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Tech podcast 286for September 3, 2018

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By Jared Rimer
This is the podcast where I, Jared, talk about assistive technology, security, driving cars, and anything else that may cross my desk. If you wish to contribute, please feel free to contact me through the contact information available on the blog or contact information available in the podcast itself. You may also go to my web site for other public contact information. I look forward in participation and comments from everyone.
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This is the podcast where I, Jared, talk about assistive technology, security, driving cars, and anything else that may cross my desk. If you wish to contribute, please feel free to contact me through the contact information available on the blog or contact information available in the podcast itself. You may also go to my web site for other public contact information. I look forward in participation and comments from everyone.

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Tech podcast 330
On this podcast, B2k news, domain buying, and news on hospital mortality rates when ransomware and other attacks happen.Hospital breaches leading to more heart attacks? You bet! from blog The Technology blog and podcast Thats the name of the article and its linked from me. Very facinating read.
November 28, 2019
Tech podcast 329: November 5, 2019
Welcome to podcast 329. How can we keep ourselves as safe as possible when databases that companies hold them online? I completeluy understand the aspect of why they need to do so. It isn't possible for them to store it like I do, and its just becoming a problem. A telecom company breached, mongo DB to blame is the blog post referencing this segment. National Cyber Security month is now complete. Why? In this ever changing landscape where everything is online must we have only one month to teach how to be as secure as possible? Please check out my blog post penning this topic: NCSAM is over, shall we stop teaching for my written thoughts on this important topic. Its something we should be discussing, and we should be discussing it all the time. I found an article through dark reading, and instead of covering that, I think we should try to discuss it in a different light whereby we ask how consumers can be safe in this time of major security problems. It isn't just the entity that we shop at that should be the main problem, it is in both things. Merchants need to fix their security, but shoppers need to be careful and some tips are discussed on what we can all good. Dice world has some interesting updates and I tie that in to other games and the accessibility landscape. There is always something to learn and I'm happy to see what happens as we continue to grow. Michelle Dyer was a dear friend of mine. I let the domain go because I was under the assumption that the domain was not needed. Family contacted her closest friend, contacted me, and I've relaunched the domain on October 31st. Due to some other technical issues I could not fix, the domain is now relaunched and I only made some changes to clean some outdated info. Please click on this link to go to the Michelle Dyer Memorial page where you'll find tech podcasts to download that she was a part of. We thank each and everyone for your continued support of my work. The track I selected for this podcast comes from the artist Ehren Starks from the depths of a Year. Contact information is also available at the end of the program. Thanks so much for listening!
November 6, 2019
Tech podcast 328: wrapping up NCSAM and other stuff too
Hi folks, welcome to podcast 328. Transportation: can we use something like Navi Lens in conjunction with apps like transit app, Go Metro, or other apps to get us around by bus or train? Making The Smart Bet On Cybersecurity Whats going on with web threats? The October webinar by Trend Micro Protecting Our Children Online Contact info I hope you enjoy the program.
November 2, 2019
Technology podcast 327 for October 27, 2019
Welcome to podcast 327 for October 27, 2019. What do you think about giving out or phone numbers? I'm not talking about business, I'm talking about phone numbers for personal use. I heard this on a telephone line on a bulletin board, and got to thinking. VPN services is the next topic. I'm looking at express vpn as they were talked about on a prior post on the blog through tech warm. My thoughts are on this one. I'm putting a feeler out there. On this third segment, I'm curious on your thoughts on the braille transcription course as a whole. I know I have had some struggles, but i'm curious on other people who have taken the course or are still taking it with me. Contact me by email for a phone call, as I'd like to discuss it with you. Cachet Financial Reeling from MyPayrollHR Fraud is the next segment and the article is linked here. What an interesting story here. Best Practices for Defanging Social Media Phishing Attacks is the final segment and lots of terms given here and info. This could be put under the NCSAM category as the cyber security awareness month is coming to an end. Please feel free to contact me on the podcast contact info given, and I look forward in hearing from you!
