CloudFlare Breach

If you are concerned about your security, you need to read this. This may affect some high profile sites like Fitbit, Dropbox, Zendesk, and Box.com, CreditKarma.com, among thousands of others. Some iPhone \ iPad Apps are affected as well. This section is completely excerpted from Nick Sweating  who is reporting that: Between 2016-09-22 – 2017-02-18 passwords, private messages, API keys, and other sensitive data were leaked by Cloudflare to random requesters. Data was cached by search engines, and may have been collected by random adversaries over the past few months. Requests to sites with the HTML rewrite features enabled triggered a pointer math bug. Once the bug was triggered the response would include data from ANY other Cloudflare proxy customer that happened[…]

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Ocean Front Property

The esteemed Texas philosopher George Strait sang the great truth of:   “If you leave me, I won’t miss you, And I won’t ever take you back. Girl, your mem’ry won’t ever haunt me ‘Cause I don’t love you, and now if you’ll buy that…”   I happened to have this song flash into my head after a lunch conversation with friends. We were talking about PII (Personal Identifiable Information), without a doubt a truly fascinating topic at any time. I reflected on how often the people we are sharing our most sensitive information with don’t understand the value of that information and the ramifications of handling it poorly. So let me set the stage, I bought a house. Well, more accurately,[…]

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Behind Blue Eyes

The Who once sang in their great song Behind Blue Eyes, “No one knows what it’s like, To be the bad man, To be the sad man, Behind blue eyes…” I like that song always have. But every once in a while our in-justice system shows how ignorant and foolish they can be in relation to technology. In one of the latest rulings by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco, CA, they have clearly setup a legal trap for all US based Internet users. You can more clearly understand this by going to this site which carries the summary details. Go ahead click, the site is safe. Willie Nelson once encouraged mothers across America to, “…[…]

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