Podcast Episode Jan 14, 2016 – Cryptolocker/Cryptowall

Click here to listen to the latest podcast about the Cryptowall virus that encrypts your data for a ransom!  

Blink for Home

Blink for home, Dave the IT guy, Cincinnati, tech, review

——–Update 1/21/16: After receiving my 5 camera system and setting it up, I ran into a couple of issues. One, some of the cameras displayed a green screen (like night vision mode). Sent an email to support at Blink and

Survival Skills 101 – Update!

Fat guys in the woods, Survival 101, CIncinnati, Ohio, David Howard

All kinds of new things have come along since my initial announcement about this class. Starting Feb 6, 2016 and running from 9a-1pm on three Saturdays in a row, you can come meet some of the most experienced survivalists and

How to open a can without tools

Do you  have a can of tuna, or something else but no can opener? Do you have some concrete or a smooth rock handy? Don’t fret, because here is a video to show you how to get to that food,

Survival Skills 101

Come join Dave and other guest instructors as we bring you three days of survival skills. During our three Saturdays in February 2016, we’ll talk about the following topics, and when time allows, we’ll add more topics: Fire starting without

Bleeding wound care on the trail

As many will tell you, a good survivalist has trained in first aid, minor trauma and wound care. Some of the most trouble you can get into while in the bush is trauma that causes bleeding. There are several methods

Karma Personal Hotspot

Karma Hotspot

There are plenty of hot spots you could use. One of them is the Karma Go, which I’ll take a few minutes to talk about. The Karma Go is offering a “social Wifi” experience. What this means is that anyone

Hammock Camping

hammock camping

If you’re into camping, always had a tent, and haven’t ever tried hammock camping, allow me a few minutes to convince you to convert. Now, there are some drawbacks to hammock camping depending on your style and where you’re going.

Survival skills aren’t just for the boys

@survivalcreek #girlscouts #Survivalist earned her #apocabox badge by creating fire, built a shelter n purified h20 pic.twitter.com/GkRs46ZOXs — Dave The IT Guy (@DTIGCincy) September 4, 2015

Largest iPhone Hack ever!

Largest iPhone hack ever

Two days ago it was announced that the largest iPhone hack ever had occurred. This hack targeted a very specific segment of iPhone users, those with “jailbroken” phones. What that means is that someone modified the operating system to gain

So you’re a survivalist eh?

Come check out the new competition that anyone can get into! Escape the Woods is a competition event that has its inaugural event in Columbus, Ohio in September. Come learn from Creek Stewart and other instructors the skills you’ll need,

Corvettes Hacked- sort of

You know those little thingies you plug into your car’s OBD2 port for your insurance company to track your driving habits and giving you better rates? Well, researchers out of California have hacked a Corvette’s braking system by simply sending

SHTF Radio Frequencies

One of the often overlooked skills when it comes to survival or prepping is the ability to communicate long after cell phones no longer work. Recently, in Katrina and the NY area hurricanes, and of course during 9/11, the cell

Your car and garage hacked

We’ve talked about car hacks in the past, and now we’re talking how easy it is to break into almost every car made, and even Viper and Cobra alarm and remote systems. This isn’t new, more or less. People have

Another MAC Vulnerability

Still thinking your MAC is just safer than Windows? Are you not aware that hackers are now spending more time targeting Apple and their devices? Well you better be, because it is happening and this is just the next in

Do you know how to tie knot?

Bowline Knot, survival knots, knots

There are many knots, used for various reasons. Many have survival implications, even if you’re not in a survival mode. Tie a knot the wrong way, and many bad things could potentially happen. Did you know tying a knot into

Best Windows 10 hidden features

Windows 10 best hidden features

Windows 10 became publicly available last week.  There have been several questions, comments and concerns about how good Win10 will be. Many want to know if it’s worth upgrading, etc. Well, there are some great features in Windows 10 that

Survival Stove and Heaters

So you find yourself stranded in your car, in a camper, cabin or even a tent during some freak snowstorm or other cold weather situation. There are several stoves you can build that work in enclosed, tight spaces. Let’s talk

The Hacker Search Engine – Shodan

Shodan, the hacker search engine

So you’re curious about “things attached to the Internet” or otherwise known as the IOT (Internet of Things), but you don’t know how to find them. You can find cameras, refrigerators, routers, servers, nanny cams, exploits and just about anything

Hackers hit United Airlines

Data has been stolen on millions of travelers. Not only personal information, but the travel patterns that could be used for kidnappings, blackmail, robbery of empty homes and so many other sinister uses.  Chinese government hackers are suspected, the exact

VPN and why it’s the best money you will spend this year

So you hit the coffee houses, airports, hotels and your favorite lunch spots with your laptop, cell phone or tablet to get some work done or just surf the web? Do you login to your email? How about checking on

Adult FriendFinder Hacked!

Adult Friend Finder hacked

Adult FriendFinder was hacked just a couple of days ago. More than 15 million user’s information was stolen, with 3.9M leaked onto the internet already. Names, email addresses, zip codes, sexual preferences and much more was included in the leak.

Tesla’s Powerwall

Tesla Power Wall Battery

Join me Tuesday May 5th at 11:30 am on the Scott Sloan Show on 700WLW as we introduce you to one of the most incredible changes coming to home power, the Tesla Powerwall. For $3500, you can have 10kwh of

Cincy Preparedness Expo – May 30-31 2014

Cincy Preparedness Expo

Come join us at the Sharonville Convention Center on May 30th and 31st at the Cincy Preparedness Expo. Although I will be one of the featured speakers, you won’t want to miss Saturday’s Keynote address by retired Lt Col Oliver

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