Jeff Dempsey

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How to bypass two-factor authentication with a text message

Is Two-factor authentication the solution for any kind of hacks? A text message could be used to take over your Google Account.<p>Following the recent …

How a scammer stole 500$ from me and in the end begged me not to tell his parents

In 2012 I won the Solar winds sysadmin contest with a funny story from my first job. I won a 500$ Apple store gift card and they even immortalized my …

Virtual Machine

Yes, you can hack cell phones like on Mr. Robot—just not the way they did | Ars Technica

While plausible, Elliot's "crackSIM" hack took some artistic license with technology.<p><b>Warning</b>: This piece contains minor spoilers for the most recent …

Google Play

Stealing login credentials from a locked PC or Mac just got easier | Ars Technica

20 seconds of physical access with a $50 device is all it takes.<p>Snatching the login credentials of a locked computer just got easier and faster, …

Cybersecurity

I am an Amillennialist "because of" Revelation 20

I often hear people say that they have embraced the Amillennial view of biblical eschatology “in spite of” what they read in Revelation 20. I want to …

Skyrocketing ‘failure rate’ means iOS is less stable than Android

iOS is generally considered more stable and more secure than Android, but boy how the tables have turned.<p>According to new data, the failure rate of Apple’s platform rose significantly during the second quarter of 2016, making it more unstable than Google’s for the first time ever.<p>During the first …

Our Faith Is Historically Verifiable—Or It’s Nothing

<i>Doveryai, no proveryai</i> is a Russian proverb that’s probably more famous in translation than in its original language. “Trust, but verify” was used …

C.S. Lewis

Google Fiber hits speed bumps as Alphabet looks to cut costs

Alphabet is slashing the budget for its high-speed fiber optic internet service and pushing for a cheaper alternative: wireless. In an effort to roll out Google Fiber to a lot of cities very quickly, the company spent too much money and is now being reeled back in by parent Alphabet, according to</i> …

Google Fiber

How the NSA snooped on encrypted Internet traffic for a decade | Ars Technica

Exploit against Cisco's PIX line of firewalls remotely extracted crypto keys.<p>In a revelation that shows how the National Security Agency was able to …

Information Security

Kill the Password: A String of Characters Won’t Protect You

Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Security<p>Date of Publication: 11.15.12.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You have a secret that can ruin your …