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Cyber Tales - Story behind cyber security stories

Listen to weekly round up of interesting cyber security stories from across the globe. Each podcast delves deeper into a particular story revealing insights and the often unheard story to listeners. The show is hosted by Mansi Kapur, business journalist with Fortune and Jose Varghese, cyber security entrepreneur and geek with Paladion.
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Nov 13, 2018

Personally Identifiable Information or PII can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Phishing, identity theft, and cyber extortion are just some of the threats. But how much do you think about data security when using chauffeuring services like Uber? Join us in this podcast to find out about the policies for data retention and the security issues that affect you directly, and your rights regarding data deletion. With our panel of experts, we pick the Uber privacy case apart. And put it back together with handy tips about how you can better safeguard your personal data. Get the details here!

Sep 27, 2018

Have you received threatening email recently? You’re not alone. We talk about how it happens and what you can do to stop it affecting you. First, find out about even supposedly reputable Internet actors that make it difficult for you to protect your privacy. Get the lowdown on the way that password and email files are hacked and resold for phishing scams. Hear about how malware can worm its way into your PC or mobile. Then listen as we explain smart, safe ways to set up your passwords, use protection like 2FA, and deal with emails that menace you (breathe sigh of relief HERE!).

Sep 19, 2018

Are mobile banking apps safe? We discuss app risks and threats that could seriously affect your banking well-being if you don’t watch out for them. We also run through the differences between mobile and desktop banking, and why the banking sector may be making a rod for its own back by trying to be too helpful to customers using mobiles. Find out with us how to avoid pitfalls like downloading fake apps and see how to identify authentic versions. Make sure that your money stays safe in your account, out of reach of thieves and hackers!

Aug 22, 2018

There may be far more of you, personally, on the web than you think. In this podcast, we discuss how social media giants and other popular internet firms collect huge amounts of data… on you! Ostensibly, they do this to better know you and meet your needs. However, the danger is in the abuse of that data. The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica case is still echoing in cyberspace. On a brighter note, however, data privacy is being reinforced. Individuals can ask that their personal data be erased from organizations like Facebook and Google. Join us and see how these developments could affect you.

Aug 1, 2018

Roll up, roll up, online buyers and sellers! We dive into the world of Amazon to see if users are adequately protected in their transactions. While the online retailing leader has several built-in safeguards, there are still ways that users can game the system. Is your credit card safe? Can you trust product reviews? What should you look for in Amazon product pages to pick products and vendors most likely to meet your needs, honestly and efficiently? We also take a quick peek at certain social media and improvements they still need to make in cyber security and data privacy.

May 15, 2018

Election rigging hit the news recently, with horror stories of the Cambridge Analytica company exploiting data on 50 million people, all from a quiz-master using Facebook. We tell you how that quiz data was used to produce psychographic profiles whose tentacles stretched back into Facebook’s huge database of links and Likes. How it was made ready for manipulation of behavior in key votes and referendums. Has social media therefore become a hidden surveillance state? Which apps on Facebook might already have your data and be threatening your privacy? Find out how to check and what you can do about it!

Apr 30, 2018

A bitcoin and blockchain information bonanza awaits you in this podcast. To find out what’s really going on and what you can, should or cannot do, we’ve invited our special guest Narayan Neelakantan, the co-founder and CEO of Block Armour. Listen to Narayan tell it like it is, including why banks are now so interested in blockchain and what’s at stake security-wise when buying digital currency. He also explains how sneaky operators could be stealing your computer power to become the next bitcoin billionaires. All this, plus our roundup of the high points of recent IT and cyber security news.

Apr 30, 2018

How much does your grocer know about you, or your travel agent, or your taxi driver? If you’re buying and booking online, it could be a lot more than you think. In this month’s podcast, we look at the impact of ecommerce on our data privacy. Buying preferences, personal profile, it can all be analyzed to second-guess what you want to purchase next. Or, as in the current Facebook data sharing scandal, for figuring out how you plan to vote in the next election. We also bring you another highly select news roundup with fingerprint faking (look out, Aadhaar!) and ransomware for robots (a new twist on ransomware robbery).

Apr 10, 2018

This month’s podcast covers drones that won’t leave you alone, real-world holdups to rob people of virtual currency, the fight against fake news, and updates on that hot digital potato, Aadhaar. Despite government guidelines and best practices, Aadhaar still has significant fear, uncertainty and doubt to contend with. Recent events like government gas subsidies being automatically gobbled up by Airtel bank accounts don’t help its reputation either. However, with your trusty Paladion podcast panel, you’ll find out here about smart moves to protect your Aadhaar security and decide whether to link your Aadhaar to your own phone numbers and bank accounts.

Mar 15, 2018

Which is scarier, malware that figures out your behaviour and adapts to it, or your Aadhaar number out on the web for all to see? In this podcast, we discuss both possibilities and recent events connected with them. We also run through a few of the things designed to protect your Aadhaar personal information. They include random number generation, biometrics, and last but not least, your right to privacy! Join us and find out more, including how expensive it can be for enterprises and organizations that leak personal information or lose it through being hacked. That sounds like good motivation for being more careful, but is it enough?

Mar 9, 2018

As we move into 2018, we look at how the privacy and security wars are likely to be fought. Will users ever be safe from criminal hacking AND government snooping? At least one mega-messaging platform is trying right both those wrongs, while a social media leader just upped the stakes against social engineering. We also look back on winners and losers of 2017. For those who got burned, there are lessons to be learned. Biometrics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are just some of the possibilities we discuss for preventing the world’s worst hacks of last year from happening again this year.

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