Monday, June 27, 2016

When You Outlaw Strong Crypto Only The Outlaws Will Have Strong Crypto

from here

Laws keep honest people honest. They aren't going to have any real effect on spies, criminals, or terrorists. So Russia's new law isn't going to make Russian adversaries any easier to deal with.

You're Gonna Need A Better Lock



Don't underestimate your adversary, no matter how cute, cuddly, and innocent they may appear.

Friday, June 24, 2016

With Enough Tape You Can Stop All The Attacks

from here

On the one hand Mark Zuckerberg covers the webcam on his computer with tape, which is smart. On the other hand, he covers the microphone with tape too, which makes no sense. I think I must have missed the memo about sound not being able to go around or through tape, even though it can go around or through so many other materials.

SQL Injection In A Nutshell

found on Imgur

Y'know, if you fall for SQL injection attacks then attackers are probably going to be laughing at you just like that.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

But Neither Can My Amazon Deliveries

from here (source image)

Obviously camouflage isn't going to hide your house from the people delivering your monthly bills, but if it did there would certainly be unintended consequences.

Password Breach? You Know What That Means

found on VentureBeat

Y'know, maybe if you didn't use the same password everywhere, you wouldn't have to change all of them.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Testing The Limits Of Suspicion

from here (source image)

I have a feeling that the person who came up with that 'See something, say something' ad campaign for public transit never actually spent much time on public transit. The rules for judging something as suspicious go right out the window in that environment.