TekThing 161 – Bitcoin Sucks For Gaming PCs!!! Our Video Gear, Fingbox Home Network Security

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FISA Lives On & The NSA Keeps Surveillance Authority – ThreatWire

The NSA can legally monitor some communications, some google chrome extensions were found to be malicious, and OnePlus had a credit card hack. All that coming up now on ThreatWire.

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http://www.zdnet.com/article/congress-demanded-nsa-spying-reform-instead-they-let-you-down/
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3n83g/senate-fisa-702-warrantless-surveillance-nsa
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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne45jd/rand-paul-filibuster-fisa-702-senate

Google Chrome Once Again Target of Malicious Extensions

https://www.icebrg.io/blog/malicious-chrome-extensions-enable-criminals-to-impact-over-half-a-million-users-and-global-businesses
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/500000-chrome-users-fall-prey-to-malicious-extensions-in-google-web-store/
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/malicious-chrome-extension-is-next-to-impossible-to-manually-remove/

New Chrome and Firefox extensions block their removal to hijack browsers

OnePlus Confirms Credit Card Breach Impacted Up to 40,000 Customers

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/jan-19-update-an-update-on-credit-card-security.752415/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/oneplus-confirms-hack-exposed-credit-cards-of-phone-buyers/

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How to setup Metasploitable 3 – Metasploit Minute

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TekThing 160 – Anker Roav VIVA Alexa Car Charger, 33 More CES 2018 Products, Razer Linda vs. Sentio Superbook

CES Trends, 33 More CES 2018 Products! Anker Roav VIVA Alexa Enabled Car Charger, Razer Linda vs. Sentio Superbook
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01:14 CES TRENDS
What was driving CES 2018 this year? AI that’s not so I, Voice Assistance and Commands (Google Assistant was everywhere.) Wireless charging is back in a serious way, thanks to Apple iPhones and wireless charging compatibility. (Shannon was admiring chargers from Belkin, iOttie, and Satechi). IoT security? Not so much. Robots? VR??? Watch the video to find out!
http://www.belkin.com/us/Products/mobile-accessories/Chargers-%26-Cables/Chargers/c/wireless-chargers/
http://amzn.to/2rfy5Tt
http://amzn.to/2DHttIJ

13:50 Anker ROAV VIVA Alexa Enabled Car Charger Review
Roav, Anker’s mobile division, announced the VIVA Alexa Enabled Car Charger. Patrick got to test it his drive back home from CES. How did running Alexa voice commands off a car charger go in a twenty-two year old mechanical diesel??? Watch the video to find out!
https://goroav.com/pages/viva
http://amzn.to/2DyCd2C

19:37 More CES 2018!!!
Last week we dropped a whole bunch of segments from the CES 2018 show floor, from the best new TVs, to Razer’s Project Linda, giant thumbdrives, LG’s booth, and quite a bit more… but Patrick had a ton more picks, including AMD’s second gen 12nm “Zen+” Ryzen CPUs, Pioneer’s Tacoma crew cab demoing their new Z series and refreshed D series speakers, AstroReality’s 3D printed moon and AR app for exploring it… and you’ll find another 18 or so in the video!

29:43 Gaming Laptop Recco
Sue writes, “I am interested in purchasing a gaming laptop that must be compatible with the Acer Mixed Reality Headset. My budget currently is $1,000, but tell me if that is too low for a great gaming laptop.” $1000 is fine for most gaming, but for VR (or that Mixed Reality headset) it’ll be a stretch. Shannon suggests a budget of $1400, discusses minimum CPU and GPU picks in the video, and options such as Alienware gaming laptops in the video!
https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/50932/~/acer-windows-mixed-reality-headset-system-compatibility-list
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-13-laptop?~ck=mn

33:06 Sentio Superbook vs. Razer Dock
Benny emailed ask@tekthing.com, “Why is the Razer dock gets all this attention?? I know the phone serves as a touchpad, but the Sentio SuperBook is just as close to market.” We talk about the $3 million SuperBook (formerly Andromium) Kickstarter Project (and the Skarp Lazer Razer), and why Razer’s Linda is getting all the press!

https://www.razerzone.com/projectlinda

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-skarp-laser-razor-21st-century-shaving#/updates/all

https://www.sentio.com/preorder#here

37:33 Do Something Analog:
Like the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 441, who, Jack writes, made pillowcases for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado so they could learn to sew the bumpers for their competition robot. Jack adds, “Many kids have chronic diseases and spend lots of time in the hospital. A handmade pillowcase is one of the few ways that they can liven up and personalize their room!!! Way to go Team 441!!!
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Meltdown and Spectre – Everything You Need To Know – ThreatWire

Everything you need to know about Spectre and Meltdown. All that coming up now on ThreatWire.

