Leonard Nelson https://leonelson.com Personal blog of Leonard Nelson talking about technology, education, customer relationship management, customer service and Africa. Fri, 25 May 2018 12:15:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Camden-Glassboro Light Rail Line https://leonelson.com/2018/05/25/camden-glassboro-light-rail-line/ https://leonelson.com/2018/05/25/camden-glassboro-light-rail-line/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 12:15:04 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2981 The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) is a proposed 18 mile passenger rail line between Glassboro and Camden in southern New Jersey being studied by the DRPA and PATCO. According to the GCL site, “As of October 2017, the GCL team is pleased to announce that we are working to complete the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for […]

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The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) is a proposed 18 mile passenger rail line between Glassboro and Camden in southern New Jersey being studied by the DRPA and PATCO.

According to the GCL site, “As of October 2017, the GCL team is pleased to announce that we are working to complete the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project. We anticipate a draft EIS to be available for public review in the spring of 2018, with final approvals expected in the fall of 2018. The EIS will analyze the potential effects of the Preferred Alternative selected during the Alternatives Analysis phase on the human and built environments. The main goals of the analysis are to identify potential positive and negative impacts to both the natural and built environments, to all potential users, impact of construction on the community, and any additional effects to the area over time that would be created by the construction and operation of the light rail system. Once the GCL team has had the chance to interpret the findings, we anticipate hosting public information sessions in the winter and summer of 2018 to solicit input from the public before the finalizing the EIS.”

FY 2018 TIP Project Details: DB# T302: Camden-Glassboro Light Rail Line

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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission https://leonelson.com/2018/05/25/delaware-valley-regional-planning-commission/ https://leonelson.com/2018/05/25/delaware-valley-regional-planning-commission/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 12:12:43 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2979 Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC convenes the widest array of partners across a nine-county, two state region to increase mobility choices, protect and preserve natural resources, and create healthy communities that foster greater opportunities for all. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, […]

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Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC convenes the widest array of partners across a nine-county, two state region to increase mobility choices, protect and preserve natural resources, and create healthy communities that foster greater opportunities for all. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection, economic development, and equity.

DVRPC was formed by an Interstate Compact through legislation passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1965, as reenacted and amended in 1967, and by the New Jersey Legislature in a series of conforming acts passed between 1966 and 1974.

A good link to understand current progress and funding for various construction projects supporting the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in the Delaware Valley: DVRPC TIP Viewer

 

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Users and Security https://leonelson.com/2018/01/27/users-and-security/ https://leonelson.com/2018/01/27/users-and-security/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:40:00 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2939 Research from Dartmouth College Computer Science regarding users and security: Source: Mismorphism: a Semiotic Model of Computer Security Circumvention by Sean W. Smith, Ross Koppel, Jim Blythe, Vijay Kothari

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Research from Dartmouth College Computer Science regarding users and security:

In real world domains, from healthcare to power to finance, we deploy computer systems intended to streamline and improve the activities of human agents in the corresponding non-cyber worlds. However, talking to actual users (instead of just computer security experts) reveals endemic circumvention of the computer-embedded rules. Good-intentioned users, trying to get their jobs done, systematically work around security and other controls embedded in their IT systems.

Source: Mismorphism: a Semiotic Model of Computer Security Circumvention by Sean W. Smith, Ross Koppel, Jim Blythe, Vijay Kothari

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Happy 2018 https://leonelson.com/2017/12/31/happy-2018/ https://leonelson.com/2017/12/31/happy-2018/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:58:23 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2931 Happy New Year! Security Planner is a good link to use to guide you with your security related technology resolutions.

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Happy New Year!

Security Planner is a good link to use to guide you with your security related technology resolutions.

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Website Path/Directory Scanner https://leonelson.com/2017/10/28/website-pathdirectory-scanner/ https://leonelson.com/2017/10/28/website-pathdirectory-scanner/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:03:14 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2906 DirSearch – A command line tool designed to brute force directories and files in websites. DirBuster – A Java application designed to brute force directories and files names to aid with finding hidden pages/directories and directories with a web application.