October 27, 2019
The Technology podcast 326: Dice World, NCSAM, braille transcription and more
On this podcast, Jaws and firefox's latest version. NCSAM should be all the time, yes or no?  We've got a braille transcription update, and Dice World has a new layout.
October 18, 2019
Technology podcast 325: Door Dash, NCSAM, Scott's new book, and more
Welcome to the technology blog and podcast. Doordash is the latest major breach, lots of coverage on it. It happened between the release of 324 and now. Is this the beginning of the end? Here is the blog post on it. There is some commentary left by Joseph. We'd love to hear more on what you have to say, so please leave thoughts on segments. Password managers and phone calls is the third segment as we start NCSAM. Here is the blog post on phone numbers which should be really discussed. JHere is the blog post on password managers as well. Scott Schober wrote a new book. Here is the blog post on this book. I talk about chapter 3 specifically, and my thoughts on it, as it did hit home for me. Finally, I've got a braille transcription update as I continue to struggle with assignment 15. I think I'm almost there! Thoughts? My contact information is available at the end of the program, and thanks for listening.
October 6, 2019
tech podcast 324: Scott Schober's new book, one I finished, and two interesting articles
Welcome to podcast 324 of the technology blog and podcast. On this podcast, we've got two different books that are talked about. The first is one that I've already read, the second is one that I'm going to read and preordered through Amazon. Finally, I've got two articles that I talk about. One is in regards to a school system teaching the parents of their students the dos and don'ts of social media. Finally, an article which wasn't tech related, but yet it was bullying. What would have happened if this turned to online bullying and the same type of injury took place because of some cyberbully(s) who wanted to cause him harm? The only issue is that this child was 8 years of age. All of this, on this edition of the tech podcast. The book Scam Me If You Can the Tech blog and podcast September 22, 2019 Scott Schober writes new book, will be out October 1 The Tech blog and podcast September 22, 2019 Are your kids being safe on social media? A school district is teaching the dos and don’ts of social media The Tech blog and podcast September 22, 2019 8-year-old Texas boy suffers brain injury after attack by bullies Fox29 news (no date given) One thing I should mention is that Scott's book is available on Amazon as a non-kindle purchase, Kindle will be released October 1. He offered to send me a released copy, but since I can't read print, I'll wait for the digital version. Thanks Scott for offering to send it, it was appreciated. Thanks for reading the notes, and feel free to leave those comments! Contact information is available at the end of each and every podcast.
September 29, 2019
Tech podcast 323: Ecuador gets owned, Philmore, and Braille
Welcome to podcast 323 of the technology blog and podcast series. On this podcast, we've got several segments for you.
September 21, 2019
Tech podcast 322: Philmore and tech gone wrong, braille transcription, and more back to the technology blog and podcast, this is podcast 322 of the continuing series covering everything tech including assistive tech, self driving cars, the security landscape and more. This podcast is packed and even three articles that are on one topic, Phishing. Lets take this opportunity and give you the breakdown of today's program, and I hope you'll consider contacting me with your thoughts and comments on these topics. Philmore Productions has had it bad with the technology as of late. I put a senario in place as a thought piece. Let me know what you think. An unofficial report on assignment 15 was released, where I knew I had to fix some things, and yet I have read everything. Its going to get interesting once I'm ready, and I've sent my official assignment. Still pushing through. A self driving car has had it bad. This isn't the first for this make and model, and I have a hunch that this can be fixed. The strech of highway, according to the article I read, is to blame, where something wasn't fixed, and the car got in to an accident. Multiple cars got in to an accident at the same spot. California highway barrier not repaired before fatal Tesla crash from blog The Technology blog and podcast is the article, and it links to the article of the same name where you can read more. In our Phishing segment, three articles come together with some alarming statistics. Its not going away any time soon. The first article which caps off this segment is entitled Why Social Media is Increasingly Abused for Phishing Attacks. Just take a look at this stat: "In 2018 we found that the abuse of social media increased by near 200%" and if thats not enough, Phishlabs expects this to increase. I am not surprised, and this article is linked to other material. In another article Cybersecurity: 99% of email attacks rely on victims clicking links which means we need to continue to teach. Its OK to be curious, but yet, you should know the signs and we need to make sure we slow down and look at what we're clicking on. Finally, to cap this off, Techwarm, a contributer to the blog, posted What is Phishing: Learn How to Protect Your Company which also links to some things and a great article to boot. All of these articles are put together in a nice package and tied up with a bow. I hope you enjoy this 73 minute podcast. I'd also like to thank Amadeus, maintainer of Live Wire for putting this podcast as a podcast on Live Wire. Besides my show at 2276, people who read the RSS can now subscribe to a board to get the podcast if they wish. That board number is 974, so enjoy your options! Thanks so much for participating, and we'll see you next time!
