Social Media Security Podcast 41 – Podcast Updates, Internet of Things, TV Privacy

socialmediasec-avatar-80x78This is the 41st episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by the Streetwise Security Zone.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded April 29, 2015.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Important Podcast Update!
While we haven’t finalized the details we’re hoping to rename the podcast as “Shared Security”. We have been discussing the fact that the privacy and security topics we’ve been covering are really spreading to more than just social media. Now, we see the important stories as being ones that relate to who and what we trust as connected individuals and businesses. So, we’ve decided that it might be time to rename the podcast to be more inclusive of important security stories beyond just social media, and we’ve decided on a new name for the program…

“Shared Security”

We think Shared Security brings to mind not only social media, but mobile technology, cloud technology, and as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, The Internet of Things (IoT). So our new podcast, Shared Security, will try to bring you timely stories, news and tips for living securely in a connected world. The name also brings to mind the fact that we will increasingly need to share our thoughts on what the risks are and how to deal with them. You can expect the same level of insight and practical guidance, just on a broader scope. We haven’t yet figured out how we will officially change the program name people see on iTunes or the feed for RSS. So for the moment, the feed and official title will be the same…Social Media Security. However, with this episode we’re going to try to cover a broader range of stories, when appropriate. Stay tuned for additional rebranding changes as we roll them out.

As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts!

Scott and Tom

Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  Don’t forget  to subscribe to the podcast in iTunesfollow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

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”

Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  Don’t forget  to subscribe to the podcast in iTunesfollow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

 

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

Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  Don’t forget  to subscribe to the podcast in iTunesfollow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

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:

Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  Don’t forget  to subscribe to the podcast in iTunesfollow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

Social Media Security Podcast 31 – New Facebook Graph Search, Fake Internet Girlfriends, Social Media and Your Business

This is the 31st episode of the Social Media Security Podcast sponsored by SecureState.  This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded January 18th, 2013.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunesfollow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

 

Social Media Security Website and Podcast Reloaded!

Since 2009, I’ve been maintaining the popular Facebook Privacy & Security Guide that has been used by several universities and government agencies as well as regular users of Facebook.  If you’re not familiar with my guide, it’s a simple two page handout that walks you through recommended privacy and security settings for your Facebook profile.

The guide has been a labor of love but also required frequent updates since Facebook has drastically changed the privacy controls as well as the layout within the Facebook platform over the years.  Needless to say it’s been tough to keep the guide updated and also tough to keep it to a single page so that it can be easily distributed.  Today, I’m happy to announce that my company SecureState is now officially sponsoring the guide so that it can be maintained with frequent updates!  Having said that, I’m announcing today the release of the fourth version of the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide, updated with the latest information on Facebook’s privacy and security settings.  Please download and distribute to friends and family.

Also around the same time I started the guide, I started the Social Media Security website and podcast.  The podcast is still being recorded monthly and co-hosted by myself and Scott Wright.  Today we also released our 30th episode along with a website redesign for socialmediasecurity.com.  I’d like to thank the podcast’s new sponsor SecureState for the new design and support of the podcast.  Special thanks go to DigiP over at Tick Tock Computers for putting together a great site redesign and logo.  I look forward to recording more podcasts and getting the word out on how to safely use social media!

Social Media Security Podcast 28 – Facebook Timeline, US Privacy Questions, Twitter Acquisitions

This is the 28th episode of the Social Media Security Podcast recorded back a few months ago.  Content is still relevant! :-) This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright.  Below are the show notes, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Don’t worry! We are still planning on getting back to regular podcasts.  Stay tuned.  Please send any show feedback to feedback [aT] socialmediasecurity.com or comment below.  You can also call our voice mail box at 1-613-693-0997 if you have a question for our Q&A section on the next episode.  You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and follow us on Twitter.  Thanks for listening!

 

Facebook Privacy & Security Guide Updated to v3.0

I’ve finally updated the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide to version 3.0.  This is a major revision which includes directions on how to set the latest privacy and security controls in Facebook.  Maintaining this guide has been challenging over the last year as Facebook has made major changes multiple times in regards to the way privacy settings are enabled.  Having said that, this is a great time to use my guide and review what your privacy settings are.  Things like enabling secure browsing, login approvals and limiting the audience to what you post are more important then ever.

As always, feel free to distribute this guide to friends and family!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Download v3.0 of the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide here

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