Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Perhaps Even Multiple Bad Times

from here

Apparently Dropbox and it's users have been suffering some security pains because a whole lot of people were reusing their Dropbox credentials at another site and that other site seems to have been breached. It sort of doesn't matter which site it was - when you use the same credentials on multiple sites, a breach of one is a compromise of your account on all of them.

What A Bunch Of A-Holes

shared on G+ by Chris Lacy

Thanks to Chris Lacey for sharing this play on words using the name of one of Samsung's products.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Should We Call It The 914 Scam?

from here (source reddit post)

Thanks to Alex Girard for bringing this interesting twist on the classic 419 scam to my attention.

Canada, Friendly With Everyone

found on the meta picture

Someone thinks this is Canadians being nice, but I'm a Canadian and I know better. See the guy on the deck keeping an eye out? This is a trap to catch the perpetrator - a physical honeypot if you will.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Technologically Impaired FBI Director

from here (source image)

The front door is the way people get into their own homes. If the FBI wants to use the front door to get into mobile devices, I think they should have to figure out the passwords to those devices. I can't imagine any other reasonable definition of "front door". Everything else is a backdoor.

Clippy On Metadata

tweeted by Julia Powles

Thanks to Julia Powles for tweeting this cartoon depicting Microsoft's Clippy analyzing a draft of a surveillance bill and offering the bureaucrat behind the keyboard some assistance.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Namening

from here (source image)

As if Heartbleed and Shellshock weren't bad enough, now we have one called POODLE, and that's actually a fully fleshed out acronym. Does it seem to anyone else like we're spending way too much time marketing these bugs?