September 16, 2019
technology podcast 321
In the better late than never department, I put podcast 321 together on the 2nd. Welcome to podcast 321 of the technology blog and podcast. In no way am I complaining at all, but I really think that braille transcription software, no matter what you use, should be a tool. When I started lesson 15, discussed in full in the first segment, I found that I seemed very confused. Its not graded yet, and I'm sure I have a few things to correct before my first submission, but I'm confident I'll understand it. This article entitled Transcription software can’t do it all: Even Braille 2000 doesn’t have every possibility is a written aspect, but the first 30 minute segment goes in to an audio detail of the lesson and my confusions. Next, a very interesting ted talk dealing with storing data and DNA. I mention telephone systems including Live Wire, MyTelespace, and Philmore Productions Voice mail as examples of systems that could utalize this if it were to ever happen and how Philmore Productions could do things better and how Live Wire hasn't lost any data because of a different backup routine. No trashing is going on here, but the talk and the recent Philmore Productions news about their data made me think about this a little more. Next, Armando is along with a very interesting talk about the Iphone and how we can utalize it without a home button. I relate an experience with a supervisor of a company when I showed him how Voice Over worked, and he didn't have a home button. Contact info on both sides of the program is given. Thanks for listening!
September 7, 2019
Tech podcast 320: what tech do I have?
On this podcast, Sonos, google home, the front door lock, and even a braille transcription update as well. Also, Aira and their announcement of a free 5 minute service which I've utalized and its very efficient.
August 25, 2019
Technology podcast 319: its been awhile, and we're packed
We're packed on this episode, but yet I've made sure we've got a wide variety of stuff. Tech podcast 319 has Philmore, is it getting worse? The Capitalone Breach since we've been gone, Braille Transcription, and more. Enjoy!
August 18, 2019
Tech podcast 318 for July 2, 2019
Welcome to the tech podcast, this is show 318. I'll be in the process of reloacting, so this may be the last podcast until the relocation is complete. I'm hopeful that the relocating process will go well, and I'll be available through contact methods mentioned throughout the program should you have questions and concerns. We talk about URL shorteners. and similar services can be a target of spam. This service, along with a couple of others, allow the visitor to report suspicious links. These services allow the shortening of long URL links to shorten one for sharing. Reporting suspicious URL's may be a start, but I'm going to try and get recaptcha on one of my biggest sites to see if it can curve this problem. In segment 2, we finish the talking of shorteners by talking briefly about another service similar to the one I link above, and then we demonstrate braille 2000's grade relaxer. This particular part of the application was already working, but some accessibility fixes were made, and with the beta, I present to you how the relaxer can be used in a classroom setting. We take a song break. In the last segment, we had relaxed Gokul Salvadi to demo how this is done. I thought the music would be perfect to play one track, and you can leave your thoughts. Finally, Equifax and Myspace are back in the news. When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users from blog The Technology blog and podcast |
July 5, 2019
Technology podcast 317: the security landscape, Braille 2000, and more
Welcome to tech podcast 317. How is our security as of late? Is the landscape good or bad? What are your thoughts on it? Braille 200 has a very interesting update. Braille 2000 has interesting childrens program, made accessible is the article, and I talk about my work with this area of Braille 2000. Here is the Braille 2000 category that you can link to on the blog. It is the entire history of what I've been up too with Bob. We may have talked about this, but there are other odds and ends we tlak about if this was not talked about in this segment. If not, and you want me to cover it in detail, I can do that. The segment is Braille 2000 where we are at this point. Jaws gets an update that fixes a major bug in Adobe. It also fixes other odds and ends as well, not just that. blog post for those who need it. Mirai and Trickbot are back in the news. Blog post on the topic. I saw an article on email and 5 signs on what to do if its hacked. Blog post. Phishing sites and their trends. What do you think will happen? Phish Labs blog post has all the juicy details. Michael in Indiana has a Philmore update. A month or so ago, Philmore Productions voice mail went down due to weather related activity. Its been a month or there abouts, and its still mostly down. The good news, Philmore did use an array, so the data isn't lost, but the web site remains down. Listen to all the details. Contact information is available at the end of the program. Enjoy!
