April 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Podcast 1513 April 4, 2015: AT&T Connects Cars & Obama Lowers the Boom on Hackers
Please note: Due to MSU last game in the NCAA tournament our show was not heard live on WJR 760 AM in Detroit on 4/4/15. However, we recorded an entire 2 hour program with guests and listener questions during the game and you can download the podcast right here on our homepage.
Connected Cars: AT&T’s Role in the Future of Your Car
Brian Greaves is the Director of Product Development IoT Solutions, at AT&T’s Drive Studio and Drive Lab in Atlanta, GA. The former Detroiter talks about the booming business of helping cars to talk to one another and to their components with advance digital systems. The Atlanta Drive Studio is where the Communications Giant experiments with technologies to work with a host of car manufacturers.
Pres. President Obama Gives Executive Order to Crack Down on Growing Cyber Assault on America
Richard Stiennon, President of IT-Harvest and a noted international expert on cyberwarfare, comments on the effectiveness of this latest crackdown on increasingly serious attacks on US government and private business by hackers. Most notorious of these are the Chinese agents who have hobbled sites like …
Emily Hay, founder of Haytheresocialmedia describes a new way to get your message out to a select group of people quickly with Twitter’s new Group Messaging. She will also tell us what moms thought about the Super Bowl Ads and her recent appearance on TV as part of a select panel of local experts.
Jeff Courter is the founder of a Grand Rapids based company which recently secured new venture capital to launch its first hunting app Sportsman Tracker this coming March. Jeff’s idea has found enthusiastic acceptance and the app is almost ready to launch. Full details follow.
It’s definitive. North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday.
“As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other US Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,” the FBI said Friday in a statement.
It’s a common scene from TV: Our hero sneaks into the villain’s office, plugs in a USB stick and — flash! — all the secret plans to conquer Chicago are sucked down into the thumb-drive. The only fiction is how fast it takes to download data. In the real world, office data thieves walk out with stolen data everyday on their flash drives.
The base problem, according to the pair, is “USB has become so commonplace that we rarely worry about its security implications. USB sticks undergo the occasional virus scan, but we consider USB to be otherwise perfectly safe — until now.”
A couple of weeks ago it was discovered that it’s possible for viruses to quickly spread among unsecured or WEP-encrypted Wi-Fi routers in densely populated urban areas. The FBI has Strongly Recommended that all users Immediately Disable Windows’
Universal Plug n’ Play Support. Steve Gibson is a noted security expert and has been featured on Internet Advisor in the past. He has asimple one step, free test to see whether your computer/network are vulnerable. …
According to some news sources, Anonymous hackers may have had more to worry about than one of their own becoming an informant for the FBI. Apparently someone slipped the hacker collective a nasty little trojan of their own that infected members’ machines. Wonder if their anti-spyware caught it! Earlier in the week it was reported that 25 members of the Anonymous had been rounded up in Latin America and it was revealed that a former member had turned FBI informant when he got caught out in the open. …
4G WiMax is Here! Dominic Serra of 123Nettalks about the exciting developments in delivering 4G speeds through WiMax (long distance wireless digital communication) to businesses and consumers.
Foster Braun, Ed Rudel and Kurt Hines will also discuss some changes coming to Malwarebytes and the changing world of Anti-virus software. Erik Anderson (Mr. Mac) brings his weekly The Mac Minute for the select who just can’t go a week without their dose of Apple rumors! 😉
And of course our second hour is YOUR hour to call us with your computer and internet problems.
March 5, 2011 | Comments Off on WordPress Fighting Off Second Wave of Attacks
Hackers have tried for the last two days to shut down WordPress. The hosting service is home to 18 million blogs including some of the Internet’s most influential commentators. Cyber thugs have bombarded the WordPress servers for two days with DDOS (Directed Denial of Service) attacks. “This is the largest and most sustained attack we’ve seen in our six-year history. We suspect it may have been politically motivated against one of our non-English blogs but we’re still investigating and have no definitive evidence yet.” according to Matt Muellenberg, WordPress founder. …