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AS HEARD ON NH Today with Jack Heath WGIR-AM 610: Critical Patches and Some Good Economic News

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Release Date: 09/21/2020

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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Good morning everybody! I was on WGAN this morning with Matt Gagnon and started off this morning talking about Iran and the letters sent to some of US Voters. They were purported to be from the Proud Boys but were from Iran.  We also discussed a bit about Election Hacking and then got into, How safe are our USBs? Here we go with Matt. These and more tech tips, news, and updates just visit - CraigPeterson.com --- Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Typically what's been happening is that the polling places go to the Secretary of State's website, enter in the...

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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Welcome! Good morning, everybody. I was on WTAG this morning with Jim Polito.  We got into a lengthy discussion about some letters purported to be to democrats from the proud boys. Then we talked about Hunter Biden and recycling phones. Here we go with Jim. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit - ---  Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] In the US, it says you will vote for Trump on election day, or we will come after you. No, this is really scary. It's reached voters and multiple States. Now, obviously, as I said, the Feds are involved. Hello...

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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Welcome, Good Monday morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Scott Spradling on NH Today. We discussed the threatening Email and letters being received by voters and where they came from. We talked about Google search terms. Then we discussed why The National Guard has been called up in Lousiana to deal with Ransomware. We wrapped up today's discussion with election security in the light of revelations by the FBI and DHS about Nation-State Actors accessing our election systems through known vulnerabilities in the Secretary of State Websites. Here we go with Scott.  These...

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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Craig gets into some detail about why Hunter Biden's laptop that he took to a shop and never picked up is now in the hands of the FBI/DOJ and the things he did wrong when he took it in for service -- and no -- it has nothing to do with Russia. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Yeah, I'm sure you heard about Hunter Biden, and what happened with his computer when he took it in for repairs? How about your computer? We'll be getting into that right away, right off the top. And then...

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Craig Peterson - America's Leading Security Coach

Craig continues his explanation about computer repairs and what you can and must do to protect your data and privacy. Back up your data! Also, the proper way to destroy old disks. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Do you know, what's on your computer? Do you know what they do with it? At some of these repair shops that you take your computer when it gets slow and something breaks? When you're just trying to figure it out? What the heck is happening here, man? We've got an...

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Craig continues his explanation of what you need to do if you have to take your computer to a shop to be repaired. This segment covers encryption. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] We're going to talk right now a little bit more about removing that personal data before you send it in for repair and a couple of other things that you need to know about your rights when it comes to repairs. Hey, you're listening to Craig Peterson. Thanks for joining us today. Next up is probably...

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Craig explains why DHS and the FBI are warning us about Election Hacking and why it individual State Website Security is the culprit. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] We've talked about the potential here of hackers getting into our election systems and what are they going to be able to do?  No, I've never been really big on this, but now FBI and DHS, well they're both disagreeing with me. Hey everybody. Welcome back. You're listening to Craig Peterson. I've talked about...

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Craig discusses how the IRS gets around collecting data on US Citizens.  They buy the information from these private Data Aggregators like our friends at Equifax - who by the way collect tons of information on you without your permission (you have no say in what information they collect) and then sell it! For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson (2): [00:00:00] Coming up in this hour, we're going to talk about the IRS. Yes. Investigated for using location data without a warrant. We're going to...

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In this very busy segment, Craig addresses a number of tech issues that are in the news right now. First off BEC scams.  Business Email Compromises are also commonly known as Spear Phishing scams and target executives.  In the past, many came from outside the US but this has changed.  Next, he discusses what happened with Excel and the loss of some Covid data.  Then he explains why the IRS is looking at Cryptocurrency on people's tax returns. So let's get into it! For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated...

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Craig discusses CLEAR and why what they are doing now is NOT a good idea. These biometric databases can be hacked just like any other database.  The Danger is - there is no way to guarantee 100% security of your data and if it gets hacked -- You can't change your biometrics! For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com --- --- Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson (2): [00:00:00] Hey, who has your biometric information? Is it really a problem? You've got your phone, you unlock with your face or your, maybe your fingerprint, your thumbprint....

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Good Monday morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Jack Heath and we discussed a critical patch that was announced on Friday and is so dangerous that the Fed's gave their system administrators until today to get their servers patched up.  Also, Microsoft announced 129 Critical patches on Tuesday -- Patch, Patch, Patch!  Then we talked about some good economic news. Here we go with Jack. 

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Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Hey, had a quick hit with Jack this morning up on New Hampshire today. We did talk a little bit about well, politics, really. What is going on with e-commerce and why did the federal government only give its own administrators 24 hours, basically to get this done? Zero log-on. Man, what a problem?

Jack Heath: [00:00:23] We appreciate it earlier. He yielded because of all the talk of the Supreme court, Craig Peterson, our tech talk guy with a quick moment or two on a tech talk point, or maybe tell us what his thoughts are when it comes to tech. Good morning.

Craig Peterson: [00:00:36] Hey, good morning, Jack. There is a huge warning that just came out.

It's unprecedented. This is from Homeland security. I've got to make sure that our listeners understand this. This came out Friday and they gave the federal government system administrators until today to patch windows, there is what's called a zero log-in vulnerability in windows servers. You can ask your tech people what that means, but bottom line check with them today. Make sure they know about this.

Microsoft released a hundred patches for 129 vulnerabilities, last Tuesday. This particular patch has been out now for about a month. Jack, we've got to make sure that people are patching and patching quickly. Get it done.

Some good news on the eCommerce retail front. They are expecting a thirty percent year over year increase in shopping online this year.

Black Friday might end up being truly a great day to go into the black for retailers again this year. Even with all of the people sitting at home, but maybe that's what spurred it in the first place.

Jack Heath: [00:01:48] Yeah. Who knows what that's going to look like? Right? From a retail online, you'd have to think the scales are online.

Craig Peterson: [00:01:55] Yes, they absolutely are. And they are seeing right now I'm looking at numbers showing some really big deals out there, but this is going to continue. The trend is expected to hit six and a half-trillion dollars here in about two more years, online sales. It's just growing dramatically and I think this whole COVID thing, shopping from home, really gave it a big kick in the pants.

We've got Walmart out there now just really going head to head with Amazon.

Jack Heath: [00:02:24] Oh, it's huge. I mean, you know, it used to be, you only heard about this during the holiday season, multiple packages on the porch. Take a walk in your neighborhood, the driving, the delivery people have been some of the busiest people of all time. Between Amazon, the post office, private deliverers. I mean, people will deliver packages to one resident sometimes it's like six times a day. That porch has packages. All right, Craig. Thank you.

Craig Peterson: [00:02:46] Take care.

This is an exciting week, but we are trying something new. We're going to be providing you with some training here, just real quick. I'm calling these our three-minute read and these there'll be emails. That'll be coming in your email box. If you already get my newsletter, you'll get my three-minute reads. It is going to help you out. So let me know what you think of these.

I had a lot of responses to over the weekend to our newsletter because we've got this new, Ask Craig column and people are asking. So that's really helping out with businesses and in a few people with some home issues. In fact, there was a big question. I am going to try and answer this week about home routers and some of the problems he's having.

So anyway, I'll keep an eye out, a big week this week, and Craig peterson.com/subscribe.

Take care, everybody. Bye-bye.

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