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Jared Rimer

This is the podcast where I, Jared, talk about assistive technology, security, driving cars, and anything else that may cross my desk. If you wish to contribute, please feel free to contact me through the contact information available on the blog or contact information available in the podcast itself. You may also go to my web site for other public contact information. I look forward in participation and comments from everyone. The Security Box, otherwise known as TSB is a weekly talk show through 986themix.com and our independent channel.

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The Security box, podcast 122: EBT cards and the disabled
2d ago
The Security box, podcast 122: EBT cards and the disabled
Hello everyone, welcome to the Security Box. We did get a callin that we didn't know wanted to call in to let us know some things, but we got it all working out. This may affect may different people and we hope that this is a learning experience for you. Please stay safe. Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 122. On this podcast, we will be covering some news that came out of Freshbooks on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. We'll also be covering Card Skimming and how it disproportionately is a disadvantage to people who use EBT cards. We'll also have plenty of news and notes from around the landscape and we'll also see what else people want to talk about as we return from our Thanksgiving break. Freshbooks As we blogged on November 23, 2022, Freshbooks became victim to Phishing. The company itself did not get phished, but people who are customers and non-customers were hitting Freshbooks's Twitter asking if emails were real or not. Freshbooks reports that these emails are fake, and said that emails come from freshbooks.com or any of its properties and not from anywhere else. The technology blog and podcast's coverage of this event On November 29, 2022, they indicated to the JRN that while there was no incident, the phishing uses other domains that is outside of Freshbooks itself. They linked to an FAQ titled What Emails Are Sent Out of My Account? Please read this FAQ if you're a freshbooks customer or get email from them as a customer of someone who pays to send invoices. EBT cards are now a target In our main topic, we're going to talk about EBT cards and what is happening with them. We also learn that there's a lawsuit to get states to actually do something if something goes wrong. You'll understand why as the discussion is done. Here are the articles: How Card Skimming Disproportionally Affects Those Most In Need Krebs on Security Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By Skimmers Krebs on Security We thank each and every one of you for listening, participating and most of all, reading the blog. Without your participation and listenership, this program wouldn't be what I'm trying to make it. Remember to check out email host security which is a site that'll help you navigate the Phishing landscape. This site is sponsored by the Jared Rimer Network and I hope people will learn what it is about, check out the companies and resources and of course the terms. Starting with this podcast, the podcast is commercial free thanks to a donor through the JRN. If you'd like to donate, go over to our donations page where there is a Paypal button and links available to use to donate one time. If you want to make a monthly donation using a credit card, let me know and we can make that work. We thank you!
The Security box, podcast 122: EBT cards and the disabled
2d ago
The Security box, podcast 122: EBT cards and the disabled
Hello everyone, welcome to the Security Box. We did get a callin that we didn't know wanted to call in to let us know some things, but we got it all working out. This may affect may different people and we hope that this is a learning experience for you. Please stay safe. Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 122. On this podcast, we will be covering some news that came out of Freshbooks on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. We'll also be covering Card Skimming and how it disproportionately is a disadvantage to people who use EBT cards. We'll also have plenty of news and notes from around the landscape and we'll also see what else people want to talk about as we return from our Thanksgiving break. Freshbooks As we blogged on November 23, 2022, Freshbooks became victim to Phishing. The company itself did not get phished, but people who are customers and non-customers were hitting Freshbooks's Twitter asking if emails were real or not. Freshbooks reports that these emails are fake, and said that emails come from freshbooks.com or any of its properties and not from anywhere else. The technology blog and podcast's coverage of this event On November 29, 2022, they indicated to the JRN that while there was no incident, the phishing uses other domains that is outside of Freshbooks itself. They linked to an FAQ titled What Emails Are Sent Out of My Account? Please read this FAQ if you're a freshbooks customer or get email from them as a customer of someone who pays to send invoices. EBT cards are now a target In our main topic, we're going to talk about EBT cards and what is happening with them. We also learn that there's a lawsuit to get states to actually do something if something goes wrong. You'll understand why as the discussion is done. Here are the articles: How Card Skimming Disproportionally Affects Those Most In Need Krebs on Security Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By Skimmers Krebs on Security We thank each and every one of you for listening, participating and most of all, reading the blog. Without your participation and listenership, this program wouldn't be what I'm trying to make it. Remember to check out email host security which is a site that'll help you navigate the Phishing landscape. This site is sponsored by the Jared Rimer Network and I hope people will learn what it is about, check out the companies and resources and of course the terms. Starting with this podcast, the podcast is commercial free thanks to a donor through the JRN. If you'd like to donate, go over to our donations page where there is a Paypal button and links available to use to donate one time. If you want to make a monthly donation using a credit card, let me know and we can make that work. We thank you!
The Security box, podcast 118: Let's discuss books Welcome to podcast 118 of the Security Box.  On this show, we're going to talk about books.  Not all books may be covered due to timein the industry!
Oct 26 2022
The Security box, podcast 118: Let's discuss books Welcome to podcast 118 of the Security Box. On this show, we're going to talk about books. Not all books may be covered due to timein the industry!
Welcome to podcast 118 of the Security Box. On this show, we're going to talk about books. Not all books may be covered due to time constraints, but we'll list all of the ones here. Question is, what kind of books? These books are dealing with security in one way or another. The list may contain multiple books, and are split up in to authors. We'll have this in a multi-list format where the main list is in author, and sublist will have the books. Books may be available via other sources that the blind and disabled can access including Bookshare, the NLS, and apple books. The NLS Bard page can only be accessed by eligible patrons and will not be linked here. All linked books come from Amazon or its affiliates, but you can search the book titles separately to find the price that fits your budget unless bard has it already. From this list, we do know that BARD only has one book, but that could change. Check Bard often, you never know what will be posted there. Besides that, we'll have news, notes and more. Now, here are the books and thanks for listening! Mark Russinovich Zero Day: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Series Book 1) Trojan Horse: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Series Book 2) Rogue Code: A Jeff Aiken Novel Scott Schober Hacked Again Cybersecurity Is Everybody's Business: Solve the Security Puzzle for Your Small Business and Home Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years Kim Zetter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon Mikko Hyponnen
The Security box, podcast 115: NCSAM week 2, talking about domains
Oct 6 2022
The Security box, podcast 115: NCSAM week 2, talking about domains
Welcome to program 115 of the Security box. Today, we talk about domains and SSL and plenty of news stuff too. The first hour and a half of the over 3 hour program is news related, check the blog for complete details on things or subscribe to the TSB list itself. Some of the stuff we talk about is already on the blog, others are not, but plan to be. As far as domains go, when we talked about Phishing we mentioned the fact that I published several resources on checking whether a domain exists and when it was registered and possibly by who. This was in reference to an article talking about Ian Phishing scams that might be out there now. Please be safe! Here are two resources: ICANN Lookup Who Is Lookup from Network Solutions There are other tools to look up domains, and we can't forget about the ICANN web site and their work to keep domains at least here in the states in good working order. Another thing we talked about but not in great detail is Transport Layer Security which SSL is now known as. We're providing the Wikipedia page as a reference since I didn't go in to a lot of detail on it. If people want me to, I can do that. If we've forgotten something that we should mention as part of this discussion, please send a note and let me know about it. There is always something to talk about in this space, and I can't think of everything, or think it may be too technical. You can always contact me through my web site and I thank each and every one of you for participating this week. See you next week!