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Author/Consultant Jeremiah L. Byerley
Jeremiah Byerley is a technical consultant & author who helps individuals and businesses develop the confidence and habits they need to be competitive in the information age. Jeremiah has unique insight in California’s South Coast working for companies such as Santa Barbara’s Higher Octave Music and Ojai’s Lynda.com with a wealth of international experience consulting for EMI, Activision, IDIMedia (Blaylock & Company), Anysoft and a contributor for online syndication company, Storyful. The news & tutorials on this site feature articles written by Mr. Byerley and curated selections. For consultations requests, please contact Jeremiah.

ThreatList: Tax Scammers Launch a Raft of Fake Mobile Apps

Convincing phishing pages and millions of suspicious apps are plaguing tax season. Tax Day in the U.S. is looming on Monday, and as people rush to do their last-minute filing, scammers are out in full force, targeting consumers and businesses alike. According to RiskIQ numbers, the internet is awash in crafty schemes and dangerous threat […]

SQL Injection in Advance Contact Form 7 DB

Security Risk: Dangerous Exploitation Level: Easy/Remote DREAD Score: 7/10 Vulnerability: SQL Injection Patched Version: 1.6.1 52 SHARES FacebookTwitterSubscribe As part of our regular research audits for our Sucuri Firewall, we discovered an SQL injection vulnerability affecting 40,000+ users of the Advanced Contact Form 7 DB WordPress plugin. Current State of the Vulnerability This plugin saves […]

Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019 Introduced

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Brian Schatz, members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen consumer protections by prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition technology (FR) from collecting and re-sharing data for identifying or tracking consumers without their consent. […]

MasterCard, Microsoft Team with Federal Agencies and Nonprofit to Launch Cyber Talent Initiative

Mastercard, in collaboration with Microsoft, Workday and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – a public-private partnership to recruit the nation’s best minds to defend against global cyberattacks. The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is a new program to help reduce the critical talent gap and support the next generation of […]

Indiana teachers hurt by Airsoft guns used in active shooter drill say sheriffs went too far

By Elisha Fieldstadt An Indiana teachers union is demanding change to active shooter drill protocols after teachers at an elementary school reported that they had been injured when they were shot by Airsoft guns during a recent exercise. “During active shooter drill, four teachers at a time were taken into a room, told to crouch […]

Nokia phones caught mysteriously sending data to Chinese servers

Nokia fans waited for years for the first Nokia-Android handsets to arrive, and it finally happened two years ago, when HMD Global unveiled its first Nokia 6 handset, after acquiring the right to use the brand. Since then, HMD unveiled a variety of Nokia handsets, culminating with the Nokia 9 PureView a few weeks ago. […]

Here’s What It’s Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People

Steve Hardigree hadn’t even gotten to the office yet and his day was already a waking nightmare. As he Googled his company’s name that morning last June, Hardigree found a growing list of headlines pointing to the 10-person marketing firm he’d founded three years earlier, Exactis, as the source of a leak of the personal […]

7 pro tips to improve your WordPress site

Keep it clean As a WordPress user, you should always try to keep your dashboard clean. The dashboard below is ‘dirty’ – so we will approve the comment and update the plugin to make it clean once again. This means you should: Keep your WordPress core up to date manually or using the auto-update feature. […]

James Gunn Back On as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Director

In a remarkable turn of events, Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Disney fired Gunn in July 2018, after old, offensive tweets from the filmmaker were resurfaced by conservative personalities online. The firing was controversial, with Guardians of the Galaxy stars including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley […]

A short history of IBM keyboards with trackpoints

I am a Thinkpad enthusiast. The hardware on these devices made Windows a pleasure to work with, I came across a few pictures of these early IBM track-point keyboards and I had to share! IBM Model M13 black version with buckling springs IBM SpaceSaver II with gripping rubber domes IBM KPD8923 Keyboard, 104-Key Trackpoint with […]