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https://www.cnet.com/news/chips-exploit-meltdown-spectre-security-flaws-afflict-arm-phones-and-intel-pcs/
https://meltdownattack.com/
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fix-meltdown-spectre-intel-amd-arm-windows-mac-android-ios/
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/intel-ceos-sale-of-stock-just-before-security-bug-reveal-raises-questions/
https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html
chrome://flags/#enable-site-per-process
http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-ibm-preps-firmware-and-os-fixes-for-vulnerable-power-cpus/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/spectre-mitigations-arrive-in-latest-nvidia-gpu-drivers/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/major-linux-distros-have-meltdown-patches-but-thats-only-part-of-the-fix/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-vs-meltdown-ubuntu-gets-second-update-after-first-one-fails-to-boot/
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-ipad-mac-ios-safari-processor-flaw-meltdown-spectre-intel-arm/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-firmware-glitch-intel-warns-of-risk-of-sudden-reboots/
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073707/windows-os-security-update-block-for-some-amd-based-devices
https://doublepulsar.com/important-information-about-microsoft-meltdown-cpu-security-fixes-antivirus-vendors-and-you-a852ba0292ec
http://www.securityweek.com/fake-meltdownspectre-patch-installs-malware
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-meltdown-and-spectre-vulnerability-advisories-patches-and-updates/
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https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7625886
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Hak5 2319 – [[ PAYLOAD ]] – OS Detection Payload

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TekThing 159 – CES 2018! New TVs From LG, Samsung, TCL, HiSense, Virtual Reality, 1TB Flash Drives, and more!

For those that requested it, here are each of our CES 2018 segments exported into one long video! These are the same segments already uploaded to Youtube, just clumped into one video. Thank you for supporting our coverage of CES!
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Luggage That Follows You + Smart Water Leak Sensors? We saw a lot on curious things at CES Unveiled, including the HIP’AIR by Helite air bag for seniors, the Guardian Leak Prevention System, LifeFuels water bottle (and system), and the ForwardX CX1 Self Driving Luggage Case. 

Razer’s Project Linda Phone Laptop Dock Actually Looks Cool! This 13.3″ docking station for your Razer Phone was just announced at CES 2018. We get a first look and hands on with the prototype!
The Best TVs of CES 2018 – LG, Samsung, TCL, Hisense, Sony: Robert Heron joins us to discuss LG’s OLED upgrades, how Samsung can catch up to OLED color quality, TCL’s new bargain lineup, some sweet new TVs from HiSense, and Sony’s 10,000 nit true HDR TV! 

Coolest Hacker Gadget? This PDA Dual Boots Linux and Android! The Gemini by Planet Computers is a TINY Linux and Android PC marketed for folks who want an updated PDA, but Shannon’s got some more hackery uses for it!

CHERRY MX Low Profile RGB Keys FIRST LOOK Can CHERRY make a key 35% thinner and keep the great MX Red feel?
Testing the Panasonic Lumix GH5S During CES 2018 Blackout When CES gives you a blackout, it’s a great time to test the low light performance of a new camera! 

AMD Radeon GPU Inside an Intel Mobile CPU!!! Kaby Lake-G Launches at CES 2018. Announced back in November, the new 8th Gen Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M processors are going to be making for fast gaming and workstation laptops from HP and Dell, along with Intel NUCs soon! How fast are the RX Vega M Graphics? Watch the video! 

3D Printers at CES 2018 – LulzBot, Raise3D, MarkForged, Polymaker, More! What’s new in 3D printing? David Randolph from printedsolid.com joins us with an insider’s take on the new products on the show floor! 

New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon Get Dolby Vision! Patrick got hands on with the new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga at CES 2018! Both get enhanced Dolby Vision for excellent video quality.

VR Hands On – The HTC Vive Pro With Glasses – How Good Does It Really Look? Shannon got to play Raw Data on the HTC Vive Pro… the resolution is up 78% from the original. Is it worth upgrading? Watch the video to find out!

