Cyber Frontiers

Highlights from DEFCON 26 – CF047

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim get together to talk about the highlights from DEFCON 26. We dive deep into how voicemails and SMS-unlocks are being used to bypass two-factor authentication on common technology platforms — and how simple attack surfaces are exploited to turn the old tech of voicemails into eye-candy for attackers. We also review the hardware and application based mechanisms used to avoid some of these commonly exploited vectors.
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Home Gadget Geeks

NuWave Brio Air Fryer, Podcast Listening Platforms, Instagram Reaches 1B and Sleepless Nights – HGG360

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Dave Jackson / @learntopodcast for show #360 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Dave Jackson / @learntopodcast for show #360 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, NCAA College World Series, CWS, Omaha, Grill, BBQ, D-Link, Security Cam, APC, Battery Backup Podcaster Themed this week! Conversation Chris Townsend 17 hrs Got a new air fryer. HGG played a big part in the decision making process. A few weeks ago we featured an Airfryer when we had Maika on the program. Chris Townsend — GoWISE USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL + 50 Recipes for your Air Fryer Book (Black) My wife found it and we made a brand decision off of price point (an Amazon gift card made it even cheaper). HGG was helpful for showcasing the benefits of the large size and highlighting good things to cook. We made pizzas in it last night, chicken tenders, vegetables, its in daily use since we bought it. Side note: ;ie=UTF8&qid=1509942303&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=logweilos-20&linkId=c9661baea5ca7c7d07f41f857eccba6b sets off the smoke detector if you don’t clean it, oh, and it’s impossible to clean. I replaced it with ;linkCode=sl1&tag=logweilos-20&linkId=849adba25d5ea1ee099055a57396d55e&th=1 ———————————————————————— Jon Biggs 20 hrs Spending a fantastic Father’s day in Seattle at the Living Computer Museum ————————————————————————- Kevin Schoonover shared a link. 18 hrs Great screen for backyard movies : ————————————————————————– News What is the current state of Podcast listening platforms? Android – Just announced a new app (Dave,we can chat about this) Different Android Platforms (I use Overcast) – iPhone – Apple Podcasts How else are people listening and why? ——————————————————— Would you pay to play? – Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access to groups.  Facebook will now allow group leaders to start charging $ to $ a month for membership in certain groups.  It’s testing this out with parenting and cooking groups first “For now, the feature is still an experiment on mobile and Facebook won’t be getting a cut of the subscription fees. As part of standard App Store and Play Store policies, Apple and Google will be taking a percentage of user subscriptions fees via iOS and Android, however. Still, this is just the beginning for Facebook’s efforts to monetize groups, which, unlike the News Feed, does not rely on advertising.” ———————————————————————- Instagram reaches 1 billion users this week. “It’s unclear where most of these new users came from. Last year, most of the growth was attributed to the launch of Stories. Over the past year, the company’s expanded in-app creation tools by letting users add GIFs, emoji sliders, and polls to their stories. Meanwhile, Snapchat is still trying to grow its user base. It most recently averaged 191 million daily active users. Instagram also announced its new IGTV standalone app today that’ll feature long-form, vertical videos, in an attempt to compete against not only Snapchat Discover but also YouTube.” “According to multiple reports, Instagram is launching a new video venture later today: a new hub for longer-form content that’s designed to compete with videos from YouTube creators. TechCrunch reports that the hub will be named “IGTV” and will be part of the Instagram app’s Explore tab. The videos will be vertically orientated, full-screen, up to 4K resolution, and as long as 60 minutes (instead of the current limit of 60 seconds).” Reviews Jim – Had to purchase a new network switch this weekend.  24 Port Switch that is not sexy and just works. Replaced 2 ZyXel 8 Port Switches that were maxed out.  Unmanaged and Green. Like it. TP-Link TL-SG1024D from Office Depot / Office Max.  $89 – Product Updates I gotta get me some of these!  Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music $250 at major retailers – totally in ear, does NOT play music from your phone. 10 natural sounds at launch, not noise cancelling.  grams and made to feel weightless in your ears. Will work with side sleepers as well. 16 hours of battery life. “You can adjust the volume level for each sound so that it can fully mask whatever noise is sabotaging your sleep. Bose told me that it mastered each audio track to specifically hide the audio frequencies of snoring, traffic, and so on.” Watch for reviews in the coming weeks! Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Home Gadget Geeks

Google vs Amazon Media Battle and are Fortnite and PUBG the New World of Gaming?- HGG347

Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Stephen Hawking, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Crypto Currency, Bitcoin, Gaming, Fortnite, PUBG News The death of Stephen Hawking The Google and Amazon battle. Google continues to not publish a YouTube app on the amazon platform. The New way to sell video games – a free “beta” – Fortnite and PUBG may have found a more successful way to sell video games. If you haven’t seen it yet, John Oliver’s explanation of Bitcoin is spot on, and super funny.  YouTube now has Dark mode, and its great.    What am I working on? Jim – Back from the Microsoft MVP Summit.  Great Stuff. Now switching from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 pro will always be free Skype – making changes away from all the social squiggles Jim – Sarah said to me this week, “The next house we are getting will have a Nest in it, right?”  I about fell down. Mike – Preparing to cut cable and switch to YouTube TV.   Catch the post-show for the Crypto conversation.  Lots of talk about Burst.  If you are starting on Burst and need a faucet or coins to get your started, I have provided a solid faucet.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Home Gadget Geeks

Olympic Drones, Pizza Robots, Google and Facebook are Listening and SpaceX Rocket Concerts – HGG345

Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are here for show #345 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech are here for show #345 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Winter Olympics, Pizza, Drones, Robots, Google, Facebook, SpaceX, Rocket Concerts News: Which will come first?  The Pizza or your eggs?  High-tech drones steal the show at the Winter Olympics – Facebook “Protect” Option installs a VPN on your phone… but of course Facebook now sees all of your phone traffic. It installs the facebook owned Onavo Protect VPN app. Google Ad Blocker – chrome will now block “intrusive ads” by default.   Feature Space X Falcon Heavy Launch and what it means for Space in the Future What am I working on? Jim – Finishing up adding all 12 x 8TB drives to the burst box. Not all USB 3 ports are created equal.  My core i7 box couldn’t handle the load.  The AMD box did.  Using 2 USB3 x 10 powered hubs The Seagate USB drives I purchased will get hot if not give enough space. Purchase special plugs to make it all work. $50 rack from Home Depot to organize Jim – Update for Nvidia Shield last week Catch the post-show for the Crypto conversation.  Lots of talk about Burst.  If you are starting on Burst and need a faucet or coins to get your started, I have provided a solid faucet.   Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Home Gadget Geeks

Chris Nesi from House of EdTech talks Successful Education Collaboration – HGG272

Listen Mobile: Chris Nesi from   joins Jim Collison  and and Mike Wieger from for show #272 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: or if you are in Canada, use WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Chris Nesi @mrnesi (the education podcast network – ) Podcast is House of Edtech     Go Crickets Podcast – Coaching Teachers on effective technology integration Connecting with other professionals via Twitter Presenting @ Conferences Bringing EdTech home DIY Mindset   Google Rocks! Gmail since beta Drive = Life Organization   IFTTT automation Podcast Consumption – Professional and Personal Growth Gadgets I Can’t Live W/O iPad Laptop Photoshop! Compound Mitre Saw 🙂 Table Saw Mike – Hero Pro 4 Session Tag Fantasy Football league –   Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit Catch all the subscription links at Facebook Group: Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Know It Guydes

Cloud Storage Know IT Guyde

With all the cloud and private cloud offerings that have come out recently, I thought it would be helpful to lay them out in some kind of matrix that I could update as things ; Below is what I have seen to ; If you know of one that I have missed to needs to be updated, please email and I will post the update. Updated March 12, 2016 Here are the costs of storing it in the cloud (Using a shared Excel Web App not doubt!) Click here to open: A couple of services that help you connect all your cloud services together: In Beta – (awaiting an invite)   Cloud Storage   Amazon – 5GB Free Site URL       Box – 10GB Free Site URL       Cubby – 5GB Free referred by Kevin Schoonover Site URL           Dropbox – 2GB Free Site URL         Google Drive – 15 GB Free Site URL         Media Fire – 10GB Free Site URL         MiMedia – 10 GB Free Site URL           OneDrive – 15GB Free Site URL         SpiderOak – 2 GB Free  referred by Daniel Rector Site URL         SugarSync – No longer offer Fee Storage Site URL         Pogoplug – 5GB Free Site URL #newuser         Private Clouds     Tappin – 30 day Free Trial referred by Jim Barton Site URL         Also see:   – Christian Johnson   Will also Backup Home Computers Site URL     Site URL     Site URL     . Site URL         No Longer In Service     Ubuntu One   referred from David Sullivan Site URL – No longer in service     MegaCloud     Site URL – No longer in Service        Copy     Site URL       Wuala     Site URL       Here is what is still coming… Private Cloud Cloud Storage from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector ; from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector by Jim Barton by Landon Story       Saved for future services: Site URL   Desktop App   Mobile Apps   Where do your files reside   Can I share files   Max File Size   Referral Program   PC Restore Options   Helpful Links:   Comments:  
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Ask the Podcast Coach

Ask the Podcast Coach for July 12, 2014

This week on AtPC: We talk how Google is shutting down the social network Orkit, an overview of the Social help tool from , Stitcher and Spreaker news, Android Audio, HipChat, some discussion around YouTube End Cards, Dave’s talk at Podcast Movement, some podcast best practices, Audioboo’s support is great on Twitter (@audioboo) and is there an age limit to podcasting?  All this and more on this ;  You can find the entire post of show notes and both audio and video at: ;   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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