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Can You Secure Security Cameras? The Coming Green Energy Nightmare - Email Scams Hitting Businesses and Lonely Hearts

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

Release Date: 10/15/2022

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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Can You Secure Security Cameras? The Coming Green Energy Nightmare - Email Scams Hitting Businesses and Lonely Hearts

Scams…

Eight questions to ask yourself before getting a security camera

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2022/10/03/8-questions-ask-yourself-getting-home-security-camera/

Security cameras were once the preserve of the rich and famous. Now anyone can get their hands on one thanks to technological advances. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created a significant new market – for manufacturers of devices like connected doorbells and baby monitors and more sophisticated whole-of-property systems. Connected to home Wi-Fi networks, these devices allow owners to watch live video footage, record video for later, and receive alerts when out of the house.

Yet these same features can also expose households to new risks if the camera is compromised and the footage is leaked. Not all vendors have as big a focus on security and privacy as they should. That means you need to ask the right questions before starting.

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Romance scammer and BEC fraudster sent to prison for 25 years

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2022/10/04/romance-scammer-and-bec-fraudster-sent-to-prison-for-25-years/

Elvis Eghosa Ogiekpolor was jailed for 25 years in Atlanta, Georgia, for running a cybercrime group that scammed close to $10,000,000 in under two years from individuals and businesses caught up in the so-called romance and BEC scams.

BEC is short for business email compromise, an umbrella term for a form of online scam in which the attackers acquire login access to email accounts inside a company so that the fraudulent emails they send don’t just seem to come from the company they’re attacking, but do come from there.

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How a deepfake Mark Ruffalo scammed half a million dollars from a lonely heart

https://grahamcluley.com/how-a-deepfake-mark-ruffalo-scammed-half-a-million-dollars-from-a-lonely-heart/

The Asahi Shimbun reports that 74-year-old Manga artist Chikae Ide received an unsolicited message via Facebook in February 2018 from somebody claiming to be Ruffalo.

With help from some translation software, an initially skeptical Ide responded to the Hollywood actor, attaching a photograph of herself. An American friend of Ide subsequently questioned whether the person claiming to be Ruffalo was genuine, noting that he wrote: “like somebody who has not learned English.”

But, says Ide, a 30-second video call blew away any suspicions.

“I’m sure it was Mark himself behind the screen chatting with me,” Ide said.

Energy…

The Coming Green Electricity Nightmare

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/02/the-coming-green-electricity-nightmare/

What this net-zero transition would require:

How many millions of wind turbines, billions of solar panels, billions of EVs, backup batteries, millions of transformers, thousands of miles of transmission lines – sprawling across millions of acres of wildlife habitat, scenic and agricultural lands, and people’s once-placid backyards?

To cite just one example, just the 2,500 wind turbines needed for New York electricity (30,000 megawatts) would require nearly 110,000 tons of copper – which would necessitate mining, crushing, processing, and refining 25 million tons of copper ore … after removing some 40 million tons of overlying rock to reach the ore bodies. Multiply that times 50 states – and the entire world – plus transmission lines.

Spooks…

FLASHBACK: CIA Sabotaged Soviet Pipeline to Europe in 1982 - US Software Caused Massive Explosion in Siberian Pipeline Seen From Space

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/flashback-cia-sabotaged-soviet-pipeline-europe-1982-us-software-caused-massive-explosion-siberian-pipeline-seen-space/

Back in 1982, the CIA sabotaged a Soviet pipeline in Siberia. US software caused a gas pipeline explosion so large it could be seen in space. The Americans did not want the Europeans to purchase Soviet gas.

In January 1982, President Ronald Reagan approved a CIA plan to sabotage the economy of the Soviet Union through covert transfers of technology that contained hidden malfunctions, including software that later triggered a massive explosion in a Siberian natural gas pipeline, according to a memoir by a Reagan White House official.

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Former NSA Employee Faces Death Penalty for Selling Secrets

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ex--nsa-employee-faces-death-penalty-for-selling-secrets

When he left his job as an information systems security designer with the National Security Agency, Jareh Sebastian Dalke allegedly took a few classified documents with him. Stealing — and then attempting to sell — those secret government documents could land the Colorado Springs man on death row.

Dalke has been charged with trying to sell those government secrets to a foreign government. But, according to a Department of Justice affidavit, the sale went bust when it turned out the potential buyer Dalke believed was an emissary from a foreign nation was an undercover FBI agent.

Hackers…

Ransomware 3.0: The Next Frontier

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/ransomware-3-the-next-frontier

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 3,729 complaints identified as ransomware in 2021, up 82% from just two years prior and accelerating. According to the Department of Treasury, the top 10 ransomware gangs raked at least $5.2 billion in extortion payments. Ransomware's growth and sheer scale captured leaders' attention in policy and business, but we must keep our eye on how its operators might adapt and evolve to protect their profits.

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Russian Hackers Take Aim at Kremlin Targets

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/russian-hackers-take-aim-at/

According to a new report, Russian threat actors have begun launching cyber-attacks at targets inside their country in retaliation for what they see as a needless war with Ukraine.

The Kyiv Post claimed to have spoken to members of the National Republican Army (NRA), a Russian hacking outfit working towards overthrowing the Putin regime.

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Relentless Russian Cyberattacks on Ukraine Raise Important Policy Questions

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/russian-cyberattacks-ukraine-raise-important-policy-questions

The cyber picture worsened as the war went on because critical infrastructure and systems used to support the war effort ended up in the crosshairs.

Soon after the onset of the physical invasion, Microsoft found that it could also correlate cyberattacks in the critical infrastructure sector with kinetic events. For example, as the Russian campaign moved around the Donbas region in March, researchers observed coordinated wiper attacks against transportation logistics systems used for military movement and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

And they are targeting nuclear facilities in Ukraine with cyber activity to soften a target before military incursions, which Microsoft researchers have consistently seen throughout the war.