KALYPTO (IN)SECURITY

Research, demonstrations, and popcorn

Have a Happy New Year and Don’t Drive Drunk

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.  I hope you all get to go out and spend time with family and friends to ring in the new year with cheer.  After the year we have had, we can all only hope that 2017 turns out better than 2016.  I have…

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Help Save a Veteran’s Life

This week we lost another brave soul who stood up for his country.  Justin was a man that served his country with honor and always had the backs of his friends and family.  Unfortunately, the demons won.  Justin left behind a wife and daughter and I am sick of this happening.  There is more we can do. …

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Security and Voting

The issues around voting are enormous.  I couldn’t even pretend to know them all or understand the full impact.  Especially without being able to examine the voting machines being utilized for this election.  That being said, there are some very minor changes that could be made in order to further secure the voting process and…

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NSA CyberSprint Results

So, I put off writing this for personal reasons, but figure why not finally post it now.  I regularly try my hand at competitions related to hacking and Information Security in general.  I find they are a good way to see how you stack up against others and get an idea of where your weak…

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Protesting Pro Tip

Pro Tip: If you are “protesting” by blocking traffic… you’re not protesting. You’re being an asshole and inconveniencing people. Protesting is done against the group you want to change. If you are protesting and inconveniencing people unrelated to the grievance you have, you are not protesting… you are trying to get on TV. You want…

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The Florida Shooting and Impact

Today, June 12th, 2016, the United States was rocked by the largest mass shooting in our history.  The shooting took place at a club in Orlando, Florida.  At least 50 people were murdered and at least 53 more were injured.  The attacker told police during a call that he was working with ISIL. Over the…

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Respect, a note to you all…

With the passing of someone we know, it makes us re-evaluate life, think about death, and contemplate the things we want to say to people before we die.  The passing of Blitzkrieg has done just that, so I want to let some of you know that I respect you even if we don’t talk much. …

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Update on Buffalo Wild Wings

Note: Just in case they get an attitude, the image above is satirical and in no way represents the views, ideas, or promotion of my blog by the Buffalo Wild Wings company.  Well… someone else will have to let me know if they ever fix the security hole in their wifi/kiosks.  Buffalo Wild Wings officially…

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Proposed Limitations and Changes to the U.S. Government

Congressional Term Limits: There are no limitations to the length of time a congress person may hold office.  This means that a single person may hold political power for their lifetime.  In the case of a senator, that length is in six year increments.  For a representative, that term is in two year increments. Congressional members should be allowed…

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Kim Dotcom, Sovereignty, and Taxes

For those that do not know who Kim Dotcom is… Kim Dotcom (yes, that is his legal name now) was a founder of MegaUpload.  The site was used for a variety of file sharing needs; everything from sharing source code of open source software, to pirated movies.  He is currently facing extradition in New Zealand. …

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