Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Garmin Hit by Ransomware

I couldn't upload my run this morning... turns out Garmin is dealing with a ransomware attack.

Monday, February 25, 2019


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Alexa Controlled Microwave

I think I'd really rather have the voice-control built in to the microwave - requiring proximity - instead of being able to yell at an Echo have it issue commands via the cloud. But if you want an Alexa Controlled Microwave you can order it from Amazon for $155 - which includes an Echo Dot.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Compromised Passwords

Troy's updated his site, Pwned Passwords. Read the details here to see if you want to trust it with testing your password.

I couldn't easily find it, but I thought I had shared his other service: Have I Been Pwned? You provide your e-mail address and it will let you know if it is found in any of several data breach databases dumps. You can also get alerts if your e-mail address shows up in a future breach.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Voice Control Security

I love my Echo, but the attack vectors are scary...
Via @Jruys

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


I'm thinking about picking up this camera solution - Arlo Pro Security System with Siren – 3 Rechargeable Wire-Free HD Cameras with Audio, Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMS4330).

One key feature of these cameras is that they are battery powered/wireless. It makes for an easy deployment since you don't have to run wires everywhere. (Obviously you will have to periodically charge the batteries, but I have a friend that has been very pleased with the battery life.)

The system includes 7 days of cloud storage, so you don't have to worry about local storage. The software seems pretty slick, too.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Security Questions

Coincidentally, my first pet's name was 90 2e 04 70 1e 41 89 2b ad 53 96 86 99 d5 65 e5 83 5a 5b 51.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

TSA Compliant

This is not the tool you are looking for...
Via @travisgoodspeed

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Complex, No Common Names with 50+ Characters

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015


Painfully funny.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

No More Cert Renewals

What a great way to save some money!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I like this quote:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Upside Down

So Apple had to pull back the iOS 8.0.1 update. And now there is the Shellshock BASH vulnerability.

Time to upgrade your Mac or Linux box to Windows for a secure computing environment!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Game of Thrones OpSec

An isolated computer - no network connectivity. I wonder how many WordStar 4.0 viruses there are out there?