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Jan 31, 2019

Craig is starting a new daily podcast called It's a Security Thing. Today's security thing discusses about the zero day virus attack on a police department in Maryland.

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Airing date: 01/31/2019

Salisbury Police Department - Ransomware Attack

Craig Peterson 0:00
Everybody, you know, I'm trying to do something a little different here. Now, you know, we were all into security, many of us that are listening, and this is going to be our Thursday and Friday for the next little while.

Anyways, I kind of a security update here is what's going on in the world helping me understand a little bit more, but this is geekier. Okay, this is going to be for the geeks amongst us, because we're going to talk about actual things that have happened over the last, you know, few weeks, month, maybe bit more, as well.

So we're going to start this out today, by talking about this zero day virus that hit we got there's a lot to talk about here. We've got a, you know, tomorrow, we'll talk a little bit more. But we've got a police department down in Maryland who got nailed. And I got to tell you both of these stories. Bottom line is they had very good backups. And that's always the first step. And I've got to warn people that because you think you have a backup, it's no indication that you really do have a backup. So keep that in mind as well. All right, that I have seen it time and time again, they think they're writing to tape or it's going to disc or going remotely. We have a client that has decided that they needed a cheaper disaster recovery solution than us. And they didn't understand what DR meant. Disaster Recovery what it really means. And what it means, by the way, is that you can get your business back online very quickly. You don't have to wait weeks in order to restore from backup tapes, or from online cloud, etc. You're back online, you're back in business in as little as five minutes, depending on on how much you want to pay.

So they were getting this disaster service from us that is designed specifically to allow them to get back on within four hours. And in reality, it's more like 15 minutes. But it's a four hour guarantee, because that's what the law requires if you are a public entity, or you are a division of a public entity, in case you didn't know, okay, so they thinking that day, we're just a division of a public company, you know, they bought us, but we do our little thing, they don't really bother us, they why they had signed up with us for disaster recovery, because we had told them, here's the law, Sarbanes Oxley, here's all your requirement. Here's what you need to be doing. And so we put it in place.

So they went out and they talked to this other vendor that all they offer is backup. Now, this is a vendor that was backing up their AS 400, which is kind of a mini computer of days gone by. Great little machine from IBM. And they had been backing this up, they were supposed to be providing disaster recovery. And everything in this company hadn't been. We were monitoring all the networks, we were looking at everything. We were taking care of all of the data transfers. And we went to our client and said, Hey, by the way,
what's this link for? Because, you know, it hasn't been active now, in six to eight weeks at all? What do you mean at all? I said, Well, you know, there's been no data transferred at all. And for a while there was kind of busy just a thought I double check, because it was out of the norm. Usually, we get more interested when there is more data than usual, as opposed to less data than usual. In this case, it was less data than usual. They said, oh, yeah, well, that's our backup line. That's for our AS400 that's our main system. Well, why isn't there any traffic on it? Well, this company who was supposed to be providing them with some form of DR service and also backup hadn't been doing it their site with their their software and everything was broken and they never noticed. And the company our client never noticed. And so they were not only out of compliance with the law, but they would have been in deep trouble, even if they just had a hard disk crash, let alone their systems are brought down by someone who's malicious. Very, very big deal.

So now that have gone to these guys that failed them already. And today, can you do a cheaper backup, you know, we need disaster recovery, too. And they say, Oh, yeah, we can do cheaper, of course, they can do cheaper and that's what I want to drive home here everybody.

They can do cheaper because they're not monitoring it. They can do cheaper because they don't have multiple generations of backups, which is another problem. Because if you don't have multiple generations of backup, what happens when you get ransomware? What happens when you get nailed like this Salisbury, Maryland police department. This happened January 24th. Okay.

So you get ransomware and your backups are overwritten because they run normally right and the overwritten with what with your data encrypted by the ransomers. So you can't get your data back. All you can get back is another copy of your encrypted ransom data. That's what they signed up for. This drives me crazy people. Absolutely crazy because they're doing the wrong thing. Of course, it costs more to do what we're doing for them, of course. But we're doing everything that should be done. We check their backups, integrity weekly.We have multiple generations of their backup going back for years, which is also required by law. Now, we don't keep every backup for all those years. But we have kind of what's called a grandfather, father, son type of relationship in these backups. And if you want to know more, let me know and I can, I can help you out. But we also spin up machines. So at least every month, all of their machines get spun up in our cloud. So we know that and not only is the backup data proper, but on top of it, their machines will come online in the cloud if they have a major failure. But no, they they went with a much cheaper option that has proven to not work already. I don't get it. I just don't get it.

So Salisbury Police. Captain Richard Kaiser, told the Daily Times of Salisbury that the police department's entire internal computer network was compromised January 9, in a ransomware attack is in negotiations with the attacker who asked for an undisclosed sum quickly disintegrated. Now, that's the normal first response is let's negotiate. And, you know, I do this work with the FBI in regard program. And the FBI is advice is always don't pay ransoms. But the police department was negotiating because I knew it was going to be expensive to restore it. Everything all that does is two things it encourages them to do it again but guess what? The second thing is it encourages them to attack you again because they know you will pay a ransom okay so is that stupid or what right and police department ok, ok. It will be a $5,000 okay no problem and then who are they going to try and attack next time the police department right.

So the captain says there was a backup system and they were able to recover stuff from backups there's no evidence anything was stolen or download of course there isn't because there was ransomware and I gotta tell you to ransomware is often used as a cover for them to steal your data in police departments ability to respond to calls wasn't hampered because they still had a paper system in place and the police are working with the FBI. Interesting eh? Salisbury, Maryland. This can happen to you this happened a couple of weeks ago in Salisbury. Something to keep an eye out for, make sure you have good backups. Make sure you understand what backups are about. And you may want to sign up for my course. Next week. I got free tickets. I'm going to give away a ton of my best information. And if you want to go further, you can go further. But I am going to get you out of this rut that you're in. Do it yourself. security done the right way. That's what this is all about. http://CraigPeterson.com.

Anyways, have a great day. And you know what, it's all just a security thing. Fellow security geeks. I will be back tomorrow. Take care. Bye bye.

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Jan 30, 2019

Craig is on the WGAN Morning News with Matt and Joe. Joe sits in for Ken this morning. They talked about the Apple FaceTime bug that lets you hear what's happening to the other end of the line even before they answer the call. 

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Airing date: 01/30/2019

Apple Facepalm - Why Is Apple Making These Mistakes - Can We Trust The News

Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey, Top of the morning to your Craig Peterson here. And it's been a very busy week. Hopefully you've been getting my emails this week leading up to a big deal. Next week, I'm going to be doing some more free teaching and helping you we're going to do handheld, guided through cleaning up your computers at your office. So this is exciting to me. I've never done this before. And it's something that I'm really dedicating 2019 to do help small businesses clean up their security stance. So this morning, I was on with Ken and Matt will actually Joe and Matt because Ken was out this morning and we got into quite a deep discussion when it comes to this whole face palm problem. Yeah, the problem that Apple's having right now and why is it what happened when Steve Jobs left? What did he really leave behind when we talked about the Apple as the corporation. And we talked about privacy in general are tied it into Khashoggi tied it into surveillance capitalism. And it was quite the discussion this morning. In fact, we went a little bit long in that segment. So here we go and shout out to all of our listeners. And I got some notes this last week to from people from who listened on the weekends. I thought that was kind of cool. They kind of binge listen to my podcast on the weekend, so shout out to the binge listeners and to all of you who reached out to people in the gym and driving into work, etc. etc. Anyways, here we go. with Joe and Matt

Unknown 1:45
Back again. 7:38 WGAN Morning News Wednesday. That means time to talk to Craig Peterson. He is with us Joe Reagan in for Ken  this morning and Craig is on the phone. Craig, how are you? Hey, good morning. And I understand you guys have some questions.

Unknown 2:00
About face time. Talk to you. Matt will mention a little bit earlier, Craig. We have questions about so many things, so many things. But yeah, I was gonna start and lead off with the FaceTime thing. So is it true that if I dial, you know, a friend of mine on FaceTime, I can secretly hear everything he's doing, and I can spy on him and then use it against him later for blackmail. Oh yeah. And it records it in a broadcast to the CIA and the Russian mafia. The Russians got a bit yeah, yeah.

Unknown 2:30
What about the Chinese time Oh, well, that's only if it's a Huawei phone right yeah. Huawei they got a new laptop out to the looks pretty cool but I wouldn't buy it they here's what's going on Apple course has some FaceTime for a long time. One of apples real big things that they're constantly bragging about. We talked about this before is how they put security first, they're not in the business of selling your information. They want to sell you a new people.

Unknown 3:00
hardware or some software, etc. And because of that people kind of expect Apple to always be the most secure device out there and it's time for the globe to turn on and off if you have any gloating music there man gloating music that's a good one. I've gotten a good ones. But hold on. Let me look for it because I do want to gloat. So

Unknown 3:25
you should probably just keep talking while I'm looking for it. Because I don't think I have anybody go for it. Okay. No gloating music. So here's what happened. Apple introduced a new feature on FaceTime. And this feature set up for group calls. kind of the thing you might have done with Google Hangouts or some of these other pieces of software out there so you can get all your family and friends on and have a call with someone Happy birthday, etc. Really kind of a cool feature with one minor problem and that is that this specific feature in FaceTime this group calling

Unknown 4:00
Had the bug that you mentioned. And this particular bug what it is, as soon as you call someone, and their phone started to ring to let them know, hey, there's a group FaceTime call coming in that the microphone would go hot on the devices that were being called. So now you could listen in while that phone was ringing because it was transmitting to you and either the audio from the other side. So as you said, All you had to do is make a group FaceTime call and you could listen in and kind of spy on whoever you're talking to. are going to talk to that even answered the phone yet, and you could hear what was going on. So it's a big phone pod, no question about that. And it is a flaw that was reported to Apple apparently a couple of weeks ago, Apple has turned off the feature so the group FaceTime is where there was a problem there was never reported problem with regular face time but it has

Unknown 5:00
has been turned off until they can fix this eavesdropping flaw and it was fired by the way by a kid

Unknown 5:07
a 14 year old man yeah exactly the cleanest the face poem by security researchers. In other words, Apple's faces in their palm at this point because Apple security team should have known better should have been tested a little bit better. And a lot of people are saying, Hey, listen, this is what's been happening with Tim Cook. He's a bean counter. He's not in love with this technology. Like, of course, you know, the previous slide that other guy that was there before

Unknown 5:39
and we're seeing more books slipping through, in fact, the latest upgrade to iOS and again, what does Apple brag about it Hey, listen, unlike most of the Android phones out there, you're going to be able to get updates are going to just install automatically. In fact, Apple Now by default is automatically installing updates include security fixes.

Unknown 6:01
Just going to install is just going to work like just going to be good you know haha you guys with the Android phones they can't get support for new security sorry I can't hear you Craig. I'm playing my gloating music

Unknown 6:19
out there now Apple latest update is breaking many people's ability to receive phone calls and use Wi Fi so yeah Facebook is kind of an understatement and apples really got a bit of a black Okay Can I ask you a question though about you know since you just mentioned Tim Cook and how we might not have quite as hands on obsessive of a style as somebody else who may have previously held his job

Unknown 6:48
Why does that somehow result in bugs I Why is the CEO involved in that at all like why should Steve Jobs Tim Cook etc be even responsible in the at the end of the day for a bug cropping up?

Unknown 7:00
For the technology being a certain way or whatnot, I mean, I suppose they certainly give leadership to the organization and whatnot. But but that really, I mean, this is a really big company with a lot of engineers and people that are creating software and and people that are creating hardware and whatnot, how in the world would it get to the point where Steve Jobs would have to be yelling at people in order to make sure there was no bug well, but that's the culture that was built inside Apple rather than building a company where you have smaller teams who are you know, have a visionary in them and saying this is really what we want to do with this design and and other software teams that that do code reviews and go through it all have more individual responsibility. Steve Jobs set up a company where he was the man he was at, and as you pointed out here, Matt was in I am for that anyway so much you said Steve Jobs would go to the these small group

Unknown 8:00
meetings that were implementing one feature in an Apple device and he would just rip them to shreds and check. Can't believe you didn't do this. And there's this problem and that problem because he was so involved. So these teams ended up getting a little bit lazy by most business standards. And we're basically relied on Steve Jobs come down, scream at people and even fire whole departments. Remember what happened with Apple Maps where Apple Maps was a major mess up a piece of trash and he wants in the meeting and said, So who's responsible for this and fired the whole department. It was just crazy. The whole team so I think that's the problem. Now in order to get around that we've got to cook is out there. Now he has a bug bounty and they're paying people who find bugs and Apple software thousands to even hundreds of thousands of dollars at a cracker conference.

Unknown 9:00
Just a couple of years ago, Apple made a surprise announcement that it would pay bounties for bugs as high as $200,000 to hackers and responsibly turned over crucial flaws. So instead of finding most of these flaws internally because you're not going to find every one of them, you know, the team that wrote the software is not the team that should be looking at what the flaws are. But they decided, hey, we'll just go to the bad guys and have them pay us well, you know what a major bug and Apple software is worth a lot more than $200,000 look at this other article I have on my site today about to showcase this Israeli company called the NSO group is a creator of some software was called Pegasus and Pegasus sells for millions of dollars and it's used by governments. It's used by oppressive regimes and apparently it might have been used by the Saudis to find peace.

Unknown 10:00
Yogi and it uses bugs in software, Apple software, Android software, you name it software in order to get around security that's some place so you end up with a person like Khashoggi you know whether you liked the guy thought he was credible or not but being tracked the software being sold to the worst of the worst according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and use to track people. So if someone's going to go to Pegasus over there, and Israel, the Santa soul group and say, Hey, listen, guys, for a million bucks. I'll tell you how you can just call someone and listen in to the conversation or they gonna go to Apple and say, please Apple, give me $1,000 because I told you about this major problem, Craig and that there is an interesting point because you have a lot of you mentioned a couple times here just some of the mean just part of the the general business model of how tech is evolving towards and you know, also one of the things you're talking about today is there was a new book by Trish

Unknown 11:00
Zubov about the business models about how this is all playing into it. And really how this is creating kind of an environment of this surveillance capitalism where we as a as a as a as individuals have ever really surrendered some amount of privacy in order to achieve convenience and because we're not paying for any of these products you know we're not really the true consumer we are at the end of the day the product of this market where our data our our location and all this stuff is being sold and I don't think there's really been a whole lot whether it be whether your government that's that's exploding this or whether your private business there really hasn't been a whole lot of conversation on that right? No, not at all. And there's going to be a conversation because people are getting more and more upset. Look at what's happening with Facebook 10 years ago. Nobody was worried about the we know what Facebook was tracking today and and you had Zuckerberg in some early messages that had been released due to a lawsuit in the year

Unknown 12:00
union we had Zuckerberg said he couldn't believe what fools people were giving him this information. So there's going to be more of a conversation. Facebook's kind of pulling up that saw people are eventually going to get completely upset about it Apple is be eventually they're going to go the way of the dinosaur or they're going to pull up their socks. But that's true of every tech company out there. And Joe, when we talk about this surveillance capitalism, where our information becomes the capital that's being used. It's a very concerning thing. And it's something that the industry is talking about. Now. They are putting together some groups they are starting to come up with standards. And by 2020, we are going to see some real privacy standards in place by the industries and we'll see if government tries to do anything about it. But frankly, laws rules and regulations they're always five or more years behind where that

Unknown 13:00
technology now, he talked about that. And there's you know, recently with, you know, the European Union has been talked about for the past probably a year, year and a half about some of their things that they've started to bring forward on privacy related legislation. It's caused a huge a lot of questions to be raised about foreign tech companies that might be holding data offshore and in the rights to who owns that data and how and you know, and I think it's funny because I can't tell you any times I've seen someone post that's stupid thing on Facebook that talks about, you know, oh, I hereby resend all my personal data and Facebook has no ownership and that's that's really she's not yes i like about five of those yesterday. Yeah, still making its way around for some reason. Yeah, yeah, there is a big problem guys and gals. If you're concerned about your privacy, there's really only one way to do it in this day and age and that's just connect your devices don't go online. But you know what, I don't think that's ever happened.

Unknown 14:00
You know, but no, it's not. Yeah, well, and I think another thing that's interesting too. And it's funny because I watch, you know, the computer I'm logged on to right now, obviously, I am a guest host here.

Unknown 14:10
So I do not have an account. So I'm operating off a guest account in the news that feed that I get on this computer is completely different than the news feed. I get on my personal phone. Now, it has two questions. One, what is Ken been searching because I'm getting a lot of the things that must be related to his profile. But how much of that, you know, when you look at how the algorithms and the automation that occurs in presenting information to a set of eyeballs? How much of that controls that information and really raises questions is the legitimacy of of what we're reading each day and taking for faculty. Oh, man, we can talk about that one for hours. But here's the bottom line. We thought the internet was going to be this place that kind of democracy, democratized information. We thought the internet was going to be a place where we could have open discussions and that maybe we could come to some agreements we could negotiate we could have

Unknown 15:00
Understand the other side. But ultimately what's happened is the Internet has provided us a place where we can go and we can be more polarized than we have ever been before. And part of the reason for that is what you kind of mentioned here, Joe, that these news feeds know what we like we have a big companies like the gray lady, it's a New York Times that says, if it was not for anti Trump articles, they would not be in business anymore. So with the New York Times is obviously catering to the anti Trump crowd. But that's being pushed through out all of the technology throughout all of these news sources from Twitter, if you want to call it a new source on out where they are catering to what we want to see and not necessarily what we should see. We're seeing stuff from our news feeds that is biased towards our thinking at least.

Unknown 16:00
This bias towards what they think that we're thinking and they think we want to see. So it's bad now it's getting worse as news organizations look at the Huffington Post look at what's been happening with a number of online news sites. Now they're laying people off because people aren't going to their site so they're getting more dramatic they're putting more stuff out there that just really clickbait they're making up stuff. They're lying about technology news all the way through political news, just to get your eyeballs to sell advertising and Joe that means we're in a bad spot. And that's why Frankly, I think, you know, radio and I heart is doing so well because we have these discussions, but you aren't going to see those on the Huffington Post. not see anything on the Huffington Post. They're laying off people left and right. Craig Peterson, our tech guru joins us at this time every Wednesday.

Unknown 17:00
Appreciate it. Craig and we'll talk again next week. Gentlemen, take care. Thank you much Craig. You know you mentioned but you know we only have about a minute before the break.

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Jan 29, 2019

Craig is on the Jim Polito show as they discussed two factor authentication, how to manage your passwords, and the data breach that leaked 773 million emails.

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Safe Gun Technology - Huge Hack Collection - Proper Use Of Passwords And 2FA

Craig Peterson: 0:00

Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. Before I was on with Jim Polito this morning, it was talking about an interesting case down in Mass where there was a guy who was defending himself with a firearm and the bad guy decided he was going to take off and he hopped into his car and the guy with a firearm hopped on the hood of the car and held the you know the bad guy right obviously this whole thing has to go to court and everything figure out you know, was he a bad guy what happened here but but anyways he was on the hood of the car pointing his gun at them just incredible. So that's what we started out with today. Talking about that, what that meant, what that means. And I talked a little bit about the technology behind guns and some of the things that have been tried and frankly, and failed. And we also correspond some time about data leaks more on 1Password. And the way to use 2FA. All of that this morning with Mr. Jim Polito, take care Have a great day, everybody and keep an eye on your mailbox. Hopefully you've been getting my emails this week. We're building up to something big next week

Unknown 1:17
Everybody. Everyone's favorite Canadian and Tech Talk guru our good friend Craig Peterson. Good morning sir Good morning Jim How you doing today Craig I'm doing well interesting topic when it comes to firearms some technology proposed over the years you know these these guns we see on the sci fi movies they can only be fired by the rightful owner or someone who's on the guys side yeah and the fields of the years one what was interesting was you were a mike medic rings and that was used to unlock the city as this gun and then they're continually our proposals by

Unknown 2:00
Senator Schumer and other results as the years that they somehow build in some sort of computer thing that may be reached your fingerprints, or maybe he says DNA, none of those types of things, actually working guns. And that's just the work of science fiction Southern. There's really a lot of misunderstandings about firearms and using them safely and what the law allows and and what technology can do with them

Unknown 2:27
to go around corners with the Angelina Jolie and

Unknown 2:34
Mr. And Mrs. Smith or

Unknown 2:38
one of them. But anyway, it's understanding. Yeah, yeah, it is. And look, the bottom line is the real technology that the best control guns is between your ears. That's the real technology. So hey, here we go again. Craig. 773 million emails. What's going on?

Unknown 3:11
Yeah, as you as you were saying earlier this morning, it really is time to change your password again, your email password. And to that, and I'm continuing to recommend 1Password. It's a piece of software that now not only keeps track of your password and your accounts and automatically will fill them in for you on websites, as long as you remember your master password. Yeah, but it also keeps track of hacks, it keeps track of what passwords have been found out on the dark web. Yeah, really, it says all kinds of things. So what we're finding now is three quarters of a billion email addresses which tens of millions of passwords. This is likely a collection of passwords and email accounts that they've been found over the years.

Unknown 4:00
It's all the put together and is now being sold on the dark web.

Unknown 4:06
And if they're successful in using the gym, and that's what really kind of kept me going here, because the only reason that the bad guys is successful in using these passwords, some of which are older, is this piece, reuse the same credentials on multiple services. Yeah, and that simple, it's that so so they get one from you, and they get them all. Yeah, well, that's kind of what it is right? If you use the same email address, and you use the same password on multiple websites, or let's say you use it on your face website. And let's assume the bank has reasonable security and email says it's probably as reasonable security right? And then you use the same email address with the same password on Joe's morning cartoon website. And Joe's cartoon site gets hacked.

Unknown 5:00
Now what happens is the bad guys take your your email address and your password from Joe's cartoons that they stole. And they try it on Bank of America and you name it every major bank out there and the end you if you use the same email address and the same password, they are in your bank account information. It's just that simple. We're talking with our good friend Craig Peterson. And at the end of this segment, we're going to give you a number and you can text My name to it. And when you do, you'll get all of this information from Craig Peterson. He will not annoy you with incessant messages or try to sell you anything. It's just it's a great service that he offers to listeners to the show which we truly appreciate. Standard date and text rates apply. Okay, what was it password one is the Is it an app that you were talking about to help manage your passwords and protect you

Unknown 6:00
It's called 1Password. Oh 1Password. Just 1, and then password. Now they have some 3 levels, I use the paid stuff, we use it for businesses. So there's one other thing that you got to do. And that's called two factor authentication. And 1Password support a lot of two factor authentication sites. But at the very least, set up two factor authentication, sometimes a brief abbreviated to App a. And what that allows them to do now is in the simplest form, send a text message to your phone. So by the way, if you lose your phone, you might have some issues here. And if you also lose your phone number, change your phone number. Remember if you've used it for two factor authentication, but the idea is you try and log in on the website and then the website confirms what you know which is your username and password with something that you

Unknown 7:00
You have, which is your cell phone. Or in the case of one password, you've got the 1Password app on your phone. And that type of basic security something you know, along with something you have. So even if the bad guys have your know side to say, have your email address and your password, they don't have your phone. So if they try and log into your account, or if you try and log into your account, your your bank or whatever site you're going to, he's going to go ahead and send you a text message with a confirmation code. You then enter that confirmation cozy, and then you're all set. So if someone tries to log in and was on authorized, you're going to get that text message with that confirmation code. And immediately you're going to know something is a foot Now there are some major things in progress. This year, we're going to see some major advances because Google Chrome already has

Unknown 8:00
This built in so far is getting it a lot of browsers are getting and it's using some special types of two factor authentication the Yubikey than others and and I'm going to put together the master class that will have for the listeners again absolutely free for them to attend that explains how to do this yes particularly if you're a business you've got a fiduciary responsibility to keep data safe particularly personal information and you know I've got to help house because it's happening to everybody and Jim you brought up at three quarters of a billion

Unknown 8:39
in that one file that everybody okay

Unknown 8:45
yeah that is downtown. What's a huge But no, it is huge. Now I was reading that this is called what in the hacking world collection number one which means there could be

Unknown 9:00
More collections on the way Yeah, they're almost certainly are going to be

Unknown 9:06
you know that what here's what happens they say seals the data they break into a website and they use different technologies sequel injection other things but they use technologies to get at the database this behind the website and then once they're they have access to that database so just dump everything out of it because most businesses just hard keeping it safe enough, right you shouldn't be able to do that. But anyways, they dump it out and then they go ahead and they go to keep it as an eBay for the bad guy that goes to these websites on the dark web. Yeah, allow options allows them to sell things and then they start selling them and then after a while that data becomes signs of sale. So they sold your email address and password for effectively a fraction of a penny as part of our collection of a breach. And now it's been 16

Unknown 10:00
months since they did it last so they building these collections This is all collection of a one Jim because it's the biggest ever but there are dozens if not hundreds of these collections out there already and it's you have not changed your password in the last few months you are incredibly susceptible to having your data stolen your money stolen and your identity stolen and we talked before about this you could get pulled over by a police officer the side of the road for a broken taillight. Yeah, and all of a sudden it's a felony

Unknown 10:36
in the could happen to you because your data with solar you gotta keep up on that. I know, can you imagine that, that there's a warrant out for you, you know, and that's a standard part and folks don't understand a warren check is a standard part of a pullover just to make sure there's no outstanding warrants for you. And let's say somebody did take your identity.

