GNC-2010-07-13 #592 A New Video Intro?

I am switching back to the old newsletter format until, I get the template worked out, to many people were having trouble. When I get the Video of the show up, check out the new video intro. Weird show tonight goes that ways sometimes. The march is on to show 600 send in those comments about what you would change with the show. Also the TCXD850 has been ordered. If you feel like becoming a July Super Insider your support is appreciated.

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1 Used Space Shuttle For Sale.
Google Chrome and password security?
4 Way HTML5 Deathmatch.
Browser Speed Tests.

The Geek’s Show Links:
Facebook Panic Button?
74% of Workplaces still on XP?
Apple hiding references to Consumer Report article.
New type of Photo Scanner!
Android App Developer.
The GNC Tricaster Upgrade.
NFL will they catch up?
What is your Favorite phone App?
Terahertz Detector to see you Naked!
AT&T Evil Empire!
Software for dissidents.
No more money!
iPhone 4 gets ripped to shreds in Report!
Windows 7 SP1 Beta.
Fring they said on Skype!
Skype they said on Fring!
Extinction Event?
Rosetta and Asteroid.
Big win in NC on Muni Broadband!
Are their enough Citizen Journalist?
$17627 per Phone Line.
UZU for iPad.
You cannot sell your imported designer watch!
Another Facebook Ownership Lawsuit.
Apple #1 in Vulnerabilities.
Free AT&T Micorcell?
When law enforcement says go away?
The Guardian Blogging Tool!
RIAA bosses get monumental raises!
Libraries worried about Omega case.

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GNC-2010-06-04 #581 I Flat out Go Off on AT&T!

Are you as mad as I am over the latest AT&T announcement I get on the GNC Soapbox and stay there for a bit. Last show in Hawaii for two weeks, I head out to Texas and NY over the next 4 shows. Join me live at more civilized times. Listen to show for details. Looking for some feedback on the Insider Video on how you liked it..

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Seagate Momentus Review.
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10 Blackberry Apps for Travel.
Lego Printer.
Hawaii Solar Bond Initiative.
Spyware on Mac.

Show Links:
AT&T Versus the Pigs.
AT&T Bait and Switch!
Tether iPad Nope Pay to Tether Phone!
AT&T Threatens a Customer?!
Live Stream from YouTube?
520 Day Mars Mission in Moscow.
Ballmer on Google.
Skype Rdio?
FTC Spanks Key Logger.
Don’t be this Stupid!
Verizon bringing 4g to Country?
Windows iPad.
Will Paywall Fail?
Google gives up Wi-Fi data to Germany.
81 Iridium Birds Ordered.
Coal to Elephant Grass.
Urine to Power your Car?
Falcon 9 Launch for Today.
More Water Proof for Mars.
Nuke for Oil Leak off the Table.
Eyeball Tickets in Columbus.
App Rejection Criteria for Apple App Store.
AT&T King of 3G (whatever).
Tax to Save Newspapers.
Police do not want to be Filmed?
Border Guards can take your Laptop.
EFF Helping Time Warner.
Product Placement Questions.
Google Biggest Looser?
Stinky Helmets.
Zoom H1 $99.00.
Apple’s Slave Labor?
Sony Betamax and what’s Left.
Nikon Lense Thermos.

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GNC-2010-06-01 #580 Being Tested

I think the podcasting Gods are testing me clarification within the show.. Hope everyone had a enjoyable holiday weekend and made it safely back to work. The warm summer months are upon us and I will be running some promotions to keep you folks dialed in while out and about so make sure you stay subscribed and up to date on the show…

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Stolen HTC WildFire!
Take a Tour through ISS!
Artic Warming?

