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USB our Guest - Cyber security Best Practices and News

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This Cyber Security podcast is intended to help people better protect themselves from Cyber criminals by offering quick tips and hacking news summaries. USB our Guest is the cyber security podcast you have been looking for. Offering quick tips and attack overviews, 5-10 minutes in length and intende… read more

38 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Phishing Myself... Repeatedly or I'll click on that...

November 18th, 2022


In this video Episode of USB our Guest, I Phish myself Repeatedly. 

Today I wanted to do something a little different and something I've wanted to do for a while. I'm getting phished, repeatedly. I'm going to show you …

LastPass Breach or Developers are the worst....

October 10th, 2022


This episode cover the LastPass breach that occurred in August. Links to the LastPass blog and articles referenced in the show are below. You can also find me on twitch at

[LastPass - …

Russia / Ukraine Cyber War discussion with Stefan from Tech Hatters

April 6th, 2022


I sit down with Stefan from the Tech Hatters Discord for a discussion on the Russia / Ukraine Cyber War. Stefan is a University student working in the industry. Please see all the links for all the articles we discussed …

Log4shell, Log4j exploit or Log4what, is that a new crossfit trend?

February 19th, 2022


Today’s episode covers the vulnerability affecting Java logging package, Log4j. This episode took a little longer to make than expected due to its …

Twitch Gets Hacked or Source Code! Get your Source Code here!

October 14th, 2021


Today's episode covers the recent Twitch hack. yikes. 

The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked

A Devastating Twitch …

EA Hack or The bad guys forgot to do something...

August 29th, 2021


This episode is about the recent EA/Electronic Arts hack that occurred on June 6th. 

TL:DR/L - only download from Legit game retailers. 

Hackers Steal Wealth of Data from Game Giant EA -

Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or Backup, Shmackup...

June 19th, 2021


Today’s episode is about the Ransomware attack that occurred on May 7th that forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down its operations.

A Closer Look at …

The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of servers or Why Hello, I didn’t see you there...

May 28th, 2021


Today’s episode covers the FBI’s Unprecedented helpful remote hacking of Hafnium infected servers.

The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of computers …

Gamers, Modders and RATs and Take your negative K/D like we all have

May 22nd, 2021


Today's episode is about cheaters or modders getting infected with RAT’s or a Remote Access Trojans. 

Tech Republic - Malicious attack now targeting video gamers and modders

RAT's or Remote Access Trojans and Stop Clicking Links from your Moms

April 17th, 2021


Today’s episode covers RATs or Remote Access Trojans. There is a great article on DarkReading that gives an overview of what RATs do and I’ll include it in the show notes. In This episode we will cover What are RATs, …

Microsoft Server Exchange Hack

March 30th, 2021


Today’s episode covers the Microsoft Server Exchange Hack. So disclaimer here, this is a fairly technical hack. The purpose of this episode is to give you a high level overview of the hack, a timeline, who is …

Silver Sparrow as discovered by Red Canary

March 11th, 2021


Silver Sparrow as discovered by Red Canary

RedCanary's silver sparrow discovery -

Computer world -

CD Projekt Red's CyberPunk2077 Breach

March 3rd, 2021


Hello and welcome back to USB our Guest Cyber Security tips. Today's episode is about CD Projekt Red's CyberPunk2077 Breach. Spoiler, they tell hackers 'no thank you' to ransom demands and restore from backup.

Wired …

Zero-Day Exploits - Recently Windows

February 18th, 2021


Today's episode covers Zero Days. What are they, why you should know about them and what you should do when you hear about them.
Recent Windows Zero …

Software Updates

November 15th, 2020


This episode is about Software Updates and why they are important to install asap. 

Norton anti-virus article mentioned in the episode.

October 18th, 2020


This episode covers the search engine for the Internet of Things. 

Please see the website for the Shodan tutorial mentioned in the show.

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The website

October 9th, 2020


Today's episode covers the website 

Troy hunt created with the simple idea that there should be  place …


September 30th, 2020


Today's episode is about whaling. What is it and what can you do to thwart an attack. There is a great article on Rapid7's Blog on whaling. Find it here. .


September 21st, 2020


Today's Episode covers Backups. What are backups, why you should use them and how to do them. 

Find the PC mag article referenced in the podcast at

What is Ransomware?

September 13th, 2020


Today's Episode covers Ransomware. What is it and how can you protect yourself from it. 

Find the knowbe4 article we referenced in the show at .

Find the Sophos article I referenced at …

Password Best Practices

August 22nd, 2019


We cover some password best practices in this flash briefing

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What is SMiShing?

August 21st, 2019


Today's episode cover tips to keep you safe from a SMiShing attack.

From the Norton Website. What is Smishing and how to protect yourself from an attack?

What is Spear Phishing ?

August 20th, 2019


In this episode we explain what exactly is spear phishing.

KnowBe4 website

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August 19th, 2019


This episode is about Phishing and how to avoid being phished

From the FTC website - How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

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Virtual Private Networks or VPNs

August 16th, 2019


In this Flash Briefing we cover Virtual Private Networks or VPN's

PC Mag - The Best VPN services for 2019

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Public Wi-Fi use warnings and suggestions

August 15th, 2019


In this episode we cover warnings and suggestions when using public Wi-Fi

Norton website - The Risks of public Wi-Fi

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Utility Company Scam Calls

August 14th, 2019


This Flash Briefing is about Utility Company Scam Calls.

Federal Trade Commission website - Empower yourself against utility scams - by Lisa Lake

Social Security Administration RoboCall Scams

August 13th, 2019


Tips to avoid being scammed by a SSA RoboCall

Federal Trade Commission - Getting Calls from the SSA?

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Credit Card RoboCalls

August 12th, 2019


Tips to help avoid being scammed by a Credit Card RoboCall. 

FCC robo-calls website 

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Hacking Humans and CyberWire Podcasts

August 9th, 2019


 Today's tip is about the Hacking Humans podcast by Cyberwire with Dave Bitner and Joe Carrigan.  

Hacking Humans podcast by Cyberwire with Dave Bitner and Joe Carrigan

knowbe4's blog

August 8th, 2019


knowbe4 blog web address as referred to in this episode

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VirusTotal Website

August 7th, 2019


In this episode we explain how to use the VirusTotal website to help protect your computer from viruses. 

Virus Total

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2FA - 2 Factor Authentication

August 6th, 2019


Two-Factor Authentication: What is it and why do I need it to stay safe online? 

Google Authenticator

Creating Passwords

August 1st, 2019


In this Flash Briefing we cover tips for creating secure passwords from the experts at

Use the website  to check how strong your password is

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Password Best Practices

July 31st, 2019


We cover some password best practices in this flash briefing

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Flash Drives

July 30th, 2019


Never plug a USB flash drive into your computer that is not your own.

Malicious Code could be saved on the flash drive and programmed to run …

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