Privacy week : Why encrypting your traffic is important.

This week is “Privacy Week” on Knightwise.com where we are going to focus on applications, tips and tricks to keep YOUR data safe from prying eyes. “Why ? ” you might say .. “I have nothing to hide”.  Are you sure about that ?  Then lets strip the blinds from your bedroom so your neighbours can enjoy the saturday-night “bow-chicka-bowow” action with your spouse .. or since we are at it , remove the doors from ALL public bathrooms … You won’t mind to squat in plain sight, do you .. you had “nothing to hide”. 

The point I am trying to make is that privacy is not only a basic human right, “Keeping your privacy” is also becoming a very personal statement in this world where everybody seems to spy on everybody. In this series of articles we won’t teach you how to stay out of reach from the NSA or stuff, but will give you some basic pointers on how to keep your personal information away from script kiddies, nosy network administrators and the small minority of malevolent hackers that might actually be out to get YOU. The fact of the matter is : Getting your hands on other people’s information is just too darn easy these days. What if that nerdy kid in the coffee shop is keeping track of all the url’s you are visiting. What if the stalky network admin at work has an extra special interest in your traffic, what if there is a Pinapple hotspot in operation without you knowing it (Check out the special we did on this interesting device HERE ) “So WHAT ? WHAT can they see ?” you ask ? lets illustrate with a little video here.

So you see : Your privacy is not always guaranteed. Tag along on our privacy week and pick up some pointers on how to keep your privacy .. private.

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kw801 : Cross platform security.

We start off season 8 with a great topic on Cross platform security. Many of us think that we are safe from mall ware or viruses because we don’t use vulnerable operating systems. Good friend of the show Emmet Steward is here to tell us, that this is not the case. We talk about cross-platform security hazards and, more importantly, how to protect your system and be safe.
 
Emmet also talks about a great course called ‘Hackitplus’ where you can enrol to be a white hat hacker and learn all about penetration testing, security and … ethical hacking. 
 
We also have Konrad Dwojaks weekly photography tip : This time on keeping your gear safe in cold weather.
All in all : a great show to kick off season 8 of Knightwise.com
 
Shownotes.

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Game week : Closing up with suggestions from the Wiseguys.

Well, we hope you enjoyed “game week” on the Knightwise.com blog. We had a great time in the comments section and on the different Social Streams ( Like our Facebook group , our Twitter channel and our Google+ community)  We didn’t want to keep THEIR submissions from you trusty blogreaders .. So here come the suggestions … from the Wiseguys.

 So to close it all off I want to share with you, 8 minutes of standup comedy that has inspired me to do this series of posts. Askit that had me in tears with laughter and , at a certain point, nearly cost me my spotless non-incontence score. Enjoy Dara O Briain at the “Night at the Apollo”, taking about gaming. Forgive me if I stole ONE of his jokes .. When you hear the rest , you will thank me for it. 

Direct link to youtube HERE.

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