Friday focus – Ukraine, football, & VPNfilter

Friday focus – Ukraine, football, & VPNfilter

One more week into the history books, eh?

We learned that Spectre isn’t quite dead yet – thankfully it’s only a concern for Intel powered computers… oh.

Just finished reading this:

The U.S. law enforcement agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again and download updates from the manufacturer to protect themselves.

So, in the post Cambridge Analytica world we face, our top law enforcement agency just sent a memo to all Americans – turn it off and back on again. Oh, perhaps change the default settings the router was shipped with.

As someone who pays some attention to the connected world we reside in and the hazards that brings I am always shocked when it’s ‘default logon was used’ or ‘the password was too simple’ or ‘a bit of a data loss but nothing to worry about. Other than the 30 million. oh, wait – 75 million. Nope – 183 million Equifax records that were stolen. No need to worry about a thing’ – perhaps the AI revolution will fix these oh so easily fixable pitfalls.

So, my Friday focus will be to go home, reboot my router, find the logon credentials, see if I can a) figure out the make/model, b) find a site with an update, and c) update without bricking. Three day weekend, that would be tragic to lose internet access, right?

be kind to each other, please.

:: s ::

Scott Wallace
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//12:44p + 25May2018 = Friday || Deeper Shade of Soul by Urban Dance Squad on keXp John In the Morning//