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Whois silliness from Tucows

In the wake of GDPR, public whois records are 100% redacted. There is lots of work going on to attempt to provide the data without violating privacy laws, but no one is there yet. This came up because today I got email from Tucows asking  me to verify and, if necessary, update my whois data. […]

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Midterms in the US

It’s probably one of the most consequential midterm elections in the US ever. Go Vote. 

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Another day… another shooting

The importance of email fades when there is yet another school shooting in the US. I cannot fathom the depth of grief and sorry for the parents who lost their children today. It is an utter tragedy that we, as a country, continue to accept dead children as an acceptable price to pay for the […]

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About that DMARC "exploit"

A security researcher has identified a rendering flaw that allows for “perfect” phishing emails. From his website: Mailsploit is a collection of bugs in email clients that allow effective sender spoofing and code injection attacks. The spoofing is not detected by Mail Transfer Agents (MTA) aka email servers, therefore circumventing spoofing protection mechanisms such as […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Figuring out email

 

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Social marketing

The following showed up in my mailbox a few moments ago I commented to Steve that social marketing was about connecting with people, and businesses aren’t people. That’s why social marketing for B2B is hard: there are no people involved. Or, as he pointed out, B2B in the social space is bot to bot marketing. […]

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Healthcare, eh?

I’m deeply disappointed in the vote out of the Senate today. We’re a small business. We have paid for our own health insurance since 2002. We’re very lucky – neither of us has any major issues. Before ACA went into effect I worried about what would happen if one of us were to become sick. […]

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Happy Fourth

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More on the botnet arrest in Spain

Yesterday I talked about Peter Yuryevich Levashov being arrested in Spain on a US warrant. That warrant and other accompanying docs are unsealed and available on the DOJ website. The arrest was also mentioned on the Rachel Maddow show last night (video). There are quite a few people, including Rachel Maddow, speculating that this is somehow […]

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