This weekly podcast presents ideas to help you become digitally invisible, stay secure from cyber threats, and make you a better online investigator. If you are just starting with us, please consider episodes 174-178.


213-Hashes 101 Episode 213 Show Notes
212-Vital Privacy, Security, & OSINT Updates Episode 212 Show Notes
211-Privacy Security & OSINT Potpourri Episode 211 Show Notes
210-Lessons in Online Purchases & Domain Expiration Episode 210 Show Notes
209-New OSINT Tactics Episode 209 Show Notes
208-Amazon Privacy & VOIP Updates Episode 208 Show Notes
207-VPN Routers Revisited Episode 207 Show Notes
206-Website Analytics Concerns & Solutions Episode 206 Show Notes
205-Five Shows In One Episode 205 Show Notes
204-Radio Frequency Monitoring Episode 204 Show Notes
203-Lessons in Redundancy Episode 203 Show Notes
202-Parler: Privacy, Security, & OSINT Episode 202 Show Notes
201-New OSINT Online Investigation Techniques Episode 201 Show Notes
200-Stalking, Doxing, and Online Harassment Episode 200 Show Notes
199-Physical Security Assessments Episode 199 Show Notes
198-New OSINT Strategies (Offense & Defense) Episode 198 Show Notes
197-Big Sur Update & Amazon Sidewalk Episode 197 Show Notes
196-What...A...Week... Episode 196 Show Notes
195-Email Reputation & QR Scanning Episode 195 Show Notes
194-Dealing With Drones & New Foreign Residency Options Episode 194 Show Notes
193-Credit Cards & Campaign Data Episode 193 Show Notes
192-Secure Messaging Comparison Episode 192 Show Notes
191-Privacy, Security, & OSINT Updates Episode 191 Show Notes
190-Plant Your Flag (Revisited) Episode 190 Show Notes
189-iOS 14, Usenet, and Self-Publishing Episode 189 Show Notes
188-Privacy Updates & How to Disappear: Part Four Episode 188 Show Notes
187-Offense/Defense: IP Loggers Episode 187 Show Notes
186-How to Disappear: Part Three Episode 186 Show Notes
185-OSINT Tips, Tools, & Training Episode 185 Show Notes
184-How to Disappear: Part Two Episode 184 Show Notes
183-The Trouble With VPNs Episode 183 Show Notes
182-How to Disappear: Part One Episode 182 Show Notes
181-B-Four More Minutes Please... Episode 181-B Show Notes
181-Four Updates in Ten Minutes Episode 181 Show Notes
180-Contact Management & Crash Reporting Concerns Episode 180 Show Notes
179-While We Were Away Episode 179 Show Notes
178-Privacy Crash Course 05: Listener Questions Episode 178 Show Notes
177-Privacy Crash Course 04: Computer Configuration Episode 177 Show Notes
176-Privacy Crash Course 03: Mobile Devices Episode 176 Show Notes
175-Privacy Crash Course 02: Email & Messengers Episode 175 Show Notes
174-Privacy Crash Course 01: Passwords & 2FA Episode 174 Show Notes
173-Extreme Privacy II, Email Updates, & Account Hijacking Episode 173 Show Notes
172-RSS for Privacy & OSINT Episode 172 Show Notes
171-Jim McKelvey Episode 171 Show Notes
170-The Latest Unemployment, IRS, & ID Fraud Episode 170 Show Notes
169-This Week in Privacy Episode 169 Show Notes
168-Shannon Morse & OSINT Updates Episode 168 Show Notes
167-This Week In Privacy & OSINT Episode 167 Show Notes
166-Home Firewalls Revisited Episode 166 Show Notes
165-What Amazon & Twitter Knows About You (and Me) Episode 165 Show Notes
164-Session Private Messenger Episode 164 Show Notes
163-Working & Schooling From Home Episode 163 Show Notes
162-Credit Card Usage & Considerations Episode 162 Show Notes
161-Privacy & Security Services Failures Episode 161 Show Notes
160-Telephone Search Offense & Defense Episode 160 Show Notes
159-Sanity Check Episode 159 Show Notes
158-Recent Updates, News, Tools, & Resources Episode 158 Show Notes
157-Podcasting Lessons Learned Episode 157 Show Notes
156-Stalking Solutions with Zoe Rose Episode 156 Show Notes
155-Loyalty Programs, The Census, & Another Breach Search Episode 155 Show Notes
154-This Week in Privacy, Security, & OSINT Episode 154 Show Notes
153-Privacy News, Travel Routers, & OSINT Updates Episode 153 Show Notes
152-Listener Questions Episode 152 Show Notes
151-Your New Smart TV & CCPA Details Episode 151 Show Notes
150-Password Managers Revisited Episode 150 Show Notes
149-Secure & Private Email Showdown Episode 149 Show Notes
