Post RSA Giveaway

I’m currently working on a post about my experience at RSA Conference 2016. In the meantime, I’ve got a bunch of swag I got that I would like to pass on to someone who would appreciate it more than I would.

MSI and PC Part Picker’s Dream PC Contest

Hi guys, I’m currently working on a much longer post, much like my first major post in this blog (about the 1+ One) that will also act as my entry into this contest: http://gvwy.io/2bct530
The grand prize is a $2000 gaming PC that is customized by you.

TL;DR Whatever PC you build up is what you win. To follow the update on it, take a look at my current build

I’m hoping to finish the write up by this Friday, but it’ll definitely be up by 2/15/2016 as that is the contest end date.

Amazon Prime Day!!

As you all know, it’s 7/15 which Amazon has declared “Prime Day, 2015!” Therefore, it’s about that time you get on those awesome deals that are “better than black friday.”

Why are you still here? get on it!

Deals everywhere!

Great Cases for a great price!

If anyone needs a case for their iPhone, please let me know, I have discount codes for the following:

NT636CRS
Link to NT636CRS
Promotional code: FR8V-H7UZ3S-G2MV45
http://smile.amazon.com/New-Trent-Trentium-Protective-Interchangeable/dp/B00MXDZFFM/ie=UTF8?m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&keywords=iphone+6+case

NT636CRL
Link to NT636CRL
Promotional code: S42R-HD97XJ-HSFW4F
http://smile.amazon.com/New-Trent-Trentium-Protective-Interchangeable/dp/B00NF2J6ZK/ie=UTF8?m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&keywords=iphone+6+plus+case

NT636TCS
Link to NT636TCS
Promotional code: LFFF-MRSX2U-S7PQCJ
http://smile.amazon.com/iPhone-New-Trent-Trenti-Transparent/dp/B00SUFASV8/ie=UTF8?m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&keywords=iphone+6+case

NT630CR
Link to NT630CR
Promotional code: 39KX-S6443M-9R3YJ
http://smile.amazon.com/New-Trent-Trentium-Protector-Included/dp/B00G6WDYPO/ie=UTF8?m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&keywords=iphone+5+case

Also, I will be running a giveaway for one of each of these cases. I have both used and reviewed all of these and personally vouch for how durable these cases are made.

FYI Those interested in the 1+ One

Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have been using the Oppo 1+ One for the last few months and I still have yet to find a phone that performs as well as this one in terms of battery life, processing power, and usability. Although it is a little big in the pocket and in the hand, I am still reluctant to change phones as I have in the past.

The 1+ One will be having a “no-invite required” sale tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the following link: https://oneplus.net/?ref=tuesday

Those of you who have been anxiously waiting on an invite can hop over to that link tomorrow at 12AM PST to get your hands on this flagship killer of a phone!

Never Settle.
-The Nerd in Black

Beware of the POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

This post may be a little bit late, however, I feel it pertinent to inform you all of a vulnerability that was discovered about year ago. To protect yourselves, it would be best to disable SSL 3.0 which is a technology that is nearly 18 years old. More info can be found here: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-poodle-bites-exploiting-ssl-30.html

Instructions on how to disable SSL 3.0 is listed below:

FIREFOX (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/967266)

Current Firefox no longer have a user interface setting to disable TLS or SSL3, but you can make the change on the about:config page. Future Firefox versions will support higher TLS versions (1.1 and 1.2) and both SSL3 and TLS 1.0 are enabled by default.
You can set the security.tls.version.min and security.tls.version.max prefs to 0 to disable TLS (0 means SSL3)

See also:

0 means SSL 3.0, 1 means TLS 1.0, 2 means TLS 1.1, etc.

GOOGLE CHROME

In Advanced setting, Network>Change Proxy Settings, Advanced tab, uncheck “Use SSL 3.0”. Default is unchecked.

IE 9.

Internet option, advanced tab, uncheck use SSL 3.0

Remain protected,

The Nerds in Black

Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Skype/OneDrive mystery giveaway. This particular time, it was for the first 4 “friends” of my Facebook page: facebook.com/Nerds.Black

The winners are as follows:

Emmanuel Eng – 200GB of cloud storage courtesy of Microsoft/OneDrive

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Mike A. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

Abraham C. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

George Y. – 1  year of Skype Unlimited World subscription and Wi-Fi courtesy of Microsoft

All Winners have been contacted. Stay tuned for the next giveaway!

-The Nerds in Black
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