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The Global Frequency

14 February 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Global Frequency - 14 February 2021

On Valentine's Day twenty-two years ago, Neal Pollard and I conducted our hobbyist red team assessment of the Mount Pony facility in Culpeper, VA.  It has become an exemplar of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities in the Information Age that I still use in briefings today.  This week on the Global Frequency...

UPMC reports large data breach. (Read More)

The long reach of authoritarian regimes is enabled by digital technology and offensive cyber tools. (Read More)

An attack against a water treatment plant in Florida could have impacted public safety. (Read More)

NIST report on cyber supply chain management. (Read More)

Epic games has made it incredibly easy to create life-like avatars and fake people.  What will be impact of these technologies on the entertainment industry of the future? (Read More)

Did the inventor of Bitcoin leave clues that might reveal their identity in the future? (Read More)

It is possible the founder of the Joker's Stash cybercrimal carding site has amassed $1b over the years. (Read More)

An AI competition to predict earthquakes. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
For some of my readers, SDR has always meant Surveillance Detection Route, but that is not the SDR purview of "The Hobbyist's Guide to the RTL-SDR: Really Cheap Software Defined Radio" by Mr. Carl Laufer.  Software Defined Radios are getting cheaper each day and are great hobbyist devices.  Take your SDR for a ride in your car and watch as your Tire Pressure Monitors transmit their data or see how the local restaurant pages folks when their tables are ready.  This is the best book I've encountered on the topic. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. - John Maynard Keynes

Recommendation of the Week:
This is a great little Wifi Access Point that can be easily modified to remove carrier enforced data caps associated with hot spot devices.  (Link)

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