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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!!

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  • 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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Billy Talent Halifax Concert

The JaK Attack! Episode 17.11

Welcome to show number 2017.11

Show Notes

  • Sorry for the week break. We had to recover from the Billy Talent concert in Halifax!!
  • Kelly has had enough of fish talk, but can’t help mentioning that she read something about a guy who made a wheelchair for his fish. wut?
  • Canada’s 150th is this year. July 1st. w00t! Kelly found that there’s even a Google Doodle contest for $10,000 smackers!
    • Jon needs to start building a fictional child to submit his Google Doodle for him.
    • Kelly saves Jon $4,000 by pointing out he doesn’t have to build a bubble.
  • Jon is gonna start messing with the Damn Vulnerable Website Application.
  • 11:45 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 21:00 – Jon talks about ProtonMail VPN
    • AKA ProtonVPN
    • OpenVPN
    • Native client only for Windows for now. Unix use OpenVPN package, macOS use Tunnelblick.
    • Kelly is curious about when a life membership would terminate.
    • There is more than two people in r/Protonmail and they want calendars, goddammit!
    • ProtonVPN has a Tor OpenVPN configuration file.
  • 32:40 – Cooperstown News
    • Apparently, it’s all doom and gloom in Cooperstown. Get it together, Cooperstown!
    • The only good thing happened five days ago.
  • 35:00 – Shout outs and Bork outs
    • Shout out to the Natural Environment Research Counsel in the UK for their sense of humour in naming a submersible Boaty McBoatface!
    • Kelly believes in the overwhelmingly power of stupidity.
    • Damn Vulnerable Web Application bugs are funny.
    • Kelly sounds the idiot alert!!!
  • If you have a podcast, send us your promo! We’ll play it. And you can download our promo here!


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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.10

Welcome to show number 2017.10!

Show Notes

  • We made it to show number 10!
  • We fondly reminisce about Wicked Lasers.
    • No goddamn sharks, Kelly!
  • Kelly is a Stacha’s Maid of Honour which is clearly more important than being the Bride.
  • Fishology is a real thing, folks. Also, fish vets. Who knew?
  • Sean Connery thinks that is so shellfish of you.
  • Mach’s aquarium is pretty nice and he is suddenly married to Sasha.
  • Jon wisely notes that all of our brain bits grow differently.
  • The Amazon outage of 2017 was sucky.
    • Jon brings up the spectre of Amazon Turk!
  • 12:40 Jon bores us to death with pontification about Internet convergence
    • YouTube TV is coming. MOAR TV!!!!!
    • Telus tried ad-hoc $2/channel TV like 15 years ago.
    • Curiosity Stream is a new entry into the market place. All sciencey and stuff.
    • Spotify is going to offer lossless hifi packages.
    • Jon does not like the Hi Fidelity Freaks and cannot remember the name Tidal.
    • Using personal internet connections for everything is has tactical problems. The last mile is still too fragile.
  • 26:45 Kelly’s Corner
    • Kelly remind us of the guy who’s gonna get skinned from episode 6.
    • And now she’s talking about dead people again. Gunther von Hagens skins people, injects them full of plastic, and takes them on the road. There. I said it.
    • Kelly’s permanent internet record is a mess!
  • 35:00 Shout outs and Bork Out
    • Jon Borks Out Kelly’s Corner
    • Bob Taylor made us new bumpers and a promo!
  • 38:00 Cooperstown News


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