Who Wrote the Mirai Worm

Who Wrote the Mirai Worm

This long article details one security investigator’s endeavor in revealing the real identity of the the Mirai worm: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/01/who-is-anna-senpai-the-mirai-worm-author/  

“So long” To RapidVPS

“So long” To RapidVPS

After about 8 years of hosting my site and various other things on RapidVPS, I have finally decided to move things off of it.  I have been wanting to do that for 2 reasons: The VPS host was originally based on Ubuntu 9.04, and I wish to take advantage of newer TLS cipher suites that are not available. $20 USD per month isn’t much, but since I am already running a bunch of other sites from my home ESXi, I don’t see…

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A Little Primer on Bootloaders, Encryption, and Signing

A Little Primer on Bootloaders, Encryption, and Signing

A tweet from #AndroidPolice on Android booloaders and the security mechanism around it came to me through #cyanogen today.  While it’s not meant to be comprehensive, I think it does help point developers and modders in the right direction to understanding come fundamental building blocks in information security.  The fact that these security circumvention techniques float about on the Net goes to show that although the underlying encryption schemes and ciphers remain intact, hackers have consistently managed to find attack…

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Vibo A688 Runing CM7

Vibo A688 Runing CM7

Prologue- I recently arrived in Taiwan, where my Sprint EVO 4G/HTC Supersonic became more of a Wifi-only device. While Asia Pacific Telecom offers CDMA 1X here in Taipei, EvDO with 3G speed is sorely lacking, let alone WiMax implementation.  Besides, the rest of my family members here are on Chung Hwa Telecom, which happens to be the largest network here by virtue of its heritage as a state-run monopoly until recently, so I find it more economically sound to stick…

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