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Security Now, podcast 693

Security Now, podcast 693 is out. Here are the notations.

SN 693: Internal Bug Discovery
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:56 PM

Security Now (Audio)

list of 8 items
• Australia’s recently passed anti-encryption legislation
• Details of a couple more mega-breaches including a bit of Marriott follow-up
• A welcome call for legislation from Microsoft
• A new twist on online advertising click fraud
• The DHS is interested in deanonymizing cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin
• The changing landscape of TOR funding
• An entirely foreseeable disaster with a new Internet IoT-oriented protocol
• Google finds bugs in Google+ and acts responsibly — again — what that suggests for everyone else
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show notes.

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list of 3 items
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• expressvpn.com/securitynow
• canary.tools/twit – use code: TWIT
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Security Now, podcast 692

Hi all,

I haven’t done this in awhile, I have off and on again talked about Security Now podcasts and their release. I’d like to start doing that again, and they have definitely changed the way the notes are done, so this aught to get interesting.

The name of the podcast is GPU RAM Image which is going to be discussed at the end of the program. Here are the notes.

• Another Lenovo SuperFish-style local security certificate screw up
• The Marriott breach and several other new, large and high-profile secure breach incidents
• The inevitable evolution of exploitation of publicly exposed UPnP router services
• The emergence of “Printer Spam”
• How well does ransomware pay? We have an idea now.
• The story of two iOS scam apps
• Progress on the DNS over HTTPS front
• Rumors that Microsoft is abandoning their EdgeHTML engine in favor of Chromium We also have a bit of
• A Cyber Security related Humble Book Bundle just in time for Christmas
• Some new research that reveals that it’s possible to recover pieces of web browser page images that have been previously viewed.

This sounds like its going to be a lot of fun. Did you listen to the podcast? Get links to things through the RSS feed as well s the last 10 or so episodes. Enjoy!

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Technology podcast 299 is now available

Hi all, the technology podcast is on the RSS feed and mix cloud for everyone to enjoy. The show notes are short, but sweet.

Before I put those show notes in to the posting, the next podcast will be our 300th. What do you guys want covered for our 300th podcast? I’m probably getting a segment, I’ve got something else in mind, but what else would you want?

On this podcast, two files for braille transcription, weather stuff, and some news on the recent breaches that have come across my desk. Also, FTP and the web browsers get an update, that is, its going away.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Microsoft Killing Edge? A podcast has the details

Hi folks, I was tipped off to some news that Chromium was going to be the new norm for Microsoft. I’ve not luistened to this yet, but the video which includes Paul T. and Andrew is linked for you to check out. This could be huge! I know Edge hasn’t been very accessible, and steps were made to make it better, however, I’ve not used it at all. I think the times I’ve opened it, navigation wasn’t working with JFW, but I honestly don’t know how it works. This could be very interesting. Anyone hear of the news, and what did you think?

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tech podcast 298 is now out!

I’ve decided to go non-TTS, and that may be a bad idea since I’ve been diagnosed. the podcast is on the RSS is the only place right now the program is on. It should be on mixcloud very soon.

On this podcast, a cautionary tale in regards to a credit card situation, the braille transcription course is talked about in a multi part series, and blind alive news.

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technology podcast 297: lots of newsy stuff

The RSS feed and mixcloud have the show up. I’ve also caught up the mixcloud, and there may be some duplicates. Below, please find the show notes.

Hello everyone, my name is Jared, and I want to take this opportunity to welcome each and every one of you to my technology podcast. On this edition of the podcast, I have lots of news type items including domain registration news, Aira, of course a braille transcription course update, and other newsy types of things.

The following are links to various items that I thought should be linked for you to read at your own time.

The program lasts 64 minutes. Contact information is available at the end of the program. Thanks for listening, and enjoy your stay!

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Technology podcast 296: Braille Transcription, and news notes items

The RSS feed located at this link has the file. I still need to get the Mixcloud updated, but the RSS continues to be updated. Here are the show notes.

