Story Time, Chapter One There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. And I'll stop there, lest we dissolve into a heated debate about the dietary merits of broth without bread, and sparing the rod and spoiling the child, and all that … Continue reading The Geek’s Guide to Creepy Stuff, Part Two: Denial of Service
I had an epiphany this morning. I was on the train into Philly, and was reading a whitepaper on TDOS attacks and mitigation. In a rare moment of insight, the stars aligned inside my skull and I understood just how frightening the new dialing features of Amazon Alexa and Google Home could potentially be. Any … Continue reading The Geek’s Guide to Creepy Stuff, Part One: Ransomware
OK, so now that I have your attention, let's break this one down. MFA for Fun and Profit There is a trend in information security (or InfoSec if you'd rather) towards Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA for short). What MFA means is that to authenticate (log in), you need Multiple (Multi-) forms (Factors) to gain access. The … Continue reading It’s OK to Lie!
In the many posts of this blog, I've covered a lot of ground. I've attempted to explain content filtering, and its many types. I've tried to explain some of the background technologies involved in networking, security, and computing that would help you ultimately understand content filtering. And I've blathered on about stuff that I find … Continue reading Content Filtering – Where to Start?
Yikes, has it really been almost a year since I last posted? Very sad... My confession is thus: I've been dialing back my online footprint for a while now. In this volatile day and age, it's a wise decision. And already, I see the confused look on your face. I'm moving too fast, please forgive … Continue reading A Year Later… Reducing the Digital Footprint
I’ve talked at great length about using OpenDNS to filter in the cloud. You’re dying to know more, I can tell. Here you go. But first, the theory. How Open DNS works I’m sure you read my blog, right? Surely, you already know this!? Don't call me Shirley. At the very least, you should understand … Continue reading Setting Up OpenDNS for Home Content Filtering
Today I’m going to talk about the latest gaming phenomenon called Pokemon Go. Chances are you just returned from your month-long vacation on the not-planet Pluto and haven’t noticed people of all ages, sizes, shapes and colors walking around like mindless zombies, drooling on themselves as they hold their cell phones out in front of … Continue reading The Pokemon Go Blog