The Social Network Show welcomes back Lance Cottrell to the August 8, 2014 episode.
Lance Cottrell, an expert in crytography, online privacy and internet security talks about the latest online buzz, that Hold Security claimed knowledge of a database that has a billion plus stolen usernames and passwords (NY Times article). Lance talks about the puzzling aspects of the announcement and what you should do. He also discusses how to make your passwords strong and why using password vaults (like 1Password) is the safest way to go. Hear about email security and the latest from the security industry, including multifactor authentication, the wave of the future. Do you have networked appliances in your home? Listen to find out what the “Smart” technology in your house, the “Internet of Things,” could make you vulnerable to.
Lance Cottrell is the founder and principle at Obscura Security. He founded Anonymizer Inc. in 1995. Before that he created the Mixmaster anonymous remailer in 1993. He is a frequent public speaker at conferences such as the RSA Security Conference, Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference‚ the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Europe‚ ISS World. He is principal author on multiple Internet privacy and security technology patent applications. He took Anonymizer to a very successful exit in 2008, and is now Chief Science Officer of Ntrepid, the acquiring company. He holds a MS in Physics from the University of California, San Diego and a BS in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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