Dropbox is slowly becoming a plague.

So then what’s the issue? Well the issue I have with 1Password is their choice of syncing. iCloud and Dropbox are really the main options when it comes to syncing across your devices. Dropbox being the only choice if you don’t use an Apple device. Dropbox as a service on the surface level is great. Sync and forget about it. However Dropbox is slowly turning into the red-headed stepchild no one wants.

I’d love to see Mega as an option. Encrypting the data properly though should make this a moot point.

A skill everyone should know.

Using a tension wrench as a pick, one inserts the pick into the keyhole and lifts the individual pins one-by-one. The object is to lift each pin pair up as if pushed by the correct key, which is indicated by feeling or hearing a slight click. This happens when the upper pin falls into position on the ledge, which keeps the pin wedged in the housing. Using this method, you move each pin into the correct position until all of the pins are pushed completely into the housing, at which point the plug rotates freely, allowing one to open the lock.

The instructions provided above aren’t the be all end all but I recommend any sort of human hacker, hacker, or social engineer get themselves a nice small set of picks. I can’t tell you how many times these have helped me out.

Check your local laws before proceeding.

Avoid this app at all costs.

The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be the “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.

The practice of monitoring the whereabouts of Whisper users – including those who have expressly opted out of geolocation services – will alarm users, who are encouraged to disclose intimate details about their private and professional lives.

The service has been turning over data to the Department of Defense all along. Disgusting.

In a move that everyone wished for but no one expected HBO will offer HBO Go in 2015 without a cable subscription.

This is a huge and I mean huge step in the end of traditional cable as we know it. HBO has a large enough following to do serious damage to cable companies who insist on remaining in the Stone Age.

Nothing makes me happier than competition in the market and now with HBO Go cutting the cord we will see other big names following. The time when I can officially cancel cable is fast approaching. I will have HBO Go, Fox, and WWE Network.

Of course with Netflix and Amazon Prime serving movies all I need is ESPN or the NFL to go digital and cable will certainly be a thing of the past. In the future our children won’t even understand the concept of cable. Time is running out.

Because sites around the web seem to avoid direct linking to a helpful link I decided to do it. I can’t stand when tech news sites post detailed stories about a hack or leak and fail to include the link to said leak. I’d like to search the documents myself to see if I was included.

Anyway, enjoy. All known Dropbox dox on PasteBin.

I Want

In response to a great post by Svbtle Founder Dustin Curtis I figured I would post my own list of things I want. The future isn’t as far away as people believe. We live it everyday. We have the entire wealth of human information in our pockets. Imagine the thought of that even thirty years ago? At any second in the day we could begin to learn anything we want. What a world!

So what’s missing?

I want the United States Government to stop spying on me. Government overreaching not only bothers me daily, it makes me feel less secure in my daily life and my home. I want a right to myself because that is my natural right. With that right to myself I have a right not to be aggressed against. Government infringement is aggression.

I want the United States Government to stop stealing from me. I don’t support wars, preemptive war, droning people, etc. I don’t enjoy being coerced through taxation where my options are either give a percentage of my earnings or face jail time. If there must be a tax on my earnings then let it be as minimal as possible. Better yet, allow me to decide where my tax money goes. Best would be no tax at all. Privatize all industry, services, and law. Yes it is possible.

I would like a way to self medicate without having to go to the doctors and or get a physical prescription. Whether this self medication is in the form of a “smart pill” or I am free to obtain the medicine I think I need is irrelevant to me. The point is I would like the freedom to do with my body what I want. Don’t get me wrong, being able to swallow a smart pill and have it fight infections for me would be ideal but going back to my original “want” I don’t want government overreach. I enjoy my privacy so I wouldn’t want this pill being scanned or openly documented by the Feds.

I want to 3D print food in the same way I order a pizza. Rather than waiting the 30-45 minutes I want to press a button and have food of the same or better quality in front of me in a matter of minutes. I would like this to be at a low cost and would prefer the food be able to be broken down again and the “printing ink” be reusable. This would help with waste. The concept would be close to recycling food.

