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Episode 411 - GitHub Offering Unlimited Private Repositories For Free

1/21/2019
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GitHub is shfiting their services for the better to position itself to be the numnber one repository service on the Internet. Their latest change is huge if you a developer. GitHub now offers unlimited private repositories and they throw in a few other features. This epsiode talks about this move and why you should take advantage of this. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com ——————...

Duration:00:05:53

Episode 410 - Tools, Tips And Tricks - Graylog, Open Source SIEM

1/18/2019
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This week's tools, tips and tricks episode is about an open source Security Information Event Management (SIEM) system. GrayLog can enable your home network or business to begin collecting and aggregating system logs fast and easier than any other SIEM I have used. Within a few hours I was up and collecting more data, alerting on events and getting visibility into behaviors of my systems. This episode goes into the details and talk about why every single business needs to have a SIEM in...

Duration:00:07:13

Episode 409 - Google DNS Now Supports DNS Over TLS Security

1/17/2019
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Did you know Google offers public DNS servers you can use instead of your ISP? Why would you do this? Keep your ISP and others from snooping on what websites you visit. Now Google's DNS service offers DNS over TLS to fully encrypt your DNS requests. This episode goes into the details of this switch, what it means and why you should switch all your devices to use it. Google's DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five...

Duration:00:05:16

Episode 408 - Filter Your Email But Don’t Completely Ignore Your Spam Folder

1/16/2019
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A good email system and best practice is to use some kind of email filters. However, you shouldn't completely ignore all the messages filtered. This epsiode talks about a personal experience that happened when I reveiwed my spam folder and discovered something very serious happened to a service I had an account on. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find...

Duration:00:06:02

Episode 407 - You Have Security Plans, Are You Testing Them? A Success Story For Why You Should

1/15/2019
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Your security program won't maintain the value and effectiveness unless you test and test regularly. A good test does more that just run through the steps on the paper but creates an exercise that build collaborative creativity and efforts to play out a scenario. This episode talks about an experience I had recently and an feedback that made the testing efforts worth while. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror...

Duration:00:09:08

Episode 406 - There Is A Human Element To A Security Profession, Don't Forget That

1/14/2019
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In IT and security we get wrapped around the technical and process aspects that cuases a fog to blind us from what the data represents. We try to protect and defend but what are we protecting? This episode talks about the human element behind the security profession and brings some context to the true defense goals. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find...

Duration:00:07:34

Episode 405 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - Security Tips For Students Back To Class

1/11/2019
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This week'sTools, Tips and Tricks episode topic was submitted by a listener. I thought he had a valid security concern as a college student and turn it into an episode. This epsiode talks about the problem of file sharing between students and professors and how to keep malware and viruses at bay. Link to the Online Scanner Article referenced in the episode. Link to Episode 94 where I talk about VirusTotal in a TTT episode. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In...

Duration:00:07:37

Episode 404 - Routers With This Feature Enabled Were Hacked To Promote YouTube Stars, Do You Have This On?

1/10/2019
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Hackers carried out pranks as part of a viral YouTube subscriber challenge. Where most see silly pranks I see exploitation of user's home equipment that can easily be fixed. This episode goes over the lastest hack that was a prank today but could be far worse tomorrow. UPnP Tester ShieldsUp Tester - Click Proceed, Then look for GRC's Instant UPnP Exposure Test. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories -...

Duration:00:06:54

Episode 403 - Blur Password Manager Had A Breach, The Reason Will Make You Facepalm

1/9/2019
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Another day, another breach. This time it's Blur Password Manager bu Abine. Only this was a breach of their own making. This episode goes through how this breach happened and how you can make sure you don't make the same mistakes. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook Page Binary Blogger Website Security In...

Duration:00:07:06

Episode 402 - Minnesota Government Employee Took Data Home, That's A Breach

1/8/2019
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This story comes from the home state of Minnesota. This one is a common story on where an employee takes data home, puts it on a personal computer to work on. That's a breach. This epsiode goes through why this is a breach and asks many questions that need to be answered around the government office's security program that allowed the multiple failures to happen. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories -...

