Published On Dec 22, 2020
Phishing attacks are on the rise, especially with the ledger hack and the database leak. Learn about phishing, spear phishing attacks are, why they're dangerous, and what you need do to protect yourself. (Hint: Assume ledger emails and text messages are attacks)
0:00 Do you need to abandon emails released with this hack?
1:27 What is spear phishing?
4:10 Primary hooks used by phishing attacks
9:11 What is the lesson?
9:51 Bookmark the real websites!
NOTE: This ledger hack does not affect the security of your Ledger hardware wallet device. Do not enter your mnemonic phrase into a website. If you are affected you need to protect yourself against SIM swaps and phishing attacks now. Learn how by watching LEDGER HACK PLAYLIST https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuKUIiO_DelQ4nCgpShQn3w or WATCH the full Ledger hack livestream here: https://youtu.be/uKCMx8nqQhY
- Taylor Monahan is the founder of MyCrypto. Over the years she's watched attackers become increasingly creative in their attempts to steal, hack, con, and brute-force crypto from unsuspecting people. https://www.mycrypto.com @MyCrypto or @tayvano_
- Jameson Lopp is the co-founder and CTO of Casa. He has worked on key management software for 6 years and focuses on building user friendly self custody solutions. @lopp on Twitter, contact forms at https://lopp.net
- Peter McCormack is a filmmaker and the founder of What Bitcoin Did, a highly successful podcast about cryptocurrency. https://twitter.com/petermccormack, https://www.whatbitcoindid.com
LINKS FROM THE SHOW
Website to see if you've been affected by the ledger hack: https://intelx.io/
How much of your data has already been breached (by other hacks): https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Jameson's History of Physical Attacks in Bitcoin: https://github.com/jlopp/physical-bitcoin-attacks
Jameson's Physical Home Defense Primer: https://aantonop.io/loppdefense
One option to get disposable email addresses: https://mailinator.com
One option to get disposable phone numbers: https://quackr.io/
One option for TOTP: https://authy.com/
One option for physical U2F: https://www.yubico.com/
EXTRA SECURITY LINKS
These are not endorsements, the articles below may contain information that is not relevant or dangerous for your unique situation. Use your own judgment.
23 DIY Hacks to Burglar Proof Your Home: https://www.familyhandyman.com/list/inexpensive-ways-to-theft-proof-your-home/
14 Ways to Make Your Home More Secure (some of these ideas are awful): https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/14-ways-to-make-your-home-more-secure/index.htm
How to Report a Threat of Violence to Police: https://legalbeagle.com/8441663-report-threat-police.html
Key Management & Hardware Wallets: https://youtu.be/bc3HQqCSl7A
Cryptocurrency Security Session: https://youtu.be/P7IuPA26GGc
Passwords and Authentication: https://youtu.be/m8jlnZuV1i4
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