148-Camera & Microphone Blocking Episode 148 Show Notes
147-Show Corrections, Updates, & Maintenance Episode 147 Show Notes
146-Who Has Your Emails? Episode 146 Show Notes
145-Account Security Audits Episode 145 Show Notes
144-PIN vs Fingerprint & Apple Data Collection Update Episode 144 Show Notes
143-ID Scanning Concerns Episode 143 Show Notes
142-OSINT Extravaganza and Book Release! Episode 142 Show Notes
141-Jack Rhysider from Darknet Diaries Episode 141 Show Notes
140-Pretend with Javier Leiva Episode 140 Show Notes
139-Birth Tourism & Whois Archives Episode 139 Show Notes
138-Online Data Removal Updates Episode 138 Show Notes
137-DMV Data, CFAA News, & More ProtonMail Drama Episode 137 Show Notes
136-New OSINT Book, Credit Opt-Outs, & Browser Data Episode 136 Show Notes
135-Vehicle Purchase Privacy Issues Episode 135 Show Notes
134-Extreme Privacy & Publishing Episode 134 Show Notes
133-Payment Declines, Equifax Settlement, & Capital One Breach Episode 133 Show Notes
132-Is Your Employer Spying On You? Episode 132 Show Notes
131-Is Your Personal Website Private & Secure? Episode 131 Show Notes
130-This Week In Privacy Episode 130 Show Notes
129-Privacy vs. Your Neighborhood Episode 129 Show Notes
128-PSA: Don't Respond to Feedback Requests Episode 128 Show Notes
127-Back to Privacy Episode 127 Show Notes
126-A Bad Week for OSINT, Great for Privacy Episode 126 Show Notes
125-What Happened? Episode 125 Show Notes
124-Does DNS Matter? Episode 124 Show Notes
123-Researching & Acquiring Data Breaches & Leaks Episode 123 Show Notes
122-Listener Questions Episode 122 Show Notes
121-This Week in Privacy & OSINT Episode 121 Show Notes
120-Private Purchase Failures Episode 120 Show Notes
119-How to Find Hidden Recording Devices Episode 119 Show Notes
118-How Neighborhood Watch Watches You Episode 118 Show Notes
117-This Week In Privacy Episode 117 Show Notes
116-OSINT Basics & Careers Episode 116 Show Notes
115-Back to Basics: The Costs of Privacy Episode 115 Show Notes
114-Fallout from the Previous Show Episode 114 Show Notes
113-The Creepy things Apple Knows About You (and Me) Episode 113 Show Notes
112-Privacy Lessons from the Road Episode 112 Show Notes
111-Back to Basics: Phones & MySudo Episode 111 Show Notes
110-Testing Your Online Security Episode 110 Show Notes
109-Privacy News & Buscador 2.0 Release Episode 109 Show Notes
108-Our TV's, Doorbells, & Private Messengers Are Spying On Us Episode 108 Show Notes
107-Listener Questions Episode 107 Show Notes
106-Blur Breach, Fake Porn, & Domain Histories Episode 106 Show Notes
105-Advanced Disinformation & Telephone Archives Show Notes Expired
104-Australia vs. Privacy Show Notes Expired
103-Intermediate Disinformation, Reputation Mgmt, & Usenet Archives Show Notes Expired
102-A Bad Week for Hotels and Their Customers Show Notes Expired
101-Basic Disinformation & Covert OSINT Accounts Show Notes Expired
100-Alex Goldman, Frank Ahearn, & Justin Seitz Show Notes Expired
099-Some Show Housekeeping Show Notes Expired
098-Sextortion, Data Breaches, and Anonymous Browsing Show Notes Expired
097-A Discussion on Cloud Storage with SpiderOak Show Notes Expired
096-Lessons Learned From My Latest Doxxing Attack Show Notes Expired
095-Better Email with Fastmail Show Notes Expired
094-Bruce Schneier Show Notes Expired
093-Social Engineering Revisited with Chris Hadnagy Show Notes Expired
092-Call-In Show Show Notes Expired
091-Privacy vs. OSINT with Justin Seitz Show Notes Expired
090-Privacy vs. Online Dating Show Notes Expired
089-More Privacy Problems Show Notes Expired
088-No, I did not quit the podcast... Show Notes Expired
087-Staying Private/Secure at Blackhat/Defcon Show Notes Expired
086-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
085-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
084-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
083-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
082-When Privacy Enthusiasts Die Show Notes Expired
081-Nomad Update Show Notes Expired
080-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
079-Revisit Your Threat Model Show Notes Expired
078-OnlyKey by CryptoTrust Show Notes Expired
