Analysis

Looking back on the City of Atlanta ransomware attack, a year later

One year ago today, word broke that the City of Atlanta had been hit by a ransomware attack.  I won't bore you with the details, you can find them out on the Internet in lots of different places. As it dawned on me today that we were at a milestone of sorts, I asked myself… Continue reading Looking back on the City of Atlanta ransomware attack, a year later

Academia

Fall 2018 password cracking lab results

So, I have been a distant admirer of Ming Chow's (@0xmchow) password cracking labs for his students.  Each semester, I found myself thinking "green, you need to do this sometime..." but never quite got around to doing it. Until now...  🙂 This semester, I created a list of accounts and passwords and gave it to… Continue reading Fall 2018 password cracking lab results

Academia

Study abroad survival series – ATM usage

I've recently been teaching in a study abroad program.  During one of our class meetings, I had a discussion with students about potential risks from using ATMs, and how to make good decisions to lessen the risk of getting skimmed or shimmed.  The difference between skimming and shimming is discussed below, but the important thing… Continue reading Study abroad survival series – ATM usage