S5E6: Protecting Your YouTube Channel and other Social Media

With so many hackers going after YouTube Channels, how do you protect your YouTube channel?

Think Media’s Podcast Channel was hacked. How? Through session id or cookie hack. Even though Think Media used a probably complex password and Two Factor Authentication, hackers got access to the session variables and basically while the front door was opened, they walked in. We will talk about ways to try and prevent this type of attack. It is challenging as it requires diligence on the part of every YouTuber and Content Creator to prevent their channels and their social media accounts from being compromised.

And now, a story…

Once upon a time, in the vast world of the internet, there was a content creator named John. John had a passion for creating and sharing videos on YouTube. He had worked hard for years to build up his channel, and had amassed a large following of dedicated fans. However, one day, John received the devastating news that his channel had been hacked. All of his videos were deleted, and his account was being used to post inappropriate content. John was devastated and didn’t know what to do. He felt like all of his hard work had been for nothing. Determined to protect his channel, John set out on a quest to learn all he could about YouTube security. He soon discovered that there were many steps he could take to keep his channel safe from hackers. The first step John took was to create a strong password. He made sure it was long, complex, and included a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. He also enabled two-factor authentication on his account, so even if someone managed to guess his password, they would still need access to his phone to log in. John also learned about the importance of keeping his computer and mobile devices secure. He installed antivirus software, and made sure that his operating system and all of his software was up to date. Another important step John took was to keep his personal information private. He made sure that his name, address, and other sensitive information was not displayed publicly on his channel or on his social media accounts. Finally, John learned about the dangers of phishing scams. He made sure that he never clicked on links in emails or messages that he wasn’t sure were legitimate. He also educated his followers about these types of scams, so that they could be protected as well. With these steps in place, John was confident that his channel was secure. And, over time, he was able to rebuild his channel and regain the trust of his fans. He continued to create and share videos, and his channel continued to grow and flourish. The end.

And sadly the same thing happened to the Linus Tech Tips and SammySuperstar.

In both cases a PDF was the culprit. So be very careful with any PDF you receive as it could contain a trojan.

How to change your email account on your YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eE5MDlUxk&t=2s

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S3E35: What is Cryptocurrency? You asked Let’s answer

The One about Cryptocurrency

Disclaimer: This episode is about cryptocurrency and as such it is highly speculative. We may have managed to make some money with it but like the stock market it fluctuates so wildly that any investment is at your own risk. Anything shared on this episode is strictly our opinions and as such, the advice is worth what you pay for it. Proceed at your own risk.

So people keep asking me to do an episode about cryptocurrency. I am not anti-cryptocurrency by any means. I am more risk averse. With so many cryptocurrencies and so many legitimate and potentially illegitimate currencies, you may wonder what do I do?

Today is a surprise as I don’t usually have guests on my Tuesday show but as they say, if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room so hence I invite Kurt Grela to fill the many gaps in my knowledge.

Today my guest is Kurt Grela. Kurt has been trading in, researching and evangelizing cryptocurrency for some time and is much better versed in Crypto than I. 

Before I get started I wanted to let you know if you want to be in the know on Crypto, follow Kurt on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kurtgrela @kurtgrela on Twitter.

Also follow his activities on 101 Blockchain Street at @101blockchainst on Twitter.

So let’s start with explaining what Cryptocurrency is and then we can dig deeper.

Cryptocurrency is digital currency. What? You are exchanging government backed currency for digital currency. 

A short fable:

Think about it this way. You buy a painting and you pay $100 for it. Next week because the artist is suddenly famous, your painting is now worth $1,000. Cool so assuming you could sell it for that, you would make a $900 profit. But you decide, if I hang out long enough, it may become worth more. So three weeks pass and it slowly makes it to $1,500. You don’t sell. The artist gets in trouble with the law and suddenly public opinion is against him and suddenly you couldn’t give the painting away and it is worth less than $100.  Suddenly Elon Musk says this artist is amazing and suddenly your $1 painting is now worth $1,000 again because his Twitter account has way more followers than yours. Do you sell it or do you keep it? 

That is essentially how Cryptocurrency works. Except instead of a painting you can hold in your hand, cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum are digital, ones and zeros. If you can’t hold it in your hand or hang it on the wall, do you have something?


  1. So what is Bitcoin? 
  2. What are all the other crypto currencies out there? Ethereum, Dogge, and so many other
  3. What is a stablecoin? 
  4. What cryptocurrency exchanges can we trust?


For the more mainstream folks who are perhaps risk averse as I am, I went with PayPal and Coinbase. But I know there are many others that are there among folks who are deep into crypto currency they would go with. 

  1. What are some examples of other crypto exchanges? Which are good, which are bad? How do you know?
  2. So what about crypto wallets? Hardware or software tell folks the difference and what do you recommend. 
  3. What are the best sites to check the value of different currencies?
  4. What is the best way to research and decide what currency to take a risk with?
  5. What about the Squid Game crypto that crashed out? Should I be worried about that happening with others?

This episode answers all of these questions. You may enjoy watching the video or listen to my podcast.

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