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Zero-Day Vulnerability found in Google Chrome

Dangerous Zero-Day Vulnerability found in Google Chrome Hello, Are you a Google Chrome browser user? Be alert! Earlier today, a DANGEROUS Zero-Day Vulnerability was found in Google Chrome. Google Chrome’s Desktop Engineering and Security Lead, John Schuh tweeted : “Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs... like right this minute.” If you’re using Google Chrome on Windows, Mac or Linux please [...]

By |2019-03-13T11:59:21-05:00March 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Zero-Day Vulnerability found in Google Chrome

SpaceMining.io the people behind the “cloudy” cloud

I ran across this "Cloud Mining" concept while researching mining protocols.   Seemed promising as they are even paying for Google Ads to promote their site. Heck, they're offering 100GH/s FREE! 10 days ROI and instant withdrawal.Must be raining BTC over there, well, maybe not.  The site claims they have over 211K members!  Wow i said to myself, this must be the way to go, [...]

By |2019-05-15T12:39:53-05:00January 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on SpaceMining.io the people behind the “cloudy” cloud

Interledger Protocol Ripple XRP and BigchainDB

In my previous post about Missing LTC coins after a transfer from a HitBTC (LTC) wallet to a HitBTC (BTC) wallet, I discussed the Interledger Protocol as a technology which should be adopted in order to prevent this type of "ghost" transfer.  I actually think that HitBTC will be able to recover the missing LTC, in their forums they mention that it "could" be [...]

By |2018-01-24T18:54:32-05:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Interledger Protocol Ripple XRP and BigchainDB

My lost LiteCoin (LTC) and why we need ILP

Its very easy these days to transfer cryptocurrency to accounts which will accept the payment, but you will never see the funds.  That's right, they just go poof!  It happened to me last week, it was a very small amount as I was just testing a theory, but indeed, I lost the coins even though I can see the transaction in the block chain.  [...]

By |2018-01-24T11:19:59-05:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on My lost LiteCoin (LTC) and why we need ILP

Data Loss in a Natural Disaster – Hello Irma

With the rash of cyber attacks that have occurred in 2017, more than ever businesses are walling off their servers and taking the proper precautions against nefarious hackers. Unfortunately, cyber attacks aren’t the only danger to your business. Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey which put half of Houston underwater, can also wreak havoc on people’s lives as well as the health of your business. [...]

By |2017-09-07T17:06:43-05:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Data Loss in a Natural Disaster – Hello Irma

GPS Spoofing and Navy Ships

As a pilot of both aircraft and cars, GPS technology has become a vital part of my everyday life, whether I realize it or not. We naturally use our smartphones like treasure maps, leading us to our destinations in unknown places. Unfortunately, there are many instances of people trusting their digital treasure map to the point of mortal danger. Regrettably, there are a shocking [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:26:07-05:00August 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on GPS Spoofing and Navy Ships

What happens if my IT provider loses my data?

Insurance in the 21st century has become ubiquitous. Whether it’s for your car, house, or even a body part, there is nothing left which can’t be covered by insurance companies. In many instances, it appears to be unnecessary overkill lining the pockets of in-case-stuff-happens conglomerates. However, there are a number of situations where insurance can be the difference between losing everything and maintaining the [...]

By |2017-08-14T19:20:20-05:00August 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What happens if my IT provider loses my data?

Why cyber security is so difficult.

The world is undergoing major changes, many of them because of advances in technology. Automation and AI will continue to shape all aspects of how we live: some for the better, others for worse. Animals, with us counted among them, can take hundreds of years to evolve and learn new practices. So far mankind has been a mixed bag in how we’ve handled new [...]

By |2017-08-07T15:13:16-05:00August 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why cyber security is so difficult.

How ransomware can delete your backups

It’s too early to say what 2017 will be remembered for, but the proliferation of cyber attacks and digital chicanery have been headline news all year.  Whether you’re talking about the rash of ransomware attacks, ominously dubbed “WannaCry” and “Petya”; or the alleged Russian hacking of our most recent election, digital crime is more prevalent than ever.  Sophisticated or not, hackers are causing major [...]

By |2017-07-24T11:18:03-05:00July 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How ransomware can delete your backups

The Petya Ransomware – What is it?

The digital age has afforded us many luxuries in the 21st century.  We’ve bypassed rude cab drivers, enabled food deliveries without moving from the couch, and even worked how to meet the opposite sex without talking to anyone.  Teleporting is about the only sci-fi fantasy we are still waiting on.  Unfortunately, this dependence on technology leaves us vulnerable to an age of cyber criminals [...]

By |2017-07-20T13:59:15-05:00July 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Petya Ransomware – What is it?