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.
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!
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!
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 <a href="http://technology.jaredrimer.net/2018/12/28/hacker-steals-10-years-worth-of-data-from-san-diego-school-district-zdnet/">tech blog </a> 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 NJ.com
Mirai Co-Author Gets 6 Months Confinement, $8.6M in Fines for Rutgers Attacks Krebs On Security
How to Change a Drive Letter lifewire.com
Yahoo to pay up to $85m to settle data breach lawsuit Cyberscoop.com
Thanks so much for listening, and remember to leave that feedback. It is important. I want to know what you think.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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 01.media July 26, 2018
Thanks for listening!
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 amazon.com
Multi-Factor Authentication: More Important Now than Ever lastpass.com and their blog
Thanks so much for participating in the program, and feel free to leave those thoughts!
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.