Adam, Beau and Travis Ring
in the New Year

It’s a New Year, but sadly we keep seeing the same old, same old when it comes to security fails.

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Online scams, hacks and the cybersecurity fails that feed them don’t stop for the holidays, and so neither do we. That said, a lot of people do take a break this time of year, which is why we’re guest-less this week. But you’ve still got us! And there’s plenty of news.

It was impossible to give the Cyber-Facepalm Award to one incident when German researchers bought used biometric devices on eBay with sensitive U.S. military data stored on them and Lastpass announced that “harmless” compromise that didn’t include user passwords actually may not have been so harmless after all. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

This week’s Tin Foil Swan is about all those vacation pics getting posted online this week for friends and foes alike to see.

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is produced by Andrew Steven and Beau Friedlander.

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