The "Chico-8" Version 2.0 is out and for sale! Vertsion 2.0 uses "Power over Ethernet", abbreviated PoE. Each of the 8 Raspberry Pi 4B's now has only one corded connection to Gigabit Ethernet.on 02 Feb 2020 Posted by Administrator Category: Security News
The "Chico-8" Version 2.0 is out and for sale!
More details and photos coming soon. - Todd
|on 07 Jan 2020 Posted by Administrator Category: Security News|
"WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely Nothing! " - Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, Motown 1969.
For this discussion we will consider a mail-able computer security tool designed by my company, The Computer Dudes, Inc. We named it "The Skunk" because it is small and looks like it has a tail.
We could "weaponize" The Skunk by making it become ACTIVE to jam, disrupt, plant viruses on or monitor any network. Legally such a device could be sold to Law Enforcement or the Military.
Sounds good, but is it moral? Consider a couple of examples.
Play "Devils Advocate" and say the Skunk was developed by people who do not approve of illegal uses, uses in war, or any uses outside the original design. To violate their contracts, trust, or values is clearly a conflict of interest.
The thing that sticks in my mind, is what if our weaponized system disrupted something or caused other problems that resulted in civilian deaths.
Is it moral to take something peaceful and make it a weapon? I don't really know. It is something my companies, employees, and I will research to consider further. If you have good answers to the moral questions, or just want to discuss some of this, feel free to comment or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! - Todd W. Byars, Founder, The Computer Dudes, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida. Since 1997 :)
|on 03 Jan 2020 Posted by Administrator Category: Security News|
I bet you haven't changed your Password since "Last Year." Probably a safe bet given December of 2019 was only a few days ago.
So start the year with New Passwords and Security Practices. This article reviews passwords and basic security practices for an individual at work, home, and around town.
The main problem with most passwords is they are too short. The second biggest problem is people keep the same passwords too long. Both these issues are easy to solve. A password should be more than 10 digits and contain several special characters in it along with some numbers.
Change Passwords? How Often?
How often you change your passwords is a combination of personal preference and risk. For example, if you work in a bank, financial institution, corporation, or government entity you have a high risk and should change your passwords often. Your organization may have a recommended maximum time length to keep passwords, check and see to make sure you are in compliance. For high risk occupations you should change your password Monthly.
These are general guidelines based on best practices for individuals, small businesses, government, and corporations and may be subject to change. Stay alert and keep your data safe! :)