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Amber Gott from LastPass with New Features, Password Security and Multifactor Options to Keep You Secure – HGG200

Amber Gott (@lastpass), Online Community Manager for LastPass () joins Jim () and Christian Johnson for show #200 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. 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 or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Listen Mobile:     Find LastPass at 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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LastPass Tips in 3 Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT002

Amber Gott from LastPass at is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  She covers some tips on password security.  First, get started with a password manager.  Second you should have a unique password for every single site you log into.  Third, use two factor or multi-factor authentication whenever possible Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Listen Mobile:     Quick Tips Get started with a password manager like Second you should have a unique password for every single site you log into. Third, use two factor or multi-factor authentication whenever possible Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: 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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LastPass with Amber Gott, OpenDNS, Powerocks Powercube 9000mAh Battery – HT155

Amber Gott (@lastpass), Online Community Manager for Last Pass () and Rich O’Neil (@dvn7) joins Jim (@jcollison) and for show #155 of Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Listen Mobile: LastPass – The last password you have to remember! Dealing with Subdomains and Autologin As a user of LastPass, I often set up my sites to autologin – automatically fill in the credentials and submit them. But I sometimes run into situations where autologin won’t work. As an example, my school/workplace requires that I use two sets of credentials on the same web domain. This fact ‘confuses’ the autologin feature at times. Sorry, I can’t be more technical than that. The problem at work  has been mostly remedied with the implementation of the SSO portal (single sign-on) which gives me access to sites that use one set of credentials. Most of the sites, anyway, so that’s good. Out of habit, though, I’ll sometimes forget and try to login to a site from outside the portal. And that’s where I can run into problems, and by problems, I mean autologin doesn’t happen. Yes, I can click the LP icon in the corner of the textbox and select the correct site from there, and so this is really only a minor annoyance. That said, I finally wised up and googled the problem and that’s when I learned about URL rules. URL rules let you specify sites by their specific addresses/paths. Sites which of course match a site in your LP vault. When you do this, LP will ignore all other addresses even similar ones within the same domain. This has fixed the problem for me. I also noted that URL rules lets you set a specific port for the site. 8080, or whatever custom port is required. Nice thinking! To set a URL rule in LastPass, goto your LastPass Account > Settings > Edit Settings tab > find and click on URL rules all the way to the right at the top. I added my addresses to the Domain text field. It did not seem to matter that I put nothing in the Path text field. At least it didn’t for me. Once I hit Add, the address was parsed/split up between Domain and Path as LP saw fit. And it worked. That’s the bottom line. ;id=3676 URL rules – set ‘em up: If you have multiple logins for a particular domain, LastPass fills in the closest URL match by default but will show all sites from that domain in its matching list. This behavior can be changed to only show sites that match particular hosts/paths “By default, LastPass stores a URL Rule for some sites for your convenience. Sites are added and updated as we discover them.” URL Rules Question: can I set the URL rule for sites as I create/save them? Amber said this was something they might consider LastPass Sentry LastPass Sentry is an extra security service that LastPass performs for its customers. They pull a list maintained by  of publicly leaked usernames and passwords and check their customers’ email addresses (the one associated with their LastPass account) against it. If there’s a match, LastPass notifies the customer making them aware of the security breach and letting them know they should change their password immediately. They’ll also advise that the customer checks their other sites for duplicate use of the email address + password and change those as well. In the words of LastPass themselves: How It Works 1. Sentry performs daily checks, with the latest updates to the PwnedList database, to see if LastPass account email addresses are on the list. 2. If a match is found, an email notification is sent to the LastPass user, notifying them of the domain that was breached and the potential risk. 3. Users can then run the LastPass Security Challenge to verify if the password for the breached site is used elsewhere. 4. We then recommend updating the password for the affected account, and any other accounts using that password, using LastPass to generate a new, strong password. Cyber Frontiers Amazon Links Please use http://theAverageGuy,tv/amazon and no longer use   That second link violates the team and conditions on Amazon. By the way, I dropped a TAG Amazon link into my wife’s computer’s Chrome Browser Bookmark Bar and told her NEVER to just type in , to ALWAYs use the bookmark link.  So I am trying to help that way!!  – John Greenaway John has an idea for a shared product for the Tech Scholarship fund!   New Ask the Podcast Coach, Saturday’s at 9:30C – Home Security – Site suspended for billing reasons   Powerocks Magic Cube Battery for Smartphones – or Western Digital WD SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM   Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! 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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wireless Storage, Dealing with CryptoLocker, Malwarebytes, Crashplan, Lastpass, Abobe Breach of Password Hints, Mover.io – HT143

