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Well happy Thursday everybody I'm Harris Faulkner thanks so much for joining us I'm in today doing to attack -- I'm so excited.
I have a lot of tech -- The technological little gadgets and everything that numbness spread around -- you guys know that from watching me it's been awhile since I've seen you -- just posted on the live chat.
That our first conversation that was going to be looking at the connection between social TV.
And politics interestingly enough and later in the program we'll be looking at just how Germany.
Your gadgets are I tweeted that out at Harris Faulkner on Twitter if you -- -- let me know how often clean your gadgets as we go on with this project.
Today of cleaning.
So you Sam too much of the -- we'll see about that we got an expert in the house meanwhile.
Last month I have the pleasure of being the keynote speaker it's social TV summit it was here at Gotham hall.
In New York City and some of our viewers are in the audience and you were tweeting me -- live while I was speaking which is really fun.
-- the founder.
Of that organization Andy back -- invited me to talk about ways in which we here -- fox.
You social media on the night of the elections in November.
I mean you know that we have several platforms and got the TV version of Fox -- -- channel and got foxnews.com here and all of our live programming.
And Fox News Latino.
And all the different ways that we reach people -- our website as well and so we were looking at ways in which fox used.
Social media to connect with viewers on election night millions of you.
We're connecting this way and multitasking.
On different sized screens while you were watching TV so and so forth.
Well after -- speech we had a Q a session and one of the questions was about well what affected city.
Has social media had on politics in general not just election night the politics in general and -- further talk about this topic.
On politics and social media our first guest is Mary and -- -- so she joins us now she's Skyping if you can tell I'm Marianne.
-- have been absolutely let me tell people just a little bit about you so that they know why you're here you've got to a wide of variety of reaching out.
To voters in viewers in politics because you were the former deputy communications director for Connie Mack for senate campaign.
In Florida so you know how this things works I want to start with you by.
How to see social media really affecting the election this past November.
Well you know we think up this immediate -- -- election campaign and it eight.
Obama and then -- team doesn't meet all the Republicans really kicked up then.
Yes -- -- that -- both the -- you know I met the eye and it.
Campaign are we really it get.
You promote our men are they don't but you're both kind of protect it is now and the vote -- -- -- -- -- they are part of the campaign.
So you're telling us some ways to the digital media were used and how you were part of that campaign down in Florida and you know.
We can't miss this point it's -- people.
It's -- -- as many people -- Marianne are complaining about the cost of elections and so it supports social media may actually have an impact on the.
Absolutely if I can -- -- -- over competing advice he solidly back eating at a particular radio -- -- -- -- immediate takeover he admired because this period of you know a lot of money.
And it really connected here but they're highlighted -- and you're healthy -- at streaky they're eating because.
A lot of regulate the act and -- it -- not that -- off.
Yeah we know all about that didn't need us to you.
Don't like it at all.
Is a downside to the intrusion of social media and I say intrusion because literally.
People are watching several different types of screens of all sizes at the same time while on their laptops so on and so forth.
-- you know I think there -- yet he can break through all in LA and I think we tried really hard at it on the campaign the way he invented by creating like mad I'm.
And we're here all the noise and everybody else did people really that's how I ran at Kennedy because really -- -- -- -- and people -- think -- -- air you'll love it he conned out about.
And we saw that Islam I think they -- actually in their area but I handled during the debate that you look at it Gregory.
Yes I think you said I mean just if we can tell then more of the politics and the digital side something you said early on maybe the -- you mentioned that.
Then candidate Barack Obama used this in 2008 in a way that Republicans were not yet using it.
Why was there a lag -- have you made up the difference.
You know what we saw them dial back up for what Howard Dean Howard Dean -- I didn't -- -- other than me don't you lead the blue practical rockaholic -- -- -- about eight.
He has -- while they're Republicans finally woke up however that all the that the Republicans were unable to -- -- -- -- What an immediate vicinity and -- are kind anywhere -- -- -- fourteenth -- that look.
All right and what are some of the things that you're doing what are some of the strategies.
You know -- look at it Anglican mobile device mark -- I can't -- enjoy I had to.
