A few weeks back we had a power outage at our home. Electricity was restored a few hours later and we all thought nothing of it. Everything turned back on and my home network seemed to function correctly.
About a week later, I logged in to my Ubiquiti Network Manager Controller and saw that my Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway (USG) was no longer sending over data to the controller software. I still thought little of this issue, since the USG was still routing and blocking unsolicited traffic.
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In 2017 I was one-half of a small startup, here in Louisiana. A a new startup, we were going to join the ranks of companies that were ready to dream and create the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. At the time, smart mirrors were still homemade projects which relied on multidisciplinary hobbyists that understood framing, technology, and software engineering. As one might imagine, there are not many people that can combine all three requirements to create something that they may only use or a few times a day.
Continue reading 3… 2… 1… Failure to Launch
The human race just turned the wheel over for another year and with it came a new decade. The author is aware that some people say the decade starts in 2021, but the author does not mean to debate that here. Considering the last decade, many things changed: we saw the rise of new attack methods, increasingly complicated attacks, and even the simplifying of some complex attacks into “Malware as a Service”.
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In the 1990s studies confirmed what many people had asserted for decades, that our brain had an autopilot mode. To explore this hypothesis, researchers used fMRI brain scans to test this theory. They had some participants play a well-known card game with a full understanding of the rules, while they had other participants play an unfamiliar card game where the researchers did not define the rules. The second group was left to figure out the card game as they played.
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There was another big data breach in the news today. Did you see it?
Continue reading How Much Does a Data Breach Cost?
For the last few years I have really gotten into retro-computing. I find it fascinating and it really tickles my nostalgia bone. I have compiled a short list of my favorite YouTube channels, for those that might be interested.
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Security is not about saying “no”…
As an Information Security professional, we often find ourselves saying “no” to a lot of ideas and proposals.
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I have been watching many videos on early-era computing and they have led me to give a lot of thought to the fundamental concepts in computing we now take for granted.
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In June of 2017 I upgraded my Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) LTS install to Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). In October of 2017 Ubuntu released 17.10. (Artful Aardvark). I had not needed to upgrade my Ubuntu 17.04 installation for a while, but I felt it was best to keep it up-to-date. I was also experiencing issues with it from day-to-day. I decided an upgrade might work to fix some of the issues I was having.
Continue reading Upgrading Ubuntu from 17.04 to 17.10