Jim (@jcollison) has guests Christian Johnson (@TheWizBM), Renny Phipps(@rennyphipps) and Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) for Home Tech 143. During the show we did a review of the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500 GB USB External Hard Drive STBF500101 Black by Seagate (), a discussion of CryptoLocker, Malwarebytes, Crashplan, LastPass and the Adobe breach of password hints and moving your cloud storage without hurting your bandwidth caps with Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Video Review of the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage] Review: On Amazon: Christian’s Corner] Good overview of CryptoLocker virus from Bleeping computer  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro 2013 by Malwarebytes Corporation  Link: Worry Free cloud backup:  Some Back Up Methods from the Roundtable] LastPass Version 3] Adobe breach – Moving your files on the Cloud] Updates and Announcements] Black Friday Deals:  The Average Guy on :   Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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WHS, Small Business Considerations, Blue Microphones Yeti, Audio Technica ATR-2100, Chrome Remote Desktop – HT101

Jim (@jcollison) and Christian (@theWizBM) are joined this week by Gordon Schmidt (@GWadeTech) and John Zajdler (@Dieharder) for show 101! New Show Twitter Hash Tag for the show each week. Use “#TAG101” when referencing the show.  Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen for the outtake right up front!  It’s ONLY in the Audio version. Listen Mobile:   It’s the first show of 2013!  Another full year of podcasting from the Average Guy Podcast Network! CES LIVE COVERAGE Star Trek Reference: Watch the Youtube Video above to see the iPod / WHS build that John Z talks about. Gordon’s Site:  Lastpass site: WHS2011 at Amazon:  Magic Jack: Starting your own small business:  Google AdSense:    PC Support Tools Mentioned: LogMeIn: Hard Drive Dock:  TeamViewer: Portable Apps:  :  Hijack this: Malwarebytes:  Belarc:  The Average Guy’s Cloud Storage Know It Guyde Hiren’s Boot CD:    What Jim Purchased: The Mic: The Sound Board: Shock Mount for the Mic: Old Equipment: Yeti Blue USB Microphone:  Blue Microphones Radius Microphone Shock Mount:  RODE PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm (Black):    The Average Guy Facebook Page The Average Guy Facebook Group If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: / Bios Mods Site: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: 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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The Disaster that is Windows 8? iPad Mini, LastPass Giveaway, Pogoplug Giveaway – HT097

Jim and Christian are joined this week by Gordon Schmidt (#8217;s Knee Jerk Reaction) and special guest Ces White () for show 97 Lots of connectivity and sound issues this week.  Apologies for the sound quality for most of the podcast. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: LastPass Giveaway Winners: Antonio Facciponti Rob Berg New Pogoplug Giveaway Starts today.  Cloud Storage Know It Guyde – Updated: Jim at the KC Microsoft Store on Saturday #!/events/233372026794040/ #!/events/434644559929768/ If you are new to podcasts and are looking for a way to easily listen each week, you might want to consider using Stitcher. Available for both Android and iPhone platforms, it a great way to listen to podcasts both at home and on the road. Of course, this show and all the past shows are on Stiticher. – Search Home Tech. It’s educations for your ears! Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: 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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Lost in Tech; Surface, One-Time Passwords, Remote Access Solutions, and a LastPass Giveaway – HT096

Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Nathaniel Lindley and this week Greg Welch for Show 96 of The Home Tech Podcast. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: The guys start off the show talking about LastPass, who have released a version of the application for Windows 8, with Nathaniel telling us how one-time passwords work with LastPass, which is a handy feature for family members to access your online credentials should you die.  The guys go on to talk a little about removing your online presence from social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Nathaniel and Greg talk about their experiences with their Surface RT devices, and their thoughts on the usefulness of device in the long term, or if they would wait for the Surface Pro devices to hit the market in 2013. Greg talks about the update to SkyDrive, the main feature being Selective Sync, meaning you no longer need to sync all folders from within your SkyDrive folder to the online service. The guys talk about the TeamViewer application for Windows 8, which brings a new experience to the TeamViewer experience.  Greg talks about the TeamViewer Host service that you can run on a server product such as Windows Home Server (look under additional downloads). Nathaniel talks about from LogMeIn, which is another remote access solution which is used in the school where he works.  has clients for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and MacOS, Greg gives the guys some serious hardware envy, telling us about his new ASUS PA248Q IPS Monitors and HP LaserJet Pro 200 MFP, before Jim talks about the Win+X Editor, which lets you edit the menu that comes up when you press the Windows Key and X within Windows 8. The guys close out the show with Andrew telling us about the Australian version of Cyber Monday, being Click Frenzy, which is an online store aggregator that will be open for business from November 24th at 7pm for 24 hours! If you are new to podcasts and are looking for a way to easily listen each week, you might want to consider using Stitcher. Available for both Android and iPhone platforms, it a great way to listen to podcasts both at home and on the road. Of course, this show and all the past shows are on Stiticher. – Search Home Tech. It’s educations for your ears! Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: 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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