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Jul 20, 2019

Craig is on with Jack Heath this Monday morning. Jack and I discussed the significant Vulnerability with Windows, Huawei hacking and 5G, and Iran, and heartfelt condolences to the Marine veteran families who lost loved ones this past weekend in NH

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

Airing date: 07/08/2019

Significant Vulnerability with Windows, Huawei hacking and 5G, and Iran, and heartfelt condolences to those Marine corp veteran families who lost loved ones in the Motorcycle crash in NH last weekend.


Craig Peterson
Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I had a wonderful Independence Day celebration, had family around who went to the parade in town fireworks, all that sort of stuff. I hope you did, too. And it's a beautiful thing. Amazing how long we've been able to hold this republic together. Hopefully, we can stay on the right track or maybe get back on it depending on how you're looking at things. This morning, I was on with jack Keith. And we had a little bit of a chance to talk about Marie, one of our listeners and shout out to you, Marie. She wrote to me this weekend, saying that she's glad to be on my email list because I told her about a significant problem that is happening right now that she wouldn't have known about otherwise and saved her a lot of grief. So, a shout out to you. Hopefully, things are going well for everybody. And here we go with Mr.
Jack Heath.

Jack Heath
You get into Monday morning, and its time for Craig Peterson with a tech talk update. Craig joins us on the Autofair listener line. Good morning, Craig.

Craig Peterson
Hey, good morning, Jack. We've got a big warning this week. I want to make sure everyone's aware of this. Marie, in fact, responded over the weekend to my email. It is from the NSA, the FBI, the CIA is even getting involved with this. But we've got two major things going on right now. Iran is attacking us right now. And it's mainly attacking small businesses. And what they're doing is using some vulnerabilities in Windows and Outlook that had patches released months and months ago. Unfortunately, there are estimated to be some 10 million computers here in the US that are vulnerable because patches were not applied. If you get anything from me ever it is this today, make sure you patch your machines. If you got a Mac, you got to make sure you install updates too, but these are particular windows vulnerabilities. Iran is going after us right now. It is an example of what war will be like in the future. That's why President Trump and so many business leaders are worried about Huawei. They're building of this new 5G network for our data for our phones here in the United States. Huawei has been spying on us. It just came out this past week that China has been in our phone switches here in the United States, and has data going back for years. It is the new face of warfare, Jack.

Jack Heath
Yeah, it's interesting the course of the situation with Iran, still very heightened because of questions about their increasing enrichment and reports of them detaining another tanker. We're going to get an update on the top of the eight o'clock hour. What else is catching your eye on the Tech Talk side of things?

Craig Peterson
Streaming is something a lot of people have been doing. You mentioned cord-cutters, in fact, already this morning, and people are cord-cutting, there's no doubt about it. If you look at some of the deals you can get from Hulu, and our friends at YouTube where you can watch broadcast TV, and it's very inexpensive. Cheaper than your cable service from your cable company. But streaming movies to our TV's is going to get more expensive here soon, and could easily surpass the cost of cable. Here's what's going on. We have everybody in the game. Now we've got Disney involved competing with Netflix with a new offering. We've got Comcast offerings, of course, we mentioned Hulu already. But we've got NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, or even some of the smaller cable channels are now coming up with their streaming channels. The licenses that Netflix and Hulu had are at risk, as they say, we want to stream those shows. So watching your favorite show The Office, as an example. That's the number one show on Netflix right now. But Netflix is going to lose the license to air it in another year and a half.

Jack Heath
Interesting. All right, Craig, make it a good one. Enjoy the beautiful, beautiful weather. I hope you had a good July 4. Craig Peterson Tech Talk. We appreciate it. Craig.

Craig Peterson
I did, thanks, Jack. Bye-bye.

Jack Heath
4500 motorcycles. That is the number estimated to honor the motorcyclists killed in that fatal wreck in Randolph on Saturday.

Craig Peterson

Did you guys hear about it? It was a huge deal here in New Hampshire and made it to the national news. What happened was there was a group of motorcycle riders, they're part of a Marine Corps rider group. These were Veterans, honorably discharged. I think it was only men that were riding with some wives or girlfriends on their bikes. They were riding on a Charity ride here in NH, I think there were 10 in total. Some of them that died were from New Hampshire. They were going along on their merry little way and coming in the opposite direction was one of these trucks, you've probably seen them and kind of like the pickup trucks with a gooseneck trailer on the back, and he was towing some stuff. Well, crossed directly into their lane and hit them head-on. It's caused quite a controversy because it turns out that he had been arrested multiple times in multiple states. He'd had arrests for drunk driving for various other things according to recent reports. And he had a license for Massachusetts as that is where he was currently residing. However, they should have revoked that particular license. Not that that might have stopped him from driving, I guess it might have prevented him from driving, but not necessarily. As it turned out the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Mass located a massive stack of papers from other states that identified drivers Mass licenses that had dramatic driving violations or arrested etc. The Mass registry of motor vehicles had never done anything about any of these. It was just amazing. Just incompetence, every direction. Government agencies, right? A lot of you guys that work for the government are just fantastic. But let me tell you, it can breed incompetence up the line. Indeed, that's been the accusation in the Registry of Motor Vehicles from the very top on down it's just full of incompetent people. We honored those lost, as you just heard jack discussing. There were some more than 4000 motorcyclists that showed up for an honor ride in memory of their death. They were escorted by our State Police here in New Hampshire. If I had known about it, I would have made an effort to get out there, but, I did not hear about the event, until after the fact. My heart and prayers go out to all affected.

If any of you are affected by this, may you know, again, my heart and prayers go out to you. Motorcycle safety is of the utmost importance. If you know me, you know I've been riding for a long time. And I am very, very big on making sure that I'm highly visible. Loud pipes don't save lives. If they don't see you coming, they don't see you coming.

I'll be back tomorrow with Mr. Jim Polito. I am going to be visiting with one of my daughters, that is flying from Norway to do a presentation for the Maritime Administration in DC. Then she's off to speak at a conference in Houston. I am looking forward to seeing her. Later, of course, Wednesday I'll be on WGAN. My Security Summer Summit is coming together. My wife Karen's been putting some material together for me. And we're getting that all together. If you're a business owner, keep an eye on your email, apparently, because I'm going to be sending something out within the next day or so. And I want you to pay particular attention to this because I do have some extra cycles, it is summertime and because of that, if you've ever wanted to work with me directly, now is the time because I'm opening up some slots in my calendar, I'm going to give some one hour coaching sessions, for those interested. It is how I pick up clients, by the way, but this is all about you. It is all about helping you understand your security posture. Are you doing enough or not? Some of you are some of you aren't. Where are your cybersecurity gaps? And more particularly, where are you exposed? What do you not covering when it comes to some of these gaps? And of course, the ultimate question is what is the effectiveness of what you have in place. We can talk about that if you are a business owner. I'm also planning on doing some other things as part of this security summer, and we're going to have three different tracks. We'll see how this goes. But keep an eye on your email. If you're not on my email list, by all means, sign up. I send out all kinds of stuff to help keep you up to date, and you know, this isn't just, sell, sell, sell as some people do. There's going to be a lot of great information this summer. However, if you're not on the list, go to Craig Peterson dot com slash subscribe. It's right there on the homepage. That is Craig Peterson dot com slash subscribe.

All right, everybody. Take care. Have a great day, and we'll be back tomorrow. Bye-bye.


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