Determining whether or not Google or any other service provider is wrong to watch or track you is strictly a personal matter between you and them. The outrage many people have about being tracked or watched is not necessarily directed at Google or Facebook but at other parties with whom they never agreed to share this information and who don’t have any business acquiring it. If and when you elect…

Destruct Sequence

No one asked, but this is the story about how my life got flip turned upsi…no, wait.  Not that story.  This is why the blog is called Destruct Zero. I’m a security enthusiast.  Yes, it may sound weird that such a thing exists but I truly am fascinated by all things related to confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, and the resulting security of private information.  The ins-n-outs and hows-n-whys of when and…

Why Bother?

03/11/2018

Had a project, needed some stuff at Lowe’s.  Walked in the main entrance to find this: I continued in through the main doors and mentioned to the employees at the customer service desk that their server room was wide open.  My statement was met with a blank stare and a shrug.  Clearly uninterested. I found what I needed, made my [cash!] purchase and on my way out went to check…

Breached

11/06/2017

123456, 123456789, qwerty, 12345678, 11111, 1234567890, 1234567, password, 123123, 987654321, qwertyuiop, mynoob, 123321, 666666, 18awcsd2w, 7777777, 1q2w3e4r, 654321, 555555, 3rjs1la7qe, google, 1q2w3e4r5t, 123qwe, zxcvbnm, 1q223, football, princess, login, welcome, solo, admin, 121212, flower, dragon, sunshine, master, hottie, loveme, zaq1zaq1, password1, letmein…… Recognize any of these passwords?  Yeah, me too!  I’ve used one or two of them myself in the not-too-distant past and actually used the same one with multiple accounts. …