Thursday, April 24, 2014

Keep private things private, no matter what…

found on the meta picture

The only way anyone has privacy is if people respect that privacy. If you don't respect the privacy of others then how can you expect others to respect yours?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Maybe You Should Stop Playing Games

from here

Here's a sentiment that really needs to go die in a fire. Security isn't something you win or lose at, don't treat it like it's a game. Cybercrime is CRIME. Nobody talks about regular criminals "winning", and it's not because criminals aren't getting away with stuff (they certainly are), but rather because that's a ridiculously simplistic way of looking at the world.

Defenses will always have weaknesses. There will always be victims. Stop putting all your eggs in the prevention basket and start learning how to recover from failure. Being able to recover from failure is the only way anyone succeeds.

Flappy Bird On A Point Of Sale Terminal

Can you think of any GOOD reason why playing some arbitrary game on a point of sale terminal should even be possible? Why does the device have that capability? It may be cheaper to build out of mass produced computer equipment capable of doing anything than specially built electronics that can only do limited things, but if cost is the reason then we're basically just whoring out the security of our data for the price of those cost savings.

(Thanks to Mikko Hypponen for bringing this video to my attention)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Come At Me, Terrorists

from here (source image)

Go ahead, try some funny business on her airplane. I dare you.

Security is at an All-Time High

found on fail blog

For those times when you want to demonstrate the futility of only blocking what you know is bad.

(Thanks to Paul Ferguson for bringing this picture to my attention)

Monday, April 21, 2014

You Better Watch Out, Santa

from here (source image)

"Do you know who I am?"

I have no idea why famous people bother saying that - it shouldn't matter who you are or who you think you are, the law is supposed to apply to everyone.

(Thanks to Paul Ferguson for bringing my attention to the original picture)

Finally Someone Who Refuses To Be Terrorized

found on the art of trolling

We really need more people like this mailman, instead of the people who who think every unusual LED display or out of place deodorant can is actually a bomb.