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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1144: To The Cloud!

Organizations are already using the cloud. It will have a huge impact on how security is done. In fact, it already is.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1143: Muni Java Goatse

Muni in San Francisco suffered from a ransomware attack on their fare gates. It didn't impact riders as the fare gates "failed open" but it meant Muni couldn't collect fares until things were restored from backups.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1142: iCloud Calendar Spam

iCloud Calendar spam is a thing, sadly.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1141: CallerID App Information Disclosure

CallerID name is something you don't get on your mobile device unless you install a third party app. And therein lies the problem.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1140: KasperskyOS: Good Luck With That

Kaspersky has come up with their own "secure" operating system. I have my doubts that anyone will use it, even if it is more secure.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1139: ImageGate

It's entirely possible that viewing an image sent on social media can result in ransomware infecting your computer. You can be protected if you know what to look for.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1138: Do We Legislate IoT Security?

Since it seems no one has an interest in securing IoT devices, either consumers or the manufacturers, do we legislate requirements to do so?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1137: Bogative Turkey Repeat

Repeating an old episode on the negativeness of Thanksgiving in the US.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1136: Backdoors in Low-End Android Devices

The cheaper the Android device, the more likely you'll get something extra with it…something that it's not in your best interest to have.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1135: Visibility Builds Trust In The Cloud

A lot of my customers are utilizing the cloud for some part of their IT infrastructure. How much trust do people have in it? It starts with visibility in the cloud services.

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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.