To the same point I want instant delivery. I want to order something from Amazon and have it show up in my particle assembler sitting in my office or living room. Buy it now would receive a new meaning. Items that might be too large would be an issue at first but I’m sure has the market progressed “instantly available items of any size” would open a market to new entrepreneurs.

I want a way to transfer money instantly and have it available instantly with no fees. It’s now 2014 and the only way to digitally transfer money and have it available instantly is to still drive to a bank and deposit cash. This is unacceptable. There is no reason a PayPal deposit should take 3-7 days to reflect in my bank account. There is no reason I have to spend $25 to wire money to another account to have it available with any speed and certainty. Money these days are just 1’s and 0’s on a screen, in a database.

And with that…

I want a currency that isn’t constantly debased by a Federal Reserve. I want a currency that is determined by a market economy. I want competitive currency where by different users can exchange currency freely and all if it being accepted would open competition with one another. The best currency of the time would naturally take it’s place as the top currency in the market. We would see innovation rather than frustration. Market competition would stabilize prices and consumers would no longer suffer the tax of inflation. Should the currency collapse another currency would arise. Or, because of the competition the value of your money, in whatever medium it is, would never collapse as a majority of these successful currencies would be commodity backed.

That’s what I want.

It appears that Dropbox has been hacked. In a leak posted to Reddit hackers claim to have 7 million usernames and passwords. Users on Reddit have confirmed that these credentials do work.

In lieu of the leak and Edward Snowden advising users to drop Dropbox I will be doing just that. While I realize that Dropbox is not to blame for this hack they are still a nefarious business. Let’s keep in mind that Condoleezza Rice sits on the Dropbox board.

Back to the hack though, users should change their password. The leaked data comes from a third party that was compromised. I am shocked that Dropbox would allow plaintext storage of user credentials but that’s unconfirmed.

Do yourself a favor and switch over to MEGA or SpiderOak before you become a victim.

Te-roar-ism

It’s becomes increasingly annoying when I log on to Facebook and see these fly by night “America activists” shout to the heavens about terrorism and the need to “wipe out” terrorists.

Any logical human being can concoct an argument which illustrates key logical points these people are missing. To break it down quickly…

  • The term “terrorist” is so vague. What is a terrorist? Defining a terrorist is often more difficult than people think it is. Can a terrorist be someone of the same culture and religion as the majority?

  • Does differing from the status quo automatically make someone a terrorist?

  • Can American soldiers be considered terrorists? After all they are in a foreign land, uninvited, killing and “terrorizing” innocent civilians.

  • Can a terrorist be classified as a terrorist without the use of forces or threat of force? Can someone merely be a terrorist because they don’t support the American military machine?

It is questions like this that set apart thinkers from fools. A fool eager to trumpet their opinion which is often ill researched and hardly complete. If the current administration is Democratic and these people are Republican might this be a form of terrorism? Think about it. The fear instilled into the Democratic Party that they might be forced out of office and have to live at the will of the Republican majority?

I digress. I stay away from Facebook and people make me sick.

Email Disclaimer? You’re Safe! From Nothing

I got around to reading the article by Ladar Levison today. In his article “Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit" he goes through his impossible (and obviously unconstitutional) fight with the Federal Government1.

Reading through the article it dawned upon me that we really do rely on email to power our most secret thoughts. Unlike snail mail it doesn’t come in a protective wrapper2. Anyone can read them with a little skill. While I was pondering this my work inbox started to fill up. Passwords, confidential dates, even secret contracts being worked on. All of it, right there, out in the open.

I suppose the point I’m trying to make is that I still can’t believe giant tech companies don’t force encryption/PGP on all their emails. It’s astonishing and actually worrying that their first and sometimes only line of defense is some appended text at the bottom of an email that reads:

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

I’m sure the hackers and the United States Federal Criminal Empire are very intimidated by your email disclaimer.


  1. Capital letters used but they shouldn’t be 

  2. Otherwise known as an envelope. 

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