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The Fascinating Future of Crime, Hackers, and How to Protect Your Information

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Have you been hacked yet?

I’m guessing yes.

I hadn’t ever – until last week.

And then I started thinking about all of my information and who it might be exposed to. Scary.

But conveniently, I had an awesome guest lined up to interview for The School of Greatness who is an expert in the field of cybercrime.

Marc Goodman knows what’s up when it comes to protecting yourself and your information in the age of the internet.

He came by my studio to discuss his nearly two decades of experience solving cybercrime cases all over the world.

Not only has he given a TED talk, consulted with Interpol and the United Nations, and written a new book, but he used to be a street cop in LA.

So you could say he has the credentials to talk about this.

In our conversation, we talk about everything from how to protect your email account to what 3D printers are allowing criminals to make now (instead of having to get on the black market).

But it’s not all bad news. Marc gives some really helpful tips to protect your information, set up a secure computer system, and keep aware of new technology.

I can safely say, Episode 142 applies to EVERYONE and you can thank Marc Goodman when you listen to it 🙂

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“The more things we connect to the internet, the more things there are to hack.”

Some questions I ask:

  • How do hackers find your passwords?
  • In general, is society pretty clueless as to what’s actually happening with cybercrime?
  • Have you ever tested these hacking techniques yourself?
  • How do you protect yourself if someone steals your computer?
  • Does Google track everything you do on your computer?
  • Are a bunch of cybercrimes coming or are they already here?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to protect yourself from getting Facebook hacked (600,000 people get hacked daily)
  • Crimeware – software made by hackers to make crimes easier online
  • The dark side to “the internet of things” – how connecting all of our devices and systems to the web can be a bad thing
  • What an asymmetric threat is – the good guys have to check every possible in and safeguard it, but the bad guys only have to find one weakness

“One person can now rob 100 million people; that’s never been possible before.”

  • That someone could hack your brakes on your car system while you are driving!
  • Why you should use a camera cover on your computer when you’re not using it (hackers can activate your camera without you knowing)
  • His 6 step process to reduce your risk of cybercrime by 85%:
  • The UPDATE Protocol
    Update – keep your software updated (otherwise it’s full of holes)
    Password – don’t use your Facebook account to login to other sites
    Download – from authorized sources only
    Administrator – don’t use your computer when logged in as admin (except when necessary)
    Turn your computer off – or at least the wifi
    Encryption – scrambles your data unless you have the password
  • To get a VPN – a Virtual Private Network
  • The Fact or Fiction answers to my rapid fire questions
  • That virus protection software only detects about 5% of viruses
  • How internet access is about to get a LOT bigger

“Stop, think, then connect.”

  • What is possible with 3D printers now (cool and scary)
  • How gamers could be the solution for detecing spammers
  • Plus much more…

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If you’re reading this post, you’re online – so I know this episode resonated with you! I want to take all the advice Marc gave. What is the first change you are going to make to protect your computer?

 “We’ve wired the world but we’ve failed to secure it.”

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