Monday, November 20, 2017

Grandma fixes everything

from here

If only Grandma could fix Internet privacy. Sadly it's not as easy as mending socks, although I suppose some kind of knitted article could be placed over your webcam, so there's that.

Whenever there's a new privacy setting

found on Meme Center

I couldn't find the true original at Shoeboxblog.com, unfortunately, but don't let that stop you from checking if there are any new Facebook privacy settings you don't remember that need to be turned off.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Peter Piper on security

from here

That's right, botnets are not nets for catching bots.... and yet, I think if you really wanted to, you could probably find a way to use a botnet to catch other bots.

Maybe it's confused by all the BACN

found on ImgFlip
This is one of those things that makes spam filtering hard - messages that under other circumstances would definitely qualify as spam but because you intentionally signed up to receive them they aren't spam (they're bacn). How is a spam filter supposed to know you want to see that junk?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

LiveCD Girls Girls Girls

from here
The reason booting from a LiveCD is good for online banking is that it provides an environment that couldn't have been infected during past usage because the CD is read-only. It occurs to me that an environment you can be fairly certain won't get infected in the present would likewise be of benefit when visiting sites that have traditionally been considered "unsafe".

Just don't do both in the same boot session.

Who even remembers the NSA anymore?

found on Quick Meme

With everything that's been going on in the US government, has anyone remembered to keep an eye on what the NSA is doing? I have a feeling that the importance of intelligence oversight may have gotten lost in amongst the importance of a variety of other things.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

And it shouldn't have been "Password1!"

from here

Reusing passwords may make things easier for you, but it makes things a lot easier for attackers too.

There are other ways of making passwords easy for you while not making them easy for attackers.