GeekSpeak for 2014-08-30

Ice-water on Your Kid's Screen Time

Non-geeks in charge of cyber security, how to raise your kids in a digital age, is the Ice Bucket Challenge good? NB: In this episode we acknowledge the existence of fetishes, and name a couple.

Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

“An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover’s flash memory.”

NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away

IT administrators at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are preparing to perform an interplanetary remote wipe and reboot on its Martian Opportunity rover after the decade-old explorer began to get a bit senile.

non-geek White House Cybersecurity leader

This position should be filled by someone who knows a bit more about technology.

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

“AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable use statehouses to curb public Internet service.”

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

I mistakenly thought this story was about the White House Cybersecurity director, but it is two different positions.

Taking an active role in our kids' digital lives

This story triggered us to talk a lot about raising kids in a digital age.

4.5m Personal Records Breached

As many of you may have already been aware, a breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) affecting an estimated 4.5 million patients was recently revealed. TrustedSec obtained the first details on how the breach occured and new information relating to this breach. The initial attack vector was through the infamous OpenSSL “heartbleed” vulnerability which led to the compromise of the information.