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Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity Strategist specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security for our digital world.

Joined April 2019 239 Followers

Matthew Rosenquist

Hackers Scan Massive Docker Instances to Mine Crypto

27 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Hackers are at it again, looking for vulnerable Docker instances so they can selfishly mine Monero.  Over the weekend, according to cybersecurity researchers at Bad Packets, what is believed to be a concerted effort to scan for known vulnerabilities...

Hacking Phones: How Law Enforcement Is Saving Privacy

20 Nov 2019 3 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

It's no longer true that society must choose to either weaken everybody's privacy or let criminals run rampant.   As a staunch privacy advocate, I am excited that law enforcement now has access to tools to decrypt locked smartphones! But, wait! Is...

Google Nearly released 100k Health Files Without Consent

16 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Google almost released 100k chest X-ray files, as part of an Artificial Intelligence project.  The National Institutes of Health stepped in and advised of the potential violation which halted the exposure of data.  This is another example of how the...

Microsoft to Honor California’s New Privacy Rights Throughout the U.S.

12 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Outstanding!  Microsoft will apply the privacy criteria of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to people throughout the United States!  Microsoft outlined its strong support for protecting people and their sensitive data in their blog.  Great...

States are Leading the Fight for Privacy

11 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

A handful of states, including California, Delaware, Illinois, Utah, and Arkansas, are leading the country in establishing regulations to protect citizens' digital privacy.  California is often blazing the trail (Article 1, Section 1 of the Declarat...

Government Spies on Digital Services – The Bigger Risks

7 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, providing users personal and identity information.  The New York Times has a good write-up. The same can happen with cryptocurrency exchanges, online services, and all manner of digital social...

Fake Exchange Volume Undermines the Trust in Cryptocurrency Markets

6 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Coindesk published an interesting interview with the co-founder of a company which, for $15k, will fake your exchange volume. They basically create bots that trade tokens back and forth with each other for the illusion of significant trading volume....

Government Panic Button for Internet Isolation

1 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Russia moves forward with the recently approved “Sovereign Internet” law that will enable the government to disconnect the nation’s networks from the main Internet in times of a security emergency.  In theory, Russia would be able to operate indepen...

Farewell to HyperSpace, Another Failed Social Media Crypto Platform

1 Nov 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

HyperSpace, originally dubbed Synereo, was a decentralized and distributed social media site that offered users cryptocurrency rewards, in the form of the AMP coin, for their participation.  Content creators and curators could earn AMP’s for their p...

Poloniex is Shutting Down for U.S. Customers

18 Oct 2019 1 minute read comments Matthew Rosenquist

Customers were notified by email today that Polonies is spinning-out from Circle and will be winding down exchange access to U.S. customers. The new company will be called Polo Digital Assets Ltd.   Key dates for U.S. customers: November 1st 2019: ...