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.
"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
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
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 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”
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
Looking at the phishing email I received the other day telling me that my PayPal account had been suspended the next step in my investigation is to determine how it reached my inbox. There are many good resources available that describe manual email header analysis. To start out take a look at this article at … Continue reading Examining PayPal Phishing Email Headers
Today the New York Times Opinion pages offered an editorial titled 'Combating the Real Threat to Election integrity'. Authored by the Times Editorial Board the essay has two faults. One is that it continues to pile on the story that the Russian Government is responsible for cyber attacks aimed at the United States electoral system. … Continue reading Understanding the Real Threat (NY Times Editorial)