Marc and Joel talk about various scams and schemes made popular with today’s technology. We discuss phishing and how people can use it to get your World of Warcraft authenticator information, banking information, etc. Joel talks about how his family computer was once compromised with a trojan horse virus through ICQ. Marc points out the security weaknesses in the old chat programs. We also take a look at the dangers of penny auctions.
Although this was the first episode of Epic to be published, it was not the first episode we wrote. I had originally intended Epic to be an educational pod cast regarding amazing accomplishments throughout history by people like Einstein, Tesla, etc. I quickly realized that the effort required in research to keep such a pod cast going would be far too difficult while working a 9-5 job and raising a small child. Joel and I recorded a few episodes prior to this, but we quickly came to the conclusion that they were dry and not very entertaining.
In an effort to make our pod cast more entertaining we tried doing a little sketch at the beginning of the episode. This was mostly just to play around with the idea, but it made it in.
This was our first attempt at making an episode that was entertaining and educational. We become more unformatted and relaxed in the topics and conversations we have in later episodes.
- The Estate Lady Speaks: http://estatelady.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/scams-and-schemes/
- The Death Valley Journal: http://oldtrailmaster.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/scams-and-schemes/