GDPR “Unknown Unknowns”

The art of privacy, and why what you don’t know (about the GDPR) WILL kill you.

By Eh’den Biber

 

Introduction

A few years ago, I had a colleague that was about to depart on a flight to a lovely vacation with his wife. As the airplane was waiting for the signal to lift off, my colleague wife started to scream. I mean REALLY scream. As my colleague wife had taken many flight before, my colleague had no idea what the fuck is going on (forgive my French). Long story short – airplane went back to the terminal, my colleague and his wife were being taken off the airplane, severe sedatives were used, and instead of a lovely vacation my colleague spent the next few days in a mental institute seeing his loved one going via hell. This whole thing followed a long recovery process, and almost broke him to pieces as well. Continue reading

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Fake News

Who are the real hackers, and why most of the news about hackers are fake (snippet from my upcoming talk)…

By Eh’den Biber

Hi everyone

As you might have seen from my previous posts, I’ve been writing a long post called “the revolution”, which covers my journey into finding ways of communicating and connecting with my son, who have severe autism. I was about to post a new update to it – but then I stopped.

You see, in the last two years I’ve been planning to give a talk about the subject of substance abuse in the hackers’ community. This is a topic which has have HUGE implications for anyone who either is a hacker, working with a colleague who is a hacker, employing one, or planning to employ one. The reason the update to “the revolution” was delayed is because substances and their impact on non-ordinary states of consciousness was just too big for a written update.

And the good news is that thanks to it, I’m finally ready to give a talk on the subject. It would be lovely to share it with Peerlyst members, here in London, and will be looking for an event space for it. Also, I plan to share it in upcoming CONs because it’s probably the most interesting topic I’ve researched, and one with huge implications to many people who are reading it right now. Based on my experience, if you are reading it you’re either abuse substances or know a substance abuser. If you have an upcoming CON and wish me to talk on the subject, please contact me directly. I assure you that it’s going to be one of the most interesting talks you will have in your event.

Please share thoughts, comments, and stories either below or, if anonymously, via my secure email account: ehden at protonmail dot com.

 

Eh’den

Fake News

There is an epidemic of “hacker news” that dominates our world in an alarmingly increasing pace. It’s moving so fast that mentioning any reference here is a mistake because it will be blown away by another data breach so fast that the reference will most likely be forgotten.

The problem is that most of these news are fake.

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Time Capsule

“Hey Eh’den, I found two hard disks of yours”. My wife and I have been struggling with water ingress issue in our son’s bedroom, and while she was taking the opportunity un-hording (also known as “throw away shit he is still keeping”) she discovered forgotten external hard disks of mine. One of them was a mini USB drive, 500GB of information which I thought I already backed up onto my 2TB hard drive.

As I was going over the endless folders and sub-sub folders I discovered a folder called “videos”. And there I discovered old videos I took of my kids when they were young.

I played the videos to my wife. She was sitting next to me in quiet, shocked. After watching few of videos she told me “Eh’den, I now understand why you refused to accept his autism. He looked so normal as a child”.

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Men, Bicycles, Russian Girls, and Spam

 

 

 

Adventure into the male psyche that helps spammers make money.

By Eh’den Biber

This is the story of the spam email, the vulnerabilities it exploits, and the remediation actions required to it.

 

How we got here?

As was written many times in the past, the internet was never designed to be internet, it was intranet from a trust perspective – and protocols RFCs that were developed on top of it never imagined that it will run on dog collars. I kid you not.

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