Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Like picking on your schoolyard crush

from here

I know it sounds absurd, but think about what happened after they caught Sabu, or the Mirai botnet creators. It kinda makes me think the reason they're dragging Marcus through the courts is because they desperately want someone with his capabilities working for them.

Thankfully times have changed

found on imgflip

I don't think I've ever had spam from a can; but from what I hear I'm not sure which kind of spam is worse, the electronic or supposedly edible variety.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Or will we need even larger units?

from here

Honestly, I'm actually surprised that security vulnerabilities could be enough to get Google to shut down their social network. In spite of their old motto, I expected them to be as bad as Facebook and just keep marching along regardless of the consequences to users. I guess there's still a few shreds of that "Don't be evil" ethos left. Too bad they don't direct that energy at YouTube.

'Tis the season to protect your privacy in your secret santa posts

found on Imgur

From what I can gather, that trend where people post pictures of their bank and credit cards online has branched out into other items with sensitive information on them.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The look in their eyes says it all

from here (image source)

I've heard of cats and dogs wanting to join their humans in the washroom, but apparently that extends even to our avian friends.

The keyboard shortcut for privacy

found on Meme Base

There's copy, there's paste, there's even undo. Why shouldn't we have a shortcut for privacy too? We probably don't think of Alt-Tab being such a shortcut, but for all intents and purposes it kinda is.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Authorities and criminals rejoice

from here

Australia has apparently decided that catching a handful of terrorists is worth sacrificing the privacy and security of all it's citizens. It's impossible to build a backdoor that only good guys can use, because the computer can't tell who the good guys are.

And because Australia is part of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, it's not unreasonable to think similar legislation in Canada, the US, the UK, and New Zealand may now be a foregone conclusion.