Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We don't need no stinkin' WiFi

from here (source image)

The main problem with forgoing wireless in favour of wired networking (because perhaps you don't trust wireless anymore) is mobile computing. There are solutions, sort of, but not good ones.

VPNs would probably be better than longer cables.

(The captions are derived from "We don't need no stinkin' badges" and "You're gonna need a bigger boat", because I can help by mix my memetic metaphors)

At least the threat was silent

found on Quick Meme

I'm not sure which is funnier; how true this is or the fact that there seems to be a meme category called "Scumbag Norton Antivirus"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wireless is too mainstream

from here

I don't know the details at the time of writing this (because they haven't been released yet) but since I make it a point to avoid wifi I have a feeling I'm going to be safe from this.

A passcode - don't leave your phone without it

found on the ExpressVPN blog

So this particular meme comes from a blog post with 30 other security memes you should probably check out.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Everyone is their parents' tech support

from here

It doesn't matter how successful you are, you could be the CEO of your own tech company, but when it comes to your parents, you are the first line help desk and they want their computers fixed.

Maybe you should just get an iPad instead

found on Meme Center

They used to advise people to get Apple computers in order to get a computer without having to worry about viruses. Some people still do give and/or follow that advice, but the Mac wasn't virus proof and as time has gone on it has become a bigger and bigger target. I think it's only a matter of time before the dominant advice shifts to "Get an iPad" because it's even more virus-resistant and it can do pretty much anything the average person would use a computer for these days.

Of course, with a large enough market share, the iPad will eventually succumb to the perils of malware as well. It may look different than the malware problem we're familiar with now, but one way or another if the money is there then the attackers will try to find ways to take it.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

At least remembering it shouldn't be a problem

from here

People find all kinds of ways of getting around the complexity requirements in password policies.

I ... may have known a guy in university who used this technique.