Showing posts with label Leo Laporte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leo Laporte. Show all posts

May 24, 2017

The PATCH Act Will Not Fix Malware

Steve Gibson
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A Bi-partisan group of U.S congressmen have introduced the "Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking Act of 2017."

May 10, 2017

Mysterious "Vigilante Botnet"

Steve Gibson
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The so-called Hajime botnet is extremely well-designed and sophisticated with a robustness and feature set that surpasses its overtly-malicious rivals.

May 7, 2017

Promethean Interactive Whiteboard

Leo Laporte
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Promethean interactive whiteboard systems are multi-touch display for classrooms. Would they work with Chromebooks?

May 3, 2017

Google Docs Phishing Scam

Danny Sullivan
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A sophisticated new phishing scam targeting Gmail users has been discovered.

Microsoft's Newest MacBook Killer

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At their MicrosoftEDU event, Microsoft announced the 13.5" Surface Laptop, which looks a lot like the laptop that Apple should be making.

May 2, 2017

Dok Is Malware For Macs

Leo Laporte
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Checkpoint security calls Dok "the first major scale malware to target OS X users via a coordinated email phishing campaign." Dok's developer certificate has been revoked by Apple.

May 1, 2017

Netflix Hacked By Dark Overlord

Leo Laporte
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A hacker by the startlingly original name of "Dark Overlord" stole the first 10 episodes from the upcoming season of Orange is the New Black and tried to hold them for ransom.

Wikipedia Founder Fights Fake News

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales launches WikiTribune to fight fake news.

April 30, 2017

Why You Don't Need Antivirus

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In this episode of The Tech Guy!, Leo Laporte explains why antivirus isn't necessary for smartphones or computers, and how practicing safe computing is far more effective.

April 26, 2017

Cory Doctorow: SF Natural Selection

Cory Doctorow And Leo Laporte
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In this episode of Triangulation, Cory Doctorow, author of the new novel Walkaway, talks to Leo Laporte about how science fiction trends come and go.

Google's New Ad Blocker For Chrome

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson talks about a Wall Street Journal article saying that Google is planning to add native ad-blocking to Chrome… and what exactly are abusive ads?

April 25, 2017

Uber Almost Booted From App Store

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Another entry in the seemingly endless stream of Uber scandals: Uber almost gets kicked out of Apple's App Store for identifying iPhones.

April 23, 2017

Breaking Down Facebook F8 2017

Florence Ion. Robert Scoble And Leo Laporte
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In this episode of The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Florence Ion discuss F8, Facebook's developers conference, and the announcements around AR, VR, 360 cameras, AI, message bots, and so much more.

Improving Slow Wi-Fi

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In this episode of The Tech Guy!, Melissa asks Leo how to discover why her Wi-Fi at home is slow and solutions to improve it.

April 18, 2017

Unblockable Ad Blocker

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Researchers at Princeton and Stanford have escalated the war between those who want to block ads and those companies that want to stop the ad blockers.

April 17, 2017

The Death Of Retail

Jason Snell, Leo Laporte And Liz Gannes
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As Amazon and big box retailers grow, traditional malls are shrinking.

How To Fix Audio Problems After Windows 10 Creators Update

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of The Tech Guy!, Leo Laporte explains how to fix a common problem with Sound Blaster sound cards after updating to Windows 10 Creators Update.

April 12, 2017

CIA Hacks Found In The Wild

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Symantec has said that past cyber attacks against at least 40 organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher WikiLeaks.

April 10, 2017

Clips App Versus Snapchat

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of iOS Today, Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss the features of Apple's new Clips app and wonder how it's better than Snapchat or iMovie for sharing quick videos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

No New Mac Pro This Year

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In an exclusive interview with 5 bloggers, Apple brass admit they screwed up the Mac Pro and promise they are working on a new and improved version.

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