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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.33




Welcome to show number 2017.33!

  • Kelly’s birthday week last week!
  • Jon likes his new Roku Express
  • 11:50 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 22:45 – Jon talks
    • macOS High Sierra root user hack
      • How did Apple so fundamentally break the authentication system to allow the second or third attempt to work, but not the first?
    • iOS crappy calculator
      • This was identified in iOS 11 beta. In iOS 11.1.2 it’s still not fixed
      • Apple’s shine is starting to come off without Steve Jobs
      • Kelly wasn’t sure 1+2+3 doesn’t equal 24.
    • Amazon Key WiFi de-auth hack – video showing the hack proof of concept. AKA – the Danny Ocean video camera hack
      • Kelly admits she’d steal Christmas packages
      • Kelly drops another F-Bomb
    • Jon thinks the biggest potential for Amazon Key abuse is targetted attacks, not random theft
  • 49:30 – Cooperstown News
    • Cherry Branch Gallery is hosting an art exhibit and sale Dec 2nd and 3rd
    • Kelly does not like the reporting of it.
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The JaK AttacK! Episode 17.32



Welcome to show number 2017.32!

Show Notes (sorry Kelly is soooo loud!!)

  • Big Friday night show!
  • Jon admits to not knowing if pigs actually speak Latin or not
  • Kelly is loving her new studio
    • She even has guest artists visiting!
  • 07:00 – Jon’s talks us through the difference between iOS and Android malware and security
  • 37:30 – Kelly’s corner
    • Kelly explains the origins of Black Friday
    • Some of the predominant theories about the origin are…ahem…bull crap
    • The name is tied mostly to the number of people who call in sick on those days
    • The first Santa Clause parade in 1905 by Eaton’s literally had Santa. That’s it. Just Santa
    • Jon apparently has no clue what the 1920’s home life looked like
  • 52:00 – Very brief Cooperstown news
    • OK, a note about health care
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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.31



Welcome to show number 2017.31!

Show Notes

  • Jon rearranged his own office. For the first time ever. Without Kelly.
  • Kelly takes epically long baths. EPIC!!
  • Our 70’s bar in the living room is no more
  • Kelly’s website is here!
  • 08:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Facts about Remembrance Day
    • 10 quick facts about Remembrance day from the Veterans Affairs Canada site
    • 2,300,000 Canadians have served, over 100,000  have died in service
    • King’s-Edgehill is in Windsor and the oldest independent school in the commonwealth (outside the UK)
  • 20:00 – Jon talks about Facebook shadow profiles
    • Facebook collects profile data on people who don’t even have Facebook accounts
    • This data comes from other people uploading their contacts, their pictures, and other correlating data
    • We see this in the people that Facebook recommends to you as people you may know.
    • Facebook, a site that doesn’t even allow porn, wants you to upload your revenge porn to stop other people from uploading that porn. Wut?
    • Minute 27 is when the show turns…
    • Kelly stubbornly refuses to learn what a hash is
    • Now Kelly knows what revenge porn is.
  • 42:00 – Cooperstown news
    • There’s a lot of bake sales – mostly at churches – around town this week
    • Jon is sure Boy Scouts have Jamborees

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Our house with Halloween blow ups

The JaK Attack! Episode 17.30



Welcome to show number 2017.30!

Windsor Nova Scotia Pumpkin RegattaShow Notes

  • Jon does his best Ed McMahon impression
  • If we win a giant cheque, why can’t we keep the giant cheque?
  • Phoenix Hollow B&B is no more.
  • Ikea has come to Nova Scotia!
  • Phoenix Hollow domain used to be a motorcycle and tattoo shop site.
  • 08:10 – Jon talks about DD-WRT routers. DD-WRT is open source firmware for many routers
    • Jon flashed a TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9 router into a DD-WRT
    • Kelly KEEPS saying the names she is not supposed to speak!
    • The two features Jon likes the best about the DD-WRT firmware is the ability to control transmitting power, and the multiple VLAN possibilities
    • Kelly loves the phrase “Untrusted Users”
    • WRT….not WKRP!
  • 23:30 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Hallowe’en is almost here!
    • Kelly tells us 13 things you did not know about Hallowe’en (and maybe did not want to know)
    • Jon doesn’t understand how dressing up scary would scare dead things
    • What kind of a cop would give a kid a $1,000 ticket for Trick or Treating?
  • 32:49 – Shout Outs & Bork Outs
  • 33:30 – Cooperstown News

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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.29



Welcome to show number 2017.28!

