For a start here is a quick reminder of a few extraordinary financial bubbles from history: February 3, 1637 – In the Netherlands a single tulip bulb sold for 5,200 guilders which that time would have been ‘sufficient to purchase one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable canal in Amsterdam for cash, complete with a coach house and an 80-ft (25-m) garden … Read More A Bitcoin for a Million Bucks – Any Takers?
Welcome to the second part of this series. This excerpt is also from Book Two, Chapter 7 – Polymerase Chain Reaction in The Sex Tourist: After changing to our lab gears I rub the buccal swab vigorously to my inner cheek. I ask Nicky to do the same. I could have started with loading all the samples at once into the PCR, but I … Read More Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 2
Tens of thousands of holidays are ruined. BA IT staff couldn’t get their system fully up and running for a whole weekend. The airline does not believe that a cyber-attack caused the issue. I tend to believe them. A conventional cyber-attack from the outside wouldn’t be able to crash their system this way. But what if it was an inside job? I don’t buy … Read More Could the IT Failure at British Airways be an Inside Job?
In the final chapters of THE SEX TOURIST you can read about a hacking technique using Blackshades, but in this blog I want to write about another one. Despite keeping my anti-virus software up to date my laptop was hacked and my DNS was hijacked. They call this kind of cyber-attack DNS Hijacking or DNS Redirection. A malware found its way to my laptop … Read More DNS Hijacking – My Laptop was Hacked