Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Who's leaking your data?

from here (image source one and two)

I'm very surprised at the kind of information these app vendors are sending to Facebook (and others).

It's starting to seem like you can't trust the trackers.

If you use a menstruation tracking app it would probably be a good idea to check and find out where your data is going.

I only want American corporations spying on me

found on Meme Base

I'm sure China does get data like that. Just like the American government gets similar data when you use an iPhone.

I wonder, though. When it comes to this kind of data, are you more concerned about China knowing it or someone closer to home?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

I guess somebody passed the test

from here (image source)

I think if anyone was going to fare well in a physical pen-test, you kind of expect it to be The Law.

I have to wonder if actual burglars have ever tried that excuse when caught. I don't expect it to work against law enforcement, but if they're just caught by some Joe Schmoe then some social engineering could get them out of a sticky situation.

Becky Stern: Compubody Sock Origin Story

Watch on YouTube

I'm sure the image of the "laptop privacy sweater" was one of the more famous privacy-related memes that circulated the Internet back in the day. I may have even posted it here at some point (if only I could find that post). Well, now you can find out how that object came into being - and how practical it is or perhaps isn't.

Monday, September 16, 2019

For when proof is needed

from here (image source)

The hats are merchandise you can buy and wear, and although they're not technically security related I can't help but wonder how many digital forensics investigators are out there wearing hats like this already because their taste in terrible visual puns is as bad as mine.

Look who's keeping secrets now

found on Imgur

Not gonna lie, I am impressed to see this kind of awareness from a cat, even if the effort was ultimately futile. This is the kind of thinking I'd expect from a human child, not a house pet.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The cat and mouse game of cybersecurity

from here and here

"I'm in!" or some derivation thereof is a pretty stereotypical portrayal of a hacker succeeding in getting access to something, as is the wide-eyed face illuminated by a computer monitor.

I like to imagine this little kitty is accessing the local vet's computer system, making sure their next visit is delayed as long as possible.