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Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

Hi folks,

I was tweeted this, and this is interesting. I’m not completely sure what this will mean for the disabled community, but I do hope that the accessibility features continue. But for now, I’m going to publish this, and we’ll see what happens.

“You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts…”

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Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music

Hi folks,

The radio connection live group has notified me about this, and Herbie posted the article below, and I thought I’d post this along.

Sirius XM agreed to buy Pandora Media in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, including debt, as the two sides face increasing competition from Spotify and Apple Music.

Source: Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music

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Good news, what have we found now?

I’ve found two articles with some good news impacts within my RSS feed that I’d like to let people know about. Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes is the first, and Latvian hacker sentenced to 33 months in prison for scareware scheme is the second. This is all great news, as it shows that the law is starting to work on our side and we are going to try our best to detur criminals away from the hacking scene and to do some good I hope. I know its a slow process, and only time will tell what will happen. Great job!

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Apple event from September 12th

OK, so I was looking for a post on applevis, and I found it finally. Rounding Up the “Gather Round” Keynote is its title, and it’ll give you all the details. I don’t have time at the moment to read it, but I plan on it. I hope each and everyone of you have a great day. I’ll be back later with some articles, and commentary if something comes across my desk.

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Card skimming suspects caught

Hi all,

Researchers implicate online card-skimming group in British Airways hack is the article for this time, and this is always great news to see. Keep up the great work! Lets catch these people and see what charges we can press against them as a deturant.e

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How to combat the long lives of zero-day vulnerabilities

I just read this article today called How to combat the long lives of zero-day vulnerabilities and I didn’t know vulnerabilities can last 6 to 9 years if not patched. This is something I’ve never known before and I didn’t think it was this bad. This was definitely something I thought we should pass along.

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September patch Tuesday from Trend Micro

As promised, Trend Micro has released their article dealing with the patch Tuesday. I’ve also rebooted and it wanted to update and restart. September Patch Tuesday: Windows Fixes ALPC Elevation of Privilege, Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities is the name of the article. Just passing this along. Enjoy!

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Its time for patch tuesday once again

Patch Tuesday is here and Brian has this blog post covering the details. I know Trend Micro will probably submit something, and I’ll post something when they do. I believe its going to be over 60 patches if I remember correctly? Flash is no better, and can 2020 come soon enough?

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Have we done enough about foreign problems?

I have two articles I’ve read as of late. Both come from Cyberscoop. ‘We simply haven’t done enough’: Facebook and Twitter execs testify on foreign influence campaigns and NSA official: Foreign hackers have ‘pummeled’ U.S. by stealing IP are the two articles. Both have their opinions, and both read well in the fact that this is a difficult problem. Part of that is attribution, and the other is once we know who it is, there is no way to prosecute the purps, or if there is, its going to be a long process. I’m going to post these two as part of this post, and I’m curious if there is a solution to this? Lets discuss.

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A group looking to evolve, whats next?

According to Cyberscoop, they are reporting that a well known group is looking to continue unebated. Analysts expect Lazarus Group to evolve, clean up opsec is the name of the article, and you can comment on this on your own time. There’s no way I can keep up with each and every article, but this group interests me, because they always come out with new things. Check out this article and let me know what you think.

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Should we be tired of sorry?

eeShould be sorry with sorry? Why you should be fed up with the cycle of FUD talks about how there are issues keeping the government as safe as possible because each office has their own budget dealing with threats. They use the same software we do, but yet, they have more targeted threats that we may not necessarily have. This was a great article to read, and I’m curious on thoughts. This is because we don’t really know the issues the government face, but it is more of a problem than we do. Thoughts?

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A Closer Look at the Locky Poser, PyLocky Ransomware

To keep this blog moving, I want to talk about this article entitled: A Closer Look at the Locky Poser, PyLocky Ransomware and this article is quite interesting. Not only is this piece of ransomware going after some files we might have seen, but this particular article has gotten my interest because there are tons of file extensions I’ve not even seen in this list and a lot in which I’ve not even heard of. This is absolutely crazy!

