Dr. Bill.TV #319 – Audio – “The Santa Claus Tech News Edition!”

Microsoft Office 365 bug allows hackers to steal credentials, SuSE Linux does ‘What Does the Chameleon Say?’, Picard sings, ‘Let in Snow!’ sort of… Lastpass needs Chrome grant! GSotW: Jaksta! Roku has a real, official YouTube app in the Channel Store!

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Geek Software of the Week: Jaksta!

Jaksta Media RecorderI liked this week’s GSotW so much, I bought the full version! And that is really rare!

Jaksta – Download Video & Music from YouTube and 100,000+ Other Sites!

Jaksta Media Recorder

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Our support guys and girls know their stuff and are fast, friendly and speak English! They are located across the USA and cover all time zones.”

Finally, a YouTube Channel on Roku – Official!

Yes, it is true! The official, actual, real, I’m not kidding, Google sanctioned, YouTube Channel for Roku! Right now it is only for Roku 3, but it will soon come to the earlier models as well. Awesome sauce! Now, if you have the old, secret code, “bootleg” YouTube Channel, you will need to remove that, then go to the Channel Store and locate the new channel! I will do a run through in this week’s show. Stay tuned!

LastPass Requires New Permissions in Chrome

Here’s a note directly from LastPass:

LastPass & Changes to Google Chrome

The LastPass extension for Google Chrome has been updated today to address significant changes that Chrome is rolling out.

Starting in early January, Chrome is shutting off all extension updates that occur outside of the Chrome web store, in an effort to tighten security.

The update is now posted on the Google Chrome store, and we are automatically transferring over our users – most LastPass users will not need to take any action since the changes are happening behind-the-scenes.

However, some LastPass users may see a prompt for permissions to be granted to LastPass the next time they launch Chrome:

LastPass Image

If you see this prompt, please press ‘Allow’. If you see this prompt, a download will start automatically – we start this download because we detect that functionality was lost in the transfer, and the download allows us to add back this functionality.

Again, most users will not need to take any further action, and the prompts for permission are not a cause for concern.

Our updates will allow LastPass users to continue running the extension without issues when Chrome is updated in January 2014, and we will update our community if any other changes will affect LastPass.

Best,
The LastPass Team.

Vulnerability in Office 365 Allows Hackers to Steal Credentials

Ooopsy! Another Microsft security blunder!

Office 365 bug allows hackers to steal credentials

ZDNet – “Anyone hosting a Word document on their webserver can steal Microsoft Office 365 credentials due to a bug in how the cloud service attempts to authenticate users.

Adallom chief software architect Noam Liran discovered the bug, outlining how it works on his blog.

Office 365 requires users to log in to their account, and, when downloading a document from a SharePoint server, it verifies the credentials of the currently logged-in user by sending an authentication token.

The token should only be sent when the server is on the sharepoint.com domain. However, Liran found that by running his own server and sending back responses that would be expected of a legitimate SharePoint server, the user’s computer would send the authentication token anyway.

‘Now, my malicious web server, in possession of your private Office 365 authentication token, can simply go to your organisation’s SharePoint Online site, download all of it, modify it, or do whatever it wants, and you will never know about it. In fact, you won’t even know you got hit! It’s the perfect crime,’ he wrote.

Adallom has created a proof of concept video demonstrating how authentication tokens can be stolen.”

Dr. Bill.TV #318 – Video – “The Valve Does Linux Edition!”

Valve, the company behind Steam, joins the Linux Foundation! Ten new apps for the Google Chromecast! WordPress 3.8 is out, with a new Admin interface, this year’s top hand held gaming devices, GSotW: Format Factory, SteamOS will be released soon!

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Dr. Bill.TV #318 – Audio – “The Valve Does Linux Edition!”

Valve, the company behind Steam, joins the Linux Foundation! Ten new apps for the Google Chromecast! WordPress 3.8 is out, with a new Admin interface, this year’s top hand held gaming devices, GSotW: Format Factory, SteamOS will be released soon!

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Format Factory


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The Steam OS is Going to be Released Soon!

Valve will soon be releasing the SteamOS, and Open Source operating system designed to be the center of your home entertainment system and is based on Debian Linux. How cool is this!?

The Open Source SteamOS

“Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam. Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the living room.

Steam is coming to a new operating system. As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself. SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen. It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.

Living room & Steam
Finally, you don’t have to give up your favorite games, your online friends, and all the Steam features you love just to play on the big screen. SteamOS, running on any living room machine, will provide access to the best games and user-generated content available.

Fast forward
In SteamOS, we have achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and we’re now targeting audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating system level. Game developers are already taking advantage of these gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases.

Cooperating system
Steam is not a one-way content broadcast channel, it’s a collaborative many-to-many entertainment platform, in which each participant is a multiplier of the experience for everyone else. With SteamOS, “openness” means that the hardware industry can iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they’ve been able to. Content creators can connect directly to their customers. Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want. Gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they love. SteamOS will continue to evolve, but will remain an environment designed to foster these kinds of innovation.

Four new Steam features focused on the living room. Available soon in both SteamOS and the Steam client.

In-home Streaming
You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have – then your SteamOS machine can stream those games over your home network straight to your TV!

Music, TV, Movies
We’re working with many of the media services you know and love. Soon we will begin bringing them online, allowing you to access your favorite music and video with Steam and SteamOS.

Family Sharing
In the past, sharing Steam games with your family members was hard. Now you can share the games you love with the people you love. Family Sharing allows you to take turns playing one another’s games while earning your own Steam achievements and saving your individual game progress to the Steam cloud.

Family Options
The living-room is family territory. That’s great, but you don’t want to see your parents’ games in your library. Soon, families will have more control over what titles get seen by whom, and more features to allow everyone in the house to get the most out of their Steam libraries.”

And, you will be able to download it soon, and install it on your own hardware! Stay tuned!

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