On this edition of the podcast, braille transcription takes a different turn, where I discuss my struggles and show you what was going on. Talk about work arounds, and other things of interest. One of the things that I talk about is the information about the program I chose, Braille 2000 which is done in such a way, where it could be considered true WYSIWYG. I talk about other programs, but since I don’t know much about one, and have used little of the other, I do mention them by name. I also have news notes items as well. One of the items effects the mac, whereby, you must be using a crypto wallet, and a very specific one. Spam campaign targets Exodus Mac Users is the article referenced in the second news notes file. I hope you enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together for you.

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Tech podcast 295: Trick Bot is back, Philmore Productions in the spotlight, and lots more

The RSS feed is processing the show right now, and I hope you enjoy the show.

Below, please find the show notes.

Hello folks, welcome to podcast 295 of the Technology blog and podcast series, I’m Jared Rimer. We’re packed with a wide variety of stuff. We’ve also got several articles that complement the podcast content for you.

  • IOS 12.1 is out. blog post from the tech blog links to the apple vis post where you can read more.
  • What do you get when you update a banking trojan that we’ve not heard from in a long time? The banking trojan is trick bot, and its packed with new features. Trickbot Shows Off New Trick: Password Grabber Module comes from Trend Micro.
  • 30 years ago, someone released a program to do something. It lead to what we now know as Ddos. 30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges is the article, and it was quite interesting.
  • This Stuck in traffic video from last month talks about Ransomware. It is back in the news, as I saw an article from Trend Micro that says that we are on the decline, but yet, we could see an increase in Ransomware in the future. This blog post leads to the article from Trend Micro that discusses this.
  • Philmore productions must love the negative press. In podcasts 212 and 213, a big time issue was talked about, and it was downplayed as not a big deal. Instead, the people who talked about the issue were trashed, and one of them was called when they talked to me non the phone. This time, I hear about a story where someone wanted to cancel service, but yet, someone else was braught up in a term the company uses called “dirty pool.” This blog post is an article I pened in regards to that issue.
  • SMS is short for short message service. This is how we send and receive messages via the cellular network. Its now being used for profit in an article Krebs on Security pened entitled SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit and while it isn’t new, its becoming more prevelant. This is quite interesting.

The podcast lasts you 76 minutes in length. I hope you enjoy the program, and I’ll see you on another edition. Thanks for listening!

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Technology podcast 294: Braille Transcription, Yahoo! paying millions, and Rutgers University in the news

The RSS feed is in the processing phase of this packed 60 plus minute episode which is number 294 of the podcast series.

I’ll be uploading to mixcloud podcasts 290-94 later on, I know I’ve been neglecting that for this podcast, and I bet people are wondering if I’m still among the podcasting living over there.

Below, please find the show notes with links to various articles as discussed within this episode.

Hello everyone. Welcome to podcast number 294 of the technology blog and podcast series. We’re packed with two braille transcription segments, one talking about Unified English Braille changes that I’m learning as part of taking the braille transcription course. The 2nd file that talks about the transcription aspect of things talk about my report for lesson 3, something that may actually happen to anything, including some oversite issues.

Between the two files, we’ve got Yahoo! having to pay a large amount of money for dealing with their breach issues, and Rutgers University has an update in regards to a story with an interesting technological aspect. This has nothing to do with the 8 football players that got arrested or suspended by the law or school due to the bitcoin issues with putting money on a school card. Our contact information is at the end of the program.

We’ve got articles to which you may want to read as part of today’s program. They’re linked below.

Thanks so much for listening, and remember to leave that feedback. It is important. I want to know what you think.

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Tech podcast 293: braille transcription, bounty hunty, and the security of the supply chain

Welcome to podcast 293 of the tech podcast. Braille Transcription, bounty Hunting, and more. Here are the show notes.

