I Have Your Password

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] As much as we like to imagine hackers as psychics, evil geniuses, or Ethan Hunt breaking into Langley, most actual hacking is far different.  In reality, perhaps the best analogy of the three is as a psychic.  Not a supernatural psychic, but more like a [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Security|1 Comment

The Racism on Google Maps Seems To Be Gone, So What Is This?

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Late last night, Jon Russell of TechCrunch wrote: "Google has confirmed that it is making changes to its Google Maps service to stop racist terms and other inappropriate words from displaying location search results. The issue blew up this week after searches for “n*****” or “nigga” were found to pull up [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Google Maps|5 Comments

Breaking News: Howard University shows up as 'N***er University' on Google Maps

BREAKING NEWS: A few hours ago, Bomani X @AceBoonCoon  updated his twitter feed with yet another one of his shocking discoveries on Google Maps.  Yesterday the world took notice when he posted an image of his Google Maps results where he found that when he searched for the keyword 'nigga' or 'nigger' , the White House [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Google Maps|8 Comments

Google Maps shows White House as ‘N***er House’

Yesterday, The Huffington Post and other media outlets across the world reported that when Google Maps users searched for the words ‘nigga house’ and ‘nigger house’ the results would pull up The White House.  I shouldn’t be surprised by the extremely racist and hateful actions, but I am.   Many people in the online world [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Google Maps|2 Comments

10 Best Google Maps Pranks

Google Maps has had quite a bit of the spotlight recently, with various user-submitted pranks making international headlines under Google's watchful nose. I myself have been responsible for more than just a few of these pranks. 1. Edward Snowden's Super Secret Hiding Place (on the lawn of the White House) This is easily my favorite. It was the [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Google Maps|2 Comments

CyberDust | Mark Cuban's Privacy Keystroke Of Genius

The tension between technology and privacy is not new.  Imagine the excitement of the first man to hold a pair of binoculars, before the world knew that such a thing could even exist.  He could see what others thought was safely hidden.  (Boobs, one only assumes.)  Granted, the power to invade privacy with complete freedom [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Why Google May Finally Be Done Ripping You Off

As of yesterday, Google has disabled its “Mapmaker” feature.  According to SearchEngineLand, who spoke to Google insiders, the reason is to attempt to curb “pranks” such as my hilarious and moderately known classics:  Edward’s Snow Den in the White House, and several from February of 2014 detailed on Blumenthals blog including a different Snowden related prank on the White [...]

By | May 16th, 2015|Google Maps|1 Comment

Google MapMaker taken offline Because Of Hacker

One month ago, I gave a TEDx talk called “Wiretapping the Secret Service Can be Easy & Fun” at TEDx Kirkland. Today I got word that was reporting that Google MapMaker will be taken offline because of increasing amounts of fake and fraudulent edits that they are no longer able to hide from the general public. In essence, [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Google Maps|1 Comment

Hacking LinkedIn and my surprising discovery

I really need to find a better hobby. Apparently, normal people don't think about website behaviors nor do they try to exploit them like some damn child prodigy looking at a crypto puzzle in a Bruce Willis Movie (Mercury Rising). I'm not saying I am a child prodigy by any means. I am 31. This [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments