Episode 010: Alternatives to Authy, SANS OSINT Summit, and Selling your Soul to CLEAR

In this week’s show, I discuss CLEAR’s intrusive privacy policy and highlight alternatives to Authy using KeePass, with a privacy friendly solution for scanning QR codes. I also address the common mistakes people make when backing up their MFA codes. Additionally, I share some of the highlights from attending the SANS OSINT Summit in Washington, D.C., and explore various uses for custom domain names. Finally, I touch on the Starbucks app and the benefits of using Tello for pre-paid SIM cards.

In this week’s episode:

  1. CLEAR Privacy and Selling Souls
  2. Authy discontinues the desktop app from March 19th, 2024
  3. Alternative MFA solutions using KeepassXC and KeepassDX
  4. Storing backup MFA codes in a Veracrypt container
  5. Make sure you keep scanned copies of your credit cards and ID!
  6. Update on the SANS OSINT Summit
  7. Alternative to Mint Mobile with Tello
  8. Using the Starbucks app privately
  9. Custom domain names

“The right to be left alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.”

- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Intro music: The Lockdown by Ray