Kerry Lutz and Robert Siciliano discussed the importance of password security and two-factor authentication in protecting personal and financial information from hackers. They highlighted the common mistakes people make, such as using the same password across multiple accounts and not using two-factor authentication for critical accounts. They also provided examples of the risks of not taking these measures, such as the possibility of hackers impersonating clients and stealing sensitive information, and emphasized the need for professionals to take extra precautions to protect their clients' information.

The speakers also discussed the growing threat of SIM swapping and how it can lead to the theft of cryptocurrency. They shared real-life examples of people who have lost thousands of dollars due to this type of fraud and emphasized the need for increased awareness and security measures. They discussed the importance of securing phone and email accounts to prevent SIM swapping and other types of fraud, and highlighted the need for stronger regulations and accountability for phone companies and other service providers.

Robert Siciliano also provided insights into the security measures taken by telcos to prevent SIM swapping fraud and discussed the vulnerabilities of two-factor authentication. He recommended using an authenticator app or Google Voice as a more secure second factor and cautioned account holders to be aware of the risks associated with using mobile phone numbers. He also showed Kerry Lutz a cybersecurity awareness check tool on his website that can help users check if their email has been breached.

Find Robert at: Protect Now LLC

Find Kerry at: FSN

 

Direct download: Robert_Siciliano_31.Oct.23.mp3
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