What Are NFTS & How They Work For Artists

Posted on March 9, 2021March 9, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Written by Planet Zuda Staff and Luciolle24

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Non fungible tokens, also known as NFTs have exploded in popularity recently. The Covid pandemic has lead to artists trying to find new ways to make money and NFTS provide them with the creative outlet they need.

How do NFTS help artists make money?

Artists can sell original prints or copies of their art and digital art to people who are buying. They can list it on opensea.io or rarible.com, among many other sites. Our founder decided to experiment with rarible.com and put up some of his art, but sadly discovered it was pretty expensive (around $100 USD per piece of art uploaded), so only two pieces of art were uploaded as an experiment to Rarible.

When our founder wrote about this on twitter, his friend Alon Goren, who’s been working at Goren Draper And Holmes, decided to teach him how to use openminter with tezos, we will of course pass that knowledge on to you.

We are going to find out the cheapest way to upload your NFT art so you can make money during the pandemic and afterwards.

What does a NFT do for my art exactly?

NFT’s are a form of smart contracts for the block chain, which shows without a shadow of a doubt, that you purchased or uploaded that piece of art. This would help enforce your rights for that piece of art, you are also the ONLY one who gets any additional offerings that creators offer, like our founder offers animation for one piece.

What collector sites will be going to NFT?

It is rumored that Quidd will soon be moving to NFT’s in the near future for their digital collectible marvel cards, basketball cards, and a lot more awesomeness. Which our owner and our assistant writer are also experimenting with…

What is great about Quidd is as of the moment this was written you can still get free cards and cards for coins, the game in-app currency (you can earn that currency by watching ads or completing offers), which you can then sell for real money. That’s right, get free stuff, make real money. It is that simple.

NFTS Just Says I Own Something?

When you get down to the nitty gritty of it, yeah that is the simple answer. It links you to what you purchased and that token, so you own that non fungible token, which is linked to whatever you purchased.

We will continue updating this article with more info on NFTS, keep up-to-date with this article.

Holding 8 Million Dollars Of Bitcoin needing recovery In my Hand

Posted on March 6, 2021March 8, 2021Categories UncategorizedTags , , ,

This is an experience our founder had with what he thought he was told was a billion dollars of bitcoin. It turns out it was only 8 million dollars of bitcoin at that point in time.

If you think your holding a billion dollars of bitcoin in your hand it is a strange feeling. I contacted John Paukilis, who was the middle man who informed me it was only 800 bitcoin, which means I held 8 million dollars at that point in time. The only way to hold bitcoin is if it is stored in hardware. n this case it was in a USB drive, also known as a flash drive.

This 8 million dollars of bitcoin belonged to a gentlemen who appeared out of nowhere. He asked my good friend, John Paukilis whose known in the bitcoin community if it can be retrieved. I noticed my friend smile across the room and said to me “come here”. I walked across the room to be told it had a ton of bitcoin on it and it needed to be recovered. I told my friend that wasn’t a problem. I held the flash drive in my hand and while physically it was just a flash drive, it felt like I was holding a very expensive item in my hand.

My friend took the flash drive full of bitcoins back and gave it to its owner, who said he would be in contact and dissapeared faster then he appeared.

The owner of the bitcoin most likely still can’t get access to his bitcoin which would be worth way more. It still can be recovered for free, we just get a percentage.

How Web Hosts Exposed Your Data & We Fixed It

Posted on March 5, 2021March 6, 2021Categories UncategorizedTags , , , , ,
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This is a piece to show you what happens and has happened behind the scenes here at Planet Zuda to help the cyber security of the world.

The year we are discussing is 2010. Bitcoin had been invented a year prior so, this was a different era. Everyone cared about their website, but we were more interested in the security or lack thereof, of the webhosts for websites.

A company named after a color and that hosted websites didn’t keep their servers secure. You could find command line access to some of their server instances by google dorking. They did not respond to emails, they did threaten to sue us by voice, however. This was common place in this time period, but they never sued.

The lack of security of this one web-host got us looking into every web-host. Almost every single web-host in that time period leaked databases onto google.

We & GoDaddy Secured Your Data On Other Hosts

We teamed up with GoDaddy and their CISO Todd Redfoot. GoDaddy was very competent with their security and they became one of our clients. Basically the best client for this situation, that we could hope for.