We're looking back everybody I'm really really glad I can talk about -- so I'm.
And and didn't like blessed myself out loud I can't remember.
Exactly and -- agreement that he hit a making -- that the web site are compatible with the jury in any degree you -- it in -- -- -- that -- in the congress beginning Oreo.
Not to get too far ahead but if you could telegraph -- just until the next presidential election 2016.
Where do you see social media really playing a part -- politics.
You know I actually hit a strong home and I -- -- -- it -- up -- -- three point Allen and explain part of the land it up.
Art in general and campaign if he candidate and the -- it because the campaign desperately anymore.
Onion bagel that you act now or twenty or that -- he -- Eric where I'm.
Do you think that.
Voters and viewers are missing an opportunity if they don't waste their opinions -- this -- now I mean just how much power.
Or influence -- viewers and voters have at this point like never before.
A lot of power and a lot of importantly implemented because people let me you don't hit you know people at -- it.
In the day could go viral all of the other end and it yeah.
-- -- -- -- So what you're saying is that if people are feeling like they've been hurt.
Sometimes I could become a problem for a campaign.
Absolutely yeah I'm kind -- -- in the mind quickly or they are -- o'clock -- shirt and people where happening Connie Taylor sitting up you know hey I voted for you -- and now that we heard that the if it or.
You know what's also interesting to read we talk about -- the need for jobs and job creation in this country.
This this that the specific nature of what you have to know to be able to not just get on and tweet and FaceBook posts.
But really negotiate conversations online and extrapolate useful information that's a tool that maybe people can put on the -- -- now.
And it becomes a very very good tool to have -- and the -- so thanks so much for joining us hope you'll come back another time.
And it out happy holidays to you you are right now while I've been doing is having -- how many times I touch my face effort that's my devices.
Yes I am a little bit Turco but only because I've been reading with this guy's been saying -- it's it's make it a little crazy.
Just how Jeremy.
A little bit ago taught his Wilson it's here now he's the senior editor of mobile at tech.
Techno buffalo that -- say that right you didn't get it deceiving and I museum -- before our excites me -- this out.
Might cast cancel -- says what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger we actually build immunity with constant exposure we're talking about germs.
On all of our multiple devices now.
Mike Coffman junior treats on my account I wiped my iPhone iPad and looked down each night with alcohol swaps is that OCT.
No I'm a fan of yours now for help and really how could have a problem.
-- it's actually will here's a question for you if you had to guess which is -- toilet seat or your gadgets which would you pick.
A toilet seat or like my phone or your -- whatever right.
Like a public toilets and -- let's see what would -- seat yet.
What's actually turns out 60%.
More germs on the keyboard and -- what -- According to research that's crazy matter of fact and have some notes you're 16% of all cellphones.
Have some -- PCs on them which is discussed.
OK that is so discussing that when you share that with our producers they decided to put it on what -- colorful screen and pop up for everybody to see yeah and of course I get to take that -- It sees the the quiz on -- it.
16% of cell phones were found to have who.
Unmanned or is McCullough my -- with a realistic for a whooping -- that is just disgusting it is me you know what.
So what have people like Kyle Bryant say people are too connected.
-- rather too concerned with sterilization.
That's why there's so many allergies with kids now days it's really not that big -- deal but people get sick from these terms.
Yet people get -- and as matter of fact so a light switch for example has 217.
Pieces of -- here on every square inch.
Even consoles are discussing -- remote controls -- hotel room.
You don't know that the person there was healthy and of course yes -- You need to wash your hands like usual and in these arguments are fair that we have immune systems and he's helped block them -- sure a lot of people say hey look you don't wanna go to a hotel room and get the flu because somebody before you had it.
So -- are preventative measures you can take to avoid that and and one of those things are Clorox wipes that's one of your -- followers we got to you there's also.
Yeah alcohol without saying all rocks rock definitely enough but not yet and then of course there's also products like the -- -- light.
Which actually sort of looks like a little cup and you drop in the violate.
For -- your product into the violent for about ninety seconds.
And a light goes on and then it turns off when it's -- and that actually eliminates most of the bacteria I think 99.9 percent.
