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May 11, 2015  11:22 PM

Football Security – Deflategate and its Lessons

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
football, Game, information, Security

A few moments ago the journalists on ESPN announced that Tom Brady - quarterback for the New England Patriots - has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. This is a result of the #Deflategate investigation and the penalties handed out by the league. Added to the penalties...

April 30, 2015  8:18 PM

NCIS New Orleans – Smuggling Information

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
computer, Data, PC, Security, Thumb drive

In a plot twist worthy of Back to the Future, X-Men and Mission Impossible, a recent NCIS New Orleans show dealt with data encryption and smuggling and kidnapping. That's not the coolest part. All of it was done using some real terminology and tools - not just movie magic or TV smoke and...


April 30, 2015  8:06 PM

Are You Driving an Easy Target? Car Security.

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Computers, Data, keys, Security

The television show Sherlock got me thinking about automotive security. While lots of folks are moving to cars with keyless entry and key fobs in their pocket and not in the dash, are thieves finding easier technological ways to boost your car?

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April 30, 2015  7:11 PM

Five steps to avoid webcam spying

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Security, spy, Webcams

If you recall, last year, Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf's, computer was hacked and the hacker then attempted to "sextort" her by threatening to post nude photographs of her on various social media sites. The hacker employed the notorious Blackshades RAT malware on her laptop to do his dirty work....


April 28, 2015  7:15 PM

(Warning: NFW or kids) Hilarious Edward Snowden video

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Edward Snowden, Security, Video

From Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO) You won't believe what they talk about! Not for work or if any kids are around... [brightcove]


April 28, 2015  7:01 PM

I never thought it would happen to me

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, cybercriminals, cyberscams, phone call, Security

So, I was working away trying to recover some lost data for one of my students when my cell phone rang. It came up "Unknown" on the caller ID. I normally don't answer calls I can't identify, but I was irritated and frustrated and I answered it in hopes I'd have someone to launch a tirade against (I...


April 24, 2015  1:19 PM

A Tale of Wallet Security

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
id, Lost, retail, Security

Break out your tissues because you might get a little misty after hearing my tale. I’ll tell it simply and quickly. But you’re sure to take a few things away from reading this post.

First, you’ll believe people are better than you first thought.


April 23, 2015  4:59 PM

The Marathon – Tracking the Runners…and the crowd

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Data, holiday, police, Security, Video

Each year I write…or I should say I have written…a post about the Boston Marathon. For my entire life I have attended the race and the Red Sox baseball game that takes place the morning of the marathon. But this year was different.

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March 31, 2015  2:04 PM

Site Hackers – Not a Friendly Bunch, Perhaps

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Blog, Code, Coding, Data, FILES, Hack, Security

My Website is down. I mean crushed and down. Nothing shows up except for a few Greek characters and there's no way I can recover it. I know because I've tried, my hosting service has tried, and I'm not as technically adept as I'd like to be. Instead of wallowing in my despair - as I did enough...


March 30, 2015  1:51 PM

Easier to Break Into Your Company or a Conference Event?

Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler Profile: Jeff Cutler
Business, Data, provisioning, Security

It occurred to me at a conference in Louisville that security isn’t an issue specific to businesses. In fact, most businesses are less secure than large conferences because of one simple reason - the staff at conferences are trained to examine the credentials of every person at...


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