Month: January 2020

  • Phishy Facebook ad explanations

    This past weekend, a friend invited us over to play board games. Two of the people there have been on Jeopardy. So, I found this advertisement interesting. And when I went to the feature explaining why I got the ad, I found that explanation lacking. Supposedly, it was because I live in the US and […]

  • Dear Russians,

    A few years ago, I read Hacking: The Next Generation which mentioned using LinkedIn to research an organization to attack it. Pick out the CEO and send an urgent email from this person to a peon to phish them. Last week, I heard about a Russian campaign attempting to leverage LinkedIn. I just got a […]

  • Windows md5 checksum

    I was sent a script to run by an analyst who advised to verify the MD5 hash. This is good advice to ensure that I receive the correct content. And happens to be the advise I gave the DBA manager before restoring backup files that was going to take hours to download. The idea is […]