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Security In 5 brings you security news, tips and opinions on information IT and general security in about five minutes. Straight and to the point information in a timeframe you can easily listen to in one sitting. Whether you are a security professional or someone that wants to keep personal data safe this podcast will cover everyone. Be aware, be safe, welcome to Security In 5.

Mother - Daughter Duo Arrested For Hacking Homecoming Queen Votes
#955
Yesterday at 1:00 PM

People hack all the time for many reasons. This story is unique because it's about a mother and daughter team but why they were hacking. This episode goes into how they did it and what happened to them.

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A Case Study In The Importance Of Insider Threat Monitoring
#954
Last Tuesday at 1:00 PM

Insider threats are just a big of a risk to your company as external threats when you look at the statistics. This episode talks about a case study where an internal employee stole $100 million worth of trade secrets and how it was done.

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500 Million Records From LinkedIn Leaked, But It Was Not A Breach
#953
Last Monday at 2:12 PM

This week another social media platform had a large amount of user data offered online. LinkedIn had 500 million users' information put up for sale. However, this data was not gathered through a breach but through scraping. This episode talks about the difference.

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Tools, Tips and Tricks - HaveIBeenPwned Phone Numbers
#952
Last Saturday at 4:56 PM

This week's tools, tips, and tricks talk about a new feature on HaveIBeenPwned.com. You can now search for your phone number. This episode talks about why this was added and why you should go search right now to see if you are a victim.

Source - https://haveibeenpwned.com/

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What To Do With Passwords In The Event Of Tragedy
#951
04/08/2021

Password vaults are the best solution to maintain and secure your account's credentials and other sensitive data. What do you do if you are unable to access your accounts due to illness or death? How do others get access? This episode talks about some options you can do to allow access to those accounts.

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U.S. Strategic Command Sends Out Cryptic Tweet, The Reason Is Hilarious
#950
04/07/2021

Last week the U.S. Strategic Command send out a cryptic tweet. This caused concern and conspiracies to fly wild on what it meant. This episode talks about this, what it was and how it happened. The reason is humorous.

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Learn On Listenable
#949
04/06/2021

Listenable is a resource full of a mirco-learning lessons on a wide range of topics. I have created a Cybersecurity course but I have also found many other lessons I found valuable. This episode talks about the site and what you can find on it.

Note - This is not a sponsored episode, just me talking about it.

10 Cybersecurity Tips - https://listenable.io/web/courses/375/10-cybersecurity-tips/

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Facebook User Info Leaked On 533 Million People
#948
04/05/2021

A collection of Facebook user information has been put up for sale. This is a huge leak, 533 million people are impacted. This episode talks about what kinds of data are in the leak and where you can go to see if you are impacted.

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Bonus Episode - Security In Five Back On Monday
04/02/2021

Security In Five took a little break. This bonus episode talks about where I was, what I was doing and when I'll be back with regular episodes.

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Taking A LIttle Spring Break 2021
#946
03/22/2021

After 4 years I am going to take an extended vacation from the show. It's Spring Break time and this episode talks about things I have in the works for future episodes and what's to come in April.

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Dropbox Offering Their Password Vault For Free
#945
03/18/2021

Password practices is vital and the easiest improvement you can make with your security posture. Using a password vault is the best way to maintain that and Dropbox will soon offer theirs for free. This episode talks about the features this version will have and why you should try it out if you aren't using a vault today.

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Time To Move Off Microsoft Edge Legacy Browser... Now
#944
03/17/2021

Microsoft has depreciated their Edge Legacy browser and now the clock is ticking. This episode talks about what you should do if you still use the old Edge and what will happen if you ignore the update.

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Apple Privacy Label Portal
#943
03/16/2021

Apple has updated their privacy label portal for all of Apple's apps. The privacy labels help you understand what Apple is collecting from each app, if they are trying it back to your identity and provides insight in to their privacy posture.

Source - https://www.apple.com/privacy/labels/

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Why Facebooks Hates Apples iOS 14.5 Privacy Update
#942
03/15/2021

Apple will be releasing iOS 14.5 very soon. This update delivers a huge improvement to user's privacy by allowing users to directly restrict apps from collecting data on you and forcing apps to show you exactly what they are collecting. Facebook hates this. This episode talks about why and why you should update and block data collection the day it's released.

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Tools Tips and Tricks - Lockbin.com
#941
03/12/2021

This week's tools, tips and tricks talks about a secure way to transfer files, Lockbin.com. As we get into tax time there will be a need to send highly sensitive files around, using regular email is not a valid secure option. This episode talks about Lockbin and how it's one of the easier solutions to transfer files securely.

Source: https://lockbin.com/

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Breach Data Analysis Shows How Bad Password Reuse Is
#940
03/11/2021

Password reuse is still a big problem and an analysis of breached data proves that statement. This episode talks about password resuse, how hackers thrive on it and why you should never, ever use the same password on two sites.

Source: https://spycloud.com/2021-annual-credential-exposure-report/

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Stay Safe Online During Tax Time
#939
03/10/2021

The National Cyber Security Alliance in conjunction with the IRS has released an easy-to-understand resource with tips on how to stay safe during tax time. This episode goes through some of the tips and reminds you the things you can do to maximize your privacy protection.

Stay Safe Online Website - https://staysafeonline.org/

Stay Safe During Tax Time Resource - https://staysafeonline.org/resource/tax-time-2021/

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Cloud Storage Configuration Is Still Proving To Be A Security Challenge
#938
03/09/2021

Cloud services have helped developers create applications faster and more efficiently. However, there still security responsibilities that fall on the developers and their teams. This episode talks about cloud storage and how it's still being overlooked and putting data at risk.

Source: https://blog.zimperium.com/unsecured-cloud-configurations-exposing-information-in-thousands-of-mobile-apps/

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As Predicted, Covid Vaccine Themed Phishing Up Last Month
#937
03/08/2021

As predicted phishing attacks using Coivd vaccine as the theme has risen greatly in the last three months. This episode goes into the details of the types of emails being seen and what you can do to help you and your employees avoid these pitfalls.

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Tools, Tips and Tricks - Specops Password Auditor
#936
03/05/2021

This week's tools, tips and tricks talk about a Windows Active Directory password auditing tool. Specops Password Auditor is a free analyzer to give you insight into your password policies and the security posture of your accounts.

Source: https://specopssoft.com/product/specops-password-auditor/

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The Gab Hack, How Open Source Can Embarrass You
#935
03/04/2021

Open source has changed the way application are created. However, this episode talks about how open source can turn around and embarrass you.

Source - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/rookie-coding-mistake-prior-to-gab-hack-came-from-sites-cto/

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Please Do Not Use Email To Send Tax Documents To Anyone
#934
03/03/2021

It's tax season and if you use a tax preparer to do your taxes you need to get your information to them. There are many ways to do this but this episode talks about why regular email shouldn't be one of them.

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Sometimes The Popular Tech Blogs Give Poor Security Advice
#933
03/02/2021

There are thousands of articles published on the Internet every single day. Not everyone is accurate or provides good security advice. This episode talks about an article that was posted but gave outdated security advice.

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It's Tax Time, What You Should Know To Protect Your Identity
#932
03/02/2021

It's tax season and that means identity theft, phishing and fraud will be in the up swing. This episode talks about the things you can do if you are a victim or suspect you are a victim of tax fraud.

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IRS 5017c Form

IRS Form 14039

IRS Protection PIN

IRS Identity Protection Unit

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Tool, Tips and Tricks - Qualsys BrowserCheck Scanner
#931
02/26/2021

Thie week's tools, tips and tricks talks about a free scanner for your web browser. The Qualsys BrowserCheck will let you know if you are running an out of date browser, plugins need updates and checks security settings on your OS.

Source: https://www.qualys.com/free-tools-trials/browsercheck/

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Experts Can Figure Out What You Are Typing On Video Calls
#930
02/24/2021

Experts have figured out how to tell what you are typing, with varying level of accuracy, just by watching you on a video call. This episode goes through how it works.

