All of us are vulnerable to being hacked. But how can you keep your information (and money) safe? What steps should you take to protect yourself? To find out, we brought in Hector Monsegur, former black-hat hacker, now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs — and one of our favourite guests from the past year.
He tells us what companies should do to keep us safe(r), what we should look out for after an attack, and how we can prevent hacks from causing too much damage.
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Discussed in This Episode
- The Equifax hack
- How Apache Struts may have made Equifax vulnerable
- What a red team does vs. a blue team for a company’s security infrastructure
- Websites that list which companies have been hacked over the last 20 years
- NASA getting hacked
- What an “attack surface” is
- The Deloitte hack
- The CCleaner hack
- Social engineering in the US election, and the social engineering that’s still going on
And so much more.
Our Upgrades of the Week
Every week we like to let you in on the upgrades we’ve made in our own lives. It’s a funny thing about us. This week we talked about a bingeable documentary series, the life-changing magic of tidying up... your computer, and slowing down instead of multi-tasking when you’re under stress.
Dr Robert Lustig joined us in the studio to talk about his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind. The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. Dr Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book Fat Chance. Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease. He talks to us about how corporate interests have worked to keep us addicted to pleasure - and how our addictions have robbed us of happiness.