KALYPTO (IN)SECURITY

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TRAFFICCAM – Watching the world…

Note:  The following is all hypothetical and in no way is a representation of what is currently in use, was in use in the past, or will be in use in the future. Imagine you have a video camera.  Imagine that camera is not only a single point of view camera, but can actually take…

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Windows 10 Privacy Advocate – Released on GitHub

Windows 10 Privacy Advocate has been released as an open-source project on GitHub.  The project aims to allow Windows 10 users to take back some of their privacy. With the release of Windows 10, many new forms of tracking have been included.  Everything from tracking what sites you visit, how many times you visit them,…

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Hacking Chili’s ZIOSKs (Not just Chili’s)

Background: In 2013 Chili’s and Applebee’s started installing ZIOSK tablets at all of their restaurants.  These tablets allow patrons to order, request drink re-fills, view the menu, view websites, and pay the bill.  These little tablets are a good way to give patrons a little more control over their end-of-dinner timing and get out of the…

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Five Things I Want to See in 2015

Well, we spun around the sun once again and are back where we started.  It is now 2015.  I am excited to see what this year will bring.  There are many changes in information security coming and many issues we will need to address this year.  Here are a list of InfoSec related things I…

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Vulnerability Found: Russian District of Tambov Government Site

The Russian District of Tambov’s government run website is vulnerable to a PostgreSQL injection.  The site is not fixed as I have tried sending several notices to the site owners, but every email I have sent bounced back and every “Contact Us” form I have submitted timed out without sending. As per usual, the actual…

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How Not To Use CloudFlare

For those that don’t know what CloudFlare is, please review their home page.  The basic idea behind CloudFlare is a reverse proxy that allows CloudFlare to protect websites from Denial of Service attacks, cross-site scripting, and a variety of other attacks. The important thing you have to realize though, is any information about a sites…

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A Safe and Merry Christmas

While I may not be Christian, I still celebrate Christmas.  It’s a time to spend with family and reflect on what your life means to you and to those that care about you.  It’s a time to think about who you want to be and what you need to do to become that person. Family…

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Regarding the Sony Hack…

Okay, I have to be careful how I write this and how much to say.  I don’t mean to make that sound exaggeratedly clandestine, but by the very nature of information security, it makes sense not to disclose everything that is not public already. But… let’s get this show on the road. Sony was not…

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My Seven Rules for Life

Do Not Wait. Waiting is what you do when you are passing time to get to something more substantial.  Life IS the substance.  Waiting for something else is simply wasting the time you have on Earth.  This is the time you will remember and the time you will judge your life on.  Spending your entire…

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Vulnerability Found: Alienware Arena

This vulnerability post originated from my old site and last updated on June 5th, 2013.  I have done some slight updates now that I am moving it over to my new site. Let me start this post with a note: I like and appreciate Alienware’s solid products. I have owned a couple Alienware laptops for years.  They have survived falling off a…

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