Category Archives: Computer Security

My one indispensable infosec management tool: a simple recurring task dashboard

There is one problem that every single information security / governance / risk / compliance (GRC) organization at every company has to deal with, and that’s keeping track of all the recurring tasks that you need to do to maintain your security and compliance and ensuring that they are done on time. I’m sure that… Read More »

Hack of the day: easily configure Linux hosts to reboot once or always without requiring a decryption key

I have LUKS encryption configured on all of my Linux desktops and laptops, which is a pain when I need to reboot one remotely, since it prompts for the decryption key and won’t finish rebooting until the key is entered. To solve, this, I’ve written keyless-entry, which allows the user to easily configure a LUKS-encrypted… Read More »

Hack of the day: enhancing Eastern Bank deposit notification emails

I have my Eastern Bank account configured to email me notifications about checking deposits. There are three problems with these notifications: They include only the amount of the deposit, not whom it’s from. They only put the deposit amount in the body of the email, not in the subject. They email me about every deposit,… Read More »

Petco violates customer privacy, refuses to confirm appropriate steps were taken to mitigate incident

I recently received a shipment of cat food from Petco which, as far as I know, I had not ordered. I did have a “repeat delivery” order scheduled for that variety of cat food, but usually when Petco is about to send you a repeat delivery order they notify you by email to give you… Read More »