Indie Nation Tech News
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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion
We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.
- First off, the season premier is 12 October
- Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
- Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
- FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season Marathon begins on 6 October
- The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
- There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away
- Washington D.C. is in the storyline
- Beth has been in some of the teasers, possibly in a safe place
- It doesn’t look like Glenn dies by episode two
- The best cities for Internet (based on speed and/or price)
- Be kewl by looking the fool, strap your iPhone to your face
- Audible security loophole exploited
- A fewregarding Apple:
- Comcast denies TOR statements from customer
- Star Wars set needs a drone shield
- An analysis of the 5 million leaked gMail passwords
- Native Netflix support for Linux
We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:
- Pay Me/Iko
- Zombie Jamboree
- Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014
To Portray Hackers More Realistically
I caught word of this one via Boing! Boing! A movie about hackers that would more accurately depict them. I was enticed enough to surf to the movie’s Kickstarter Page. I thought well enough of the trailer to embed it below. The Root Kit does look to be a movie I would want to see. I also think I like the short description:
“Rogue computer hackers discover a plot to monitor everyone on the Internet. They fight back.”
They don’t have much time left and a good way to go. Please, if you can, give this one a thought, a tweet or a few dollars.
While our news director and I love Linux, we both have mentioned, several times, that likely the largest reason for it being “safer” regarding being hacked is because it is not too pretty of a target to the hacker. In short, it is not that popular an operating system. (This does not negate the fact that the OS is most likely more secure than Windows, just that not as many hackers are trying to hack it.)
However, largely due to the success of Android, the operating system which was referred to as a “hobbiest operating system” in the past, is now very common among mobile devices. That said, how soon before it becomes a target?
How about July 29? According to an article at Hacker News, a 17 year old man will demonstrate what they call an ELF virus at a black hat convention. The article states that the infection will allow access to private an confidential data.
It should be interesting to see how this impacts the users of these devices. It could turn people off to it or, due to the likely fact that an open source project will find quicker solutions to it than an project that is limited to a set number of programmers, the users will find comfort in the patches. One thing for sure, I do not plan on ditching my Ubuntu anytime soon.
- Linux Distros For The Paranoid: What Are The Most Secure Distros? (makeuseof.com)
- Cross-platform Trojan found (thedroidguy.com)
- Linux vulnerability found in Web exploit (networkworld.com)
Tech and Net News and Opinion, Monday, 5 December 2011
This week we will discuss things net, tech and kewl including “earthscrapers”, a printer hack, a hybrid hard drive, a Grooveshark whistleblower, hackers hit the UN and Global Chokepoint. We wish to warn the listener in advance that there is some material in this podcast that would be considered not safe for work or children.