users and talk about its consequences for social media going forward. Creator/ Host/ Writer: Jacob Biesiada Producer/ Co-Host/ Writer: Dayton Williams…
 
If your reputation or the reputation of your business gets trashed online, it can have a lasting impact. But there are things that you can do today to limit the impact of negative online statements about you and some of them are easier than you might expect. Our guest today is Chris Silver Smith. Chris is the CEO of Argent Media, a marketing agency…
 
In this show we will discuss a recent cyber attack on the Baton Rouge Clinic. Yes, the same one that some of our fellow Engineers use. We will also talk about Epic’s battle with Apple... The post Ep. 21 – Baton Rouge Clinic, Epic vs Apple, Eddie Thomason, Easy Bruschetta, Anymail Finder, Cable Management, and Leave a Tip appeared first on Back From…
 
Conspiracy theories are all crazy, right? Well, maybe not. There’s some history as to why so many people believe in them. What we really need is a conspiracy theory detection kit and that’s what we have in today’s episode. Our guest today is Dr. Michael Shermer. Dr. Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, the host of the Science Salo…
 
Today we’re going to discuss the anti-climatic future of TikTok. Was it secretly developed by Elon Musk and sold to the Chinese, only to be licensed back to us? Will we ever know the truth?... The post Ep. 20 – TikTok, Tesla, Eddie Thomason, Low-Carb Pizza, WinDynamicDesktop, BGInfo, SSD PCI Card, and Cheat.sh appeared first on Back From The Future…
 
People speak of the Darkweb as if it is some looming cohesive shadow of the internet. In this episode we take a look at its history and how it and the rest of the internet has changed over time. Guest: Jack Rhysider from Darknet Diaries listen to his podcast here https://darknetdiaries.com/ Creator/ Host/ Writer: Jacob Biesiada Producer/ Co-Host/ W…
 
Long gone are the days of companies giving away coolers on college campuses when students would sign up for high-interest credit cards. Unfortunately, there are still sneaky promotions, fine print, and ways these companies take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Our guest today is Sara Rathner. Sara is a NerdWallet travel and credit cards expert.…
 
It is recommend to listen to episodes 53 “Shadow Brokers”, 71 “FDFF”, and 72 “Bangladesh Bank Heist” before listening to this one. In May 2017 the world fell victim to a major ransomware attack known as WannaCry. One of the victims was UK’s national health service. Security researchers scrambled to try to figure out how to stop it and who was behin…
 
In this episode we’re going to see what list of companies want to purchase TikTok this week. Will it be Amazon? Will Microsoft cheat on Twitter? Will Wal-Mart get involved? The saga continues with our... The post Ep. 19 – TikTok, Neuralink, Cybersecurity with Vanessa Sekati, Crock-Pot Chicken, Windows 95, Plex Pass, and Wget appeared first on Back …
 
To what extremes are you willing to go for complete privacy and security? No one takes privacy as seriously as today’s guest, John McAfee. John McAfee is known for founding McAfee Antivirus, being a crypto currency evangelist and a privacy activist. In this episode, John shares the lengths he goes to protect his own privacy with significant unexpec…
 
Thanks for joining again on this Sunday, August 23, 2020. We come back every week to remind you that the cloud is just someone else’s computer. Today we are going to discuss a quick update... The post Ep. 18 – TikTok, Ann Syrdal, Cybersecurity with Vanessa Sekati, Morning Brew, Crysis, Setapp, and Civilization VI appeared first on Back From The Fut…
 
Twenty years ago, cybersecurity was something that only nerds talked about. Now cybersecurity has gone mainstream. Listen in as we talk about common scams, the recent Twitter hack, and organized crime with Graham Cluley from The Smashing Security Podcast. Graham Cluley has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990’s. He wa…
 
A bank robbery with the objective to steal 1 billion dollars. This is the story of the largest bank robbery in history. And it was all done over a computer. Our guest this episode was Geoff White. Learn more about him at geoffwhite.tech. Check out Geoff’s new book Crime Dot Com. Affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1789142857/ref=as_li…
 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve rapidly changed the way we work, how we play, and how we’re educated. This sudden shift leaves us and our families exposed to privacy and security risks we previously hadn’t thought about or planned for. Listen up for any blindspots you might have. Our guest today is Rebecca Herold. Rebecca, also known as The …
 
This week we will be discussing a ban on TikTok in the US, Microsoft’s attempt to take over TikTok’s US-based operations, and some ways the NSA recommends to protect your privacy. We also have a... The post Ep. 16 – Ready Your Resume with Richard Drosin appeared first on Back From The Future.By Ian Trimble and DJ Moore
 
I’m contacted by people on a regular basis who believe that their devices have been compromised and that they’re being stalked and spied on. Sometimes they’ve misinterpreted what they’re looking at but sometimes they are actually being digitally stalked. Find out what to do about it in this episode. Today’s guest is John Bambenek. John is the Vice …
 
Welcome back on this easy Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. This week we have a great show in store for you. We’re going to discuss the difficulties faced by The Internet Archive over how they were... The post Ep. 15 – Development 102 with Kyle St Jean appeared first on Back From The Future.By Ian Trimble and DJ Moore
 
I’ve been telling people for years that they need to implement two-factor authentication wherever possible. Now that you’ve done that, imagine the havoc that would happen if those security codes were sent to somebody else enabling them to access your email, social media accounts, and worse your bank accounts. It is called SIM swapping, porting out,…
 
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