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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is Marc Benioff Making His Move on Oracle in Today's WSJ?

Here is the video I sent to my old friend Marc Benioff on May 12th. He must have liked the advice, because following the video is the Salesforce.com ad on the front page of todays Wall Street Journal. I have included this personal video to Marc with his permission.
 


Friday, May 19, 2017

My "Awh Hell, Let's Go Hijack Something!" Hack

I must have too much time on my hands. Here's an article published yesterday by my Silicon Valley buddies at SandHill.com called HIJACK MARKETING 101 (click here to see the article).

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump To Ask Congress To License Bonded Cyber Privateers?

How can the "Beltway Bandits" come to President Trump with a straight face and ask for federal bucks to combat hackers? Especially when the hackers are using stolen N.S.A. tools? The New York Times (click here to see story) calls it an "audacious global blackmail attempt." The UK National Health Service probably uses more colorful invective.

Given that 74 countries were hit hard by a stolen N.S.A. tool, and given that our own government agencies hoard other "zero-day" cyber exploits rather than letting industry know about them so they can be silently fixed, I would advise President Trump to clobber any federal contractor with the Frederick Remington Bronco Buster statue in the Oval Office. Net net: A centrally organized cyber security effort is asinine.

Mr. President, you want to create the biggest job boom in modern history? Simply invoke Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution to have Congress license bonded cyber privateers. Have the NSA act as the bonding authority (see the Cyber Privateer code here), and have the privateers loot the bad guys, splitting the swag 50/50 with the U.S. Justice Department.

Not only would this put a check into the swing of the bad guys, but you'd create a technology boom not seen since the invention of the transistor.

Could be biblical in scope!

Selah.

Friday, March 31, 2017

RECORDING: IRS Fraud Phone Call I Got Today

For your weekend entertainment, here a recording asserting that the IRS is after me:



video


So, White Hats OR EVEN BLACK HATS, wanna have some fun? Call the number they gave me and give the creeps some heartburn. I know I can't count on the FBI or the NSA to tie a can to their tails. So let's give free enterprise a chance.

The scamer's phone number is 202-684-6838. I suspect it's a burner phone and may not be viable long. But if it is, have at it.

Hey, both Russia and China are big readers of my blog.

Bring these guys down, and I'll owe you one.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Last 200,000 Visitors to This Site

In my business, I live and die on analytics. A mathematician who somehow stumbled into advertising guerrilla warfare, I simply love numbers. So here are some numbers, places, and subjects. Of the last 200,000 visitors to this site, here are the top ten blog subjects:



Links to particular posts
Subjects
Dec 13, 2010
Principle #18 of my 22 principles for the
Perfect Virus
Jul 20, 2011
My litany of stupid cyber defense morons
Jan 1, 2011
For some reason, my Top-10 posts of 2010
continue to draw attention.
Nov 16, 2011, 15 comments
My heap of disrespect for the FBI’s cyber
capabilities.
Dec 18, 2010
A summary of all 22 principles for the
Perfect Virus.
Mar 5, 2014
Why go phishing or finding zero-day bugs
when you can hack the supply chain?
Oct 12, 2011, 1 comment
Absolute proof that Huawei can’t be trusted.
Oct 20, 2010, 3 comments
What if licensed, bonded cyber privateers are
turned loose? High-reward/high-risk answers.
Nov 13, 2010, 6 comments
Pirates of the Caribbean had a “Pirate’s Code.” Here’s
my shot at a Cyber Privateer code of conduct.
Oct 4, 2013, 10 comments
One of my favorite readers (and commenters) is Joseph from
Spain. He’s made monkeys out of the FBI.




Next, who are the top-ten countries who most frequently visited this site?

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers


United States
1
Ukraine
2
France
3
Russia
4
China
5
Germany
6
Israel
7
United Kingdom
8
Poland
9
India
10

So where's the Islamic caliphate? Or North Korea? I have a fairly un-politically-correct assessment, which naturally I'll keep to myself. I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.