Unknown 11:00
They went out and they did something that resulted in a warrant guess what they're gonna rescue and then you can you imagine you're trying to explain to the cop

Unknown 11:12
never been I've never been on the floor right you're

Unknown 11:17
you're you are in jail kissing the pavement and 10 degree weather is this can happen. Look at one password. This is it. One password is how you'll find it online. There's a couple of others that are okay. last pass is pretty good. But I really if you want the best stuff, one password is the way to go. Change your passwords, make it a year New Year's resolution, get one password, have it generate the passwords for you. There's lots of videos on how to use it out there and then go and use it all year long. Start using two factor authentication. You are the only one who cares enough about your personal information, frankly.

Unknown 12:00
really do anything as far as these big companies out there that lose your data, you're just the balance sheet entry. It's your life. You've got to take control. There's a lot of other information about this. There's information about other things. And Craig Peterson has it all. And as I said earlier, all the jab to do is text My name to this number 855-385-5553. That's 855-385-5553 standard data and text rates apply Craig as usual, right on top of things. We really appreciate the time

Unknown 12:40
Talk to you next week when we return a final word.

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Jan 28, 2019

This morning, Craig was on with Jack Heath discussing two things: One was the software sold by an Israeli used to track Khashoggi, and the impact of the current government shutdown.

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Airing date: 01/28/2019

Impact Of Government Shutdown - Hacked Phone May Have Led Killers To Khashoggi

Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. We had a great webinar session on Friday for all of those who signed up to find out more about their credit and keeping it locked up for free. So thanks everybody for attending. And also, of course, for all of your questions. And if you did sign up, that replay will be available probably a little bit later on this week, we're going to do a little bit of cleanup, because of course, the tech guys webinar recording didn't work quite the way we wanted it to. But anyway, so we'll have that out a little bit later on this week, we got more stuff coming out, I have really kind of turned a new leaf this year, you know how I've been trying to help people for ever, and particularly small businesses, because they're the hardest hit right now with the most to lose of everybody when it comes to the hackers. So I am starting a whole new series this year of webinars and all kinds of information, informational products, etc, etc. So that's all this year. And it starts this week. So as of Monday, and we're talking about January 28, you should be starting to see some emails from me on a daily basis here for the next week or two where I have kind of a little bit of background what I've been doing and going beyond just my background, then starting to give away way more information. So keep an eye on your mailbox email box. Thanks everybody over the weekend, who reached out to say hello and and thanks. And thanks to you for letting me know. And you know it, it's great to hear people who are grateful for all of the work that you do. This is really quite the labor of love.

So this morning, I was on with our friend Jack Heath. And we talked about two different things. One really was, I think, frankly, very disturbing. And that is some software sold by an Israeli firm that may have been used to track Khashoggi the, you know, that quote, journalist, unquote. And, of course, there's all kinds of articles one way or the other on that, but CNN wires, and it was also repeated another places in the news, Fox had this story as well. But I've got this up on my website. The story from CNN wires is saying that this software is called Pegasus, and it's dangerous. And it's being used by some of the worst regimes in the world to track people. And then in this case, maybe even killed people. Of course, they're denying it. We talked a little bit too, about the impact of the government shutdown. And there was, I think, a very big impact. I've been reading articles about what's been happening with some of the contractors who are never going to get paid for this government shutdown, who are handling security for various federal government agencies. So we talked a little bit about that. And of course, I mentioned the surveillance state and surveillance by government. But there's a whole new concept and you might find this interesting. It's an article that was in The Guardian, I have it up on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com. But welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism. Now, I'm not fond of the term capitalism here because it's really not a capitalistic thing, per se. But the everybody from your phone company on out is selling your personal data. So what does that mean to you? I think you might find that interesting up on my website. So here we go with Mr. Heath

Jack Heath 3:44
Right now. We bring in our tech talk guy Craig Peterson. His show Tech Talk airs on iHeart news talk station. He joins us on the Auto Fair listener lines. Craig, is there a tech talk angle or connection to the government shutdown? I mean, did we learn anything about you know, how we're doing in terms of efficiencies and all that, When, when, when there are fewer government workers? Or, or is that something you didn't look at?

Craig 4:08
Hey, good morning Jack, that the shutdown have had a number of impact. And when it comes to some of the technology side, and one of the biggest ones that people have been worried about is the impact to our cybersecurity. And of course, that's something I pay close attention to. And with the government shutdown in place, there were a number of different agencies that did not have all of this cybersecurity people that they would normally have available. Remember that we're talking about a number of different types of people impacted, you've got the employees who will be paid, apparently, within the next week or so. But you also have the contractors, many of whom will never be paid. And many of the people who are handling security for various federal government and state government agencies. But in this case, of course, certainly concerned about the Fed, many of those people are actually contractors, and with more than 1 million unfilled security jobs nationwide, I'm afraid what might well have happened here is that many of these contractors who are good security, they can find a job in the private sector and our setup with this whole government mass have left the via employee, basically, at the federal government are now going over to the private industry. And we may have seen some serious, unforeseen circumstances here where the best people who can easily get another job did get another job and the cyber security specialist. So the ones that I'm very, very worried about,

Jack 5:50
Well, again, then other people would say, unless they had a household where they had a federal worker, in some cases, couples are married, they both work for the federal government unless you were directly impact. And a lot of people said, Well, you know, I didn't really didn't affect my life that much. 

Craig 6:02
Well, if you get outside those contractors who are doing security, and I've read a few articles about some, but if you get outside of those contractors, frankly, there doesn't seem to have been a ton of impact on the technology front, you know, some things have slowed down, the IRS has multiple attempts at trying to put a new computer system in place, and they continue to fail, of course, that was put aside and, and various other things. So we, from a technology standpoint, I think the biggest impact is going to be on some of the contractors who were not paid and will never be paid, and frankly, may never be able to recover that money. So you're right, Jack. I think that the impact is is a little bit overblown in the media. But I do know some people who were directly impacted in the security realm.

Jack 6:53
Interesting right, what else is catching your eyes we begin this week?

Craig 6:57
Well, we of course know about to show be a little bit here and what ended up happening with his stats and the, you know, alleged murder at this point, there is an Israeli based cyber company called the NFL group. And so and they were condemned as the worst of the worst by Edward Snowden. Remember him the NSA whistleblower? Well, apparently they have been selling software to governments, including Saudi Arabia, and other governments who are very repressive. And these tools that they have are set up for spying on people for burglary. And in fact, their software which is called Pegasus, you can look it up and find out a lot about it is malware that is used by governments to to send a message to someone on their smartphone or on their computer, but in this case, into Shelby with Khashoggi it's the smartphone and all they have to do is click on the link in that text message comes in, and now the phones compromise they have access to the microphone and camera and depending on the phone, which is why again, I keep advising people don't use Android, but apparently they may have had some involvement with a showpiece das although they're denying that they did anything wrong because the Saudis had access to Pegasus or something similar, and it was used to track him find out where he was at what he was doing. He was monitored. And this is alarming, frankly, in this age of surveillance. where companies are severely miss our government surveillance and more. We've got to be very, very careful because the bad guys are doing it as well.

Jack 8:49
Interesting. All right. Craig. Check it out. Craig Peterson, O-N. http://CraigPeterson.com. Thanks, Craig.

Craig 8:54
Hey, thanks, Jack. 

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Jan 26, 2019

I know you have heard of SpearPhishing - but it has nothing to do with how fishing is done in the South Pacific.  It is a targeted attack and you need to understand how it happens and why it is so effective - Listen in as I discuss this in detail.

There is a lot of cover-up going on for the malfeasance in DC these days.  Who better to blame than the Big Bad Russians.  With the DNC who can't seem to protect their systems, whenever something happens they immediately blame the Russians.  Well, not so fast.  Listen in today and I will tell you that it is not always the Russians especially when it comes to the DNC.

Do you know what the Largest Data Breach Ever is? I will cover that in today's show!

The Global Data Privacy Regulation went into full effect in May last year and they have now snared their first big fine against a company who failed to comply. Listen in and I will tell you who it was and why they were caught. 

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What Is Spear Phishing Really - DNC Says Russians Attacking Them Again - Largest Data Breach Ever - GDPR Snares First Big Fine

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Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here with our new bumper music. As I said last week, I'm gonna like this. It's kind of cool. It's a, it's called bound and determined and I got the licenses to use this. So, you probably hear it again, that's for sure. Hey, show number 991, almost 1000 weeks of shows. How's that for a long time. And of course, we've been podcasting now one of the longest podcasters out there, but I've never really done any the heavy promotion so, all of you who have found the show either on the radio or heard me as a guest or see me as a regular on TV, etc. and found this as a podcast. Welcome to you and everyone listening over the air. Hey, hi. Howdy everybody, of course, I am on every Saturday at this same time we're having to cut it back a bit. I had a three hour show for many, many years and that was kind of fun and I had a lot of different guests on and it just got to be all-consuming because it was taking us, my wife was helping out and of course I was doing a lot of work and I would say it probably was in the order of two to three full days a week to put together a three hour show on Saturday. Because you know me, right, I like to do the research like to have great guests when I do have guests and try and put everything in order so a whole lot of work and we cut it back in the stations had some paying customers that wanted the time I was on and a chance for them to make some more money from some other people really good thing so I'm not paid for this I do this out of love this is definitely a labor of love and I have had so many wonderful emails from everybody, not everybody, but from so many people out there it was everybody but so many people out there just thanking me for it because they realize the amount of effort I put in some you know some just been too kind. It's been phenomenal, so thanks, to everyone that's reached out and said hello. Everybody who has rated the podcast over on iTunes. We keep trying to follow up with Iheart to get it on their podcast platform and it just hasn't happened. It's just weird. So, I'm on a number of other platforms out there platforms and want me to pay to be on them hey I'm not there I do you have a content provider. I use Libsyn because I was hosting at myself for a lot of years and Libsyn has some better stats and statistical programs and things that are you know useful for us because that way we can see who's listening where they're listening and everything and I find that interesting and get to see trends in the shows and whether or not it really makes sense for me to keep it up so for now anyways it's making sense because there's just so many wonderful people saying wonderful things about it and we may go back to an hour I'm not sure depends on what happens on these radio stations that I'm on but I am on every week as well on iHeart. I am covering pretty much just didn't New Hampshire with Jack Heath every Monday morning at about 730 and of course we're discussing the latest in security and technology topics but I'm on with him at 730 on a whole bunch of stations in fact a few different chains of stations that I'm on. And I am on Tuesday mornings in Mass in Worcester and in Springfield but two second biggest and third biggest cities in the state of Mass. And I'm on with the Jim Polito show there. And on Wednesdays. I'm on in Maine up on WGAN and their affiliate stations throughout the state of Maine.

So I'm probably gonna keep doing those. I don't see why wouldn't do those. And I want to keep doing this radio show as well because it is helping a lot of people. And that's our goal. Yesterday afternoon, we had a special seminar you should have gotten and I'm not going to harp on you anymore. I've sent like three or four emails to everybody. You should have gotten my free special report on how to keep your information safe from hackers because they got it right. There's no two ways about it. You're right. You know, you've got to have been part of that one of these hacks. I'm going to talk today about another big hack that was uncovered just in the last week or so. So, if you have been hacked and you have had your accounts taken or credit card compromised, it's not your fault. Okay. It really isn't. It's a fault of these companies and government organizations because the feds have been hacked to who just have not cared enough about your security. And really, they don't care. They could hire someone like me, internally, to take care of their security. Heck, they could hire me, but they just don't care. They don't. Right, you are to them a bottom line figure you're expendable if your information was stolen, they look at it and say, Well, how much is it going to cost us if we have to go to court on this. And they figure, well, it's going to be cheaper because most people aren't going to sue and even if they do maybe we can turn it into a class action. And then that'll be cheaper for us, right on and on and on on who hasn't heard this stuff before. It just happens too much and has happened to all of us. And I think that's just a crying shame. So that's what that special report for not remind you to can about it. But if you didn't get it, make sure you check your email because there's no charge for any of this stuff. And yesterday afternoon, I had a walk through some people wanted me to spend some time with them. So we split them up into small groups and did walk and everything with them. So that happened yesterday as well. So shout out to everybody that was on yesterday. glad you were able to join us.

Now today, we have a lot to talk about looks like the DNC and the Russians, or again, this huge email breach. We're going to talk about some scams, it gets kind of technical. And I get into the very technical stuff when I do the webinars for the FBI in regard program. And I'm not going to get real technical with you guys. But I want you to understand a little bit about what's going on. So if you are a business person, you can talk security with your security people and make sure they are covering this very interesting backstory here on Khashoggi and how they may have been able to find him and where did that recording come from? And the surveillance capitalism, great article from The Guardian and the EU privacy law. You've heard me talk about GDPR, and we've helped a lot of companies with that summer concern. I gotta tell you, almost no companies are concerned about it. Well, it looks like Google might be concerned they just got nailed for violating that new law. So let's get going here. Let's talk about what's been happening with these Russian hackers.

You know, I've always wondered just what did the Russians do? Did they do much of anything, they seem to like to just kind of mess around just like we to frankly, you know, it's not as though we are not out there looking at trying to use technology as a first strike capability or defensive capability. We're continually probing other people's networks and monitoring what's going on. So, to hear that the Russians, for instance, are trying to break into something, It's not as though they are our mortal enemies, The fact that they're trying to get in, doesn't mean they are mortal enemies, it does mean that the very least they're trying to get our information and probe our infrastructure, right.   Can we agree on that? Now, when it comes to the political side of things, I think things get a little bit different because frankly, I think in those cases, the Russians are trying to do something different. I think in those cases, the Russians are trying to find information about our policies or politics, just like that might try and get into the State Department or get into the NSA or FBI or something else, just like they have forever, just like we have forever. Have you ever watched a spy movie, right? It's been going on forever. Ethan Hunt, right? What does he do the Tom Cruise character? He's trying to get into things. He's trying to influence things. He's trying to get information to protect informants and everything out. So what has changed isn't the desire of the various nations to get it our information or get it everybody else's information. But what has changed is just the way they're doing it. They don't have to have women trying to seduce like they used to have, they don't have to have so many of these things, because all they need to do is get someone to click on a link. We know about Podesta again, the DNC link where he went ahead, and he clicked on it, a phishing email. Well, was that aimed at him because of his tie to the Clinton campaign, the Obama government or just because he had an email address? The results the same, they got the information, the big question is, did they use it? And what did they use it for?

So now we have a story that came out this last week from the Democratic National Committee. And apparently, they're there, according to this article, and seen it written by Edward Moyer trying to come back and hack them some more. Now. I don't know what's going on. I'm sure the Russians are trying to infiltrate I look at now look at my firewalls right at my home, I look at the firewalls at our office, I look at the firewalls. We are maintaining, you know, managing for businesses all over the world — some of the huge businesses, some of them very small businesses. And I asked myself, what's going on here because I'm seeing attacks, I don't have a server that I can think of that isn't being at least probed almost every second and some of them multiple times a second. So they're being probed. Is that an attack? They're trying to log into these servers. Is that the attack? They may? In my case, they haven't been able to get in, at least not that I've been able to tell, but they try and go to the next level. Is that an attack? Where is the attack? What is the attack vector? When is it an attack? So when the Democratic National Committee says that, following the midterm elections last year, Russian hackers again started going after them. What does that mean? So here's the quote from them. In November 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted at a spear phishing campaign. Although there is no evidence the attack was successful. The DNC said in court documents filed Thursday What does that mean?

That's the big question, and when you hear about these sorts of attacks from in the political realm you've got to step back and think about a little bit let's talk about the terms, they're using their let's try to make a little bit of sense about it. Because this is a security thing fishing campaigns are where someone sends out an email trying to get you clicked on it. And typically phishing on this case it's about PH is a giant G, but it's the same concept of throwing a fishing line in and see what bite now you might use a lower that you know is good for carp or lower. That's great for rainbow trout of your up in the Pacific Northwest. But that doesn't mean that you're necessarily going to hook one of those and the same things true. You go off the coast of Boston, you're doing deep sea fishing, and you're hoping to catch what may be, hey, I made man catch up to now. Or maybe I can catch a swordfish or you know, the list goes on and on. So you use a lure to get the fish that you want. And hopefully, you'll catch it. The same thing with a phishing attack online; you write a letter, you write an email that looks attractive to the types of fish the types of people you want to catch. So if you want to catch people who are political activists on the left, maybe you send out an email saying, you know this, that this is about to explode underground and credible information about President Trump, and I can't believe it and got to click here. Contrarywise, on the left, you can't believe what Chuck and Nancy just did, right. And they try and get people to click on it. So that's kind of a still a general fishing campaign. But what's this spearfishing campaign, a spear phishing campaign is where again, think about how the South Pacific where you've got an Islander Pacific Islander out there, and they've got a spear maybe it's one of those Trident Spears, you know, the one that has the three tips on it. Have you seen those before, and you can make those yourself probably seen them on survivor, and they're watching in the water. And they see in the water I just under the surface of fish they want to get. So they stab it, they grab that fish, now they've got it, and life is good. They captured that fish. So they were aiming for that fish. And they caught that fish that spearfishing. And in the in the security business when we say spearfishing. We typically mean the going after an individual.

Now there are regular phishing attacks that some educated people might call spear phishing, for instance, they might have your name and email address from a vulnerability. So let's say they got all your information from our friends over at the credit reporting agency last year. So now they've got your name and your email address, and they send out 200 million emails. And each one of them, of course, is going to an individual email address, and it includes the name of the person. And it's including the name of the person that was in the breached record, so is that spearfishing. It's aimed at one person, but a lot of people will call it spearfishing. But security professionals are not going to call that a spear phishing attack. That is a phishing attack. That's like casting a net or dropping a line in and hoping you're going to get them, but it's a little more personal. So instead of the net that you might have had five years ago with phishing attacks, where it's just a generic Nigerian prince type scheme, it moves on to we're going to use a specific type of lower that might work. That's still a phishing attack to now where we're going to make that lower very attractive because we're going to include your name, we're going to make it look legit.

So they might send it out as though it's from Bank of America. And it's got your name in it. And it's got a number in it looks like an account number. It looks like a Bank of America. So you click that is technically not a spear phishing attack. Now, I fought these types of battles forever. Yeah, you know, for instance, what's a hacker versus a cracker. I was a hacker as a kid, that didn't mean I was trying to break into anything. I just hacked it programming because I wasn't a professional. I hadn't been trained; I didn't have enough experience. A hacker was not a bad guy. A hacker was just somebody who was semi-professional. And frankly, in today's world, I would say 90%, maybe 95% of all programmers are hackers. They're not professionals. They don't understand the whole system. They're just taking a drag and drop the component from a Microsoft Visual Basic or C sharp or Java; they're using the just this generic component that they don't understand anything about other than if I feed it this. Hopefully, I'll get that out. That's called hacking. That's the classical definition of hacking. So you try it does it work on doesn't work. Okay, so let's try something else. Let's try and figure this out. That's a hacker.

A cracker is someone who goes in. No, I'm not a cracker. Okay, I'm a white guy. But in crackers. Somebody goes in and tries to break into something tries to crack in just like a Safecracker. So you have programmers that are crackers. And I've been fighting this for 20, 30 years, trying to help people understand there is a difference. And the majority of people out there that call themselves programmers are actually hackers. They're not professionals. They don't have enough experience. They don't understand the whole flow, and all of the implications and side effects of everything they're doing, and you don't want in most cases, that's fine. In most cases, that's all you need your small business, you're trying to build a little database, who cares if you're a professional programmer, doesn't matter. It matters when course is now live, start getting involved, Monday starts getting involved. But even at that, you know, the, there's a lot of hackers working for companies that are taking their our lives into their hands. Anyways, now I'm fighting this next door, I don't know, maybe I should give up on it. Maybe it's a lost cause for me.

But this next world war is phishing campaigns, I look at it and say there's a number of different types of fishing you've got the guys cast and big nets, little catch anything, hopefully, you got the guys that are are using a lower to try and catch up a specific type of person, and then you got the guys that are going after one person and that's spearfishing, and based on this article, I would say that the democrats are misleading people or the whoever is the spokesperson doesn't know what spearfishing is, which is probably the most most likely option here. You know, I try not to put too malice what can easily be attributed to stupidity or ignorance, right.

And in this case, it's probably ignorant. Because if you look at this article on seeing that it says spear phishing is sending bogus emails disguises legitimate ones to full recipients. Well, no, not true. That's only a part very small part of it. Because it also has to do with who you are going after.

Now, I mentioned this a little bit earlier. Let's get into a couple of details on it. I don't know if this was the biggest, biggest breach ever. Obviously, we don't know everything about every breach that's occurred. We know there's been huge breaches of the IRS and huge ones over at the Federal Department of what do they call it, the where all the employees federal employees go through, including background check information, everything, there's just been huge ones out there. And we know about Equifax. We know about so many of these others. This is being called collection number one, because it's thought to be a collection made from multiple hacks that have occurred over who knows how long

So, Troy Hunt, he's a researcher, security researcher down in Australia. And he goes around, and he cruises the dark web. And he's got friends on it. And he kind of comes up with some, I think, some good data, some good information that people should be aware of. And that's why I'm bringing it up right now. And it's kind of a security thing, right? He's a total security geek. And he is he's in love with this stuff. And he makes some money from it, too, which is good. I think he supports himself from that very thing. Well, this collection is one that he found. And they're thinking that it may contain data from as many as 2000 sources, 87 gigabytes of data in all and it has information on some 773 million accounts. So that's three quarters of a billion email addresses and passwords. While it's got about 21 million passwords. As part of this, it's been for sale amongst hackers could be used for credential stuffing. This is a technique where the bad guys are trying multiple email addresses and passwords on as many different apps and services they possibly can. So people are taking lists like this that have email addresses have a password and trying to figure out, figure out where else they might work. And again, this goes back to you are hacked. Okay, that's got to be one of my new solo pins, right? It isn't a security thing anymore. It's an everybody thing you have been having, don't worry about it, you've been hacked, okay, you have to worry about your data and how it's going to be used. But this just reinforces that, frankly, European privacy law, the GDPR French regulators have now fined Google 50 million euros. That was on Monday for via violating the European Union GDPR. Now that's not a lot when you look at Google and how much money that they made, which was like, I think alphabet was about $33 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter, okay, but a lot like the US $2.7 billion fine against Google for anti trust in 2017, which was a record the fine maybe less important than the changes that Google is going to have to make to its privacy and not just for people who are clearly in the European Union but people world why the so there may be some some dramatic actions here against a number of us tech giants. And I think that's going to be good for all of us. Frankly, these GDPR date which is the general data protection regulation, those rules went into effect a few years ago they gain teeth in May of 2018 to almost a year now and this is big this is really big we're seeing GDPR equivalent legislation being worked on in mass in California federal in fact the GDPR had some basis on some guidelines that mass was publishing so this is just one country France and they ruled the Google violated it because they hadn't properly gained consent from users to use their personal data for online advertising now if you signed up for my email list basically anytime in the last few years but it's been very obvious for about six years you've probably noticed so if you go to http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe meaning by the way, if you do that go to slash subscribe on my website you will get all of my show notes every week and you'll also get information about hacks that are occurring occurring in real time you'll get information also about the free master classes I have and everything else okay so if you haven't already you should do it. http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe.

