Intel Closes a Nine-Year Backdoor

This week I’ll tell you why you should not be using Microsoft’s Edge Browser, how to find out if you were bitten by a very clever Google Docs phishing scheme, and why you can’t believe every voice you hear. Along the way, I’ll give you my recommendations on the best web browser to use as well as how to revoke permissions you may have granted to Twitter, Facebook and Google over the years that may be leaving your vulnerable. Finally, I’ll tell you how Intel finally found and fixed a flaw in their backdoor chip for managing PC’s, how to see if your computer is affected, and why backdoors can let the bad guys in just as easily as the good guys.

For Further Insight:

Lyrebird: https://soundcloud.com/user-535691776
Google app permissions: https://myaccount.google.com/permissions
Twitter app permissions: http://lifehacker.com/5905299/clean-our-your-twitter-app-permissions-as-part-of-your-spring-cleaning-regimen
Facebook app permisssions: http://lifehacker.com/5904590/clean-out-your-facebook-app-permissions-as-part-of-your-spring-cleaning-regimen
Intel chip security bulletin: https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00075&languageid=en-fr
ShieldsUp! https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

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.

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