Friday, May 26, 2017

And I'm too old to play in sandboxes

from here

It's a shame I couldn't figure out a way to work in a whitelist reference while I was at it.

You'd think there would be bigger concerns

found on Memedroid

Since they'd probably be able to use your WiFi from outside your home, if any were to come inside I think it's safe to assume they want more than just your WiFi.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

You wouldn't hack a safe

from here

We crack passwords. We crack ciphers. We crack safes. We even crack eggs. Breaking down barriers seems to be called cracking, so why do we persist in calling the breaking of most types of computer related barriers "hacking"?

Is this a store or a forest?

found on Imgur

You know what appears to actually be invisible in this store? The customers.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I'm never borrowing Osama's luggage again

from here (source image)

I realize some people like to personalize their luggage, but this is not the way to do it.

The dankest privacy setting

found on Privacy Memes

What I think the take-away here is is that there's a Tumblr dedicated to privacy memes. Clearly I'm not the only one who thinks using memes to promote important concepts like security or privacy is a good idea. I might be the only one persistent enough to keep at it for a decade, however.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

We can re-purpose it - we have the technology

from here

True story, my computer died recently. It was in fact an XP machine (with a number of things to mitigate the added risks of using an OS that wasn't supported anymore).

Now it's my new banking PC (a computer I boot from a Linux LiveCD exclusively for the purposes of doing online banking), which is good because the previous one (that says Windows 2000 on the case) was frustratingly slow when used that way.

I wonder what I'll use that older one for now. Boat anchor? Space heater? Step stool?