Security | Life | Cynicism

By Javvad Malik

A few thoughts, views and observations on cyber security and life mixed in with some cynicism. Nothing Fancy: There is no machine learning, fancy algorithms, or blockchain technology curating the news here. It’s just me, going about my daily work, keeping a note of anything cool, informative... Read more

A few thoughts, views and observations on cyber security and life mixed in with some cynicism.

Nothing Fancy: There is no machine learning, fancy algorithms, or blockchain technology curating the news here. It’s just me, going about my daily work, keeping a note of anything cool, informative, or interesting from the world of information security. I read each and every article before posting, to ensure you get the news, views, and opinions you deserve.

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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #8

It’s been another weird year for many. Most of the world had vaccines, came out of lockdown, only to be hit by another variant, and ending up in a weird limbo lockdown all over again. As someone who has predominantly worked from home for the last 8 years, I h…

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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #7

Nothing to see here, move along.

 
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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #6

As one grows older, strange things begin to happen. You lose hair, the hair that you don't lose turns grey, you put on weight that is near impossible to shift and you become increasingly frustrated at things. I've also find myself pondering over things a lot …

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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #5

Have you stripped out metadata from your photos? Well, that may not be enough. As part of its "people you may know" feature, Facebook could be looking at dust and scratches on the phone lens to determine which pictures were taken by the same camera, and then …

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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #4

Before we kick things off, click on this link and see this short clip and then we can talk. It's ok, I can wait.

 
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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #3

One of my previous colleagues from the days when I was at the company formerly known as AlienVault, Russ Spitler is capturing his thoughts in blog posts. Russ has been in the industry for many years and is a smart and pragmatic person. Check out his musings o…

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Security | Life | Cynicism - Issue #2

Not so much a security story as this is one about business models, but seeing as it’s about a security company, why don’t you pull up a chair and let’s talk about it. Many people are up in arms over password manager provider LastPass making changes to its fre…

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Weekly newsletter of The Javvad Malik A.I. - Issue #1

SMS, or text messages are great - well, they used to be and there are some legit uses for it. But we're using it more and more for security purposes, and the question is whether it's a medium we should place so much trust in.The antisocial engineer takes a lo…