Saturday, March 8, 2008

Episode 4 - Email and Spam

Email and Spam: How Email works and how to reduce your spam intake.

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Topics covered:

  • How Email gets from A to B;

  • How spammers use weaknesses in the Email protocols to send email without revealing their identity;

  • The damage spam can do;

  • Reducing the amount of spam you receive.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Episode 3 - Malware

Malware: Viruses, Trojans and other very bad things, and how to protect yourself and your computer. New and Improved Sound Quality! Enriched with Vitamin B12!

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Topics covered:

  • What Malware is;

  • How Malware gets into your computer - email attachments, fake browser plugins and bad toolbars;

  • Preventing Malware intrusions - antivirus programs and precautions you can take;

  • Email scams (starring the famous Nigerian 419 scam);

  • Cookies.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Episode 2 - The Internet and the World Wide Web

What the Internet and the World Wide Web are.

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Topics covered:

  • The Internet as a collection of machines;

  • The Internet as Servers and Clients;

  • The World Wide Web;

  • For New Users: where to begin.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Episode 1 - Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

A high-level overview of the major parts of a computer and the basic functions of Operating Systems.

Apologies for the appalling sound quality. I'm working on it and hope to have this fixed before posting Episode 2.


Topics covered:
  • CPU;

  • RAM and ROM;

  • Hard Disks;

  • OS Resource Management and User Interface.
Next episode due approx. Feb 11.

Episode 0 - Introduction

Introducing Geek To Guru

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Topics covered:

  • Who this podcast is for
  • What I'll be covering, in general terms