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SN 689: Self-Decrypting Drives

Security Now - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:46
  • Last month's Patch Tuesday, this month
  • A GDPR-inspired lawsuit filed by Privacy International
  • Check these two router ports to protect against a new botnet that's making the rounds
  • Another irresponsibly disclosed zero-day, this time in Virtual Box
  • CloudFlare's release of a very cool 1.1.1.1 app for iOS and Android
  • Microsoft's caution about the in-RAM vulnerabilities of the BitLocker whole drive encryption
  • A deep dive into last week's worrisome revelation about the lack of true security being offered by today's Self-Encrypting SSD drives.

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount

This week in tech - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 18:51
  • Apple's new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it.
  • Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day.
  • Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be "The Useless Class."
  • 22% of Americans still trust Facebook.
  • Oprah's favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap.
  • Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case.
  • DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights.
  • China unveils the first AI news anchor.
  • Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe.
  • With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype.
  • FCC has harsh words about robocalls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner

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MoviePass Marketing Run by an Idiot! #1326

Geek News Central - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:47

MoviePass marketing is being run by an idiot. It’s obvious that they cannot hire anyone with half a brain with the money they are stealing from consumers in my opinion. The latest email they sent out was so bad that a five year old could have put together a better marketing message. All they did was piss more people off and remind them how horrid their service is. I truly do not understand how they are still in business. I have a pile of news for you today along with some insight into internet based tv services.

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 783

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 07:30
3d printing, single board computers, cosic cuttlefish, heman
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SN 688: PortSmash

Security Now - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:36
  • A close look at the impact and implication of the new "PortSmash" attack against Intel (and almost certainly other) processors.
  • The new "BleedingBit" Bluetooth flaws
  • JavaScript is no longer optional with Google
  • A new Microsoft Edge browser 0-day
  • Windows Defender plays in its own sandbox
  • Microsoft and SysInternals news
  • The further evolution of the CAPTCHA
  • The 30th anniversary of the Internet's first worm
  • A bizarre requirement of Ransomware
  • A nice new bit of security non-tech from Apple

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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An App that Tracks your Voting History and Political Affiliation #1325

Geek News Central - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:08

An App that tracks your voting history and political affiliations is now available for others to take a closer look at your political activity. While much of this information has been available to political parties it is now availble to anyone which to me is a bit unnerving considering the political climate we are in at this point and the absolute craziness going on in the world. I also look at have the elections been hacked and do you turst the forthcoming results.

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TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience

This week in tech - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 20:27
  • Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro.
  • Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells.
  • How to kill an iPhone with a balloon.
  • Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search.
  • Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment
  • Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location.
  • Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists."
  • Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia.
  • Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases).
  • Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data.
  • FCC says community broadband is an "ominous threat to the first amendment."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, and Mike Elgan

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Did you Realize Public Wifi Hotspots are Tracking our Location? #1324

Geek News Central - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:32

Public WiFi Hotspots are tracking your every move. Once you sign in to one anytime you pass by almost any Hotspot in the country with your Wifi Turned on they mark your location and share that with the companies that look for customer information. So not only are we being tracked by our phones no Wifi Hotspots are spying on us. Add to this a deal that Google just made with iRobot and now the insides of our homes are being mapped there is no escaping the data collection on us.

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 782

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 08:30
IBM acquires RedHat, down memory lane, repairing devices, 3d printing, single board computers
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SN 687: Securing the Vending Machine

Security Now - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 18:36

More Zero-day exploits in Windows 10, publicly exposed Docker Engine APIs, Google's plan to fix Android, the DoD is expanding its existing "Hack the Pentagon" bug-bounty program to include hardware assets, the going rate for DDoS-for-Hire, and Steve has the answer to our vending machine conundrum from last week.

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Hosts: Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson

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Is Bitcoin Causing Global Climate Change? #1323

Geek News Central - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:08

Is Bitcoin causing global climate change? Well, a bunch of scientists thinks Bitcoin mining will cause a 2 Celsius increase in global temperatures over the next 20+ years. Lets be frank do we think Bitcoin will still be around in 20 years or will it become more popular driving global demand for Bitcoin which will use all the electricity we can create. Personally they sound like a bunch of alarmist as it will be hard to tell how much renewable energy we will be using in 20 years.

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TWiT 690: All the President's Phones

This week in tech - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:37
  • What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday?
  • Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex"
  • Amazon's government controversies
  • IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion - the largest software purchase ever.
  • Linus Torvalds is back!
  • Trump's phone may be hacked by Russia and China.
  • The midterms may be hacked as well.
  • Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.
  • Microsoft still hasn't released Window 10 update 1809
  • The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.
  • Elon's big tunnel under LA opens 12/10.
  • Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google.
  • Right to Repair suit wins.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, and Rene Ritchie

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Chinese Taunt President to use Huawei Mobile #1322

Geek News Central - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 01:21

The Chinese today taunted the President to use a Huawei phone after they were accused of tapping the President personal iPhone. The bigger story is that if the Chinese and Russians can tap the Presidents iPhone what does that mean for the rest of us doing business day in and day out on these same mobile phones. Does that mean the Chinese and Russians are listening in on our business calls and stealing trade secrets. It really does make you sit back and wonder if that is the case oor not.

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 781

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 08:30
3d printing, walk down netbook lane, kubernetes, helm, linc
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SN 686: Libssh's Big Whoopsie!

Security Now - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 19:24

This week a widely used embedded OS (FreeRTOS) is in the doghouse, as are at least eight D-Link routers which have serious problems most of which D-Link has stated will never be patched. We look at five new problems in Drupal 7 and 8, two of which are rated critical, trouble with Live Networks RTSP streaming server, still more trouble with the now-infamous Windows 10 Build 1809 feature update, and a long standing 0-day in the widely used and most popular plugin for jQuery. We then look at what can only be described as an embarrassing mistake in the open source libssh library, and we conclude by examining a fun recent hack and pose its solution to our audience as our Security Now Puzzler of the Week!

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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Uninstalled Phone App Tracking #1321

Geek News Central - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 00:51

Uninstalled Phone App Tracking now seems to be the new way to market to us. Remover an App and within moments they will start marketing directly to the IP. Once again Privacy is disregarded in lieu of profits. I am hoping that both Apple and Google make examples of these companies. I am glad to be back with no travel planned for the next 30 days. So stay tuned in.

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TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition

This week in tech - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 21:16
  • Cognative hacking with scale and co-ordination.
  • Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?
  • Should keynotes for product lanches go away?
  • Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event.
  • Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+.
  • Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press.
  • The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 780

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:30
macbook pro with touchbar review, android woes, 3d printing
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