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Tuesday, March 3

1425405600 Tech News Today
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1425418200 Security Now
1425427200 Tech News 2Night
1425430800 All About Android

Wednesday, March 4

1425486600 FLOSS Weekly
1425492000 Tech News Today
1425495600 Windows Weekly
1425502800 This Week in Google
1425513600 Tech News 2Night
1425515400 Android App Arena
1425520800 Ham Nation

Thursday, March 5

1425578400 Tech News Today
1425582000 Know How...
1425587400 Marketing Mavericks
1425592800 Home Theater Geeks
1425600000 Tech News 2Night
1425601800 The Giz Wiz

Friday, March 6

1425664800 Tech News Today
1425668400 This Week in Law
1425679200 Before You Buy
1425686400 Tech News 2Night
1425690000 Padre's Corner

Saturday, March 7

1425754800 The Tech Guy

Sunday, March 8

1425837600 The Tech Guy
1425852000 This Week in Tech

Monday, March 9

1425920400 Tech News Today
1425924000 Triangulation
1425929400 iPad Today
1425936600 Coding 101
1425942000 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, March 10

1426006800 Tech News Today
1426010400 MacBreak Weekly
1426019400 Security Now
1426028400 Tech News 2Night
1426032000 All About Android

Wednesday, March 11

1426087800 FLOSS Weekly
1426093200 Tech News Today
1426096800 Windows Weekly
1426104000 This Week in Google
1426114800 Tech News 2Night
1426116600 Android App Arena
1426122000 Ham Nation

Thursday, March 12

1426179600 Tech News Today
1426183200 Know How...
1426188600 Marketing Mavericks
1426194000 Home Theater Geeks
1426201200 Tech News 2Night
1426203000 The Giz Wiz

Friday, March 13

1426266000 Tech News Today

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Tech News 2Night

Google Wireless is coming.

Coding 101

We finish our Arduino clock.

Triangulation

Becky Worley is the tech contributor for ABC.

TWiT Live Specials

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9, Acer Liquid Jade Z, and more.

Tech News Today

Mobile World Congress coverage.

iPad Today

Cord cutting options and other TV apps.

This Week in Tech

Mobile World Congress preview, Apple Watch speculation, Title II, and more.

The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1166 March 1st, 2015

Samsung announces Galaxy S6.

TWiT Live Specials

The Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Samsung Pay launch.

The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1165 February 28th, 2015

Storing photos and files if an iPad is your only computer.

Know How... 89

Heartbleed, LastPass, and Make Windows Faster

April 17 2014

The Heartbleed exploit explained with jellybeans, tweak Windows 7 or 8 for extra speed, manage your passwords with LastPass, and a first look at the WRT 1900AC.

Heatbleed

What is the Hearbeat?
* The problem lies in the "Hearbeart"
- It's a way to keep a SECURE TLS session alive /// to keep it from "timing out"
- The Heartbeat is a payload of arbitrary data which is sent from one end of the connection to the other, and back again.
- If the heartbeat makes the round trip intact, then both sides of the connection know that the connection is still active and still secure.

What is the Exploit?
* The exploit is in the way that OpenSSL responds to the heartbeat.
- The SENDER of the "keep alive" packet gets to decide how much arbitrary data it sends.
-- The sender sends heartbeat of a certain size, then tells the receiver how much data must be sent back
*** Here's the rub... along with that data, the sender tells the receiver (running OpenSSL) how much data should be sent back... and OpenSSL doesn't check that number with the size of the incoming data.
-- Since the SENDER decides how big the arbitrary heatbeat data will be, and because OpenSSL trusts the sender as to how much data is in that heartbeat, the SENDER can sent a heartbeat that will return data that was NOT originally sent by the sender.
-- In other words, an attacker can make the compromised system send data that was intended to be secure and private.

