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46 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Technado, Ep. 267: Linux 5.19 Released
It was a bad week over at Intel, and the Technado team broke down all their current issues. In other news, they covered the launch of Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon, Linux 5.19 being released from a MacBook, Hackers gaining access to restaurant payment terminals, and the 911 proxy service imploding after a breach. And finally, in 'Tin Foil Hat Time,' they confirmed that CERN isn't trying to open a portal to hell.
45 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Technado, Ep. 266: Heatwave Hits the Cloud
Don was out on vacation, but Technado never rests! With Wes Bryan joining the show, the team discussed Microsoft's announcement that Windows 11 is available for hobbyist PC builders, the impact of the European heatwave on Google Cloud and Oracle servers, a hardcoded password in the Confluence app causing chaos, and 32-bit Linux remaining unpatched for Intel vulnerabilities. Finally, they looked at some updates to previous stories in Deja News, including Microsoft once again blocking macros by default and Windows 11 turning on settings to shut down ransomware.
48 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Technado, Ep. 265: MFA Phishing Attack
The Technado team was back together in the studio this week to discuss the new Intel Core i9-12900K benchmarks, Microsoft's shift in Windows development cycles, Unbreakable Oracle Linux 9's Btrfs support, Lenovo patching UEFI code execution vulnerabilities, and a phishing campaign that can get around MFA. Finally, the team talked about CIA hacker Joshua Shulte's conviction and how it compared to the Edward Snowden leak.
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Episode 263: First Laptop With a RISC-V Processor Is Coming
Don and Daniel are joined by Ronnie Wong this week to talk about the first laptop with a RISC-V processor that’ll come out soon. Then, the team discussed bypassing Windows 11 install restrictions, Azure capacity issues, Microsoft Exchange servers getting hacked, how HackerOne handled its own ‘internal threat' actor, and British army crypto scams.
51 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Technado, Ep. 262: Cloudflare Outage Explained
Don was back this week to help explain what happened at Cloudflare. Then, the team discussed the Windows 98 update for the Mars probe, the new Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer 2, Adobe Acrobat blocking antivirus access, and the poor benchmarks on the M2 MacBook Pro. Finally, they laughed about the IT worker in Japan who lost some important PII after a night at the bar.
48 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Technado, Ep. 261: GPU Prices Drop
Chris Ward joined the Technado team this week to talk about the falling prices for GPUs. He and the team also discussed Microsoft's Defender coming to macOS and Android, Ubuntu Core 22, a fitting tribute to Internet Explorer, hackers playing Doom on an IKEA lamp, and allegations of nepotism at Google.
48 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Technado, Ep. 260: New Hardware Roundup
It was a busy week in hardware news, as the Technado team looked at Microsoft's move to ditch HDD boot drives, a new Quantum chip saving 9 millennia of computing time, and macOS planning to block unknown USB-C devices. In other news, the guys covered the hack of online gun shops, Jack Dorsey's new Web 5 plan, and a Google engineer who fears their AI chatbot became sentient.
48 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Technado, Ep. 259: Apple WWDC 2022 Recap
Apple's WWDC is wrapped up, but how important were the announcements that came out of it? On this week's Technado, the guys break down the M2 processor specs, as well as the changes coming in macOS Ventura. In other news, they covered Microsoft adding WSL2 support in Server 2022, the FBI blocking an attack on a children's hospital, DuckDuckGo allowing certain Microsoft web trackers, and security concerns around Meeting Owl videoconferencing devices.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Technado, Ep. 258: Computex 2022 Highlights
There were two big events generating headlines in the IT world: Computex and Google I/O. The guys covered the highs from Computex with Nvidia's Grace ARM server chip, AMD's Zen 4 releases, AMD's first PCIe 5.0 SSD, and Corsair's gaming laptop complete with a touch bar. Then, they lamented Google rehashing some past duds at I/O 2022 before looking at the upgrades in the new Framework laptop.
52 minutes | May 26, 2022
Technado, Ep. 257: Best Ransom Response Ever?
It was a busy week in tech with FreeBSD 13.1 being released, hackers easily opening and starting Tesla's, Google vetting open-source software libraries for security, a ransomware gang trying to overthrow the Costa Rican government, and security warnings about VMWare products. But the best story had to be the Zambian bank's technical director who responded to a ransomware attack in a way many have wanted to for years. That'll teach 'em!
