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Myrna has lost her internet connection. She also found something called "Teredo" on her machine. Has she been hacked? Leo says no. Teredo is a new software standard which gives access to IP vs. 6 Internet IP addresses, called "IP tunneling," and Myrna's ISP probably enabled it as it was already part of Windows.
After the massive data breach at Target, Banks are finally planning to use the Chip and Pin technology, and will be done by October 2015. You'll be using your credit card, which will then ask you for a PIN. Leo says it's about time. While it won't completely prevent hackers from stealing credit cards, it will make it much harder. How will it affect online purchases? Leo says not much. Users will probably have to give some supporting information, but that's about it.
Bill saw an ad for long range WiFi antenna that will enable him to pick up signals 1000 feet away. Should he be concerned with security? Leo says no. A receiver won't extend his Wi-Fi signal. For that, he would need a Wi-Fi extender. There are several of them.
If he's looking to "borrow a cup of WiFi," it won't work, and would be rather unethical without the permission of the Wi-Fi Host. Leo recommends FreedomPop. He'll have to buy the hotspot, but after that, the data is free.
Marshall was on the LA Weekly music blog and it locked up Safari. Leo says being on a Mac, it's unlikely to be a browser hijack. Marshall says he can't even reset it, though. So he force quit and went back to the site and it's still the same. This was probably trying to install a Windows program on his Mac, because these attacks don't target Macs.
The chatroom is saying to hold down Shift while opening Safari. That will keep it from opening the previous session, which had the site that was causing him problems. He should still reset his Safari browser from the menu, though.
Johnny Jet is in Canada, not at the Olympics. He went to the London Olympics two years ago. Leo says that it's probably a good thing since on Twitter, the hashtag #sochiproblems is lighting up twitter with issues in rooms, unfinished hotels, and bad water. Leo says he'd rather go to the World Cup. Johnny says it's fun to travel to those destinations, but not during a big event like the olympics. It'll cost two to three times as much, it'll be tough to get reservations, and it's even more likely you'll get robbed during them. Better to go either before or after the event.
Leo says that Facebook's new app Facebook Paper, an app that turns your facebook feed into something that looks like a magazine, could end up killing their original app. And Leo says that's a good thing. To succeed you have to push forward and leave the past behind, and Facebook Paper is a beautifully designed app. And Heather says it makes it easier to fly past the boring stuff.
Bill is having problems with someone who is maligning him on the Internet by posting stuff that isn't true. Leo says all he can really do is sue them for liable. The record industry does this with music pirates. Unfortunately he can't force Google to take it down. He'll have to get a lawyer who knows about Internet law and sue them.
Chip has a hobby of winning prizes through Facebook and other media. He would like to figure out a way to enter without using his Facebook account. Leo says that a token is used to link to his "Like," and without it, he can't enter. One way around it is to use a fake account, but it is cheating in a way.
Brent called last week about setting up a mail server and it was true that his ISP was blocking port 25 for that purpose. So what does he do with using his own domain name? Leo says that he has his own domain name at leoville.com and he doesn't run a mail server. He just runs Leoville.com through GMail.
Brent should figure out where his domain name is hosted. In the domain name settings, he can add an MX record, which will tell the domain to bounce his email to GMail. It'll automatically route the emails to his GMail account.
Fox will be streaming the Super Bowl today with no authentication, so anyone can watch online. Leo says that's pretty huge and is a next step for cord cutters. Amazing.