But if you do that, you'll notice now that there's two checkboxes on there that you have to click that acknowledge that I can send you an e-mail. So you're consenting to that and that I can promote to you because I might send you an email where I say hey, this is the best thing since sliced bread you got to get this software and whether I make a dime off it or not. That's considered a marketing email even if I'm trying to help you out so you have to click both those boxes before I will allow you to subscribe and then on top of it you hit subscribe and you're not subscribed yet I will send you an email right away saying hey thanks for signing up but you got to click here because I got to confirm you are who you are so that you know some guy that doesn't like you and wants to subscribe to every email list known to man can't just go to my site and the thousand other sites and sign you up so you're not going to get any emails from me unless you double opt in and you also confirm that you really want them on that page now this is something as well that you should be doing if you have a business and you have a website you have to be doing this. And if you want more tips on this let me know just email me@CraigPeterson.com. That might be a great topic for one of our master classes what you need to do in order to comply with these new privacy laws. But let me know know right, I don't know unless you tell me you can either text me back if you're on the SMS list or you can respond to my email if you're on my email list and just let me know that you want to know more about your business website what you should do to comply with GDPR to be glad to let you know okay, I don't charge for this stuff. This really is something I want you guys to know about. You need to know about. So we're going to run through really quickly a few little flashes one looks like a hacked phone may have led the killers to Khashoggi very, very big deal. And apparently, it was software from this company called Pegasus and Israeli based cyber company that makes acting tools that are sold to evil governments worldwide as well as to lessee for governments worldwide. The goal is to automate us welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism you're going to want to read this again it's up on my website http://CraigPeterson.com This is from the guardian and the notes by the way, listen to a podcast all of this is in my show notes as well on popular WordPress plugin was hacked by an angry former employee. I've got that up on there. If you're using multi lingual WordPress, you've got to check that out again on my website. It's all right there and who is checks keep an eye on your domain if you own your own domain as a business because there are scams going on. All right all of that to http://CraigPeterson.com. Make sure you subscribe. http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe, you'll see it all there. Have a great week and keep an eye on your email box because I got a phenomenal thing coming up here. And I'm going to be starting to send out some emails about it this week. Little bit of training is going on. Have a great week. Take care and we'll chat again next week. And I'll have my next podcast out on Monday. Bye Bye. Thanks for joining us.

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Jan 23, 2019

Craig is on WGAN this morning with Ken and Matt in their usual banter. They discussed the tech solutions for border security, the tech trends for 2019, and how to rename Alexa.

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Airing date: 01/23/2019

Tech Solutions For Border Security - Russia Using Bitcoin To Bypass US Sanctions - Renaming Alexa

Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey everybody, I hope you've taken the time to look at that special report that I offered this week. Of course, it's it's free, right? Isn't that always the case and I have a little bit of an upsell for you, it's really cheap. And I just want to cover my costs on a webinar that we're going to hold about this on Friday. But you can freeze your
credit and you can do it for absolutely nothing. And then I personally think it's way better than going to these credit monitoring companies that all they'll do is after the fact try and help you clean up a little bit of the mess right. So freeze it, make sure you get that that special report if you haven't already checked your email because you should have gotten an email from me.

So this morning with our friends Ken and Matt we of course, had a few different discussions we talked about the border because they had been going on and on they were yelling. Ken yelling actually not mad, I had a guest that had called him a was crazy all about the border border security. And I had to kind of straighten out a couple of things here about what technology could do, what are the basic problems and even kind of tip my hat little bit as to which way I lean on that one. So we talked about that we talked about your Amazon Alexa and how to change its name, so that it isn't waking up all the time by someone saying the wrong wake up word. And there are three words you can use to wake it up. So I talked a little bit about that. And one more thing when we're talking about our security and and what you should be doing, I've got a special course that's going to be starting up here in just a few weeks. And it's not just a course because I know you don't all want to be security experts, right? You just want to solve your security problem, I get it. Finally, I think okay, so I, I have this whole thing we're going to back you up. I've got commitments from my technology people, my engineers that work for my company, my technicians all the way up to my third level tech support, I'm going to be offering a complete technology turnaround for you from you know, security standpoint, in just a couple of weeks. And I'm going to work with you, I'm going to explain how this all works. I'm going to show you how to secure your computers absolutely secure them. And we're also now going to be able to have tech support available for you as part of this all inclusive package. How's that for a big deal.

So if you are a tech guy at a company, we're not going to move in on your space, we're going to help you with securing your business doesn't matter how big the businesses can be a Soho can be a multi million dollar public company, because we we deal with everything in between, frankly, including both of those edges. So I am so excited about this. I went through this yesterday with my team. And we explained what was going to happen and laid out all of the plans. And there's a lot of work for us involved. We've never offered this before. In fact, no one has ever offered this before. But it's a complete security technology turnaround, where we will hold your hand, we're not just going to sell you some software and run away. In fact, you don't even have to buy any software from us. This is all about educating you about the security problems, how to fix them yourselves. And you are backed by our engineers. Now thinking about thinking about our friends at Microsoft. If you ever called Microsoft for tech support,

Unknown 3:54
right? Have you ever paid them the $300 they want I know I've even paid the the $300 they want for a single tech support call one call lasting no more than two hours. And when you think about all of the computers that you have, and you're trying to get those computers all fixed up and working. Don't you wish you had somebody to explain it all to you. Right there are you one of those people who's tried it and and stumbled and said, Forget about it. And you don't want to upgrade your computer because you just know something's going to break. And you just know yet can be able to fix it. And you just know you're not going to be able to open a dozen support tickets with Microsoft and four or $5,000 later you might be back on your feet, right? If that's the case,

Unknown 4:47
do you think that would help you that this whole thing would help you because that's what we're going to be offering. So this is exciting. This is new, we've never done it before. So keep your eyes on because this is coming up in a couple of weeks. I am going to be sending out some emails on this in a couple of weeks. And you'll find out more. And I'm going to have a webinar kind of explaining what we're doing that I'm going to make an offer. And that's it. I'm only doing this this one time. And hopefully if it's right for you. You will sign up. So anyhow, here we go with Mr. Ken and Matt on WGAN and all of their affiliates in Maine

Unknown 5:31
Ken got some food and a little happier now.

Unknown 5:38
So I got a little... by the way do I might sound

Unknown 5:43
Do you think Craig Peterson.

Unknown 5:45
Craig Peterson, our tech guru. He has you know, you joke about me having 17 kids. He actually may have 17. I think probably older than me.

Unknown 5:52
probably say let me guess you I'm going to say 50 now. 45.

Unknown 6:01
You're like this to my youngest kid is 23. Oh my god. Our eldest is 35.

Unknown 6:07
So you got to be me. And then you could have been 20, you know.

Unknown 6:10
Well, that's my my wife turned 60 this year. Wow.

Unknown 6:14
Alright, so that's Wow. Okay. Yeah.

Unknown 6:18
39. Yeah,

Unknown 6:20
well,

Unknown 6:22
too. So

Unknown 6:25
there you go. Hey, Ken. Yes. All of this discussion about the border? I thought maybe we might want to talk about a couple of little technology things that might

Unknown 6:33
please do take my mind off this. I think that's a great idea.

Unknown 6:36
lasers.

Unknown 6:38
Me, what about late

Unknown 6:40
Are you talking about lasers pointed at Tom Brady's face at football games? Because I'm a little concerned about that.

Unknown 6:46
Exactly. Now, it's an interesting debate, frankly, because there are so many aspects of it. That's too bad that there's just so much focus strictly on the wall. I you know, you look at this, what's the wall for courses, physical barrier to prevent people from crossing. But as you guys have both talked about before, we've got a big problem with people overstating visas, we're trying to keep people out of the country illegally. We, you know, we talked a few weeks ago about these new biometric systems like the ones that will scan your eyes looking for a potential lies that that was I'm actually I don't think we spoke about it. That was in my, you know, my website. But here's some of the technologies they're looking at right now. If you fly out of Orlando, there's this new biometric system that does look at your eyes. But to identify you, as a unique person, we've got other biometric systems that are starting to be deployed. And the idea is that we can catch people very quickly, who are trying to enter illegally. So someone, for instance, decides that they're going to come in the country, they come here, they commit a crime of some sort, they are arrested. And if we do capture their biometric information, and then they leave to go home to visit family or whatever, and they come back at that point, now we can stop them, we can catch them, we can detect illicit behavior with different types of scanners, we can screen migrants, we can put more technology at our ports and, and more scanning more surveillance to see what's going on. It's like President Trump that suggested that. And what we're talking about here are, again, what Ken was mentioning this morning, we know that most of the drugs that are crossing the border are coming to our major ports of entry. Of course, we don't really know how much is coming elsewhere, because we don't monitor that closely. But we can do a much better job of even having dogs at the borders that are sniffing that are looking for some of these things. But then you run into problems like I have clients, a couple of them, I can think of off and that have parts of their equipment manufacturer to Mexico, and then they ship it up here, they do final assembly in the US and then they sell their products. Well, at that point, now you're causing problems for our economies, and for American businesses, American jobs, because you're stopping the some of the flow of this, or at least you're slowing it down impeding it, but you know, there are some things we can do with our existing ports that are going to improve things. Obviously, we can't track people, even the little bit of biometric things we've heard about before, where you stick a chip under the skin that's just playing not going to work because the only can be helpful if they're right there at a scanner. So forget those types of ideas. But it's very difficult problem. There is some technology that divine to try and solve some of this problem. But I also want us to be a little bit cautious here because both sides are pretty upset about what's happening right now. And I want to be conscious because we tend to need jerk many times and I don't want to have this backscatter radar problem like we've had at the airports where you've got backscatter x rays being used, and there's a lot of questions about how much harm they were doing, initially, how much time they still might be doing, and we put them in places a quick response to some of the terrorist actions that happen that are very rare and should we be should we be knee jerk? And I don't know I I don't think so. But there's a lot of discussion frankly, from my standpoint, it's frustrating that the democrats completely reject an empty and and Chuck Schumer. Nancy Pelosi rejected Trump's proposals before he even made the proposals. How do we have a national dialogue about this? And how do we come to a new set of laws and new technology, new regulations, new employees, when nobody seems to want to talk this want to yell?

Unknown 11:08
Craig Peterson, our tech guru, just talk about the world of technology. And what's happening, talked a little bit about border wall stuff. Let's get into more general technology topics, though, if you will. I you know, there's a lot of things we look back at 2018 and sort of see the trends that we saw starting to develop and things that we saw in technology and whatnot, what as you look forward to 2019, do you see as the top trends that we're going to be talking about

Unknown 11:34
all year? Yeah, this is kind of interesting. We've had a bunch of different trends over the years. And I said in the past, hey, this is that the year of the medical hack, for instance, right, where I think that our, our, our hospitals are going to be hacked, etc. And we've had years where it was, wow, this is the year of high def TV this year, I don't think we're going to have any big breakthroughs, you know, over iPhone was more than a decade ago now. And then the iPad came shortly afterwards. But I think this year is going to be kind of setting the pace for the future, and the groundwork for the future. And it's going to be really big, it's going to make change the world within the next two to three years, frankly, in some ways, you're not going to recognize the future five years from today, because of some technology that's rolling out this year. Now, we've mentioned before the 5G rollouts that are starting to happen, this is the new technology for our cell phone systems. And what this technology does is it provides incredibly fast service 10 times faster or more in some cases than what we have today for our cell phones, and also provides for many more millions, actually more than billion new devices to be attached to these networks. So what does that mean ultimately? Well, that means that our friends in the cable TV business are going to finally face some serious competition and our cable TV, if you will, you know, our TV is going to be in the future in most areas of the country. Of course, if you're in rural rural Maine, you're not going to see this right away. But it's in his faith major competition, because our cell phone carriers are going to be able to provide very inexpensive, very high speed internet that will be price competitive with what you have in your house, even right now. So so your cable may not even be used for internet anymore. And they'll be providing streaming video services, including local TV, that's all coming in about two to three years, Apple isn't even going to do a 5G phone this year. They said that won't happen until next year. But some of the other vendors are going to do it, they're going to kick their toes in. And 2019 is going to be known as the year of really kind of laying the groundwork for a much different future when it comes to data. And I want to add one more thing to this. And that is we are seeing serious push back now to large lack of privacy, misuse of data. And people are very upset. Government agencies are upset. As you know, the chairman pie of the FCC. FCC is very upset about this. And there is work of foot in Congress as well. So we're going to see more regulations. We're also going to see the industry itself try and pull up at socks. So expect to see a little bit of a an industry movement probably let her friends at Facebook, because they've got such a black guy this year. It's going to try and protect our privacy, which I think very important thing because we really haven't been doing anywhere near enough about it.

Unknown 15:09
We're talking to Craig Peterson is our tech school joins us Tuesdays at 7:38.

Unknown 15:14
before we let you go you know I did get Alexa for Christmas. And I

Unknown 15:18
Alexa play who

Unknown 15:20
I did

Unknown 15:20
change it to computer though, because I thought it was much better. That's called a computer. Ah,

Unknown 15:25
so what you can change? Yes.

Unknown 15:27
Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Unknown 15:29
Limited. A sorry, Craig. We're going to talk we're talking to our tech experts. Only a few seriously, you can

Unknown 15:35
say Alexa changer, your

Unknown 15:39
your name

Unknown 15:40
yet.

Unknown 15:42
or changing reading or?

Unknown 15:43
Yeah, I'll

Unknown 15:44
use a computer. I can do like a star trek thing. And I can be like, computer

Unknown 15:47
computer. Yeah, but

Unknown 15:51
that's happening today. I'm gonna go ahead and go home.

Unknown 15:53
What else? It is on store for us from Amazon. Are they going to have this and every wall we have? Are they going to be having cameras? This

Unknown 16:00
is this a minority report? Are we turning into Minority Report? That's my question. I'm talking about biometrics reading eyeballs. That's the first thing I thought about was Tom Cruise going into the gap.

Unknown 16:10
Minority Report.

Unknown 16:11
By the way, for those of you whose radio who's electrodes are now streaming live, which is what I do in the morning, when I wake up, you can change this culture wake up word. And the way to change it to computer is you're going to your Alexa app on your phone. You tap that little hamburger menu settings and scroll down to wake word.

Unknown 16:31
Yeah. And then we have

Unknown 16:32
that drop down menu.

Unknown 16:35
Yeah. And then you can call it either Amazon Echo or computer,

Unknown 16:40
right? All right. And that's all you have to do. We didn't get major Barrett's voice to do it back to you know, yes.

Unknown 16:47
You know what I have? I have a skill that all I have to do is say le x a red alert and it sounds the virus from the original Star Trek series

Unknown 17:03
Barrett some

Unknown 17:06
point

Unknown 17:08
because I don't think you can buy that one. Yeah, yeah, it's kind of cool. So yeah, there's 100 million dollar these things now in people's hands. These Alexa and they are continuing to grow. And they are being embedded now. And more and more devices. Apple this year at CES. That was their big thing, if you will, their announcement was Apple is now making Siri available in TVs and other third party devices. So we're going to see more and more integration. And it looks like Amazon might be winning this smart speaker were

Unknown 17:42
indeed. All right, Craig. Craig Peterson, our tech guru joining us, you know, as it usually does on Wednesdays here can you say joins, we have about two minutes left Craig. So make this one a brief one, but Russia and bitcoins is this some way of getting around sanctions?

Unknown 18:00
Interesting story and Bitcoin is Bitcoin apparently because of fraud and initial trading where they did some trading back and forth between a few guys in order to drive the price of bitcoin up. And that's there's there's some evidence to support that now. There is a rumor floating around that our friends over in Russia that are looking to get away around us sanctions and they're going to get around our sanctioned by using Bitcoin in sac what the, the, the whole rumor drives to is that Russia could purchase Bitcoin to replace the US dollar as a reserve currency and there's saying, Hey, how about we use Bitcoin or some other blockchain technology in order to sell oil for oil trading instead of the US dollar? So the big question is, is this real legit, or not? All the research I've done online seems to indicate that it is not legit, although, who knows? Maybe it was a bit of a trial balloon by the Kremlin. But if Russia work to do that, of course, it would drive the value of Bitcoin way up. Because this Russian economist there's only one guy that said this said that Russia was going to put 10 billion in Bitcoin, I would not call that an investment. By the way, this is not investment advice either, but I don't know what's going to happen. But it is an interesting idea with cryptocurrencies. Could other countries get around us sanctions by switching over to Bitcoin or other currencies?

Unknown 19:43
Great question. We're gonna leave it there Craig is we're out of time appreciate you joining us as always, and we'll talk to you again next week.

Unknown 19:48
Hey gentlemen, take care. Thanks Craig

Unknown 19:50
all right we're gonna come back at the other end of this with our eyeballs

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Hey and once again everybody thanks for listening thanks for downloading thanks for subscribing and we'll be back on Saturday with another one of my Saturday weekend radio shows right here and by the way I you know for a little while twice now I've done dailies here for the podcast if you like my podcasts please let me know and also if you think I should be doing dailies go back to dailies if you'd appreciate it if it's worth the effort because I really want to help out here but when I don't get the feedback it's it's hard to know right how helpful my being but let me know me at Craig Peterson calm. Should I start doing more podcasts more direct podcast talking about but what's happening out there or is my weekly Saturday summary and my discussion that I put up here on my Monday Tuesday Wednesday podcast. Is that enough for you? Let me know me@CraigPeterson.com. Have a great day. Take care. Bye bye.

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Jan 22, 2019

Craig is on with Jim Polito talking about iPhones - how Microsoft is recommending it, what to do with your old iPhones, and upgrading your iPhones.

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Airing date: 01/22/2019

Microsoft Recommending iPhones - What Should You Do With Your Old iPhone - Upgrading iPhone

Craig Peterson: 0:00

Hey good morning everybody. Hopefully you got my emails I sent one out Friday I sent one out on well it sounded Of course my regular email but that special report that I put together you know the free one that talks about how to freeze your credit is available now and it's going to be a you know it's going to make a big difference in your life. I ended up reaching out as a member of the great and powerful media community in the press I reached out to the four major wrist credit reporting agencies out there and I talked to them about what the best ways are to protect your data okay well you got to all this personal information this latest hack 750 million records found online and probably wasn't one hackers probably bunch of data put together all of that stuff in one box 750 million records it's just crazy so you got to make sure that your data is safe that it's all kept safe and what's the best way to do that they told me I put together the special report I've got a free upgrade to you can get the special report better free upgrade coming this Friday I'm going to do a one just one webinar we're going to answer your questions I'm going to review the whole thing explained it all and that will be live on Friday and if you take the upgrade you're going to also be able to get that replay of it so you can work through it later on again so hopefully you got that if not send an email to me@CraigPeterson.com or check your spam box your junk box. Make sure me@CraigPeterson.com is in your contacts. Okay, this is important. And I've got a lot more special reports coming up. I've got a really great offer coming up here in the first week of February. So keep your eyes out for that as well. And everybody have a great day. I spoke with Jim this morning all about the iPhone. So if you've been wondering about upgrading, if you have a Microsoft phone and you heard the latest news, or even if you didn't hear the latest news, listen in because here we go with Jim

Unknown 2:14
man, one of the most popular segments on the show. And I'm talking about our friends at Tech Talk guru. Craig Peterson. Good morning, Craig.

Unknown 2:24
Hey, good morning. You know, it's it's too bad. That great looking guys like us. You know, our faces don't come through. But at least our voices are there, right.

Unknown 2:37
You and I could scare varnish off a mahogany table.

Unknown 2:42
You know what I mean? You know what happened?

Unknown 2:48
You're very handsome man. Craig. Just like me. How about

Unknown 2:53
two very young, very young to Yes,

Unknown 2:55
very young. Hey, I want to call an audible here much like Tom Brady does. Every once in a while. When he gets up to the line of scrimmage and changes his mind.

Unknown 3:06
In the past couple of weeks. My Apple

Unknown 3:13
iPhone 6 has been 6S or whatever it is, has just been. It's telling me Jim, I want you to put me down. You know what I mean? It's it's telling me that and and I said to Kathy God, I hate to spend money on a new phone. And she said, Well, ask Craig Peterson what he thinks. And I said, Well, I yeah. I said, I'm going to tell him. I want apple. And I'm going to tell him that I don't think I need the apple 10 or whatever it is. So right now I'm with a six. Craig, what would you recommend? I do? Because I know there's a lot of other people out there who have the same dilemma right now.

Unknown 3:57
Yeah, well, in fact, I don't know if you heard about Microsoft is small software company up in Seattle.

Unknown 4:04
rings a little bit of a bell. I I noticed that bill Bella check. had one of their tablets. Yeah, during Sunday night's game, and he threw it if that means anything, he actually threw it. Yeah,

Unknown 4:18
he's done that before. This was

Unknown 4:20
not because the tablet wasn't functioning those because the ref wouldn't pay attention to something he was showing him on the tablet. But

Unknown 4:29
yeah, well, it's at Microsoft. And, you know, they've come up with some all kinds of me to products that include that Surface tablet that was advertised like crazy on the game. Because of course, they had to keep going to replace and they they had Microsoft Surface all over the replay.

Unknown 4:48
But Microsoft has one of the things is their phones, right? They've got Windows Phone, and it's the bend the answer to so many people that just they love and adore windows. And it's what they're used to supposed to be compatible. Yeah, exactly. Well,

Unknown 5:09
about a week ago, Microsoft announced that, hey, switch to an iPhone,

Unknown 5:17
we're not going to have Windows phone anymore. Microsoft is is completely killing off their windows phone line. 100% gone.

Unknown 5:30
So if you thought about switching to Windows 10 Mobile on your Windows Phone, it's time to have a serious look at the iPhone or maybe an Android phone. Because the Windows 10 Mobile support page says that they're going to stop sending as of December 2019 this year. So you got almost a year it's going to stop sending new security updates, non security hot fixes, there will be no more free assessment support options. No technical content updates from Microsoft available unless you pay extra

Unknown 6:07
so it is dead. So Jim, you're constantly one this is I think this is a great tactical move move from Microsoft. Because Come on. There is one phone out there that that people should buy today. And right now that the iPhone, so you're right to say, Hey, listen, I've got this success. Yeah, what should I do next? It probably should be apple. And apparently Microsoft agrees with you.

Unknown 6:36
Hey, listen, if I can get Bill Gates to agree with me that I'm all set. That makes me that makes me brilliant. Oh, yeah, that's right. He's not running the company anymore. is he now? So then? Okay. So then I don't listen. You know me. I don't want to, you know, spend a lot of money I just needed decent, reliable phone. I don't need it to make my coffee in the morning. I need because I can't do my job. Without it. It is it is my show prep. 24/7. Is that device in my hands. So it's

Unknown 7:15
amazing. Yeah, well, there's a couple of things you could do here. So let me run through the options because I'm sure there's a lot of listeners kind of in the same boat right now maybe looking to get out of Android space because it is so dangerous. But here are your options. First of all, Apple has introduced that policy now for very inexpensive battery replacements. And that means as a rule it's less than 50 bucks

Unknown 7:43
done it already I took the deal that you said to take and I put put the battery in for 30 bucks.

Unknown 7:49
Right, even better back then. Absolutely. So that's your first option for people to consider. The next option is if you are really tight for money most carriers have deals on last two generations sometimes even three generations of Apple phone okay so most of these carriers will give you for cheap money you know just we're talking about some of them have even had deals for a box for an iPhone seven Now unlike Microsoft and Android the seven still going to be supported for a few years to come. Right so it's not a bad thing I have an iPhone eight Yeah, I like you did not get the 10 the eight has the same internal gap as the iPhone can get. Ok now the new tans the XR and the access Max and stuff those guys have a little bit faster guts but I can tell you the iPhone eight as the great new camera technology not the absolute latest greatest but it's phenomenal including the real smart portrait mode it even has a processor dedicated to taking pictures Jeremy it will make you a phenomenal picture taker

Unknown 9:10
wow I'm already actually I'm not bragging a good photographer

Unknown 9:14
Well there you go

Unknown 9:17
I know how to compose a shot so wait a minute because my friend Peter who's a regular listeners iPhone 6. Come on Jim time to upgrade to the x axis

Unknown 9:32
if I was in the market today I

Unknown 9:34
Peters a wealthy man. Peters a very well, yeah,

Unknown 9:37
there you go. I would not get the access. And part of it. Reason is, I don't like the newest technology. Here's the tech guys saying I like to stay a generation or so behind unless

Unknown 9:50
somebody else feel the pain, right. So seriously, consider the iPhone eight. It it's a great phone. And I've got to put the burden for Apple to say have dramatically decreased some of the costs options here on the new iPhone axis. And one of them is that you can trade in your older iPhones and get even as much as $300 towards the purchase of a new phone. Wow. And look at the rental options. Because some carriers like T-Mobile, for instance, have a rental deal works an extra depends on the phone, but tend to only it's $30 a month for one of these brand new iPhone access with the facial recognition. And so then what happens is if if you keep the phone and keep reading it for two years, it's yours. And if you decide to leave the plan, you just return the phone. They'll give you a new one if you want to under the rental agreement. So look at that if you can't afford the files of dollars or more even for the newest latest greatest phone look at the iPhone eight and look at rental option for the iPhone tense. But me personally right now, today, I would do an iPhone eight. And if money was really tight, and I could get a great deal on an iPhone seven. Have a serious look at that too. And refurbished phones from Apple come with really great warranties. So have a look at that as well. Because there are repurpose phones available from Apple. And you can save a ton of money by doing that.

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I got my answer. And that was a great segment. I know that we didn't get to the stuff that Craig sent me. But I knew that I know that other phone and I can tell now by all of the messages I'm receiving from listeners, Craig, that that was a big deal for everybody. So all the stuff we were going to talk about fear not you can get it you can get it every single week. Did you hear me every single week because Craig puts together all of this information. And all you have to do is text to my name to this number 855-385-5553. 855-385-5553

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Thank you, Frank German and good idea to follow Cathy's advice too.