Some of them are of concern, especially our audio files such as mp3, m3u, m4a, and other associated movie and video files. This practically makes a computer useless to get anything done unless you pay these folks. In the disability community, I don’t remember ever having an issue that takes a computer out except for the issues we discussed way back in 2006 on our third podcast.

I don’t think they will go after the biggest executable file ever, the exe extension. The reason for this is simple, they want a working computer so they can extort you for the rest. Thats what ransomware is.

Do you have thoughts? Lets hear about them.

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What is happening with all the accusations of hacking and no action?

I’ve been reading numerous articles that have accused various countries of hacking. The problem I see is a big problem. That is this. If you have proof that a country is hacking, whatever it may be, why don’t we work to get them prosecuted? I’ve also seen accusations of antivirus companies spying on the United States, when their job is to analize threats. On the next podcast which will be our 288th, I’ll talk about my thoughts as wlel as scanning some articles live looking for something I was looking for. I’m curious on what you guys think of all this hacking whether it is state sponsored or not? I think that if it was state sponsored, something else happens. Thoughts?

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A Virginia Bank Breached Twice and No Fix

On July 27, 2018: I had posted the article A Virginia Bank Breached Twice and No Fix and while I found one slight mistake in a linking issue, it should be corrected as requested. I’m curious on your thoughts on this article and even the last one. What do you think? Lets discuss.

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Hackers breach the same bank twice?

So I read a very interesting article this week. It is entitled: Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M and I find it very interesting.

Without going to the articles content, I can say that my honest opinion is that it is not the cyberpolicy company they chose. I believe its the bank. You can click through to the article, and read it. I’ll have a link to this article later on Friday or even Saturday when it becomes available. I’m sure it’ll be tomorrow, but when I’ll put it up, depends on time and whats happening.

Now, I believe I’ve seen it all.

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Bug in lifelock exposes millions

I have not read this yet, but saw this on my RSS feed. An article by Krebs lifelock bug exposed millions posted today, July 25th, is another in a series of ongoing issues with security. I do hope it was a bug, and that no information was actually taken. I’ll talk about this on my next podcast, as well as other items that I think we need to talk about. The show notes for the podcast will be posted tomorrow, but this needs to be posted now.

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Book Review: ‘Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground’ by Kevin Poulsen

Hi all,

I have had the article entitled Book Review: ‘Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground’ by Kevin Poulsen published on vocal this afternoon. Podcast 280 has an audio version, but I thought I should continue my writing on vocal. I already had a comment sent to me by Vocal indicating that it was good, so I hope you guys find it of good quality too.

For my list of articles, including this one, please to to my articles page where everything I’ve written is published.

Do leave those thoughts!

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Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 – Thurrott.com

Well, I was upgraded over the weekend and I was not impressed, although I was tipped off that it is better usable than classic, and yes I can confirm this. Its just getting a makeover and I’m glad it is more accessible than it once was.

Over the weekend, I noticed that the desktop version of Skype was being offered an upgrade that replaced that app with the modern version.

Source: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 – Thurrott.com

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Apple releases minor updates, one may be a big change

IOS and apple products getting minor updates

Apple vis is reporting that IOS 11.4.1 and other apple products are getting minor updates. this apple vis blog post walks you through the details of the updates. According to notations, it does not look like there are any improvements or regressions for accessibility, but it is always a possibility. Instructions for updating each apple product is given at the end of the posting for people who need it.

The biggest change that I want to highlight is the new USB locking feature. This is to lock out tools from extracting data after an hour of the phone being locked. This is a very talked about new feature of the IOS platform, and is looking to be a good thing. According toarticles, companies who develope these tools may already be getting around this restriction, but it is not confirmed as of yet.

For the casual user, this update set may include bug fixes and security improvements throughout the operation of the device being used whether phone, watch, TV, or Mac.

Thanks for reading.

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IOS 11.4 is now out

Hi all,

This apple vis article talks about IOS 11.4. Some interesting new features we have. I’ll see about getting my phone updated. Please feel free to talk about this one and let me know what you think.

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