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Apr 16, 2018

 

It has been another busy week in Technology this week.  Additionally, I had a really good webinar where I covered the 7 Deadly Cyber Threats to Small Business and what you can do.  I will be doing more of these free webinars so sign up so for my email list so I can notify you when we are having another.

 

Data collection and Privacy has been in the news again.  There are many data brokers out there who are making a great profit off of your information.  Craig talks about how you opt out of some of these. 

 

Mark Zuckerberg was on the hot seat this week and for all the press he is getting about his lack of security when it comes to your privacy — Craig has shares some news that you will find interesting. 

 

Having secure passwords is important but if you can’t remember it without writing it down then how secure is it.  Craig shares some tips for creating secure passwords you can remember. 

 

Cambridge Analytica’s efforts were completely legal.  They worked within the established guidelines that Facebook set up.  Craig discusses why they are only upset with them but not when Obama for America did the same thing.

 

Facebook is under a Consent Decree for the next 20 years (began in 2011) for not protecting the privacy of its users.  Oops… they did it again and the fines are HUGE!  Craig explains just how huge they might be.

 

Google keeps everything you search for.  Craig tells you the simple steps you can take to Delete your entire search history.

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How big could Facebook’s fine theoretically get? Here’s a hint: There are four commas, and counting.

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Mar 27, 2018

Amazing War Technology launched last week. $2.7 Billion and it uses an Xbox controller. Jim and Craig spend time discussing the launch of some of our most advanced war technology and what technology is being used to control some of the maneuverings.

Craig and Jim talk about some of Apples newest microtechnology and which military applications might use it in the future.

Google and Facebook and their Big Data business model is the problem. Don’t want to have your browsing searches tracked. Craig shares with Jim some of the choices you have if you don’t want to have your every search tracked.

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Mar 13, 2018

When it comes to scams, do you know which group is the most gullible? Craig and Jim talk about a study about who practices the peppercorn principle and get scammed most often and who has the largest fiduciary risk.

Did you know that you can prevent scammers from blowing up your phone? Craig and Jim discuss an easy to use free app that will identifies the calls you want to take and blocks the numbers and texts you want to avoid.

Did you know that the FBI has a program to get information to the private sector? Craig explains to Jim the importance of the program and announces his appointment and how it will help provide this information through seamless security training online for program participants.

Did you get a package recently from Amazon? Jim and Craig talk openly about the program that Amazon is rolling out to stop theft.

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Mar 13, 2018

Did you know that the FBI has a program to get information to the private sector? Craig explains the importance of the program and announces his new responsibilities to provide this information through seamless security training online for program participants.

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Mar 7, 2018

Are you familiar with the term Bootstrap Loader? Listen in as Craig and Matt discuss the significance of it and what it means to anyone who has an iPhone.

Can cryptocurrency kill? Craig, John, and Matt have some fun discussing why Bill Gates thinks just that.

Did Equifax hide the true number of identities compromised? Matt and Craig look into just how many identities were compromised.

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Stay safe!

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Mar 6, 2018

The Federal Government can now get into any Apple iPhone. How did it happen? Craig and Jim discuss just what happened, who was responsible and just what it means to everyone with an iPhone.

Do you know about the latest Phishing scam? Jim and Craig talk about what information these new Phishing scams are after and if you could be their next target.

Are you familiar with the term Business Email Compromise? Craig and Jim go into some real detail about what it is and why you need to be aware of it. 

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FBI warns of spike in phishing campaigns to gather W-2 information

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Mar 5, 2018

Have you ever been over to some of the World War II sites in Europe?

Joining Jack Heath this morning, Craig talks about his experience in Europe that is a little bit life-changing.

Also discussed the conservative Twitter debate, including Facebook, as they try to stop and fight fake news.

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Feb 28, 2018

Did you know that people still use some of the older word processors? Craig spoke with Ken this morning about his use of one of these.

What is the best kind of voting technology? Craig spoke with Ken and Guest Host Andy Smith about voting and voting technology and the controversies surrounding it.

Do you regularly do your computer updates? Craig talked about the latest Apple update and the importance of updates.

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Feb 27, 2018
If you thought the National Security Agency was only here to protect you — you may be surprised with the information that Craig and Jim talk about today including a simple website update at the NSA and the Three hop rule.
 
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Feb 24, 2018

On today's show, Craig talks about a number of things starting with Apple's nasty surprise with iOS 11.2.6 update. Also, NSA admits not to be the best agency, as they have deleted "openess" and "honesty" from their core values statement.

