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Creating Windows 10 Boot Media for a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 Using Only a Mac and a Linux Machine

TL;DR: Giovanni and I struggled trying to get Windows 10 installed on the Lenovo Thinkpad T410. We struggled a lot trying to create the installation media because we only had a Mac and a Linux machine to work with. Everytime we tried to boot the USB thumb drive, it just showed us a blinking cursor. At the end, we finally realized that Windows 10 wasn't supported on this laptop :-/ I've heard that it took Thomas Edison 100 tries to figure out the right material to use as a lightbulb filament. Well, I'm no Thomas Edison, but I thought it might be noteworthy to document our attempts at getting it to boot off a USB thumb drive: Download the ISO. Attempt 1: Use Etcher. Etcher says it doesn't work for Windows. Attempt 2: Use Boot Camp Assistant. It doesn't have that feature anymore. Attempt 3: Use Disk Utility on a Mac. Erase a USB thumb drive: Format: ExFAT Scheme: GUID Partition Map Mount the ISO. Copy everything from

Security: BSidesSF 2020

I went to BSidesSF (@BSidesSF), which is a friendly security conference organized by volunteers. These are my notes. BTW, shout out to my buddy, Josh Bonnett, for introducing me to the conference. Here's the schedule . Here's a link to their Capture the Flag . This was their 10th anniversary. "There are no attendees. Everyone is a participant." They said, "If you're going to take a picture, make sure you have the permission of everyone in the shot. Crowd shots (those facing the crowd) are strongly discouraged." They donate to "The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence". [Keynote] Give Away Security's Legos: Dumping Traditional Security Teams The keynote was given by Fredrick "Flee" Lee (@fredrickl), the CSO at Gusto. Legos are very accessible, and you can build amazing things. Lego is the world's most recognized brand. Lego's motto is "the best is not too good." It's bad that most companies treat thei