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TekThing 158 – New Dell XPS 13, HP Chromebooks, CES 2018, More Reasons Your Computer Gets Fried, Kill-A-Watt!!!

New Laptops! Dell XPS 13, HP HP Chromebook 14 G5 and 11 G6 Education Edition! CES 2018, Floating Neutral, Kill-A-Watt
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00:56 TekThing Meetup Las Vegas
Happy New Year!!! If you’re in Las Vegas for CES, live in Las Vegas, or feel like getting yourself to Vegas on Tuesday, January 9th… come join Patrick, Shannon, Daily Tech News Show’s Tom Merrit, Sarah Lane, and Roger Chang at our CES meetup mashup! Level Up Arcade & Bar – MGM Grand, Tuesday Jan. 9, 8:00 PM! See ya there!

https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/nightlife/level-up.html

02:11 CES Previews from Dell & HP!
One of the weird things about the Consumer Electronics Show is getting briefed about new products weeeeeeks before they’re announced… which we can’t talk about. We can talk about Dell’s latest XPS 13 (It’s way more than white and rose gold!), and HP’s new Chromebooks, the HP Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition, and the HP Chromebook 14 G5. Details in the video!
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-9360-laptop
http://www.hp.com/country/us/en/welcome.html

06:45 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CES
Word is LG will show off the first ever 88 inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018… but we’re more excited about this year’s 4K HDR TVs, announcements from Intel and AMD, getting to see the latest from Nvidia, and Razer, and, of course, the latest headphones, home theater gear, new IoT gadgets, and, yes, if the automatic laundry folding machine -finally- work! Keep an eye on TekThing next week, we’ll posting a ton of video from the show…. Email ask @TekThing dot com and let us know what you want to see!
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/01/lg-shows-off-the-worlds-first-88-inch-8k-oled-display/
https://www.ces.tech

12:59 Echo Spot Privacy Idea
Seerpea posted on Patreon, “About the Echo Spot: wouldn’t 2 pieces of ‘scotch tape’ over the camera block imaging but allow for light conditioning?” Shannon tested it out at home, find out what happened in the video!
http://amzn.to/2DG3Xpp

14:57 Security Cam vs. Window Glass
Oscar’s wondering, will Amazon’s CloudCam “be compatible with the scenario of putting the camera inside hooked up, on a window sill with the camera facing outward to the backyard or facing the street. Wondering if it will work as expected with notifications.” Answer in the video!
http://amzn.to/2DznAft

16:05 More Reasons Your Computer Gets Fried
@garfnodie aka CallMeDavid tweeted @TekThing “Few years ago, my Dad’s houses outlets were showing ~135v. Called power company and they were there and replaced poll transformer before end of day.” Doug emailed in to explain what a floating Neutral is, and why, you hsould “Call a licensed Electrician and get this checked-out promptly.” Now! More deets in the video, and if you’ve got some help for a fellow viewer??? email ask@tekthing.com or tweet @tekthing!

17:27 Kill-A-Watt
Want a safe way to monitor the voltage and Hz coming from your wall, and to find out how much electricity your 120V gear is sucking down? Try a Kill-A-Watt! More info in the video!
http://amzn.to/2Bsl20U

18:58 Do Something Analog
Like Jason, who says Here was my analog project, a 1947 Ford Tudor sedan carb rebuild, and you can’t fix it without a proper tool kit… and fur babies Gabriel and Angel! Photos of the carbs, car and critters in the video!
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Source: Zologic

Hak5 2317 – [[ PAYLOAD ]] – The Situation Response Payload

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GAV Outage for 11.10.5 and earlier software versions

AV Signatures in 11.x releases

With the release of 12.0, WatchGuard introduced a new GAV engine to take advantage of new AV industry technology and would discontinue support for older AVG engines in Fireware 11.x by January 2018. GAV signature support for 11.10.7 and above will remain in place until April 2018.

As of December 31, 2017, appliances running 11.10.5 and earlier Fireware versions may be experiencing scan errors and observing the following messaging in the log files:

01-02 13:41:58 scand license init failed(The license has expired.)       Debug

2018-01-02 13:41:58 scand Instance_Create failed.              Debug

The licensing error is in relation to the license key expiration of the AV scanning engine provided by AVG and not the appliance’s feature key.  The licensing of AVG’s scanning engine has been extended until April 2018 in 11.10.7 and later Fireware versions. We recommend that you have your customers upgrade to our latest software build 12.1 to resolve this issue.  If that is not currently an option, please upgrade to at least 11.10.7 to resolve this GAV licensing/scanning issue. 

