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The Kim Komando Show

The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

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The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

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English


Episodes

Election hackers: How secure is the tech we’re using for the next election? Part 1

9/29/2020
It’s almost time for Americans to vote, and most of us have the same question: Is the tech taking and counting our votes secure? In part one of our Election 2020 deep dive, Kim lays out all the different security threats you have to deal with when you vote. Whether you cast your votes by ballot, voting booth or through a website, you could encounter wannabe election engineers. Luckily, you’ve got Kim Komando on your side. Get all the knowledge you need on how to vote safely.

Duration:00:40:11

Top private investigator shares the dirty secrets about background check websites

9/25/2020
You can Google someone or check social media to find out more about them. Eventually, you’ll land on the background check sites. Enter someone’s name and they show you tiny details. Pay a fee and you can get even more info. But what do the pros use to get the intel they need? Kim talks to Rich Robertson, a Certified Legal Investigator who has taken the lead on hundreds of complex criminal and civil cases. Finding any dirt on someone should be an easy task for him. He's got the secrets on the...

Duration:00:33:26

Scam alert! 5 Amazon cons you’ve got to watch out for

9/22/2020
With millions of users around the world, Amazon has drawn scammers like moths to flames. There are many different cons that cybercriminals have tailored specifically for Amazon, and they’re complex enough to have stolen millions in cash. That’s why Kim's giving you the low-down on 5 Amazon scams you’ve got to watch out for. With the holiday season right around the corner, this is essential listening for anyone who’s about to start shopping.

Duration:00:46:55

The Social Dilemma shocking insights into how you’re being manipulated

9/18/2020
Only two organizations use the term “user,” illegal drugs and Big Tech. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or another site, you cannot afford to miss this podcast. Algorithms make sure you see only what you want to see and trackers follow you everywhere. Get the inside scoop from Jeff Orlowski, Director of Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma.

Duration:00:44:57

Looking for work? Here's where the jobs are - and the skills you need

9/15/2020
We're in the middle of a fundamental shift in our workforce. Whether you work for someone else or own your own company, you have to know where we're headed. To do that the right way, you have to let the data speak to you. And to get the facts, Kim tapped into LinkedIn's Principal Economist Dr. Guy Berger. They dive into this changing world to tell you where the jobs are and what you need to know to get one.

Duration:00:37:12

Coping with the pandemic blues with the Silicon Valley therapist

9/11/2020
How’d you like to walk around knowing that you’re the guy who made the worst video game in history? A little hard on the ego. Well, Howard Scott Warshaw has definitely bounced back. He and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers, and how to cope with the pandemic. This Tech You Should Know podcast is from the archives, but it's definitely one you don’t want to miss.

Duration:00:37:47

Spotting online scams & free tools to fight ransomware

9/8/2020
This episode is a special hour of Kim's Tech Insights Show airing on SiriusXM Business Radio. Meet cybercrime hero Michael Gillespie, who fights against ransomware with free tools for victims. Plus, security officer Etay Moar has tips on avoiding pandemic scams, and Steve Ginty, Director of Threat Intelligence for Risk IQ, has the shocking figures behind just how bad things are online right now. You won't believe just how often hackers are trying to break into your tech or attack your...

Duration:00:57:40

How one woman is raking in $750,000 a year on Instagram

9/4/2020
You've seen them online: Life coaches that promise to help you skyrocket your career, get in shape, be a better parent, a better spouse, a better human. But what exactly do they do?We talk to a coach who makes a whopping $750,000 a year helping people break out of their 9-to-5 jobs — and we'll show you how to use your unique skills to do the same.

Duration:00:29:42

Things you have laying around worth big money: Part 2

9/1/2020
In part 2 of this podcast, Kim dives into the world of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Just how much is that signed baseball card or vintage jersey worth? Collections full of rare or mint items can fetch astounding sums, and you could be sitting on your own gold mine and not even know it.

Duration:00:46:51

Things you have laying around worth big money: Part 1

8/28/2020
You may be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Dive into the world of collectibles with Kim and see how you could find fortune in unexpected places. You can make bank through old tech, classic toys, baseball cards and more. Meet a few people who have done just that, and find out the tricks they use to score impressive finds.

Duration:00:29:26

Unbelievable gadgets coming soon

8/25/2020
Think about just how much technology has shaped today's world — from smart assistants in our homes to self-driving cars to powerful computers we carry around in our pockets, But what is the next tech frontier, and what will it look like for our everyday lives? I'll walk you through the wild world of future tech.

Duration:00:33:03

Inside the web's biggest database of hacked logins

8/21/2020
Today we’re giving you an inside look into Have I Been Pwned? — one of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to protecting yourself online. It's the world's largest database of stolen login information. Kim talks to the man behind it, Troy Hunt, to give you a step-by-step guide on what you can do if your info has been compromised. Don't miss this deep dive into online security, no IT degree required.

Duration:00:38:35

Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show

8/18/2020
This week's exclusive episode of Tech You Should Know is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen to every episode on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com. Online fraud has been surging since the pandemic began. But have you ever wondered who’s behind it, or where they are? Plus, more bad news for TikTok as it’s been discovered that its Android app has been collecting data it shouldn’t be. And this major city is checking social media...

Duration:00:35:08

Using tech clues to catch a killer: Part two

8/14/2020
In part two of this look at the correlation between shootings and online behavior, Kim talks to retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald and linguistics professor Tim Grant about the tech clues that indicate a potentially dangerous person. Listen for insider tips, case studies and interviews to help you spot trouble before it starts.

Duration:00:26:26

Using tech clues to catch a killer: Part one

8/11/2020
What is the connection between violent video games and real-life killing? Many of the culprits in public shootings are online gaming fans. What draws a would-be-killer into doing the unthinkable? In part of one of this chilling podcast, Kim is joined by former law enforcement officer Tim Dees to explore the possibilities.

Duration:00:22:10

Work from home scams & how to spot real jobs

8/7/2020
We all know people who have fallen for a scam of one kind or another — and work from home scams are some of the most convincing, and dangerous, ones out there. In this episode, Kim brings you the shocking details of real online job scams, red flags you should look out for and success stories of people who found the real thing and made big money.

Duration:00:25:29

Online banking: How to safely manage your finances, digitally

8/4/2020
What do you do when you get a physical check? Say goodbye to driving to the bank to deposit it. Now, you can just fire up your banking app, sign, snap a few pictures and that’s it. But do you know how to set yourself up to bank online the safe way? Kim's got all the steps you need to know.

Duration:00:25:04

5 unbelievable Dark Web stories

7/30/2020
There are 15 billion stolen logins swirling around the Dark Web, and you can bet at least one of yours is included. Kim dives into this mysterious, insidious corner of the internet with security consultant and convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick. Hear five shocking, scary and totally true stories of dangers lurking on the Dark Web. From Navy sailors to 16-year-old students, anyone can be a target. Luckily, Kim is here to guide you with practical ways to protect yourself.

Duration:00:35:19

Small biz 101: How to market your company on social media

7/28/2020
It doesn't matter if you bring in millions a year or put all your effort into just keeping your small business running — you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, how do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? Kim talks to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience.

Duration:00:24:58

Feeling stressed? Tech to help you relax

7/24/2020
Businesses have closed for good. Many people are struggling with the idea of months more of working from home. Others are still out of a job. The pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in some cities. Times are stressful, so Kim is taking a look at how technology can help you slow down, relax and release the stress.

Duration:00:37:08