Am -- Lyme Disease that I think my hair -- -- they use that unsolicited homes with a big hit some of -- did you at some of them have this light and that they will use to that I've -- -- -- it's the same thing but I don't like it comes and things and Aaron and you have certain nail -- is now that drive bacteria free -- there and last for weeks or whatever so Clorox -- more than anything.
Think that's -- if you would have to be worried because you're water damage on the phone -- use your warranties if you very careful.
With -- with how you're applying and I would sort of just go gently around that's just stand so OK right.
That sort of the Clorox -- I would say getting into the -- Clorox your -- Bucs -- that's right.
Well no problem for something like probably.
A Blackberry -- an iPhone because I don't really have a I don't have a key pass on.
-- though it's still screen so any germs that you're using her getting on to that these are touching but -- -- meaning that you're telling me about what you're saying yes of course of course we still moving around with the buttons.
Mean earpiece up top they're all -- areas where and he liquid -- since.
-- -- her being so fastidious about cleaning we have to make sure that we don't muck up our are warranties by getting too much liquid in on these devices.
That's -- before has -- -- -- -- councils or another on the Wii Fit it's possibly get Athlete's Foot for example -- -- resent it.
-- -- -- I don't look at -- getting on so you have to be careful about lots of gadgets is not just the phones you keyboard that -- -- -- tell it to stand on the -- I didn't have would -- shoes on him like I want chatting with your -- I want you to take care.
It is your job -- not just to agree so what are some of the other areas that we need to be aware of for germs and I would say remote controls your phones your keyboards mice the mouse pads everything.
So especially if you're at a new -- say you get -- -- keyboard sort of handed down to you and you're you're taking over the new workstation.
That's the key -- somebody else -- maybe for years before you so what's the best way to clean probably get a new keyboard are you just get -- -- that's that I would you.
You know what of course Clorox wipes like work perfect on something like that because you can't fit that -- to you -- Thing like you would with -- Yes facing the chicken and tell us about that maybe we just haven't thought avenue outside of the fact that that we're talking -- on the light switch -- at that I mean to them and other area I can't.
-- other areas that mostly you know consumer gadgets that you use -- should be washed dealing.
You mentioned something called -- violate do you see anything on the horizon.
Todd as you're looking at gadgets -- -- not I'm thinking from a business standpoint -- might be a good idea to come up with a way to clean these gadgets this quick liquid free.
Yeah I think larger bias or violates rather.
From what is your guess this is stuck between nine and -- -- on Amazon.
It's only a -- gets on and what else can use that or decide to put anything in it technically mean.
You know debit cards things like that because it's a small space is at a little pocket and you close it down you -- so anything about the size of the cell -- and smaller.
Where it is just like they have -- with -- products for toothbrushes and things like that.
That's something that -- can't -- Roenick CES next month January 6 and I'm sure we'll see other companies with similar products.
So I was speaking for more.
Fabulous Todd Middleton here to keep the soldier -- freak.
Thank you so much -- it and and what I heard you say maybe when you're applying for the job if they say yeah we're gonna give you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- tonight new keyboard as part of my that's what I would do -- I totally would.
I believe you edit Andre -- happy holidays he's -- -- are gonna step away for just a quick break we'll be right back.
Well welcome back I know if you've heard -- yet but John McAfee the famous anti virus software maker.
I should -- creator do because he sold his company is not actually technically in line to do anything with the company anymore but anyway.
His name is back in the headlines has nothing to do with the recent scandal that he's involved with down in the country of Belize -- his neighbor his American neighbor was murdered.
And they want to talk to mr.
McAfee they've been tracking him down.
They had wanted to talk with him about that has nothing do with that his namesake.
The anti viral where.
McAfee is now at the center of something very important it's giving us information on -- coming threat.
I hear to talk about it now is our next guest Walter Pearce senior security researcher at cassava Walter good to see you.
First of all -- common threat.
And how it has to do with McAfee will get -- just a second.
But it's called.
Well first -- you you tell me about it the project tell me.
So it's actually called project blitz creek and reason it's such a big deal now coming up of those discovered back in September.