51 minutes | May 19, 2022
Technado, Ep. 256: Rocky Linux Fights Back
Just when it seemed Rocky Linux was down for the count in its fight with Alma Linux to fill the CentOS gap, it's back with $26M in new funding. In other news, the Technado team discussed Western Digital's new 26TB drive, Windows 11 22H2 updates, CBL-Mariner 2.0 and CBL-Delridge Linux distros from Microsoft, and Nvidia's open-source Linux drivers. Finally, they talked about the NSA's promise of no backdoors in the new US encryption scheme.
51 minutes | May 12, 2022
Technado, Ep. 255: F5's Severe Exploit
It was a good week for anyone who hates passwords, as Apple, Google, and Microsoft detailed their proposed Passkey standard. In other news, Microsoft Edge overtook Apple Safari, Asus unveiled some new keyboards, hackers took advantage of a BIG-IP vulnerability at F5, and WordPress sites are hacked within seconds of setup. Finally, they covered Heroku's admission that credentials were stolen in a recent attack.
59 minutes | May 5, 2022
Technado, Ep. 254: Built-In VPN for Edge
It was another busy week in the tech world, with Microsoft announcing a built-in Cloudflare VPN in Edge, Verbatim rolling out a new write-once SSD, GRAID's new GPU-based NVMe, and an international 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet.' In Deja news, the guys gave an update on QNAP's remote hacking issues and the NTFS Linux driver. Finally, they rolled out a new segment called 'The More You Know' where they broke down where the tech giants make their billions.
55 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Technado, Ep. 253: RIP macOS Server
The team was back together for a busy week of news. Canonical launched Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, OpenBSD 7.1 came out with Apple silicon support, Tape storage usage rose in 2021, Microsoft disabled SMB1 in Windows 11 home, and hackers found an unremovable malware for Lenovo devices. The guys took a break from the news to play tech movie trivia and then finished off by saying goodbye to macOS Server and Fleetsmith before covering a critical Java security blunder.
45 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Technado, Ep. 252: T-Mobile Plan Backfires
There was a ton of news to cover as Wes Bryan sat in for Don. Malaysia tested out using AI for court sentencing, Oracle released Solaris 11.4 "CBE," Insteon seemed to go out of business, Dell's DDR5 module locked out upgrades, and GitHub described the theft of OAuth user tokens. Finally, the team looked at T-Mobile's failed attempt to exclusively buy back its hacked data.
44 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Technado, Ep. 251: What’s up with Atlassian?
The Technado team moved into their new studios just in time to celebrate Windows 3.1's 30th birthday. In other news, the guys also discussed the US government secretly removing malware from private networks, Raspberry Pi OS dropping the default user for security, Sonnet's new PCIe adapter, and AMD GPU drivers overclocking CPUs without permission. Finally, they looked at the ongoing outage at Atlassian and discussed alternatives.
52 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Technado, Ep. 250: MailChimp Breach
It was a big week for Technado as the guys hit their 250th episode and announced some changes to the show format to focus more on tech news. And speaking of news, it was a busy week. They discussed AlmaLinux coming to WSL, Microsoft adding Arm support to Azure VMs, the staggering amount of Chromebooks and iPads that went missing in Chicago, Samsung and Western Digital joining forces for ZNS SSDs, and Wyze Cam's handling of their security issues. In 'Who Got Pwned,' they dug into the issues at MailChimp before revisiting the Viasat modem attack in 'Deja News.'
55 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Technado, Ep. 249: Cisco's David Alicea
To wrap up Cisco month, the Technado team was joined by Systems Architect David Alicea. He talked about the importance of documentation when designing and implementing a network. In the news, the guys covered a price drop for Asus GPUs, the Island Browser's unicorn valuation, the FCC blacklisting Kaspersky, and how Lapsus$ got around MFA. Finally, they discussed not one but two tech giants falling victim to embezzlement.
52 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Technado, Ep. 248: Cisco's Nick Russo
Cisco's Nick Russo joined Technado this week to share his journey from the military to networking expert. He also shared his views on a common misconception about MPLS and segment routing. Then, in the news, the team discussed AMD backing AlmaLinux, Windows 11 adding a watermark for unsupported devices, a new phishing technique using BitB, the scoop on the OVHcloud datacenter fire, and the ex CafePress owner being hit with a fine for poor security practices.
51 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Technado, Ep. 247: Cisco's Erica Cooper
Cisco's Erica Cooper joined Technado to talk about how she became a Senior Technical Lead. She also shared her worst IT nightmare where they had to break the glass on an Azure Stack deployment. In other news, Microsoft releases DirectStorage, Apple announces the Mac Studio workstation, there's a UPC zero-day affecting APC systems, and Dell opts out of Microsoft's Pluton security for Windows. Finally, in a weird one, a man was caught smuggling 160 Intel CPUs into China after taping them to his body.
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