Sandisk & Western Digital: We got hands on with the Tiny SanDisk Ultra Fit 256GB Flash Drive, 1TB USB-C Flash Drive, and Extreme Portable 2TB SSD, and Western Digital’s new SSD version of the My Passport, the Wireless SSD announced at CES 2018! Plug and Stay? Deets in the video! 

LG Booth Tour at CES 2018!!! New TVs, LG CLOi, Nano Cell Display, and ThinQ AI: Shannon walks you through LG’s crazy CES booth, from giant walls of displays, to the new A9 OLED processor, CLOi (and her AI), voice assisted refrigerators (Why?), and more! 

Nvidia’s Big Format Gaming Displays Are The PC Gamer’s Dream Monitor: Nvidia’s 65″gaming displays are -not- TVs, tho movies look great on ’em. They’re the best gaming monitors that Shannon’s ever seen!
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Hak5 2318 – [[ PAYLOAD ]] – Best Payload Practices

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TekThing 158 – New Dell XPS 13, HP Chromebooks, CES 2018, More Reasons Your Computer Gets Fried, Kill-A-Watt!!!

New Laptops! Dell XPS 13, HP HP Chromebook 14 G5 and 11 G6 Education Edition! CES 2018, Floating Neutral, Kill-A-Watt
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00:56 TekThing Meetup Las Vegas
Happy New Year!!! If you’re in Las Vegas for CES, live in Las Vegas, or feel like getting yourself to Vegas on Tuesday, January 9th… come join Patrick, Shannon, Daily Tech News Show’s Tom Merrit, Sarah Lane, and Roger Chang at our CES meetup mashup! Level Up Arcade & Bar – MGM Grand, Tuesday Jan. 9, 8:00 PM! See ya there!

https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/nightlife/level-up.html

02:11 CES Previews from Dell & HP!
One of the weird things about the Consumer Electronics Show is getting briefed about new products weeeeeeks before they’re announced… which we can’t talk about. We can talk about Dell’s latest XPS 13 (It’s way more than white and rose gold!), and HP’s new Chromebooks, the HP Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition, and the HP Chromebook 14 G5. Details in the video!
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-9360-laptop
http://www.hp.com/country/us/en/welcome.html

06:45 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CES
Word is LG will show off the first ever 88 inch 8K OLED display at CES 2018… but we’re more excited about this year’s 4K HDR TVs, announcements from Intel and AMD, getting to see the latest from Nvidia, and Razer, and, of course, the latest headphones, home theater gear, new IoT gadgets, and, yes, if the automatic laundry folding machine -finally- work! Keep an eye on TekThing next week, we’ll posting a ton of video from the show…. Email ask @TekThing dot com and let us know what you want to see!
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/01/lg-shows-off-the-worlds-first-88-inch-8k-oled-display/
https://www.ces.tech

12:59 Echo Spot Privacy Idea
Seerpea posted on Patreon, “About the Echo Spot: wouldn’t 2 pieces of ‘scotch tape’ over the camera block imaging but allow for light conditioning?” Shannon tested it out at home, find out what happened in the video!
http://amzn.to/2DG3Xpp

14:57 Security Cam vs. Window Glass
Oscar’s wondering, will Amazon’s CloudCam “be compatible with the scenario of putting the camera inside hooked up, on a window sill with the camera facing outward to the backyard or facing the street. Wondering if it will work as expected with notifications.” Answer in the video!
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16:05 More Reasons Your Computer Gets Fried
@garfnodie aka CallMeDavid tweeted @TekThing “Few years ago, my Dad’s houses outlets were showing ~135v. Called power company and they were there and replaced poll transformer before end of day.” Doug emailed in to explain what a floating Neutral is, and why, you hsould “Call a licensed Electrician and get this checked-out promptly.” Now! More deets in the video, and if you’ve got some help for a fellow viewer??? email ask@tekthing.com or tweet @tekthing!

17:27 Kill-A-Watt
Want a safe way to monitor the voltage and Hz coming from your wall, and to find out how much electricity your 120V gear is sucking down? Try a Kill-A-Watt! More info in the video!
http://amzn.to/2Bsl20U

18:58 Do Something Analog
Like Jason, who says Here was my analog project, a 1947 Ford Tudor sedan carb rebuild, and you can’t fix it without a proper tool kit… and fur babies Gabriel and Angel! Photos of the carbs, car and critters in the video!
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Hak5 2317 – [[ PAYLOAD ]] – The Situation Response Payload

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