TechSNAP

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast.

About the show

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every two weeks 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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 208: Any Cert Will Do | TechSNAP 208

    April 2nd, 2015  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Why boring technology might be the better choice, Google revokes & China chokes, why you want to create an account at irs.gov before crooks do it for you.

    Plus your great IT questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!

  • Episode 207: Lunch Lady Lockdown | TechSNAP 207

    March 26th, 2015  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Reverse Engineering Incentives to Improve Security. New Jersey school district computers held for ransom & the flash bug that lives on from 2011 with a twist!

    Plus some great networking questions, drone powered Internet & more!

  • Episode 206: 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 205: 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 204: 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 203: 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 202: 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 201: 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 200: 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 199: 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 198: 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 197: 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 196: 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 195: 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 194: 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 193: 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!