Monday, July 17, 2023

Like stealing healthcare data from a law firm

from here and here

Apparently if you suffer a data breach, the data in question may at some point end up in the hands of a law firm. The problem, however, is that law firms are not magically secure, so it's possible for the data to be stolen a second time - which one law firm is finding out the hard way. As data breaches continue I have a feeling we may see this happen more frequently.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The patches that never end

from here and here

Maybe you thought Internet Explorer would be ancient history by now, but unfortunately Microsoft is still making security updates for it.

Worst Wifi Password Ever

Watch on YouTube

Tricky passwords can be a double-edged sword. You have to make sure they aren't more trouble than they're worth.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Someone needs a longer sentence

from here and here

I've heard of individuals being threatened and harassed online before, but a dictionary? That takes a special sort of irrationality, which you'd think would make them extra dangerous, but apparently the judge felt otherwise.

Protection isn't always effective

found on Dump A Day

Something that we must all keep in mind is that there is no protective measure that is perfect. They all fail under the right (wrong) circumstances.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Time to sharpen some wooden stakes

from here and here (image source)

If you look closely at the right hand side it does seem to be bent outwards, which suggests the force came from inside the cemetery. It's also fairly low to the ground, which makes me wonder - is this a pet cemetery?

"Relevant" ads are creepy AF

found on Reddit

Presumably they can't actually read your mind. I assume they just correctly recognize that you're similar to people who have expressed the same thoughts you've only ever thought inside your head and are acting on that similarity, but it's still creepy.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

A little TOO 'universal'

from here and here

A lot of things went wrong with Kias and Hyundais to allow them to be stolen as easily as they have been, but one that stands out to me is that there's a receptacle the same size as a USB plug that you can just plug a USB charging cable into and twist like a key to start the engine.

Password policy frustration

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The better designed systems will show you the full set of password policies all at once rather than revealing them individually like this. That way the user should be able to create a new password with the fewest number of failed attempts.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

What gave it away?

from here and here

I suppose you don't necessarily have to be a master of operational security to be a flight attendant, but if you're going to call in a bomb threat on the plane your ex-boyfriend is on then a bit of opsec would probably help.