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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1112: Something in the Air

I see several "artisanal" podcasts I subscribe to have taken a break. I feel like it's time for me to do it, too. Doing a regular podcast, even one like this, takes effort.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1111: No Personal Data, No Software Update

Samsung is apparently requiring "personal information" to obtain software updates. What responsibility do vendors have to provide updates, and at what cost?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1110: Sneaker Buying Bots

Bots have been a problem on eBay forever insofar as auctions are voncerned, sniping and/or driving up prices. Guess I shouldn't be shocked people are also using bots to buy rate shoes…and resell them at a huge profit!

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1109: VirusTotal is not AntiVirus

Apparently some so-called next generation endpoint products were cheating, using VirusTotal to supplement their catch rates. Those vendors, who aren't contributing their engines to VirusTotal, have been cut off from using VirusTotal.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1108: It Will Come Back To You

I post a lit if stuff on social media. It occasionally comes back to me, this time in a good way.

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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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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.