June 23, 2019
Tech podcast 316: wetransfer, braille 2000, and IP addresses and scammers
Hello folks, welcome to the tech podcast, podcast 316. On this podcast, we cover We Transfer. This is a service that was used to deliver files to me, and I actually like its interface. If it is right, I could see myself paying for it, but right now, I don't need to do that. I talk about this service and what it has to offer. Next Braille 2000 V2.274 take 2: we’re getting better is the accompanying article and I talk about a new menu that will appear once the talking edition becomes available to the general public hopefully very soon. The beta can now be recommended, and you should contact Bob to get your copy. Finally, Krebs on Security is here with an article A Tough Week for IP Address Scammers is discussed. I hope you enjoy the program as much as I have, and thanks so much for listening to the program! The opinions expressed are those of the show notes, and may not necessarily represent the companies in which they represent. See you next time!
May 30, 2019
Technology podcast 315 fr May 23, 2019
Sorry for the delay in publishing, we've ran in to a technical issue, which I've found a work around. On this podcast, lessons 13-15 are talked about of the braille transcription course. Next, IOS 12.3. It does fix one of the bugs I've had. Next, one ring scams, and how it relates to a book I read in 2018 called Hacked Again. Contact info at the end of the program. Enjoy!
May 26, 2019
Tech podcast 314: new and old tech, braille transcription, and more
On this podcast, tech moving too fast: do you think it is? Next, a braille transcription fail, big time. Gaelynn Lea, an artist on CD Baby, is disabled and yet involved in touring and more. I pick a track from this artist and we feature it. Finally, a tech talk dealing with a wristwatch to aid the blind and others in navigation. Search the tedtalk out on Youtube or Ted's website. CD Baby page for Gaelynn Lea so you can read more about her.
May 15, 2019
Tech podcast 313: Wipro, Braille 2000, and more
Welcome to the technology blog and podcast, podcast 313. We've got a lot for you in a wide variety of news, notes, Braille 2000 stuff, and more. Wipro (pronounced We Pro) is in the news big time. There are three articles which are talked about in the first segment. The 2019 Phishing Trends and Intellegence Report is out. Some very interesting stats within this article that I discuss. Julian Assange was recently picked up for violating the CFAA according to a report. I thought I saw multiple articles, but one article was retrieved. I talk about this development. Braille 2000 is getting ready to release their next version. In a segment, I talk about the Braille 2000 percent codes in general, highlighting the entire list that I have, skipping some which aren't available yet. They're talked about in passing, but no code is discussed in full. The web site has removed Version 1 of the software, and version 2 that has been ran is now on the home page. Two ted talks about seizures and heart attacks are talked about and the full talks are played in full. You can search the talks separately through YouTube on the ted talks channel. The articles dealing with Wipro are hard to swallow. Clearly, nobody knows what is happening, but hopefully they've found the issue and corrected it. Being an IT company, you need to understand these things and do proper PR. The PR here was not good, and I'm sure they'll feel the reprocussions for awhile. A list of articles that accompany the podcast follows: 2019 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report: The Growing Social Engineering Threat Phishlabs blog April 16, 2019 Anonymous offshoots rush to avenge Assange arrest with cyberattacks Cyberscoop April 19, 2019 Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro Krebs On Security April 15, 2019 How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach Krebs On Security April 17, 2019 Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms Krebs On Security April 18, 2019 Enjoy the podcast, it lasts 72 minutes long. Thanks for listening and make it a great day!
