If someone or something suggests you should change the clock on your iOS device to January 1st, 1970, don't. Your device will enter a reboot loop that will require some patience to get out of (depending on the timezones you set).
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1066: Epoch Bootloop
On the advice of a friend, I tried the app called Lark that's designed to help you get healthy. It takes a much simpler approach than other apps. I really like it. We'll see how effective it ultimately ends up being.
- Meet Lark, Your Personal Weight Loss Coach
- Lark - Personal Weight Loss Coach & 24/7 Nutritionist on the App Store
I remember computer virus from the 1980s. Compared to today's malware, they were exceptionally tame and were fairly limited in their ability to cause damage and spread.
- nVIR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- The Malware Museum : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
- Relive your worst MS-DOS file-deletion memories at the Malware Museum | Ars Technica
After a couple years away from the RSA Conference in San Francisco, I'm heading back at the end of the month. And yes, I'll be working in the Check Point booth.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1063: Heading to RSA Conference 2016
My wife bought a fitness tracker several months ago at Costco. She never ended up using it, so I decided to. It's a simple tracker that gets the job done.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1062: The Jawbone Up Move
Next time you browse eBay, you might get more than you bargained for.
Edit: Since this was recorded, eBay "partially" fixed the bugs Check Point reported.
- eBay Exposed to Severe Vulnerability
- eBay has no plans to fix “severe” bug that allows malware distribution
- Auction site eBay 'fixes' bug but only partially
As a guy with a passing interest in telecommunications and the history thereof, I found this neat infographic showing the history of telephone service. Sadly it misses a few things, such as the barbed wire phone systems I discussed on PhoneBoy Speaks Episode 1050. I'm glad it acknowledged the first smartphone: The Nokia Communicator. I owned several of its predecessors.
Of course, these days, "phone calls" are just an application over different networks. It almost seems weird to call my pocket supercomputer a "phone."
The perimeter isn't going anywhere. What it is doing, is shrinking around the thing we actually need to protect: the data.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1060: The Perimeter Isn't Dead, It's Shrinking
Is it on a network? It's hackable and ownable. That applies to network-based KVMs hooked up to an airgapped system, too.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1059: KVMs Are Hackable, Too
Google is great for a lot of things. Finding parts for an old pinball machine? I had a few issues. Then again, I remember the days before Google...
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1058: Googling For Pinball Parts