Please note that when upgrading to 12.x software versions, signature updates may take up to 20 minutes to complete.  During this time, you may experience scanning issues but these will resolve once the signatures have completed the update process. For more detailed information, see the release notes for 12.0.

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Snowden’s New Security System; Browsing Tracked By Login Forms – ThreatWire

Your browsing data could be tracked by login forms, Forever21 got hacked, and Snowden released his very own mobile security system. All that coming up now on ThreatWire.

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Las Vegas CES Meetup details!

Links:

No boundaries for user identities: Web trackers exploit browser login managers

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/30/16829804/browser-password-manager-adthink-princeton-research
https://webtransparency.cs.princeton.edu/no_boundaries/autofill_sites.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/forever-21-confirms-hack-payment-system/
https://newsroom.forever21.com/releases/notice-of-payment-card-security-incident
https://www.forever21.com/protecting_our_customers/default.aspx

https://guardianproject.github.io/haven/

https://www.wired.com/story/snowden-haven-app-turns-phone-into-home-security-system/
https://freedom.press/news/introducing-haven-open-source-security-system-your-pocket/

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Hak5 2316 – The Hak5 Annual Blooper Reel!

Celebrate another year of craziness with us by checking out some of our favorite bloopers from 2017!

Happy New Year and we’ll see ya next week!

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TekThing 157 – Amazon Echo Spot Review, Best Gear of 2017, Can You Speed Up Your VPN???

Best of 2017: TVs, Phones, Headphones, More. The Perfect Alarm Clock? Amazon Echo Spot Review. Two Fast VPNs Tested!
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00:50 BEST OF 2017!!!
What were the products that really stood out in 2017??? AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and Nvidia’s Switch are definitely on our list! We’ve got a couple of TVs, smart phones, and quite a bit more in the video!!!

11:40 Amazon Echo Spot Review
It’s another Echo with a screen, but this time it’s a tiny ball with a round screen… is Amazon’s Echo Spot the ultimate alarm clock? Watch the video for the full review, and if you should buy one now or wait!
http://amzn.to/2CAHtBX

21:43 Speed Up VPN
Ed writes, “I use IPVanish as my VPN installed on my phone. Just recently I have read bad reviews such as bad connection etc.. What is the best paid VPN software that is out there in the market?” We talk about VPN speed, why it varies so much, how you can speed up your VPN, and show the performance we got from PIA and PureVPN on our local network, and how one poor choice in your settings can hose your performance! PCMag has a great roundup of “The Fastest VPNs” that’s worth reading!
https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/351574/the-fastest-vpns

27:31 This Outlet Cooks Electronics!!!
Lyle tweets, “@TekThing is there a way to check if the wall sockets in my home or office is supplying too much power? For reasons known to Thor, my electronics get cooked when connected to certain outlets.” We talk surges/voltage spikes, why Lyle’s refrigerator or AC might be the problem, wiring problems, calling an electrician, and why you really need to get a surge protector on these outlets in the video!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage_spike

30:57 Do Something Analog!
Like Greg, who “spent this last weekend in October being very analog teaching 8 great students snowshoe making at the 19th annual Winter Camping Symposium at YMCA Camp Miller near Sturgeon Lake MN.” People came from hundreds of miles away. How cool is that? (Seriously cold, actually, Greg says “we awoke to 6″ of fresh snow on Friday morning!”)

Winter Camping Symposium

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The Biggest Hacks of 2017 – ThreatWire

The biggest, baddest, worst hacks and vulnerabilities of 2017! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.
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Yahoo:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8x8b4x/whoops-yahoo-says-2013-hack-actually-hit-3-billion-users
https://www.oath.com/press/yahoo-provides-notice-to-additional-users-affected-by-previously/
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/fear-not-you-too-are-a-cybercrime-victim/

WannaCry:
https://www.troyhunt.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-wannacrypt-ransomware/
http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/wannacry.html
https://www.malwaretech.com/2017/05/how-to-accidentally-stop-a-global-cyber-attacks.html

https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-official-north-korea-is-behind-wannacry-1513642537?shareToken=st2d38565d59c24132b421a4b03edb68b5&reflink=article_email_share
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-set-to-declare-north-korea-carried-out-massive-wannacry-cyber-attack/2017/12/18/509deb1c-e446-11e7-a65d-1ac0fd7f097e_story.html?utm_term=.7c8cb1e154dd