And now -- -- actually been doing the research on it and it's more sophisticated attack against.
In financial institutions where not only are they stealing people's.
Account credentials and using their passwords and stealing money from them but they're also doing -- directly.
I guess the consumers and their computers in a way that actually bypasses that current security measures we have -- Olympic.
All right and and you say it's project blitzkrieg.
What we know out of this is for those of us who -- the NFL.
That's a fast move if you will against the opposing team but where does -- income from what do they call that.
The name itself is coming from the fact that this actually came to light on me out underground Internet forum where the Russian person that release that.
Here is -- to a release it will says he will be doing -- satire sometime in spring.
We'll be actually activating this side Trojan malware and he was actually requesting help from other hackers on the Internet.
To help them do this attack and go after people have clinical blitzkrieg because they're trying to blitz as fast as they possibly -- bring -- when you're trying to steal money like disjointed as fast as possible and walk away but so it is kind of like the NFL in that sense.
Right exactly it's a fast live.
Is this real I mean should we really hear this.
When this originally came to light there as a lot of us skepticism.
About whether it was a underground you know actual hacker group or whether as some sort of law enforcement -- But now from -- -- -- research it's really come to light that it that it is a genuine attack it is actually using.
-- Trojan programs which have been used in the past but now modified to more sophisticated level.
So from all all intents and purposes it looks like it is going to be a -- attack.
OK and if this were to happen I want people to really understand what this means that these banks are attacked we see this sort of thing before first of all of a backup per second.
How similar or different is this to cyber attacks on banks that we've seen in the past.
Recently in the past they've been what they called denial of service attacks where they've just been trying to take the banks -- line.
But all over the past 510 years we've seen -- online banking Phishing attacks.
-- emails -- trying to specifically get you to somehow disclose your information for your banking accounts and then they can go in and steal money.
So overall it's sort of the similar tactic but they're taking it up an extra technical launch to a bypass the sort of things you run into for the security -- If most people familiar with all my -- recently.
Usually guy if you're logging in from a different computer or your -- -- for the first time on your account they'll actually text you or demand a call you and ask for some secret code which then you have to answer.
And the latest gets around it is they'll actually use your computer they've installed this Trojan program and use your computer so actually -- the -- -- So your identity is at stake here -- the money you have in the bank is at stake I'm not overstating that this is what -- Saturday.
Yeah you lost several banks right.
Yes it's not over thirty financial institutions all of the big -- in the US and they're mainly actually only targeting US banks.
OK so BofA Citi JPMorgan Wells Fargo PNC -- -- -- investment banks credit unions.
And consumers are really wants -- pay the price -- that the banks get hit that a lot more money but if your personal account instead.
That's some serious stuff so what do we do to protect ourselves.
It really comes down to actually mean those -- when you're using the Internet don't install anything that you don't trust to make sure to actually keep your computer -- your antivirus up -- -- Now that McAfee has become aware that the antivirus vendors -- actually releasing updates to look for the specific -- And ensure they keep that in a buyer subsidy and pull the updates the instant they -- some -- -- -- -- past that making sure to have good password security strong passwords and making sure to actually change your password frequently.
So Walter how often should I be changing my password now if I'm doing online banking.
It's generally recommended the -- once every three to six months personally.
You know us in the industry we -- maybe once a month once every three months.
But at a bare minimum the idea is as you wanna change that password so even if they get your password we only have a small window of time to actually use.
Right and and if you do have multiple banks that you deal where.
You know for different things maybe your Carlo and your phone line or whatever make -- that your passwords are different for each of those things that they get one think it really clean -- out before I go.
His mobile banking -- So far this attack isn't targeting mobile banking but -- to think now that I'm mobile devices themselves are little computers in your pocket.
It can do absolutely everything your desktop computer can do so so far just because the lowest common denominator criminals having gone after mobile devices and mobile banking yet.
But -- susceptible to all the same style of attacks that we see in the PC world.
Wow -- we may all be part of the lowest common denominator but you're at the top Walter -- for this information and we appreciate it happy holidays to you.
Cassava is where he can go for more information -- dot com.
