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Friday, March 8, 2019

Huawei Walks Into A Texas Courtroom…


The most interesting cyberwar showdown yet (see the full U.K.Register story here) will be in an East Texas federal district court, where Huawei will seek a permanent injunction against the U.S. Government ban on use of their hardware. Instead of waging a PR war (the smartest thing to do, offering a reward for anyone who can demonstrate a back door in their hardware or software), these idiots will rely on judge shopping and laughable arguments. I mean, imagine China asking for a “fair hearing” anywhere, given their record in so many areas.

Attorneys representing the USA do have one dilemma. Do they share the Zero-Day info they have on Huawei’s kit, and lose a big-time NSA tool, or do they claim national security concerns and obliquely argue their case?

Get some popcorn, the super-size soft drink of your choice, and enjoy the show.

Monday, February 25, 2019

FINISH THIS JOKE: Huawei Walks Into a London Pub…

An interesting item in the U.K. Register (read the article here):
Coinciding with the German crunch talks, Huawei's previously quiet management has been giving pointed interviews with German and British news publications to push their case.
Given that the interviews are indeed "pointed," it's just a matter of time before one clever interviewer asks the KEY QUESTION: “Then, why hasn’t Huawei offered a million-dollar bounty to anyone who can demonstrate a back door into Huawei’s products?

So maybe the interview takes place in a London pub. Great prize to anyone who gives the best answer. My own answers:
1.  The Huawei exec hands the reporter a briefcase containg $1 million in cash and says, "Don't print that question and the million bucks is yours."
2.  A CIA operative in the stool near them shouts, "Because the U.S. government does not want to give up our access to Huawei's back door and have someone divulge it." 
Take a shot at YOUR answer and win a GREAT PRIZE.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The First Live SCAM Call of 2019

Never say "Hello" or "Yes" on blocked incoming phone calls. Normally, I never answer them. When I do, I say "Speak!" For some reason, the robo-dialers don't register the word and don't connect. Here's my first live scammer of 2019. Another rule: When the caller says, "This is your oldest grandson," don't blurt out the name of your oldest grandson. Here's my masterful handling of this scam caller. Forgive my profanity at the end. To my credit, I didn't use the "F" word. Just the "S" word. Damn, I set a goal not to use profanity in 2019. Oops, that's two, counting the Damn. Eek, that's three now. WTF. Okay, here's the conversation. My rule for personal development: I don't count the number of curses multiplied by the number of people who view the following:

Yep, they're alive and well out there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Top-10 Cyber Privateer Blogs

The last 250,000 views of this blog indicate where the world's interests lie:

Dec 13, 2010
This shouldn't be a surprise. Principle #18 is UNIVERSALIZATION, which turns out to be the basis for my current sci-fi novel.

Jul 20, 2011
Yep, humor runs a close second. Enjoy.

Dec 18, 2010, 3 comments
Also near the top of the list is a summary of my 22 principles for the perfect virus. 

Nov 16, 2011, 15 comments

Jan 1, 2011
My top-ten list from 8 years ago.

Nov 13, 2010, 7 comments
The constitution for cyber privateering. It's stood the test of time.

Mar 5, 2014
My supply chain diatribe: Why dump Huawei and Lenovo.

Oct 12, 2011, 1 comment
Sometimes I crack myself up.

Oct 4, 2013, 10 comments
One of my favorite readers is VERY INTERESTING.

Oct 20, 2010, 3 comments
Probably the real reason cyber privateering will never take off: The risk/reward equation has death as a high probability.