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Bye Bye. Thanks

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Jan 18, 2019

Have you heard of Ring?  Well they make some pretty cool video doorbells.  But today we are going to tell you about some things they did not get right.

Bitcoin is in the news but so is Russia.  We are going to talk about how huge this is and what Russia is up to.

And we have to talk about Alexa? Did you know there are 100 million of them out there?  We will talk about what that means.

We've got these huge corporate websites and not just any website getting hit but other sites hacking going on an unprecedented scale.

Did you get a Smart TV for the holidays? Did you ever stop to think why was it so affordable?  Well, we will discuss spying and your privacy as it relates to you TV. 

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Airing date: 01/19/2019

New Privacy Concerns with Ring Doorbell Camera, Smart TVs Collecting Your Data, Rumors about new Russian Bitcoin

Craig Peterson: 0:00
Hey everybody. I love this beat. This is Craig Peterson. This is show number 990. Isn't that just amazing? We get right down to it. That's a lot of weeks because 990 is one per week. Okay, we're not talking about these guys that are doing dailies, although I have done dailies, that's not part of this. That means we are a matter of what a couple of months out from show number 1000. Wow. That's a lot of show. So anyways, welcome everybody. Hope you're having a good day and hope you like this bumper music. I don't know I kind of like this.

It was between this and a kind of a Beatles-ey type rock song. I really like them, right? These songs I think you got to choose it's got to be whoever the host is that decides that

But I'd love to hear from you too. And what you think I I think Sheryll who does most of our show transcriptions might not like having a lot of music in the background. But I'm kind of liking this, I don't know,

I never played the guitar. I played a lot of instruments over the years, you know, back when I was a kid, right? I kind of stopped when I had a family

That's really nice. It's got a nice beat to it. Anyhow, we're going to talk about tech as we always do. And of course, a lot of that tech has to do with security, as it always does. And we've had a few shows this year so far. But it's been a busy year. And I haven't really been trying to keep up on all the latest latest latest stuff. So that's what this week is all about. And I want to start by talking about some of this Bitcoin stuff because I think this is absolutely huge, and what Russia is doing, and this is going to drive up the price of bitcoin. We've got now 100 million Alexa devices that have been sold. So what's next for us out there after they've got 100 million of them? What does that mean to us? We've got this huge corporate website and not just website but other sites hacking going on an unprecedented scale. So what's happening there? What does it mean to your business? Do you think your websites been acting strangely, maybe this has been going on, particularly if it's been acting badly, the top tech trends of 2019 according to the tech experts out there. And the simple reason, by the way, if you got a new Smart TV for the holidays, why was it so affordable? Well, you will believe this, I think, hey, it's kind of scary, frankly.

And if you've been worried about your TV spying on you, while Ben Gilbert from Business Insider has some news for you, and we'll start out with Amazon's Ring. Now, this is a pretty cool device.

In fact, my wife wants one of these for our house. And I've thought a lot about it that the Ring started with just kind of a doorbell with a built-in security camera. You've probably seen these before, right and you can have the strangers come up to your door and ring the doorbell and that I think the commercial shows someone on a beach in an in a tropical area and just sitting there answering the door on their phone and seeing who it is and what's going on which is really cool. But this article from the Intercept is talking about excuse me talk

Rings frankly abysmal privacy practices. And there have been a number of reports about that in the news over the last little while, but they've got cameras all around. Now it's not just the doorbell. These devices are providing high definition feeds from all around the house. We're talking about the doorbells, but also in garages and on bookshelves. And it's not just for keeping tabs on your home while you're away. But a lot of people are using them kind of like nanny cams to find out also when their kids are home when they get home from school, that they bring some friends with them. Maybe some friends, Mom and Dad don't like it. There's all kinds of things are used for neighborhood watches. People are putting together boards where all of the cameras in their neighborhood are on one website you can go to, and you can see what's happening in the neighborhood. You know, that can be really good. I know my wife helped to found a kind of a neighborhood watch thing here in our neighborhood. And everyone kind of keeps tabs on what's going on. And the founder of Ring his name is, or she I'm not sure, Jamie Siminoff, he said that our mission to reduce crime and neighborhoods has been at the core of everything we do at Ring. And you know, that marketing message has really hit with consumers. Frankly, they got a $1 billion acquisition from Amazon, who now owns Ring. And that's kind of nice if you have the Alexa as we mentioned a little bit earlier, 100 million of them out there right now. So that that Ring device ties into all of that.

So despite this mission that they have talked about to keep people a d their property secure, the company's treatment of video feeds has been anything but secure. And this is according to people who have been talking to the Intercept to say they're pretty darn familiar with what's going on. According to one source, starting in 2016, Ring provided its Ukraine based research and development team, virtually unfettered access to a folder on Amazon S3 cloud storage that contained every video created by every Ring camera everywhere around the world. Now, this is just if this is true, this is just an enormous invasion of privacy. And we're talking about a list of highly sensitive files and could be browsed and viewed by these developers over in Ukraine, you know, could be wonderful people.

But if it's out there on S3, if there are any security lapses, we know Ukraine got hit really badly last year, or actually a little more than a year ago now with some malware, some ransomware that was aimed specifically at Ukraine and companies, what's going on here?

Well, apparently these files are also not just on S3, but they were left unencrypted. And they said that was it because of the expense of implementing encryption and lost revenue opportunities. Because of restricted access and you know, all the excuses you can think of.

Now, you might be familiar with Uber's God Mode. We talked about it here on the show before Uber, of course, that ride-sharing service where people are taking their vehicles and are driving the streets and picking up strangers for money, right. It's not what mom said not to do when we were a kid. But Uber had this God Mode that let anyone in the company basically look at every ride that was currently occurring, where everyone was, who was getting a ride, they were watching celebrities. And just crazy what Uber was doing.

This is vaguely familiar of that, isn't it? And in fact, I think it's kind of worse because now you've got the video. So who knows, right? reporters, competitors, email addresses, all of these people could view all of their cameras. That's all they needed in order to get at the data. And apparently, there were instances of Ring engineers teaching each other about who they brought home after romantic dates. In other words, they were watching each other as well. So this is something we have to be careful of. We know about some of the risks that we've heard for years, about nanny cams, baby cams being hacked. And believe me, they are. If you bought yourself a camera system for your office, and your little bit worried about it well, if you bought it, and it was just one of these lower-end camera systems that most of these video surveillance companies sell. Or if you bought it at Harbor Freight or the local big box door, almost all of those are a very high percentage. And I've seen numbers as high as 90% of them have been hacked by the Chinese, very hackable, let me put it that way by the Chinese and many of them have been hacked. And we have done that we've seen that we have come into a business who was having security problems, they thought maybe there were security problems, they thought maybe there were viruses on their machines. So they brought us in, we checked, Of course, the word viruses on their machines, but what did they come from, they were being hacked from the camera system that was installed. Some cases one case it was installed by a professional firm, but you know, people don't want to pay money for the good stuff from Cisco or some of these other resellers that really check this and keep tabs on this and so that's what happens so you know, it's going to happen.

If you're using these types of devices hopefully like in the case of Ring, you've got Amazon buying them and Amazon kind of whip you into shape so I think it's important to keep that in mind. Right. Ring very big company they paid a billion dollars for it. You think they do a little bit better than that, don't you?

Well, let's talk about TVs now. Smart TVs.

You know smart TVs, have been all the rage. I who was I was at my one of my brother's houses, I think it was. Oh, it was my mom's house and they had just bought a smart TV over the holidays and they had set it up and I had to help them reconfigure some things because they just didn't have it configured right. And it was kind of interesting to ask some questions of her and her Smart TV because it has all of these features on it. She's got it hooked up to the internet so she can stream Hulu and Amazon and she can stream her CBC stuff that she wants to stream from Canada when she is down in the US. She was completely oblivious to the potential problems here but here's another one to add to your list and to seriously complain when you are going to buy a smart TV about these things spying on you right because you have a right to be upset It doesn't say anywhere on the label that they're spying on you but Have you wondered why that smart TV was so cheap right they remember how much they used to be Why are they cheap well here's a great story Ben Gilbert over the Business Insider and of course all of these articles I've mentioned today including the ones I'm going into more detail on are available at my website http://CraigPeterson.com hopefully you are a member of my insiders email and you got an email comes out every Saturday morning if you're not subscribed, just go to http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. You'll get all of this and more when there are big hacks or big things happening in the news that I think are worth you knowing about. And kind of jumping on top of I will let you know, and I let you know via that email list. So you will see these articles right there. You just click on the links, I'll take you right to my website.

But here's what Business Insider had to say. The vast majority of televisions available today are smart TVs. We knew that right? You go into any store. That's what you see that they have internet connections, and they aren't connected to the internet. Sometimes it's via wireless because the Wi-Fi in our homes has gotten so good and sometimes as via hardwire, but they've gotten internet connections. I've got advertisement placement as part of the TV where the TV recognizes that maybe the channel you're watching has a commercial coming on right now. So the TV overlays a commercial or to overlay it in the corner. They also have streaming services built into them. So despite the all of this added functionality, think about what that all costs to put together right there. They aren't Roku that aren't making the hardware and then selling streaming services. They aren't Apple TV who is selling new or the Apple TVs set-top box and also making the real money off of streaming services, right. They're not a fire stick where Amazon can give it to you at a great discounted price. Because Amazon selling new video content, right. All of that stuff just plain adds up.
We have to seriously consider what business these people are in. You know, you can go out right now you can buy a 65 inch 4K Smart TV with HDR capability for less than 500 bucks.

That's a massive piece of technology. It's going to last you for years. Are you kidding 4K? I don't have 4K my house. My TV is half the size of this one. Right? How can you get it for that cheap? Well, there is a caveat. Some manufacturers that are selling these TVs are making their money on the back end. Now we understand the back end with your fire stick, you understand the back end with your Apple TV or your Roku because they're all making money off of the streaming. But how about the TV set? Well the TV manufacturer may also have deals with these you know Australian providers so that they get a little bit of a cut in the action just like you buy a Windows PCs especially if you buy it retail you know if you get a Windows PC from us it's going to be clean but these retail machines that you buy come pre-loaded with all kinds of crapware. Right? Right? They've got Norton Antivirus or Symantec can have viruses tho those are going to do you any good. And they've gone to these games that you can play, they've got all of this stuff that you can have, if only you pay them money, right. So you get a free 30-day trial or something. But you know, you have to go through all the trouble taking the software off of your machines. So they make an extra 10 bucks per machine. It's estimated by putting all that junk on your machine before you buy it.

So how are the TV manufacturers going to make that extra money? Well, they are collecting data like the types of show you watch which ads you're watching when you're flipping channels, right? The eyeballs, that's what they want to know, and your approximate physical location. And we talked before on the show about how some of these people manufacturers are actually even using cameras to figure out who's watching the TV.

Now, there is an interview on The Verge. They have a podcast, and they had Vizio chief technology officer on there. I think his name's Bill Baxter, and Vizio is a big TV company. I have one of their TVs. And he was talking about how this technology works. And he said this is a cutthroat industry. This is a direct quote. I've found it here. It's a 6% margin industry. The group greater strategy is I really don't need to make money off the TV. I need to cover my costs. So more specifically, companies like the Vizio, V-I-Z-I-O, don't need to make money from every TV they sell because they're making money on the back end. So there's the answer you can tell your friends if they're wondering why those TVs or smart TVs are so cheap now you know the answer.

And we're going to talk about Russia here right now and the whole Bitcoin thing.

Now we just had a Canadian sentenced to death over in China and we know that two Chinese executives we had, Huawei executives and that made the news was arrested in Vancouver, Canada when she was changing airplanes there. And another Huawei executive with just arrested last week as well I think that was in South Korea but I don't remember and Huawei courses in trouble I heard just I think it was the last couple of days that Huawei is up on some criminal charges, which you normally don't see for Corporation. But it's a real problem.

Why was there a warrant for that Huawei executive to be arrested that caused her to be arrested in Vancouver? Well, there was a warrant because the United States is accused, Huawei of violence, this sanctions against Iran. So Canada honored that warrant and arrested her and you know, the aftermath is still kind of kind of me trying to figure out there.

So what does this all mean? Why did I bring this up? And when I'm mentioning Russia? Well, there are also sanctions against Russia. And there is a lot of fake news out there as well. Right? But the big fake news started with was Dan Rather, right, who was who made up completely made up this story about George Bush, President Bush and his lack of service and what he did in the Texas National Guard, completely fabricated, right. And then he lost his job over the whole thing and got defensive about it, and you know, it, it was the wrong thing to do. And that was really, really the beginning of the fake news that we have today.

So fake news. We've been seeing I'm going to put this up on my website. Hopefully, that'll be up by the time the show's over here. We got my people working on it, but hopefully what we find is that this is fake news as well. So here's what's been going on. If you listen to me before, you know I am not a fan of cryptocurrencies, not because of the fact that cryptocurrencies can help you maintain a degree of anonymity And believe me, it's only degree people can be tracked down, they have been tracked down and they have been arrested, okay, criminals doing evil things with Bitcoin. Now, there's nothing wrong with Bitcoin or these other things, you know, cryptocurrencies, as far as you're using them for legal purposes. And of course, if you make a profit in selling any of these cryptocurrencies, you have to report that to the Internal Revenue Service, right? Pretty straightforward, pretty simple.

Well, how does this tie into Russia and Iran and China? Here's how it ties in. There's rumors that Russia is looking to buy bitcoin and the rumors are that it's going to invest about $10 billion in Bitcoin.

Now, this is an economist that's saying that the guy's name is Vladislav Ginko, and we'll see what happens because he's saying hey, this could start as early as February 2019. Well, first thing why would Russia buy bitcoin?

Well, according to this economist Russia wants to get away from the US dollar as being the world's currency and when you buy and sell oil it's always done in US dollars right so he's saying that we've got our wonderful president or prime minister the president of Russia Putin over there saying hey listen we want to get away from the US dollar so let's make Bitcoin be the reserve currency for the world now uh. How would that be something? What do you think that would do the price of bitcoin? Bitcoin that struggling to get back up to $4,000. Remember it at one point in some markets it was as much as $40,000 but generally speaking was about 18,000, 20,000 at its peak. So it's a lost a lot as have pretty much every other cryptocurrency and these initial coin offerings that were happening every day, last year, they're pretty much dead now. Because the cryptocurrency boom has faded. It's faded in a very big way.

So what do you think that starting a rumor that Russia was going to put $10 billion into bitcoin? What do you think that would do to the value of Bitcoin?

So we're looking at this saying, okay, maybe that's legitimate. We've got the Trump administration, adding some more Russians to the list of sanction entities that US companies and persons cannot trade with. And the sanctions, of course, are this aggressive stance that the Trump administration has had against Russia, although Trump's been colluding with Russia. So he, you know, the Trump administration has been much tougher on Russia than any previous modern administration.

So maybe they would, maybe they wouldn't, but I'm looking at all of this same, you know, maybe really, what we're looking at here is not that Russia is looking to buy bitcoin, and maybe they are, maybe they've considered it, but no one except Ginko was saying that they're seriously considering that is this another fake news and that may be what it is if it's not fake news I don't know maybe Bitcoin to be something to put money into this is not investment advice you know I've never bought any of this stuff I don't want any of this stuff because it's it's frankly way too volatile but I thought I'd bring it up because it's an interesting angle and from what I've been able to tell online doing research on all of these various cryptocurrency websites this is not a legitimate story well we were not going to have time to get to all of the articles today. As I mentioned before you can get them by just going to my website at http://CraigPeterson.com. Read my newsletter that hopefully you get every week my little insider newsletter letter and you get that by going to http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. And hey I want to shout out here and a big thanks to everybody who's left comments we got a few comments on my podcast the more of those we get you know the more coverage we get the more people that are going to hear about the podcast well I've been doing this for a very long time huge labor of love here for everybody I really am trying to help you out so please share but also leave a comment go to http://CraigPeterson.com/iTunes. http://CraigPeterson.com/iTunes and that'll take you to a place where you can subscribe right there on iTunes. They are the 800-pound gorilla. I would really love it if you subscribe there because that's where the numbers come from. that the show is rated on and leave some five-star comments. Hopefully, I've earned five stars from you. But do it right there. subscribe and leave a comment. I so appreciate it. http://CraigPeter son.com/iTunes.

Okay, so we got a couple more minutes. Let's talk about the biggest tech trends of 2019. This is a FastCompany article FastCompany still seems to be a pretty good magazine, I have a subscription to it. And I enjoy a lot of the articles. But they're saying that this might be more of a quiet year, 2019 more about laying the groundwork than any historic breakthroughs. And what is the groundwork? Well, number one, the growth of AI. Artificial intelligence is really going to grow. It's frankly, most of its still really machine learning. But IBM is actually now selling quantum computers, how's that for amazing? And these things are going to change the whole world of cryptology for prediction for weather, a prediction for earthquakes at a kind of everything. Okay, so that's kind of rolling out right now. I think they've only sold one of those quantum computers. They had one on the floor at CES this year, and they may be putting more of them out there.

We're also going to see technology that is really going to kind of blur some of the boundaries between what's real and what's synthetic. When it comes to the reporting you're reading. You might have noticed this already articles that the English kinda is terrible in right? Have you noticed that? So we're gonna have more synthetic media This year, we're going to have more ethical questions. As we have these autonomous vehicles rolling out an AI rolling out. Consumers may start adopting some more these are you know AR glasses, really, we'll see what happened. 5G is going to really start rolling out this year, it's going to start showing up in some phones, we're going to have new user interfaces available because of the virtual reality an augmented reality, we're going to see more on the wireless side, you might have heard me a few months ago, talking about how Wi-Fi is about to change again, we're going to seem more the slow death of cable TV is has become to be known. It's going to move over to frankly, our wireless devices, voice platforms, you know, you've seen Alexa, Google Home rise up, we've seen Siri kind of plod along but that's going to be improving as well. So keep an eye on your mailbox. You should have gotten an email from me this week. yesterday. Yeah, Friday. And I made a note of it too, in this morning's newsletter. I have something going on right now. This is my first in a series of special reports. It's absolutely free. All you do is make sure you are on my email list and you can sign up for but this is why you should not be buying some of this so-called insurance for identity theft and what you can do for free. So I'm writing that absolutely free. I have a special I actually have like four or five special surprise bonuses that are part of that everything there is for free. And if you want to attend some of my master classes, there's information about all of that there. So check your email for an email from me@CraigPeterson.com and have a great week. Take care, everybody. Bye-bye.

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Jan 16, 2019

Today Craig spoke with Ken and Matt on the WGAN Morning News about a number of subjects including following up on their discussion of dogs and Craig told them about his new rescue dog, a Great Dane named Velma.

Then they got into the Technology and Ken mentioned he was going to be traveling soon and wanted to know how he could protect his data while traveling.

Then Matt asked about the new eye-scanning technology that is being tested now that can identify if you are lying.  Bottom line it still relies on your physical response and can still be manipulated by the biases of the tester.

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Craig Peterson 0:00

Hey good morning everybody. I was just looking at some of my LinkedIn stats and if you haven't linked into me over on LinkedIn you can go ahead in LinkedIn

Unknown 0:09
but I was kind of cool because one of the videos I put together on Facebook and tracking you got like 1300 watches over on LinkedIn who knew I videos on LinkedIn anyhow that's pretty cool so thanks everybody that watched that and a few people commented so thanks for that as well in my posts over there getting more and more popular in the videos and stuff so this is good all the way around thanks everybody I really appreciate it and I appreciate everyone who subscribes to this podcast if you're not subscribed and this is subscribers that really count with the numbers here so I appreciate you listening but if you subscribe it really helps us out go to http://CraigPeterson.com/iTunes or you just search for me on rape whatever platform you like to listen to podcasts on. And there are you know, there's one other Craig Peterson out there. He's up in Washington state he and I have had some run-ins before where he was using my popularity to try and build his own credibility and but he's not me, right I'm the guy so the best way is http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe for my email list. And http://CraigPeterson.com/iTunes to subscribe to my podcast slash iTunes and you can get this all automatic, then it really does help us out helps out a lot, because that's where the numbers really come from those subscribers is water counted. All right. This morning, I was on with our friends Ken and Matt. And Matt is looking to get a little puppy dog. So there's a litter he's been looking at and trying to figure out which dog that his kids want. And he and his wife one can, what name are they going to have it? So they were talking about that before I got on that the air this morning. So I had the guide get on and straighten them out. Oh, right. Isn't that always the case, though, somehow. And we talked about a couple of topics. We talked a little bit about putting your data at risk when you travel. There's a great article I have up on my website, you probably want to check out. But we talked a little bit about it. And a little bit about the VPN situation. And Matt had a quick question about that eye-scanning a lie detector as well. We've got our new information data starting to come out we're sending out this week, we're almost done. Wow, talking about a labor of love. Almost done with putting together this whole new special report system for you. You guys are going to love it. And hopefully that's going to happen this week. We've got it all planned out. And we've been working on it every day for the last week or so. Because it's not just this one special report on how to lock down your credit. But we're talking about a whole series of them. We've got 50 of them in the pipeline right now. So we're trying to make this whole system work with a special founding member of my insider portal, which is going to be absolutely free for this basic membership forever. But it's a beta thing. We're going to try a few things out. This is going to be fun, I think. And we've already got a couple of people who are in the alpha test already. So you know, kudos to you know who you are. And those people will be in beta that respond for this latest special report on how to lock down your credit for free and keep an eye out for that. That should be out this week. Again, if you're not on my email list, you already know how just rewind http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe, right? We got all of that here today. So off we go with Ken and Matt. And we'll be back at this weekend, if not before maybe with a couple more videos. So here we go.

Unknown 4:01
And we are back again. It's time for Craig Peterson, our tech guru to join us he does so at 738 every Wednesday. This Wednesday being no exception

Unknown 4:10
during our you know, except to that 738

Unknown 4:13
Good Mornings whether we got a new puppy to well actually sees three and a half years old. This is our fourth rescue great game and she's just amazing. And her name is Velma. How's that for great? Velma?

Unknown 4:29
Velma? The Great Danes are really

Unknown 4:31
big.

Unknown 4:34
I mean,

Unknown 4:35
like I told the girls they need to knit her an orange turtleneck sweater. Stay warm

Unknown 4:41
Velma

Unknown 4:43
assume you named after the Scooby Doo character

Unknown 4:47
name. She came with

Unknown 4:48
and or or or you're great on from 1840

Unknown 4:59
Well, good for you.

Unknown 5:03
Well, you know

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the dog named Blanche

Unknown 5:08
doors Well, I wasn't gonna neighbor Hillary right.

Unknown 5:14
pet stores in California Petros in California, they cannot sell brand new dogs. Is it where they have to shell rescues now? California course. Of course. That's the way things work

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for

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low on Yes.

Unknown 5:31
First Lady.

Unknown 5:33
Yeah, like long names my most of my dogs been named after like different guns and other manufacturers of different things over to

Unknown 5:44
guns like Beretta.

Unknown 5:51
Yeah, exactly. And Winchester and you know that's that sort of thing that's what we've had German shepherds and as I said, Our fourth grade

Unknown 6:00
he thought about a Bischon or Boston Terrier cute dog

Unknown 6:06
or something a little you know I like the big dog that just you know

Unknown 6:10
you know what comes out a big dog

Unknown 6:12
what outside

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a happy dog

Unknown 6:16
no, I

Unknown 6:16
know but you'll still step in it that's all I gotta say.

Unknown 6:19
For the chickens take care of that though they break it all off and you know it's also stepped on it right away but yeah they do and they eat more, of course, then

Unknown 6:28
whoever thought we'd be talking about dog poop chickens you go to a bag you go to a bag of dog food a week you

Unknown 6:36
know the chickens do keep away the

Unknown 6:39
the text

Unknown 6:41
they do actually not as good as getting him but you know on on that point to can

Unknown 6:47
about the back Are you from the 1800s what

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you got chickens

Unknown 6:59
we found is he's a technologist

Unknown 7:05
that why I drive a 1980 Mercedes diesel right no electronics so

Unknown 7:11
probably hear that thing coming from about six miles away

Unknown 7:13
and see it too about the dog food Ken is that we found a what's called a higher quality dog food, I guess I was buying it at the local Walmart or whatever, you know. And we found this other stuff that a dog food store we brought the dog in and they had a food tasting for Velma. And they had like eight different feeds of foods out there for her I'm used to using the word "feed" for the chickens. So I this feed and she got to try the different the different foods and which one that she liked. And then they had this treat tree and she found a treat you really like and so we said okay, well we'll track it. It's like a pound for pound it's like eight times as much as pie as the big box. Right and but she only eats about an eight says much of it. So worth something. We felt the same price and she looks so much better. And she has more energy.

Unknown 8:10
How about some of your chickens are getting

Unknown 8:13
slowly he actually got into some chicken because we had we had you know dead ones. We had some and she found the bones in the trash and stuff and she pulled them out and started eating them. But um. Yeah, but you got to be careful chicken bones with dogs.

Unknown 8:31
Yes, you do.

