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Carey Parker

Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.

When the Hackers Become the Hacked

The Shadow Brokers have dumped a treasure trove of NSA secret hacking tools, proving that even the best secret-keepers in the country can’t always...

How to Pick The Only Password You’ll Ever Need

This week I talk with Chris Romeo on why humans are so horribly bad at picking good passwords and why this invariably makes you...

Congress Just Sold You Out (Again)

This week I discuss the stunning repeal of Internet privacy provisions with Ernesto Falcon from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Congress narrowly passed a bill...

Protecting Your Privacy at the US Border

What are your rights at the border? It depends on your immigration status, and even US citizens will not enjoy their usual Constitutional rights...

Masking Your Digital Footprints

WikiLeaks dumped almost 9000 pages of secret CIA documents on the web for all to see, detailing dozens of secret hacking tools and techniques....

How The Bad Guys Trick You Into Taking Their Bait

“Phishing” is one of the most common and most effective ways for the bad guys to get your passwords or credit card information. In...

Why CloudBleed Wasn’t So Bloody Scary

The media was once again telling everyone to light their hair on fire over the latest web bug that threatens to expose all of...