"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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org The "Verify my identity" … Continue reading Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)
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 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
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
Subtitled: And a possible share of the $1.5M in BTC. In my mailbox today I received a message from the folks at Coinbase about making a qualified referral in order to share in $1.5M in BTC. My referral code is right here. In order for this to be a qualified referral someone needs to use … Continue reading The Coinbase Qualified Referral Program
Two interesting crypto currency news items appeared in my news feed this morning. First was news that the central American country of El Salvador has formally adopted bitcoin as legal tender. Next was news that the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warned about the risks offered by "speculative crypto tokens are not regulated by the … Continue reading Legal Currency & Pump and Dump