Show Links:
BP Loosing the Battle!
Sprite Something
FCC told to Back Down!
Apple TV to be Re-Vitalized?
UK Three Strikes in Flux.
iPhone hacked in 30 seconds!
Digital Storage re-visited.
Skype 2.0 for iPhone.
No More Common Sense.
2 Million iPads!
The Science of Acupuncture.
No Microsoft Windows at Google.
Pay Raises for Apple Factory Workers?
Get your Google Juice Back.
Dumber and Dumber!
New GPS Sat Launched.
Hotel Key is your Phone.
Ford Parking Assist
My Lincoln Touch.
Music for Deaf People.
TPN Weekly!
Venting Online.
SnapFinger to Expand.
ASUS EEE Tablet
Amazing Twitter Stats!
The Pirate Bay Takedown + 4 Yrs
To Extradite or Not Extradite?
Film Industry by the Numbers.
Wild crash.
Oceanic Airlines History :)

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GNC-2010-03-25 #562 Amazing Week!

When it rains it pours someone has opened up the flood gate and I have been inundated with request for proposals from companies wanting to do advertising deals. So I have been burning the midnight oil and will likely pull some 18 hour days over the weekend to get everything pushed out. One more show here in Texas before I head back to Honolulu.

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JooJoo Sales to be Crushed?
TWC Wi-Fi in NYC
Skype on Verizon Droid!
iPhone SMS hacked in 20 Seconds!
GoDaddy stops Chinese Sales!
iPad + TSA = Extra Bin
Dive Dive Dive!
T-Mobile in 2010.
ScanSnap?
Can Forums help your Show and Site?
Android Growth due to Rev Share?
Wii + Netflix -= Soon!
iPad Apps?
Google + Twitter + Chinese = War!
CBS and HTML5 on April 3rd.
20yrs for Massive Credit Card Bill.
Flip versus iPhone?
Keep our Libraries Open.
Robocaller gets FTC Bill – House and Cars!
UK Laughing at US ISP Policy!
Gmail Geo-Location as added Security feature!
Sexting re-examined!
Cable TV is Doomed!
Cable TV is Doomed like Dinosaurs!
Red Chinese issue Google Reporting Rules.
YouTube down?
90% More Space?
UK Man does for 500 Pounds what cost NASA a Million?
SEO Trademark battle hero!
UK Digital Bill to get Rammed down your throats!
NASA $66.00 per head for snack?

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GNC-2010-02-26 #555 Hold on to your Hats!

I blew the barn doors off on this one folks!. Hopefully iTunes cooperates tonight not sure what happened last podcast. Be sure to always check in at the website for the show. I cover a far amount of ground tonight and I reach out to our Italian listeners hopefully you all can talk to me about the Insanity in Italy at the moment.

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Italy has lost their minds!
Microsoft brings down Botnet!
OGG Versus H.264 Head to Head!
Intuit updates Quickbooks for Mac!
Facebook gets Wires crossed!
TV Stations asked to give up 500mhz!
Virgin Media to roll 100 mbps Service out!
Latvian Hacker spills beans on Banks!
Esa’s Smos European Space Agency Mission Report.
PALM in Trouble!
Boxee back on Apple TV!
Thunderbird Security Fix!
FTC Investigating Companies for P2P document leaks!
Skype on your TV!
End of Support Life for Many Microsoft Products!
NASA Chief under Fire!
Johnny Cash Song 10 Billionth Downloaded!
Citibank monumental screw up!
Has your Blackberry Radiated you Today?
Whoops Did not mean to knock your site offline!
Is it time for ET Ethics?
Patent Label Chasers?
40 Billion and wanting to Spend Money!
Sen Al Franken wants User Bandwidth Caps!
Klipsch’s Ear Buds.
Telava 3g Pay as you Go!
Detect Wi-Fi Hot Spots at 20 Miles!
Augmented Reality and Social Media?
Second Life to get Second Life?
Politicans and there Keepers!

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GNC-2010-02-04 #549 Off to Windy City!

Midweek show as I head off to Chicago for a weekend of closed door meetings. Will have a lot of juicy stuff for you when I get back. Lots of tech talk tonight in a pretty laid back show. Midweek shows are always a little odd. Share the show with your Geek friends and make sure they know they have a chance to win a iPad on the 2-11-10 show.

