Just when you thought it was good to go outside, Equifax once more.

On Oct.12, security researcher Randy Abrams first publicly posted that he had found a new Equifax risk that was exploiting users. The immediate concern was that Equifax had potentially been breached, yet again.

As it turns out, the vulnerability was not the result of a new breach at Equifax, but rather the result of third party JavaScript code used for website performance tracking. The same issue also allegedly impacted Equifax’s rival TransUnion, according to security firm MalwareBytes.

Well, color me surprised.  Yet another story about the folks who we trust with our credit history.  Not bad enough that they forgot to secure admin passwords now, they help distribute malware.

Right after the “event” where they let someone hijack a ton of user information, people started to log in to the Equifax site to “Freeze” any future credit reports.  The present they got for this was free malware.

via: Equifax, TransUnion Hit by Malicious JavaScript Security Risk

 

Postbag Rii mini wireless keyboard, MAX7219, ATTiny 85, More GMH-060

Postbag Rii keyboard and more goodies. GMH-060

00:23 Rii Mini Keyboard – https://goo.gl/qCwvGJ

03:16 2.1 MM Plug with pigtail – https://goo.gl/8gTeGB

04:41 Key AD Puch button module – https://goo.gl/27oUxf

05:59 MAX 7219 4 character display – https://goo.gl/7QkRuV

07:53 2s Lith-Ion 3a 2 serial battery protection – https://goo.gl/gdLJkS

08:46 Micro USB to DIP – https://goo.gl/3EAU3c

09:30 Authentic ATTiny 85 – https://goo.gl/YPqaZo

10:20 DIY a better Arduino blink sketch, Hello World, Ham style GMH 053 – https://goo.gl/t8fx7k

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Python Is Over 25 Years Old. Here’s How it Stayed Relevant — DZone Web Dev Zone

There are hundreds of programming languages out there: some exploded in popularity and then diminished, some started as niche languages and never expanded beyond a core group of devotees, but one, in particular, has withstood the test of time. So why is Python, designed in 1989 and first released in 1991, still relevant today? You…

Okay, okay, okay.  Python is back.  Well, it never left its always been there like the guy with a hockey mask with an ax in the woods. (Halloween you know).  I have seen quite a few interesting new utilities written in Python.  Ther is even some new training courses showing how to use Python to build a website.  Adafruit industries located in NYC has helped this along with Circuit Python and small boards to run it on.

I remember when Python was taught in College just to introduce students to programming before they learned a serious language like Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Cobol ;-).  I think it has joined the leagues of “Serious”.

via Python Is Over 25 Years Old. Here’s How it Stayed Relevant — DZone Web Dev Zone

VIDEO TIP Cleaner desktop backdrop for Videos GMH 059

Video Tip Create a clean looking desktop for the background of your training videos. GMH-059. This “Video Tip” video shows how to quickly clean up the desktop wallpaper in order to have a clean surface to build your training videos on. There are a number of tools to help build the actual desktop wallpaper but, I use Powerpoint (because it’s what I know) and Techsmiths Snagit.

There are many other tools including some free ones that can help you create the desktop wallpaper creation. Keep it simple and use your logo or name displayed on the top-center of the wallpaper so it is readable but, doesn’t overwhelm the page.

Tools used:

PowerPoint https://products.office.com/en-us/powerpoint

TechSmith SnagIt https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html

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Postbag 35 W Electronic load GMH 058

This postbag has a 35 watt, electronic load with an adjustable current that is adjustable with the coarse and fine knobs. This device is great for testing batteries to verify how many milliamps hours of power they have. It has a small OLED display to give you voltage, amps, watts and temperature information for your research.

I’ve burned myself on a number of cheaper electronic load where the resistors are exposed. The acrylic base plate on this is nice as it prevents the circuit board on the bottom from shorting out on anything.

35 Watt Electronic load – https://goo.gl/wcBqtU

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