Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The security must be really strong

from here (source image)

Somehow I don't think this is going to work.

Don't let crooks 'rune' your day

found on Meme Generator

I didn't know this (because I don't play the game myself) but the game Runescape has a game mechanic known as a bank where you can store in-game items, and each player's bank can be protected by a PIN which can either be a 4-digit code that you choose, or a 6-digit one-time-passcode returned from an authenticator app for the game. Essentially, the game has a sort of 2-factor authentication.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Because the force pull out method isn't reliable

from here (source image)

It's better than no protection, I suppose, but considering how many parts came off of Vader I'm not sure he's who I want protecting that.

No pics for Putin

found on Need More Cookies

Maybe if political candidates kept everything on their phones the Russian election hacking fiasco wouldn't have succeeded. Then again, maybe not.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Maybe you don't have to pay all the taxes

from here

The two things that have always irked me about the pharma spam pushing cheap Canadian drugs is that:

  • drugs aren't cheap in Canada (I was floored by the cost of my mother's cancer meds) 
  •  I hardly ever see that kind of spam IN Canada (it's almost like the spammers/scammers know that trick won't work here)

Hacking Facts with Rami Malek & Christian Slater

Watch on YouTube

I'm not sure what part of culture video listicles and quizzes fit into, but I'm pretty sure Buzzfeed makes these things because they work. If this gets hacking facts into more people's brains then I'm all for it.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oh shit, there goes the Internet

from here

It's a little disconcerting to know that the next president is going to be taking cyber security advice from someone so clearly unqualified, but at the same time it seems oddly consistent.