Schedule

Schedule

Sunday, December 21

1419188400 The Tech Guy
1419202800 This Week in Tech

Monday, December 22

1419271200 Tech News Today
1419274800 Triangulation
1419280200 iPad Today
1419292800 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, December 23

1419357600 Tech News Today
1419361200 MacBreak Weekly
1419368400 Security Now
1419375600 Before You Buy
1419379200 Tech News 2Night
1419382800 All About Android
1419391800 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, December 24

1419444000 Tech News Today
1419447600 Windows Weekly
1419454800 This Week in Google
1419465600 Tech News 2Night

Thursday, December 25

1419530400 Tech News Today
1419534000 Know How...
1419537600 Marketing Mavericks
1419543000 Coding 101
1419546600 Home Theater Geeks
1419553800 The Giz Wiz

Friday, December 26

1419616800 Tech News Today
1419638400 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, December 27

1419706800 The Tech Guy

Sunday, December 28

1419793200 The Tech Guy
1419807600 This Week in Tech

Monday, December 29

1419876000 Tech News Today
1419879600 Triangulation
1419885000 iPad Today
1419897600 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, December 30

1419962400 Tech News Today
1419966000 MacBreak Weekly
1419973200 Security Now
1419980400 Before You Buy
1419984000 Tech News 2Night
1419987600 All About Android
1419996600 Padre's Corner

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The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1145 December 20th, 2014

Is North Korea responsible for the Sony hack?

Tech News 2Night

BBC says Apple mistreats factory workers.

This Week in Law

Photojournalist claims a blog infringes his copyright of the monkey selfie.

Tech News Today

The BBC has aired a new documentary slamming Apple

This Week in Computer Hardware

AMD Omega Driver, mechanical keys, and Broadwell NUC pics.

The Giz Wiz
Episode #1498: Inflate My Ego December 18th, 2014

TalkBand, disco lights, inflatable chair, and more!

Home Theater Geeks

Multichannel audio, speaker placement, and multiple subwoofers.

Tech News 2Night

A Security Flaw in Millions of Routers

Coding 101

Polishing up the holiday pricer.

Know How...

In case you didn't know this is Episode 123

Security Now 10

Wireless Access Points

October 20 2005
In this episode we discuss security concerns with wireless access points.

First, we revisit last week's podcast on rootkits. After doing the show we tested RootkitRevealer on a number of machines and discovered numerous false positives. For example, Norton's Protected Trashcan uses rootkit technology to hide files from other programs. Kaspersky Anti-Virus also shows up as a rootkit. Neither are security risks.

Now on to wireless access points. Leo used NetStumber to look at unprotected systems in his small town. Two-thirds were open, whether intentionally or not. If you're a home user turn on WPA encryption to protect yourself from snoops and block attempts to hack your system.

If you're using an open access point at a coffee shop, hotel, airport, and so on, you are at risk. If you're using SSL for email, or logging into a secure server (like your bank or Amazon.com's store) you're data, including the form, is protected. Otherwise, your data is visible. Anyone using a packet sniffer like Ethereal can see your data. Protect yourself by using your corporate VPN to encrypt your session, or subscribe to a VPN service like Anonymizer, HotspotVPN.com, or PublicVPN.com. An SSL-based service will pose fewer configuration and firewall issues than a VPN using IPSEC or PPTP.