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Month: November 2017

CISSP certification

I’ve been toying with getting this certificate for a while, but now I see this seems to be a golden ticket to get past the HR filters at larger companies. The cert demonstrates a broad knowledge of the overall security landscape and appears to be best suited to management types (queue pointy haired boss).

Random DNS lookups by Chrome

After a couple hours of boredom waiting for a conference to start, I decided to fire up Wireshark and see what I could see across the wireless.  I was greeted with the first few packets appearing to be my machine reaching out to random domains on the internet (see below). Something was attempting to lookup random hostnames on every domain in my search list.  This freaked me out more than just a little.  Was my machine infected with malware randomly trying to call home?