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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1107: The Unpatchables

It shocks me that Windows XP is "still alive" in some form until 2019. Of course, there are plenty of other things you have in your environment that you can't patch...

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1106: Cloudy Security

How can an organization be so unaware of what security tools they have they need someone's help to discover what they have? With more and more infrastructure moving to the cloud, how can they be?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1105: Talkshow

Yet another new social media tool has been launched, called Talkshow. It's like Periscope but in SMS. Texting in public.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1104: Man in the Middle Always a Threat

Man in the middle attacks aren't new. Especially on the phone network, which has only gotten easier has more of it has become wireless.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1103: InfoSec: Make It Easy For People To Do The Right Thing

Users know they should do something to protect corporate data, but they don't actually do anything to do so. Who's fault is that? Ours, as infosec professionals. We don't make it easy for people to do the right thing.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1102: Apple Stops Supporting QuickTime on Windows

If you haven't heard, Apple has stopped supporting QuickTime in Windows. You might want to uninstall It since there are a couple of unpatched security vulnerabilities now known and Apple won't be fixing them.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1101: Auto-Update All The Things!

How is it I can auto-deploy and auto-update applications in the cloud and yet desktop software still requires someone with admin privileges to agree to update the software? This is 2016, folks!

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1100: State of the Podcast #1100

It's been 100 episodes since my last "state of the podcast" type podcast, so here it is.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1099: On 1099s, Work, and Social Media

Some work-related anniversaries recently happened. Also, social media: it's important for your professional life.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1098: It's All About The Metadata

WhatsApp claims end-to-end encryption has been implemented in their app. So what? The metadata Is still there and I have no doubt WhatsApp (a Facebook joint) will give it up on demand.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. This site has served many other purposes over the years, but is currently the home for the PhoneBoy Speaks podcast.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, a blog where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, PhoneBoy Says, an infrequent personal blog where I discuss more personal issues, and a similarly infrequent personal podcast called PhoneBoy's Opinion, which can be found on iTunes.