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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.21

Welcome to show number 2017.21!

Show Notes

  • It’s the summer solstice!
  • Kelly is GROOOOOT!
  • Jon wants the time he wasted on The OA back
    • Kelly will actually consider watching a second season of The OA
    • Kelly can’t let Battle Star Galactica die
  • Building a chalkboard is harder than you think but it’s easier than kicking Kelly out of the office
  • 07:00 – Jon talks about exploit/vulnerability ratings
    • Exploits are rated on two major things: How BAD is it and how EASY it it?
    • “Easiness” has more agreement surrounding it than “Badness”
    • Jon foolishly brings up Y2K right after the BSG episode
    • The 2038 bug is coming fast!
    • Is it Dee Doss? Or Dee Dee Oh Ess?
  • 23:00 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 33:00 – Cooperstown News
  • 36:30 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.20

Welcome to show number 2017.20!

Show Notes

  • Yubi key nanoIt seems there are birds in our intro.
  • Seasons are nice! Change is good. Let go, hot-dwellers, let it go!
  • Windsor is a gateway valley.
  • 05:23 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 20:00 – Jon talks about his Yubikey!
    • Yubikey is strong two-factor authentication (2FA)
    • Jon uses his Yubikey to a) log in to his laptop and b) for SSH
    • Kelly wants to zap drunk people
    • /etc should not be pronounced etsy. Grr…
    • Is the Yubikey ‘static password’ of any use? Seems too easy to spit it out in a chatroom accidentally
    • The Yubikey docs are a little hard to follow sometimes
    • 42:00 – Cooperstown news!


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.19

Welcome to show number 2017.19!

Show Notes


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.18

Welcome to show number 2017.18!

Show Notes

  • We’re late this week. Shaddup.
  • Jon apparently has never listened to the show intro before.
    • We may have been drinking too many Mad Jack Sucker Punches.
    • WARNING: this show is a Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
  • burning wickerKelly may be leaving Jon for her new chair.
    • Jon hates wicker. Wicker is ass.
  • 08:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Kelly may think that Biohacking groups fall under the Girl Guides of Canada.
    • PBS biohacking...wha?
    • Russian biohacker is a human compass. Not because he has any interest in magnets. Or north. Or navigation. Or compasses. It’s just cool, man.
      • But it’s only cool for a day or so. Depending on how often he turns north.
  • 23:00 – Jon walks us through the Wanna Cry ransomware attack
    • Kelly discovers “sneakernet”!
    • Spoiler: The Shadow Brokers stole The Equation Group (cough NSA cough) tools and someone turned one of them, ETERNALBLUE, into the Wanna Cry malware.
    • Newfie weapons contain an arse, and all. (get it? arsenal?)
    • Don’t. Click. Links. Seriously, just stop it, people.
    • Jon forgot to read a paragraph of the The Shadow Broker’s recent release. But, you should…their writing is so..odd
    • Spoiler: Someone (cough NSA cough) told Microsoft this really bad exploit had been stolen.
    • So, only neglected Windows systems were victim of this.
    • Between the small ransoms and weirdo kill switch, this attack is straight up weird.
      • Bitcoin wallets: 1, 2, 3.
  • 42:00 – Cooperstown News


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.17

Welcome to show number 2017.17!

Show Notes


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.16

Welcome to show number 2017.16!

Show Notes

  • It’s May the 4th Eve!
  • Jon does not understand the purpose of May 4th
  • Hal-Con is in September!
  • We went to the Saltscapes Expo and bought all the booze.
  • Still Fired Moonshine – Night Own is Jon’s fave and Rootbeer is Kelly’s.
  • We also discovered Crokinole!
  • Jon is no longer smart enough to pass captchas
  • 08:30 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 19:15 – Jon’s tech stuff
    • It’s the 39th anniversary of the first piece of spam ever sent
    • DARPA made ARPANet…now Jon wants to make JONNet
    • We’ve literally made no progress at all in 39 years
    • Codes and Ciphers
      • Pigpen Cipher – The Freemason’s Cipher
      • Playfair Cipher – Cipher using an arbitrary key
  • 33:50 – Cooperstown News
    • Cooperstown is NOT a Sanctuary Village!
    • Jon had no idea there were Sanctuary Cities in Canada
    • Sanctuary cities are one small step towards united federation of planets
    • Sorry about your ears 🙂


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.15

Welcome to show number 2017.15, sprat-sprat-spratalats!