Show Notes

  • Kelly gets waylaid into starting the show!
  • Kelly finally agrees that perhaps the most important person at the wedding may not be the Maid of Honour
  • 03:57 – Kelly’s Corner
    • The iPhone 8 is here, but nobody knows why.
    • The Roman iPhone X is coming!
    • Probably almost nobody knows what a Bravo Zulu is.
    • The trade off between battery life and big screens never ends
    • Qi (pronounced Chee) wireless charging will have to hold us over until the AirPower thingy comes out in 2018
    • the iPhone 8 and X will not be able to use GB LTE. Whaaaa?
    • The incremental improvement of iPhones is pretty slooooow
  • 27:00 – Jon talks about the problems with iTerm2
    • Kelly thinks the app is named “I turned 2”. like. just. what?
    • Turn off the “Perform DNS lookups to check if URLs are valid” setting in iTerm2. Or upgrade to 3.1.1
    • By default, iTerm2 is sending a whole bunch of data off your computer in plain text to DNS resolvers
    • Kelly tries to kill Jon with the microphone
    • Jon hates and loves the TouchBar iTerm2 integration
  • 40:00 – Cooperstown News

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Kelly's Shoes

The JaK Attack! Episode 17.28



Welcome to show number 2017.28!

Show Notes

  • Doesn’t anyone remember the Internet Archive?
  • The waaaaaayback machine!
  • We seriously just kicked a tree off a roof. That’s how we roll. We’z lumberjacks, beyotches!
  • Kelly got to hold a giant cheque today. Strike that off the ol bucket list. Yay, Rotary Toonie draw!
    • She also bought shoes. SURPRISE!!!
  • Jon’s 100 Men Who Give a Damn group also has a giant cheque!
  • Humanity needs a quick 101 course of how to use the Facebook backgrounds
  • 09:20 – Jon’s…um…corner?
    • Bob Taylor can bake a bitching bumper for Jon!
    • Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox comprise the bulk of browsers used in the world
    • The first three are hell bent on harvesting your personal data for gain. They produce browsers are one of their harvesting tools
    • Only Firefox just makes a browser for no other purpose than making a browser
    • It’s slow. It’s clunky. It’s Firefox!
    • Bing is like a venereal disease
    • Google is an advertising company. Every product they have is another harvesting tool.
    • Perfect marketing involves knowing who you are and what you want
      • The search engines know what you want
      • The social networks know who you are
      • Now they’re all striving to collect enough personal data to get both together
      • Has anyone ever heard of Google+? Srsly?
    • Arguably, Firefox is more important now than ever before
    • Jon is done scaring people. You’re on your own!!
  • 27:35 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 46:00 – Shout Outs & Bork Outs
    • Kelly thinks The Big Dig construction crew did really well
    • She also can’t stop thanking the Windsor Rotary for letting her hold a big cheque!
    • Jon is angry at Foxy Proxy. WHY YOU BREAK MY THINGS???
      • Judging from the reviews at the bottom of that page, everyone is mad
  • 52:30 – Cooperstown News!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.27



Welcome to show number 2017.27!

Show Notes

  • Where does Kimberly Lee get her news from if NOT The JaK Attack???
  • Jon need a power cable for his new (old) Texas Instruments 994A (TI994A)
  • Kelly has forgotten alllll about the era of the cable box
  • Kelly has a September show at T.A.N. Coffee in Windsor
  • 06:50 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Virtual Blind Dating. W.T.F???
    • What IS the plural of ostrich, anyhow?
    • The general consensus is that the show is ‘absolutely terrible’
  • 18:00 – Jon talks about credit card fraud
    • The next iPhone won’t have a hardware home button. C’mon…
    • Jon walks us through his article on the hows and whys of credit card fraud (Jon’s article at Comparitech with skimmer pictures)
    • There are some common ways that credit cards are stolen
    • The credit card “dumps” are verified and sold on “carding” sites like McDumpals (thanks KrebsOnSecurity)
    • There’s not much you can do to prevent it, but keep an eye on your transactions to discover “checker” transactions
      • “Checker” services “check” if a card is still good. Usually by putting a small charge on each card to ensure it has not been cancelled
    • Maybe copyright infringement will take down the whole black market credit card empire
    • Europe has better pro-active credit card fraud prevention than North America
    • The big challenge is that all the vendors are not onboard so it really doesn’t matter how stringent the issuers’ demands are
    • Kelly totally zones out…I guess this topic is over
  • 50:00 – Cooperstown News

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School House brewery

The JaK Attack! Episode 17.26



Welcome to show number 2017.26!

