Friday, March 31, 2023

Beg for your rights

from here and here

You shouldn't need to ask permission to have privacy. The very idea is offensive. So of course that's what Facebook is going to spend millions pursuing in court.

Listening to "Experts"

found on Acid Cow

Now I'm not saying you shouldn't seek out expert opinions, but some experts just aren't what they appear to be. Be careful which ones you listen to.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The high cost of getting schooled

from here and here

I hope this school administrator learned her lesson and will listen to warnings in the future.

Purse snatcher are going to have trouble with this one

Watch on YouTube

Now, I'm sure the design of this purse wasn't intended to provide an anti-theft benefit, but I'm also sure the benefit is there. It would probably be easier to snatch the entire person than to try and get just the purse.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Nominative determinism in cybercrime

from here and here

The notorious BreachForums was taken down after a new admin found evidence that law enforcement had breached it following the arrest of the previous admin, and the idea that a site nick-named "Breached" got breached is just too fitting. If you're going to call it Breached, don't be surprised when it gets breached.

The CAPTCHA gotcha

found on Reddit

I have to admit there is something a little bit odd about a machine demanding I prove that I'm human/

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Might as well be twirling your moustache

from here and here

Sometimes you really have to wonder what's going through malware writers' minds when they leave clues like that in their malware. I'm not saying this is what gave them away, but it certainly didn't do them any favours.

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Monday, March 27, 2023

They're supposed to prevent cavities, not make them

from here and here

I can only assume that when these two felons were planning their escape from prison they spent a little too much time fantasizing about what the first thing they'd do when they got out was and not enough time planning how to stay out. I like pancakes as much as anyone, but not enough to go back to jail for.

Security that is school-boy approved

found on Dump A Day

I can't help but wonder what purpose this door passcode serves other than making immature people giggle.