Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Did they hand out complimentary lollipops too?

found on Dump A Day

You've got to be a special sort of sucker to not realize why the thing everyone calls a pyramid scheme gives out pyramid-shaped awards

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Investing in products but not people

from here and here

Too many people, especially decision makers in companies, engage in magical thinking when it comes to security software. They think you just have to "have" it or that it just has to be "active" in order to get the security benefits from it. It doesn't work that way. Security isn't a technology problem, it's a people problem, the technology is just a tool to help the people fighting the security threats. If your company doesn't have enough of those for someone to properly monitor and manage the security software...

Free Shell With Exploit sticker

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You'd probably put this on a laptop rather than a water bottle, unless you have one of those smart water bottles.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Still gotta be careful to avoid shells

from here (image source)

Long walks on the beach aren't just fun, they'll give you the strongest passwords, too.

The Deliverance Deterrent

found on Reddit

They may not know how to spell, but they sure now how to spook people.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Simon says: HODL

from here and here (image source)

 Apparently the CEO of an AI company is also involved in a project that will give free cryptocurrency to people in exchange for scans of their eyeballs. They really want you to believe that it's not a dystopian nightmare, but all I can think of is how Simon Phoenix broke out of prison in Demolition Man. Even if the technology can spot attempts to trick it, some people are still going to try. 

When you need a diversion for your art heist

found on Reddit

I don't know if the shirt is telling the truth, but I'm pretty sure the security guards are going to be watching her like a hawk the whole time she's there.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

As many as there are stars in the sky

from here and here

 Billions and billions of scam calls served by a single telecom company? I hope they have to pay an astronomical fine, but it makes me wonder what the mind-boggling total across all telecom companies is.

The Hidden DANGERS of Peanut Butter

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I had no idea one of my favourite foods was so feared by airport security. Glad I've never had a run in with TSA while carrying peanut butter. I wonder if they would let me eat it before going on the plane.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Can't wait to find out how those will spy on me

from here and here

Oh, sure, the prototype is probably fine, but as soon as it's productized it's going to be "Do you consent to the collection of trouser data to enhance your trouser experience?" Hell no.