Sun, 19 December 2010
Sat, 4 December 2010
Tim Frick at Mightybytes recently talked with Inc. Magazine journalist Minda Zetlin about how people are using Twitter. Zetlin had recently featured Frick in an article titled Secrets of Highly Effective Twitter Users. After that conversation, Frick wrote his own piece titled 10 Tips For Maximizing Your Twitter Account In this podcast, we review and comment on Frick’s ten tips.
Tip 1. 125 or less. Don’t max out characters.
Tip 2: Make the most of search functions.
Tip 3: Follow the right people
Tip 4: Trends and hashtags
Tip 5: Content strategy
Tip 6: Use URL shorteners
Tip 7: Don't stop at text
Tip 8: #NewTwitter Tip: Got TubeMogul
Tip 9: Find old Tweets.
Tip 10: Alert Yourself
Wed, 6 October 2010
Sat, 3 July 2010
This is our third network security podcast with Sam Bowne, Professor of Computer Networking and Information Technology from City College of San Francisco. We continue our discussion with Sam sharing his thoughts on security and providing us with a snapshot of some of the latest and greatest developments in the field of network security.
In the Podcast we discuss - among other things:
A living bot army control center. IE and Firefox: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/05/revisiting-the-eleonore-exploit-kit/
The recent Google I/O conference which Sam attended. At the conference Sam got a couple of phones one of which (a Droid)he is awarding as a prize in an IPv6 contest: http://samsclass.info/ipv6/droid-contest.html
The Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification program: http://bit.ly/d4cRAK
Sam also discussed and provided a few more IPv6 related links:
IPv6 Panel: http://tinyurl.com/2746v7f
IPv6 Summit in Denver: http://tinyurl.com/23mu7u2
IPv6 Certification: http://ipv6.he.net/certification/
IPv6 Tunnels: http://www.tunnelbroker.net/
Excellent slides explaining IPv6 for beginners: http://www.openwall.com/presentations/IPv6/
Sam's IPv6-only Web page here: http://samsclass6.info -- you won't see it with plain old IPv4 at all.
Wed, 9 June 2010
Joomla! is a popular open source content management system (CMS), that enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Last week I had the chance to discuss Joomla! with Natasha Goncharova and Tamar Schanfeld from TNR Global.
Sat, 8 May 2010
This Deep Dive report breaks down cloud computing into 11 categories and goes into more detail than the shorter white paper. What's really interesting is the categories are different in each document. You can see where the confusion lies when it comes to defining what cloud computing is. Here's the 11 cloud technologies we discuss:
We also discuss the CloudCamp event (great places to get info and meet people involved in cloud technologies) we hosted at Springfield Technical Community College last month and how you can get information on CloudCamps in your area.
Mon, 26 April 2010
On Sunday (4/25/10) Mike Q shared his initial impressions after some hands-on time with an iPad. Mike does a great job describing the device along with some of his favorite applications for the device. Here’s some of the questions he answers:
Note: After we recorded the podcast, the Israeli Government lifted the ban on the WiFi iPad.
Thu, 22 April 2010
On Tuesday, we did our second network security podcast with Sam Bowne, Professor of Computer Networking and Information Technology from City College of San Francisco. We had a nice discussion with Sam sharing his thoughts on security and providing us with a snapshot of some of the latest and greatest developments in the field of network security.
Here’s some of the questions we asked Sam:
In our last conversation you mentioned that you got a BS and PhD without ever graduating high school. A number of listeners were amazed that you were able to do this and wanted more details – for example did you get a GED? Did you take the SATs?
Mike sent over an article on password cracking – did you see anything interesting in that article?
It’s been over a month since we last spoke. You had mentioned the PWN 2 OWN contest and were also planning to attend some training. Could you tell us the outcome of the contest and anything interesting you learned in your training?
Any interesting news in network security exploits or defenses in the last month?
Sam discusses a number of things in the podcast including:
Sam's class content, email and lots of other great stuff can be found at http://samsclass.info/ Check him out - one of the best!
Fri, 2 April 2010
Femtocells are just starting to be deployed in a broad range of applications with major network operators announcing rollouts in the USA, Europe and Asia. They are basically small cellular base stations that people can put in their homes or businesses. They connect using a broadband connection (DSL, Cable, Fiber, etc) in the home or business. ABI Research forecasts that the total femtocell market in 2010 will reach 2.3 million units, and will exceed 45 million within five years. In this podcast we take a look at this emerging communications technology.
Tue, 23 March 2010
In this podcast, we’d like to introduce Dr Sam Bowne – Professor of Computer Networking and Information Technology from City College of San Francisco. Gordon and I have known or known of Sam since 2004. Sam is a tremendous classroom instructor bringing his extensive expertise in and passion for networking and network security to his students and his colleagues. Sam is also generous with his knowledge, making his lectures and classroom materials available to anyone who wants to learn. In what we hope will be a recurring role, Sam joins us today to share his thoughts on security and provide us with a snapshot of the latest and greatest developments in the field of network security.
Here's some of the questions Sam answers:
1. Sam you have a BS and a PhD in Physics – how did you end up in networking and security?
2. You’ve been at CCSF since 2000 – what classes do you teach?
3. Ethical hacking? Sounds like an oxymoron – what do you mean by ethical hacking?
4. I know you’ve taken some of your students to DEFCON in Las Vegas. This conference of hackers is probably unlike anything our listeners have ever attended. Could you tell us a little about it?
5. Are most of the attendees self-taught or do they attend formal classes?
6. In terms of recent developments (threats, security solutions, and research), what’s been on your radar screen lately?
7. Sam how do you keep up with all of this information?
8. What about your own skills and knowledge? How do you keep these up-to-date?
9. If a student is interested in learning more about networking – in particular securing a network, how would you advise them to get started? What sort of characteristics – in a student – would make them a good candidate for this type of work?
10. Now for something from a chat session with a student:
What advice can you give my studemt?
Sam's class content, email and lots of other info can be found at http://samsclass.info/ Check him out!!