York at -- all the security on Twitter good to see you.
Protects them before we take a quick break -- -- mission from strap -- days I Merry Christmas to you and yours Brian right back capturing New York we'll be right back -- -- We'll welcome back I have just a few more minutes with you and I'm so excited -- fit in with you thanks for being -- live -- if you some questions about this or comments about this next story.
And our guest I would love to see them on the like Adam also and Twitter at Harris Faulkner on Twitter.
We're going to be talking about kind of inns -- days I guess for end -- days in the Mayan calendar and in how people are kind of get wrapped up in this I don't know that something that you believe in.
-- apocalypse doomsday Astoria.
How will the world end up on -- with us now is Jeremy Kaplan science and technology editor at foxnews.com.
Always good to see it.
-- it it and you good good to be here life is good watching -- flustered or against.
OK so tell me you've written an article for foxnews.com -- it just a bit.
On the tech guys on -- in the last segment you had a little like -- and -- but most of the science guy.
So when NASA starts talking when the US GS starts talking I get interested.
Basically just I'm sure you've heard everywhere it's freaking out but tomorrow is the -- -- the I'm not freaking out but I have worked.
And you're a wise person there's no items and for unity freaking out that in the end of the world is not going to happen.
Based on some ludicrous miss interpretations of the Mayan calendar and a lot of just dooms -- fear and speculation and hype and fear mongering.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the day -- -- could in theory be the last day.
I treat everyday like that by the way and I mean that is -- since I don't mean that it has to be flip.
That god gives us what he gives us and we are thankfully warning to get up I am curious to know has anybody talked that the -- Obama and that's because I don't see I don't see an onslaught on Twitter FaceBook of Mayan culture getting up and doing -- We spoke with one of that leading one of the world's leading experts on -- mine archaeology OK just last week.
Who was pointing out as many other people point out that this isn't really what the Mayan calendar was all about it doesn't really come to an end.
And they -- sit does that so I'm not being flip again when I say that you know everybody's got.
Somebody that they came from was there anybody whose family out there particularly knows something the rest of us don't know and I don't think so let -- -- on the live chat.
So tell you in your article though -- you talk to that kind of turned her head like wow I didn't know that.
What we're looking and just today was was the business of -- Which has.
Has been booming you talk about -- course -- got to make the bunkers and they're doing a crazy business but also companies like go to the -- -- dot com which cell survival -- Little boom and what they're doing first -- global like -- set up 400%.
What they call pandemic survival kits so a lot of people really been.
They did not believe me I hope they're not believing -- there's no reason to believe that -- like thing like this is going to happen tomorrow especially.
But people are taking it seriously enough they're going on spending money which is kind of interest -- -- and I am sure nobody is missing that opportunity to sell them a bunker or whatever the heck you just mentioned interestingly enough the one of the survival shops that we spoke to said -- was kind of upset by the whole thing.
It's the -- sort of making light of what he does and I think there's a little bit -- actual.
Preparedness -- and it's not science and that's not there is in -- -- the world thing but there's a good reason to be prepared and to have you know.
-- -- -- you know what I gotta tell you it's for the following year.
Really house and you -- reportedly over.
No I don't mean this is a serious sense -- -- you look at what played out in Connecticut and you look at at the people who suffered so much so many of our weapons here in the East Coast and -- standing.
And there are a lot of people who say that maybe there are some signs that we're not paying attention to that I mean that in all seriousness.
It's been -- -- -- -- year.
-- eloquently said before you know we should always treat every day as it was going to be the last one litre everyone's respect right and the US GS the that you -- people.
An interesting point which was you should always be prepared for there to be some sort of a disaster you know think about that when she knew this is a good opportunity to think.
Do I know what I would do if there were bigger.
Have I told of people in my life that I let them those who need to know exactly.
Got -- so yeah I mean look at she wax philosophical was god we're not gonna die out of a couple -- sort of a reminder article.
The science the foxnews.com we have a number of stories exploring all the different aspects of what may or may not have.
Jeremy -- -- happy happy holidays thank you by the way more on the -- -- foxnews.com slash tech.
Up next lower -- see you next time.
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