Show Notes

  • Seymour Futurama30th year of The Simpsons! They’ve been on TV longer than there’s been TV.
  • Jon’s week was fraught with disjointedness.
  • 06:55 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Top 5 best movies of all time
      • The Big Lebowski
      • Blazing Saddles
      • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      • Superbad
      • Groundhog Day
    • Top 3 worst movies of all time
      • Tropic Thunder
      • Napoleon Dynamite
      • Coming to America
  • 18:00 – Jon talks about punycode!
    • punycode phishing attacks. Get yours on the internet now!
    • ascii fits into unicode and punycode makes unicode fit into ascii
    • this is not but it sure looks like it
      • Fix it:
        • Chrome -> update to 59
        • Firefox -> about:config -> toggle “network.IDN_show_punycode” to true
        • Safari -> not vulnerable on macOS
        • Internet Explorer -> dunno…don’t own one
    • will this punycode phishing issue be the death of IDN?
    • browser vendors can decide to not support it, but should they?
  • 33:00 – Shout outs and Bork Outs
  • 37:40 – Cooperstown News


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.14

Welcome to show number 2017.14, sprat-o-lanterns!

Show Notes

  • We took a week off. Hope y’all enjoyed it
  • Jon rediscovered his love for Splunk.
  • Kelly has been painting getting ready for her Art Out Loud show on May 7th
  • We’ve finally figured out how to use Amazon Prime properly
  • Do It10:30 – Jon’s Corner
  • 21:25 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Kelly talks about brain training apps on Medical News Today
    • Re-training your brain is important after a stroke. Seriously.
    • Kelly goes downtown on Amway.
  • 42:00 – Listener Feedback
    • Brad says ‘holla’ and the major missed prediction from Back to the Future.
    • Jon is doing backups wrong.
    • It turns out there are people who are more paranoid than Jon.
    • Andy hates our audio. Sorry…We’re werkin’ on it!
  • 51:00 – Cooperstown News


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.13

Welcome to show number 2017.13, sprat-o-leenies!!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.12

Welcome to show number 2017.12, sprats!!

There is no cloudShow Notes

  • Kelly used to podcast using tin can and string. Srsly.
  • Jon’s weekly time waster was tax document freakout.
  • We now have a Facebook page!
  • Fork me on Github
  • 07:17 – Jon talks about Crashplan backup
    • Free version allows backups to local folders.
    • Jon is using Linux symlinks and Windows network drives to backup all the computers to a NAS.
    • Can also back up to another network computer or a friend’s remote computer for free.
    • Subscription required for either cloud backups or more frequent backups.
    • Kelly was actually interested in Crashplan which totally threw Jon off.
    • We are equal opportunity hackers in this house!
    • We have way too many devices. This is just silly.
  • 20:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Great Scott!!
    • Back to the future predictions that came true.
    • Jon is starting to think he has not actually seen Back to the Future II.
    • Only Apple was able to finally sell us video phones.
    • The “hoverboards” are total bullshit. We’re just calling it.
    • Google Glass wins the dorkiest attempt at anything evah.
  • 33:00 – Listener Feedback
    • Welcome back, Paul!
  • 36:00 – Shout out & Bork Outs
    • Kelly hates ecommerce sites without real-time-inventory
  • 43:00 – Cooperstown news!
    • Cooperstown has less than half the population of Windsor. Who knew??
  • If you have a podcast, send us your promo! We’ll play it. And you can download our promo here!


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