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Digital photos and privacy

9/18/2018
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Digital photos contain more than meets the eye: they have metadata and other hidden information that can compromise your privacy. Liz and Geoffrey take a look at Exif metadata and other non-obvious ways that photos from your phone or camera might be sharing more than they want. Also, iOS has some neat security features, and Yahoo! Mail has some not-so-neat privacy concerns. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:24:12

Security stories: lost phones, a compromised computer, and an unexpected keyboard cat

9/4/2018
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As a change of pace, Liz and Geoffrey take a look back at security incidents in their own lives and talk about lessons they've learned - why phone backups are important, an unintentional security hole, and a security key gone rogue. In security news, the GDPR results in mildly positive changes for web tracking, and Fortnite's installer has exactly the vulnerability we were afraid of. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:26:03

Keeping your web browsing private

8/21/2018
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In the third and last episode in the series on web security, Liz and Geoffrey look at HTTPS and how it keeps your web browsing both private and secure, and they also investigate private browsing or incognito mode and what exactly that mode does for your privacy. Plus, a new version of the protocol behind HTTPS and the latest Android release are cause for celebration, while Facebook and Google's approaches to data privacy are cause for concern. Show notes and full transcript on...

Duration:00:24:55

Web security continued: cookies, plugins, and extensions

8/7/2018
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Continuing our exploration of web browser security from last episode, Liz and Geoffrey look into cookies, JavaScript, extensions, and plugins and discuss how best to mitigate their privacy and security risks while browsing the web. Plus, a serious Reddit breach provides a timely reminder to toughen your two-factor. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:25:37

The history of the Web and an introduction to browser security

7/24/2018
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The web can be a scary place - but once you get to know it a little better, it doesn't feel as scary. Liz and Geoffrey go back to 1990 to figure out how the web came to be what it is today and discuss how browsers keep us safe. Also, two very good improvements to HTTPS in today's version of Chrome, and the future of Android security just got a whole lot more complicated. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:24:54

Comparing Android and iOS security

7/10/2018
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Considering buying a new phone? Liz and Geoffrey compare the different security models of Android and iOS, the two most popular smartphone options on the market. We also talk about California's new privacy law, a number of recent attacks on cell phones, and how Tinder swiped left on bad crypto. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:22:57

Securing your phone

6/26/2018
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We take our phones everywhere and trust them with a lot of sensitive information, but have we put enough thought into how to secure them? Liz and Geoffrey discuss different aspects of securing the smartphone you have, including passcodes, location services, notifications, and digital voice assistants. Plus, a question from a caller and a major Supreme Court decision! Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:25:18

Two-factor authentication and account recovery

6/12/2018
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Last time we talked about strong passwords, but what if there was a better way to secure your account? We look at options for two-factor authentication, including text messages, apps, and security keys. Plus, security news from Apple, one of Liz's accounts got breached, and Geoffrey wants to celebrate a special birthday. Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:28:21

Securing your online account passwords

5/29/2018
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You've heard for years about how to come up with strong passwords, but are those guidelines really true? Liz and Geoffrey talk about new risks to your online accounts, especially with the news of clear-text passwords being mishandled at Twitter and GitHub, and whether you should trust a password manager to solve all your password problems for you. Plus, what's happening to the green lock icon in Chrome, and should you worry about EFAIL? Show notes and full transcript on looseleafsecurity.com

Duration:00:25:16