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💛 5-Point Update! (Your Advice & A Privacy Tip)
We will soon be changing our name to "The Liberty Zeppelin"!!!!
“If you clear your mind, you can fill it with your character. If it is cluttered, if it is anxious, if you're thinking about your date, about your dinner, about filling your refrigerator, there's no room. There's no room for the character you're trying to build.”
Hi from Glenn!
I hope you are having a fantastic day!
I just got back from two weeks in France.
Very nice people.
It’s stunning to drive through 500 year old towns, tour 1,200 year old castles, walk across 2,000 year old aqueducts and sit in 2,000 year old Roman Coliseums.
For Europeans, this is just daily life. For an American who hasn’t grown up around this history, it truly takes me back in time.
Here are five points I think you will enjoy today…
💡 FIRST, I WANT YOUR ADVICE PLEASE…
In a few weeks we will be changing the name of this publication to The Liberty Zeppelin. But it won’t be just a name change. We are revamping everything, and you’re going to love it.
I would love your advice. I need to come up with a slogan for The Liberty Zeppelin. We’ve narrowed it down to three. Which one do you think best sums up this newsletter?
OPTION 1: “We the People Choose Freedom.”
OPTION 2: “With Freedom of Speech, Truth will Prevail.”
OPTION 3: “To Shine the Light of Truth and Goodness.”
Or do you have a different suggestion?
🕵️♂️ SECOND, A VITAL PRIVACY TIP.
Paul Moore is a privacy investigator who recently discovered something very disturbing.
He lives in England, and wanted to buy fish & chips from his local pub and have it delivered. So he went to the pub’s website.
But before Paul placed his order, he decided to look at the code on the website. To his surprise and concern, he realized that the service that the restaurant used for placing take out orders (Tiffin Tom) was completely unencrypted.
This meant that if Paul had placed an order for food, his credit card, name, address and phone number would have been leaked onto the internet for every bad actor to see.
But with further research he discovered that not only was customer data breached, but each restaurant that uses Tiffin Tom also has their data completely exposed. In fact, not only is the restaurant’s data exposed, Paul says, “Tiffin Tom gave me full, unfettered access to their Google, Firebase, Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, Text Magic, Click Send, Pusher, Email, PayPal & Stripe payment accounts!”
Yes, you read that right. Bad actors could get access to all of the restaurant’s accounts without having to “hack” anything. The information is right there for them.
How can this be?
When a restaurant connects their website to the Tiffin Tom service, the restaurant owner expects and trusts that the software is designed properly, and that the connections are properly encrypted. This is not so in this case.
WHAT THIS MEANS…
If you have ordered food from a restaurant that uses Tiffin Tom to process the order, your confidential information has been compromised. Your name, address, phone and credit cards are exposed. This is not a maybe. Your information HAS BEEN EXPOSED. You should immediately cancel your credit card.
If, however, you own a restaurant and use the Tiffin Tom service, you are at extreme risk. Fixing this must be your top priority.
BUT IT GETS WORSE…
Paul reached out to Tiffin Tom to tell them about their vulnerability. Their answer? “No, we haven’t been compromised.”
They refused to even acknowledge that there was a problem.
After Paul continued to hound them, their team did eventually look at the problem and then try to come up with a fix, but the fix was even worse.
So, to be clear, this problem is not the result of a hack. Rather, the software is very poorly written. They simply have no idea what they are doing.
WHICH IS WHEN IT GOT EVEN STRANGER…
When Paul looked into Tiffin Tom’s corporate information on the UK government’s website, he realized that the company did not have an official director. The last director had resigned the previous year, but the company was still operating, and doing so illegally.
Surprisingly, this makes it even harder to legally pursue this company.
SO WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS?
FIRST, even if a website or app looks professional from the user’s perspective, you have no idea whether it is properly designed on the back end. I tell people to be very careful when downloading apps onto their phone for two primary reasons; 1) most apps are intentionally designed as spyware, and 2) because some apps, such as Tiffin Tom are poorly written.