Welcome to podcast 293. On this podcast, I continue the braille transcription course coverage by talking about my thoughts on lesson 2’s report. Each report is going to be different, but I talk about moine and how I can understand what they want us to do. Since that taping, I’ve talked to a transcriber, and they also gave me some tips, but definitely getting the braille version of the book I need will be more helpful than the braille formatted files for the note taker. I’ll be working on that. Next, J. Wolfgang G. had a very interesting talk that I had listened to. Bounty Hunters is the talk, and I hope that you enjoy this. Finally, I talk about something that I found of interest, but did it a little bit differently. The third segment is talking about the supply chain. I talk about the articles, but also put it in to daily life. Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It? is the first article and Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View is the 2nd. Both articles are good, and I hope you enjoy the talk. Contact information is at the beginning and the end of the program. Enjoy the program, it runs you 84 minutes. Thanks for listening!

I see the last mixcloud got was podcast 290, so I’ll have to upload 291 to 293. I thought it was going up there. I’ll have to work on that at some point within the next few days.

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Technology podcast 292: braille transcription, security researchers turn cybercriminal, drones and w

Welcome to podcast 292 of the technology blog and podcast series. We’ve got a bunch of stuff for you, and i hope you enjoy the program as much as I have bringing it to you. The program is 83 minutes in length.

  • Braille Transcription course and learning UEB. My thoughts on learning UEB as a transcriber, and not just as a reader. I also have some corrections from last podcast.
  • A very interesting article which is entitled When Security Researchers Pose as Cybercrooks, Who Can Tell the Difference? and boy it gives a real true tale that happened to Brian. The article was written on the 2nd of October, and I discuss my thoughts on it.
  • The third segment deals with a Youtube segment, and it is a short video. drones verses the california wildfires is the video and I introduce this one. I honestly don’t remember where I saw it, but I think it is quite interesting.
  • Winamp gets an update. Winamp’s web site has an announcement that I was tipped off to in regards to its development. Not being touched in quite awhile, Winamp 6 is coming soon, but they gave us a functioning 5.8 which I was provided. I’ll let you know how it works. Hopefully, the new company who is doing winamp, keeps the accessibility in place we in the blind community are accustomed to. Wishing and hoping.
  • Finally, Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever caught my attention. I do talk about something I got by a voice message a few weeks ago, where I’ve not returned the call, and yet, I’m also still here. Do you want to learn more about voice phishing? If you do, please go to the voice phishing page on Wikipedia so you are educated.

Our contact information is at the end of the program as well, as well as briefly at the beginning. Please remember to utalize the info if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Thanks so much for listening to this program, and I hope you’ll join me for another podcast soon. More great interesting info is coming I thought you’d enjoy too. Thanks for listening!

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ePodcasts 290 and 291 podcast show notes

Hello everyone,

I’m truly sorry for not posting the post show notes like I usually do. Podcasts 290 and 291 are up on the RSS feed for your convnience.

Here are the show notes for podcast 290.

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 290 of the technology podcast series. IOS 12 with screen time, notifications, comments on the beta cycle process, and SIRI and shortcuts are discussed as part of the first 4 segments. Finally, are systems like Net By Phone and Internet Speech’s Net Echo viable in today’s internet? In the final segment, I talk about the net past, and the net today. I also talk about something still ongoing with one company’s response to questions and concerns. Contact information is available on both sides of the podcast. I hope you enjoy the program and thanks for listening!
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Podcast 291:

On this podcast, we welcome a new podcast provider, welcome aboard! I briefly describe what the podcast is. Then, we start the program talking about facebook’s bug. After that, two files dealing with braille transcription, chips with implants, or do I have it backwards, microsoft’s big time error for windows update, and vorail making a change. When we have more info on vorail’s change, we’ll post it on the blog and make sure the podcast is updated. Thanks for listening and make it a great day!

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I’ll try much harder to get the files up more on a regular basis for show notes. Enjoy!

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Tech podcast 289: who has been scamming me, IOS 12, transit app, and a guest discussing things too

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 289. Jared reveals who has been the culprite of the scammy behavior. Apple releases version 12 of IOS. Transit app has put back a feature, but after the podcast segment, I got a chance to look and connecting lines is not accessible. Finally, I invite Jennifer on board to discuss the revelation of Julia’s behavior, and I use Jennifer as a blocking mechanism to show how easy it is to do that no matter the situation. Contact information is on the blog, and at the end of the podcast. I hope you’ll enjoy the program.

