Studying for the CompTIA Linux+ 005 exam I came across a well known and well used (at least by me) topic; troubleshooting. Identify - What is the trouble? Scope - What is the extent of the trouble? One use? One computer? One network? One distro? Probable Cause - What is most likely causing the trouble? … Continue reading Linux Troubleshooting Methodology
So much for UEFI security.
I read reporting in Ars this morning about the Kaspersky identified CosmicStrand UEFI rootkit. As a nerd and tech instructor my hope has always been that with the move away from BIOS based computers to UEFI everyone would be more secure. After all one of the main features of UEFI was to be able to … Continue reading So much for UEFI security.
Sounds Reasonable to Me
"Call me a radical if you want but I am more concerned about young kids’ freedom to go to school without having to worry about getting shot than I am about an 18 year old’s freedom to buy a gun." "How about we start with 5 things that most Americans support — universal background checks, … Continue reading Sounds Reasonable to Me
Dealing with Certification Exam Study Burnout
I’m 10 days from taking the test. I can’t watch another podcast or answer another question. I feel like I’m getting everything wrong and my test scores are going the opposite direction. Any advice?
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E2EE and AEC: Very Seriously Risky
Signal is working with MobileCoin to enable financial transactions over Signal.
Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)
Threat actors use phishing attacks in order to force their targets to take some action. I recently wrote a post about reporting on CNBC that documented attacks against Coinbase customers with horrific (for the target) results. I received a rather well constructed phish message today allegedly from Coinbase. EMail from email@example.com The "Verify my identity" … Continue reading Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)
School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
My hometown news website recently published an article with the above title authored by University of North Carolina Professor Nir Kshetri. I've never met Professor Kshetri but after reading his essay I posted the following comment. Professor Kshetri is all wrong in his analysis and conclusions regarding monitoring minor students use of district supplied computing … Continue reading School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Sending Cryptocurrency from Bread to BlockFi
Sending cryptocurrency from the Bread wallet app on a smartphone to web based Blockfi is easy. Maybe the hardest part of the transaction is entering your PIN. I wrote this post using the Bread app version 4.13.0 Build 9 on iPhone. I used the BlockFi web application on a Mac so there is no version … Continue reading Sending Cryptocurrency from Bread to BlockFi
Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed
CNBC released reporting about Coinbase users falling victim to phishing attacks and subsequently having their cryptocurrency accounts drained. Image from CNBC's Crypto Nightmare reporting Despite the headline of the reporting "Crypto Nightmare: Hackers hacking Coinbase"; no attack on Coinbase itself is included in the reporting. What actually happened was a cryptocurrency investor with a very … Continue reading Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed