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Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit 2022
You can attend the “must attend” event during CES® 2022 whether you’re going to Las Vegas or working from home. The Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit will stream live on January 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. ET at Continue Reading →
You've probably heard about the Log4j hack; it's the latest "big, scary, systemic" hack to threaten literally the entire internet. The size and scope of the vulnerability is so large that it may take years to fix. Why? Log4j is a ubiquitous utility program used to log security and performance information for all kinds of consumer and enterprise services, websites, applications, and countless tech products. The vulnerability allows attackers to execute code remotely on a target computer. Said differently, threat actors can easily steal data, install malware, or simply take control of a system. Continue Reading →

You’re Invited

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2022 Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit, streaming on YouTube Live, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. ET. Continue Reading →
Taking a giant step toward a safer crypto world, Coinbase announced that, starting with Ledger, it will begin to support hardware wallets. Sometimes called "cold wallets," experts agree that hardware wallets are the preferred way to store cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based digital assets. Continue Reading →
As most of you know, my MetaMask crypto wallet was hacked on Sunday morning and drained of $400 worth of ETH. In the chronicle, which you can read here, I logged how quickly dozens of bots responded to my social media pleas for help. The content (from obvious bots or hackers with good social listening tools) generally pointed me to Instagram accounts or linked me to people who could "help me" get my crypto back. This was all obvious nonsense. Continue Reading →
MetaMask Hacked
My MetaMask Chrome Extension Wallet was hacked. The ETH is gone forever. Even though I can clearly see that address of the wallet that stole it, there's nothing I can do to get it back. I'm just writing this blog post as a warning for anyone who thinks keeping more than a few hundred dollars in a "hot wallet" is a good idea. I always keep a small amount of ETH in my MetaMask wallet to buy virtual goods and NFTs and game tokens, etc. I have been aware that the wallet was vulnerable to attack, but this hack is remarkable. They must have figured out my password – which is hard to do. Here's a chronicle of the events. I'll keep it updated. Continue Reading →

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