The year is closing and its now time to reflect back on the hot mess that was 2020. The only thing missing so far is having Umbrella Corp handing out the COVID vaccine and kicking off the zombie apocalypse. We have survived fires, earth quakes, volcanoes, floods, murder hornets, giant globe spanning dust storms and… Continue reading OWASP Top 10 – Still The Same After a Decade
China went so far as to create fake security tools to collect data to target dissidents and protesters. This included a fake antivirus software that actually installed, instead of removed, trojans on to anyone foolish enough to install Anvisoft. They also created a data mining platform called SonarX to mine social media and gaming accounts… Continue reading China Uses Hacking to Target Dissidents and Protesters
Let me put on my shocky face for that announcement. I seem to recall being told to remove my tin foil hat when I mentioned this back when everyone wanted to vote from their cell phone. Networking your voting apparatus is really good way to make sure that it gets hacked. Banks, SSL vendors and… Continue reading Russian Hackers Attacking E-voting
Apparently, its pretty easy to tune in. Just find an old radio that still has an AM receiver and adjust the dial to somewhere between 950 and 970. If you are close enough, you can hear it all. They’ll never know how you found out they were planning to go a party instead of a… Continue reading Want to Know What Your Kids are Doing on That iPhone?
When COVID hit and contract tracing in the EU and North American became “a thing”, I warned everyone that this was not a good idea. When Google and Apple made it a feature on smart phones, I warned everyone that this was not a good idea. Now we have proof as to how this is… Continue reading Messaging Service Telegram Used to Track, Trap and Torture Iranian Dissidents
I call it barn sized because it allows you to see and hear everything that the cameras using this chip can see and here, it allows you to hijack the device and execute arbitrary code on it. At this point, is anyone really surprised? Tik-tok the media/data raping platform, the poisoned wheat that killed a… Continue reading Huawei Video Chip has Barn-sized Backdoor
There is a woman in Germany who died because her local hospital had a ransomware infection and could not take patients. She didn’t survive the trip to the next town for treatment.
Since my keyboard is a Razer, once again I find myself the victim of a data breach. This time it was a mis-configured log store. However, the article goes on to say this about misconfiguring your cloud services. Breaches caused by cloud misconfigurations in 2018 and 2019 exposed nearly 33.4 billion records in total Since… Continue reading Razer Log Breach
I have tinkered around with Magento a bit on the back end. It is what I would call a hot mess. The code base is huge. I did a GIT pull of their most recent 2.4. The zipped file is 75MB. To put this in perspective, Zen Cart is 10MB. The code is also quite… Continue reading Magento – A Tale of Woe
They appear to be taking a page of the electric generation and telecom industry handbook and going after their critics. Instead of cleaning up the security of their voting platform, they are suing to make it illegal to make sure that their voting application can’t be used fraudulently. When I google Voatz, I get a… Continue reading Voatz E voting Attacking Critics