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This podcast is also available on Mixcloud. Go to Mixcloud here.


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Technology podcast 288: something thats bothering me about going after cybersecurity, Equifax one year later, and an interesting malware with a lot of file types being effected

Hello Everyone, RSS and Mixcloud have the podcast. If you would like, please feel free to contact me. Here are the show notes for this program.

Welcome to podcast 288, I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this podcast. Why are we going after cybersecurity companies, and not the people who are actually doing the hacking? Articles I’ve read pose this question, and its your job to go find those. Next, Sound, Fury, And Nothing One Year After Equifax is discussed as we have more questions in regards to Equifax and one year later. Finally, Why don’t we take a look at A Closer Look at the Locky Poser, PyLocky Ransomware as we learn about file types that are encrypted that I’ve never heard of. Contact information is at the end of the podcast, and I hope you enjoy this podcast.

Download the audio (59.7mb) directly off the RSS feed.

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Tech podcast 287 is now up!

Hi all,

Podcast 287 is now up. Its on our RSS feed as well as mixcloud for your listening pleasure. It will also be on live wire and ground zero later on. My box over on both systems is 2276.

Here are the show notes.

Hello folks, welcome to podcast number 287. This is the first podcast on Anchor that will be released there. I talk about scammy behavior, even though it wasn’t in email form, its good to be on guard. Transit App has their new version 5 of their app, and I demo a little bit to show you how it works now. Finally, we bring back the scammy behavior when we talk about an article from Phishlabs entitled Phishing 101: Targeted Phishing Attacks. Our contact information is also available at the end, as well as our public thanks to Anchor. Thanks for listening!


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Tech 286 is now out

Tech 286 is now out. We’re working on anchor, a service I heard about, and found out that the RSS has returned to my server although I still see it as part of the permanent forwarding. In the meantime, you can use the current RSS feed or mixcloud to get your copies. I’m hoping to get this resolved so I can see how things work with it.

Here are the show notes with this show, and thanks for listening!

Welcome to podcast 286 of the technology blog and podcast series with Jared Rimer. On this podcast:

  • Skype gets a repreave as Version 7 is loved by many in the blind and sighted alike. This is because its got global hotkeys that are loved by all. We learn some good news from Michael in Indiana, who lets me know about the Freedom Scientific podcast and from there, we learn that Skype is going to allow us to use Skype verson 7 for the foreseeable future.
  • Very Good Security raises $8.5 million to handle companies’ sensitive data is something that I feel is pretty good news! I normally don’t tweet or talk about these, but I found this one to be promising, and I hope that this company, based in San Francisco, takes the money and really develops this to something great! I want to wish them good luck!
  • Dice world, a game package for the blind and sighted for IOS and Android, released an update. I’m not sure if Android has this yet, but a short demo showing you the newest feature, a daily bonus for taking your first turn for the day. This is going to get interesting. The latest IOS update also has some accessibility fixes as well.
  • This podcast is going through a test bed on anchor.fm. I want to really get off the podcast feed we’re using and have been looking for a replacement for the podcast feeds for some time. Joseph from Illinois mentioned it on passing, someone else mentioned it to me, and I decided to take a look. After a user error which caused firefox to crash, I was able to upload an episode or two, although as part of importing, I had to move my current feed from where it is to Anchor. While I turned off the redirect so they can look at an issue that I am having, I’ll currently upload to both feeds while we figure out the best route to get this to work as importing needs something I can’t do. I also ask for your feedback if you’ve used it, and I hope to hear from users pro and con. Nothing is set in stone, and we’ll see how things go.
  • I cross posted this segment to the White Cane Travel podcast, but how do automated voice announcement systems work across the country? While I’ve experienced issues I’m continuing to address, I’m bringing this up as a talking piece. Please leave your thoughts.
  • Teaching time. I get a text message telling me I’ve won millions. New people are coming on the internet, and so now is a good time to do some reminding.
  • Finally, I give muy contact info.

I’m going to learn how this new platform works with the RSS feed, because I’ve always had issues with the show notes where it comes to links, and how much content I can put. We’ll see how anchor works, and I appreciate everyone’s support! The podcast is over an hour.