Show Notes

  • OS/2 Warp retail boxJon channels Ed McMahon
  • Kelly will not let Jon speak about his trip to Temecula
  • Kelly went to a bachelorette partay!
  • Schoolhouse Brewery in Windsor is awesome
  • 10:00 Kelly’s Corner
    • A newly found Jackson Pollock may go for $15 million. Is that even a real number?
    • Check out what “found” stuff sells for!
    • Jon wants to know about the biggest barn ever found
    • Kelly explains its not a barn that’s found – it is founds in the barn
    • Jon expresses skepticism in the original moon landing (studio staged conspiracy supporter)
    • Kelly says that there is money in sunken treasure – 1857 – the sunken SS Central America
    • Jon worries about global economy with the sudden finding of 1billion of old gold!!!!!
    • Kelly is still pissed off that Kate Winslet did not find room for Leonardo DiCaprio
  • 22:45 – Jon talks about iTerm2
    • Kelly agrees to watch Mr. Robot! winwinwin
    • The Broken Arrow fiasco
    • Terminals, shells, and consoles, oh my!
    • Remember OS/2 WARP!!!!? Good times…ah, good times…
    • Jon tries to remember shell tools like Pine, TIN, and Lynx
    • Yakuake and Guake made Jon fall in love with drop-down terminals
    • We laugh at the Canadian Navy and their OS/2 and Windows systems. Hahahaha.
    • Jon talks abut his work flow – this allows a drop down terminal that doesn’t disrupt this
    • Jon discovers he was a sailor, a tinkerer, and a soldier – one more thing to do
    • likes drop down menu , drop down to another desk top, loves the tmux terminal – multiplexer allows you to split panes
    • Jon is all about the copy and paste clipboard history. Kelly doesn’t care – convenience or security
    • also likes that you can assign colours for different cursors – and you can locate your cursor – Kely hates when you loose your cursor
  • 40:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
  • 51:40 – Cooperstown News
    • Tax auction in Otsego County!
    • Sorry – gotta get the phone…
    • The county does well on its tax delinquent auction!
    • Kelly schools Jon on what property tax losses look like
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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.25



Welcome to show number 2017.25!

Show Notes

  • Big show number 25!
  • Kelly moved a tree today. Let that sink in.
  • Jon is back from vacation.
  • Cape Split in Blomidon Nova Scotia is a nice day hike.
  • 07:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
    • Troy restaurant in Wolfville – awesome Mediterranean food and awesome patio!
    • Kelly shout outs the improvements at Cape Split
    • Jon lurves his Red Bubble swag!
  • 13:45 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 21:30 – Jon talks about DNA as a hacking delivery system
    • Jon shows his total ignorance of what DNA is and how it works
    • GATACA, FTW!
    • Biohacker researchers have figured out how to deliver malware via DNA
    • Kelly thinks Bill and Ted invented this technique
    • Researchers have added pictures and running horsey gifs into DNA, too
  • 39:00 – Cooperstown News
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Legend Of the Red Dragon

The JaK Attack! Episode 17.24



Welcome to show number 2017.24!

Show Notes

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  • In case you’re wondering – we’re not technically live. You’re welcome
  • It’s hot and sticky in Nova Scotia for all the wrong reasons
  • Why does Jon keep installing Google Chrome??
  • Kelly is finally gonna get her Mac
  • Jon can’t keep Intel 8088 and Motorola 68000 straight
  • WTF is  boot box??
  • 13:55 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 29:00 – Jon talks about the heady years of BBS’ing
    • Telnet into Jon’s BBS The Heart of Gold (port 23, natch)
    • telnet://theheartofgoldbbs.ca
    • Jon’s new l337 h@x0r name is now officially Wonko The Sane
    • Geeks like “zone mail hour”. Cougars like “male zone hour”
    • Only rich folk could run multi-line BBSes
    • The Heart of Gold has a ton of Door game all thanks to BBSLink.net!
    • Mystic BBS software for Linux
    • SyncTerm for Linux – terminal client
    • MultiMail for Linux – offline mail client
  • 52:00 – Cooperstown News
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