Category Archives: Security

CryptoKitties, not what I was expecting from blockchain tech

I don’t even know where to start on this one. Basically its a blockchain based on trading cards for cat pictures.  I am amazed folks are paying for this.  But then again with Bitcoin at over 11G’s now… People have … Continue reading

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Nice write up on public key crypto

Its building off the standard Alice and Bob story.  But still worth reading. Practical Public Key Cryptography

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So need to unlock your subaru without a key?

There is an opensource project and toolkit you can use to do so now. Exploiting Weak Crypto on Car Key Fobs

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You can now 3D print your Kwikset keys

Interesting post.  Going to have to follow this project to see if other keys, like newer style car keys, end up here. https://hackaday.io/project/27631-3d-printing-real-world-keys

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Looking for card scanners, download the app

Too funny, the researchers created an app call skimmerscanner to find any card skimmers around.  Bascially it looks like a bluetooth scanner. Seek Out Scammers With Skimmer Scanner

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How to secure your RPi

A good chunk of this is common knowledge.  But its a good writeup just the same. Take These Steps to Secure Your Raspberry Pi Against Attackers

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Need to find something in GIT?

Interesting tool called GitMiner, seem to do more than you can with google. GitMiner – Advanced Tool For Mining Github

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Tools to download a website

I have never heard of HTTrack before.  Looks useful…but what I found funny was the recommendation of wget. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-do-i-download-an-entire-website-for-offline-reading/

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And now things are scary

The article goes over 3 different web search engines to find a face.  Google is of course on top of the list.  I remember “findface” from last year on an article that it was outing folks involved in…well stuff not … Continue reading

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Take part of a bike frame and use it for a key safe

Interesting idea…but what if someone just takes the pipe and cuts the keys loose for later use.  I could actually see making this but I don’t think I would weld the bottom.  Maybe just fold it over? https://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Key-Safe/

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