The World of Cryptocurrency

These days many people are interested in Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum. Is this something worth looking into from a cybersecurity standpoint or is it all a scam? I’m going to describe what cryptocurrency is, share what I’ve found from my research on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency, what one cybersecurity reporter says about it,Continue reading “The World of Cryptocurrency”

Creating a Consumer Secure Market Place

Do you know how secure your smart TV is? What about your phone? Is Siri constantly listening and recording waiting to hear “Hey Siri”? What is it doing with that information? What about your baby monitor? In 2018 NPR reported a South Carolina mother’s baby monitor had been hacked. She thought it was her husbandContinue reading “Creating a Consumer Secure Market Place”

MosaicLoader Malware

Since before the depiction of Neptune immortalized in a mosaic in the 3rd Millenium, mosaics have been a source of wonder and amazement. The fine details in an artists expression has been part of past and current artistic works. Newer “artists” are creating masterpieces within a more digitized medium known as malware. This malware isContinue reading “MosaicLoader Malware”

PrintNightmare IV – The SYSTEM Master

In 1988 Wes Craven’s “Nightmare on Elm Street 4 – The Dream Master” was released. It was the same year Microsoft released Windows 2.1. I’m betting even Wes Craven couldn’t have imagined a scenario quite like PrintNightmare. Microsoft has tried to fix PrintNightmare 3 different times and they are going on their 4th. I’m goingContinue reading “PrintNightmare IV – The SYSTEM Master”

The Importance of Patch Tuesday

Today Microsoft released an incredibly important KB5004237 & KB5004245 cumulative updates to all computers. It resolved nine 0-day vulnerabilities, of which 4 are actively being exploited. According to BleepingComputer.com The five publicly disclosed, but not exploited, zero-day vulnerabilities are: CVE-2021-34492 – Windows Certificate Spoofing Vulnerability CVE-2021-34523 – Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2021-34473Continue reading “The Importance of Patch Tuesday”

Kaseya With a Helping of PrintNightmare

I have been deep in to researching (AKA: Twitter-ing) the Kaseya Attack and the PrintNightmare vulnerability. I’m going to keep it somewhat short. First, lets look at the technical perspective and how organizations are dealing with PrintNightmare and Kaseya attack. I will then focus on why it’s important to keep an eye out for theseContinue reading “Kaseya With a Helping of PrintNightmare”

Setting up Security Onion

Setting up security onion can be a pain if you haven’t done it before. If you follow the instructions to the letter, you will be fine, however I am impatient and need to try, and fail, repeatedly so I can memorize how to get it built. First and foremost, you will want to make sureContinue reading “Setting up Security Onion”

The Cyber Dudes on Encryption

One of the best things you could do for yourself is encrypt your drive. I highly recommend it. I will take this opportunity to show you how. The benefits to encryption is data security. Encrypting your drive will create security keys on all your files that cannot be removed without the encryption key. What isContinue reading “The Cyber Dudes on Encryption”

Security Basics

My brother called me in a panic. He frantically explained that his email and possibly his social media accounts were compromised. I explained what he needed to do and told him he should do it immediately. A while back my wife’s car got broken into, they didn’t steal anything of value, but they did takeContinue reading “Security Basics”