How I Almost Got Rich On Bitcoin

Alright children gather around, it is story time. Today I will tell you about the time when I almost got rich off of Bitcoin. The year was 2011 and I was a fresh faced PhD student at ASU, looking for my first year project. The project we settled on was Bitcoin. At the time Bitcoin... Continue Reading →

Making Mailing Lists “Great” Again

A lot has been written on social media, polarization, radicalization, fake news, and propaganda. I myself have developed a module on the same and been part of some (stalled) research on it. These days I don't have any social media presence, but being disconnected is not really a solution. How does one stay up to... Continue Reading →

Cragheart

Sat down and painted Cragheart from Gloomhaven. It was a simple mini, didn't require anything besides the prime, baselayer, shade, highlight workflow.

Evaluating Cybersecurity Simulators

HTB is the big competitor to Haaukins... So we are setting up a lab and are looking at hardware and software for it. While the IT is giving us the go-around treatment ("We want to host vulnerable machines" doesn't sit well with the IT), I get to play with nice toys. I checked out the... Continue Reading →

vɑlˈhɑ lə or wɛlhel’e

Hold on to your seats, its profound revelation time. Now many of you think of Valhalla as vɑlˈhɑ lə. A hall full of brave warriors exchanging stories of guts and glory. A hall full of smokes from boars turning on spits, where the mead never runs dry. Danes think of Valhalla as wɛlhel'e. I am... Continue Reading →

Personal Privacy Online – New Course Materials

As part of an Industriens Fond initiative, we have been developing cybersecurity adjacent courses for the general Danish public. One of the courses we developed is personal privacy for the youth. The course is designed for high school students, and freshmen. The topics we cover are: Stalking and CyberbullyingCorporate Tracking and Add Supported Business ModelsGovernment... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind of Ransomware: Cloud Services

Over the years, I recommended using a password manager to hundreds of students... I often recommended popular services on the grounds of convenience. Last month Last Pass announced it would seriously limit the free tier forcing me to do a lot of self reflection about those recommendations. From today onward, last pass would only work... Continue Reading →

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