How is the Exploit Used?
* To use the exploit, an attacker would first establish a SSL connection to a compromised system.
* The attacker would then send a heartbeat to the compromised system with a 1byte payload
* However, the attacker tells the compromised system that it must return 64k Bytes
* The compromised system sends back a 64k heartbeat response, giving the attacker 63,999 bytes of data that is SHOULDN'T have released.
* The attacker keeps doing the attack until they have the compromised systems certificates and any other information that is in memory.

What is the impact
* If the attacker is able to steal the credentials of the compromised system, they are able to do a number of things:
1. A MITM attack on people connecting to the site -- An attack in which EVERYTHING is in the clear
2. The ability to create "spoof sites" with the authentic certificate of the compromised site

Speed Up Windows

"Remote Assistance" is a service that runs in the background of Windows 7 & 8, allows a remote "helper" to log into your computer to fix problems while you watch. Most people will never never use the service, and it can actually be a security hole.

"System Restore" is a background service that keeps track of "save points" - Theoretically it will allow you to return to one of these "healthy" save points should something happen to your OS. It's a useful feature of Windows, but it CAN'T clear viruses and it can only return to save points that is has created... meaning that it almost never gets you back to a completely healthy image.

To Turn Off these Services
1. Right click the "Computer" icon on the desktop and choose "Properties"
2. To the left of you computer's stats, you'll see "Control Panel Home" along with four shielded options. Click "Remote Settings"
3. You'll see a field for "Allow Remote Assistance Connections to this computer"- uncheck that option and click "apply".
4. Click on the "Remote Assistance" tab and look for "Protection Settings" - Select the drive on which protection in enabled and click "Configure"
5. Select the radio button to "Turn off system protection" and apply the change.

LastPass Password Manager

- After the Heartbleed security breech and just everyday use of Multi-site logins, you should be using strong passwords and different passwords for every site.
- Lastpass keeps your passwords in a Vault and helps you generate new random passwords and works on all platforms
- Your passwords are encrypted, which is only stored on your machine. That means even LastPass doesn't know your password. It's called the "Trust No One" approach
- Don't believe me? Watch Leo and Steve Gibson go into detail not only about Heartbleed but Lastpass and Trucypt

Leo's introduction to LastPass on TWiT Live Specials

Security Now Episode: 450 & 451, Leo & Steve go into detail about Heartbleed & more.

Security Now Episode: 450

LastPass Security Page
LastPass FAQ
LastPass "Heartbleed" Blog Post

Install LastPass and Start saving Passwords
- Lastpass has extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and works for all platforms, Windows, OS X, Linux, and Mobile OS like iOS, Android Windows Phone and even Blackberry...

Audit and Update your Passwords
- Make sure not to save your passwords in the browser options, and start using LastPass
- Lastpass can scan your passwords and give you a rating and show you sites thave have duplicate passwords
- It'll even tell you if any of your Usernames have been used in a Security breach

How do you improve your score?
- Eliminate Duplicate Passwords
- Weak Passwords
- Don't store passwords in email, docs, pieces of paper, your hand...

Install on your Mobile Devices
- Login with your Lastpass password. Before a recent update you use to have to log into Lastpass and use their web browser through the app. But not anymore!
- Lastpass will help you log into apps without having to copy it from the Lastpass app.

Alternitives

1Password $34.99

KeePass (Free)

Linksys Router Madness!

WRT54G
* 2.4Ghz Only
* 10/100 LAN & WAN Ports
* Broadcom 125Mhz processor (updated to 216Mhz)
* 4MB Flash Storage // 16MB System Memory (Later Versions had 2MB / 8MB)
* No external storage options

Linksys WRT1900AC
* 2.4 & 5 Ghz SIMULTANEOUSLY
* 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
* Beamforming Tech
* 4 Gigabit LAN Ports
* 1 Gigabit WAN Port
* Dual Core 1.2Ghz CPU
* 128MB Flash Storage // 256MB DDR3 System Memory
* USB 3.0 & eSATA connectors // Support of FAT/NTFS/HFS

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