Workable Tech (audio)





  • Episode 12: No More Secrets

    29/03/2018 Duração: 47min

    This week, we tackle the Facebook data issue, discussing Cambridge Analytica and cell phone call and SMS data scraping. We also show you how to download all your Facebook data. The FCC wants to block Chinese devices because of back doors, and the feds want to add a back door to your cell phone. Oh, and stickers. Story 1: Facebook Pinky-swears that Your Data Is Safe Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Need to Know as Fallout Widens (NY Times) Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know (CNET) What Did Cambridge Analytica Do During The 2016 Election? (NPR) Mark Zuckerberg Talks to Wired About Facebook's Privacy Problem (Wired) Mark Zuckerberg's mea culpa on Facebook Cambridge Analytica and Our Lives Inside the Surveillance Machine (The New Yorker) The shady data-gathering tactics used by Cambridge Analytica were an open secret to online marketers. I know, because I was one (The Verge) Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones (Ars Technica) Fa

  • Episode 11: Your Mem Crashed Into My Cisco

    10/03/2018 Duração: 42min

    This week, the failure to observe best practices rears its ugly head in a Memcrashed DDoS attack and a Cisco vulnerability. We also discuss the Twitter blue check, Android P, exporting Chrome passwords, and WordPress market share. Story 1: Memcrashed in the Wild Code for massive 'Memcrashed' DDoS attack made public (CyberScoop) Memcached (Wikipedia) The Cyberwire Podcast Story 2: WordPress Runs the World Usage of content management systems for websites (W3Techs) 30% of all sites now run on WordPress (The Next Web) WordPress now powers 30% of websites (VentureBeat) Story 3: Cisco Made a Boo-Boo Hard-Coded Password in Cisco Software Lets Attackers Take Over Linux Servers (The Hacker News) Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning Hard-Coded Password Vulnerability (Cisco) Story 4: Blue Check Please Twitter plans to expand its 'verified' service to anyone (CNET) Story 5: Those Nutty Android Folks How to Get Android P on Your Phone Right Now (Lifehacker) Story 6: Get Your Passwords Out of Chrome Google is making

  • Episode 10: The Black Mirror of Amazon

    03/03/2018 Duração: 51min

    Recorded Wednesday, February 28, 2018 This week, we discuss the new Samsung Galaxy 9, rumors about the next iPhone, Google taking on Slack, Amazon buying Ring, and our first podcast recommendation. See, no cryptocurrency or Spectre/Meltdown this week. Women of NASA Lego Set Story 1: Cell Phone Wars, Episode XI? Samsung's Galaxy S9 Packs an Upgraded Camera in a Familiar Body (The Verge) Report: Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018—and they’re all like the iPhone X (Ars Technica) Story 2: Slack’s New Competitor Google's Slack alternative is available starting today (Engadget) Google Hangouts Chat Slack Story 3: Amazon Buys Ring Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring (TechCrunch) Electric Dreams on Amazon Video - The episode we talk about is Autofac. Story 4: Podcast (and TV) Recommendation: Lore The World of Lore Amazon renews podcast-inspired 'Lore' series for a second season (Engadget) Episode 79: Locked Away (Winchester Mystery House) Lore on Amazon Video - Episode 1 discusses making sure the

  • Episode 9: You Say It’s Your Birthday

    22/02/2018 Duração: 50min

    Recorded Sunday, February 18, 2018 This week we celebrate Kerry's birthday by discussing Spectre and Meltdown, the Chrome ad blocker, the possible future of cryptomining, and the GPU shortage. And we wonder who's watching us in California... Women of NASA Lego Set Picture of Margaret Hamilton on which the Lego minifigure is based Story 1: Another Day, Another Spectre/Meltdown Exploit New Security Exploit Found for Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability (ITPro Today) Meltdown-Spectre: Now the class action suits against Intel are starting to mount up (ZDNet) Story 2: Chrome Says Goodbye to Annoying Ads Good news: Chrome debuts automatic blocking of annoying ads (Ars Technica) Story 3: Now That You're Blocking Ads, Sites Want to Borrow Your CPU Cycles Salon website asks readers to mine cryptocurrency (The Telegraph) Story 4: Are Cryptominers Ruining Computing for Everyone? How cryptocurrency mining is hurting astronomers (The Verge) Cryptocurrency boom, a problem for gamers, is a bonanza for GPU makers (Ars Tec

  • Episode 8: And Puppies!

    16/02/2018 Duração: 45min

    Recorded Sunday, February 11, 2018 Exploits, exploits everywhere. This week we discuss exploits of the Cisco vulnerability, Spectre, and Meltdown, as well as a bug in WordPress and the coming release of Office 2019. Also, Kerry demos the new Amazon WordPress plugin that creates audio versions of blog posts. Story 1: You Can't Say We Didn't Warn You The bad guys are starting to hammer feverishly at the Cisco device and Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. That mega-vulnerability Cisco dropped is now under exploit: Bug with maximum severity rating is generating plenty of interest among hackers (Ars Technica) Meltdown & Spectre Emerge (Security Now!) Story 2: WordPress Auto-Update Broken WordPress 4.9.3 broke auto-update, so you need to manually update to 4.9.4 to fix it. WordPress Update Breaks Future Auto-Updates. Manually Update Now! (Wordfence Blog) Story 3: Office 2019 Release Details Office 2019 is coming... for most of us. Office 2019 Releasing Later this Year Only for Windows 10 Users (AskVG) Story 4:

