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DIY Cyber Guy

Feb 22, 2019

Recently a letter signed by 50 psychologists was sent to the American Psychological Association (APA) accusing psychologists working at tech companies of using “hidden manipulation techniques” and asks the APA to take an ethical stand on behalf of kids. Is this malicious intent on the part of tech giants, or is it...


Feb 19, 2019

Can you imagine having to tell your customers that the product they bought from you is gone? Their account is gone? Their data is gone? Would your business survive? Exactly that happened to a a company called VFEmail this week. How can you make sure your small business - or your home - is doing the basics to prevent...


Nov 8, 2018

In this episode, we tell you about the rise of a new kind of credit card skimmer that can steal your credit card number at the gas pump.  But this is different in two ways: it is inside the pump so you cannot see it, and the stolen cards are retrieved via Bluetooth which is easier for the thief. This hack is...


Oct 19, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the worldwide impact of blockchain from the perspective of a person who advises  governments – George Goognin. George is a Board Member of the Mile Unity Foundation, which educates governments and enterprises on how to apply blockchain technologies.
George is the co-founder of peer to peer...


Aug 15, 2018

Spear phishing.  It's when a hacker crafts an email or social media post designed to get you to click a link or open an attachment.  And it is the most prevalent threat to both business and personal computers today. According to the FBI, it is also the method that hackers used to create the infamous hack of the...