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LAPSUS$ Tactics Breakdown

The LAPSUS$ threat actor group changes the way cybersecurity professional views the threat landscape. If you are working in Threat Intel area or tracking threat actor groups, it is quite technical with the construct of new methods to penetrate systems and exploit development. The tactics and techniques used by LAPSUS$ group is fairly straightforward and simple to manipulate human factor of the cybersecurity. This piece is to explore some of the techniques used by threat actor to exploit major IT companies. LAPSUS$ Profile Summary LAPSUS$ is first seen in underground at July 2021 and the...

DNS Over HTTPs and security aspects from individual and enterprise

What is DNS Over HTTPs (DoH)? Standard DNS (on tcp/udp port 53) works just fine but missing security features to prevent tampering of its plaintext DNS request to the DNS providers. It leads to security issues such as DNS Cache Poisoning and typo-squatting domains. DNS Over HTTPs (DoH) brings TLS/SSL encapsulation on HTTP traffic to boost security integrity issues of spoofing and tampering of DNS requests from clients to providers. In this article, i will refer DNS Over HTTPs as DoH abbreviation. The Good This brings better security for personal home network to prevent DNS based attacks...

Blogging Platform 2022 ✍🏼

I have some down time at this week and decided to reinvent my blog site with new look and organization. This is the first entry after I redesigned and deployed this new site. Throughout the decision making process on the choice of platform and tools, I got some ideas and update to share with you, my friends.. Platforms for blogging or Newsletters There are criteria that helps to narrow down the options: Free or Paid Options 💰 Self-hosted website, social media or community platforms? 🏠 Type of content? (blogs, art/design or professional articles) 🧑🏼‍🎨 Support of newsletter integr...

It’s all about Raycast

What is Raycast? Raycast is the recent find on productivity app that I decided to explore. At a quick glance, it is similar to MacOS spotlight with tweaks and hands full of customization features. The architecture looks similar to what SublimeText text editor modular ecosystem of packages and add-ons to get fit into your routines and tasks. I’d like to highlight some interesting use cases I found from using this instead of Spotlight for a month and my thoughts on it. Who is it for? From a look at Raycast store which is add-ons that can expand its capability, it shows that the users is t...

How I get into Cyber Security

This is a story of how I end up as Cyber Security professional and the path that I walked to change my work domain at 26 years old. Things I learned, mistakes I made and more. A bit of metadata on the sections if you want to skip ahead: College 📚: Education and Things I studied in the past Early Career 💼: Paid non-cybersecurity jobs that I started my career with and a trigger Higher Education 🎓: A break from industry for another degree A Jump to the dark side 🥷🏼: A start on Cyber Security job and How I am thriving till now College 📚 My country education system was adapted fro...

Read more by adapting your routine

The Struggle Reading a long form content is hard in today which is fulled with various format of attention grabbers from screens and entertainment format. To sit down and read a book becomes a more or less challenge for people, especially the ones who spend a lot of time on computers and internet. Back to 10–15 years, I can recall the time I have 300–400 collection of books that I read and keep in my home library. I can read books with not much struggle. Just grab a book and enjoy it in home, school and between commute. Everything is different after I started workforce. Spend more of the s...

I found the perfect audiobook listening app

It surprised me when I was looking for a way to listen offline audio files to iOS device. There are not much options to load the files. it can be either file transfer over airdrop or local wifi transfer. Another surprising thing is that there are not much decent free apps like in Android platform. I found one particular app that is perfect for listening DRM-free audio books. Features of audio-book listing app This is a list of functionality that I am looking in the mobile app for listening audiobooks: Free app with no ads flying around the screen Import file via airdrop and internet...

Budget Home Automation

When I starts thinking of automating home routine, I googled on automation gadgets and the price tags scared me away. I starts automation with minimum budget and with no complication. The piece is for people who want to create common automation tasks with 1 or 2 gadgets. It might be a different take for some people but I think it can help you kickstart your home automation project with less doubt. 1st - Ecosystem: Google, Amazon vs Apple The short answer is Amazon Alex, no matter you are using Apple or Android devices. Why? It have the most mature ecosystem and supported by various 3rd ...

TV Calibration for Optimal Picture Quality

Last Sunday, I was enjoying nature documentary by Barack Obama and thinking that am I watching how the director produces the movie and start googling a bit. After that, I end up spending the rest of the evening about how the director perspective of TV manufacturer and other controversial topics around that. This blog post is the by-product of that study and I’ll list down tips of the ideal tuning and tweaks to get the best looking picture for your home cinematic experience. Filmmaker Mode It is supported by famous directors to get the closest production and intention made by the film di...

How to have a tidy living space with zero effort for dudes

I am a single guy living alone for more than 15 years since I was studying bachelor degree. It is life changing to take care of your home by yourself. Along these 15 years, I picked it up a habit to tidy up your living place and life with putting very minimum effort. I hope you find something useful from this piece. If you are living with a family or sharing space with other, some of these tips might not work. Chain your chores with routine ⏱️ Imagine cleaning room, laundry and other chores on every weekends that you suppose to rest is painful. Nobody wants to do that and people relies on...