April 30, 2019
Tech podcast 312: braille transcription software, laced malware, and email signature discussion
On this podcast, braille transcription software updates using percent codes. A woman got caught with malware on USB drives when going to a place claiming they were there for an event. Finally, we talk about signatures in general, and my thoughts on whether they should have specifics on what device the mail was sent from. Contact info is at the end.
April 18, 2019
Tech podcast 311: articles for discussion, transit app, and braille transcription
Welcome to the technology podcast, podcast 311. We've got a very interesting braille transcription update which makes me very excited to push forward in this course. Besides that, a transit update, and we start with several articles in discussion. The articles will be linked, and the podcast runs 82 minutes. I hope you enjoy the program! Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition Krebs on Security March 22, 2019 Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years Krebs on Security March 21, 2019 Man Behind Fatal ‘Swatting’ Gets 20 Years March 29, 2019 Thanks so much for listening! That completes the article listings and do feel free to read them if the discussion interests you. See you next podcast!
April 7, 2019
Technology podcast 310: Cyberbullying, phones, privitization of messages, and more
Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 310. On this podcast, we've got a very diverse podcast for you.
March 26, 2019
The technology podcast 309: equifax, goldwave, and more
On this podcast, Equifax is back in the news, and its not so great. Next, Live wire has shows, and we talk about it. Goldwave is talked about with something new I discovered that it can do. You may notice a change in the program. Sports and technology, what are they using? I know of some of it, but yet I may not be correct. Finally, my confussion on assignment 12, and some of my confusion explained. Thanks for your continued support in this podcast.
March 24, 2019
Technology podcast 308: Satelites, Ground Zero closing, and more
On this podcast, Ground Zero is closing. Why? Hear why in a segment. Satelites, can they be hacked? An article is very interesting, yet its not common. Michael in Indiana has an update on Vorail. Equifax is back in the news, and its not good. Finally, the 2018 trends from Trend Micro and their findings, something caught my attention about them. I hope you enjoy the program.
March 12, 2019
Technology podcast 307 for March 7, 2019
Hello folks, we've got braille transcription for assignment 10, Philmore productions in the news again, and some news notes. Hope you enjoy the program.
March 7, 2019
Tech podcast 306: lots of stuff here
On this podcast, we've got braille transcription, talk on articles of varying degrees, and does anyone have any common sense?
February 23, 2019
The Technology podcast: podcast 305: DNS, Pure Nature, and Ralphs
Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 305 of the tech series. On this podcast, I talk about the domain name system in the first segment. There is a very interesting issue that was recently disclosed, however, it isn't so bad unless you give your credentials out to someone you don't trust. Alert (AA19-024A) was posted to the blog which links directly to the advisory. Other news articles also talk about this as well as Security Now's Steve Gibson. Pure Nature and the Ralphs Supermarket app are also demoed. The podcast will last you about an hour and 40 minutes and I hope you enjoy this extended program. Thanks for listening, and make it a great day!
January 29, 2019
Technology podcast 304 for January 21, 2019
Welcome to podcast 304 of the technology blog and podcast series. Philmore Productions is back in the spotlight, this time, a very interesting voice mail saying that he's getting a T1 update, but yet, you tell me if he's describing voice ovr ip. I got a very interesting phone call, this happened in the middle of my blog post typing, so i stopped to answer the phone. The phone call didn't identify itself from a company, but yet, went on to talk about the fact I was due 0 percent APR if I acted immediately. I talk about news notes, and things of interest that I've read including an article that was very interesting in court cases and jail time. Also, File Mail is a service that was discussed briefly from Security Now. Dice World has an update of interest, and of course contact information is available at the end of the program. I hope that you enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together for you. The program lasts 74 minutes.
