Negative space

Sometimes, the lack of information is valuable information. The Washington Post reports that according to unnamed current and former US officials, the CIA pulled "a number of officers" from the US Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure following the breach — precisely because their names would not appear in State ...

Hacking Dropbox Space Race (NUS Style)

Disclaimer This post is for educational purposes only. If you succeed in getting NUS banned from future Dropbox space races, you will singlehandedly incur the wrath of all current and future NUS students. Honestly, I couldn't care less. In 2012, students from MIT hacked dropbox space race by mass ...

First Cyberinsurance claim?

I first came across the term cyberinsurance earlier this year while attending an information session in DC. At that point, it was suggested that there needs to be a benchmark that takes into account the cyber risks that companies are facing, for it to be feasible for insurance companies to ...

2Gbps fibre is a gimmick

Singapore is the 2nd fastest country in the world in terms of fibre broadband speeds. However in my opinion, beyond a certain sweet spot of around 300mbps, any additional bandwidth brings about negligible benefit. 1) The server is the bottleneck. Let me use an analogy, you can widen the road ...

Rules of Engagement in Cyberspace

Rules of engagement is a concept familiar to most military personnels worldwide. The basic premise of having rules of engagement is to ensure an appropriate level of response or reaction to a particular threat. It is sometimes also known as escalation of force. Rules of engagement for physical threats are ...

Facebook Open Graph Tags Modification

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that Facebook allowed you to change the title and description of links that you post. This allows you to craft some pretty interesting posts. For example: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js ...