Is That A Threat? Threat Modeling! Holy leaping lizards Batman, what’s that? Well, its actually a fancy name for figuring out what’s important to you, what could go wrong, and what to do about it. Think of it as an emergency plan for your personal information, data, and other parts of your electronic life! Chances are, you’ve already done it without realizing it! Miss hour one? Click here!
Special Peripherals! Accessibility! When you need help using your computer, what do you do? Accidents happen, injuries build up, and difficulties arise – what is out there to help? What can you do? A few things mentioned on the show: https://www.mousemitt.com/ http://www.bilila.com/foot_mouse_slipper_mouse https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html
Remember the 12th, Net Neutrality Protest day! Net Neutrality: Save the Internet Day is July 12th! Net Neutrality is still in the news, and we’re talking about it. What can we do? Glad you asked! https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/websites-net-neutrality-protest/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/internet-activate-stand-net-neutrality-july-12 https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/
Back to School – Part 1 Back to school sales have already started, and its not even August yet! But, before you go out shopping, we’ve got some thing for you to think about. Are you in the market for a laptop or desktop for the student(s) in your life? Ready for hour two? Click here!
Scamming the Scammers – Part 1 Jonathan can cross one item off his bucket list: he finally managed to record a conversation with a ne’er do well computer scammer! The talk was recorded, then lovingly edited for all the good bits. And today? We unveiled that on air with descriptions of what and why the scammer did what they did. Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Hour one was fun, and when you’re ready for hour two? Click here!
Scamming the Scammers – Part 2 We continue with our second hour of Jonathan’s amazing adventure of scamming the scammer! He put on an award-winning act to make the scammer think he was a typical mark and recorded it for your benefit! Warning: don’t do this yourself. If you get a scam call, HANG UP. Jonathan is an expert with tools to protect himself and to mess with them. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 1 What’s the one thing you need to get on the internet? An internet connection! So, what happens when your internet service provider they should have the right to monitor your every move online in order to sell that data to advertisers and other companies? Nothing good, that’s what. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they discuss how your ISP wants to make add unnecessary risk to your life for profit while assuming no responsibility for your data’s safety or even give you a choice in the matter! Ready for hour two? Click here! And if you’re ready to contact your representatives? The EFF will help you do so! https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy
The U.S. Senate Threat to Privacy – Part 2 You already pay a lot for your internet here in the United States, and you don’t get a terribly good value for it. How could the get worse? By your internet service provider spying on you, collecting that data, and selling it to whoever they like. And, its worth mentioning, this puts your data at increased risk of being stolen. Isn’t that great? What can you do about it? Well, we talk some about that this hour. We even talk about a browser that’s been around since the 90’s you might not have heard of and a useful feature for this problem (you can get it at http://www.opera.com )! Did you miss hour one? Click here!
State of Malware We’ve talked about the health of the internet, the state of the PC industry… how about the state of malware? Are things getting better or worse? And how? What are the bad guys doing? Are the good guys putting up a good fight? Join us as we take a step back, celebrate some victories, and look forward to the challenges ahead. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Processors — What’s that mean? Its like companies like Intel and AMD try to make their names confusing! We follow-up from last week’s show and examine some more of the confusing exceptions when it comes to computer chips! You might leave scratching your head about what might be a good buy, but fear not! As we mentioned on the show, Tom’s Hardware has some fantastic resources for us to share with you! Which chips offer the best bang for the buck these days? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html How does chips compare to each other? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html Did you miss hour one? Do you know someone who needs to be warned about scams? Click here!