Month: April 2022

  • Rebuttal: A blended look at what makes the CVE program try to tick

    Rebuttal: A blended look at what makes the CVE program try to tick

    A few days ago, Tod Beardsley published an article on SC Magazine titled “An inside look at what makes the CVE Program tick“. Overall the article is well-written and offers some insights into MITRE, CVE, and their “CNA” program or CVE Numbering Authorities. Beardsley does a good job enumerating some basics about the program, the […]

  • Book Review: Perdido Street Station

    Book Review: Perdido Street Station

    Perdido Street Station February 27, 2001 The Amazon summary for this book reads: The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the center of the world. Humans and mutants and arcane races brood in the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the river is sluggish with unnatural effluent and foundries pound into the night. For a thousand […]

  • Abbott, the Libre 2 App, and No Common Sense

    Abbott, the Libre 2 App, and No Common Sense

    For those familiar with continuous glucose monitors (CGM), you may be familiar with the Abbott FreeStyle Libre device. It is an extremely popular device that is based on Near-field communication (NFC) where the wearer uses their phone to poll the device attached to their body. NFC is convenient but very low range; it’s the same […]

  • Review: Console Vault – Installation, Security, and Break-in

    Review: Console Vault – Installation, Security, and Break-in

    Last October I purchased a “Console Vault Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2021” which is a drop-in vault for the center console. At the time I paid $269 for it but the price is currently listed at $299. While the vault is a great idea, this model had some strengths and ultimately weaknesses that mean it was […]