Please go to my web site to find contact info, or feel free to contact me through the contact information through the podcast. See you on another edition of the podcast very soon!

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Tech podcast 285

Tech podcast 285 has been up for a little bit now. We’ve been playing with a new RSS service for podcasting, so thats why the delay on the blog.

Once we get this working, than I could get back to a regular thing, so we will make sure to use the same RSS, even if it redirects.

Here are the show notes for today’s program.

This podcast is available through mixcloud, RSS, and through live wire too.


Hello folks, welcome to podcast 285 for August 29, 2018. On this extended edition of the podcast, we’ve got quite a number of items for you, and the podcast will last you 113 minutes.

  • We start with a demo of Mixcloud. Mixcloud can be considered similar to streaming services like Pandora except they have the advantage of you listening to podcasts. I talk about the web site, demo the app, and the app is interesting but some accessibility issues are present.
  • Stuck in traffic has a series called stuck in traffic. In this segment, Wulf talks about tech support scams. Here’s the youtube link for those who want to watch it.
  • I wish that this could’ve been around to help pout with my dad, but I found a ted talk about artificial intelligence to diagnose disease. Here’s the ted talk video if you want to watch it directly.
  • We’ve also got quite a number of articles that we mention in a news segment.

We hope you enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together.

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The technology podcast, podcast 284 is now out!

Hi all,

On this edition of the podcast, we’ve got a lot for you this time.

  • RSS
  • On Tune in, search Jared’s Technology blog and podcast
  • Mixcloud

Here are the show notes for everyone’s perusal, and I look forward to seeing you on another edition of the podcast!

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 284. This podcast has been in the making for almost a month, but it is well worth the wait. Here’s what I have for you. First, I tell you a story about a gentleman who got kicked off of a phone line, and this gentleman claimed to be an independent artist who isn’t doing anything anymore. The activity that got him kicked off is quite interesting, however, do you believe what he has to say in this story that I give you? Next, a teaching moment. This teaching moment is two stories in one in a related form. Third, Phishing and Social Media, Will it Over Take Email? This article was very insightful. Next, a youtube video: The rapid growth of the Chinese internet — and where it’s headed – Gary Liu which was quite interesting. Next, discussing innocent things that could gleam personal information, which includes a 5 minute segment from Michael in Indiana. Michael in Indiana talks about what types of things he hears about while he helps moderate on a telephone line. My comments on that and contact information are at the end of this podcast which lasts 84 minutes. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

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Tech podcast 283 is now up!

Hi all,

This is Jared here, and its time for another podcast. It seems like we’re releasing podcasts weekly, so thats good.

Here’s the show notes.

RSS for RSS and mixcloud will be updated within the hour.

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 283 of the independent technology podcast, different than other tech podcasts. I say we’re different because we don’t do things the same as other podcasts, and if you’ve not given the podcasts this year a listen, you might want to and see what interests you. This week, we’re going to talk about a virginia bank who got hacked twice, Lifelock had a problem luckily that was reported by a security researcher, I demo the wells fargo app. Hope you enjoy the show.

Thanks for listening!

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Tech podcast 282 reissue

I know the notes just posted this morning, but when I saw them, I needed to fix something. Here they are, reissued.

I made a mistake when putting up the notations for the podcast, so here’s a corrected version.

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast number 282 of the technology blog and podcast series. This was a great podcast worth of good news, some very interesting news, and well, our favorite subject is back. We’ll talk about our favorite subject in segment 6, but for now, here are the articles and you tube videos mentioned. More information on segment 6 will be after the youtube video listing.


Youtube videos

One of the biggest segments is dealing with Philmore Productions. The tech blog and podcast guesses he hates the good press and loves the negative press. The 6th segment on this podcast is something that I really didn’t want to do, but after his continuation of trashing his customers, which did include me, its time to speak out. The bulletine board message posted here was made available publically on his own system. This can’t be good. This may be his downfall.

Contact information is made available on the podcast at the end, or find it on our pages on the blog. Thanks for listening!

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