With the recent push to convert Ethereum to a POS vs a POW model I have setup a public beacon node for the public to use as part of their backup nodes on their validator client. It’s running lighthouse as the client so any lighthouse API calls to it should function just as a local lighthouse instance would be. Everyone should have at least one backup node for redundancy.
For a lighthouse validator client, add it as a comma-separated list. Other validator clients syntax may vary.
Microsoft is finally catching on to a maxim that security experts have almost universally accepted for years: periodic password changes are likely to do more harm than good.
In a post published late last month, Microsoft said it was removing periodic password changes from the security baseline settings it recommends for customers and auditors. After decades of Microsoft recommending passwords be changed regularly, Microsoft employee Aaron Margosis said the requirement is an â€œancient and obsolete mitigation of very low value.â€
The change of heart is largely the result of research that shows passwords are most prone to crackingÂ when theyâ€™re easy for end users to remember, such as when they use a name or phrase from a favorite movie or book. Over the past decade, hackers have mined real-world password breaches to assemble dictionaries of millions of words. Combined with super-fast graphics cards, the hackers can make huge numbers of guesses in off-line attacks, which occur when they steal the cryptographically scrambled hashes that represent the plaintext user passwords.
Even when users attempt to obfuscate their easy-to-remember passwordsâ€”say by adding letters or symbols to the words, or by substituting 0â€™s for the oâ€™s or 1â€™s for lâ€™sâ€”hackers can use programming rules that modify the dictionary entries. As a result, those measuresÂ provide little protection against modern cracking techniques.
I just received an email from Cloudflare indicating that my wave is now open to transfer my domains. I am quite happy with the service of my current domain registrar (internet.bs) however I wanted to see how the price compared.
I thought that internet.bs was really competitive on price but after seeing $9.95 on Cloudflare vs $17.59 on internet.bs I decided to test out the new Cloudflare service.
The process is really simple but I have laid it out below for anyone interested in giving it a try.
*Note that once you start the transfer process you will be billed for a year extention on the expiry of the domain.
To start the transfer process you have to have the domain already in your Cloudflare account. Simply, select the domain you want to transfer and confirm the domain(s).
This past Friday I went out on the Nith River. This is a smaller secluded river that meets up with the Grand River in Paris, Ontario. Paddling this river is only possible at certain times of the year, most notable the spring as the water level needs to be high enough to make passage possible. Most of the river is a relaxing 4 ft/mile elevation drop but near Paris it increases to 20 ft/mile drops with a few rapid sections.
There isn’t really a great public launch site for this river that I know of. There is a good entry point (coords: 43.223920, -80.476170) but it is marked as private. I entered here anyway since I had already made my plans and travel arrangements but I wouldn’t go again knowing it’s private.