Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Security Theatre Needs Better Props

from here (source image)

Thanks to Russel Eubanks for tweeting this image of a double security fail at an airport. Not only is the lock relatively easy to unlock, it's also relatively easy to ignore completely by going over the fence instead of through the gate.

Not Available In Stores? I Wonder Why?

As strange as this ad is (and the idea of wearing a rubber thong for additional protection during sex is plenty strange), the strangest part is this appears to be an actual legitimate product you can buy (but only online). There are more videos on their site, this is just their "Official Infomercial".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

from here

When Zuckerberg makes observations about how privacy is regarded these days, we should keep in mind that his actions contradict his words. Words which are, in reality, simply an attempt to justify exploiting humanity's desperate need to connect with someone for his own personal gain.

Military And Police, Church And State

found on memebase

Surprisingly wise words from a fictional military leader. An unfortunate consequence of waging war on crime is there is no justice on the battlefield. The battlefield only knows the concept of "might makes right".

Monday, May 25, 2015

Of Breaches And Breeches

from here

A new breach, a new set of consequences for affected users. It appears that some people are going to learn some uncomfortable truths about their spouses.

White Blood Cells Attacking A Parasite

found on the meta picture

If you ever wondered what biological defenses looked like, here’s an example. I wonder if we could apply analogous approaches to computer security threats.

Friday, May 22, 2015

But At Least I Don't Leave Them Lying Around Everywhere

from here

True story: I have over 400 passwords. 400! Thank goodness for password managers is all I can say because there's no way I could remember them all.