The Global Frequency

4 April 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Was this our last freeze of the year in Virginia?  I certainly hope so as we focus on getting the house ready for the summer season.  Happy Easter to all observing.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Australian media company unable to broadcast programing after cyber attack. (Read More)

Chinese cyber criminals are selling access to private video feeds as a form of voyeur entertainment including package deals to watch multiple households. (Read More)

SolarWinds attackers may have gotten access to DHS leadership email messages. (Read More)

Some access might have been to facilitate tracking of when the attack was detected. (Read More)

I found this be fascinating after reading about someone's mom who was obsessed with playing these games to get discount points in real life. (Read More)

The walk and talk Zoom meeting competitor looks to get you outside.  The walking business meeting is way underrated. I'm a big fan, especially in person. (Read More)

The dark patterns hidden in websites designed to make you click. (Read More)

Good profile of a scientist working to reduce inequality in algorithms. (Read More)

Old flaws for new hacks.  That's the name of the game sometimes. (Read More)

Know your customer and transaction analysis for cryptocurrencies is going to be a huge point of tension in the next five years. (Read More)

NFT prices are crashing, but to early to interpret what that means for the collectibles market. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
If you are already a fan of Steven Pressfield, then this review simply serves to alert you that he's released a new book called "A Man at Arms", which is forged of similar material as his classic "Gates of Hell, which is famous for its depiction of the Spartans at Thermopylae.  You have to be okay with pacing of historical fiction set in this time period as the characters can't hop in a car or call someone on a cell phone.  The pacing is deliberate and sometimes slow to establish the full sense of the journey brining the characters together.  At its core, this is a story of the warrior ethos and finding a cause that is worth fighting for as a mercenary is hired to intercept the letter from Paul to Corinthians only to find his path in life disrupted by the contents of the letter itself. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.” - Steven Pressfield

Recommendation of the Week:
Need a nice red wine for that Easter rack of lamb. Meli Melo by Phillippe Melka my favorite at an accessible price point that is always a crowd pleaser.  (Link)

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