Month: April 2014

Put on your Heartbleed – THDP14

Put on your Heartbleed – THDP14

Podcast
First, what is Heartbleed? It is a “security bug” that gives hackers the ability to decipher encrypted data (such as OpenSSL).  It has been exposing personal data such as user names, passwords, credit card payment data……basically anything that is used while making an online purchase transaction. It has been present in the popular Web encryption tool OpenSSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for about two years before it was exposed earlier in April.   Heartbleed got its name (according to Sharon Gaudin in an article for Computerworld that appeared April 10, 2014) because it affects an SSL extension software programmers call Heartbeat.  Though the bug affected a broad swath of websites and was found in many models of server and network equipment, reports of Heartbleed attacks on
WiFi – THDP13

WiFi – THDP13

Podcast
A few weeks back I make a big deal out of the fact that we had just earned our first download in Europe…….somebody in United Kingdom had downloaded one of our episodes.  Well, that person must have liked what they heard and talked about it.  Now three weeks later, we have nearly tripled our audience worldwide.  We have had listeners download at least an episode in nearly every nation in Europe.  As a matter of fact, we have listeners in 24 nations across the world.  I want to tip my hat to all you folks in all the 24 nations. Lest we forget about our American audience, we have listeners in 34 states.  Yep, 34 states.  I hope we can continue to earn your attention and loyalty as time marches on and we get better at podcasting and we get more and more guest interviews.   Tonight we
PowerShell and An Interview With Don Jones – THDP12

PowerShell and An Interview With Don Jones – THDP12

Podcast
  We are dedicating this podcast totally to Don Jones and our discussion of PowerShell.  Don is a multi-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.  He has written books too numerous to mention all of them here.   The have included Windows PowerShell: TFM, Windows Administrator’s Scripting Toolkit, VBScript WMI and ADSI Unleashed, PHP-Nuke Garage, Special Edition Using Commerce Server 2002, Definitive Guide to SQL Server Performance Optimization, and many more.  His current book is Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches. Don is a regular speaker at Microsoft Teched, Windows Connections, and TechMentor, and has written for Microsoft TechNet Magazine, Redmond Magazine, and on Web sites such as TechTarget and MCPMag.com.  Don is also a Senior Partner and Principal Tech