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
Legal Currency & Pump and Dump
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
Buying Bitcoin Local
If you are interested in buying a crypto currency such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, or Ethereum; how do you convert US Dollars to coin? Crypto currencies are not yet available in many (any?) stores or banks in the U.S.. You can buy crypto currency using an online application such as Coinbase by setting up a link … Continue reading Buying Bitcoin Local
Students: Prioritize your risks!
I was greeted this morning by an article by Marc Saltzman for USA Today in my Apple News feed. The article posted under Cybersecurity was titled "Why college students need to use a VPN – and how to pick the right one". While it is a well written article that makes it's case by pointing … Continue reading Students: Prioritize your risks!
Sending Cryptocurrency from Bread to Coinbase
Sending cryptocurrency from the Bread wallet app on a smartphone to Internet based Coinbase wallet is very easy. Maybe the hardest part of the transaction is entering your PIN. I wrote this post using the Bread app version 4.12.1 Build 1 on iPhone . I used the Coinbase web application on a PC so there … Continue reading Sending Cryptocurrency from Bread to Coinbase
PayPal does Crypto
If you are looking to get started in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum you may have noticed that long time online payment application PayPal now offers crypto. If you are looking at crypto as an investment that you are planning to buy, hold, hope for increase in value and then sell; PayPal may be for … Continue reading PayPal does Crypto
“the courts often don’t take these offenses seriously”
The title of this post is a quote from Mark Rasch, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Justice Department regarding sentencing guidelines that saw an admitted criminal receive a sentence of time served.. Brian Krebs published an article today concerning the sentencing of admitted criminal Peter “Severa” Levashov. In short, Levashov was sentenced to … Continue reading “the courts often don’t take these offenses seriously”
As a cybersecurity educator one of the core concepts that I try to relate to students is the ability to differentiate between qualitative and quantitative data. While to some it may seem a simple distiction between two forms of measurement; from my perspective as an educator it is not. While both forms of data are … Continue reading Quantitative CyberSeek
The Ford Mustang
I'm a fan of the Ford Mustang. I own two Mustangs; a 2005 GT Coupe and a 2006 GT Convertible. My parents and I attended the World's Fair where Ford introduced the Mustang back in April of 1964. This past weekend Ford and Mustang enthusiasts like myself celebrated the brand turning 57! If you are … Continue reading The Ford Mustang
What is Golden SAML?
The Golden SAML threat vector enables an attacker to create a forged SAML “authentication object,” and authenticate across every service that uses SAML 2.0 protocol as an SSO mechanism. In a golden SAML attack, the attacker can gain access to any application that supports SAML authentication (e.g. Azure, AWS, vSphere, etc.) with any privileges they … Continue reading What is Golden SAML?