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Feb 21, 2018

What happens after you leave the voting booth? Matt Gagnon and Craig launched today’s discussion on the Technology of Elections following the Maine Secretary of State’s review about the safety of Maine’s voting machines.

What’s up with Facebook? You’ve got to read the article about Facebook in the March Issue of Wired Magazine. Craig and Matt discussed some of the varied activities of Facebook and its effects.

Should we be using Chinese Components? John Richardson, a guest host this morning, asked Craig about Chinese Influence and Manufacturing and whether we should be concerned about using Chinese components.

These and more over at CraigPeterson.com

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Feb 20, 2018

Have you wondered how Russia manipulated Facebook, and was able to place ads? Jim Polito and Craig delved into ongoing Russian hacking campaigns and Facebook’s plans to prevent foreign entities during future election cycles.

Election machines are vulnerable, and States are talking about throwing away their newly-purchased technology. What else can they use?

VPNs don’t always keep you safe. Sometimes they steal your privacy. Listen to how Facebook’s “Free” VPN actually makes you less safe. 

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Feb 10, 2018

For this Saturday show, Craig talks about possibly the 'biggest leak in history' as a secret code from the iPhone was posted to Github. Also in the tech news, this week is a peek at how China's surveillance state can do when it comes to privacy, and why it should scare everyone.

Plus, some good news from Apple where you can have all your medical records in the palm of your hand.

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Feb 7, 2018

Craig joins Ken and Matt this week to talk about why Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, won't let you have your kids use social media.

Also in today's discussion, sensitive information is revealed by a wearable technology, and dangerous for U.S. soldiers. What is the brand of this wearable tech?

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Feb 6, 2018
What if you could take control of your phone's battery life?
 
Joining Jim Polito over today to get more updates on how to make the most of your iPhone's battery. With reference to Apple's statement, giving their users a choice on how to handle the phone's battery life.
 
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Feb 5, 2018

Craig joins Jack Heath for another Monday of technology security updates.

Today Craig shares what's in store for the medical industry with the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) this 2018.

Is the medical industry ready security-wise?

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Feb 3, 2018

Compared with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, is the new Apple Homepod worth the wait? Can it impose a great deal in security or is it far more secured because it is made by Apple?

Talking about security, with the new car technology always being updated, cars can now spy on you. How else can we stay secured?

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Jan 31, 2018

With Ken and Matt today, Craig talks about the problems medical institutions face when it comes to digital records.

Also discussed that will all the technology in our cars, it just might be spying on us. What security problem does this impose, and what we can do about it.

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Jan 30, 2018

On WTAG today with Jim Polito, Craig talks about what’s going on with China and Russia on intellectual property theft and how this will affect us security-wise.

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Jan 27, 2018

This Saturday, Craig talks about how Twitter is tracking down Russian agents, and who they’re notifying about it.

Also discussed this weekend show, Craig talks about how our newer cars are absolutely spying on us. Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs Google Home Max. Plus, find out about the two more healthcare companies were hit with ransomware.

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Jan 24, 2018

Craig joins Ken and Matt today to learn more about what to do with Apple's recent iPhone battery situation, including how to handle your old iPhones.

And in case you noticed that your WiFi is a little unstable, Craig shares with Ken and Matt how to take care of it.

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Jan 23, 2018
Apple recently answered the news that they are intentionally slowing down their iPhones in an open letter, explaining why it happens and what they can do about it.
 
Craig joins Jim Polito today to talk more about the iPhone battery problem, and what you should do with your older iPhones.
 
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Jan 22, 2018

The United States federal government had shutdown on the midnight of Saturday.

Craig joins Jack Heath to talk about the government shutdown and how it impacts technology within the government, without the government, or outside of the government.

With this current government shutdown a forecast of more than half of the employees at the Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Protection wing are being furloughed.

How else can we be protected?

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Jan 20, 2018

Has it been a strange week with Bitcoin? The cryptocurrency crash and redeems itself but where will this take us or leave us?

As Apple becomes a target for malware these days, Craig share and explains the best malware packages in the market today which is also 99% effective.

Also, in this week's show is the discussion on what are the different types of malwares, including a new Android malware that has the ability to spy on its users.

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Jan 17, 2018

Today, Craig joins Ken and Matt discussing the latest on the web including Google's new fact-checking feature, and Facebook's news feed update focusing more on family and friends rather than promotions.

They have also talked about how a tech-wearable like Fitbit can reveal about our sleeping habits. And, why does Uber need to develop a secret system to lock-down staff computers in a police raid?

These and more over at CraigPeterson.com

Stay safe!

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