Monday, February 6, 2023

Quick! Try to blend in!

found on Acid Cow

The people who are better at blending in to the background don't have to do as much work, so you could say there's an evolutionary advantage to being able to camouflage yourself even in the retail environment.

Friday, February 3, 2023

That's no moon

from here and here

There are few things as absurd as a spy balloon. Imagine a spy you can see coming miles away. How much are you going to leave out in the open for them to see? Since people are going to see it coming, maybe you should consider making it look like something else, like a novelty balloon. You know, like a disguise.

Don't expect to get privacy if you don't give it

found on Izismile

When was the last time you gave your four-legged friend privacy when they did their business? How's that little dog supposed to even know what privacy is if it's never been given to them?

Thursday, February 2, 2023

I just had a QNAP

from here and here

It's hard to believe, but the year is 2023 and people are still creating products with SQL injection vulnerabilities. I can only guess that the Q in QNAP doesn't stand for quality. It might stand for quick, because that's how fast you can get pwned with a vulnerability like that.

The Bitcoin Kid

Watch on YouTube

Imagine pulling off one of the biggest bitcoin heists and seemingly getting away with it with little more than a slap on the wrist. I wonder who that kid was and if he wound up working in the security industry - or if he even needs to work at all anymore.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

They're hooked on hopium

from here and here

I think this is probably true for just about everyone on the receiving end of spam, which is why the spammers need so much imagination to believe any of us will pay them. The problem is it's not absolutely everyone receiving spam. There are still a few hold-outs, still a few people out there who fork over their hard earned cash on absolute garbage (or maybe it's not hard earned after all and that's why they're so open to wasting it). Those are the people keeping spammers' hope alive.

Checking for unauthorized treats

found on Dump A Day

Who better to locate unauthorized treats than a pack of ravenous kittens?

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

When you have a password manager

from here and here

It's easy when you don't have to remember them yourself.

Think Before You Click mug

Product Page

Because sometimes you need a reminder. Especially if you haven't finished the contents of the coffee mug yet.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Give a face recognition system nightmares

from here and here (image source)

Right now PPE is doing a fine job of covering up most of my facial features when I go outside, but the pandemic won't last forever (hopefully), so I'm definitely considering this as an alternative. It's either this or go around looking like a bank robber.