Posts in October, 2016

Here are the recommended maximum data-length limits for common database and programming fields

// October 31st, 2016 // No Comments » // Technology

Although there are no definitive standards for common field length validations, we can come close using governmental standards, ISO recommendations, and database best practices based on maximum known values. Below are common database fields along with their maximum recommended allowable length and data type.

The Shadow Brokers dropped another server list today–is it relevant?

// October 31st, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Shadow Brokers published another encrypted drop today on Medium which they say reveals NSA IP addresses linked to the Equation Group (some believe Equation Group is a NSA hacking cooperative). TSB’s drop uses the same PGP as previous drops so it appears to be legit.

Why we should fear Mirai and IoT botnets (and how stupidly simple it is to quash those fears)

// October 24th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The first thought for anyone who has examined the Mirai codebase is how well the application was coded. The second thought is how easy it would be to disable. Being a C&C server inherently means you can control the Mirai botnet with it – even to the point of shutting it down – permanently.

Amazing park benches turn mundane seats into stunning works of art.

// October 7th, 2016 // No Comments » // Entertainment

There are literally millions of park benches across the world and all of them are fairly standard structures – plain, blocked supports with a horizontal surface to sit on. But some cities have thought out of the box and turned their park benches into beautiful, sometimes stunning, works of art. Check out the collection of […]