Congruence with meta is this:
Hold on to your meta while I hold onto mine,
And we hold onto ours.
And what is ours?
Freedom, Culture, Peace and Prosperity.
Associating with those at odds,
Share how you feel at home.
We fight for the same agreement.
If you receive a call, text, or email that says one of the following, it’s a scam:
* Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your Social Security number
* Warns of arrest of legal action
* Demands or requests immediate payment
* Requires payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, internet currency, or by mailing cash
* Pressures you for personal information
* Requests secrecy
* Threatens to seize your bank account
* Promises to increase your Social Security benefit
* Tries to gain your trust by providing fake “documentation,” false “evidence,” or the name of a real government official Continue reading “Social Security scam and protection recommendations”
I was thinking about politics in regard to TG Day. It’s a series of memes. So my sister and her bf are coming to have dinner tomorrow and they’re also bringing their dog Oliver and my pup Jax back. They both differ in their politics from my mother and me, but are decent.
And if my brother were here? Not a guarantee of peace.
So I think there’s some humor in how the past and current presidents had their positive memorable phrases or slogans:
Reagan – A shining city on a hill
GHW Bush – A thousand points of light
Clinton – Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
GW Bush – Compassionate conservatism and mission accomplished
Obama – Yes we can
Trump – Make America great again
Biden – I have no idea
That last one could be enough of a jump off point to a shallow argument. But slogans do not make the man. They do make for good argument material though. Why someone could not just keep their mouth shut and love their family is beyond me.
So I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and drop a note to say what you’re doing. Blessings!
Do you ever wonder what is going across your home network? You can see most of what’s going on using Wireshark, a free packet sniffer.
- Download Wireshark at https://www.wireshark.org/download.html and install it.
Continue reading “Basic packet sniffing with Wireshark”
Waiting to get my new 100th edition of the Writer’s Market. From years of journalism, literature and writing conference suggestions:
Writer’s Market 100th Edition: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published: Brewer, Robert Lee: 9780593332030: Amazon.com: Books
Objective journalism is all but dying (dead?) here, but it’s been dead for a while in the U.K., the difference overseas now is that “activist journalism” is understood. The editor-in-chief in BBC’s “The Press,” Duncan Allen (played by Ben Chaplin) is the ruthless stereotype of what is, in today’s journalism.
Ironically, while trying to expose corruption, he too is exposed for his sordid private life. So it’s anti-climactic when he reveals his ideas to change society. Why shouldn’t it be that they create horrible news stories to create change? There is not even a mention here of objectivity. (Hence the disappearing difference between the U.K. and the U.S.)
Journalism was comedic with His Girl Friday and Switching Channels, tragic in Citizen Kane, and disconcerting in The Press. But taking part in the story you’re writing should not be part of your reporting. That means taking part by putting your opinions in as well.
Can change happen without this in real life? I hope so.
This is some gall and ominous. But the news today is about China warning about Taiwan. So far, I have little faith in what our administration is doing.
China builds mockups of U.S. Navy ships in area used for missile target practice | Reuters
Their inroads are significant. But the big problem is that they are graduating tens of thousands into cybersecurity and IT.
China’s next generation of hackers won’t be criminals. That’s a problem. | TechCrunch
H/T Daniel Miessler
Six catalytic converters stolen over the weekend in Coronado. For one guy three different times and insurance only covers once.
When we moved here in the 70s, there was still farmland, according to my mom. Check this out. –>
Continue reading “San Diego through the Ages”
Another macOS zero-day giving root access, Google warns hackers used macOS zero-day flaw, could capture keystrokes, screengrabs | ZDNet also on iPhones. A watering hole attack relies on profiles of a website’s typical visitors to create the attack. For companies, note the websites of your industry’s conferences, standards bodies, and vendors.
Pretty sophisticated code I guess because analysts were looking at the quality as being like that of dev team: “…[u]sual-suspect traits of malware built for spying on a target, including device fingerprint, screen captures, the ability to upload and download files, as well as execute terminal commands…also record audio and log keystrokes.”
Just be wary where you are following the same sites as co-workers. Beware email lures. Get secure email and malware solutions for your business.
Since 2015, Void Balaur has been targeting around a dozen high-profile professionals a day: human rights activists, journalists, politicians, telecommunications engineers and medical doctors. They’ve also been advertising on Russian-language sites. This is not only in DARKReading, but also The Hacker News , Trend Micro, and ZDNet.
ZDNet covered a piece of malware they’ve dropped in some sites some time ago: https://www.zdnet.com/article/trojan-malware-the-hidden-cyber-threat-to-your-pc/
Use multi-factor authentication to protect your email and social media accounts. Physical keys instead of SMS passcodes. Use reputable email. Webmail is best. I use Gmail, which has superior spam filters.
Tens of thousands of would-be immigrants are massing at the southern border. They’re coming for the good of the West (but are unlikely to appear before a judge as they have been told to). We know why they are coming: technology, commerce, opportunity—and liberty that only democratic capitalism has been successful enough to create. Why is this so hard to admit? Continue reading “The West’s self-hatred must end before it is destroyed”
I commend Biden on continuing Trump’s concern over the danger of China’s telecom (government) footprint. It’s one of those things that Trump was right about. A country that monitors, tortures and oppresses its people, that shuts down democracy, and imprisons and brainwashes people because of their religion should not be allowed in the community of benevolent nations. Benevolent. I still think that we need to reconsider what we consider a superpower. China under the CCP should not be.