Category cyber attack
I’m Watching You
They are everywhere Watching, waiting, anticipating. Spending most of my adult life dealing with the darker edges of society–prison, probation and jails–I’ve seen how low humanity can sink. If there is a weakness, or vulnerability present, I can count on a predator to hide in the shadows, ready to pounce. These soulless opportunists strike when […]
How To Haunt Your Neighbors
There is a ghost in the machine. That’s exactly what a neighbor is thinking right about now. And they should, because I’m haunting them. Home automation do-dads are a neat little addition to take care of routine business. Automatic Roomba vacuums scurry about the house picking up the dust and dirt left behind by their […]
Get Out Of My E-Mail!
The rise of the machines is happening. It began with a very not-so-subtle e-mail from my medical insurance provider. This was not the usual e-mail fluff that clogs up your spam filter recommending this supplement, or an indictment that I could stand to lose a few pounds. The timing of these e-mails are suspicious. They seem to hit the […]
Who’s Living Under Your Bridge?
Bridges and those who dwell under them. Bridges are strange little things, when you stop and take a moment to consider them. Bridges force you to take a narrow path, over some (usually man-made) inconvienence to get to that special place you need to go. The route is direct, quick and utterly devoid of character […]
The Real (Maybe) Story Behind The North Korean Cyber Attack
North Korean state sponsored cyber attacks have claimed their first victory. I’m not going to get on a political stump and bemoan the decision to cave to the terrorist’s demands. The wisdom of letting a petty tyrant dictate our freedom of expression has been debated to death over the last few days. Instead, I will […]