Thursday, September 21, 2017

Security vendors in glass houses

from here (source image)

McAfee really shouldn't be throwing stones here, considering their own intelligence community ties. And you know what? With all the focus on the NSA in recent years, ties to American spies is probably going to carry more weight internationally than Americans might realize.

The song of my people

found on Imgur

Part of me wishes I had found the entire song parody that this meme alludes to, but another part of me is glad I didn't. We don't need to get into details about how things break when you apply patches (necessitating the practice of testing patches on a test system before rolling them out to production systems)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Of course pirates want to steal resources

from here

Although the site operators have tried to explain what their intentions were, the fact remains that The Pirate Bay ran miners on people's computers without their consent. The distance between this and distributing mining trojans is vanishingly small.

The secret purpose of The Great Firewall of China

found on Memecenter

On the other hand, perhaps instead of making them smarter, it's designed to help identify the smarter ones so that they can be conscripted into China's cyberwarfare unit.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hope you didn't get taken to the cleaners

from here

If you are a user of CCleaner then you should know that it has had malware embedded in it recently and you probably ought to get the latest version that eliminates that particular problem.

Why not both?

found on Imgflip
There's nothing that says a streaming site won't show you a movie AND infect your computer. They aren't mutually exclusive and just because you saw the video doesn't mean your computer didn't pick up something nasty along the way.