Unknown 8:32
Yes you do

Unknown 8:35
with what Danes turkey gives them because one of our Danes got into the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving and bloody diarrhea not a good thing to talk about eating breakfast Let's move on. And that's animal

Unknown 8:49
answers

Unknown 8:52
animal expertise talking about getting developers

Unknown 9:00
ology I'm going to be traveling Yeah if I don't catch pneumonia from my wife, or cold from Matt, and a week and a half. So what should I do to prevent the risk of my data? Or data,

Unknown 9:14
data? Or data? Yeah, when you're traveling, etc. I had a couple of questions from like, you guys know, I have a weekend radio show that I of course podcast as well that you can find on my website. But

Unknown 9:30
oh, yeah, there you go. Slash iTunes, if you want the past, but I know you guys are also podcasting my segments here. Although people who are listening for the tech today might be slightly disappointed. But the the the whole thing about traveling and data and the show on Saturday was about VPN and trying to keep your data safe the VPN. And of course, we've talked before about how Facebook kind of fool people into thinking using their VPN would make them safe. So I got a great article up on there about traveling and what you have to be careful for because everybody tries to hop on to Wi-Fi. Now, we don't do it with our phones, like we used to. Nowadays, we're doing it with our laptops, because our phones have great data plans, right? Almost everybody. And we all know that come next year, 2020 data is going to get even better. But we've seen breaches in the hotel chains. We know about breaches that have been happening at airports, even breaches of airplanes systems while they are in flight, and where people took them over the Wi-Fi that's onboard the planes. And we're using that to hack into people on the plane who are using the Wi-Fi. Now the good news is the planes main systems used for the flight controls are a different system than they're using for the Wi-Fi. So that's very, very good. But according to a new Pew Center research poll security poll that was done, in the study, they found that even though there's been all these encrypted networks and websites using encryption, and that's made the internet safer. In general, there's just no such thing as being too careful. So be careful with your credit cards. Use those little anti-scanning wallets that you can get. So the RF IDs can't be scanned, use devices built-in safeguards, the fingerprints of some print on your phone, whether it's a Samsung, or an apple, that some print reader does tend to be a lot safer, particularly on Samsung than the new facial recognition system. So use the thumbprint on it's available in no one to use 12 digit passcode pin, like how to make sure your devices are encrypted, that standard with Apple. And it's absolutely available for pretty much every other manufacturer out there, including the Android just turn that stuff on, don't connect to public Wi-Fi, if you can avoid it, connect to your cell phone. And your cell phone probably has data sharing on it. So you can tell it from your cell phone, etc. etc. You know, your rental cars, your Bluetooth, when you connect to that rental car, that car will usually upload your contact list and things and you don't want that for the next guy to come around and use or the people who are taking care of the cars to steal it. Because it's going to have your home address in there. It's going to have all kinds of stuff. And you got to be careful with that too. So either doesn't connect to the Bluetooth in your car or make sure you delete it. When you leave your car at the airport. delete your phone. First of all, your data goes away. Just all kinds of great tips. And again, they are up there on the website

Unknown 12:43
talking to Craig Peterson, our animal answer man, who's here occasionally giving us an update about technology. Craig, am I going to have trouble lying to people in the future? Oh, this is this is a concern for me.

Unknown 12:56
Yeah,

Unknown 12:57
well, if you are a politician, you might want to really be careful, okay, because there's this new Blade Runner technology. And what's really kind of interesting about this from my standpoint to is Mark Cuban's, the guy that founded this company back in 2014, it's called the ID tag and it's kind of like a polygraph for the I have words of it, but it's about 1510 15%

Unknown 13:27
more accurate according to the manufacturer, it's already in use 500 customers 40 countries but what it does is it looks at your eyes and watches for the response of your pupils in your eye as you are being interviewed by someone and the whole idea is if you lie your eyes going to react in a certain way It only takes about 30 minutes as opposed to a couple of hours for a normal polygraph. And I've got to say both cases polygraph and this new eye lie detector is not 100% the people who are administering the test are going to introduce their own personal biases on what's going on. But you know, give a little bit of time because ultimately you're going to see something like this at us by our friends, TSA, it's already been used by some of the embassies out there and who knows, we'll see just how accurate it really is. But it's about $25,000 to buy one of these and that makes it a lot cheaper than some of the polygraph equipment that's out there and might be good for just basic research of crimes and potential criminals

Unknown 14:47
are joining us every Wednesday at 730. And if you do have any questions about Great Danes or pets, feel free to go to his website. Craig Peterson, the dog whisperer. com just click that for joining us. We'll talk to you next week.

Unknown 15:04
Take care guys. Thanks. All right.

Unknown 15:07
I would never have a great day. What do you say, a huge giant,

Unknown 15:15
I could say is leave a big Ken. Alright, everybody. Talk to you later. Take care. Bye-bye.

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Jan 16, 2019

Today Craig spoke with Ken and Matt on the WGAN Morning News about some subjects including following up on their discussion of dogs and Craig told them about his new rescue dog, a Great Dane named Velma.

Then they got into the Technology, and Ken mentioned he was going to be traveling soon and wanted to know how he could protect his data while traveling.

Then Matt asked about the new eye-scanning technology that is being tested now that can identify if you are lying.  Bottom line it still relies on your physical response and can even be manipulated by the biases of the tester.

These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit - CraigPeterson.com

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Transcript:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Airing date: 01/16/2019

Craig Peterson 0:00 Hey good morning everybody. I was looking at some of my LinkedIn stats, and if you haven't linked into me over on LinkedIn you can go ahead and link-in

Unknown 0:09 but I was kind of cool because one of the videos I put together on Facebook and tracking you got like 1300 watches over on LinkedIn who knew I videos on LinkedIn anyhow that's pretty cool so thanks everybody that watched that and a few people commented so thanks for that as well in my posts over there getting more and more popular in the videos and stuff so this is good all the way around thanks everybody I really appreciate it and I appreciate everyone who subscribes to this podcast if you're not subscribed and this is subscribers that really count with the numbers here so I appreciate you listening but if you subscribe it really helps us out go to Craig Peterson comm slash iTunes or you just search for me on rape whatever platform you like to listen to podcasts on. And there are you know, there's one other Craig Peterson out there. He's up in Washington state he and I have had some run-ins before where he was using my popularity to try and build his credibility and but he's not me, right I'm the guy so the best way is Craig Peterson dot com slash subscribe for my email list. And Craig Peterson dot com slash iTunes to subscribe to my podcast slash iTunes and you can get this all automatic, then it really does help us out helps out a lot, because that's where the numbers really come from those subscribers is water counted. All right. This morning, I was on with our friends cannon, Matt. And Matt is looking to get a little puppy dog. So there's a litter he's been looking at and trying to figure out which dog that his kids want. And he and his wife one can, what name are they going to have it? So they were talking about that before I got on that the air this morning. So I had the guide get on and straighten them out. Oh, right. Isn't that always the case, though, somehow. And we talked about a couple of topics. We talked a little bit about putting your data at risk when you travel. There's a great article I have up on my website, you probably want to check out. But we talked a little bit about it. And a little bit about the VPN situation. And Matt had a quick question about that i scanning a lie detector as well. We've got our new information data starting to come out we're sending out this week, we're almost done. Wow, talking about a labor of love. Almost done with putting together this whole new special report system for you. You guys are going to love it. And hopefully that's going to happen this week. We've got it all planned out. And we've been working on it every day for the last week or so. Because it's not just this one special report on how to lock down your credit. But we're talking about a whole series of them. We've got 50 of them in the pipeline right now. So we're trying to make this whole system work with a special founding member of my insider portal, which is going to be absolutely free for this basic membership forever. But it's a beta thing. We're going to try a few things out. This is going to be fun, I think. And we've already got a couple of people who are in the alpha test already. So you know, kudos to you know who you are. And those people will be in beta that respond for this latest special report on how to lock down your credit for free and keep an eye out for that. That should be out this week. Again, if you're not on my email list, you already know how just rewind Craig peters.com slash subscribe, right? We got all of that here today. So off we go with Ken and Matt. And we'll be back at this weekend, if not before maybe with a couple more videos. So here we go.

Unknown 4:01 And we are back again. It's time for Greg Peterson, our tech guru to join us he does so at 738 every Wednesday. This Wednesday being no exception

Unknown 4:10 during our you know, except to that 738

Unknown 4:13 Good Mornings whether we got a new puppy to well actually sees three and a half years old. This is our fourth rescue great game and she's just amazing. And her name is Velma. How's that for great Selma?

Unknown 4:29 Selma? The Great Danes are really

Unknown 4:31 big.

Unknown 4:34 I mean,

Unknown 4:35 like I told the girls they need to knit her an orange turtleneck sweater to stay warm

Unknown 4:41 Elmo

Unknown 4:43 assume you named after the Scooby Doo character

Unknown 4:47 name. She came with

Unknown 4:48 and or you're great on from 1840

Unknown 4:59 Well, good for you.

Unknown 5:03 Well, you know

Unknown 5:05 the dog named Blanche

Unknown 5:08 doors Well, I wasn't gonna neighbor Hillary right.

Unknown 5:14 pet stores in California, they cannot sell brand new dogs. Is it where they have to sell rescues now? California course. Of course. That's the way things work

Unknown 5:26 for

Unknown 5:28 low on Yes.

Unknown 5:31 First Lady.

Unknown 5:33 Yeah, like long names my most of my dogs been named after like different guns and other manufacturers of different things over to

Unknown 5:44 guns like Beretta.

Unknown 5:51 Yeah, exactly. And Winchester and you know that's that sort of thing that's what we've had German shepherds and as I said, Our fourth Great Dane

Unknown 6:00 he thought about a Bijon or Boston Terrier cute dog

Unknown 6:06 or something a little you know I like the big dogs that you know

Unknown 6:10 you don't come out a big dog's Frank

Unknown 6:12 what outside

Unknown 6:14 green a happy dog

Unknown 6:16 no I

Unknown 6:16 know, but you'll still step in it that's all I gotta say.

Unknown 6:19 For the chickens take care of that though they break it all up and you know it's also stepped on it right away but yeah they do, and they eat more of course than

Unknown 6:28 whoever thought we'd be talking about dog poop chickens, you through a bag you go to a bag of dog food a week you

Unknown 6:36 know the chickens do keep away the

Unknown 6:39 the text

Unknown 6:41 they do actually not as good as getting him, but you know on on that point to can

Unknown 6:47 about the back Are you from the 1800s what

Unknown 6:53 you got chickens

Unknown 6:59 is the we found is he's a technologist

Unknown 7:05 the when I drive a 1980 Mercedes diesel right no electronics so

Unknown 7:11 probably hear that thing coming from about six miles away

Unknown 7:13 and see it to about the dog food can is that we found a what's called a higher quality dog food I guess it is it is buy it at the local Walmart or whatever, you know. And we found this other stuff that a dog food store we brought the dog in and they had a food tasting for Velma. And they had like eight different feeds of foods out there for her I'm used to feed and check it so I this feed and she got to try the different the different foods and and which one that she liked. And then they had this treat tree, and she found a treat you really like and so we said okay, well we'll take it. It's like, pound for pound it's like eight times as much as the big box. Right and but she only eats about an eighth as much of it. So, worth something. We felt the same price and she looks so much better. And she has more energy.

Unknown 8:10 How about some of your chickens are getting

Unknown 8:13 slowly he actually got into some chicken because we had we had you know dead ones. We had some and she found the bones in the trash and stuff and she pulled them out and started eating them. But um. Yeah, but you got to be careful chicken bones with dogs.

Unknown 8:31 Yes you do.

Unknown 8:32 Yes you do

Unknown 8:35 with what Danes turkey gives them because one of our Danes got into the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving and bloody diarrhea, not a good thing to talk about eating breakfast Let's move on. And that's animal

Unknown 8:49 answers

Unknown 8:52 animal expertise talking about getting developers

Unknown 9:00 technology I'm going to be traveling Yeah if I don't catch pneumonia from my wife, or cold from Matt, and a week and a half. So what should I do to prevent risk of my data? Or data,

Unknown 9:14 data? Or data? Yeah, when you're traveling, etc. I had a couple of questions from like, you guys know, I have a weekend radio show that I of course podcast as well that you can find on my website. But

Unknown 9:30 oh, yeah, there you go. Slash iTunes, if you want the past, but I know you guys are also podcasting my segments here. Although people who are listening for the tech today might be slightly disappointed. But the the the whole thing about traveling and data and the show on Saturday was about VPN and trying to keep your data safe the VPN. And of course, we've talked before about how Facebook kind of fool people into thinking using their VPN would make them safe. So I got a great article up on there about traveling and what you have to be careful for, because everybody tries to hop on to Wi Fi. Now, we don't do it with our phones, like we used to. Nowadays, we're doing it with our laptops, because our phones have great data plans, right? Almost everybody. And we all know that come next year, 2020 data is going to get even better. But we've seen breaches in the hotel chains. We know about breaches that have been have happening at airports, even breaches of airplanes systems while they are in flight, and where people took them over the Wi Fi that's onboard the planes. And we're using that to hack into people on the plane who are using the Wi Fi. Now the good news is the planes main systems used for the flight controls are different system than they're using for the Wi Fi. So that's very, very good. But according to a new Pew Center research poll security poll that was done in study, they found that even though there's been all these encrypted networks and websites using encryption, and that's made the internet safer. In general, there's just no such thing as being too careful. So be careful with your credit cards. Use those little anti scanning wallets that you can get. So the RF IDs can't be scanned, use devices built in safeguards, the fingerprints of some print on your phone, whether it's a Samsung, or an apple, that some print reader does tend to be a lot safer, particularly on Samsung than the new facial recognition system. So use the thumbprint on it's available in no one to use 12 digit pass code pin, like how to make sure you devices are encrypted, that standard with Apple. And it's absolutely available for pretty much every other manufacturer out there, including the Android just turn that stuff on, don't connect to public Wi Fi, if you can avoid it, connect to your cell phone. And your cell phone probably has data sharing on it. So you can tell it from your cell phone, etc. etc. You know, your rental cars, your Bluetooth, when you connect to that rental car, that car will usually upload your contact list and things and you don't want that for the next guy to come around and use or the people who are taking care of the cars to steal it. Because it's going to have your home address in there. It's going to have all kinds of stuff. And you got to be careful with that too. So either don't connect to the Bluetooth in your car, or make sure you delete it. When you leave your car at the airport. delete your phone. First of all, your data goes away. Just all kinds of great tips. And again, they are up there on the website

Unknown 12:43 talking to Craig Peterson, our animal answers man who's here occasionally giving us an update about technology. Craig, am I going to have trouble lying to people in the future? Oh, this is this is a concern for me.

Unknown 12:56 Yeah,

Unknown 12:57 well, if if you are a public Titian, you might want to really be careful, okay, because there's this new Blade Runner technology. And what's really kind of interesting about this from my standpoint to is Mark Cuban's, the guy that founded this company back in 2014, it's called the ID tag, and it's kind of like a polygraph for the I have words of it, but it's about 1510 15%

Unknown 13:27 more accurate according to the manufacturer, it's already in use 500 customers 40 countries but what it does is it looks at your eyes and watches for the response of your pupils in your eye as you are being interviewed by someone and the whole idea is if you lie your eyes going to react in a certain way It only takes about 30 minutes as opposed to a couple of hours for a normal polygraph. And I've got to say both cases polygraph and this new I lie detector is not 100% the people who are administering the test are going to introduce their own personal biases on what's going on. But you know, give a little bit of time because ultimately you're going to see something like this at us by our friends, TSA, it's already been used by some of the embassies out there and who knows, we'll see just how accurate it really is. But it's about $25,000 to buy one of these and that makes it a lot cheaper than some of the polygraph equipment that's out there and might be good for just basic research of crimes and potential criminals

Unknown 14:47 are joining us every Wednesday at 730. And if you do have any questions about Great Danes or pets, feel free to go to his website. Craig Peterson, the dog whisperer just click that for joining us. We'll talk to you next week.

Unknown 15:04 Take care guys. Thanks. All right.

Unknown 15:07 I would never have a great day. What do you say f huge giant

Unknown 15:15 I could say is leaving a big can. Alright everybody. Talk to you later. Take care. Bye bye.

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Jan 15, 2019

Craig is on with Jim Polito discussing the lie-detecting eye scanner and the new Huawei scandal involving its CFO.

These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit - CraigPeterson.com

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Transcript:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Airing date: 01/15/2019

Lie Detecting Eye Scanner - Huawei And China First Strike Military

Craig Peterson: 0:00

Hey, good morning, Craig Peterson here. Got my little robot running in the background, cleaning the floors. These things are great if you don't have one of these. I have a Roomba. One of their newer models that I got on sale. It was a beta winners and alpha testing, actually. So I love these things. Anyhow, this morning, I was on with Jim Polito, and we talked about a couple of different things. We talked about Huawei and their impact. We also talked about this Blade Runner style I scanning a lie detector. Is that something that's coming our way? Should we be worried about it. And we've been doing a lot of work here on the DIY security for business. So keep your eye out for those videos. And those courses. We're going to be doing some coaching and consulting and everything. This is going to be something out, never done this before. So you're going to get a great deal on that is as well as the free training that comes as part of that live. So anyways, here we go with Mr. Polito Have a great day. Everybody

Unknown 1:03
sees everybody's favorite genius. And he's here now our good friend and Tech Talk guru. Craig Peterson. Good morning, sir.

Unknown 1:13
Good morning. I'm not sure I like being back from Naples, Florida. You're a little cool. Oh. Amy.

Unknown 1:21
Danny Do I still have Here it is.

Unknown 1:25
Everybody for Craig Peterson is back from Naples, Florida. Oh, how he's. We suffered. Craig, come on. Canadian. Canadian. You're supposed to be able to

Unknown 1:44
forget it. I don't even want to get into it.

Unknown 1:47
The weather? Yeah, it won't. It was 89 when I laughed driving because we went and visited a couple of people work for me down there. My daughter at nine next morning. Got up. It was 69 next morning. We get up it was 49 as we continue to go further north and then and then it was 29 and now Yo, single digit Yeah. Talk to the Chamber of Commerce and get this taken care of.

Unknown 2:14
Yeah, this weather What did we get right outside here? Well, we got 23 now but you're up you're up farther north. So anyway, Craig's again I'll

Unknown 2:28
I'll keep playing and if you do it oh keep doing my cousin's down in Naples right now for the season so really like to be in Naples all right here and if you know what if you want to be able to tell if I'm telling the truth about I want to be in Naples right now you could I think it's fair to say yeah, Jim's telling the truth about that now what if you thought I was lying about that there's a new type of technology available that will scan my eyes hey I was a big fan of the movie Blade Runner which was a great Harrison Ford movie I never saw the remake but the original Blade Runner you telling me that they're soon going to have the technology to be able to tell if I'm lying just by my eyes

Unknown 3:25
well it looks that way are it is on its way. You know we've had a number of technologies over the years to try and get people telling lies you've probably seen in the back of magazines I remember this as a kid you know right next to the X ray glasses

Unknown 3:44
little miss a little thing that you could use to listen to people's voices and felt they were lying to you and that technology's been around for a while so you can take a voice sample and do some serious analysis on it and often Cal someone's got the stress markers right that's what they're looking for typically is a stress markers and everybody knows what a polygraph is. We've seen them all over TV and the movies for years right and the whole idea in fact Penn and Teller did wonders their famous TV shows about polygraphs and how inaccurate they were and all it's doing is just measuring your heartbeat and your and your skin conductivity. Right

Unknown 4:32
It's ga stanza said it's only a lie. If you believe it's a lie.

Unknown 4:39
He is right from

Unknown 4:42
if you're a very good liar, you can beat the poly

Unknown 4:46
well how often do you think people do that? How frequently do you think professional polygraph die or

Unknown 4:54
get it right

Unknown 4:55
now that i don't know i don't know so mean I do know that it is still inadmissible in court which means that judges have said okay that's fine but we're not going you can use that as an investigative tool law enforcement but we're not going to use it as evidence so I can't be that high

Unknown 5:19
yeah human operators of course are interpreting what they see based on the questions that are being asked and and which up 62 maybe as much as 75% accurate at the absolute past the polygraph so this is new technology kind of like absolutely what what they were using and in Blade Runner and I did see the second movie and I did like it It wasn't the same It was definitely a little different universe so yeah I don't know you missed a lot there but that Blade Runner saying where they hook it up and they look in your eyes This is called IV patch This is a new company it was bark back I should say by Mark Cuban and they've been around now for four or five years so quite a while this wasn't

Unknown 6:11
this wasn't on Shark Tank was it

Unknown 6:13
No I don't think you'll realize I think this is one of his independence of fun that he did oh

Unknown 6:20
I'm just joking

Unknown 6:23
I want to 25% of the company $400,000

Unknown 6:27
Yeah exactly. Well he might have done that anyways I don't know maybe he gives us on Shark Tank be super watching you never know right yeah um. But it is a next generation lie detector but bottom line justice to scams as said yeah this is really the same old polygraph now.

Unknown 6:48
She's so please who are saying that it is better. They're claiming an accuracy rate of 86%. Okay. That give or take 10 to 20% better than the Polycom graph

Unknown 7:02
is a while back. Yes. And kill if you don't think you're lying. Not really ever show anything. So it's, it's basically

Unknown 7:09
looking for the same markers, right? It's looking to see

Unknown 7:17
it's looking to see if it's if it's really, really working. I mean, if you really, really stressed out

Unknown 7:25
yeah, if you think you're lying, because your eyes going to construct or dilate based on whether you think you're lying. Whether you are feeling uncomfortable. Now they're claiming they've got 500 customers and 40 countries, there are people who are deploying it. And I got this great quote from University Minnesota Professor professor there, no science and psychology saying, it's astounding to me that they're paying customers deploying this technology and actually screening people with that. So expect it to be in the test. They like that we

Unknown 8:03
have a problem with it. If you are an as an investigative tool for police. And if and if a suspect wants to submit to it. Like if I if I had a loved one missing and they wanted to make sure I didn't have anything to do with it. I'd say give me the poly Give me the whatever the test is, so that you'll stop looking at me and you'll start looking for my loved one. But I wouldn't I certainly wouldn't submit to it for other reasons. And yeah, I in court, I wouldn't want that. So okay. Literally a little simpler deployment of the technology. But the same idea looking for stress. Now speaking of stress, and we're talking with Craig Peterson. And in the short time we have left, we got another important topic, but I want to remind you at the end of the segment, we're going to give you an 800 number. He text My name to it, Jim and Craig will send you the information we discuss today. Plus a whole bunch of other stuff. And he'll keep you abreast of everything important that's going on in technology. Who Wait, am I pronouncing the name of the Chinese company properly? Huawei? Wow. Wow. is a company a massive telecom company in China. And they are I'm concerned about them, because I'm afraid that because there is no line between Corporation in the state in China that if I'm using Say it again. Well, why why why? Why always technology the state is China is going to be listening in.

Unknown 9:50
Yeah, you got some real good concerns there. And one of the problems we have in the US is, guess what our phones are using much of our backbone for our telephony networks. And even some of our data network is provided by Huawei. So we have some evidence that Huawei has been breaking sanctions with Iran and hence the arrest in Canada of their CFO when she was changing planes over in Vancouver. I understand that was just yet another arrest of Huawei executive. I think he was in South Korea, I'm trying to remember but but they China's largest telecom company is really because of the technology they happen to us. They can monitor the electronic communications of anyone using one way technology and apparently some people have found that happening Yeah, and one way is now illegal to use for illegal the rules have been changed cannot be sold on in the military bases turn up to us by our government, at least not directly.

Unknown 11:06
Yeah, see, this is I get it. We were just talking about company in Western Mass, that's Chinese. And it's great. They're they're bringing great jobs to the region. They build rail cars and these cars are going to be used I believe on the orange line in Boston on the T great jobs manufacturing Chinese company but people are sounding the alarm and say, wait a minute, these just aren't rail cars they have electronic technology within them what is our guarantee that there's not some backdoor in there that somebody in China can throw a switch but click a mouse and shut down that train and and it's that's why I wanted to bring this up that you were talking about about this you know, that's a small example how about a massive telecom company whose technology is in just about everything over here? Yeah,

Unknown 12:00
yeah, exactly. And while we set to overtake apple and the iPhone and the smartphone market here in the US and worldwide it's a real concern it's a very big concern we got to remember just as you said this the People's Liberation Army Communist China you know, it's you're talking about PC politically correct earlier today. And believe me, they are communists, this is Red China read used to mean communist, right? Yeah. And then they change the terminology on us and they are not our friends. China's current philosophy is to use technology as a first strike attack. It's true their enemies.

Unknown 12:41
That's true,

Unknown 12:43
Craig, we're up against the clock here. So folks, if you have a text My name to this number 855-385-5553, that's 855-385-5553

Unknown 13:00

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Unknown 13:26
Thanks Jim. Take care. Take care. Bye bye.

