TEH 044: The Announcer’s Test

In This Episode: We cover two definite NOT breaches of the Week: Google+ and Chinese Chips. The problematic Windows 10 October Update. Parents might want to check their local Sex Offender Registry before their kids head out on Halloween. And wait until you hear the Announcer’s Test.

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TEH 028: Padlocks Need Security?

In This Episode: The advantage of being in Europe if there’s a credit card breach (and there was). The world’s worst $99 IoT padlock. iPhones don’t tell 911 your location when you have an emergency? “Mac is Dead” (long live the Mac). Neat device help the deaf to participate in conversations.

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TEH 025: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re Our Only Hope

In This Episode: Now everybody knows where you (and your kids!) are — an extra-concerning Breach of the Week for parents. Google slapping web sites that are “Not Secure” …even when they don’t need to be. Yanni, or Laurel (and how that reflects the blue/gold dress thing a few years back). And the first Holographic cell phone isn’t quite to “Princess Leah” level yet, but it’s a stepping stone in that direction.

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TEH 020: Breaking Up (with Cable) is Easy to Do

In This Episode: Cutting the cable/satellite cord. Amazon plagiarism and Createspace hacking. Alexa light switches, Cribbage, and TaskRabbit (oh my!) Alert sirens are too hackable. Another free DNS service. Breaking into iPhones.

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TEH 019: This is a RAID

In This Episode: Think your backups are safe because you have a big RAID drive pack? Think again. Another week, another data breach …or five. Ransomware targets 911 centers. Renewable energy meet electric school buses.

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TEH 010: In How Many Pieces will Falcon Heavy Land?

In This Episode: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is scheduled for its first flight tomorrow, and attempt to soft-land all three rocket cores: will it land in three pieces, or millions? Amazon has set up some interesting tech to keep Alexa from responding when they don’t want it to (and users have figured out other interesting hacks). Youtube to label propaganda items as “state-sponsored” — and that includes PBS?! How ads work on Youtube — and most web sites. Microsoft removes a useful backup capability from Windows. And an update on cell phone safety.

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TEH 005: Make Sure Your Bugs Are Current

In This Episode: Should you follow Computerworld’s advice and “Make sure Windows Auto Update is turned off”? (No!) Patreon’s mighty back-pedaling: is it enough damage control, and what will non-techie creators do now? The new iMac Pro: a “$13,000+ computer”? Does Bitcoin actually use as much power as all of Denmark, or is something fishy about this? And: Did Facebook really “admit” that using Facebook is “bad for you”? (Not exactly….) Note we’re breaking for the holidays: back in early January!

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