65Bits #192: A Sad Week

We are here solemnly to declare this episode a very sad week for all things technology. We discuss about the death of free open wireless, delays with the white iPhone 4, no more iPad orientation lock, and Sony stops producing the original cassette walkmans.

It’s a very sad week indeed.
DK, Justin, Justin

[1:00] Firesheep – Beware when you use Wireless@SG, Mozilla: No ‘kill switch’ for Firesheep add-on, How To Protect Against Firesheep Attacks
[16:55] Apple delays white iPhone 4 into spring 2011
[20:00] iPad’s orientation lock to mute switch change will be permanent
[24:45] Sony to Stop Producing the Walkman

  • anonymous

    WEP won’t protect against firesheep, since the encryption key is always the same.

    saying too much assholes in the podcast that it’s becoming irritating.

  • NTT

    @Anonymous.

    Thanks!! Agreed about WEP. It was broken a long time ago anyway. No one should be using it. Actually WPA2 also doesn’t seem to be that perfect. There have been reports of people managing to get dangerously close to breaking that too.

  • DK

    Anonymous: Sorry for over using the word asshole. I guess I’m too pissed off with that fellow that I can’t help it.

    WEP does protect against firesheep since data transmitted is encrypted. Not everyone knows how to crack WEP. But almost everyone knows how to use firesheep.

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A weird, passionate geek for technology with an undying love to pick at every flaw that will hopefully improve technology all around. Owns a lovely MacBook Pro with 8gigs of ram, involved intimately with Linux and works closely with Microsoft technologies. Wants to own an iPhone 4, owns an HTC Hero Android phone, Nexus One, once owned an iPhone 3g, still owns a 1st gen Sony Ericsson W800i. A coder of many languages, from Haskell to C#, from F# to Ruby. A jack of all technology, a master of one. Motto is "Taking over the world with every line of code". To contact me, email justin at tech65 dot org or check out my site justinlee.sg.
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