Friday, October 19, 2018

If at first you don't succeed...

from here

Recidivism is exactly why cyber-criminals are a bad fit for security companies. Crackers may not be as dumb as this guy, but they might just be confident enough in their own intelligence to think they've worked out all the bugs in their criminal enterprise.

I wonder what a Nigerian prince can turn into

found on Ha Ha Humor

If this is the kind of people Nigerian cyber-criminals deal with on a day to day basis, it goes a long way to explaining why their scams appear so dumb.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

No wonder people have difficulty with technical jargon

from here

Look, I understand that language changes, even technical language, but usually the terminology misuse is performed by the masses in at least partial ignorance of the proper use of the term.

In this case, however, there is no way laymen would have misused "fileless" to refer to instances where files are actually used. "Fileless" is or at least was intuitive enough that even the unwashed masses could have understood it. Not anymore, however, and the people responsible for making an easy term complicated and nonsensical? That would be technical people. People who should have known better. People who should have realized they could simply create a new term if they wanted to include cases not covered by the original intuitive definition of "fileless".

Making security harder to understand is not helping. Don't do that.

Too bad my time can't fit nearly as many

found on Imgur

If you're going to annoy me at random times and give me no control over it then you sure as hell better make sure it doesn't happen very often. It doesn't seem like those kinds of user experience issues matter to Microsoft anymore, though.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Who wants to play update roulette?

from here

Abusing the already shaky trust users have in software updates is going to result in devices remaining vulnerable to attacks that could be prevented, all so that greedy corporations can get even more of our money.

How to destroy cryptocurrency


Watch on YouTube

Yes, I know those aren't actual bitcoins, litecoins, and ethereum whatevers. Once upon a time, however, one of those bitcoin medallions would have cost you a bitcoin to get.

What this YouTube channel does is feed viewer submitted items through a miniature industrial shredder, so some cryptocurrency enthusiast out there must have lost their enthusiasm. And since cryptocurrency only has value so long as people have faith in it, this does represent cryptocurrency being destroyed at least a little bit

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Back then there were 'no graphics' involved

from here

Yes, there is in fact a difference between steganography and stenography.

And also, yes, you now have a steganography pun.