D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

A Typical Day


                                       


                              A Typical Day


The author's poetry and prose would be even more prolific and qualitatively better if he wasn't constantly distracted by security issues on-line. There is no rule of law on-line. There is no privacy, but only piracy. It is the wild, wild west. While the government says that it is doing its best to protect citizens, the bald truth is that it is behind most of the invasion of privacy or at the very least countenances it for its own purposes.

It is like a giant vacuum cleaner that illegally sucks up information for its own sake to hold for an unknown purpose. The very premise of the Five Eyes network is to spy on citizens without repercussion or culpability for dubious security reasons on an extra territorial basis. For example, if Canada cannot get information legally about a Canadian citizen then it asks the United States to acquire it and vice versa. The emphasis is on vice.

Today, was a typical day. My computer was hit by a Hypervisor which hijacks through an alternative operating system. It's a rather nasty virus that takes control of everything and mines data. First, it dismantles your anti-virus program. Second, it shuts down your VPN. Third, it holds your files and programs hostage. Fourth, it acquires passwords and data on forms. Finally, it modifies browsers in ways that are not friendly.

It is not as if the author doesn't have experience with these things. He has lived in authoritarian regimes for two decades and now he lives in Canada. As a result, he spends about 30% of his time on security issues. It goes with the territory so to speak. If he spent any more time then he would have to change his profession to cyber security.

Solving the Hypervisor issue was rather routine. First, one has to identify the problem. The Windows 10 program has been temporarily replaced with an outdated Windows 8.1. Without going into boring detail one must go to the Run Command and make some changes. Next, enter Powershell with administrative privileges and submit a command. The third step is to reboot. Determine if the net 472 developer pack was damaged or altered. Ensure Hypervisor Program is turned off in Windows Features. Lastly, re-establish apps through Defender. The problem is solved until Windows updates.

The author has relinquished his Smartphone. A short demonstration was given to him by someone who is in the know in the intelligence community. He now uses a flip flop. From a digital specialist in 1985 to a flip flopper in 2019.

The same kind of trend has become imposed on him with regard to his websites. He was able to adapt the program a decade ago to do something it was not designed to do; namely, handle multiple languages--even within a phrase. With regard to security he used multiple blocks so that if one were knocked down the others would survive. This meant that he might have 50 blocks on one page. Those innovations could not be migrated to the dumbed down version of the program. If the medium is the message then it has been reduced to the lowest kind of denominator. It is all ease and please or easy pleasy.

It is not surprising that most people in the West do not spend 30% of their time on security issues. They have more important things to do. What is surprising though is that they go out of their way to surrender their freedom, privacy and security to Google, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Yahoo, Amazon, Spotify, Statistics Canada, Royal Bank etc. Someday they may realize that the most important things in their lives are freedom, privacy and security.

D.卡尔顿 罗西

D. Carlton Rossi

2018年12月19日