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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Release Date: 10/22/2019

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Craig Peterson 
Mama, this was a great interview this morning. I'm so happy. I was able to do this and share it. And I love when I get listener feedback. Of course, Craig Peterson here, and I was on with Mr. Polito this morning. We've covered three different topics and I went into some depth, you know, the you guys sometimes you have the most brilliant questions, right? I have this big problem of I've been doing too long and a little bit too deeply. And so I get these questions. So, Jim got a question or from a question from a listener via this whole VPN discussion that's been kind of ongoing for a while and that I did on Facebook here this last week. And man, he had a different angle I hadn't thought of before. Here we go with Jim Polito

Jim Polito
Sleeping in like the Dark Knight, right? In a nick of time to rescue us all our good friend and Tech Talk guru. Craig Peterson. Good morning, sir.

Craig Peterson 
Hey, good morning,

Jim Polito
Craig. We got to talk about surfing the web without leaving a trail or awake. I've got a question for you about VPN from a listener. I've got to bring up this first. I don't know if you heard earlier in the show. But somebody assumed my identity online. And is perpetrating a scam?

Craig Peterson
Yeah, I heard that. It happened to me too.

Jim Polito 
Yeah. Is that awful? And I mean, you know, we were raised a quarter a nearly a quarter of a million dollars last week for the Shriners hospitals for children in Springfield. And now somebody who's going around, they created a an online profile and their direct messaging people and saying, hey, contribute to the Shriners Use this link. And obviously it's a scammers link and it's disgusting. And we've got actually I got the attention of the number one social media person in the whole company is working on it, which is great. Maybe I'll get a blue check on Instagram out of this because I have a blue check on Twitter and Facebook. Maybe I'll get an Instagram blue check. What do you think?

Craig Peterson 
I got one as well. I had a guy who was saying he was sending out emails to bands to these small upstart bands trying to make some money right get out music business. And what he was doing is he was representing himself as me contacting these bands and saying that I was the guy at I heart media, who brings brings new bands on in order to give them some publicity and he's basically playing you remember the old game right a little pay yo la where you Me and I'll spin your record during my show. And so I was the guy for all of my heart media that we evaluate these new bands and whether or not they're worth airing. It's just amazing. But some of these bands, these guys, were smart enough to go to my website, find me and reach out to me. And so I went and I applied for blue check. I noticed this happened to a lot of people because I worked with a number of different media people, and they've had similar things happen to them and I said, Hey, I went straight to Facebook. I filled out their forums, I did the same thing for Twitter filled out the forums. I said, hey, there's a guy out there who's scamming artists and saying that I'm the guy at I Heart Radio that does all of this. And you know, a cursory glance is going to show I am kind of a media guy. Media. Yeah. And I never got a blue check out of it. So I You know, I don't know, maybe it's because I'm on the libertarian conservative scale. But I don't know.

Jim Polito
I got mine when I worked at Fox News. And so, you know, even though that's, you know, considered the conservative new news network, I didn't get it when I was doing this here. And I got it when I was on Fox. So I don't know we'll see. But it's terrible. And I've been spreading the word all morning and you know, people who know me know I really don't direct message that often. I rarely direct message even to friends. So it's not it's hopefully nobody gets sucked in by this scam.

Craig Peterson 
Let me add something to about direct messages. And that is nowadays the whole dm thing can be automated. There are bots that you can use the very cheap, very easy to use, that allow you to communicate with people via direct message, and so the some of these bad guys, that's exactly what they're doing. They're trying to assume an identity. Yeah, that's fairly popular that you find who's following that person. And then they try and dm those people. Yeah, it's, yeah, it's really bad. Yeah,

Jim Polito
I feel bad. Especially for the Shriners because they're doing everything they can to raise money and to help a lot of kids. And to have somebody try to cash in on that. It's just disgusting. You know, it's a special place in hell for you for doing that. So, I'll keep you posted on how this progresses. But let me ask you about VPN. Brian, who is a listener? He said I have a question for Craig Peterson. How will his solution the VPN impact a work from home VPN into my employer. So you were talking about creating a VPN button. He's already got one with his employer. How would having to VPN impact him?

Craig Peterson
What a great question. I love it.

Jim Polito
Yeah, it is. 

Craig Peterson
I hadn't really kind of thought of that before. Of course, he might have that problem. Here's what I've been doing, Jim, I haven't mentioned this on your show. But it's been kind of I'm to tee under the radar because I'm practicing if you will. But everyday last week, I did a Facebook Live on my page. And you can get to my Facebook page by going to Craig peterson.com slash Facebook. And I spent the week last week talking about VPN. So I almost every day last week I did a thing on VPN and this week, I am doing a whole week here on mobile security what you can do with your mobile device. And then Thursday this Thursday. And again, this has all been kind of under the radar. I should probably tell more people about it. But I'm going to have a special, absolutely free. 100%. Free, masterclass live on the PNO that people can join, you know, home users, small business, whatever it is okay, and I'm going to take questions, LIVE, I'm going to answer them. These things typically run an hour to an hour and a half long when I do them. So, yeah, I'll have to let them know. I'll send an email out to the people today and I'll send a text, let them know how to how to get on that feeling kind of under the radar VPN are not necessarily what you think they are. And I yell and scream at the radio when I hear these misleading ads for VPN. There, there are companies out there who will remain nameless, right? Now that is completely misrepresenting what they can do with their VPN services. And by the way, three of the top VPN services this week it was disclosed that they were all hacked and all of the private information was launched. Ok. So number one, Jim, AE and anyone else who wants to know more can go to my Facebook page again Craig Peterson com slash Facebook. So that's from my website it'll take you to my Facebook page. And once your because someone stole my slice Craig Peterson on Facebook if you can believe that, and I never got it back. Yeah, so Craig Peterson dot com slash Facebook and that will take to the right place and you can go back to you can look at those videos this week. We are talking about mobile threats for your mobile phones and Okay, and I got a lot of stuff, but it's specifically the answer to his question. If he's working from home, and you're using your business VPN to work from home, you should Do not use any other VPN at the same time. Okay, so you can, you can have to you can, but don't use them both at the same time.