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Billy Holly and the Recording Industry!
Did AOL tell Engadget cool down comments?
Professor bared from posting Instructional Videos Online!
Cassini gets Mission Extension!
Big Bang Science gets pretty deep!
Massive Star Found!
HTML5 + SubLime Video?
Progress to ISS!
Is Mark Cuban a Hypocrite?
Mobile Towers going down in India.
Kindle 3 to have Touchscreen!
What supplies do you need for Cyber Attack?
Inside an Intel Factory!
Samsung Green Drive!
No Skype 3g iPhone App?
Sounds like me!
What happens to Landlines when all are VOIP?
Facebook = News Reader?
Twitter New Popup Feature!
No Comments we will see about that!
iPhone OS Updated beware Jailbreakers.
Gimp Single Window Welcome Upgrade!
Teen Blogging down!
Mac Pro performance Issues!
No Twitter for Brokers?
Get your School books on iPad?
Hadron Collider no full Power till 2013?
Australia ISP Win Safe Harbor!
Milky Way Transport Authority!
Canadian CBC Copyright Idiots!
Will BPI pay for ISP Monitoring?

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Attention: Malware On Your Computer?

“Security center has detected malware on your computer.” Have you ever seen that message pop up on your computer? Have you ever seen it happen over Skype? Well, I’ve received that message three times in the last month as a Skype message. It tells me that my Windows software is infected and I need to install a patch. It even gave me a website (link) to go to to help me install the patch.

Skype Malware Message

I may have fallen for the trick but I don’t know how a Windows patch would fix my iMac running OSX. I don’t run Bootcamp, or Windows in a virtual machine, nor does my iMac know what an .EXE or ActiveX file is. I’m sure if I clicked on this link and installed the patch on my Windows machine, my machine WOULD have been infected with malware! (For now Mac machines may be safer from malware infections but it’s wise to still be careful.)

I’ve written before about being safe on the Internet and not going to sites you don’t know or clicking on links in emails, but this is the first I heard of a message over Skype. If you look at the message box (on my iMac), it doesn’t even say it’s from Skype and the window title says. “Software Updates.”

What concerns me is that many people may fall for this trick. I know most readers of GNC and listener’s to Todd’s podcast are tech savvy enough that they wouldn’t fall for something like this, but what about mom (or dad) or your grand parents who get a web cam for Christmas and install Skype so they can talk to the grand kids? Would they click on this link and install the “patch” if this message box appeared?

Google is trying to find sites that install spyware and root-kit software on your computer, but you can’t depend on this for every “bad” website. Recently there was a SQL-injection virus that infected a large number of websites. The virus takes advantage of PCs running Windows that have not been patched with the latest updates. You don’t have to click on any links to get infected — just visit a site taken over by this malware software. It does this by linking to the site 318x dot com (please don’t go to this site). If you search for 318x dot com using google, the first search listing says “This site may harm your computer.” That because this site has been around for a while and has given enough time for Google’s security bots to find the site and determine that it’s up to no good. Here is the link for the Google Safe Browsing page for the 318X site: http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=318x.com/

Now back to my Skype message. I mentioned that this is the third time I’ve received this message in the past month. Each time I did a Whois search of the linked website and found that the website was created within one day of when I received the message. The website mentioned in the most recent warning message was created the same day I received the message. This tells me that the author of this warning message is changing the website URL to keep it from being flagged by Google and the security monitoring sites. If you do a Google search for this site it comes up clean. Oh, did I mention that the owner of this site (and the previous two sites) is from Prague, Czech Republic (outside US laws)?

As you visit relatives and friends over the holidays make sure everyone knows about safe surfing on the Internet. Don’t click on links in emails (or Skype message boxes) and make sure to keep your computer’s OS patched and up to date.

Happy Holidays.

73’s, Tom

GNC-2009-10-08 #518 Back in Honolulu Next Show!

Another great road show, bandwidth has been a plenty and big thumbs up to the Marriott Towne Place Suites. Lot’s of tech to talk about and I have a big challenge for someone that want’s to build me a LivePack! All I can say is the folks behind this just do not get it.