Unknown 13:28
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Craig talks about VPNs, backups, the new technology at the Consumer Electronics show, and his new video series with Jack Heath on WGIR this morning.

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Rundown From CES - Craig's New Videos Series - About Backups

Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey good morning everybody. I had a show this weekend you might want to listen to talk a little bit about VPN technology and had quite a few people asking questions so we're going to take care of those questions for you this week, not just on VPN and I did also a quick video on backups I'm trying to start getting this information out because I've got a course coming up as well we're going to be teaching you about everything you need to do in order to keep your business safe now this is a do it yourself course we're going to really answer your questions help you realize that hey it isn't your fault that piece of bad guys are getting in we've got a lot of these big companies selling that virus products that just don't work and anyone within those companies that even mentioned it's been getting fired so listen if you've been attacked if you're afraid of being attacked you you may have email questions etc keep an eye on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com. We've got these wonderful little videos make sure you on my email list you can find out about this course is going to be some coaching involved in things to help you out you know find all of that if you subscribe http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. And of course the website right there. My homepage you'll see these videos at http://CraigPeterson.com. So this morning I was on with Mr. Heath and we talked a little bit not only about how cold it is up here this time of year who mama but we talked about some of the things out at CES as well.

Unknown 1:36
And Craig Peterson joins us now at the Auto Fair listener lines with the Tech Talk update. Good morning, Craig on this money. How are you sir?

Unknown 1:42
Hey, good morning. Doing well Jack.

Unknown 1:45
Well, what's catching your eye this morning.

Unknown 1:47
Oh, we've got a few things that happen out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Of course, it's the show that typically showcases the new products that are coming from all these different companies over the course of really the next six 12 months and their weapons, anything like huge and earth shattering this year. But some of the biggest things that we saw this year. Besides really big like Samsung having an over 200 inch TV called The Wall is this 5G starting to comment starting to show up. There's some tech companies that are really ready for it. And this is what they expect to give a real competition edge to the cell phone carriers over your cable company. Because Jack this new 5G is going to be fast enough that it can replace most people's not only their cable TV, but also their full internet internet. And all of the major players are really jumping on board their apples putting it off for a year. I think he's gonna let things kind of settle down a little bit. And speaking of Apple, of course, the big troll this year out at CES was apple. And I understand Justin, you just got an Apple phone again, right?

Unknown 3:10
That's right.

Unknown 3:11
Yeah, I had to come home Craig.

Unknown 3:14
And he did it the right way. Because a lot of people are concerned, you look at the price tag of these Apple devices like the iPhone, and they can be $1,000 or more even. But what you can do if you want an Apple devices, you can get these new Surface devices or you can buy older models and an iPhone eight is a nominal device. And the apples trolling is kind of trying to point that out at CES. They rented the whole side of one of the hotels. Right. So listen, they put the signs

Unknown 3:45
the signs up. Yeah. Yeah. What stays stays, stays on your name.

Unknown 3:50
Yeah, yeah, exactly. So CES this year, and you know, Mexican huge. I, frankly, was more than a little disappointed. There's a lot of little companies that were there. There's a whole new tech section of the Consumer Electronics Show Jack and there's kind of some fun stuff that was out there. But you know, it wasn't earth shattering. I also this weekend on my show, we talked a little bit about VPN and I've been releasing some videos we just did one on backup. We're going to talk more about that more about the virtual private networks what they can do, I had a bunch of questions come in after the show on Saturday. So keep an eye out on my website because you'll be seeing more videos is already one up there right now. Real quick tips about tech need to know about from a security standpoint what you can do, because that's my biggest disappointment with CES. Lots of cool gadgets but not much thought about security. And that's frankly a big problem in this day. Make

Unknown 4:55
sure is correct. All right. Check it out. Craig Peterson with an O-N. com. Craig you make it a good night. They stay warm. It's gonna it's actually I think quite a bit quite a bit more mild from the weekend. Thanks, Craig will do. Bye bye. As we said earlier, one of our listeners a check in early this morning though. It's probably gone up to maybe minus seven. But -15 this morning up in Whitefield to start the morning early

Otter 5:16
before Yeah, it's called Getting caught back from Naples. Oh my gosh, 89 degrees and now they get a 15 a little north of me here in New Hampshire. Anyways, have a great day going to be busy today putting together a couple more videos to help everybody understand essential things to their business whether it's a Soho a small office, Home Office, a small or medium business. I've been serving them all now with security needs for putting on what 40 years long time time for a little bit of give back here from Craig Peterson. Alright, have a great day. Talk to you later. Bye bye.

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What is up with Huawei?  Listen in and we will discuss what the Chinese have been up to and why we need to be concerned.

Do you travel?  If so you need to be aware of the many ways in which you put your data at risk.  Today, I will explain these traps you could find yourself in and how to prevent them from happening to you.

Do you use a VPN?  I always do and you should too.  However, that means knowing which one to use. Today I will discuss the use and selection of VPNs and why it using one is the smart thing to do.

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The Best VPN Services - Why You Should Use Them

Craig Peterson: 0:00
Hi everybody Craig Peterson here or welcome were in January cold weather. But just looking forward here come April, April showers bring May flowers, it's not going to last forever, everybody. So let's get into it for today.

Craig Peterson 0:19
And talk a little bit more about Huawei. I told you, we'd follow these stories about what they have been doing, I found some information I didn't know before about the laws in China, you know, we already knew that China did not have the intellectual property rights that we have, they may have the laws for some of this stuff. But in fact, they just don't pay any attention to those laws. But we'll talk a little bit about what's going on there. VPN, I want to really bring this up. Now, people, hopefully, you're back at work, you're paying attention to things now. So we're going to review a list of the best VPN services, 5G, what we now know what to expect, that's rolling out this year 2019 The year of 5G, although Apple's not going to be at that party and will tell you why

Craig Peterson 1:10
six ways you put your data at risk when you travel and Blade Runner, remember that movie and they're trying to figure out if you are an Android, and they use a little ice scanner to try and figure that out, wow, there's a nice scanner looks a lot like the Blade Runner trick. And we're going to talk about how they think they can
detect whether or not you are lying. So that's what we have today.

Craig Peterson 1:37
Also this week. And this is really important for everybody, I want you to know that I am doing a six week-ish series of master classes. Now, these things are free, these are not hard, sell anything. Okay, I'm going to obviously offer some services here. But we're talking about having six or so free master classes, one per week. And then I'm also going to be providing a free follow up every week where I'm willing to sit down, we are going to just discuss the questions you asked. So we're going

Craig Peterson 2:16
to have group coaching as well. And this is very, very valuable. This is the sort of thing that costs thousands of dollars, typically. But we're doing it for you, I'm going to have a couple of other experts involved, all of us who want to

Craig Peterson 2:31
secure your business. And that's what this is aimed at. This is business people, although if you're a home user, you probably get something out of this. But it's, you know, it's free. So why not, right. It's not what most people say. But I really want

Craig Peterson 2:46
to help the businesses out because again, it's it is devastating for businesses bad enough if you are an end user rights, your consumer and your credit card number stolen. But all you have to do is report to the credit card company and you today it's done, they'll send you a new credit card. And that's a little annoying. But if you're

Craig Peterson 3:07
a business and the credit cards or your client information or your intellectual property or stolen, not only are you going to get fined when it comes to credit cards, it's a guaranteeing nowadays you will be fine. But you're going to lose your reputation. So businesses that lose the reputation, 60% of the clients are likely to go away. That's the statistic 60% of people say they will not do business with a business that's been hacked. You don't want that to happen, right?

Craig Peterson 3:41
I don't want that to happen. So we've got to make sure we're protecting our small businesses, it's way worse for small-medium businesses way, way worse. And I have yet to find no, I take that back.

Craig Peterson 3:54
I usually say I have yet to find a small-medium business that has proper protection in place. But we did, we've found one, this was about two, maybe three weeks ago, it was a Soho small office, Home Office, one person, and you'll never believe what we found what happened. They actually had all of the security software installed and updated. It was amazing. Now they didn't have the right kind of software, right, you need to stack nowadays have different layers, different types of protection. So you need a software stack, you know, hardware stack to protect you. So they didn't have the best security. But they had very good security. And part of what you want is to make it solid. The bad guys, if they're walking up to your business, and they try and turn the handle and they juggle the door and it doesn't open, they're going to go on to the next business. Right. And hopefully, they can open Well, not to the business person, right. But the bad guys hoping if they juggle a handle, they can get into that next business. So they just juggle handles and you at the very least that's what you need your about 80% protected, maybe 70 if that handle jiggle doesn't come across and do anything. There's a lot more to it nowadays than that.

Craig Peterson 5:12
But we actually found a business that had been doing what I've been advising. So that's pretty good news. Then they listened to the show all of the time. That's probably why right. So we did a cyber health assessment and had to look at all of the data on their machines. They even had the best we've ever seen. Now, we've had been in some businesses where we've seen we've seen just a single business with more than $200 million in liability with just

Craig Peterson 5:39
30 employees. Okay, it's it's not and then we have other businesses that we've been taking care of for years with hundreds of employees that have yet to have a breach knock on knock on wood, right so that's what this is all about. This is really this is really aimed at these businesses that need help and businesses that are trying to do with themselves as well because I'm going

Craig Peterson 6:06
to show you what to do help you understand it to make sure that you are safe okay this is going to be fantastic for you it's going to be phenomenal so if you are not already signed up for these webinars do it now and the easiest way is just get on my email list because I'll be sending out announcements and they'll have a link you can click on for instant registration just go to http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. And I will tell you about this. Now later on in the year, we're going to have paid courses and paid consulting and stuff,

Craig Peterson 6:46
this is the free stuff, okay. And we try and do this give or take once a quarter with these free master classes. So if you are a small business owner, if you are a manager in a small-medium business, meaning, you know, under 20 to $30 million in annual revenue, you will like this, because I'm taking some of the information I've gotten from being a bit of an FBI Insider, you know, running the FBI, in regard webinars, I'm taking some of that information along with what we're seeing today with our clients that we're doing security for, and we're putting in into a course.

Craig Peterson 7:23
So it's, it's invaluable, frankly, for most businesses. And for free, you know, you can't ask for more. And what I'm trying to get out of all of this is just a better understanding of what businesses need. So this is going to be very interactive call the kind of an alpha launch, right? very interactive, you're going to be able to ask questions, I'm going to answer them. We're going to have multiple sessions so that we can answer your questions as you try and do things will take your questions to help you actually accomplish it. So this is talking about ground floor opportunity. This is going to be fantastic for business. And whether again, if you're an IT guy or gal, your security professional, you're just the person that's responsible for http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe, http://CraigPeterson.com. Okay, so let's get into two days articles.

Craig Peterson 8:18
You should be using VPN, if you're not using VPN, you are massively exposed. Now you don't have to use them. When you're near the office. I'm just making so many assumptions here. I'm assuming that your internet connection safe I'm assuming that your Wi-Fi in your offices safe that it's properly segmented, that you're using the right encryption, not just some encryption, but the writing corruption on your Wi-Fi. Or that you're hardwired into your network. And that your network it does not allow just anybody to plug something into it. Because that happens all the time, too. And you've got a contractor in you got

Craig Peterson 9:00
temporary employee and they just plug right into your network. And then they're on which means anything they're bringing with them can now spread throughout your network. I was talking to a listener out in California a couple of weeks back, and he's helping out a nonprofit. It's kind of cool. He worked for Intel for decades. And they have a program that he's involved with where Intel will pay him to go win and help nonprofits with computer stuff. So he's helping primarily with the database stuff. But you know, we were talking and it was just

Craig Peterson 9:36
shocking to hear that he could go in and he just pull didn't hear their network. And he was able to get on getting into their databases and stuff without so much as the single scan of his computers. So assuming your network had the office is safe, then what?

Craig Peterson 9:56
Well, use your office network, but we all have to go home will bring our laptops with us, our tablets with us, we go out to coffee shops, right? Do you do that? I do that as well. And as we're wondering about our data is exposed. If you're using LTE data on your phone,

Craig Peterson 10:18
that LTE data has a level of protection with it, it is encrypted. Although more recently, it's been found that it's easily decrypted. But at least there's a level of encryption. But when you're on your phone, do you think about using a VPN

Craig Peterson 10:34
I know a lot of people that think about it when they are in a coffee shop, for instance, or they are in an airport and a couple of weeks ago, it's still up on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com, I talked about a guy that had all of his data stolen and bank account, drained, etc. Because he used a Wi-Fi at an airport. That's all it took. Okay,

Craig Peterson 10:59
it really it doesn't take very much. So we've got to be careful about all of this stuff, frankly, absolutely careful about it. So what do you do?

Craig Peterson 11:09
Well, you use a VPN and don't just use any VPN, we found out a couple of months ago that Facebook's VPN was harvesting your data. Okay, so don't use VPN from Facebook.

Craig Peterson 11:24
And just like anything else if it's free, you're probably the product so we found a really good article that you'll find online on http://CraigPeterson.com, trying to remember where we got that article from. Let me look here. It came from Oh, yeah, the best, the best VPN. com but you'll see it up on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com to so here's

Craig Peterson 11:52
what they're saying, are the 10 best a VPN for you. And it's something that you should seriously look at. And there's not expensive, okay, to get a VPN. So what do you do? How do you stay safe that so we're going to get into right now these keep you safe by setting up an encrypted connection? So your connection from you over there at the coffee shop to the VPN place is safe, it's encrypted. However, once it gets to the VPN place it is in the clear basically, unless you're using an encrypted website, in which case it's still encrypted. So then you have the advantage of double encryption. Why does that matter?

Craig Peterson 12:38
Well, it matters because there can be people on that same public Wi-Fi as you who are trying to get into your machine. So if your machines responding to these local addresses on these networks, and they can get into a vulnerability that's on your machine, now you got problems. And that's exactly what happened. This guy.

Craig Peterson 13:01
So if you're using a VPN, what happens is all of your traffic gets routed to the remote side. So that local prying eyes, local hackers that are there in that restaurant can't get your data. Okay,

Craig Peterson 13:16
it's very important. It's something that we all need to watch and pay a whole lot of attention to Franklin. So number one the best according to the passage, vpn.com

Craig Peterson 13:31
is expressed VPN. Now I see this all of the time, it's pretty heavily advertised at ranked number one out of the 74 VPN that they checked. And it only costs $6 and 67 cents a month at the cheapest

Craig Peterson 13:45
obtain Express VPN single subscription gets you to access to over 2000 of their servers, 94 countries are located in the British Virgin Virgin Islands, been around for a decade

Craig Peterson 13:59
now a whole bunch of different protocols that are used for encryption, they, they couldn't find any DNS or web RTC leaks, which is very, very good. A lot of places I don't know if you've noticed, but you go to a URL and you end up somewhere you didn't expect or you're looking for something, you type in the URL, it's not a good URL, and then it takes you to their page with their advertisements on it. I've seen that from various internet service providers. So they do all of this stuff. And they don't sacrifice any performance one of the fastest download speeds at three megabit out of 100 that was tested. And they say it's a little on the pricey side, I don't really think so it's between 667 and $13 a month. So very fast, three simultaneous connections, hard to go wrong. Now, what I do for us and for customers is I set up all we know my team setup, I'm using up the one setting it up anymore, but we set up a VPN so they can use it when they're on the road. But it goes directly to their offices. And that then gives them access to the servers at their office to their own workstation at the office and tells them everything they need from a security standpoint because you know, everything safe going there. And then if they go to a third party website, its channeled through the office, which hopefully has a hardware stack that it's running, snore and next-gen firewall and is logging everything, but hopefully they've got all of that so that that again, that person is safe. So there, they're not going to pull down an executable that's unsafe, a Word doc that's unsafe, etc, etc, etc. And none of these VPN services are really doing any of that for you. And that's why we always run it back through our client sites. With the right types of hardware, Nord VPN and another one you see advertised This

Craig Peterson 15:59
is the best time cheap VPN I say cheap in air quotes. In case you're not watching on video, the best cheap VPN at 299 a month. Nobody else can match Nord VPN server account and they have over 5000 of them. They use a double encryption protocol, which combines two servers into one connection. They are VPN apps come fully loaded, they have something called a kill switch. Or they have no login policy. They have a Panama City location. So they're in a privacy-friendly territory. Very good on the hands out to help test to connect up to six devices. The downside is it can take 30 days to process refunds. A little bit of a hassle, their tech support people aren't the best. But based on the test they were doing in the $3 a month that's going to be hard to beat perfect privacy and limited simultaneous connections. This is number three on this list at $10 and 50 cents a month.

Craig Peterson 17:00
None of your personal data is monitored or stored is what they're guaranteed. leak free. best in class encryption. They've got a bunch of great protocols to include open VPN IP sec. SSH, just a whole bunch of things and the monthly cost is a little bit on the higher end and it comes cheaper if you have dozens of devices connected right there in Switzerland. Again, good for privacy and a cyber ghost is another one great features at 350 a month. I'm not going to go into all of the rest of these you can check them out. I have it all on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com that was posted this morning. But those are the top ones you want to look at. Okay, again, just run through that list. We've got Express VPN the best all-around at 667 a month we have coming in number two, nor VPN, which is the best cheap VPN they have a pretty large list of real benefits Nord, VP, and number three perfect privacy and limited simultaneous connections at $10 and 50 cents a month. So check it out online http://CraigPeterson.com. Now let's get into some other stuff, here again, I'm reminder make sure you go right now to http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. We are starting these master classes this week. And you're going to want to be in them. Because we're running through all of the security stuff that you need to know as a small business person, medium business person, we're going to have people on this call that are assigned to security for their business. They're not the security professionals, they've taken a course or two all the way through people who are just newbies at this Alright, this is your chance you are not going to get this chance. Again, I cannot see myself doing this again, I did something similar a year and a half ago just burn myself out about it with a multi-day webinar series. But that's what we're doing here master classes for the next give or take six weeks along with group coaching. absolutely free This is not a heavy marketing thing I'm trying to help this is for you guys out there http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe, that'll get you on my list. Make sure you check your email after you subscribe. Because immediately there will be an email sent to you have to click on it. If you don't click on it, you're not gonna get on my list. Because I only want people who really want to hear from me. And then in addition to finding out about the master classes, you're going to get an email from me every week with all my show notes, the things I talked about here, plus all lot more that we just don't have time to get into with link so you can read those articles. And I'm starting to write my own content. So it's not just curated content anymore. It is content directly from me. So five G's coming. I mentioned that our friends at Apple are not going to be on that boat this year.

Craig Peterson 20:09
So what is 5G? What's it all about? And you might have noticed the TV channels have been disappearing off the air and the reason for that is that they were buying the frequencies back to us for five g it is all about speed here. You know, the baseline difference between the 4G LTE and 5G and are which is the new standard is incredible. The at full signal strength 4G LTE can bring some impressive speeds, but 4K TV it goes back and forth on LTE. However, on the 5G signals, we're talking about multi-gigabit broadband theoretical numbers that you know, the merrily rarely met in the real world. But we're talking about Metropolitan 5G speeds that are consistently above 750 megabits per second. So almost a gigabit over the air isn't that amazing. So it's going to be a win for both urban dwellers and even people in rural locations. If you're in LA, New York, you'll get the new stuff

Craig Peterson 21:24
a little bit faster. Some of those cities, by the way, never really got full LTE because it just wasn't stable enough. In those tightly packed areas. You might remember that you could not use your LTE when you went down to New York, I had this problem. The only way you could use 4G LTE in New York City was if you had a New York City, Manhattan etc. plan from the providers because there's so much trouble with 4G LTE in a tightly packed space where there's a lot of people that problem goes up way with 5G. So that's a huge win latency. a real big problem for some apps. It is going away with 5G signal strength. You know, where in 4G had a full five bars, you'd get 100 megabits with 5G with five bars, you're going to get 20 gigabits, okay, three bars with 4G, you'd get five megabits, three bars of 5G, we're talking about 100 megabits per second. So very, very fast, definitely more complex and it used to be there are also different antennas that need to happen, penetrations going to be different into buildings and things. So things are going to change this. 5G standing for new radio and by the way is going to make a huge, huge difference. And I'm like the early days of 4G when you had LTE. Why max HS PA, it was really confusing with 5G, pretty much everybody's getting into this right.

Craig Peterson 23:09
And T Mobile CEO got really upset with Verizon, they're talking about 5G home internet service. And just any way, so we're not getting into all that detail only got a couple minutes left. When you are traveling, you are putting your data at risk. great article from Conde Nast Traveler. They're looking at a Pew Research Center report on cybersecurity that was released talking about encrypted networks, encrypted website, people using or not using all of our VPN technology we were just talking about. And I love this quote. This is from hacker, former hacker, the National Security Agency for the Department of Defense. I like to and I like to draw a parallel to it using the shower at the gym. It's probably hiding, but not always. I love that. So think about that. When you are going around. You're planning your break, you're going to go down to Florida, you're going to go to the Caribbean here over the winter. Keep all of that in mind. You're putting your data at risk. So, here's the tricks that Conde Nast. Nast is recommending, consider a separate credit card that you use exclusively for travel makes it easier to keep an eye on the transaction since you're presumably only using it a few times a year. All right, let your bank and credit card companies know that you're going out of town. Make sure you use your devices built-in safeguards. Okay, use a screen lock. We see that all the time. Even businesses where the screen doesn't automatically lock you got to make sure it locks, biometric locks, pins, etc. Make sure your devices encrypted. If you have an Apple device, it's almost guaranteed to be encrypted. Make sure you turn off Find My iPhone because it isn't just for finding your iPhone. Find. My iPhone also covers your device if it's stolen. Okay, make sure it's encrypted.

Craig Peterson 25:12
don't connect to public Wi-Fi. Unless you got a good VPN that turns on automatically. If you use your Bluetooth, connect your phone to your rental car. Be very careful because that information can be stored in your car settings. At last time. I was out on a trip we rented a car and I went into the phone and I found all of these other people's phones I found where their homes where I had their call history I had their contacts they were all in there. At the very least disconnect your phone from the car, the rental cars stereo system and delete it. Okay, delete it right out of there.

Craig Peterson 25:53
And don't need to sleep expose your credit card information. Apple Pay is end encrypted no one ever get your credit card number none of the merchants do and then one last thing real quick. There is a Mark Cuban funded startup called ID detect and this thing is saying that it has an accuracy rate of 86% for detecting lives 86% accurate with a 30 minute interview so they talk to you for 30 minutes versus 60 to 75% accuracy on a polygraph that can take a couple of hours so keep an eye out for this. I expect we'll be seeing these in airports pretty soon as they already have cameras taking pictures of you examining you looking doing facial recognition. Heck Taylor Swift is even using facial recognition to look for stockers in the crowd how's that for scary so this lie detector would come in soon. So have a great week make sure you join me I'm doing these master classes and I keep reminding you because you have to do it now or you're going to mess it I'm not repeating classes we're going to be whipping through this stuff I'm going to give you everything you need to know to secure your small and medium business if you are CEO if you are on a board of directors and you need to understand what it's all about we're going to be covering that okay we're going to have a session on that has session on backups a session on the right software to use a session on the hardware stack you should be using software stack VPN it's all going to be covered so make sure you sign up to get on my regular email list I'll let you know about the master classes that start this week don't miss a single one I'm not having replays all right there's no plan to do any of that  http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribehttp://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. We'll get you going on that we are going to help you out  http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe

Craig Peterson 28:01
Have a great week. Talk to you later. Bye-bye.

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Jan 9, 2019

Craig is on the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Matt as they discuss how the Apple Watch is saving lives, the dangers of IoT on your network, and deleting Facebook from your Android devices.

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Airing date: 01/09/2019

Apple Watch Saving Lives - Deleting Facebook From Android - Dangers Of IoT On Your Network

Craig Peterson 0:00

Hey, good morning, everybody. I am back from the road. Got to go down to my mother's 80th birthday. It was Wow. It was amazing. down in Florida, sitting on the beach, New Year's Eve, watching the fireworks and just a T shirt, shorts and sandals. It was, wow, this is the life. Anyhow, it was a fun trip. Got to see family members got to meet with a couple of our people down there in Florida, as well as I was kind of traveling around. And you know, it's nice and directors of the organization and things. So it was really, really fun. And this morning I was on WGAN as well as their affiliates in Maine. Got to talk with Ken and Matt, we talked a bit about the Apple Watch for we talked about a couple of potential issues when it comes to Android. Have you tried to delete Facebook from your Android phone lately? Well, apparently, Matt has this was kind of an interesting thing a lot of people might not be aware of. And then of course, we talked about just the general tech, what should you do when it comes to this internet of things with all of these devices that we have? They are dangerous. So how do you mitigate some of those dangers? And so instead of delving into a dozen different Christmas gifts, that might be very dangerous. Uh, we talked about what you can do from a strategy level in order to keep everything safe. So take carrier we go.

Unknown 1:35
Excuse us. And it's time for Craig Peterson. He joins us now on the line. Craig, how are you sir?