Jim Polito 
Exactly right. Definitely fit for the business, right? 

Craig Peterson

Definitely fit for the business, right? Yeah, having one is good having to is not necessarily better. And when you're working from home the idea for your businesses, they want to keep their data safe. They don't want data piggybacking over the VPN. So just straight up, use the business VPN, which is what I recommend anyways, for business people always have a VPN at your office that you can use and your employees and you etc, can connect to it. Do not let your vendors connect to it, because then you have other security problems, but that's part of what we're covering in the whole VPN thing.

Jim Polito
All right, we're talking with Craig Peterson, a tech talk guru. All right. Listen to this, because he's going to explain to you now how to go on On the Internet, and not have a trail following you awake, because every time you go on, you know, everybody knows where you're going and what you're doing. And as far as the other stuff at the end of this segment, Craig will give you a number to text My name to standard data rates and text rates apply. But you'll be able to get all the information he's talking about. So Craig, how do I not go to Google and put something in and yet be able to go online and look for things?

Craig Peterson
Yeah, the whole traceability is always been an issue. And there's a few ways to do it depending on how private you really want it to be. For the average user, who wants the the utmost in not being tracked, and at the same time, have it be fairly simple, okay, which they kind of conflict a little bit but it's not too bad. I really recommend something called the Epic browser E-P-I-C. And the epic browser is based on Google's Chrome browser, but they've removed all of the cookie stuff that's being used to track you where you're going what you're looking at. So that way Danny won't get on the sidebars all this crazy stuff. He asked to look up for you, in the morning

Jim Polito
I know because I asked him to look up for some look up some crazy stuff.

Craig Peterson
Yeah, exactly. E-P-I-C and epic browser.com is where you'll find it online. Now, if you are and I know we've had people who are listeners who are in this next boat, and that is they are trying to help and communicate with friends and relatives who are in countries that closely monitor what's being said, okay, you know, I I'm, I can guarantee you that I could never get a visa to China because Because of things I say on my website, right? But there's a lot of people that that really, really don't want to be tracked online. Yeah, well, the way to do this, this is not what I would use for banking. Okay, there, which is a little bit different again. But the way to do this, if you really don't want to be tracked and you want to communicate with relatives or friends who might be in these socialist countries around the world, there's something called the Tor Browser TOR. Okay, and this is the Tor Browser, the onion network, you should probably do a little training on this one to visit. slightly more difficult to use but not too bad. It is available for iOS, it's available for Android for Macs and for Windows. So it's out there, but the to our browser is the ultimate in online anonymity. In this day and age.

Jim Polito 
Now, I have to give up a little something. For this convenience, don't die.

Craig Peterson
Yeah, you do. Yeah. It's not going to be as fast as the other browsers, that's for sure. You're not going to have a setting saved because it's not letting the cookies go through in most cases. Yeah. And, and you are with you're using the Tor Browser, you're part of the dark web. You

Jim Polito
You know, wait a minute.

Craig Peterson
Yeah.

Jim Polito
So this is the way that you know, we're using it so that we can hide from advertisers and the like, and the government. But dark web was really created by our government to provide an outlet for people in repressive countries like China, who want to be able to communicate, and their country controls the regular web. Right?

Craig Peterson
Exactly. Right. That is exactly what this is the TOR browser uses that dark web network that was established and is still maintained by the US federal government. So if you have family in Venezuela, nowadays, even Brazil to Iran, Russia, China, the Tor browser is the way to go online. It's a way for them to go online as well. She's governments keep trying to shut it down. But our I think it's the Navy that actually maintains the infrastructures of few million dollars a year cost them, but they are they're constantly working at odds with these oppressive regimes around the world. So how There you go.

Jim Polito
All right. Hey, this sounds great. Now, how do folks get this information? Well, you text My name to

Craig Peterson
855-385-5553. So you can just text Jim, or your question to me at 855 385 5553

Jim Polito
Standard data and tax rates apply and Craig Peterson will not hack you. And he will protect your information. Craig, this was a big help. Thank you so much.

Craig Peterson
You're welcome. And again, if people want to see that stuff on VPN, just go to my Facebook page and you can find that Craig Peters on comm slash Facebook

Jim Polito
And Man, Brian, the listener says thanks for answering that question about VPN. All right. Thank you, Craig, talk to you next week. Craig Peterson, everybody flies in in the nick of time, a final word when we return. You're listening to the Jim Pulito show your safe space.

Craig
Hey, and I appreciate you guys too. And the questions you have I don't want you to feel left out. Okay, this, this wasn't just about Jim's listeners. And I hope you're joining me this week for the VPN master class and then also of course for my friends Facebook Lives that I'm doing pretty much every day, but won't be doing it Thursday because that's what I'm planning the master class. Take care everybody. Talk to you later. Bye-bye

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