About the Show
Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.
Episode 16: Two Factor Falsification | TechSNAP 206
March 19th, 2015 | 1 hr 39 mins
Microsoft takes 4 years to fix a nasty bug, how to bypass 2 factor authentication in the popular ‘Authy’ app.
Hijacking a domain with photoshop, hardware vs software RAID revisited, tons of great questions, our answers & much much more!
Episode 15: An Uber Mess | TechSNAP 205
March 12th, 2015 | 1 hr 3 mins
Using encryption is a good thing, but its just the start, we’ll explain. Plus how one developer totally owned the Uber app.
Then it’s a great batch of your questions & our answers!
Episode 14: Ghost of Crypto Past | TechSNAP 204
March 5th, 2015 | 1 hr 38 mins
We’ll break down the technical baggage that led to the new FREAK SSL flaw & the security ramifications of top executives using personal email accounts…
Plus why just need to stop hiding file extensions. Plus some great feedback & much, much more!
Episode 13: TurboHax | TechSNAP 203
February 26th, 2015 | 1 hr 47 mins
Lenovo & Google are victims of DNS hijacking, we’ll share the details, Everyone wants you to secure your data, just not from them & how Turbotax profits from Cyber tax fraud!
Plus a great batch of your questions, a fantastic round up & much, much more!
Episode 12: SuperFishy Mistake | TechSNAP 202
February 19th, 2015 | 1 hr 11 mins
Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections, we’ll break down how this is possible, the danger that still exists & more.
Plus the story of a billion dollar cyber heist anyone could pull off, the Equation group & much more!
Episode 11: Group Problemcy | TechSNAP 201
February 12th, 2015 | 1 hr 34 mins
A 20 year old design flaw in Windows has just been patched & it requires some major re-working of the software. Attackers compromise Forbes.com & why Facebook’s new ThreatExchange platform could be a great idea.
Episode 10: Your TechSNAP Story | TechSNAP 200
February 5th, 2015 | 1 hr 39 mins
A new major security breach at a large health insurance firm could expose 10s of millions, a phone phishing scam anyone could fall for & we celebrate our 200th episode with your TechSNAP stories.
Then its a storage spectacular Q&A & much, much more!
Episode 9: Internet of Problems | TechSNAP 199
January 29th, 2015 | 1 hr 24 mins
The internet of dangerous things is arriving but what about taking care of the devices we already have?
Plus details on critical updates from Adobe, the surprising number of Gas Stations vulnerable to exploitation via the internet & much, much more!
Episode 8: Dude Where's My Card? | TechSNAP 198
January 22nd, 2015 | 1 hr 44 mins
Adobe has a bad week, with exploits in the wild & no patch. We’ll share the details. Had your credit card stolen? We’ll tell you how.
Plus the harsh reality for IT departments, a great batch of questions, our answers & much much more!
Episode 7: Patch and Notify | TechSNAP 197
January 15th, 2015 | 2 hrs 1 min
Been putting off that patch? This week we’ll cover how an out of date Joomla install led to a massive breach, Microsoft and Google spar over patch disclosures, picking the right security question & more!
Episode 6: Sony’s Hard Lessons | TechSNAP 196
January 8th, 2015 | 1 hr 45 mins
We reflect on the lessons learned from the Sony Hack & discuss some of the tools used to own their network.
Plus a overview of what makes up a filesystem, a run down of the Bacula backup system & much more!
Episode 5: Cloudy With a Chance of SSL | TechSNAP 195
January 1st, 2015 | 1 hr 9 mins
We go inside the epic takedown of SpamHaus, then we break down why CloudFlare’s Flexible SSL is the opposite of security.
Followed by a great batch of questions, our answers & much much more!
Episode 4: Best Of TechSNAP 2014 | TechSNAP 194
December 25th, 2014 | 1 hr 40 mins
We look back at this year in TechSNAP. Allan shares his war stories, TrueCrypt shuts down, Heartbleed happens & more!
Episode 3: Don’t Fire IT | TechSNAP 193
December 18th, 2014 | 1 hr 33 mins
More and more data breaches are leading to blackmail but the stats don’t tell the whole story. We’ll explain. Plus the latest in the Sony hack, and the wider reaction. Plus a great batch of emails & much, much more!
Episode 2: Signed by Sony | TechSNAP 192
December 11th, 2014 | 1 hr 42 mins
If we could rebuild the Internet from scratch, what would we change? It’s more than just a thought experiment. We’ll share the details about real world research being done today! Plus we dig through the Sony hack, answer a ton of great question & a rocki