Friday, April 19, 2019

An accident, you say?

from here and here

Facebook SAYS their collection of contact lists was unintentional, but how many of these accidents that benefit Facebook at our expense are we willing to believe in? At some point we have to realize that we're being played.

Are you trying to deter parking or reading?

found on the Art of Trolling

TL;DR is not something you want people saying about your sign - especially if the sign is supposed to prevent something, because if it's Too Long and people Don't Read it then they aren't going to comply with it.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Guess they didn't need a backdoor after all

from here

I would like it very much if the EFF actually convinced Facebook to take their advice and stand up for the people, but this is Facebook we're talking about. Of course an abusive organization is going to let other abusive organizations run slipshod all over the general public. So long as it doesn't affect their bottom line, all they have to do is keep paying lip-service to privacy.

How many ways can we say it?

found on Secure World Expo

I've got a special place in my heart for the "there is no cloud" meme. The repetition (even in spite of the variations) means it's working.

(and it gives me ideas)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I've heard of fake faceplates before but this is ridiculous

from here (image source)

I wonder if Brian Krebs has covered this style of ATM skimmer.

A commercial said it so it must be true

found on Imgflip

Even though there are viruses for the Mac (and there were even when that stupid commercial came out) there are still people who believe this malarkey. Apple's misguided marketing will do incalculable harm because there's no telling when or even if this false belief will ever end.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

People still use WinRAR?

from here

I've used WinRAR in the distant past, but I'll be honest, as soon as Windows started natively supporting ZIP files I stopped bothering with 3rd party compressed archive tools, and I would have thought a lot of other people would have too. So colour me surprised that there's both a large enough user base to support widespread exploitation but also a large enough user base to make criminals consider trying to exploit it in the first place.