Michael Moore launches Trumpileaks using strong encryption tools

American politics is an extremely divisive issue and I will not be taking any sides in this debate. The purpose of this article isn’t to promote any sides but rather to talk about how encrypted communication tools are being used. Michael Moore launched a sub-page to his domain called Trumpileaks. The purpose is to give… Continue reading Michael Moore launches Trumpileaks using strong encryption tools

Best 360 degree camera for consumers

360 degree videos are the new THING because they capture more of the experience you are trying to share. Facebook, Youtube & Twitter all support this new more immersive medium. So the question is “What’s the best 360 degree consumer video camera available?” Good question considering your local BestBuy has over a dozen in store… Continue reading Best 360 degree camera for consumers

Downloaded over a billion email addresses and passwords this weekend

I am a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for a major tech company and manage people, budgets and strategy. But the security researcher in me never went away. Over the weekend our intelligence service downloaded 3 separate dumps totalling over 1B leaked credentials (the largest of which was the 400M+ credentials.)  The smallest one was… Continue reading Downloaded over a billion email addresses and passwords this weekend

2017 has started as a busy year for hackers

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for Information Security professionals. The last major hack was HipChat from Atlassian. Surprisingly most consumers still “don’t care” about their data security and millions have bad security hygiene. Visualizing the hacks To make the data more palatable, firms have tried to create visually appealing representation of… Continue reading 2017 has started as a busy year for hackers

Bose QuietComfort 25 Review (QC-25)

TL;DR: I have tested dozens of headphones over the last 12 months and the QuietComfort (QC-25) 25 is still the most comfortable headphone with excellent noise cancellation and good sound reproduction.  Comparing the QC-25 to the QC-35 The QuietComfort 35 (QC-35) is the wireless bluetooth version of the QC-25. The QuietComfort 35 (QC-35) offers slightly… Continue reading Bose QuietComfort 25 Review (QC-25)

Review of encrypted email provider Protonmail

Why would anyone use Protonmail instead of Gmail or Hotmail? SECURITY Email is inherently insecure and if you are a political dissident whose online communications can mean the difference between living and dying, don’t use email. For everyone else looking for an easy and secure email solution, keep reading about Protonmail. “Everyone needs to understand… Continue reading Review of encrypted email provider Protonmail

Review of SpiderOak encrypted online storage

Right or wrong, Edward Snowden has become the poster child for online privacy. He has been adamant that anyone interested in true online security should stay away from the name brand online services : Dropbox, Facebook, Google, etc. Trust No One Security Before we talk about SpiderOak, this is a good time to write about… Continue reading Review of SpiderOak encrypted online storage