Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ransomware run amok

from here

After so many local governments have been hit, and especially 23 in one shot, the rest of them better start making backups or they're just being negligent. The trend seems pretty unmistakable. Local governments are targets. They need to prepare.

Thousands of people can in fact be wrong

found on Fredo & Pid'jin webcomic

The more people who use a particular password, the more likely some attacker will be able to get into their accounts by 'guessing' it. Popularity is not a good property for a password to have.

Be sure to check out Fredo & Pid'jin for more comics.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When the government (or your spouse) wants to know what's on your phone

from here and here (image source one, two, three, and four)

I remember when Face ID first came out everyone was in awe of it. Now it appears that it has an attack scenario not entirely dissimilar to this
found on Imgur

How to open a lock with a nut wrench

Watch on YouTube

You might have thought you needed special tools like bolt cutters to open a padlock without the key. Turns out, not so much.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Bobby Tables he ain't

from here

It was a clever trick, and I might have tried it myself if I'd thought of it, but thankfully having an example of what can go wrong when you register NULL as your vanity plate has disabused me of any notions that it might end well.

Seems to be going dark down there

found on Memedroid

Could incognito mode thwart the Feds? Maybe. There's certainly some question about whether they're willing to go deeper rather than just scratching the surface.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Good morning, campers

from here (image source)

Frankly, I find the idea of a face recognition infused summer camp to be horrifying, but not all that surprising. Our society affords even fewer rights and freedoms than it does adults.