BitDraw ICO

This public announcement is to inform the public that Trammell Ventures recently came across an ICO listed on ICObench called ‘ bitdraw.online.’ Many of you may recognize the name "BitDraw" or "bitdraw.com" as it was a site created by Dustin D. Trammell (aka I)ruid and I}ruid), CEO of Trammell Ventures, years ago as an online gaming platform which was operational around 2013 and online between 2013-2016. This announcement is to [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:26:08+00:00December 3rd, 2018|advisory, technology|0 Comments

REcon 2012

I’ve just recently returned from REcon 2012 and while I heard a couple people express that they had “heard” that some people were more disappointed with this year’s conference compared to prior ones, I personally really enjoyed it and felt it was the best one yet.  I saw and enjoyed more of the lectures this year than I have in the past and seemed to have better interactions with the [...]

ExploitHub

A few years ago, following the failure of WabiSabiLabi’s 0day auction site, I gave some thought to how to create a public marketplace for exploits that actually works.  Obviously given the example of WabiSabiLabi and a little common sense that any vulnerability researcher worth their salt would know, you can’t have a public market for 0day vulnerabilities.  As WabiSabiLabi quickly found out, by disclosing enough information about the vulnerability so [...]

By |2012-02-29T13:42:15+00:00February 29th, 2012|business, security, software, technology|0 Comments

TSA Lectures, Lies, and Rude, Dismissive Behavior

On a recent trip to Orlando, I opted out of the full-body scan at AUS, as I always do at every airport security checkpoint.  While waiting for my pat-down, I was lectured by the TSA gate agent about how safe they are, was subsequently questioned about my cellphone use as a radiation exposure comparison, and was subjected to repeated attempts to get me to change my mind and just go [...]

By |2012-02-21T13:02:38+00:00February 21st, 2012|opinion, physical security, rant, security, technology, travel|0 Comments

ToorCon 12

After a two year absence due to unavoidable other obligations like good friends’ weddings, I finally made it back to one of my favorite hacker conferences, Toorcon.  San Diego is always beautiful when I happen to be there with nice weather and a cool mix of people, both locals and visitors who are there for the conference, and this year was no exception. […]

Cleverbot Not So Clever

Yesterday I came across Cleverbot, an “AI” from icogno.  As far as I can tell, it’s an incarnation of their jabberwacky AI which supposedly learns from it’s past interactions.  I’m always skeptical of anything that is claimed to be AI, because actually creating a convincing fake AI, much less a real one, is an extremely hard problem to tackle. So, chatting up Cleverbot, my skepticism was quickly justified in my [...]

By |2009-12-29T09:32:49+00:00December 29th, 2009|opinion, technology|0 Comments

SmartPhone Unlock Screens: Moving in the Wrong Direction

I recently purchased the Motorola Droid from Verizon, and am so far very happy with it.  Other than finding the physical keyboard a bit lacking from being extremely spoiled by the Sidekick’s physical keyboard to which no other physical keyboard could ever hope to live up to, I’ve really had no complaints with the device or the Android 2.0 operating system that runs on it.  I have however, noticed that [...]