January 21, 2019
Tech podcast 303: swatting, a braille question, and blindfold games interview
Hello folks, welcome to podcast 303 of the technology blog and podcast series. I'd like to start the podcast with something that came across my desk. This first segment deals with Swatting, and its a very interesting topic as now we've got a very interesting story that has a happy ending. Facebook cybersecurity exec victim of swatting call is the name of the article that sparked this discussion. When I retweeted this article, I got some likes and a conversation from someone who has been effected by swatting. The individual, whom I'm not naming talked to me about some things he's been doing to learn, and he wrote an article A decidedly creepy story of how social media can impact your life. I told him my story of someone who had been wanting information from me, but yet, that individual was talked about on my podcast, and had to serve some time. He was able to gather that I'm blind, however, that isn't top secret as its posted on my personal page, among other places as well. I sent some related articles his way which were written by me: Bullying, Is This Just a Disability Problem? and Can Social Media Really Be Bad for You? People need to think about their actions no matter whether they were targets of social engineering or swatting, both can have their own consequences. I think we really need to continue the conversation, and I'd love to hear from you on ways to curve the swatting and social engineering epidemic that has plagued us for way too long. Knowing that swatting has been a dacades long problem as of late isn't going to make me feel better, thats for sure. Next, I found someone with an interesting braille question, dealing with a contraction we've known for the longest time. While the contraction in question has not changed from English American Braille to Unified English Braille, the question was asked why the word here was spelled out with the "er" contraction and not the "dot 5, h" as we were taught. I'm curious on whether we have found an issue with the book with an error, or whether it was written that way by someone who doesn't know the rules? I'm not going to speculate, but I'm putting it out there. Next, Marty at Blindfold Games comes on the podcast to discuss his company Objective Education. I talk to him about some of the popular games, some that have dropped off, and about the new company. He gives his contact information at the end of that segment. Finally, contact information as a whole, and a teaser on whats coming up on the next available podcast. The podcast runs you 76 minutes, and I hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening!
January 14, 2019
The Technology blog and podcast, podcast 302: Live wire, BevMo gets Hacked, Skype, and more
Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 302 of Jared's technology blog and podcast series. How many of you know about Live Wire and its sister system Ground Zero? If you don't, I have a short segment in regards to both, and include Live Wire's web site for you to go peruse its offerings. Next, BevMo payment breach affects thousands, with researchers pointing to Magecart is talked about, but yet, BevMo did the best they could. Next, Skype has some changes, and a potential bug that happened to me could happen to you. Finally, lesson 8 of the braille transcription course, and reading with Braille 2000 with JFW is demoed, as there is something that I've found that isn't a show stopper, but yet, I've provided the file to Braille 2000 for their review and hopeful resolution. Contact information is at the end, and please feel free to utalize it. Thanks for reading the show notes, and enjoy your day!
January 11, 2019
Tech podcast 301: news, notes, San Diego School District, and more
On this extended edition, the podcast has some lengthy segments. We ask you what we should cover. Question, are you keeping up with your finances? News notes, what else did we miss? The San Diego school District got breached, the tech blog links to the breach via an article. Finally, our predictions and how things have changed through the years.  Contact information is available at the end of the podcast, and the podcast is extended running an hour and 40 minutes (100 minutes) long. Thanks for listening!1
January 1, 2019
tech podcast 300: braille transcription, DDOS and bomb threats get you in trouble, and more
Meet a bomb threat person who also does Denial of Service attacks as the first segment talks about an article entitled Bomb Threat Hoaxer, DDos Boss Gets 3 Years which comes from Krebs on Security. We also have a braille transcription update in regards to my grade on lesson 7. I also have a landscape for the podcast, recapping the last several years, how things haven't changed, but yet, we must press on talking about the things that must get out including breaches, and my thoughts on those too. All of this on a packed podcast. This is tentitively the last podcast of the year, unless something breaks where we need to get the info out. Until the next podcast, make it a great day.
December 16, 2018
tech podcast 299: braille transcription, the weather, FTP, and breaches
This episode has FTP going away for web browsers, two segments on assignments 5 and 6 of the transcription course, and breaches updates for this time.
December 6, 2018
Technology podcast 298: a cautionary tale, braille transcription overview, and blind alive
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.
