MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

so much for faraday cages in this regard….

The team of security researchers—who last month demonstrated how attackers could steal data from air-gapped computers protected inside a Faraday cage—are back with its new research showing how two (or more) air-gapped PCs placed in the same room can covertly exchange data via ultrasonic waves. Continue reading


Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website

I was just hearing about this type of DDoS attack…

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, GitHub’s code hosting website hit with the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that peaked at record 1.35 Tbps.
Interestingly, attackers did not use any botnet network, instead weaponized misconfigured Memcached servers to amplify the DDoS attack. Continue reading

The Best Podcast Apps For Your Smartphone

If you’re not enjoying the wealth of podcasts out there, you’re really missing out. Podcasts provide you with the experience of a radio show—ranging from in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects to light hearted comedy—but are available whenever and where ever you want to listen, if you have a good app to manage them that is.
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Check Linux for Spectre or Meltdown vulnerabilityMeltdown vulnerability

linux spectre meltdown checker

yeah Linux is vulnerable too..

Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Continue reading


Consider These Digital Currency Exchange Alternatives to Coinbase

Nothing like other options…

Over the past few months, Coinbase has almost become synonymous with Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrencies. The popular digital currency exchange makes headlines every time it adds a new type of coin (almost always causing an immediate spike in its value) or crashes when trading is at its most frenzied. Continue reading


Haven turns old Android phones into privacy-respecting home security systems

haven android home security

Haven is a free application for Google’s Android operating system that turns any Android device into a privacy-respecting home security system endorsed by Edward Snowden, the Guardian Project and Freedom of the Press Foundation. Continue reading


Know How 356: Securing your Google Services

Some good info on 2-3 factor authentication as well as info on securing ChromeBooks…

Padre and Jason show you how to lock down your Google Services to protect your digital life.

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Know How 355: Raspberry Pi-Hole!

This is pretty sweet….

Killing ads with a Raspberry Pi-Hole!

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Don’t Buy Anyone an Echo

So many reasons why this is bad….

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You shouldn’t buy one for your family. You definitely should not buy one for your friends. In fact, ignore any praise we’ve ever heaped onto smart speakers and voice-controlled assistants. They’re bad! Continue reading


This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom

Net neutrality is no joke…

If you’re scared of a future America without net neutrality, I want to terrify you. Continue reading