Unknown 1:40
Hey, good morning doing well.

Unknown 1:43
So Craig

Unknown 1:45
nice couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year's guys. Good.

Unknown 1:48
So if I understand correctly, now I can now the tech with I'm having a heart attack on my watch.

Unknown 1:56
Yeah, you keep talking about your watch. Can. Yeah, yeah. Big Man. Is he playing with this thing all the time?

Unknown 2:02
He was doing it like five or six times this morning already? Yes. Yeah, I've heard I've had to hear about his sleep cycle more than I care to ever hear about. Yeah,

Unknown 2:11
yes, you can can. This week is of course the Consumer Electronics Show. drumroll please. And there is a lot going out on out there. But you know, Apple is one of the companies that is only kind of there this week. And it's kind of fun to think about to you probably remember those ads you know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and Apple How long have I been saying this Apple's unique selling proposition there is a reason that you well the the the same that people should care about the most when it comes to looking at Apple has been security and I've said Ted for ever. So what does Apple do apples trolling the androids, another tough it's Vegas, they rented the whole side of a hotel, like whatever, 2030 stories of it. And they put a huge banner up on the whole site. And it says what happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone, it's absolutely gorgeous. What a troll thing to say. And do course, Apple's trying to make the point of what they're doing is Shelly new hardware and software and some services, they don't make money off of your personal information. And when you talk about this new Apple I watch for that's out there, which is absolutely phenomenal little device, they finally have done the testing they've gone through and jump through all the hoops, and that the apple I watch is now approved to look for the most common arrhythmia out there, which is a trial stipulation. Now, atrial fibrillation, also called a fib is the major cause of strokes can cause heart attacks, it can Carl cause all kinds of problems. So your little apple I watch you all you have to do is play with account like Chad is doing right now it can read your heart rhythm and tell you if you need to get your body into see your doctor right away. There's going to be more stuff coming up very soon. I'm sure on the apple I watch the ties it not not only giving you the date, you know, you've got a normal sinus rhythm, or you've got a zip ties right into your doctor can be used for more outpatient stuff. And this might be a clue as well that Apple's looking to kind of replace your doctor for all of the common things that happen in your life. where they'll have the sensors available for you right there. And they'll share that information. with your doctor medical professional when necessary. But I love the little state. There remember what Telly Savalas had to say. But what happens on your iPhone and your watch days on your iPhone unless you explicitly send it out? Swear. So it's pretty cool can and you're right, it can detect a certain abnormal heart rhythm. And that can save lives. I've already read stories from a few people saying that it did in fact, save them. So pretty cool. And it sounds like you got a really nice little gadget of your hands there. Can I do you guys

Unknown 5:33
the Apple stuff, great leaders on their tech guru joins us on Wednesdays at this time to go over the world of technology. So if I'm one of those rooms out there that has a Samsung phone I this isn't on your list of topics, Craig but I saw it this morning when I was reading around the inter webs apparently if you have made the decision to delete Facebook from your life, you can't delete it from your phone. Which by the way is interesting to me. Because I am about you could push me over with a feather right now to make that decision absolute like within a micro millimeter from just deleting the whole thing and getting out. So I guess I can't just stuck with it forever on my phone. Is that true?

Unknown 6:11
Well, some people are complaining about some of the new Samsung phones, it is impossible to delete. Delete, it is a core element of your phone. That's not going to last we've seen that before with Microsoft in the Internet Explorer. And not being able to delete it. Microsoft saying hey, it's a core element return remove it. And then the court's old isn't there a little bit and boom weird that people were finally able to remove it.

Unknown 6:35
You're gonna root your phone and get rid of it anyway. But that's altering your right and right

Unknown 6:40
you can and by the way, that's a really bad thing to do. Matt by the way, is because the first things I did when I have a device was I lose this silly thing. But that's a really bad thing to do from a security standpoint, because now you've kind of gotten around some stuff security things a lot of people don't really know what they're doing when they're down there and man it can be a bit of a problem but the European Union's really been getting into Facebook. I don't know if you saw the course New York Times had a big cover story on that, what about a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago on Facebook and what they were doing and they've been monitoring everything. And, you know, we talked before about the VPN that Facebook has this virtual private network that, yeah, private

Unknown 7:32
they were using the Facebook VPN to track everything you were doing when you saw your Safe Browsing, because you're using a VPN and the European Union in their investigation. got their hands on some messages from our friends. And yours. Zuckerberg and Mark my friends.

Unknown 7:55
Don't slander me like that. It's not

Unknown 7:58
okay, friend that went well. I can only use this my face,

Unknown 8:02
right. My my, my face. face. Face Face. Yeah, yeah, there you go. My Face Face.

Unknown 8:06
But they found Zuckerberg back when he was hurting. Facebook together. This is a quote. And I'm not going to quote him directly. Because it was cool sanity in it. But he says, I can't believe how stupid people are giving me their information because of what he does with it out there. And he's obviously intended to do it all along. So yeah, math is it is a problem. Some of these phones will not let you remove Facebook. Unless, of course, as you just said, You rooted and you go right in and remove the application from from the core system. But that'll change have enough people complain and I would advise you to complain if if you can't remove now if I have to.

Unknown 8:49
If I have to. I have this. We are talking to. Craig. rude. Don't. Okay. Peterson joins us every Wednesday at 730. A little bit of sun to come anytime to get first hand information. I know the holiday season is over. I told you I got an Echo Dot. I still my wife is still convinced that is listening to everything we're saying. Are there? Are there a holiday gifts we should be aware of?

Unknown 9:17
Well, that Echo Dot, did you get the the version three? I think it is a nice new look at

Unknown 9:22
the latest one. Yes. The latest one?

Unknown 9:24
Yeah. Yeah. And it's got really nice sound on it. And everything. It's just it's phenomenal little device. That one you really you don't have to worry about. Okay, bottom line, you're you've got some security there. And it's not going to end up being a big problem for you. But yeah, when you get right down to it, there are a number of gifts out there you need to watch out for. And you know what, let me just boil it down this way. Rather than name this one, or that one. Here's your bottom line. holiday gifts. Some of them are safe, some of them really are not safe. And you know, hard to tell with your friends for the normal person. But here's what you should be doing in particularly if you're a business person. But I do this in my home as well. And maybe I'm paranoid I don't know. But when you're talking about these internet of saying devices and Internet of Things devices mean like the light bulbs and your roof but needs your echo.it means you're Sonos system it means you're so any device or your Nintendo switch my Kindles etc, etc. put up a second wireless network for those devices. A network that has none of your personal information on it. In other words, your computers or laptops, your devices you might use to go to the bank, etc. Make sure they're on a completely separate network. And that there's no way for those Internet of Things devices to get into your main network much. Usually the first thing we do when we go into a business or split their network top builders to help keep the information segregated. But you can now do that in your homes as well. So check your wireless device, see if you can set up a second wireless network. But that's not connected to the first wireless network and start moving your TV and your gaming systems and all of these other Internet of Things devices over to it. Because frankly, that's the only way to keep your data safe this year, going to be a huge year for hackers. There are more tools out there there are more problems and people aren't protecting themselves properly. And neither are businesses. So can that's the trick, read the manual or get some help go out to these companies that are out there that are there to help you know Matt just mentioned Tubby Gtech, there are many of them out there. Make sure you or businesses save your data safe in your home because you don't want to lose this stuff. And you don't want to have your bank accounts empty and all from a president. Right? Wouldn't that be a terrible thing to have happen? And

Unknown 12:14
it would indeed well, Craig Peterson our tech guru joins us at this time every single Wednesday. And today is no exception. Thanks a lot. Great. Appreciate it. We'll talk to you again next week.

Unknown 12:23
Hey, take care guys. Bye Bye.

Unknown 12:26
Thanks, Craig. So let's go take a break. Now.

Unknown 12:29
Hey, by the way, we've got something really big plan for this year. In fact, quite a few things are going to be doing a lot more master classes and got a master course coming up and just you name it because people have been asking a lot of questions and I've decided here based on the questions that I think most of you understand that you can't deal with all of this security stuff is just getting too complicated. There's too much to do. You don't have the budget for there's just no way you can do it. So that's what I'm going to be doing. Probably the end of January is a do it yourself security course for businesses and we're going to run through all of the stuff you need to know all of the basics and I think it'll be good. So with your permission or going to be doing that make sure you're on my email list. So you find out about it as well as the free classes and other things we're doing throughout the year. And you'll find all of that by subscribing. http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe, take care, we will be back i don't know i'm probably gonna be doing some Facebook lives where the YouTube lives, lives, etc. But that's not all scheduled yet. But we'll definitely be back Saturday with another radio show. Take care everybody. Bye bye.

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Jan 8, 2019

Craig discusses with Jim the latest Facebook investigations and how the Apple Watch saves lives.

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Airing date: 01/08/2019

Latest Facebook Investigations - Apple Watch Saves Lives

Craig Peterson: 0:00

Unknown 0:01
Here he is. It's been too long. You know that holiday messed us all up or both holidays. But here he is. He survived. Boxing Day our good friend Tech Talk guru Craig Peterson. Good morning, Craig.

Unknown 0:18
Hey. Good morning. Yeah, I had a fun time. It was my mother's 80th birthday. Great. Naples, Florida.

Unknown 0:27
Made a fancy video. Yeah, it's really weird. Canadian was

Unknown 0:31
down in Naples, Florida for Christmas.

Unknown 0:34
Well, she's a Snowbird You know, he lives in Montreal. She loves Canada. She loves the health care up there. Yeah. But she spent five months 30 days or 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds in the United States. And she has us health insurance. Wow. I just don't understand how someone can hold two completely conflicting ideas in their mind at the same time, adjusting other words, she loves the US and she'd rather be here in Canada. But she just thought

Unknown 1:09
well, I'll take Naples. My cousins are down there right now. I'll take it.

Unknown 1:14
I'll take. Yeah. Well, we drove because I met with I have a what my operations manager is actually in Florida.

Unknown 1:23
And and then we went and saw my one of my daughters and granddaughters over in Kentucky. So we left it was 89 degrees. We stayed in a hotel The next morning, they may be 1969 the next morning. It was 14.

Unknown 1:41
Yeah. Flow. Right. Good news to it.

Unknown 1:44
Yeah, that's, that's a good way to ease into it. Like a like a hot bath. All right. Let's, let's talk about Facebook. Kathy. And I watched an interesting piece about Facebook, on PBS during the holiday break. And about Mr. Zuckerberg. And you know, I want to connect the world. But yeah, you want to connect the world. But you had something else in mind. Now we're finding out that Facebook was going into your Android, your mobile and when you weren't on Facebook, you might as well have been because they were going through all your data. Is that am I correct? Or am I going out too far in this one?

Unknown 2:32
No. That's what they found Jim and and the UK is that a pretty darn good job of looking into this investigator Facebook even went so far as to provide a quote ESPN unquote, service. Now, I think you and I have a basic idea of what a VPN is for those listeners. So know what it is, it's a virtual private network. And if done correctly, you can keep your because my status save like cetera, from prying eyes for the most part. Because what happens is that all the data when it computer, it's encrypted, and it's as though you're connected to the network on the remote sites is use it. So when you're at home or on the road, you can still get into all your business stuff. But it's highly encrypted, and no one can see what you're doing. So what Facebook was doing, they bought a company that does VPN and the allocations are that they were actually monitoring everything you did on the VPN that Facebook gave you for free. So they say, We're going out of their way to find out what you're doing, where you're going, what you're saying, who your friends are, what your messages are. And on Android platform, you just don't have the types of security that Apple has. In fact, there's a funny little thing happening in Vegas right now with CES and apple. But you know, Facebook, it's crazy what they've been getting away with, and that they have been cutting back on some of the information that providing to advertisers and marketers. But it's they're losing customers every day. Wow.

Unknown 4:18
And that's not helpful. Because Wall Street has said, Hey, Facebook, we're not so enamored with you. Now if I if I remember correctly from yesterday's market close, Amazon was the company with the highest value on the exchange passed over Apple right? Yeah, yeah, yeah. And and Facebook was they're not anymore.

Unknown 4:52
Well, part of what came out here with what you were just talking about, about Facebook here in the investigation in the UK but it was came out was an instant messaging exchange between Zuckerberg and another person and this was back when he first started Facebook and he called Facebook user Tom room Yeah, we're trusting him with their data yeah if this isn't new and if we had character really investigate would have found out that there is a blockbuster New York Times investigation about this company employee in shady PR tactics they talk about Cambridge Analytica and how Trump got information on millions of Facebook users. But no one mentions that Facebook, Zuckerberg people gave the Obama in the Obama campaign absolutely everything about everybody, right? And if they just don't mention that this guy's not to be trusted. And then of course, you've got the standard media. Thank goodness for the gym

Unknown 6:02
to close the truth. But the standard media not mentioning hardly anything. I was shocked at the gray lady investigation on Facebook.

Unknown 6:10
Yeah, yeah. Well, one, they're either afraid they're afraid or, you know, there's that agreement in politics, even though Facebook is a big business. And a lot of the Silicon Valley businesses are big, you would think, well, they're they're obviously conservative. Know, they lean left, let's look at Amazon. And let's look at Jeff Bezos and he in the Washington Post.

Unknown 6:40
Yeah,

Unknown 6:43
Alexandria, or whatever

Unknown 6:45
we call her Alexandria, occasional cortex.

Unknown 6:53
She's saying about businesses and how that the republicans are supporting big business. No, in this day and age, all of those companies that you mentioned, are extreme left leaning companies, you know, and, and it's a shame because, you know, I promote Apple because of charity. An Apple has an app put that up on a website today. But Apple doesn't go to the Consumer Electronics Show, but this year, they rent it the whole side of a hotel. I mean, like all 20 plus stories of it, and they put out by banner, and they're promoting something I've said apples or promote for decades, which is that Apple does not sell your data, they should not make money from your data. Apple makes money by selling you hardware and software and they keep your data safe. It's the insecurity or the number one thing but all of these big corporations giving you money to political campaigns nowadays, guess what, it's the democrats that are the party of big business, right. And

Unknown 8:08
casual cortex obviously isn't firing again.

Unknown 8:11
No. And

Unknown 8:13
our our guys who do a show the financial exchange from 10 to noon on ta G and H y. And they were talking about this the other day that they were talking from a financial perspective, apple, this was a big deal for them. And it is something that they can go to the marketplace and sell, hey, we don't sell your data. We don't do any of that. You sure yeah, pay through the nose for one of our phones or our other devices. But we that's a good niche to have right now in the marketplace.

Unknown 8:52
And it works. It's a play on Vegas's thing with a member Telly Savalas, it says what happened on your iPhone, they

Unknown 9:06
I like that we're talking about Greg Peterson, our tech talk guru, and we're going to give you a number at the end of this segment so that you can get the information that he's providing here and a lot of other stuff and he won't hound you, he won't pester you. It's all good stuff. He even gives you warnings when there's a big data breach and standard data and tax rates apply. Now speaking of Apple, Apple is going to tell me if I have a hard problem, right?

Unknown 9:34
Yeah, this is really interesting. This is a new feature that's part of the Apple Watch. And it's designed for people who are a little bit older. Basically, the Apple Watch Series for now does have built into the ability to monitor cardiac rhythms. Now there's only so much to do with the signals that have watched can pick up it is absolutely phenomenal for people who are a little bit older that have atrial fibrillation, which, by the way, is being number one heart arrhythmia that's out there. Now, it's not designed to really watch for heart attacks or other things, but it will detect them. In fact, there's already some reports of people out there that had their Apple Watch, warn them of a dangerous resume out that their hearts were have got themselves immediately to the hospital. And these reports are saying that it saved their lives. They've done clinical trials on this already. This is approved. Apple didn't want to mention it until they had them a proper testing and certifications. But it can distinguish between the mo heartbeat, which would be called typically to sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation.

Unknown 10:54
Yes, all it's officially doing, but it can do a lot more. And, you know, thank goodness for this sort of technology. And it's going to come a long way very, very quickly. It can send your ECG to your doctor, this is going to save some lives. Yeah, I mean that a fib is one of the leading causes of stroke, stroke, you know, if not detected in time or prevented, I mean, can be debilitating and it's just incredible that they can do that and get that kind of information that's important. I think that's incredibly worthwhile for people because if you don't get a regular EKG or you know you don't get regular testing something like that slips through the cracks and then you have a devastating stroke and then it's too late and then you're dealing with okay how much of this person's mobility and and other issues can we bring bring back and unfortunately, sometimes you cannot have a complete recovery. Craig that great stuff and I know you sent me so much more, but we don't have time to get through all of it. So folks, I want you to text My name Jim to this number

Unknown 12:15
855-385-5553. That's Jim to 855-385-5553.

Unknown 12:25
standard data and text rates apply. And again, Craig Peterson will not bother you, Craig, happy

Unknown 12:33
great for us to be back together. We missed you through the holidays. And we'll talk to you next week.

Unknown 12:40
All right. Hey. Thanks, Jim. Take care.

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Jan 7, 2019

Craig is on with Jack Heath discussing the new trends on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Airing date: 01/07/2019

CES Technology - Shirt Folding Robot - The Wall Is Ready For Your Home - Apple USP Is Security - Chromebooks

Jack Heath 0:00

Alright joining us now on the Auto Fair Listener lines is Craig Peterson Tech Talk guy and it's always something there when it comes to tech in our life because we're so attached to it literally. Craig, good morning.

Unknown 0:12
Yeah Are we good morning jack there is a lot going on right now and check because it is. drumroll please the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Oh my goodness. Yeah. Can you believe it's another year?

Unknown 0:29
But yes, we've got the Consumer Electronics Show. There is a ton of stuff happening out there right now. And one of the things I think is worth noting is that Apple seems to finally be agreeing with me on what is important to them. Now their consumers of course, they have the phones and and they've been quite good, you know, and people like john right. But Apple has rented out bases in hotels are I should I say in hotels? I mean, on hotels, the whole side of the hotel with a massive sign that says, what happens on your iPhone days on your iPhone? It's phenomenal. I've been saying for more than a year Apple's unique selling proposition is IT security, it doesn't make a dime off of your information. I'm like Google and Android. They sell hardware and software. So that was one of the things that greeted people who were coming out to the Consumer Electronics Show this week out in Vegas. I thought that was pretty clever.

Unknown 1:37
Well, they should have listened to you while ago.

Unknown 1:40
Yeah, you know, it's people that they just don't all listen to, you know, you Jack. Are you think of the time but I thought that was pretty cool. A couple of other neat things that are out there. I've also been a big fan of these Chromebooks before, especially for people who are not real computer people who don't really have understand everything that's been going on. There are new Chromebooks that have been released. These things are basically laptop, they cannot run any Microsoft software. So if you have to use Word or you have to use another Windows application, it's not going to work on the However, they are as secure as anything out there on the consumer market today. And we're seeing more and more of those. HP just introduced a brand new one on the Consumer Electronics Show. We've got new drives hard disk drives, the little portable ones that you can use on your computers. They're all the way up to, for instance, LaCie has this five terabyte USB drive jacket. It's incredible amounts of space. We've got folding, Nate, I don't know if you heard about this, but it's it's a robot Jack that folds your clothes for you. Have you heard about this before?

Unknown 2:57
No, no, I have no idea. One of those.

Unknown 3:01
Yeah, I do too. It's been three years. This is their third year at the Consumer Electronics Show. And it hasn't taken off because they can't get the technology right yet. So they remove the option of folding sheets. Because apparently it had a real hard time with folding sheets. But

Unknown 3:19
now it just like me check. But now it can fold your shirts, t shirts, collared shirts and fake cetera, which is really cool. You remember Marty McFly right back to the future. You remember the wall they had in the home with a huge TVs and they'd have different background screens and his boss would would call him up on the wall. Well, guess what just came from China. It's called a wall and it is absolutely massive. This thing is actually a bunch of TVs strung together. You can't see it. It's 219 in the air

Unknown 4:03
watch. Yeah, you could watch the game

Unknown 4:07
play PlayStation while I'm doing it. That's what I need. Let me get my wife on the phone. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. The wall maybe. Maybe that will be the breaking the budget deal. Maybe it's the chat that that's the wall. They're not building it on a concrete. They're probably gonna steal

Unknown 4:18
right solution. He got

Unknown 4:22
it got a deal China for it. All right. Thanks, Craig. Good stuff and what stays in? What happens on your iPhone stays in your iPhone. Thank you, Craig. All right. Take care. 

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Jan 5, 2019

Guess what Facebook is in the news yet again. Listen in and I will tell you about one of the tricks they playing and why you must be concerned.

Did you get an Apple Watch?  Today, I will be talking about what they have done with their new Heart Monitor and how it can help you.

How many Apps do you have?  Are you using them all?  Do you know what information they share?  Today, I will be discussing Apps and how to stop them from tracking you. 

Which browser is your favorite? With Internet Explorer going by the wayside and the Edge Browsers being updated using the chrome engine. it is time to talk about all the options you have and the benefits of each.

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How Secure Are Our Gifts

Craig Peterson: 0:00

Hi everybody, Craig Peterson here. Welcome to the new year. Where's the time going? You know, it's going to be like that. And is going to be 2020. And we're going to be asking the same question man does time fly? I was at the barber the other day, got my haircut. And it was really funny. I don't know. Maybe she just wanted a bit better tip or something. But she thought I was about 10 years younger than I actually am. Is that legit? Or do you think she was she was just pulling my leg here trying to give complex to bugs out a man or she seemed like a nice enough girl, right? Maybe she's legit. But I don't know, time just keeps marching on. Oh, my family members keep getting older. I'm lucky enough to still have both parents alive, which is really kind of cool. But it's, you know, it's not going to last year forever.

Craig Peterson 1:00
Anyhow, we got a lot to cover about post-Christmas post-gift-giving season, we're going to talk about a few of the gifts that you might have given or received and the security and then one of the things you should be considering what are the things you should do with these devices. We'll talk about some specific devices. And we'll also talk about them in general Facebook. Oh, my gosh, right. Are they ever not in the news? Well, in the news again, because it turns out, they never really did care about expanding the internet to the whole world. It was all about Facebook. And we're going to talk about one of the tricks they played in order to get it so that your Android device would tell them where you are, what you're doing, basically, without you knowing without that little pop-up screen. Coming up, we're going to talk about airdrop assaults. I have seen this before. I've had a couple of my listeners contact me and saying this has happened to me. So we'll talk about what that is Apple Watch, we're going to talk about how the new features in that Apple Watch. You might have gotten as a gift work that can detect certain types of rhythms and that you know,

Craig Peterson 2:12
your regular rhythms, arrhythmias, there you go. That's where I was looking for. And that's really good. It's good news for a lot of people. And we're going to talk a little bit more about how to stop apps from tracking you because they're doing everything they can to track it. We talked a little bit about this, I think

Craig Peterson 2:31
it was last week

Craig Peterson 2:32
of the week before as well. And we are, of course, doing a video again this week. So make sure you check it out at http://CraigPeterson.com. Well, let's get right into our holiday season. You know how I have talked many times in the past about security and privacy, right. That's kind of my thing. Because there's so many of us just don't understand it, we're on doing it the way we should, especially if you're small, medium business, they just they're doing it wrong, right. You can't hire the right people most of the time. So get somebody to come in help you get it all established and then let them run with it. But there is a web browser out there that I've recommended in the past. And I want to talk about web browsers here for a minute. Because most of us would have done some shopping online over the last few weeks.

Craig Peterson 3:22
The big one, of course, you know about his Google Chrome, Google Chrome is about to be adopted by Microsoft, the getting rid of that Edge browser that they've had. That is not a good browser, which replaced an even worse browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer, do not use Internet Explorer, any more people don't do it. If you have a vendor that depends on you, using Internet Explorer, in order for your web services to work, have them fix it threatened to go to a new one because it is terrible. And it always has been well, they've decided that edge is also terrible, which it is they just don't have the compatibility. So to go for the ultimate in compatibility. Microsoft is getting into bed with Google, at least for the browser. And they are going to be using the Google Chrome browser as the basis for their new browser. And trying to remember now I think they said they were still going to call it Edge, The Edge browser, but it's going to be chrome in disguise, it will run the chrome plugins and extensions that you're used to running. So kudos to Microsoft I gotta say it again, they haven't proved so much since Steve Ballmer left, you know, getting rid of Steve Ballmer was a wonderful co it's really helped the company they've grown in some wonderful ways it's going to help us share growth in a long term. Bill Gates did not do them any favors in his last years. So I'm very impressed with their new management, I think this is a very good choice for them. So we've got Chrome. And that's now going to be the Microsoft browser as well. We've got Safari on our various Mac devices. But most people nowadays, frankly, are using Chrome. Well, there's another browser out there that you should pay attention to. That's also based on Chrome that's really rather safe. And I just had somebody reach out to me about a month ago, because I asked you guys quite frequently, let me know what you like about the show. Let me know what I should be talking about some of the things that you've learned because that helps me understand what I should be talking about here, what I should be researching because you realize that it takes a lot of research and a lot of work just to do this radio show. And this these videos, the epic browser

Craig Peterson 5:51
API, see is what was mentioned by the listener, and he was saying, Hey, listen, I use the epic, just like you had said that. He uses DuckDuckGo for his searches. By the way, I think it was Google own Duck.com. And they relinquished it. They gave it over to the DuckDuckGo guys.

