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This week, we explore the myriad “gotcha” cybersecurity pitfalls out there as an “adversary problem,” not one technology can solve.

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We spend a lot of time on “What the Hack with Adam Levin” talking about cyber as a consumer problem. And don’t get us wrong: It’s a dangerous time to be online. But this week’s guest talked about cyber as an adversary problem, and it flipped a switch for us. Imagine a world filled with cyber peril 24/7. 

Oh right. You don’t have to. That’s the world we all live in. 

Somehow, we needed to hear the myriad dangers we face when we check our email, texts, social media accounts, bank balances isn’t a test. It's a shitshow. I’m not a self-reliant crime-fighting cybernaut, and neither are you. We’re not supposed to be able to quash the adversary problem. But we do need to know how to survive it. 

We’re living in a cyber Bonfire of the Vanities. Adopting an approach to everyday internet that bears that in mind is the solution du jour on this episode of “What the Hack with Adam Levin.”

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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.

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