SECOND, there is no way to determine whether the Tiffin Tom app is properly coded by looking at the Apple App store. If you download the app, it looks like just another app. It has passed the scrutiny of Apple’s team, and no red flags have apparently been raised.
You will notice in the description it says, “Pay safely and securely by debit or credit card or cash.”
And it also says that the app was recently updated just 6 days ago. So did they fix the problems? Probably not, because as I said, it doesn’t even sound like they understand the problems, nor do they actually know what they are doing.
THIRD, it’s not easy to know whether you are using this service when you go to a restaurant’s website, because the service is private labeled to restaurants. When in the restaurant’s checkout, look for "copyrights tiffintom" in the footer. But also look at any restaurant apps that you have downloaded. Tiffin Tom private labels their app for different restaurants. Here’s a small sampling...
FOURTH, it is vital that you learn how to be bulletproof online.
For example, if I ordered food from a Tiffin Tom app, I WOULD NOT BE AT RISK.
This is because I know how to order from any online store without putting my information at risk.
How do I do this?
It is actually fairly simple to be bulletproof if you have the proper training, and use the right online tools.
If you are interested in learning exactly how to shop online privately, I will do a one-hour masterclass next week. I will send you an invite next week. Stay tuned.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED BY TIFFIN TOM?
If you have used Tiffin Tom, you have been compromised. You will need to cancel your credit card and get a new one. To know whether your favorite restaurant uses Tiffin Tom, look for "copyrights tiffintom" in the footer. Also if you are one of the tens of thousands who have downloaded the Tiffin Tom app or a private label version of the app, you are probably at risk too.
If your restaurant uses Tiffin Tom, you are at very serious risk.
THE FINAL QUESTION…
As a final point, I ask you to consider how many other apps and websites are poorly written like this? Probably, quite a few. Be careful, but mostly, learn how to be bulletproof so you can protect yourself.
OH, BY THE WAY…
There is one more thing that I haven’t yet mentioned. This company also puts out their own debit cards and ATMs!
But I’m sure those ATMs are safe, because this company really knows how to do things right.
IMPORTANT! If you like this newsletter and you like what I have to say, please support me. I’m an independent voice who is a truth seeker, which is rare in today’s world of activist journalists and commentators who try to stoke the division and hate that is consuming our country.
🗓 THIRD, UPCOMING EVENTS.
Please stay tuned for three important events in November…
Next week I will hold a one-hour masterclass on how to be bulletproof online.
The week after that I will hold a livestream interview with a surprise guest.
And we will also have a special Liberty Zeppelin reveal livestream.
Stay tuned for dates.
🦁 FOURTH, FREEDOM OF SPEECH...
“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.”
- St. Augustine
Yes, the truth will win, IF we have freedom of speech. If we are able to talk and discuss and debate, truth will win. But if they succeed at crushing freedom of speech, truth will die.
This is why there is a massive, global assault on freedom of speech by governments all around the world right now. They do NOT want the truth out there.
We must insist on freedom of speech. This has to be our line in the sand.
🏛 FIFTH, PICTURES FROM FRANCE.
As I said, we spent two weeks in France. As a history nut, I was especially fascinated by the ancient Roman constructions (I almost said Roman “ruins” but they weren’t in ruin. They were in remarkably good shape - especially for being 2,000 years old).
We visited a 2,000 year old coliseum in Nimes, France called the “Arena of Nimes”. It’s not as big as the one in Rome, but it’s apparently the most well preserved. It was amazing to sit there thinking how many generations of people have grown up around it, seeing shows and battles in it. Truly, if the walls could talk…
We also saw this fully intact Roman aqueduct that is also 2,000 years old. They built this with no mortar, just very large, well fitted blocks. I wonder what we have constructed, if anything, that will still be this solid in 2,000 years.
Have a great day.
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