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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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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.23



Welcome to show number 2017.23!

Show Notes

  • It’s the day after ‘Murica Day!
  • Kelly likes the switching back and forth from acrylic to oil paints
  • 06:50 – Jon’s rants
    • Facebook and Google court rulings
    • Why do these big companies bother to stand up to the courts?
    • How low will law enforcement’s investigative skills fall?
    • Kelly is pretty sure Judge Judy is New York State’s highest court
    • Are Google and Facebook bystanders in these actions? Or do they have a real obligation to become involved above the arbitrary court rulings?
    • How much value is actually realized by de-indexing something on Google?
  • 23:00 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 33:50 – Coopers VILLAGE news!
    • No sidewalk sandwich boards.
    • And on that note, where the heck is our sandwich board??
  • 36:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
    • Superstore Garden Centre is rocking it!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.22



Welcome to show number 2017.22!

Show Notes

  • Kelly Sucker Punches™Jon
  • Jon’s blood is partying with a family somewhere. Truth.
    • Social media can be a echo chamber
  • 12:00 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 22:00 – Jon’s Debacle
    • How to hide your website hosting server’s IP address from the bad, bad people
    • I had no idea I was Kelly’s IT guy.
    • Some ways to find real hosting IPs
    • Assume your hosting IP will be found. Because it will.
    • Some ways to prevent direct IP attacks
      • Firewall off your open services. Shared hosts won’t do this, but if you have your own VPS or dedicated server, look at Ultimate Firewall (UWF)
      • htaccess ‘deny’ directives if you can’t use a firewall
        • Be careful what headers you use in htaccess directives. Some can be spoofed.
    • Kelly would rather call Ghostbusters for spoofing issues rather than a real network guy.
  • 37:00 – Cooperstown News
  • We burn listener feedback.

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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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Kelly's Canada Flag

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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