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Monday, August 20, 2018

Assassination of Donald Trump: Cryptocurrency Death Pool



Sites on the dark web have previously sought to crowdfund the assassination of public figures like Donald Trump and Barack Obama

On July 26th, a betting pool where people make wagers using cryptocurrency was reported (see article here). Specifically:

The markets, first spotted by Mashable, allow people to place bets using cryptocurrency on whether or not these people will be assassinated. The market for the president's death, for example, asks: "Will Donald Trump (President of The USA) be killed at any point during 2018?"
Given a polarization unseen since Abraham Lincoln's presidency, I've been speculating on the possible repercussions of such an event. My conclusion: a civil war and breakdown of law and order in the United States.

The Latter-day Saints (full disclosure: I am a member of this community) have a much disputed document called The White Horse Prophecy (see the Wikipedia article here). If this highly suspect document turns out to be, well, prophetic for this time and this presidency, then one might speculate that Mitt Romney (a shoo-in for the 2018 U.S. Senate race) or John Huntsman, Jr. (the current U.S. ambassador to Russia), both of whom are Latter-day Saints, might play a role in fulfillment of that awful omen. Or even Senator Mike Lee, an acquaintance of my son-in-law.

I'm personally hoping that President Trump's secret service protection detail is playing their "A Game" and nullifies the assassination scenario, clearly a worst-case situation for our country. Right now, the odds of restoring civility in political discourse appear to be near zero.

Selah.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"The FBI also pledged to do whatever it takes to combat Russian cyberattacks."


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ZDNet today (read the article here) talked about Russian hackers going after home routers with man-in-the-middle attacks. Sure gives me that "lovin' feeling" that the FBI pledges to do whatever it takes. Morons! Don't hold your breath.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

My Movie Script Now Circulating Around Hollywood: The Last Will & Testament of Intergalactic Felon Harley Davidson . . . and His Dog

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In a flight of imagination, I demonstrated how The Perfect Virus could not only make it possible for someone to NEVER AGAIN complete a cell phone conversation, but that it could completely thwart an alien invasion. In case you know someone in the movie business, you might want to bring this to their attention. My sci-fi TV PILOT script is circulating on: InkTip-dot-com (the link is here). The title:

The Last Will & Testament of Intergalactic Felon Harley Davidson . . . and His Dog.


Entertainment for both black hats and white hats. Comments appreciated.

Dems Still Trying to Cripple the U.S. Software Industry By Demanding Back Doors

The Shining

Check out yesterday's U.K.Register story (read it here) about Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and her attempt (again) to mandate software back doors in U.S. software. I can't begin to articulate all the reasons to kill this very bad idea. One hint: the 2016 Democrat F.I.S.A. shenanigans.  Complete this sentence: "I wouldn't trust the feds with …"

Friday, March 23, 2018

Georgia (Ransomware) On My Mind

Yesterday's UK Register (read the story here) reports the city of Atlanta's IT gear got "thoroughly pwned by ransomware."
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So, how's it working out, trusting the FBI geniuses to bail you? Too bad you can't turn licensed and bonded cyber privateers loose to rain hell upon the bad guys. Don't hold your breath on the FBI. It's the same FBI that then-director Mueller ran when he almost single-handedly destroyed Silicon Valley's software exports (see my story here). Yeah, stupidity rolls downhill.