Craig Peterson 6:10
So pretty soon, I've actually probably haven't tried it in a while. I was just going to DuckDuckGo. But you'll be able to go to Duck.com to do your searches. And yeah, frankly, I think that's a pretty good thing. So that's also a chrome based browser. There's others out there that I use you've got opera, which isn't, you know, reasonably popular browser. But the Mozilla Foundation is one I want to talk about right now. Mozilla has the Firefox browser. And they have designed it to be safe. Now, they, they really kind of pulled in their wings, worked at it, and came up with a very safe version and new faster, they got better tab handling the new version 64, I think is what they're calling it. And it's something to seriously look at because it is designed with security in mind. You can run certain plugins, certain extensions for it, but not all of them are going to work if you're running older extensions, many of those just plain don't work. In fact, most of them don't, because they're trying to be safe. That's their mantra. And you should check it out. If you haven't checked out Firefox in a while. Have a look at it. One of the things I love the most about it is it isn't Google right, who's trying to collect all of the information they can possibly collect on humanity and then sell it to other people or use it themselves for marketing and other things. So have a look at Firefox they've put out the Mozilla Foundation something they're calling privacy not included and I was debating whether I should talk about this before Christmas or wait until after obviously, I didn't talk about it did not before now I'm going to talk about it and what Mozilla's done with this privacy not included as they've looked at some of the most popular gifts and some of the most popular devices out there and tried to figure out is this safe do they spy on us with them. So it's really good. You'll see it up on my website at http://CraigPeterson.com. There is a lot of different devices that there is a lot that they have reviewed here. The Nintendo Switch coding kit, the Kindle, Hugh light, coffee makers, pet trackers, just a ton of stuff, little robots and things. Roku streaming players. Obviously, we're not going to take the time to go through all of these. But if you have a device you might want to check it out. It's on the foundation.mozilla.org site. It's also up there on http://CraigPeterson.com. But I do want to talk about a couple of things. One, a very popular gift this year was the Nintendo Switch. This is a brand new Nintendo in we've had them over the years. Nintendo what was it the six for I'm trying to remember. And the kids also we had the Nintendo we which Nintendo shot in the head and they moved on this Nintendo Switch is really cool. You've got the main unit. And then you've got the remote controls. And you can play right there. All of these classic video games plus new ones, you can play them right on this little handheld devices. Kind of like a fabulous, you know, very large phone or small tablet. And you can also take the signal and push it up to your TV set in order to watch it very nice. And if you are looking to trade in a gift, maybe this is something you might want to try for me. I have to wear my reading glasses when I'm using it. But it does meet the minimum security standards that Mozilla has

Craig Peterson 9:50
put out, you know, here's what they look at is what

Craig Peterson 9:54
Mozilla is looking at. And here's what you should probably look at as well. First of all, can it spy on you? Do you remember, a week or two ago, I was talking about our kids. And they're playing video games is a serious security risk for us.

Craig Peterson 10:12
Because it is our kids are now being manipulated by online criminals who are getting them to do things via these multiplayer video games. So being able to spy on you. And knowing if it does or not, is an important thing for you.

Craig Peterson 10:31
So the Switch does not have a camera. Now, remember, a lot of these devices need, you have the physical device. And then you also have an app that you use with that device. So you've got the device, you've got the app, so the app is on your smartphone. And that app may, in fact, have built into it the ability to use the smartphones camera or its microphone. So remember that as well as you're looking at these things. So these the Nintendo Switch does not have a camera. And the app does not use the device's camera. It does not have a microphone. But it does use the app's microphone. So that could be a bit of an issue for you. And then from a location tracking standpoint, the device does not track you. And the app does not track you. So those are the dynamics. They look at those of the things that the Mozilla people have been looking at stuff you should look at as well. Now deeper into it, you can't tell

Craig Peterson 11:36
by looking at it, right. Like you can see a camera right, you might be able to see a microphone. This does use encryption, it has a privacy policy that you'd have to have a college degree to read. I love the way they put this right. And it does share your information with third parties for unexpected reasons. But remember, didn't make their minimum standards. It all automatically apply security updates, it deletes data, it stores on you and has parental control. The company manages their security vulnerabilities, which is really nice. We spend a lot of time with our clients trying to keep their machines up to date on the security vulnerabilities. So that's Nintendo Switch. It's well worth doing. You know, you can be tied in with external devices to those have their own security problems. minimum standards met again, here. Privacy not included from Mozilla on the Philips Hue smart light kit. This is something I have, I love these things, the lights come on in the morning, they can dim they can give you kind of a morning dawn type sequence, they can give you different colors of the light in our room, we turn it down to read at night, which is, of course, better for your eyes. So you sleep better. It's the blue lights that really kind of nail you with these. But you can also have the lights dance with your music and jump with the movies and video games is a very, very cool a safety here camera, no on the app or the device microphone. No on the app or the device location tracking know on the app or device. Now Phillips had a security problem with a few balls a few years back that we talked about here, which was that people could remotely turn lights on and off, which is it's a problem. But it's not the worst problem in the world. So they really pulled up their socks. And they've got some nice security in it. Now it does use encryption. It does require a college degree to understand the privacy policy. And it does share your information with third parties.

Craig Peterson 13:44
See, you have to change passwords that have automatic updates at deleting your data that it stores. It has the company controlling security vulnerability. So I'll have a look at that. Okay, hijacking he Philips Hue Bob's much harder than it used to be. This did not get a good privacy rating. And that's the nest learning thermostat.

Craig Peterson 14:06
I like this. I think it's a cool thermostat. And I've been tempted to get one forever. My son in law or one of my sons in law bought one of these thermostats.

Craig Peterson 14:15
And it is neat, and it does save energy and stuff. But it also connects to your network. So a few in my house, we have an IoT network, which is an Internet of Things. So devices like, you know, an Amazon Echo, or Google nasty, etc, those would go on to the IoT network, which has no access to any of our computers in the house. Nothing at all. Okay, so if I hadn't asked, that's where I would put it, I would advise you guys to do that, too, for your homes. Now, businesses, I deal with this all the time with security cameras and other things. Businesses just are not segmenting the networks as they should, it is important to segment them put these types of devices on a different network. If you have manufacturing equipment, make sure that also on a different network. Because frankly, these devices can be and are being used to launch attacks against you these security cameras that you see these Chinese security cameras. Oh my gosh, that's terrible. What's happening with these, many of them are coming pre-installed with backdoors. And then the Chinese are getting into the devices. In some cases, the Russians are hacking them, and they're using them to see all of your data, get all your bank account information, etc, etc. So again, here is an important safety tip. If you're going to have a number of Internet of Things, devices, like these light bulbs, like these thermostats, etc. etc. Make sure they are on a completely separate network. This nest learning thermostat, the app does have and use a camera the microphone again in the app location tracking in the app. So the device itself doesn't have any of those. But the app does and that uses down your smart device. It does have encryption, it apparently does not share your information with third parties. And it has automatic security updates Delete to date at stores on you. And the company manages security policy. So some good news there on a bunch of fronts. So look them up. Go online, you'll see this whole report privacy not included from Mozilla. You can just go to Craig Peterson. com. You can probably find it in a Google search as well. Lots of good information there.

Craig Peterson 16:44
Next up, our friends over at Facebook. In the news again, Mark Zuckerberg. Well, not just Mark but What's your name as well? Oh, my. This is very interesting. Because they were doing some things they promised they would never do. They said they weren't going to spy on people. They weren't going to sell the information that we're going to tell you about stuff, right? And we already know they've just totally ignored all of that stuff. Sheryl Sandberg right is their name. Wow. It turns out that the UK, Britain

Craig Peterson 17:20
seized emails, internal emails from Facebook. And it was part of a parliamentary committee's investigation into Facebook. And isn't this interesting. So of the company Facebook plan to gain users permission to get at the user's call logs and lists of everybody

Craig Peterson 17:44
they had called in texted on their phones without explicitly asking for permission. In fact, they plan to do it as part of an update to the mobile Facebook app. So normally, androids policies would dictate the user See that little pop-up notification if you're an Android user, you're used to seeing that so that notification pop up saying, hey, they want access to your call logs to your phone records to your texting records. And you would say no, I don't want Facebook to have them. Well, apparently, they figured out a way around that so that they could have a new application update come in you to accept the update to the application. And it wouldn't tell you that Facebook was trying to monitor all of your phone call logs, isn't that something. So if Facebook shipped its app update with only one permission request, it would not trigger the permissions pop up. That meant that users would be opting into the call log tracking when they downloaded the update without Android making them aware of what they were opting into a Facebook Product Manager put it this way, quote. This is a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective, but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it and quote so that's from one of their internal emails. And obviously, it's pretty shocking. And the UK Government is pretty upset about all of us. And hopefully, we pick up on it here. I don't know what the democrat controlled house what's going to happen. They have a lot of tight ties into Facebook. The Republicans have certainly been investigating Facebook. Hopefully, they will. And everybody needs to know these guys. They are not straight shooters. Absolutely not. So the same email this is again from slate.com up on my site, you'll see to http://CraigPeterson.com, the same email suggest holding off another invasive permissions request not out of respect for users. But due to concern, the backlash from the call logs request would subject the second sensitive permission request to public scrutiny to

Craig Peterson 19:59
So Facebook ultimately went ahead with the update and the collection of Android call logs and succeeded in keeping it quiet.

Craig Peterson 20:07
Oh, my gosh. Okay. So we start off 2019 with some more we're good news about Facebook and what they've been up to.

Craig Peterson 20:18
I don't know if you've heard about these airdrops assaulted, been going on one of one of my sons,

Craig Peterson 20:25
he kind of figured this out. Oh, you're too ago that he would go on to his iPhone. And he'd see who had their airdrop turned on now you can set it up and this is a way I do it. So that only your contacts can see you. On Airdrop he would look and see who has their airdrop wide open. And Airdrop is fantastic. Because you can send photos, videos, documents, anything you want directly to another person locally. So just it's literally airdrop to that person. They don't have to go up the apples clouded. You don't need to use your internet connection forward just goes right to them. So I got a contact from one of our listeners saying they were driving down the highway. And all of a sudden this request came up on their phone. And they're trying to figure out what's going on. Should I accept this? And obviously, they didn't. Right. And they reached out to me after the fact you're trying to figure it out. Well, there's something new called cyber flashing. Now. That's not what my son did. My son would just drop the means on people's phones about turning off air job or securing it. But cyber flashing is the act of sending lewd pictures to unsuspecting victims via the airdrop functionality on their phone.

Craig Peterson 21:49
Okay, very, very bad. Now it's become such an issue in New York and particularly New York City that laws have been created to help prosecute dead digital sexual harassment in Philadelphia, please safe cyber flashing is happening there as well its kind of interesting to read through the article. Again, Associate Professor Temple University Fox School of Business recognizes a vulnerability it goes on and on. But if you get an airdrop request from somebody that you don't know, it could be cyber flashing, you might want to go into airdrop and either just turn it off. Now it's available right from that little-locked screen. So you know how normally you might slide up on the bottom of your phone or the top right corner, depending on what kind of device you have iOS device and you turn on your flashlight. You know how to turn that flashlight? Well, it's on that same screen. So you can turn your air drop off all of the time. And just turn it off. When you're trying to send something or someone else's trying to send something to you. That's probably your safest bet.

Craig Peterson 22:58
Now if you got an app watch over the holidays, a brand new one, the newest model, it is now designed to detect irregular heart rhythms. Now that can save a life frankly, and it isn't like it's monitoring all the time. It's not designed to detect a heart attack in the process. What it does is it waits for you to be calm. So you're kind of sitting, you're not really moving very much. And then it monitors your rhythm. And it's looking for some basic arrhythmias, and it'll inform you about them. It's designed to be used by people over the age of 22, and they're not all designed for people who've already been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by their doctor. But it can help with all the stuff Apple got first of its kind clearance for the electrocardiogram app from federal regulators in September, they did a preclinical study with 2000 people they did clinical trials was 600 other people and founded it could distinguish between a normal heartbeat and atrial fibrillation. So that's where they're starting. This is going to get a lot faster, better as time goes on. But if you have the latest software on your watch, you can migrate over to the watch app on your iPhone. Then scroll down to heart health, you'll see a new menu of options. And you can enable a set of notifications so that your Apple Watch will detect in your regular rhythm. You can also view your electrocardiogram readings. Once you have taken them, it's they are calling it ECG CD. Often it's EKG. So it's got notifications and ask you for your date of birth to make sure you're over 22. And it kind of goes on from there. So set up the app on the watch, make sure you follow the instructions lightly touch the crown without pressing down on it. And then it'll come up with some screens, telling you some more details about what's going on and give you that data. Pretty cool. If you got an Apple Watch and you don't want to eat just send it to me care of the local radio station. Craig Peterson. Now stopping apps and tracking you this is a very big deal. I've talked about this a couple of times recently. But now we found out that at least 75 companies are receiving people's precise location data from hundreds of apps. Now, people have enabled location services on these apps. Sometimes unwittingly, you know, a lot of times you just don't think about it. And you just click Yeah, except right or allow you got to pay attention to this in the iOS space. As I've mentioned before, it's safer than for tracking than it is an Android it's more clear, Apple's done more about that, but these companies are using the and information they're selling it to advertisers, investment firms, and others. Can you imagine being in a doctor's office or, you know, an emergency room and, and getting a notification that this clinic has the same features half the price etc, right, while you're there in the emergency room, or don't get that abortion because it's seen that you are at Planned Parenthood, etc, etc. So they're collecting all of this data and they are selling it

Craig Peterson 26:31
so it's kind of difficult to know the language for the disclaimers can be pretty dense, pretty hard to understand there's no definitive list. It's just a problem here. So here's what you do to stop location tracking. On iOS. First, you open your settings select privacy, it has a blue icon in a white hand then select location services you're going to see a list of apps along with location setting for each one of them it also has a little icon that tells you if they've used location services recently and turn on the option while using the app and don't let them use it all the time. Because that's where most of the problem comes in. On Android you can go to Settings security and location app level permissions you'll see the list of apps and you got to dig around in order to turn it off but it's good advice to turn that off make sure it's off making sure it stays off because you really don't want all this stuff happening to you. Hey I hope you are planning on a good year I've got a whole series of master classes planned we are starting them up these are master classes on security completely free we're going to give them to you but you have to sign up go to crank Peterson comm slash subscribe to make sure you're on my list http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe we're going to be talking about backups how to do them how to do them for business or we're going to be talking about turning on free security tools what paid security tools you should be loot using six weeks here master classes every week http://CraigPeterson.com/subscribe. Hey, Have a great year ahead. Take care. Bye-bye.

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Jan 2, 2019

Wednesdays at 7:38 means it's time for the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Matt. Craig joins them this morning to discuss home schooling; Alexa, Siri, and Skynet; and the biggest hacks of 2019.

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Socialization And Home Schooling - Biggest Hacks Of 2019 - Alexa Siri And Skynet

Matt Gagnon 0:00
Okay, we are back again. 736 on the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Matt and 736 on a Wednesday. Because by the way, it's Wednesday means Craig Peterson and Craig Peterson joins us now are you Craig

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I'm doing well as you guys know, I homeschool my kids right

Unknown 0:19
well i don't know i don't know if Ken knows

Unknown 0:22
Don't you have like 22 children

Unknown 0:24
well that was the start you know but yeah I only ended up with eight

Unknown 0:30
eight Matt and 17 you have a ways to go

Unknown 0:34
so so so I don't know how to what did you get for president how to respond to that are you talking about our preschool discussion that preschool and socialization and then if you took a socialist yet

Unknown 0:46
you know you know what I found is that when then reasonably well the homeschool kids tend to be much better adjusted much better socialize and I think the majority of kids come out of regular school and and the reason why I think that's the case in this is you know theory on my part but if the kids are dealing with adults all the time so they they learn not how to deal with six year olds or 14 year olds or temper tantrums with their classmates and how to get along with a 10 year old they learn how to get along with adults learn how to have conversations with adults and and i i really think the socialization thing is most of the most Margaret hearing

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education talk with Craig Peterson here on the web and morning

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well and by the way my kids all went on to get higher degrees and college MBAs and and science degrees and Master's in mechanical engineering and stuff so I don't know overachievers or maybe they're all like your dad

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um. Perhaps perhaps

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so what's by the way I my Echo Dot seems to be working well it is not set my information to the government yet that I noticed

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you know of

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although I it's too early in the day to tell though I did the other day I was having difficulty working because I said Siri, do this and Siri do that in my wife said no, it's Alexa. Not

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that's

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really the same person. I mean, really,

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they they might be in disguise is kind of hard to tell. I set one up. I'm down in southern Florida. I'm down in Naples this morning. And I've been down because it was my mother's 80th birthday. And we we put all kinds of stuff together. It was a really a lot of fun. But last night, I set up an echo doc for her as well. But she got over the holidays. And she was just absolutely amazed at what it can do. Although it does not respond to Siri. You can change its name a lot of people change it to computer so that it doesn't when we always listen to the radio. Hello testing turn on when when someone says the Alexa word. But yeah, as far as listening, interesting artwork design. Because even though we know Amazon has designed all of their echoes, to not listen and constantly and send that up to the internet, it could be hacked. Right. That's kind of the bottom line. That's the scariest part because we've seen those types of hacks before so the bad guys could listen in. But what Amazon is done that I think is really admirable is it can only do one thing at a time. They basically in order for that microphone to be on and live and listening. It tied it in with the light that's on the top of the Alexa. So they're both basically on the same circuit. So if it's listening for other than just its wake word the LED is on and now that my phone is hot in live. And it's it's an interesting question, an interesting problem, you know, we'll see what happens throughout the year. And one of the articles you'll see up on my website today is about the biggest data breaches of the year. Because you know, you're concerned about your data. That's why you brought up the whole Alexa thing. And if you have the Google Home, and I'm sure a lot of people got Google Home over the holidays as well. Google is doing much the same thing. They're only sending stuff up to the cloud when you have given the wake word, but Google is keeping all of that data and the big question is what happens when that data leaks You know, we've had to everybody this year the top breaches, British Airways, Orbitz million people sling health 100 or 1.5 million T Mobile about 2 million my personality. 4 million people who even heard about exercise right Shaq's Lord and Taylor 5 million The list goes on of course he gets into the really big members when you get down to the number one My Fitness Pal lost 150 million people records Marriott, which is really Starwood at the time, 500 million people and number one out of hard I don't know if they ever heard of these guys add harsh to say Ada Jr. 1.1 billion people's records found this is Indian residents so we've got to be careful but when we bring devices like these into our homes are we exposing ourselves to more problems to potentially having people listening to our conversations we know what are we doing when when the line and that's where artificial intelligence really starts coming in and we're going to see that this week is next week is the Consumer Electronics Show up in Vegas and that's what we're expecting to see a lot about at CES is machine learning a lot more a lot more artificial intelligence we already know about one artificial intelligence that was designed to take pictures and do some conversions on them that she did that went outside the rules that were established for to accomplish its game and it really cheapest and it wasn't designed to cheat so we've got people like Elon Musk in the science fi sci fi writers for decades now warning that's what's going to happen when these artificial intelligence is really start becoming self aware,

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and Dinah Skynet happens. That's what happens

Unknown 6:37
when that happens. Exactly. And if we've got Amazon Echoes in our homes in the Google Homes, and they the series what happens if a sentience essentially essentially and artificial intelligence decides to take over all that stuff? What happens if it gets access to our military systems? We already know those systems have been hacked. You know,

Unknown 7:00
where where does this all lead us to? That's, that's where I start getting really concerned. Now, I've got the Alexa I use Siri. I'm not overly concerned about them right now. But the future's going to be an interesting one and challenging one. Look what happens or an AI starts taking over these autonomous cars that are driving around it this is going to be interesting and I'm all with Elon Musk insane. You know, we've we've got to really focus in on on Mars to get a human colony there. Because we could get wiped out by a meteorite that strikes your or an artificial intelligence, potentially. Skynet.

Unknown 7:45
Craig Peterson joins us as he does every Wednesday at this time. And being a Wednesday today's no exception. You Craig obviously New Year, you know, people are making resolutions, everybody's taking stock in what they do, how they act, what they what they have their phones, everything else. Should you be deleting every app like it should this be the year that you kind of put the phone down and you take you know, you unplug a little bit. And you just kind of get yourself disentangled from this little smartphone universe you've gotten.

Unknown 8:17
Yeah, yeah, that's a really good point. Yeah, it might be a really good time to do it. There's, there's one journalist out there that had a challenge. And she decided she was going to this year not use her smartphone at all. So she was going to go back to like the 1990s, early 2000s, which wasn't that long ago. And

Unknown 8:40
you're 1999 was 10 years ago, right?

Unknown 8:43
Yeah, exactly. In the iPhone came out about 10 years ago, you know, downtown, and of course, is 20 years ago,

Unknown 8:51
10 years ago, 10 years,

Unknown 8:52
10 years ago was when the iPhone first came out. So it's not that long ago, time wise. But it's not just Facebook, who've got Android iOS app stores. They've got this app economy where these free apps are making money by selling our personal data in our location history to advertisers and to others. Because we know these advertisers are getting hacked, we know that the lot of this information is being intercepted by intelligence communities in our country and other countries. So man, it's such a great question. And there's an article that was published by the New York Times kind of delving into all of this, and I've got it up on my website as well at http://CraigPeterson.com. But, um, what should you do, I gotta tell you, just yesterday, I went through my phone, and I deleted all of the apps that I do not use regularly. Now in the iOS world. And this is true, also an Android, if you paid for an app, or you've got a paid app for free as a promotion, and you delete it off of your device, you still own the own that app essentially. So at a later point in time, even if you delete it off your devices, and you decide you want to use or do you need to use it, you can grab it again, and you don't have to buy it again. So take the time to do that housekeeping because we have granted permission to some of these apps to collect data, even while we're not using them. And iOS has updated its security policies. So you might have installed it before the new policies. Same thing with Android, new security policies. So basically, you'd be best off by the leading apps you you haven't used in a while, probably never re installing them, and maybe even deleting apps you do use frequently. Now remember, if you delete it, now, you're going to lose all of the customization and personalization to put into those. So you may have to reenter passwords, maybe we download things. But Matt, I think you're right in asking the question. And I really do think that the the leading apps and I said I just did this is a very good idea and a great new year's resolution.

Unknown 11:17
You never know when I'm going to want to play Angry Birds. I just, you know, I mean, I just don't think I'd let go of it. Craig, I mean, they'll be that day. I'm sitting at the airport. I got an hour wait. And I haven't played Angry Birds in a while.

Unknown 11:30
There's even a movie

Unknown 11:32
movie if you want to call it that. Yeah, that was that the best way would be to sign by the way go to http://CraigPeterson.com anytime you want to get all the news that's fit to read the text you we were talking about kids and your 27 children and screen time for children. Is this a good time to make a new year's resolution to get your children off the computer?

Unknown 11:56
Yeah, it's you know, when we were kids can remember all of the complaints about us getting screen Karmazin watching TV?

Unknown 12:03
Yes. And I watched TV like eight hours a day. And I turned out okay, that's all I gotta say. Well, I don't know, man. Yeah,

Unknown 12:14
yeah. Well, screen time has always been a little bit of a problem. But there's new studies out of 60 minutes did a show about screen time for these young kids. And what they found is that these young children that are spending time endlessly, scrolling, texting, snapping, it really is affecting their brains. And, you know, even adults, we are being affected by these things. And the scientists did this study 21 sites around the country. They're following more than 11,000 kids for a decade. Now. It's a $300 million research project. And they've done the first wave of brain scans done 4500 kids so far. And the MRI guys are finding some significant differences already in the brains of kids who use smartphones and tablets, video games more than seven hours a day, can you imagine that versus less. And it's very concerning, so far, the data is not going to be in all the way for another decade, frankly. But the way I look at it is, you know, it's like a younger child, you really don't want them using these devices a lot. And unfortunately, their brains are going to continue to develop well into their teenage years. And it's hard to keep them away from those devices when they are teenagers. You know, all the friends are on it. Now, Heck, even schools are requiring them to have some of these devices. So we don't know where that line is. But the younger the child is, the more you don't want them to be on these devices. And certainly, these kids under six, I would really think twice before letting them even have that access, let alone buying them one of these devices.

Unknown 14:03
All right. Craig Peterson, our tech guru joins us as he does every Wednesday for some tech updates. Appreciate Craig, Happy 2019. We will talk to you again next week.

Unknown 14:13
Hey, gentlemen, take care of things. Thanks.

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