Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part III: Weaponry

Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part III: Weaponry

Part I of this series examined newly-leaked internal chats from the Conti ransomware group, and how the crime gang dealt with its own internal breaches. Part II explored what it's like to ...
Update: Tweeting Top Secret

Update: Tweeting Top Secret

| | classified, security, Top Secret, Trump
Back in the dark ages of the Trump presidency, the President tweeted this photograph. An earlier post examines the legality of this act (100% legal), and speculates about the potential damage to ...
Trump

Trump Hates Cloud, Because China Cyber?

Hidden among the former president’s final executive orders was a juicy time-bomb under American cloud-computing companies ...
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CISA Director Chris Krebs Fired, Common Sense and Section 230

CISA Director Chris Krebs Fired, Common Sense and Section 230

In episode 148 for November 23rd 2020: This week Kevin Johnson joins me to discuss the Twitter firing of Chris Krebs, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and our thoughts ...

President Trump’s Campaign Website Defaced by Cryptocurrency Scammers

Unknown individuals temporarily defaced the official campaign website of President Donald Trump with a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter user Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler was among the first to spot the defacement, which is believed ...
“Proud Boys” Emails Are Bogus

“Proud Boys” Emails Are Bogus

| | Elections, email, security, Spam, Trump
The Proud Boys emails aren't actual threats. They're the lowest form of anonymous spam ...

Schools Under Cyberattack, Chrome Ad Blocking Update, US Election Interference

In episode 138 for September 14th 2020: School districts under cyber-attack, Google Chrome’s new ad blocking feature, and Microsoft’s latest alert about foreign interference in the 2020 US election. ** Links mentioned ...

First Amendment Rights and Twitter, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 123 for June 1st 2020: The controversy continues over fact checking and First Amendment rights on Twitter, and why government mandated encryption backdoors are bad for everyone’s security. ** Show ...
Trump IT

Survey: Trump Not as Smart as the IT Director

A recent survey by Blumberg Capital reveals that a majority of consumers think their IT guys know more about cybersecurity than President Trump. That may be bad news for the president, but ...
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Trump

Trump, Ukraine, Crowdstrike and Servers – What Gives?

From 2015 through 2016, during the run-up to the presidential election, certain cloud servers used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were attacked and infiltrated by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors from ...
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