Computer security specialist, forensic researcher, and founder of FotoForensics. Sleep is not necessary.

Close enough
Joined December 2008
Woo hoo! My first test worked well enough for a proof-of-concept. This second test is learning even faster. (More data = more better.) This is after 24 hours. It will be ready for alpha testing in about 3 days. (I really need to think about getting a GPU.)
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A single space makes a big difference. "I typed my password in correctly." "I typed my password incorrectly."
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I had my second vaccine shot today! No Bill Gates nanobots for me, nope. With @DollyParton in my veins, I'm feeling a little bit country (and a little bit rock and roll). Settling down and achy breaky, but I'm still doing my 9-to-5.
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The Hacker Factor Blog: Hotlinking and Cool Exploits hackerfactor.com/blog/index.…
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The Hacker Factor Blog: All Spam All The Time hackerfactor.com/blog/index.…
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I'm rewatching the TV series "Star Trek: Enterprise". What happened in the future to cause everyone to wear blue underwear?
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Q: Does anyone know how to contact the cyber security people at @scotiabank? I've been on hold WAY too long.
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Not really feeling inspired. Hey @amazon, ever hear the phrase "variety is the spice of life? (Masks, masks, led lights, masks, masks. And no, I've never bought masks from Amazon.)
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Just watched a Netflix-recommended movie. Not bad. About half the time it recommends a good movie. That's better than when I ask random people on Reddit.
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The Hacker Factor Blog: Rounding the Clubhouse Turn is.gd/J2ZLEG
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This morning FotoForensics received a flood of fake IDs, fake Air BnB photos, and drug photos -- all from different people in Ukraine. That crosses the "80% of uploads violate the ToS" threshold. I just banned all of Ukraine for a year.
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The Hacker Factor Blog: My Latest Anti-Spam Solution is.gd/2hBI3E
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The @torproject is keen to point out that other proxy systems, such as VPN services, can violate your privacy. However, @torproject does nothing to address the vulnerabilities in Tor that permit anyone to track Tor users. hackerfactor.com/blog/index.…
"If a VPN provider promises it won't [collect data], I have to trust him. But a system that does not collect any data in the first place is even more secure. This is what Tor can do." That's right. Tor = privacy by design. dw.com/en/bypassing-censorsh…
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Hmmm.... I have a user in Morocco trying to use FotoForensics to host pictures that he appears to be embedding in spam.
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Coworker meant to write "I want a button that says 'Launch'!" But thanks to the miracle of auto-correct, he wrote, "I want a belly button that says 'Launch'!" Done.
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Not sure which I find funnier... Bing's new "click to search within this picture" feature with the automated codpiece, or that it can't distinguish a military uniform from an airline pilot.
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Fascinating: The fake account name and real phone that I supplied to Facebook many years ago just received an SMS spam for Amazon earbuds. (I'm a winner!) This went to a Facebook account that was deleted on 2020-07-05. Looks like Facebook has been compromised.
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The Hacker Factor Blog: FFmpeg Programming hackerfactor.com/blog/index.…
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