Social Media Security Podcast 39 – Snapcash, Yik Yak, LinkedIn Security and Privacy Tips

socialmediasec-avatar-80x78This is the 39th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom EstonScott Wright recorded December 12, 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

  • Snapcash” has been announced by the creators of Snapchat. Can Snapchat gain enough consumer confidence to break into the payments field?
  • Yik Yak is a social app for browsing anonymous chats in your locale and it’s gaining popularity with teens and causing some problems for schools.
  • Yik Yak is also not as private or anonymous as you think as a new security vulnerability was just disclosed!
  • How to opt out of Twitter’s new app tracking feature
  • Facebook’s updated Privacy Policy? Not much new, but policies have been reworded to be somewhat less onerous to read
  • Facebook At Work - Will it work?
  • Scott and Tom share our opinions on the big Sony Pictures security breach
  • Scott shares some best practices on how to secure your LinkedIn account. Tom shares some good tips to make your LinkedIn account more private. Here are a few of the tips we discussed:
  • 1) Turn on HTTPS for all sessions:
    - Check the “Secure Connections” box in the security settings page

    2) Turn on Two-Step Verification

    - The security settings page will tell you whether or not two-step verification is already set up
    - You can turn it on, and provide a mobile phone where SMS messages will be sent

    Both are accessible by doing the following while logged in to your LinkedIn account on the Web:

    a) Hover the mouse cursor over your profile picture

    b) Click on the Account tab in the bottom left of the page

    c) Click on “Manage Security Settings”

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Social Media Security Podcast 38 – Corporate Policy, Whisper Privacy Flaws, Snapchat Hack

socialmediasec-avatar-80x78This is the 38th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom EstonScott Wright recorded October 21, 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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Social Media Security Podcast 37 – Special Guest Kevin Johnson (@Secureideas), Managing Your Digital Footprint

socialmediasec-avatar-80x78This is the 37th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom EstonScott Wright and special guest Kevin Johnson recorded September 19th 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Special Topic! Managing Your Digital Footprint (thanks to Chris John Riley for the idea!)

  • Personal objectives for using social media
  • Types of footprints you might have (likes, comments, photos, tags, etc.)
  • Ways you can be exposed, and how to find them (Google search, Facebook search, Linkedin Search, etc.)
  • Ways to manage exposure going forward
  • This site has a good, short set of tips to review: http://krishnade.com/digital-footprint/

LinkedIn address book guessing…
http://omnifeed.com/article/www.komonews.com/news/local/LinkedIn-flaw-helps-hackers-discover-email-addresses-275537041.html

The LinkedIn LION – Are You Exposing Yourself to the Hyenas?
https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140812143638-171396975-the-linkedin-lion-are-you-exposing-yourself-to-the-hyenas

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Social Media Security Podcast 36 – Your Cats Metadata, Facebook Messenger, User Risk Awareness

social media security podcastThis is the 36th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded August 20th 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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Social Media Security Podcast 35 – Facebook News Feed Psychology, Complex Passwords, Dumb Criminals

This is the 35th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded July 17th 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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Social Media Security Podcast 34 – Facebook Privacy, LinkedIn Scammers, Naughty Employees

This is the 34th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState and the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded June 18th 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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Social Media Security Podcast 33 – Heartbleed, Hashtag Fail, Social Impersonation

Guess what? We’re back!  This is the 33rd episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded May 15, 2014.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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Social Media Security Podcast 32 – The Privacy Paradox, Twitter Hacks, Facebook Home

avatarThis is the 32nd episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded April 25, 2013.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

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