Duration:00:07:25

Episode 401 - Pritners Were Hacked To Promote YouTube Stars, Are You Vulnerable?

1/7/2019
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When the Internet turns things 'viral' it can get out of hand. This is what happened in a viral competetion between two YouTube stars fight for subscribers to claim the number 1 spot. A hacker took over 100,000 printers and although it was a gray hat prank this episode talks about the serious nature behind it and how it could be used in much worse ways. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories -...

Duration:00:06:47

Episode 400 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - SecTools.Org - 125 Security Tools

1/4/2019
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This week's TTT episode talks about a website that has the collection of 125 of the top network security tools availaible. Start your education and search for new tools here. This is a fantastic starting point to create your own list of your favorite tools. Sectools.org Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook...

Duration:00:05:22

Epsiode 399 - Talk To Your Kids About Online Video Game Scams

1/3/2019
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Over the holiday season you might have a new video game console or game in your home. It's important to make sure your kid's or any players using these games online, especially in a globat chat room siutaiton, understand the risks and predators out there for their account information. YouTube is a poison of bad assumptions that you can get in-game content for 'free', this is false. This epsiode talks about the scams out there and what conversation you should have with your young...

Duration:00:08:41

Episode 398 - My Security and Tech Predicitons for 2019

1/2/2019
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Happy New Year from the first episode of 2019! This epsiodegoes over my personal security and technology predictions for 2019. I do this every year for a little fun and more so if they come true over the next 12 months. Blog post of the predictions. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook Page Binary Blogger...

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 397 - Taking The Week Off But A Look Into My Plans For 2019

12/24/2018
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With the mid-week holiday I am going to take a brief break myself from the podcast. But I am not going anywhere. This episode just talks about the quick break and what some of my plans are in 2019 for the podcast and contributions I will be continuing to make to the Information Security industry. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger...

Duration:00:07:18

Episode 396 - Tools, Tips and Tricks - 5 Beginner Courses To Learn Git And GitHub

12/21/2018
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If you are a developer or wanting to become a programmer then you should learn about Git. Thie week's tools, tips and tricks episode goes through five free oline courses to get started with Git and Github. Course listing article from Dzone.com Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook Page Binary Blogger...

Duration:00:07:12

Episode 395 - Apple Now Allows The US To Download Their Data

12/20/2018
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Apple now allows US residents to download the data that Apple has collected on them. This episode goes through the process to do it and why you should download and read the contents. Apple Data and Privacy Page Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook Page Binary Blogger Website Security In Five Podcast Page -...

Duration:00:05:38

Episode 394 - Report From US Congress Says Equifax Breach Was Preventable, Duh

12/19/2018
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Equifax had one of the largest and most damaging breach to date. The amount of people who fell victim and the type of personal data lost will cause issues for years to come. The US House of Representatives released their report on the breach and came to the same conclusion everyone knew, the breach was preventable. This episode goes through the highlights of the report. Download the report. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your...

Duration:00:08:51

Episode 393 - Facebook Data Leak, How To See If You Were A Victim

12/18/2018
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Facebook had another data leak and this time your photos were at risk of being seen by unauthorized developers. This episode talks about how this happened and a page you can go to to see if your photos were taken. Facebook Breach Check Page Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror Stories - bblogger@protonmail.com —————— Where you can find Binary Blogger —————— Security In Five Facebook Page Binary Blogger...

Duration:00:05:40

Episode 392 - Why You Should Make Strong Passwords

12/17/2018
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It's the end of the year and you should be resetting all your accounts' passwords. If you are not using an automated vault service that can make and store complex passwords for you there are things you need to be aware of when creating passwords. This episode talks about how passwords can be guessed by the bad guys and things you should avoid when manually creating new passwords. Be aware, be safe. Don't forget to subscribe to the Security In Five Newsletter. Send in your Security Horror...

Duration:00:08:16