The Legitimacy of Cryptocurrency Has Made It Harder for Hackers

The Legitimacy of Cryptocurrency Has Made It Harder for Hackers

Last year a few noteworthy things happened in terms of cryptocurrencies. The IRS won their case against Coinbase and over 14,000 people who traded over $20,000 USD in 2015 now have to face the IRS. Exchanges in Asia started forcing KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements on customers as did most ... Read More
A Review of the MIT ETF Blockchain Presentation

A Review of the MIT ETF Blockchain Presentation

By now, almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin and blockchains. Mainstream news, investment platforms, Wall Street, and everyone else is talking about this technology as the most amazing discovery since the internet. Many have called a Bubble on the Crypto Coins and likened it to Tulip Mania, while others caution ... Read More
It’s All Fun and Games…Until Your “Smart” Home Gets Hacked

It’s All Fun and Games…Until Your “Smart” Home Gets Hacked

A year ago, we bought a fixer-upper well below market value. We knew that we would have the opportunity to make some investment in smart tech. When Amazon sent a Smart Home Consultant to our house, they said we were farther ahead than most of the people they met with ... Read More
To stay secure: Four new SSL implementation thoughts

To stay secure: Four new SSL implementation thoughts

10 years ago, I left my position as the principal architect at a major U.S. financial institution. We developed the standards for how SSL was used inside the bank and their systems. Because of the weakness of ADC hardware at the time, we standardized on the “fastest and lightest” ciphers ... Read More