Once we teamed up with GoDaddy, we contacted every single webhost via proxy of Godaddy’s security team. We were able to tell them how their server files were exposed right down to /bin/, to databases. There are two web-hosts that had good security posture during this era, lunarpages and MTMII. MTMII is a web-host our founder volunteered with.

Webhosting was the wild wild west for cyber-security, as there were no consequences for insecurity at that time except for negative articles. Still Many webhosts fixed their security posture when issues were reported to them by Godaddy. They did tighten up their security over the next 2 years of us working with Godaddy.

Now web hosts are way more secure, so you can’t just google dork and find their info in Google cache. Google dorking is completely legal, so all this info was legally available.

We hope you find these articles interesting and informative.

When Crypto-currency Recovery Is Time Sensitive

Posted on March 5, 2021March 7, 2021Categories Uncategorized
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Written by Planet Zuda Staff and Luciolle24

Not all crypto-currency is recoverable, though we can recover a lot of it, even without a password. Some ways crypto-currency is stored can be retrieved without a password, but it is extremely time sensitive. This case was so time sensitive, we were paid to have a car drive us down to LA and then dig through the browsers cache. Browser cache doesn’t last forever and some browsers erase the oldest data first, even if you don’t delete it.

It took some work, but we were able to find the wallet and the wallet address, which no one knew. We were then able to reset the password and recover what would now be worth around 28 thousand dollars of Ethereum. This wouldn’t have been possible if the company hadn’t left the computer alone till we got there and called us the moment the issue occurred.

Hardware wallets are different, but this was a browser situation, which isn’t as easy as hardware wallet recovery.

If you have a problem with your crypto-currency and need it recovered, contact us ASAP.

I Could’ve Got Arrested By The UN By Reporting A Hack

Posted on March 4, 2021April 13, 2021Categories UncategorizedTags , , ,

How the right thing in cyber security could’ve ended with me disappearing…

Written by Planet Zuda Staff

We are starting a new series here, documenting our experiences while helping others and how things can go a bit crazy. Especially when you figure out something concerning one of the biggest societies in the world.

So how did I almost get arrested by the UN? It all started on a sunny day when I searched for a certain hack and the United Nations website came up. As you might know the United Nations has their own legal jurisdiction and operates outside of the normal legal system, which wasn’t really something I wanted to experience from the inside…

I spent the next few months looking for a friend who works for RAND. When he popped back up at weekly bowling, I knew it was the perfect occasion: I told him what I was up to now and asked him how he thought I should report to the UN. He clearly stated the risks and I asked him if he would be willing to bail me out if something went wrong. He chuckled at first, but finally decided to get on board with my plan as he still had contacts in the UN if things went south.

Even though it was really risky I knew reporting this was the right thing to do… So, I called up the United Nations and spoke to, I believe an ambassador of sometype, who was a very smooth talker. The following is the closest we could bring to your eyes about what happened during that phone call…

Me: “Hi, I am calling to tell the UN has been hacked.”

UN:” Well then action will be taken against the person who hacked us and you will be detained”

“Me: I didn’t hack you”

UN:” Well, who did?”

Me: “I don’t know!”

UN:” Then what do you want from me!!!”

Me:” I want to talk to your cyber security department”

UN: “We have an IT guy”

transfers to the IT guy

“Hi, the UN has been hacked”

At this point I was able to use my tech skills and explain how new pages were added to the united nations site and how their old version of Joomla was exploited. The dude was still freaking out, but in an appreciative way by the end of the call.

There is plenty of documentation about their compromises from 2008-2018 and also our other reports in 2018

www.un.org hacked. Notified by Agd_Scorp (zone-h.org)

www.un.org hacked. Notified by Turkz.org (zone-h.org)

www.un.org hacked. Notified by eno7 (zone-h.org)

We hope you enjoy these honest and transparent articles, on what we do and how things actually go, so you can get a glimpse behind the scenes.

Since we strongly believe in good journalism, we are noting that GuardianCosmos refutes what happened claiming he was employed at the United Nations and that is public information. After reviewing his employment status for over the last decade, and not finding any mention of him with the United nations, we have no reason to believe his claims are factual. If they were factual, it would not change what we noted above or what any of our witnesses can attest too.

We find it important due to the refuting of our experience with the U.N that the United Nations has a public record of trying to keep hacks underwraps .