Website goes offline for 3 months

On the 6th of Mar, while performing routine maintenance on my server, bash commands suddenly stopped working. 1 2 3 4 $ pwd -bash: pwd: command not found $ ls -bash: ls: command not found At that point in time, apache web server was still running. I took the risk and asked ...

Email fraud part 2

While still on the topic of email fraud, I would like to touch on 419 scams, which are also known as Nigerian scams. Most of us routinely encounter such emails in our spam box, so it shouldn't be too alien to us. The modus operandi for such a scam ...

Email fraud

A fraudster managed to email his way out of prison. Article here. The amount of trust that a lay person puts into emails today is quite alarming. Emails were first used in the 70s, when everyone knew everyone else on the network and trust was less of an issue that ...

iPad POS

While traveling in the US, I noticed that a considerable number of smaller food establishments used an iPad Point of Sale (POS) system. Given the number of POS vulnerabilities reported in the past year, I wondered if the iPad would be a more secure POS platform compared to the traditional ...

1FA

Applications such as Pushbullet strive to integrate our devices by mirroring notifications received on an android phone onto a windows laptop. I can read and even reply SMSes without the need to pick up my phone. Nevertheless, we must be careful when using them since One Time Passwords(OTP) are ...

IJIS plaintext offender

I am always pissed off when I discover that a site I use is a plaintext offender. Well, if they are mom and pop establishments that do not deal with money or personal data, I might exhibit a wee bit of tolerance. However, large cooperations have no excuse especially since ...