February 8, 2020

Vishing calls are interesting. This was today's attempt to gain a recording of my voice stating 'yes' or 'sure' or 'of course.' And PII, if possible.

Apparently, Southwest Airlines has a brand new office near me in the middle of the biggest city around - but not near...

October 24, 2019

While running tests last week, I came across a website which provides international legal research and recommendations. As usual, I ran Shodan - and gracious, the host server needs Apache updates! Over twenty vulnerabilities were documented, some dating back several ye...

October 24, 2019

Yesterday - which may be last week by the time I post this - a Facebook friend asked for my thoughts on an SMS text received from an unknown-to-them organization. You know where this is going, right?


Yes, it was a scam. Nowadays, virtually no legit requests come unsoli...

October 14, 2019

Wondering if your personal info has been leaked in a breach? California residents, check here:

    "California law requires a business or state agency to notify any California resident whose unencrypted personal information, as defined, was acquired, or reasonably bel...

August 13, 2019

**Note: links updated 10 Oct 2019

IT (information technology) is the base upon which cybersecurity knowledge is built: the best practitioners generally start their careers in network administration. Or high school computer clubs. Over time they focus in on infosec as th...

January 5, 2019

Shodan has a reputation as a script kiddie tool in some corners of the security world. Meh. When properly used, it can surface very interesting data. Say, the fact that a cyber security firm based outside the US and providing services worldwide, has a primary website c...

November 23, 2018

In this morning's messages, the day after the US celebrates Thanksgiving Day: a linux website features articles on new Mirai iterations targeting YARN vulnerabilities in Hadoop, when run on linux servers. Apparently this is the first known non-IoT exploit for the malwa...

November 3, 2018

I'm still running occasional OSINT vuln scans on random URLs, out of curiosity and to compare basic cyber security postures for small vs large business sites. It's becoming a downtime habit. Nothing I've learned to date has been an eye opener, really, but overall my fi...

September 12, 2018

Here's a question to think about: how many of you regularly help your local small businesses or volunteer organizations by offering even the most basic open source intelligence (OSINT) vulnerability assessments?

If you are concerned about protecting your neighborhood, a...

September 11, 2018

Heavens - it's been quite an adventure-filled year for us, though not so much in cybersecurity. No, we're not elaborating. C'mon now! lol Anyway, back to the blog...

Rather than commenting on things we touch upon in our Twitter feeds, I'm just going to blog here now and...

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