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GNC-2009-05-04 #474 You have to Watch to Win!

Posted by geeknews at 1:31 AM on May 5, 2009

You have to watch to win! Video link is in the show notes.¬† One more show here in Honolulu before I take the show on the road. It will be a very busy May and June as farmers say you have to make hay while sun shines. No locked in travel plans yet for listener meet-ups but will advise when I can.¬†Tonight’s show has some incredible stories that will cause your eyebrows to raise.

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Broadband Operating Cost
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Show Topic Notes:
Firefox hits projected 270 million users.
Verizon says WiFi for all broadband customers through Boingo.
Should startup founders Starve?
Video Embed Widgets to control your own brand!
Some really great Flickr Search Tools from Mashable.
Amazing Story of a Rouge Botnet controlled by Good Guys.
Parental Control on the iPhone.
Control your own short url service don’t pay for it!
New Amazon Reader on Wednesday supposed to be Big!
YouTube say NO ads in Your own Videos!
Nettica suffers DDOS that shuts down thousands of Websites!
Sprint customers are leaving in droves bleeding red ink everywhere!
LexisNexis waits 5 years to tell customers of Serious Security breach?
MPAA and RIAA site feature TorrentFreak content through XSS hack!
Who have you shared your email password with lately?
16 Drupal Clones which are great if you can find someone to design a template!
The true cost of Bandwidth that the ISP’s don’t want you to know about.
Time to get rid of some space junk with sails!
Limwire tells Congress that Limewire 5 shares nothing without notification.
Hubble repair crew ready to fly!
Can digital paper save the newspaper industry.. In a word NOPE.
Ex RIAA Lawyer at DOJ to work RIAA cases after 1 year?
193 Lasers to Ignite and create Mini Star???????? Why????

GNC-2007-07-27 #288

Posted by geeknews at 4:24 AM on July 27, 2007

Great Friday show I have this thing packed from one end to the other with great stories, links and commentary. Thanks to all the Ohana out there — your support keeps this train rolling.

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Show Notes:
Google Earth Pics
Tech at Target?
HDMI Cable Part III
Email Self Destruct
Vanishing Swimming Pool
Top 10 Gmail Applications
Wireless HDMI
NASA Sabotage
uTorrent Mobile
Grim Reaper Cat?
Backup Google Apps
XP on a Stick
SK Telecom to buy Sprint?
NYC Cabbies and GPS
Dvorak and Mac
Apple Anti-Theft
FBI – SL and Gambling
BSOD Craziness
VelvetPuffin
Twitter Financed
SP2 why Secret
Microsoft Open Source?
Microsoft Silverlight
HotSwap Used Cars
YouDeparted.com!!
Sprint and Google Mobile Portal
Kids Cell Phone Tracking
Mojave Accident Scaled Composites
Vista Activation needed over Driver Update?
Updating EULA Notifications
Lifelock Circus
SnagIt to OneNote
DTV Transition and Elders
Google Bid for Spectrum WWW III
Space Walk Images
Dell + Linux = Growth

Windows XP SP2 is a Must-Have Upgrade

Posted by geeknews at 11:01 AM on February 28, 2004

Microsoft is readying the Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade for release in mid-2004. The upgrade will address many of the security problems that currently plague the company’s flagship operating system.

For example, the current Internet Connection Firewall is disabled by default and most users find it difficult to configure. In WinXP SP2 the feature is renamed Windows Firewall, enabled by default, and is prominently displayed. The new Windows Firewall will offer many of the features of third-party firewalls, such as ZoneLabs’ ZoneAlarm, a product that I currently recommend to all clients.

WinXP SP2 modifies the operating system’s wireless networking (Wi-Fi) service, allowing users to select primary Wi-Fi networks to which the system should always connect when within range. This will make laptop systems much easier to manage.

All users will be glad that Internet Explorer now blocks pop-up ads, negating the need to purchase a third-party web browser or ad-blocking application. Next to spam, I find pop-ups the most annoying downside to life online.

Outlook Express and Windows Messenger will block many dangerous file types by isolating file attachments so that they aren’t automatically executed upon receipt. By default HTML-formatted e-mail messages won’t display images, this will prevent web bugs embedded in e-mail messages from confirming your e-mail address to spammers.

Dave’s Opinion
I’m not a Pollyanna, believing that Windows is now a secure operating system, but Microsoft’s efforts will make it more difficult for crackers and spammers to ruin our online experience. But as my students constantly remind me, there’s no better line of security than an educated user. Learn all that you can about how to secure your system, keep your antivirus definitions updated daily, and don’t ever open a file attachment that you didn’t expect.

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