Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
To all my friends and beyond:
There is a new vulnerability out there that you can take proactive steps to protect yourself from. The attack is known (for reasons I do not know) as the POODLE Attack (and no, I am not messing with you).
It exploits a weakness in OpenSSL .v3 and it is not to be taken lightly. Below are some simple steps you can take to safeguard your browser:
Disable SSLv3 in your browser:
SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, which will be released on Nov 25. In the mean time, an Add-On has been released to enable configuration of SSL options:
■ Google Chrome:
Add the following after the command line in your shortcut:
So for example, if you right click the icon on your desktop and select 'properties', or in your Taskbar right click the Chrome icon and then again right click the, 'Google Chrome' option shown just above the, 'Unpin this program from taskbar' and select 'properties'. then select the 'Shortcut' tab and change the target as follows:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --ssl-version-min=tls1
Note: if you are in Windows 7 or 8.x your target may read:
Just add the above listed edit as so:
■ Internet Explorer:
Enter the following into your 'Run' command (If you do not see a 'Run' command search for it):
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Internet Options
Alternatively, you can manually navigate to Control Panel and choose 'Network and Internet', then select 'Internet Options'. Once there, do to the, 'Advanced' tab, scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck the "Use SSL 3.0" box.
Now click, "Apply", and then click "OK"
You are now DONE
Let me know if you need any assistance.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Saturday, November 30, 2013
And so I am locked in the throws of battle...
Every labored breath brings a mix of deep throbbing and sharp staccatos of pain...
Every movement brings forth a symphony of daggers and clubbing blows...
It is a fight I cannot win and must not lose...
And though there are comrades at my back, both near and afar, it is a fight born out alone as the darkness looms around me...
Sometimes, such as I do now, I feel I cannot endure this war, but there is no retreat and there is no reprieve...
And so I persevere knowing that this hell will not last forever -- I just wish it would end.
I am in a dark place and the light of 'one day' no longer is there to give hope of the light.
But (and I know you should never start a paragraph with 'but' however at the moment I do not give a rodents rump for rules) I will never give up and I will win this struggle -- why? how? -- simple, I am a very stubborn, relentless, and optimistic hardheaded teddy bear!