Buzz Out Loud 1337: It's one thing to sniff the cookie...

It's our long-awaited Nerd Show (i.e., episode 1337), and in my opinion, we rose to the occasion admirably. Our show covers everything from the iPhone security secret sequence to how to become a lazy hacker. Plus, WiFi Direct certification, a ghostly white iPhone sighting, and PAT vs. NAT. Again. -- m011yW00t

It's our long-awaited Nerd Show (i.e., episode 1337), and in my opinion, we rose to the occasion admirably. Our show covers everything from the iPhone security secret sequence to how to become a lazy hacker. Plus, WiFi Direct certification, a ghostly white iPhone sighting, and PAT vs. NAT. Again. -- m011yW00t

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EPISODE 1337

Top Stories

Secret Button Sequence Bypasses iPhone Security
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/iphone-snoop/

Firesheep boasts 100,000+ downloads in 24 hours–lazy hackers, unite!
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/lazy-hackers-twitter-firesheep-boasts-100000-downloads-faceboo/

Firesheep usage leads to Idiocy
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2010/10/26/firesheep-usage-leads-to-idiocy.html

Wi-Fi Direct certification begins today, device-to-device transmission starting soon
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/25/wi-fi-direct-certification-begins-today-device-to-device-transm/

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Other Stories

MacBook Air may not have to be taken out of bag at airport security
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/10/26/macbook.airport/

Amazon wins fight to keep customer records private
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020680-281.html

Digg To Layoff 37% Of Staff, Product Refocus Imminent
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20020629-36.html

Digg's former CEO Jay Adelson has "no regrets" about not taking offers
http://venturebeat.com/2010/10/25/diggs-former-ceo-jay-adelson-has-no-regrets-for-not-taking-offers/

Zynga value tops Electronic Arts on virtual goods
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-10-26/zynga-s-value-tops-electronic-arts-on-virtual-goods.html

Ghostly white iPhone sighting, just in time for Halloween!
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/26/white-iphone-4-shows-up-in-apples-apple-store-app-reserve-yours-now/

Nielsen cops to iPad stat cock-up
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/25/nielsen_restates_ipad_stats/

Kickers and Science
Sears opens new demographic: Zombies
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_Zombie?origin=zeta
http://optimalbranddevelopment.com/blog/sears-caters-undead-zombie-website/

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John the Akronite on Google wifi sniffing

Email (buzz@cnet.com)

In response to the Screen Lock issue discussed in episode 1336, I have to agree with you, that Steve Jobs has absolutely no reasoning behind changing it to a mute switch. I love using the screen lock, and when I used my iPod Touch before getting the iPad, I was sometimes frustrated by not being able to lock the screen orientation. Now that it is so easy to do on the iPad, there is absolutely no point in getting rid of it, in order to have it do something that is already done by the button right below it. While I do somewhat (and I stress, somewhat) understand why Steve does not want Flash on iOS devices, due to fears of slowing down the web browsing speeds, this makes no sense. Did people really complain about not having a mute switch?, because I've never had one on an iOS devices, and I don't really need one. Steve, stop being unreasonable just to be unreasonable.

-Jack W, the thirteen year old BOL fan

And, in honor of Leet day, I used an online Leet translator to translate the above email, just for fun.

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-J4ck W, 7h3 7hir733n y34r 01d BOL f4n

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Hey, Buzz crew, I was studying the requirements for the Windows 7 platform, (I work for a wireless retail store), and couldn’t help but smile when I read that all Window 7 phones have to include a FM radio. The RIAA must have gotten to Balmer. Well, that ensures Windows 7′s success, so doubt ye not anymore!
Love the show and all involved,
Robert Bell

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Dear Buzz Crew.

The person who emailed with the well actually about it being PAT that we should thank for not running out of IPv4 addresses was not exactly correct. PAT is a subset of NAT. Without NAT, PAT would not work. NAT by its self would also not work. You need to use NAT and PAT in conjunction.

Joel Teichroeb

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