Eric Rand

]* Eric lives in the mountains of Southern California. In his spare time, he volunteers as a blacksmith docent at Ft. Tejon State Park. Beyond that his interests lie in Network Security, Personal Privacy and mentoring companies with securing their data

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The So-Called Intel Bug

Two named bugs dropped on January 3rd, both concerning the way in which modern CPUs work. Nearly all intel hardware for approximately the past 25 years is affected. The Meltdown and Spectre bugs are severe in nature, and organizations will need to address the specific and pervasive risk of information leakage and take specific mitigative measures.

Early Thoughts on Krak

The news is coming out today about a core protocol-level flaw in WPA2-PSK named "KRAK" [a forced acronym for Key Renegotiation AttacK, the method by which connections can be compromised]

Cleanrooming Legacy Systems

Network Segmentation

Egress Filtering

Happy Patch Tuesday

AdBlocking and Adblocker Blocking

Default Credentials Considered Harmful

Shadyware - Fuzzy and Grey like a Cat, not a PUP

Password Paste Prevention: Security Friend or Foe?

Ultrasound Tracking Beacons Making Things Sort of Creepy For Consumers

The Ethics of Adblocking

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