November 26, 2018
tech podcast 297: lots of newsy things of interest
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. That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards Krebs on Security NOAA team sees Florence and Michael storm surge devastation first-hand NOAA Cooking and Technology technology blog and podcast blog, links to two items from blind bargains AIRA Killing Unlimited Plan, Raising Prices for Others, Adding $29 Intro Plan blind bargains The program lasts 64 minutes. Contact information is available at the end of the program. Thanks for listening, and enjoy your stay!
November 19, 2018
technology podcast 296: braille transcription in a different form, and news items
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.
November 10, 2018
Tech podcast 295: Trick bot is back, Philmore Productions, and more
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!
November 6, 2018
Tech podcast 294: braille transcription, Yahoo, and Rutgers
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. Former Rutgers U. student hacker gets home confinement, has to pay $8.6M in restitution Mirai Co-Author Gets 6 Months Confinement, $8.6M in Fines for Rutgers Attacks Krebs On Security How to Change a Drive Letter Yahoo to pay up to $85m to settle data breach lawsuit Thanks so much for listening, and remember to leave that feedback. It is important. I want to know what you think.
November 1, 2018
Tech podcast 293: braille transcription, bounty hunting, and the supply chain issues
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!
October 25, 2018
Technology podcast 292: braille transcription, security researchers turn cybercriminal, drones and w
We have a lot for you. Here are the show notes for each and every one of you. 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!
October 22, 2018
tech podcast 291, facebook, braille transcription, chips and implants, and more
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!
October 14, 2018
tech podcast 290: IOS 12 coverage and are Internet telephone companies viable
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!
September 27, 2018
technology podcast 289: the end of the scammy behavior, transit app, and IOS 12
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.
September 18, 2018
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
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.
September 15, 2018
The technology blog and podcast, podcast 287: we've got scammy behavior
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!
September 10, 2018
Tech podcast 286for September 3, 2018
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. Go to the blog to read the rest of the notes.
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 285 for August 29, 2018
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. There's more, go to the the blog to read the full notes.
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 284 for August 25, 2018
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
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 283 for July 30, 2018
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. LifeLock Bug Exposed Millions of Customer Email Addresses Krebs on security July 25, 2018 A Virginia Bank Breached Twice and No Fix July 26, 2018 Thanks for listening!
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 282 for July 25, 2018
Welcome to podcast 282. our blog has the full show notes of today's program. Its packed with plenty of information that could be useful.
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 281 for July 20, 2018
On this podcast, we link to quite a few different articles and other things that may be of interest. Go to the blog under podcasts, to see the complete show notes. Thanks for listening!
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 280 for July 15, 2018
Welcome to podcast 280. My name is Jared Rimer, an I hope that you enjoy the program as much as I am bringing it to you. Three segments but they are good segments and they include links. The links are as follows: Chinese-linked hackers breached top Australian defense university, report says Cyberscoop Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground Kindle Edition Multi-Factor Authentication: More Important Now than Ever and their blog Thanks so much for participating in the program, and feel free to leave those thoughts!
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 279 for July 8, 2018
Welcome to podcast 279. This podcast is long awaited, and I need to get back to doing things more promptly. The news here is not so outdated, but I definitely need to work on getting stuff out more timely. Today, I talk about learning a braille transcription program which I'm continuing to learn. Next, do you know about top level domains? ICANN is allowing new TLD's to be released, and in this article entitled Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click published on the 11th of June, talks about several bad domains, over 50 percent of whose URL's are "bad" and the word bad is in quotes because it needs to be. Finally, since time had elapsed, a compilation of various news items. Each segment is over 20 minutes, but maybe of interest. I'll try to get more podcasts out more often. Thanks for listening!
