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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Know Your Enemy and Know Yourself

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” –Sun Tzu I wrestled with this post for a bit, especially considering the current turmoil around refugees and immigration. I find myself divided on the issue of how we address refugees, from both a Christian and National standpoint. I clearly see the responsibility of Christians to be the hands and feet of Christ as we take the Gospel to the nations. On the other hand our national leaders have a constitutional responsibility to protect and defend the nation. Neither are easy, and both are fraught with challenges and danger. In the end, I decided to go forward… So here goes. Sun Tzu[…]

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