DDOS – Part 2 While its undeniably cool to have so much connected to the internet, there’s a downside to it: security. Most internet enabled devices don’t have adequate security built in! Which means they’re easy targets for the bad guys. This weekend we talked about the weaponized Internet of Things in this weekend’s Distributed Denial of Service attack. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Merger gone awry Yahoo and Verizon’s merger might be going sour. Why? Bad security on Yahoo’s part! Their snafu might have end up costing them a multi-billion dollar deal! And even if it goes through, it might still cost them a billion or so. Who is that relevant to? Well, us as consumers. But, more than that? Business owners looking ahead at the future. What you don’t pay attention to today might ruin your tomorrow! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Consequences of a Splody-Phone Speaking of things going up in flames: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is not only recalled, but production has also stopped entirely, its on “no fly” lists, and really, there’s no good reason to have one now. We talk about that, our thoughts on the recall, how other companies should try learning from this, and more. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Yahoo, and the biggest breach in history (so far!) Whoops! Yahoo might have had a state-sponsored cyber attack launched against it, and over 500 million accounts might have been compromised. But, this isn’t the first attack like this, so surely they took protective measures, right? Uhm… about that. Needless to say, if you have had an account with Yahoo or a company they bought, you should really change your password right now. Listen in as we talk about this and more! When you’re ready for something cheerier? Tune in for hour two by clicking here!
Samsung and the Splody Phone Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 has a battery problem, and is being recalled. If you haven’t heard before, we’re telling you now: RETURN IT! While details are on Samsung’s website, you should also consider taking it back where you got it. Click here for details on Samsung’s website! Also: Our good friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului have given us a NEW PRIZE for our listener’s contest! Email us a letter, question, comments, a note saying hello to email@example.com to enter to win a Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive! Hook it up to your network and enjoy tons of mirrored backup! Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Comcast, and the commoditization of YOUR privacy! Have you ever heard the praises of Comcast’s customer service? How they put their customers first, have accurate, on-time billing, and generally look out for our good? No? That’s okay, neither have we. So, rather than buck their trend, Comcast has decided they have a new service they’d like to sell you: Privacy. Pay more or be watched by their advertising! How… yeah… Ready for hour two? Click here!
Protect your Privacy! Scammers are a sad fact of life. They call you, they email you, they try to trick you online, and they’re at the forefront of every new means of communication. If we ever become telepathic, they’ll be trying to con you via brainwaves within a week! Jonathan and LD hit up some big things they’ve been up to recently so you’re better informed on how to deal with those scumbags! Miss hour one? Listen here!
Maui Science Center Winter in July Event! Today we’ll be talking about the Winter Wonderland next week with the Maui Science Center! Rimma Murta joins us along with Dr. Armstrong! And, we’ll talking about the weather! Yes, we might have gotten missed by Darby, but everytime a storm (or worse) comes around, people rush around to do things they should’ve already been ready for. Does your computer have a disaster plan? If you’re ready for hour two, listen by clicking here!
Disaster Preparedness, and more Maui Science Center Today we’ll be talking about the Winter Wonderland next week with the Maui Science Center! Rimma Murta joins us along with Dr. Armstrong! And, we’ll talking about the weather! Yes, we might have gotten missed by Darby, but everytime a storm (or worse) comes around, people rush around to do things they should’ve already been ready for. Does your computer have a disaster plan? Did you miss the first hour? Listen in by clicking here!
Hostageware – Part 1 What we’ve been predicting for a year now has finally come to pass. The most pernicious malware today immobilises an infected computer, encrypts its files and then demands a ransom to release them. If not paid within 12 hours or so, the computer’s content gets obliterated. To make sure the hapless victim gets the message, a bright red clock begins the count down. Being right is over-rated 🙁 So, what can you do? How can you protect yourself now and in the future? Listen in! And when you’re ready, click here for Part 2!