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Mains surge suppressor teardowns

I saw a request for circuit diagram in Facebook electronics group: Hello feds. Required surge protector circuit. Working on 220v. 50hz 10amps load. I first offered this reverse engineering of one commercial mains surge protector “Ahlstrom 23 368″. The manufacturee component codes of the exact components used. S20K250 is a varistor for 250V AC /

Cyber security news September 2020

This posting is here to collect cyber security news September 2020. I post links to security vulnerability news with short descriptions to comments section of this article. If you are interested in cyber security trends, read my Cyber security trends 2020 posting. You are also free to post related links to comments.

Short circuit protection relay circuit fail

I saw at Facebook a video 12 v Short Circuit Protection and same for 220 volts (https://www.facebook.com/108281974135756/posts/166052965025323/). It was advertised as a short circuit protection relay circuit that will turn off the power when output is short circuited. This seems to be a quite popular circuit idea, because I saw several very similar circuit designs

Friday Fun: CPU thermal paste substitutes tips

Thermal paste has vital importance, even if many people do not realize how useful it is. On the web, you can find many alternatives to the thermal paste. This article has test comments on several alternatives, which many of are edible snacks. The article mentions: Cocoa and hazelnut spreads, butter, Ketchup, mustard, American cheese, Yellow

Stingray and Hailstorm

Security researchers say they have developed a new technique to detect modern cell-site simulators. Little is known about stingrays that exploit flaws in the way that cell phones connect to 2G cell networks, because they are deliberately shrouded in secrecy. Most of those flaws are fixed in the 4G networks, though not all. Newer cell

Cyber security news August 2020

This posting is here to collect cyber security news in August 2020. I post links to security vulnerability news with short descriptions to comments section of this article. If you are interested in cyber security trends, read my Cyber security trends 2020 posting. You are also free to post related links to comments.

System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day July 31, 2020 – 21st Annual https://sysadminday.com/ Friday, July 31, 2020, is the 21st annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication. Let’s face it, System Administrators typically get no respect 364 days

Cyber-attacks to power utility

Cyberattacks targeting a local power utility or end-user systems could propagate to the national bulk-power system and affect millions of people. We know that terrorists and state-sponsored actors already have the capabilities to disrupt a country’s power supply. The human costs of power-supply disruptions can go far beyond inconvenience. On 1 May, Donald Trump signed