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Moon Bombing
NASA gets to rock the Moon.
Is Verizon and AT&T Scared of FCC?
Is AT&T going to hammer heavy iPhone Users?
FCC says Wireless carriers need more Spectrum.
Russians going back to Venus!
Comcast to warn subscribers if they have been hacked (BRAVO)!
Have you killed your Cable TV connection?
The Power of PogoPlug!
iPhone software updated!
Olympics sues Olympian Newspaper!
Economist locks us content under paywall!
Google gives advice on Passwords!
Is your Phone as good as a GPS?
Skype calls ok on iPhone via AT&T Network!
Coin sized Nuclear Battery!
Urban Radio at 87.7!
Vue Video!
Do you like iHop?
Archos5 available on Amazon!
Dow Solar!
Cable One will slow network speeds during peak hours?
Why New Media works!
Lawmakers want probe of Google Voice!
128 Bit Windows.
Worldwide arrest in Phishing scheme!
Will Google Abandon Books?
FTC tries to calm freaked out Bloggers.
Where is the tether?
FBI Director told not to bank online by his wife!
Spotify the cost to run music portal!
Livepack great product bad business model!
iTunes replacement is Doubletwist.

GNC-2009-04-17 #469 Time Warner Smack Down

Time Warner did not have the guts to do the Interview, they are all scared of you folks but I have a lot of fun with the questions in the show. Should be good for a laugh for all, maybe not Time Warner. Actually I am surprised they have not shut off my Internet.

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Helicopter Hotel is a Hoax
Massive Magazine Ad Sales Slowdown
Housing Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and Tax Implications for eCommerce
TWC Blinks Three Times
NYC Considering Blocking Chatty Cabbies’ Phones
News Corp. creates new unit to share content
New venture aims to introduce fees for online news
Twitter can make you immoral, claim scientists
TWC Customers leaving in droves

Show Notes:
New Atomic Clock not very Accurate ;)
Amazon locking out some Kindle users
TWC Runs home to Mama after getting beat down!
Watch out for stuff in your Car
Psystar still delivering PC’s
Nokia business down 90%
TWC PR Disaster o BW Caps
Do you blog Anonymously?
Facebook letting Users Decide TOS Fate
National Geographic Amazing Infinite Photograph
Have Mac – Used P2P – Probably Hacked
Apple Market Sales Down
Internet Sales Tax Maybe coming!
Beyond Stupidity on Dominoes Gag
Move Over User Generated Content on YouTube
IPO for Skype would love to buy some Stock
Those that Snoop get Snooped on!
Cobert gets a Treadmil :) ISS gets Tranquility
SSD Encrypted Drives
Digg retreats on Diggbar
AT&T will have to Pay Apple big to Stay Exclusive on iPhone
Proxy + Crime = Same Jail Time
Swiss ISP say No Logging
Pirate Bay Trial Verdict Today
I Don’t like those Odds 1-221 for for Hubble Mission
Google wants to play Advertiser with Twitter
Kepler begins search for Planets
A PC Users confessions on Mac Usage
NASA may get more Shuttle Money
Twitter Secret or maybe not so Secret announce today
An Idiots View on TWC – BW Caps
iPhone + WSJ = Free Content
Slingplayer iPhone App Approval in Trouble?

GNC-2009-03-27 #463 Live from Colombus Ohio

Only took me three tries to get this one in the can. Very late midnight recording but we had a lot of fun. Plenty of people on ustream as well kept me company in the late night hours. Watch for the live streams this weekend from our retreat weekend.

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Show Notes:
Go ahead follow that GPS off a Cliff

Coal = Gasoline = Big Holes
Last Reporter Standing Time to Invite some Bloggers
Will the Dollar Remain King?
Solar Sales Up!
How to Spot a Twitter Fake
Parents Take Note!
Black Cars Illegal In California
192gb of Ram Please
Skype for iPhone Soon
Rock Band 1 Billion in Music Sales
7 inch USB Monitors
Friends don’t let Friends buy iPhones
Adsense Tips
Facebook Needs more Money
Windows 7 RC in May
Google Webmaster Tools
Variable iTunes Pricing
Apple Ap Refund Policy Bad
iPhone App Article
Pirate Bay to roll out paid VPN services
Skype Handles 8% of International Phone Calls
Internet Archive Massive
Supenova Puzzles Scientist