SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

Do you want to learn to hack and thereby how to defend web sites? Try the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge. Shout out to Jeff V. (@mrvaughan) for the tweet about this!…

Excellent Free Intro To Linux Course On edX

If you're not familiar with edX, they have many informative and interesting free online courses. I came across one that really impresses me, and I'm sharing it with you! I'm providing the link to the course on edX, but you can also access it for free directly at the Linux…

New Course - Ubuntu Linux Fundamentals On Udemy

Howdy readers! I've recently released a new course on Udemy called "Ubuntu Linux Fundamentals - Learn Linux Server with Ubuntu" Here's a coupon for 90% off. It's normally $100, but you can get it for $10. This coupon is only good until midnight, Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, so…

Blog Was Offline For A Bit

Howdy readers, I apologize, but the blog was down for about 5 days. I had two things going on, and it took me some time to resolve them. The good news is, the blog is back, and Ghost has been upgraded to version 1.0! Sorry for the inconvenience during…

Disqus Comment Broker Suffers Data Breach

Disqus, recommended by Ghost and used by many, including this blog, hacked Disqus, a provider of comment features for many blogs, including this one, has announced a hack. Information on people who used Disqus between 2007 and 2012 is at risk. Information compromised includes: email addresses Disqus user names sign-up…

How Not To Handle A Data Breach

New revelations about the Equifax breach are not pretty In an article I posted on 8 September, I expressed my thoughts that, based on the information I had at the time, Equifax handled the breach well, at least from a Public Relations perspective. In that article, I referred to Terry…

The Best Response To A Data Breach

Equisoft's response to their massive data breach, how to see if you were affected, and how to enroll in protection. On 7 September, 2017, Equifax, one of the three leading U.S. Credit Bureau's, announced a data breach potentially affecting 143 million Americans. With the U.S. population at about…

Be Alerted If Your Account Was Compromised - haveibeenpwned.com

Millions upon millions of accounts are compromised every year. It is very likely that the account for some web site or online service you use has been exposed by an attack. How can you find out if your account may have been compromised? One way is to enter your email…

Camera Lens Scam on Amazon

I just came across this article by Ziemowit Pierzycki about how he was scammed out of $1,500 for a camera lens he bought on Amazon. He seems to present clear evidence that this was an organized scam designed to part him from his money with no intent by the…

Renewing LetsEncrypt Certificate When Using Cloudflare

I recently suffered a little down time on my site due to my letsencrypt certificate expiring and having some difficulty renewing because I'm using CloudFlare's Content Delivery Network in front of my site. I'm posting so that those of you who have similar issues won't have to Google as much…