Friday, September 19, 2014

Exploits Of A Technical Writer

from here and here

When I heard that Amazon had an XSS vulnerability involving such things as book titles, I knew I wanted to make a tribute to Randall Munroe's "Exploits Of A Mom". Little Bobby Tables has done so much to raise awareness of SQLi vulnerabilities, why shouldn't XSS get some attention too? Especially with Amazon dropping the ball and proving they belong to Generation XSS, then a few days later news of an XSS vulnerability in the DNS lookup site, and now we find out even eBay has had an XSS vulnerability being actively used to steal user credentials for the better part of a year.

The question you need to ask yourself now is, are you a GenXSS'er as well?

Somewhere Out There Is A Very Confused And Armed Monkey

found on the meta picture

If you rely on something to keep you safe, it might be a good idea to double check it on a regular basis.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Aaarrr... Where Be This NSA "Treasure Map"?

from here

What an appropriate name for this NSA program. It's almost as if they acknowledge that they're pirates of privacy.

The Perfect Bait

found on the meta picture

Kids are more discerning these days. They don't want candy, they want their iDevices to work.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

At Least Apple Is Taking Steps To Improve

from here (source image)

Hard to believe PayPal has the gall to put a full page ad in the New York Times when they hand out your email address to everyone you have a transaction with (as if part of the reason we use PayPal isn't because we don't actually trust those people we have transactions with).

Thief Skills

found on the meta picture

Alternatively, the thief could just bring their own front wheel. Keep that in mind next time you lock your bike this way.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Probably Best To Not Tempt Fate

from here (source image)

I don't know if that threat of punishment is real or not, but I wouldn't want to find out.