Source: https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/experts-find-way-to-learn-what-youre.html

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Credit Card Skimmers Still A Problem
#929
02/23/2021

With the moderate advances in credit card security, skimming is still a problem. This episode talks about skimming and the things you can do to help prevent your card from being skimmed and used fraudulently.

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Healthcare Breaches Cost Organizations $13 Billion In 2019
#928
02/22/2021

Healthcare breaches are not like other breaches. The data can not be changed like a credit card number. Most of it is forever and that's why hackers are increasing their attacks. This episode talks about Bitglass' Healthcare Breach Report and what it tells us.

Source: https://www.bitglass.com/press-releases/2020-healthcare-breach-report

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Tools, Tips and Tricks - AV-Test.org
#927
02/19/2021

This week's tools, tips and tricks talks about a security testing website called AV-Test.org. This website is a fantastic source to help you choose your security endpoint protection solution for home and business.

Source - https://www.av-test.org/en/

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IoT Strikes Again - Is Your Baby Monitor Safe
#926
02/18/2021

Internet of Things Strikes Again. This episode talks about baby monitors and cameras accessible on the Internet. This actually applies to any IP based camera but specifically ones to monitor your family.

Source: https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/babymonitor-exposed-report/

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Microsoft Saya SolarWinds Attack Is The Work Of Over 1,000 Developers
#925
02/17/2021

The SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack is one of the largest and most complicated hacks in history. This episode talks about the followup investigations on the attack and how it was built.

Source: https://gbhackers.com/microsoft-solarwinds-supply-chain-attack/

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3.2 Billion Unique Accounts For Sale, You Will Never Guess For How Much
#924
02/16/2021

Hackers are about making money, most are, and they sell the data they steal. This episode talks about a recent dump of 3.2 billion accounts and how much they sell for to any hacker that wants it.

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This Is What Happens When Lawyers Get Involved With Regulations
#922
02/15/2021

Recently the Fifth Circuit court overturned a HHS fine against a company for a HIPAA breach. This episode talks about why this could set a very bad precedent into the interpretation and setting an example for future HIPAA security rules.

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Firefox 85 Goes After Supercookies To Protect Your Privacy
#921
02/11/2021

Firefox continues to be my go-to browser for a number of reasons. The biggest is Mozilla's upfront focus on user privacy and the latest release, Firefox 85, continues to show that. This episode talks about Firefox's attack on supercookies, what they are and how they are making them useless.

Firefox Release notes - https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/

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Scammers Selling Fake COVID Vaccination Cards
#920
02/10/2021

When there is opportunity fraudsters take advantage. This episode talks about fraudsters selling fake COVID vaccination cards and how they are doing it.

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A Shocking Hack Shows Us How Deadly Breaches Could Be
#919
02/09/2021

A recent hack of a water treatment facility in Florida should scare every one of us. This episode talks about the hack and why it could have been lethal to thousands if not caught in time.

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Threat Modeling Manifesto
#918
02/08/2021

Threat Modeling is an underappreciated and underutilized security exercise. This episode talks about the recently released Threat Modeling Manifesto.

Source - https://www.threatmodelingmanifesto.org/

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Tools, Tips and Tricks - Watch Spycraft On Netflix
#917
02/05/2021

This week's tools, tips and tricks offers a tip of a show to watch on Netflix. The show is called Spycraft and I tell you that if you an IT and security geek like me you should watch this series.

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FTC Warns Of A Scam Site Claiming To Give Refunds If You Fell For A Scam
#916
02/04/2021

A blog post from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning people about a website claiming to offer refunds for people who fell for a scam. This episode goes through the details of the scam and how to identify the red flags.

FTC blog post - https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/01/scam-us-trading-commission-website-not-ftc

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State Of Cloud Security Report, Why Cloud Breaches Happen
#915
02/03/2021

Orca Security released their report on the State of Public Cloud Security. This episode goes through the key findings and talks about why it's important to understand that operating in the cloud does not absolve you from security responsibilities.

Download the report- https://orca.security/sp-2020-state-of-public-cloud-security-report/

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