EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases via Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets

In 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation created some enhancements over the original Diceware Passphrase list by creating the EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases list. This post is my effort to use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets to semi-randomly generate random passwords by using the EFF’s Long Wordlist [.txt]. Please note, while I am an IT professional, I’m […]

My Google Maps photos have been viewed more than 25 million times

I enjoy adding photos to Google Maps. That enjoyment really increased a few years ago when I bought a 360-degree camera. Since 360-degree cameras are still a bit of a novelty, my images get more views than most. Last week, Google sent me an email saying: Hi Jason, You’re a top photographer on Google Maps […]

Wells Fargo cannot follow its own phishing security advice

Wells Fargo has a reasonably good security page educating customers about phishing email and texting scams. They make three good comments about how to recognize a phishing email scam, informing the user to look out for a combination of red flags: Non-Wells Fargo email address: The email address of the sender does not include the […]

Use IPdeny to create Mail flow rules (transport rules) in Exchange Online

This PowerShell script will help an Office 365 administrator or Exchange Online administrator block incoming email messages originating from specific countries using data from IPdeny. About IPdeny country block downloads IPdeny compiles raw data from regional internet registries and offers free of charge country IP address block downloads. Their country IP zone files can be […]

My photos have been viewed 2,000,000 on Google Maps

I bought a 360 degree Ricoh Theta camera about a year ago. I’ve enjoyed using it to add 360 degree photos to user-contributed photos on Google Maps. Apparently, they are popular for I received this email from Google today: You’re a top photographer on Google Maps. You’ve just accomplished what very few people have done: […]