Episode 1: Premiere Episode-Privacy Smivacy- Encryption and the Illusion of Privacy

Episode 1 Privacy Smivacy The One-Off Technology Podcast

The Premier Episode of “The One-Off Technology Podcast”

This Episode: Privacy Smivacy-Encryption and the Illusion of Privacy

Is your browsing private?  Do you understand what Encryption is? Or what exactly the Constitution says about your right to privacy? Find out in this Episode of The One-Off Technology Podcast.

Encryption and Privacy

The Constitution on Privacy, Encrypting our phones and our hard drives, At Rest encryption. Back doors to encryption by NSA and FBI, Do we really need privacy or encryption? Does protecting the innocent also protect the criminals?

Featuring Special Guest, Chuck Brinck

And the Hack goes on…

Hacked AgainSo once again my site was hacked. I have verified it was definitely a SQL Inject hack. So I am rattling my brain on the best way to block it. Because of the caching product I use, my original country blocking plugin was only blocking access to the login page for WordPress. I wanted to block it more effectively so I have turned to using a separate country blocking plugin. The hack injected a new entry under “site url” under the wp-options table. So when the page loaded it loaded all of the JavaScript and loaded content from three different sites. So luckily after I compared a previous backup to a new backup and found that the only change I fixed the issue by updating the field in the database.  I have suspicions that they may some how be exploiting a flaw in my theme so it may be time to change themes so don’t be surprised to find a new theme here soon.

I looked through access logs trying to pin point where the hack originated. My eyes are glazing over as I look at all of the different IP addresses that hit my site on a daily basis and my site doesn’t even have that much traffic. Thankfully nothing lost and the fix was easy. But I have had to add additional things to try and harden my site.