Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Portmanteau Knocking

Agent Smith: You hear that, Mr. Portscanderson? That’s the sound of inevitability, that’s the sound of your deauth… Goodbye, Mr. Portscanderson!

Me: My name… is Neologism!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Dear blogger: Here's the SSL for Blogger!

Good (although very belated and not totally awesome but still really good) news, everyone!  HTTPS support is finally coming to Blogspot:

We’re rolling this out gradually and Blogspot authors interested in enabling HTTPS support can begin opting-in today. Simply log into https://www.blogger.com, click on the blog you’d like to make HTTPS enabled, navigate to the Settings page, and select "yes" for "HTTPS Availability". Unfortunately, blogs with custom domains are not supported in this first version. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Anonymity leaks within ProtonMail Beta

This is a short commentary on a few overt anonymity gaps in ProtonMail Beta, ver 1.12.  These concerns were emailed to ProtonMail Security on January 21, 2015, and they provided a response that is included at the end.

Monday, January 26, 2015

0daymandias - an original work from #cyberantiquity


                                   by Percy Basshe Shelley

               I met a hacker from a proxied land

                    Who said: "Two vast and trunkless commits of stone

               Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,

                    Half sunk, a shattered botnet lies, whose spam

               And exploit shells and sneer of DNS command

                    Tell that its coder well those payloads read

               Which yet survive, stamped on these XORed things,

                    The IDS that mocked them and the APT that fed.

               And commented out these words appear:

                    'My name is 0daymandias, king of kings:

               Look on my cybers, ye mighty, and despair!'

                    Nothing pwned remains. Round the decay

               Of that colossal takedown, boundless and bare,

                    The lone and level bits stretch far away. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dear Google: Where's the SSL for Blogger?

I thought enabling HTTPS for this blog would be straightforward, but I painfully found out that a feature I assumed would be a no-brainer is in fact impossible to come by - there's no way to use SSL natively with Blogger.  For those of us that want to serve content via end-to-end encryption Blogger is not a solution until Google decides to bring it up to speed with the rest of its services.