ESET Endpoint Solutions

  • Episode 325
  • December 10, 2013
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Special guest, Bill Mylchreest from ESET joins us to discuss the current state of viruses and security, and how ESET works not only to protect, but to educate its users.

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  • {play 2:12}Interview: Robbie speaks with Bill Mylchreest, Channel Manager for ESET North America about the current state of security on the web and what ESET does to protect and educate its users.
    • Who ESET is.
    • The changes in viruses and malware with today's modern "connected" world.
    • Why so many social media profiles and financial credentials are hacked.
    • The concerns about using the same password with multiple services.
    • The ESET user base is everyone from small businesses to large scale government deployments and health care.
    • How "the cloud" has played into the architecture of ESET's antivirus products through Live Grid® and ThreatSense.NET®.
    • How hash sums of files make ESET Endpoint Antivirus products perform faster than the competition using the cloud.
    • ESET sees as many as 200,000 new virus samples each and every day.
    • What motivates hackers to create viruses: money.
    • Phishing scams can trick users into providing personal information to hackers, regradless of whether you're on Windows, Mac OS or Linux.
    • ESET prevents phishing scams from reaching the end user.
    • ESET has a great blog chock-full of information about all things related to cyber security at welivesecurity.com. Check it out!
    • ESET doesn't just provide antivirus as a product, but also education to help keep people safe online. Bill recommends viewers review securingourecity.org, a non-profit organization focused on providing cyber security education.
    • ESET's current line of products offers device control in addition to the antivirus and anti-malware features, allowing you to protect or prevent removable media.
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) means viruses could come from staff devices brought from home, and ESET offers BYOD protection.
    • ESET has won many awards, including the prestigious Virus Bulletin 100 award more than 80 times, meaning the ESET antivirus product blocks 100% of In The Wild viruses while having no false positives.
    • ESET offers a very light footprint which won't slow your computer down, and doesn't subject its users to an onslaught of popups.
    • ESET products can be purchased in Canada or the USA via our affiliate link (supports the show) at cat5.tv/eset. For users wishing to purchase ESET products (or download a free trial) outside Canada or the USA, please visit eset.com.
    • Linux, Mac and Windows users are all susceptible to phishing scams.
    • We're a long way off from a virus and malware-free online world, but cyber-training from ESET will help users protect themselves through knowledge.
    • Drawbot joins the Category5 chat room and gives a $25 Visa gift card to thiebaude. Congratulations!
  • {play 27:40}Thank you to all our viewers who have sent in donations this week to support Category5 Technology TV.
  • {play 28:38}Perks have started going out from our Indiegogo campaign: smiles, personally autographed business cards, personally autographed 8x10s and netTALK Duo devices are in studio and ready to be shipped!
  • {play 32:06}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
    • More than 2 million Facebook, Google and Yahoo account passwords have been posted online.
    • Eight global technology firms have called for “wide-scale changes” to US government surveillance.
    • The “Brightest Flashlight” app for Android has been tracking your every movement and covertly sharing the data with third parties.
    • The new USB spec means it’ll no longer matter which way you plug in your USB cable!
  • {play 40:24}Did you catch Robbie on Computer America a couple weeks back? If not, tune in via cat5.tv/computeramerica.
  • {play 40:51}Greetings to our newly registered viewers.
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  • {play 43:37}Viewer Comment: While I appreciate what you're hoping to do with Category5 TV, I love the show as it is: easy and simple. It's cozy and has no need for the big fancy virtual studios.
  • {play 45:40}Viewer Comment: I watch Linux Action Show when I can and they brought up an issue with the Amazon affiliate program which you may wish to share with your viewers.
  • {play 47:06}Category5 introduced another CDN (cdn3.taliferguson.com) and tweaking our CDN distribution to keep costs manageable.
  • {play 48:53}Viewer Question: I run an old P4 and want to install an SSD. Can you discuss TRIM?
  • {play 53:36}Viewer Question: I setup Screenlets as you explained on Episode 310 but I don't see any applets. Can you help?
  • {play 55:51}Viewer Question: I've got a Raspbery Pi setup with a relay board to control Christmas lights, and it is synchronized to Christmas MIDI songs. How can I make a web page to allow me to control the MIDI files from my web browser?
    • This sounds like a fun project! We'll do this on Episode 326.

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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