S2E1: Basics of Cybersecurity

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Tune in to hear Nathan and Ham discuss how to #BeCyberAware with the basics of cybersecurity. Learn about the Four P’s – phishing, passwords, patching, and protect your devices – to help you stay safe. Plus, Nathan and Ham both share interesting personal stories about their encounters with cybercrime and they give their top tips on how to avoid falling into the traps of hackers. Get an insight into cybersecurity terminology you may have never even heard of, like a “whaling” and “zero-day vulnerability.”

This episode is ended with a segment of current news and events given by Mercy. She covers updates including new malware that hunts gaming accounts, an information leak from a far-right militia, and two more dangerous malware targeting Android and Mac devices.

News Sources:

Story 1:

Bracken, Becky. “Gamers Beware: Malware Hunts Steam, Epic and EA Origin Accounts.” ThreatPost, 28 September 2021, https://threatpost.com/gamers-malware-steam-epic-ea-origin-accounts/175081/

Story 2:

Thomson, Iain. “Emails, chat logs, more leaked online from far-right militia linked to US Capitol riot.” The Register, 28 September 2021, https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/28/in_brief_security/

Story 3:

Seals, Tara. “TangleBot Malware Reaches Deep into Android Device Functions.” ThreatPost, 24 September 2021, https://threatpost.com/tanglebot-malware-device-functions/174999/