077-This Week In Privacy Questions Show Notes Expired
076-Huge MySudo Updates from Steve Shillingford Show Notes Expired
075-A Conversation with the EFF Show Notes Expired
074-The Consequences of Leaving Facebook Show Notes Expired
073-This Week In Privacy Show Notes Expired
072-Switching to Linux-Part 4: Hurdles Show Notes Expired
071-An Inside Look at People Search Sites Show Notes Expired
070-Switching to Linux-Part 3: Applications Show Notes Expired
069-Nextcloud Show Notes Expired
068-Switching to Linux-Part 2: OS Choices Show Notes Expired
067-Sudden Wealth, What If You Won The Lottery? Show Notes Expired
066-Switching to Linux-Part 1: Hardware Show Notes Expired
065-Staying Safe with Mike Seeklander Show Notes Expired
064-Trusts Update & Employment Privacy Show Notes Expired
063-Brave Browser Show Notes Expired
062-Keeping Your Data Private with Standard Notes Show Notes Expired
061-Land Trusts Made Simple with Randy Hughes Show Notes Expired
060-Hardware Privacy and Security with System76 Show Notes Expired
059-Michael returns to tackle listener questions Show Notes Expired
058-New To Privacy? Start Here Show Notes Expired
057-Financial Privacy & Security Show Notes Expired
056-De-Google Your Life Show Notes Expired
055-Privacy Nomads with Jesse & Cameron, Part II Show Notes Expired
054-Back to Basics: Wi-Fi Security Show Notes Expired
053-Back to Basics: Usernames, Passwords, and Password Managers Show Notes Expired
052-Protecting Your Kids' Privacy Show Notes Expired
051-Protect Your Address with Snail Mail Control Show Notes Expired
050-Fiftieth Episode Privacy Round Table Show Notes Expired
049-Why Every Home Needs a Proper Firewall Show Notes Expired
048-Privacy Nomads with Jesse and Cameron Show Notes Expired
047-Virtual Currencies with Joey King Show Notes Expired
046-All of Our Hardware Is Vulnerable, Let's Fix It Show Notes Expired
045-Windows: Part II Show Notes Expired
044-The Equifax Debacle Show Notes Expired
043-Windows: Part I Show Notes Expired
042-A Conversation with KeepassXC Show Notes Expired
041-Just 30 More Things... Show Notes Expired
040-A Conversation with The Tor Project Show Notes Expired
039-What Cell Companies Know About Us Show Notes Expired
038-Balancing Privacy and Sanity Show Notes Expired
037-The Forensic Evidence on Our Phones Show Notes Expired
036-Andy Yen is back to discuss ProtonVPN Show Notes Expired
035-Wire CEO Alan Duric Show Notes Expired
034-Our Sudo Strategies Show Notes Expired
033-Anonymous Purchase Strategies Show Notes Expired
032-Catching up from Manila Show Notes Expired
031-Just 30 Quick Things... Show Notes Expired
030-Faking Your Death with Elizabeth Greenwood Show Notes Expired
029-Android Security with Custom Roms Show Notes Expired
028-Faraday Bags Show Notes Expired
027-Social Engineering with Chris Hadnagy Show Notes Expired
026-How a Cop Hides from the Internet Show Notes Expired
025-Custom Linux Builds for Privacy & Security Show Notes Expired
024-A Normal Guy Goes All-In Show Notes Expired
023-Michael Buys a New iPhone Show Notes Expired
022-Special Edition: The CIA Leaks Show Notes Expired
021-The Phone Debate: Android vs iOS Show Notes Expired
020-Using YubiKeys for Enhanced Security Show Notes Expired
019-PIA is here to discuss VPNs Show Notes Expired
018-Listener Questions Part III Show Notes Expired
017-Andy Yen of ProtonMail Show Notes Expired
016-Catching Up from SLC Show Notes Expired CEO Bo Jiang Show Notes Expired
014-JJ Luna Show Notes Expired
013-Blur CTO Andrew Sudbury Show Notes Expired
012-Listener Questions Part II Show Notes Expired
011-Nine New Lives with Sudo CEO Steve Shillingford Show Notes Expired
010-Listener Questions Part I Show Notes Expired
009-That One Privacy Guy Show Notes Expired
008-Backup Strategies Show Notes Expired
007-Email Strategies Show Notes Expired
006-The Cost of Privacy Show Notes Expired
005-OSINT Strategies for Privacy Show Notes Expired
004-Setting Up Your Mac Show Notes Expired
003-All Aboard the Privacy Train Show Notes Expired
002-Updates to the book (Part 2) Show Notes Expired
001-Updates to the book (Part 1) Show Notes Expired

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