Wednesday, November 13, 2019

See something, say something

from here

Apparently this is a true story, and it's also an excellent demonstration of why average joes are terrible at deciding what is or isn't suspicious.

The reason no one holds Facebook accountable

found on Imgur

No, it's not because the data Facebook misappropriates and mishandles is worthless, it's because people believe it is. And to be clear, it's not all people who believe that, it's just the people the power to do something that believe it. They don't value what Facebook takes from us, so they let those abuses slide.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

What could possibly go wrong?

from here and here

I have to wonder what the Australian government was thinking when they came up with this plan. It seems tailor made for abuse, and it would be one of the worst kinds of abuse.

Dual Core : 0x0A Hack Commandments

Watch on YouTube

Wow, it's been a long time since I listened to one of these. Lots of good advice in this song. You should consider listening a few times (and shutting the actual F up while you do).

Monday, November 11, 2019

Airport 'Security'

from here and here (image source)

How low can the TSA sink? No one is going to mistake that for a real weapon, but somehow that doesn't matter to the TSA.

Too Blocked; Didn't Read

found on Imgur

I don't think I've ever encountered an article on the Internet that had a headline so interesting I was willing to turn off my ad-blocker. I wonder where people got the idea users would do that.

Friday, November 8, 2019

It works the same way for backups

from here

So Baltimore failed to protect themselves against a ransomware attack and apparently they're now planning to fail again. I'm not sure there's any other way to interpret getting insurance equal to the cost of recovering unless you think you're going to need to recover again.

And you know what, $20M would buy a lot of backups.