  • Episode 7+: Like Episode 7, Except Bigger

    07/02/2018 Duração: 27min

    Recorded Saturday, February 4, 2018 (and Thursday, February 1, 2018) Seems like the bad Spectre/Meltdown news will never end. We also talk about issues with CISCO devices, YouTube, and some models of the iPhone 7. And we wrap things up with a discussion of the new YouTube live TV app for the Apple TV. Story 1: More Spectre/Meltdown News - Can’t they just get it right? Microsoft's new Windows 10 Spectre patch disables Intel's 'fix' because it's rebooting computers Story 2: Some iPhone 7 Models Say You Can't Connect When You Can Apple offers free repairs for iPhone glitch Story 3: Critical VPN Bug in CISCO Devices Cisco: This VPN bug has a 10 out of 10 severity rating, so patch it now Story 4: Is YouTube Stealing Your CPU Cycles? Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners Story 5: YouTube Live TV Now on Apple TV YouTube’s live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices

  • Episode 6: Sorry About the Echo

    24/01/2018 Duração: 27min

    Recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2018 This week we share more bad Spectre/Meltdown news, we talk about Apple's contribution to the Malala Fund, we try to figure out why Facebook is creating units of time, and we ramble about other tech stuff. Story 1: More Bad Spectre/Meltdown News Dell Advising All Customers To Not Install Spectre BIOS Updates Intel halts some chip patches as the fixes cause problems InSpectre by Gibson Research - “Easily examine and understand any Windows system's hardware and software capability to prevent Meltdown and Spectre attacks.” Story 2: Apple Helping Malala Educate More Girls Apple partners with Malala to support education for girls About Malala on Wikipedia Malala Fund Malala Yousafzai at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Sunday September 3, 2017 Leadercast Story 3: Facebook Invents a New Unit of Time Facebook Invented a New Unit of Time OculusVR/Flicks, A unit of time defined in C++ Rambles HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker Alexa and Cortana still don

  • Episode 5: Snow Day

    17/01/2018 Duração: 27min

    Recorded Tuesday, January 16, 2018 This week we discuss changes to the Facebook news feed algorithm, missile alerts, audio-based hard drive attacks, and why you should put tape over your computer's webcam. Story 1: Facebook Changes News Feed Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed Facebook’s startling new ambition is to shrink RIP, Facebook News Feed for Publishers Story 2: Hawaii Missile Alert The Hawaii Missile Alert Was the Software Developer's Fault Story 3: Audio HD Attack Playing low frequency noise to disrupt hard-drives: denial of service for CCTVs, data-centers, and other computing environments Story 4: Fruitfly Indictment Ohio Man Charged With Putting Spyware On Thousands of Computers

  • Episode 4: Roll Tad

    09/01/2018 Duração: 36min

    Recorded Monday, January 8, 2018 This week we discuss the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities, show how to tell if your iPhone has been slowed down, and review the new Google Pixel Buds. Story 1: Spectre & Meltdown Spectre and Meltdown are vulnerabilities that affect CPUs in all modern devices (except Apple Watch). While there are no know exploits, be sure to patch, patch, patch... because there eventually will be. Steve Gibson discusses Spectre & Meltdown on The New Screen Savers (start at 11:08) How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets (includes Android information) Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws: How to protect your Mac and iOS devices How to Protect Against the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Story 2: Apple iPhone Battery Replacement After getting slammed for slowing down older iPhones, Apple announced a big discount on iPhone battery replacement for phones back through the iPhone 6. If you're eligible, take advantage of the deal. You can check your iPhone to see if

  • Episode 3 – New Year, New Tech

    03/01/2018 Duração: 30min

    Recorded Monday, January 1, 2018 2018 Predictions IoT and other data will combine with the blockchain. Fortune: 4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018 Apple will begin to phase out the Mac. PCMag: Apple Is Ready to Ditch the Mac Three-factor authentication will become standard. 2017 Review Lightning Round Favorite Tech Gadget Jackie: Google Pixel Kerry: Apple Watch Series 3 Favorite App or Service Jackie: WordPress Kerry: Canva Biggest News Story Jackie: Google Pixel Buds released Kerry: Tech companies getting called out for bad behavior Favorite Movie Jackie: War for the Planet of the Apes (that’s what he meant) Kerry: Wonder Woman Favorite Show Jackie: Vikings Kerry: The Crown Good Memory from 2017 Jackie: Starting to work with Kerry; First episode of Workable Tech Kerry: Creating new websites; Seeing the Avett Brothers in Birmingham, AL

  • Episode 2: Websites for Your Biscuits

    27/12/2017 Duração: 42min

    Recorded December 23, 2017 Story 1: Apple Kneecaps Older iPhones Was it really necessary for Apple to slow down old iPhones? Apple's iPhone slowdown sparks multiple lawsuits Story 2: Android Malware Could Blow Up Your Battery Jack of all trades Story 3: Catch a Thief with Snowden's New App Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop Edward Snowden's Haven app uses your phone to detect intruders Citizenfour (Excellent Edward Snowden documentary) Story 4: Microsoft (and Bill Gates) Aren’t All That Bad Boy gives up his Xbox One present to help the homeless; Microsoft surprises him with new console and gifts

  • Episode 1: My Reality Is Just Different Than Yours

    19/12/2017 Duração: 46min

    Recorded Sunday, December 17, 2007 Story 1: Firefox Plugin Freaks Out Users Mozilla faces blowback after slipping Mr Robot plugin into Firefox Story 2: Bitcoin Goes Up. Water Is Wet. Bitcoin Hits $20,000 Per Coin, Capping Year of Enormous Growth If you don't understand blockchain, maybe these cats can explain it to you SciShow: How Cryptocurrencies Work (this is the video that explains the blockchain as a poker game) Story 3: WordCamp US and the Live Debut of Gutenberg WordCamp US 2017 Presentation Videos Live Gutenberg Demo Story 4: Everybody Wants to Rule the Net 11 lies you may have heard ab