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EP 154: The Most Famous Hacker Gives Tips For Personal Cyber-Security

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker and a leading cyber security expert. Today he’ll reveal how vulnerable you might be to a security hack, and he’ll share some fairly simple steps you can take to protect yourself. He’ll discuss what kind of information companies like Uber and Facebook are gathering from you (even when you’re not using their apps), how your digital photos show more than you may think, and whether your computer, your phone, and even your television might be listening to everything you say - even when they’re not on. Plus why you should never use public wifi, why the documents you store in the cloud may not have 4th Amendment protection, and why anyone with $200,000 to spend, could hack the cellphone of the most powerful man in the world.

Order Edward Thorp’s book The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data on Amazon or download the audio version for free with a special offer for our listeners at You can learn more about Kevin’s security testing company at and his security training group is at Follow him on twitter at @kevinmitnick.

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