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How Your iPhone Can Be Hacked - IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge - Crypto Scams Soar - Morgan Stanley fined millions - Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Release Date: 10/08/2022

Crack the Code: Mastering Windows Security and Digital Clean-Up Tactics show art Crack the Code: Mastering Windows Security and Digital Clean-Up Tactics

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

In the fast-paced world of technology, your Windows device needs the ultimate defense against cyber threats. I've revamped the guide, diving deep into the realms of anti-virus protection, cybersecurity, and online privacy. Here's your roadmap to a digitally clean and secure future: Windows Defender vs. Norton vs. Malwarebytes: Uncover the strengths and limitations of each superhero in the battle against cyber villains. The War Against Malware: Arm yourself with knowledge on the latest malware trends and the tools to combat them effectively. Guarding Your Cyber Fortress: Explore...

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Boost Online Privacy: A Cyber Spring Clean show art Boost Online Privacy: A Cyber Spring Clean

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Is your digital realm resembling a messy attic? Files overflowing like forgotten knick-knacks, an inbox resembling a confetti blizzard, and social media feeds choked with digital dust bunnies? Fear not, fellow data denizens, for spring cleaning season has arrived – and this year, we're reclaiming our online peace of mind! But unlike dusting cobwebs and decluttering drawers, taming our digital wilderness requires a different arsenal. Forget brooms and vacuum cleaners – we're talking AI-powered assistants, data-detective hounds, and even a digital shredder for those long-dormant devices...

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Beyond Delete: The Ultimate Guide to Shredding Sensitive Digital Trails show art Beyond Delete: The Ultimate Guide to Shredding Sensitive Digital Trails

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Hey there cyber enthusiasts! Ever wondered how to transform your digital space into a fortress of security? Well, buckle up, because we've crafted the ultimate guide to help you declutter, fortify, and defend your digital realm. Our mission: to make cybersecurity engaging and effective, without drowning you in techno-jargon. Check out these key points we've covered: Wi-Fi Wonders: Unveiling the mysteries of Wi-Fi security to ensure your online activities remain secure from prying eyes. Password Power: Dive into the world of password protection, unlocking the secrets to crafting...

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Securing Your Digital Realm: The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit Unveiled! show art Securing Your Digital Realm: The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit Unveiled!

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

In the vast landscape of the digital world, safeguarding your online presence is paramount. Welcome to another episode of TechTalk with Craig Peterson, where today, we unravel the secrets to fortifying your digital realm with "The Ultimate Cybersecurity First-Aid Kit." Decrypting Wi-Fi Woes Our journey begins with the cornerstone of your digital fortress: Wi-Fi encryption. No secret stays safe forever, and that includes your Wi-Fi password. We delve into the importance of encrypting your Wi-Fi, ensuring that your digital stronghold remains impenetrable. Password Party Extravaganza "abc123"...

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The Mobile Malware Menace: Protecting Against Evolving Threats show art The Mobile Malware Menace: Protecting Against Evolving Threats

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

In today's fast-paced digital age, staying ahead of the curve is not just an advantage; it's a necessity. From the electrifying world of electric vehicles to the intricate web of mobile security, and the visionary influence of Elon Musk, there's a lot to unpack. Join us on this insightful journey as we explore key topics that are shaping the future of technology. 1. Electric Vehicles (EVs): Paving the Way for a Green Future The surge in popularity of electric vehicles is undeniable. We delve into the latest advancements, innovations, and the environmental impact of EVs, providing you with a...

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Scan Smart, Stay Safe: Mastering the Art of QR Code Defense show art Scan Smart, Stay Safe: Mastering the Art of QR Code Defense

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

In a world dominated by QR codes, the risk of falling prey to digital tricksters is on the rise. Fear not, fellow entrepreneurs, for we've decoded the secrets to outsmarting these cyber hosers and keeping your digital fortress secure! QR Code Unveiled: Understanding the Basics Let's kick things off with a deep dive into the world of QR codes. Learn what makes them tick and how scammers exploit these seemingly innocent codes to compromise your cybersecurity. The Rise of AI and Its Role in QR Code Shenanigans Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new era, and unfortunately,...

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Digital Media Ownership Debunked: The Tactical Octopus Unveiled show art Digital Media Ownership Debunked: The Tactical Octopus Unveiled

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital media, the illusion of ownership can be shattered with a single tactical move. Recently, the PlayStation community experienced a rude awakening when paid content was abruptly removed - and no refunds were given. This underscores a widespread issue: do you own the digital shows and movies you 'bought'? Topics Explored in the Article: Tactical Octopus Unveiled: Delve into the intricate tactics used in the digital realm that challenge the perception of ownership. IRS Alert: Explore the unexpected connection between the IRS and your digital...

