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.
This Week’s Hosts
- Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
- Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
- Kevin Savetz, web site publisher and Computer Historian at Atari Podcast.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- Kevin talked about switching from DirecTV to YouTube TV and we all joined in to say some good and bad things about DirecTV and about cutting the cord.
- Kevin also mentioned how he found a plagiarized book on Amazon and how this problem could be widespread.
- Leo talked about getting his first Alexa-controlled light switch.
- Gary mentioned his Cribbage app beta and the problem CreateSpace may be having with hacked accounts.
- For breach of the week, we talked about TaskRabbit. Then Kevin mentioned how easy it turns out to be to hack city alarm sirens.
- Kevin also brought up the Cloudflare DNS service.
- Gary finished the episode talking about the GrayKey box that allows law enforcement agencies to break passcodes on iPhones.