Tuesday, May 24, 2016

That's A Heck Of A Dog

found on Reddit

Obviously it's not a dog, but does that make it seem any safer to go snooping around that house? No, I didn't think so.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Encrypt Early, Encrypt Often

from here

We often hear the advice that we should use encryption more, but why? Well, maybe you can think of reasons why you'd want to conceal things from criminals, or your parents, or your spouse, or even your annoying little brother or sister. Surely you can think of something you want to keep away from the nosy people in your life.

Jim Stickley: How Secure Is Your Hotel Safe?

Well, on the one hand, a thief would have to get past your hotel room door first before s/he could open your safe. On the other hand, however, those doors aren't exactly difficult to get past either.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Other Naming Problem

from here

I can't be the only one having difficulty remembering the difference between VeraCrypt and TeslaCrypt (or any of those other crypto-ransomware families). Anti-malware companies - couldn't you find less confusing names?

My Web Of Trust Is Broken

found on Metaphorical Inking

Is this the past or the future? PGP seems like something from a bygone era, but faking everything on social media certainly seems like the future.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Don't Worry, It's All GUID

from here

Inspired by a post on the Virus Bulletin blog.

Some Gifts Are Too Good To Be True

found on Pleated Jeans

There's something so familiar about this, but I can't quite put my finger on it