The Dark Side of Cookies

Browser cookies are files stored on your computer with information to be used by your web browsers. They aren’t evil on their own, but they can be used for evil.

BHIS PreShow Banter Marathon Madness

John Strand and a whole bunch of his friends just spent 24 hours straight, talking, joking, telling stories, sharing life experiences, making music, and generally fooling around, all while live and streaming their shenanigans over YouTube.

Good & Bad Aspects of the Internet

The Internet is a tool that has dramatically altered how we interact with each other, and not all those changes are for the better.

Manual vs. Automated Tools for Digital Forensic Analysis

Highly automated GUI-interface tools are only as good as the programmers who wrote them. Additionally, they can actually prevent users from accessing certain things.

System Hardening 101

“Hardening” is a term used by IT professionals to describe various processes used to make computer systems more secure against different kinds of attacks.

A Brief History of Stuxnet

In 2009 something happened that had never been done before in the history of computer malware. A digital weapon was released with the express purpose of attacking specific machines and causing them to fail, sometimes spectacularly.

The Rise and Fall of RC4

RC4 is a stream cipher and variable length key algorithm, and it was once the go-to cipher suite for web encryption. Then someone figured out how to break it.

URL Hacking (or “How to Sanitize Your URLs”)

Most people don’t think twice about copy/pasting a ginormous web link into an email or social media post.
But they should!