Watchman Privacy

60 – Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons with Carey Parker

Gabriel Custodiet speaks with Carey Parker of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons. This highly practical episode covers a broad range of cybersecurity topics: antivirus software, email hygiene, medical privacy, preparing a device for disposal, IPv6, gauging website security, planting flags, signing in with Google and Apple, family privacy, and other digital privacy tips and tricks.

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0:00 – Introduction 1:01 – More important: security or privacy? 6:34 – What is asymmetric encryption and hashing? 12:40 – Should we use an antivirus? 17:55 – Email hygiene 21:58 – How to deal with newsletter subscriptions 24:10 – Can websites detect pasted text even if we don’t press “submit”? 27:02 – How to protect our medical privacy 30:38 – Rapid fire 34:18 – How to prepare a device for sale or disposal? 37:06 – How often should we restart devices? 38:48 – How to handle IPv6? 42:28 – How to gauge website reputation and security 46:08 – Planting flags 50:13 – Should we sign in with Google or Apple? 53:34 – Family privacy 56:42 – Final thoughts