The Global Frequency

13 October 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Greetings from Niagara Falls where the tourist season seems to be over, but power should be cheap for mining cryptocurrencies.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Bob Gourley and I are starting a new conference called Future Proof.  I hope you will take the time to check it out. (Read More)

Phishing attacks are increasing.  No surprise here, except that source domains are getting tougher for users to identify as malicious. (Read More)

The world we live in.  Turkey wants the U.S. Embassy to apologize for liking a Tweet. (Read More)

DHS wants power to subpoena ISPs to identify vulnerable systems on their networks. (Read More)

FBI warns about recent attacks bypassing two-factor authentication.  Primarily bad DevSecOps and Man in the Middle Attacks. (Read More)

There is nothing that would prevent another WannaCry according to DHS. (Read More)

Why deep learning AI is so easy to fool. (Read More)

What is Jeff Bezos' end game?  Interesting read given the role he is playing in so many critical industries. (Read More)

California is trying to ban deep fakes. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I'm a little bit on the fence about recommending "Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can, Too)" by John Hargrave.  If you'd like to see a behind-the-scenes view of the Bitcoin bubble, this is an interesting perspective.  If you are already familiar with blockchain and cryptocurrency and the many ways in which blockchain can replace existing technologies and markets, then it would probably be a pass. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative." - Nassim Taleb

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