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Digital Armor: Safeguarding Your Online Presence with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari show art Digital Armor: Safeguarding Your Online Presence with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Securing your online activities in today’s digital world is a top priority, and the trio of web browsers—Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari—stand as formidable guardians against cyber threats. Let's embark on a journey into the intricacies of these browsers' advanced protection features to fortify your online experience. Chrome's Shielding Arsenal Google Chrome takes the lead with robust security measures. From safeguarding against phishing attempts to fortifying defenses against ransomware attacks, Chrome stands tall as a digital fortress. Explore its advanced protection features to...

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Unmasking Gift Card Scams: A Growing Online Threat Exposed! show art Unmasking Gift Card Scams: A Growing Online Threat Exposed!

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Unmasking Gift Card Scams: A Growing Online Threat Exposed! Gift card scams are prowling the digital landscape, targeting unsuspecting online shoppers like never before. In this article, we'll dive deep into the murky waters of online scams involving gift cards, Amazon, credit cards, and more. Buckle up, because the world of online shopping is not as secure as it seems. Signs You're Being Scammed These online tricksters have mastered the art of deception: Too-good-to-be-true offers Urgent demands for payment via gift cards Threatening legal action if you don't pay up - yikes! (It isn’t the...

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Click Like a Pro: Insider Tips for Safe Online Shopping show art Click Like a Pro: Insider Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Craig Peterson - Secure Your Business, Your Privacy, and Save Your Sanity

Hey savvy shoppers, gather 'round for a tale as vital as your grandma's pie recipe! Ever felt the sting of an online shopping scam? Fear not, I've got the lowdown on dodging those traps. Let's kick things off with a cautionary yarn and dive into the nitty-gritty. Spotting a Phony Website: Detective hat on! Check URLs for weird symbols and misspellings. A padlock symbol next to the URL is a good sign. Evaluating Sellers on eBay and Etsy: eBay and Etsy, our online treasure troves! Check seller ratings, reviews, and authentic photos. Don't fall for smoke and mirrors. Buying Big Ticket Items:...

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How Your iPhone Can Be Hacked -
IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge -
Crypto Scams Soar -
Morgan Stanley fined millions -
Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback

Cyber…

Can your iPhone be hacked? What we know about iOS security

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2022/09/19/can-iphone-be-hacked-what-know-ios-security/

How can an iPhone be hacked?

  • Sideloaded apps
  • Fake apps in the App Store
  • Calendar invites
  • Configuration profiles

How can you tell if your iPhone has been hacked?

  • Battery levels
  • Data
  • Strange “things”

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IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/irs-warns-of-industrial-scale/

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned US taxpayers of an “exponential” increase in text-based phishing attempts and urged users to report campaigns to help the government disrupt them.

Spoofed to appear as if sent from the IRS, these text messages often use lures like fake COVID relief, tax credits or help setting up an IRS online account.

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Crypto Scams Soar

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/crypto-scams-soar-as-domains-surge/

Cryptocurrency scams are set to explode after researchers detected a 335% increase in registered domains in the first half of 2022.

Although most fake sites target English and Spanish speakers, 63% were registered with Russian registrars.

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Ransomware Affiliates Adopt Data Destruction

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ransomware-affiliates-adopt-data/

Ransomware affiliates appear to be dabbling with new data destruction capabilities to evade detection, increase their chances of getting paid and minimize the opportunities for developing decrypter tools.

In this tool version, the attacker attempts to corrupt files in the victim’s system following filtration rather than encrypt them as usual.

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Morgan Stanley fined millions for selling off devices full of customer Personal Information

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2022/09/23/morgan-stanley-fined-millions-for-selling-off-devices-full-of-customer-pii/

Morgan Stanley, which bills itself in its website title tag as the “global leader in financial services” and states in the opening sentence of its main page that “clients come first,” has been fined $35,000,000 by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

…for selling off old hardware devices online, including thousands of disk drives still loaded with personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to its clients.

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Power…

Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback all around the world

https://fee.org/articles/why-nuclear-power-is-quietly-making-a-big-comeback-all-around-the-world/

In California, France, Japan, Germany, and beyond, nuclear power is suddenly all the rage.

Gov. Gavin Newsom spearheaded an eleventh-hour effort to pass legislation to extend a lifeline to Diablo Canyon. This 2,250-megawatt nuclear plant supplies 8 percent of the energy produced in the Golden State.

Under pressure from lawmakers and environmental activists, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) agreed in 2016 to decommission Diablo when its operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. But in light of the recent energy policy environment, California lawmakers had second thoughts.