Monday, January 21, 2019

Smart devices will rat you out

from here

Apparently some crooks are more health conscious than they are OpSec conscious. Fitness gadgets are notorious for being glorified tracking devices. I don't want to tell criminals how to do their jobs (I don't want to make it harder for the cops to catch them) but this hitman with a GPS watch should be an object lesson.

So ... we should all wear masks?

found on The Happy Hooded Hacker

I don't know about you but when I see "How to..." followed by a picture, I generally think it's a depiction of what we're supposed to do - an example to follow. I suppose masking ourselves in a somewhat less literal sense can be useful at preventing identity theft, but I think the only thing an actual mask is going to stop is facial recognition (and you might want a mask that covers a bit more than that).

Friday, January 18, 2019

Detection isn't always enough

from here (image source)

Sometimes detecting the intrusion is the easy part. Sometimes it doesn't help correct the situation at all. That's what people in an Alaskan hospital discovered when a moose wandered inside.

Kinda makes you wonder about intrusion detection systems, doesn't it.

It's a trap!

found on I Can Has Cheezburger

Someone almost got their feet shredded, by the looks of it.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Beware the scales of justice

from here (image source)

A guard dog is one thing. I think this might scare off more crooks, though.

Maybe you should look a gift horse in the mouth

found on Izismile

The people of Troy could have used some of that insight, Tyler.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Update Insanity: Rebooting multiple times and expecting different results

from here

You have to wonder what Microsoft expects from subsequent reboots that it doesn't get from the first one.