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DirSearch – A command line tool designed to brute force directories and files in websites.

DirBuster – A Java application designed to brute force directories and files names to aid with finding hidden pages/directories and directories with a web application.

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AWS vs. Azure Comparison https://leonelson.com/2017/10/17/aws-vs-azure-comparison/ https://leonelson.com/2017/10/17/aws-vs-azure-comparison/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:28 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2902 A good document from Microsoft, comparing the various service offerings from Azure and AWS titled Cloud Service Map. Example: Service Description AWS Azure Virtual servers Allows users to deploy, manage, and maintain OS and server software; instance types provide configurations of CPU/RAM.   Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) VMs Virtual Machines Source: AWS to Azure services comparison

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A good document from Microsoft, comparing the various service offerings from Azure and AWS titled Cloud Service Map.

Example:

Service Description AWS Azure
Virtual servers Allows users to deploy, manage, and maintain
OS and server software; instance types provide
configurations of CPU/RAM.

 

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
VMs
Virtual Machines

Source: AWS to Azure services comparison

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Work Ethic https://leonelson.com/2017/08/31/work-ethic/ https://leonelson.com/2017/08/31/work-ethic/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:39:54 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2894 Jason Fried on work ethic Source: Work Ethic

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Jason Fried on work ethic

Work ethic is about showing up, being on time, being reliable, doing what you say you’re going to do, being trustworthy, putting in a fair day’s work, respecting the work, respecting the customer, respecting the organization, respecting co-workers, not wasting time, not making work hard for other people, not creating unnecessary work for other people, not being a bottleneck, not faking work. Work ethic is about being a fundamentally good person that others can count on and enjoy working with.

Source: Work Ethic

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Google Chrome Forensics https://leonelson.com/2017/07/11/google-chrome-forensics/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:19:58 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2883 The Chromensics tool is developed to read all information from chrome browser directory and present it to user, in easy readable tabular format which can be explored in descent interface without running the chrome browser. The tool will also allow you retrieve information from other chrome installation brought from different machine for analyzing. The acquired […]

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The Chromensics tool is developed to read all information from chrome browser directory and present it to user, in easy readable tabular format which can be explored in descent interface without running the chrome browser. The tool will also allow you retrieve information from other chrome installation brought from different machine for analyzing. The acquired artifacts can be exported in PDF report to present it in court of law or to superiors.

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The Password Reset MitM Attack https://leonelson.com/2017/07/03/password-reset-mitm-attack/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:53:31 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2872 An interesting approach to a Man-in-the-Middle Attack against a Password Reset System The PRMitM attack exploits the similarity of the registration and password reset processes to launch a man in the middle (MitM) attack at the application level. The attacker initiates a password reset process with a website and forwards every challenge to the victim who either wishes to […]

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An interesting approach to a Man-in-the-Middle Attack against a Password Reset System

The PRMitM attack exploits the similarity of the registration and password reset processes to launch a man in the middle (MitM) attack at the application level. The attacker initiates a password reset process with a website and forwards every challenge to the victim who either wishes to register in the attacking site or to access a particular resource on it.

Source: The Password Reset MitM Attack

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FeeX – Retirement Fees Analyzer https://leonelson.com/2017/05/20/feex-retirement-fees-analyzer/ Sat, 20 May 2017 19:50:42 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2977 Nearly all investments — including those in IRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457 and brokerage accounts — have fees. FeeX is a free service that finds these fees and helps you reduce them. FeeX’s mission is to make sure you keep as much of your own money as possible, instead of losing it to excessive fees. FeeX […]

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Nearly all investments — including those in IRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457 and brokerage accounts — have fees. FeeX is a free service that finds these fees and helps you reduce them. FeeX’s mission is to make sure you keep as much of your own money as possible, instead of losing it to excessive fees. FeeX does not evaluate your investment choices or strategy. Instead, FeeX finds ways for you to invest according to your choices while paying the lowest fees available. In order to help you switch to similar low-fee alternatives, FeeX presents alternative investments with better past returns (when possible) than your original investments.

Source: FeeX

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