A couple weeks ago, I vented my frustration as an ICS security professional at my apartment building forcibly converting to networked smart locks. My tweets were widely misinterpreted, so I’d like to talk a little bit about privacy and security aspects to consider if (when) the property you rent from decides to go “Smart”. To… Read More Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’
Through a series of eight scenarios, I’ve invited seven security and digital privacy professionals to weigh in on the fundamental question of how much of a privilege digital privacy, and the abilities to “restrict” or “remove” our digital footprint, really are.… Read More Is Digital Privacy a Privilege Of The Wealthy?
There’s been a bit of a social media uproar recently about the data collection practices of people search service FamilyTreeNow. However, it’s certainly not the first, only, (or last) service to provide potentially uncomfortable private information about people on the internet without their knowledge or consent. Even the most technologically disconnected people are frequently searchable.… Read More Thwart my OSINT Efforts while Binging TV!
As most of you know, my professional area of expertise in security is incident response, with an emphasis on system / malware forensics and OSINT. I’m fortunate enough in my position in the security education and con community to sometimes get pulled into other directions of blue teaming and the occasional traditional penetration testing. However,… Read More 101 Ways I Screwed Up Making a Fake Identity
You reused a cute username (or email address). Aliases and usernames have become a big part of our personal online presence, and we often feel tied to them when we register for new sites and services. This can be a great was to build an online identity, but it can also make it trivial to… Read More The Top 9 Ways I Found Your ‘Secret’ Dating Profile