Monday, September 12, 2016

CBC Radio One Audio Stream for Windows Media Player



CBC Radio released new audio streaming urls as of Aug 2016. 


All of the MP3 streams below are streamed at sub-standard 48 Kbps bitrate.
"Going from 64 kbps to 128 kbps (internet standard) adds more important data than going from 128 kbps to 192 kbps"  A informative article on Slate to explains bitrate(kbps) in relation to audio quality. 

Good news the streams work natively for Windows Media Player, for the first time, which great news. 

Open Windows Media Player, and press keys simultaneously CTRL u to play. 

Source of Streaming URLs here......
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/includes/stream.html



Province   City   MP3
 
BC  Kamloops http://cbc_r1_kam.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/440/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_kam
    Kelowna  http://cbc_r1_kel.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/229/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_kel
    Prince George http://cbc_r1_prg.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/966/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_prg
    Vancouver http://cbc_r1_vcr.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/723/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_vcr
    Victoria http://cbc_r1_vic.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/728/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_vic
     
Yukon  
    Whitehorse http://cbc_r1_whs.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/319/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_whs
     
Alberta 
    Calgary http://cbc_r1_cgy.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/298/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_cgy
    Edmonton http://cbc_r1_edm.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/904/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_edm
     
Saskatchewan 
    Regina http://cbc_r1_reg.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/666/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_reg
    Saskatoon http://cbc_r1_ssk.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/842/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ssk
     
Manitoba 
    Winnipeg http://cbc_r1_wpg.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/831/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_wpg
     
Nunavut 
  Iqaluit http://cbc_r1_whs.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/319/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_whs
     
Ontario 
  Kitchener-Waterloo http://cbc_r1_ekw.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/63/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ekw
  London http://cbc_r1_ldn.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/104/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ldn
  Ottawa http://cbc_r1_ott.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/613/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ott
  Sudbury http://cbc_r1_sud.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/380/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_sud
  Thunder Bay http://cbc_r1_tba.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/245/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_tba
  Toronto http://cbc_r1_tor.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/632/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_tor
  Windsor http://cbc_r1_wdr.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/813/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_wdr
     
Quebec 
  Montreal http://cbc_r1_mtl.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/35/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_mtl
  Nord Quebec http://cbc_r1_n_mtl.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/823/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_n_mtl
  Quebec City http://cbc_r1_qqu.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/29/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_qqu
     
New Brunswick 
  Fredericton http://cbc_r1_frd.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/553/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_frd
  Moncton http://cbc_r1_mct.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/383/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_mct
  Saint John http://cbc_r1_snb.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/754/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_snb
     
Prince Edward Island 
  Charlottetown http://cbc_r1_chr.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/169/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_chr
     
Nova Scotia 
  Cape Breton http://cbc_r1_syd.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/897/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_syd
  Halifax http://cbc_r1_hfx.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/981/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_hfx
     
Newfoundland & Labrador 
  Corner Brook http://cbc_r1_cor.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/550/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_cor
  Grand Falls/Gander http://cbc_r1_gfa.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/492/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_gfa
  Labrador http://cbc_r1_gba.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/274/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_gba
  St. John's http://cbc_r1_snf.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/750/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_snf
     
Northwest Territories 
  Inuvik http://cbc_r1_ink.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/967/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ink
  Yellowknife http://cbc_r1_ykn.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/369/451661/v1/rc.akacast.akamaistream.net/cbc_r1_ykn

Friday, September 2, 2016

Phishing Email - RBC Immediate attention needed!

Phishing Email - RBC Immediate attention needed!

For the record a recent RBC phishing email is circulating and is here is for the record, in case it makes it past your Junk or Spam filter.

What to do? 
Report them mark as Phishing Email not SPAM

Report Phishing
 URLs at Google now as well; 

If you have recievied this email take further action now by click these links

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/?hl=en&url=www.ooei.nl


Here is the HTML view of the email


Here is the email viewed as text


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Immediate attention needed! [-xxxxxxxxx-]
Recipient: Customer e-mail : youemail (ID: xxxxx)
Due to several security concerns our account review team has locked your account access and froze your funds.
Simply log on and verify your information to restore your access:  <a href="http://www.ooei.nl/T-zx-FP-8t-Vw-o7-ah-OA-CY-lt-Y/index.php"> Online royalbank.ca security portal </a>

Your security is our primary concern and sometimes we have to compromise our online ease of access for the security of your account.
We are sorry for this inconvenience. Simply verify your account security details and you will be able to use it as usual.
Regards,
Royal Bank of Canada account security team.
©Confidentiality Statement: This email may contain attorney-client privileged or confidential information. It is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you have received this transmission in error, immediately notify us by telephone at 818-981-0606 and return the original message to us at xxxxxxxx@rbc-ca.com


How to tell this is a Phishing email ?


  1. Convert the email view from HTML to text, check for bad URls.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the RBC.com site then forget it.
  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.


How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
And look for phony links.

Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (downarrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New York Times URL Shortener service using Bit.ly

Looks like the New York Times URL Shortening is now active and uses Bitly.

New York Times shortened domain is of nyti.ms

For those that don't know, the Bitly default domain name is bit.ly

but this URL works as well. 

So the solution seems to be an URL domain alias.