KRACK:
https://www.krackattacks.com/
https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byvendor?searchview&Query=FIELD+Reference=228519&SearchOrder=4
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/

198 Million Voter Data:
http://www.securityweek.com/republican-contractor-exposes-details-198-million-american-voters
https://www.upguard.com/breaches/the-rnc-files
https://gizmodo.com/gop-data-firm-accidentally-leaks-personal-details-of-ne-1796211612

Equifax:
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/equifax-website-hack-exposes-data-for-143-million-us-consumers/

Equifax Confirms March Struts Vulnerability Behind Breach

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/massive-equifax-breach-caused-by-failure-to-patch-two-month-old-bug/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/three-equifax-executives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack
https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/equifax-directs-breach-victims-to-fake-notification-site/

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WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2 now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2. This maintenance release is now available from the Software Downloads Center, together with release notes and update instructions. WatchGuard Dimension 2.1.1 Update 2 addresses several frequently reported issues and introduces some security enhancements, including:

  • APT content names with reserved characters would cause PDF reports to fail

  • Log Collector issue that caused incorrect logging status to be displayed for devices

  • Log Collector process unexpectedly restarts due to large number of simultaneous connections

  • Backup locations are now clearly indicated using sftp:// URLs instead of local mount points

  • Dimension SSH service now correctly rejects weak ciphers

 

Does this release pertain to me?

This release applies to all users of the WatchGuard Dimension network security visibility solution.  We highly recommend that any administrators using WatchGuard Dimension upgrade their solution to 2.1.1 Update 2 to take advantage of the security improvements available in the release. 

 

Software Download Center

Firebox and XTM appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain this update without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center.

 

Contact

For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.


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TekThing 156 – Plantronics RIG 800LX Atmos Gaming Headset, Best Wire Stripper, Recover Windows Password, Porgs!!!

Plantronics RIG 800LX Atmos Gaming Headset, Best Wire Stripper, Recover Windows Password, MicroSD Card for Switch
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Porgs. There are Porgs On Our Set…
Google’s brought AR stickers to the Pixel 2, and Shannon’s Porg obsession is showing!
Google’s new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Porg

Recover/Crack Windows Passwords!!!
In the past couple month’s we’ve had some Win 10 and 7 boxes with missing passwords… it’s an fairly fast fix if you have a Windows password reset disk, or the box is tied ot a Microsoft Account. We talk Ophcrack Windows Password Cracker, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, and Daosoft Password Rescuer in the video. Hint: one is much easier than the others!
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
http://www.daossoft.com/products/windows-password-rescuer.html

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Gaming Headset
We review Plantronics RIG 800LX wireless gaming headset, Dolby Atmos for gaming, and why you don’t need a special headset to get Atmos in Windows 10 or Xbox… you will Dolby Access, tho!
https://www.plantronics.com/us/product/rig-800lx
https://www.dolby.com/us/en/categories/games.html
https://www.dolby.com/us/en/apps/access/pc-xbox.html

Wire Stripper Recco
@NatureBit, aka Bob, tweeted out, “@patricknorton What’s your recommendation for a wire stripper? I need to run new wire for a smart thermostat.” Patrick’s friend Tim showed him the best tool to use about 30 years ago, self adjusting wire strippers. A good current version that’s easy to find is IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP 2078300 Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper.

http://amzn.to/2yuLHJ3

MicroSD Cards For Switch/Best Place To Buy MicroSD Cards
@GreenArrow374 tweets, “Best place to buy MicroSD cards? Looking for Nintendo Switch storage.” MicroSD cards make GREAT stocking stuffers… who doesn’t want more storage for their phone, camera, Raspberry Pi or Switch??? We discuss the requirements for using a MicroSD card with the Nintendo Switch, how big a card you’ll want, speed, the card Shannon wants for her Switch, and where we buy MicroSD cards in the video!

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22481/~/microsd-card-faq
http://amzn.to/2ytVJKD
http://amzn.to/2BGSOBc

Do Something Analog
Like Brandon, who writes, “Take a look at some pictures of a friend (which you will recognize) and myself doing the 14th Annual Tampa Bay AIDS Walk and 5K! Walking for a great cause. And it came with cool badges!” Pictures in the videos, and great job!!!
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Hak5 2315 – 3D Printer Filaments Explained

Join Shannon Morse and David Randolph to discuss 3D printer filaments and how to shop for the best ones.
Special thanks to David from https://printedsolid.com/ for guest hosting this episode!

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