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 278 for June 9, 2018
Welcome to podcast 278 of the technology podcast with Jared Rimer. I've got several articles I'm going to link to as part of this week's program, as well as a game update from audio game hub. 3 Charged In Fatal Kansas ‘Swatting’ Attack Krebs on Security Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack Krebs on security Mobile Giants: Please Don’t Share the Where Krebs on Security Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? Krebs on Security
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 277 for May 22, 2018
Welcome to podcast 277 of the technology podcast series with Jared Rimer. Is diction a security risk, especially when it comes to habits as dictating medical and other history that you may text to someone that you feel isn't a problem? A podcast I heard dealing with the disabled braught this up, and I thought about it. Its quite interesting, and the security experts call this a trade off. Next, we have a 6 part series dealing with cyberland, and its many adventures. F-secure posted this in their youtube channel, and I thought it should be shared. Next, T-Mobile Employee Made Unauthorized ‘SIM Swap’ to Steal Instagram Account is discussed. I've also put similar thoughts out on the phone lines. Finally, our contact information. I hope you'll enjoy the program as much as I have, and I'll be back soon with another one.
September 6, 2018
Technology podcast 276: the tech retrospective, one week later
Published on April 29th. On this podcast, I talk about dad, what he did in regards to me and technology. I also talk about a tech glitch that I found through some comments, and how I'm planning to fix it. I hope you enjoy the podcast. Read the full 2 and a half page letter to dad including any comments by clicking on the link. Thanks for listening!
September 6, 2018
tech podcast 275 for April 10, 2018
There is a lot on our notations for this podcast. It would be best to find the show notes on our blog under the podcasts category. Thanks so much for listening!
September 6, 2018
Tech podcast 274 for April 1, 2018
There was a bit of a delay, but podcast 274 was released on the first of April. Welcome to podcast 274. Are you familiar with how someone who would get dressed could do it if they have a disability that prevents them from doing it on their own? A very powerful ted talk will talk about this, in what I'd call the low tech segment. Are you familiar with Philmore Productions? A customer gives me a file that was posted to one of their bulletine boards, and asks some questions. This 33 minute segment talks about my thoughts on the file, and it is not looking good. I'll let you listen to the segment and decide this on your own, but I call this my thought piece. Next, have you mistyped domains? We all have. In an article pened by Brian Krebs entitled Omitting the “o” in .com Could Be Costly gives some insites that I talk about. Finally, I started a M
September 6, 2018
tech podcast 273 for March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018 had an episode of the podcast. On this podcast, a ted talk bonus on jackpotting ATM's. Comments on the video with commentary on the Zone's closing, and finally why did we choose our phone of choice? Come have a discussion with us.
September 6, 2018
Technology podcast 272 for February 11, 2018
Welcome to tech 272. On this edition, an update to podcast 62, which was done way back in 2008. Our main segment is dealing with NVDA and its remote feature. We talk about how it can be abused and while no damage is done this time, people can get themselves in to trouble. We hope to talk about this more in future podcasts.
September 6, 2018
Technology podcast 271 for January 29, 2018
NVDA remote and a demo of the Healow app for IOS to communicate, book appointments, and check on your records from your doctors office.
September 6, 2018
technology podcast 270
On this edition of the podcast, we've got a mac demo, a bonehead award of the day, and an interesting video on how cybercrime hides in the underbelly of the internet. Hope you enjoy!
September 6, 2018
technology podcast 269
UEB, better late than never. Can Augmented reality and tech help with surgeries? Fake handbags are nothing new, but can this type of fake item really funnel crime rings? An interesting ted talk by someone who investigates such things. Also, comments on an article about Alexa being a blindness specific tool. It can help, but it should not be just a blindness tool. Contact info at the end.
September 6, 2018
Technology podcast 268 for January 5, 2018
Welcome to podcast number 268 for January 15, 2018. On this edition of the program, I talk about a cautionary tale of giving out personal information which I heard on a telephone line where someone gave out the address in which they live. Question: what might happen if you do this? I'll leave it right there. Next, the Kansas swatting incident. Krebs posted two articles which I posted to the blog, and I'll repost them here. Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack is the first article and Serial Swatter “SWAuTistic” Bragged He Hit 100 Schools, 10 Homes is the second. Can this get any worse? Next, I talk about my thoughts on what we might see in the new year and beyond in the security landscape. Finally, we listen to a video in regards to spector and meltdown.
September 6, 2018
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