Author Archives: Steve Mierzejewski

About Steve Mierzejewski

Marketing consultant for InZero Systems, developer of the next generation in hardware-separated security, WorkPlay Technology. I've worked in Poland, Japan, Korea, China, and Afghanistan. I'm a writer, technical editor, and an educator. I also do some work as a test developer for Michigan State University.

China May Be Behind North Korean Missile Failures

At first glance, this may seem to be a counter-intuitive viewpoint. After all, China is one of North Korea’s only two friends in the world. The other, Iran, is too geographically separated to give more than psychological support. But things … Continue reading

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The Growth of Parallel Universes in the Trump Russian-Connection Debate: A Cybersecurity Perspective

If you watch your news on CNN, the headline story will inevitably swirl around the purported connection between the Trump administration and the Russian government. It doesn’t matter what the story is, eventually, it will spin in this direction. If, on … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Last Minute IRS Scams that will Target You Even After You’ve Filed

Every once in a while, you should look in your spam folder. For whatever reason, I sometimes find valid, non-spam emails there. Most of the spam is obvious. Amazon keeps wanting to give me free gift certificates, Russian women are … Continue reading

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Can You Really Trust a Site with the Green Padlock in the Address Bar?

 The green padlock that appears on safe sites simply means that the site you are connected to is the true site and not one that has been spoofed to look like the real thing. It also means that traffic to … Continue reading

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Hacker Corruption of Data May be the Next Major Attack Vector

“It’s not just even the loss of data. Increasingly, we are worried about the corruption of data. Think about the harm someone could do by an intrusion at a blood bank and changing blood types, an intrusion at a financial … Continue reading

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Trump May Have Been ‘WireTapped’ Through His Samsung Smartphone

And I’m not the only one who’s made this observation. One of the members of the hacking group, Anonymous, made the following comment on Trump’s smartphone of choice, the Samsung Galaxy S3. Whatever you may think about members of Anonymous, … Continue reading

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Are You Being Spied On?

So, Wikileaks releases its CIA documents and the one thing that everyone loses their minds over is learning that their TVs can be used as eavesdropping devices. Really? Where have you all been for the last 5 years? This isn’t … Continue reading

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