My book review for “Evolve Your Brain”: https://eternal.vision/book-review-evolve-your-brain/
My motion detecting camera (for catching package thieves) seems to be picking up spurious "events" when the camera auto-adjusts its exposure.
There is a setting I can adjust called "lightswitch" that should remove such events. I believe it ignores any sequence that involves sudden brightness changes to the whole image.
Could I exploit that by carrying a very bright, rapidly shifting LED flood light into the scene? And do "real" security cameras have a vulnerability like that?
Airdropping #anonymous unsolicited #dick pics to nearby #iPhone users. Classic practice 😂 however it appears that New York City are planning to impose $1,000 fines or jail time to those trying to get their junk out in the public space #privacy https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/11/30/nyc-lawmakers-criminalize-unwanted-dick-pics/
My upcoming Ethical Hacking class is open for registration and it is also available online. For more info and links to register go to http://thehackermaker.com/classes/ Following this class in the Spring my Web App Pentesting class will be available.
Dell suffers security breach, reset customer passwords (but didn't tell customers why until now).
The latest "Smashing Security" podcast is out: "Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots"
Topics discussed include:
How are scammers stealing your money through Google Maps? Why did the FBI create a fake FedEx website? And how are US senators hoping to stop Grinch bots ruining Christmas?
Listen to full show in your fave podcast app, or at
another npm package with wide deployment backdoor'ed: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18534392 https://blog.bitpay.com/npm-package-vulnerability-copay/
There are two paths to mitigating this stuff, which both should be taken:
- Introduce ocap security into the ecosystem. Probably won't happen but MarkM explained how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Snbss_tawI&list=PLKr-mvz8uvUgybLg53lgXSeLOp4BiwvB2&index=25&t=0s
Friends don't let friends use npm.
@jerry just a random thought after reading about the layoffs at GM.
It occurs to me that the current US president is falling into the logic trap of equating private sector economics with public sector economics. Private sector economics seem intuitive and straight forward, including what to pressure the government to do. But the economic impacts at a government scale are very different and have 3rd, 4th, 5th order effects that’s are very hard to foresee. I suspect this period will be heavily analyzed by economists in the coming decades.