Friday, June 14, 2019

It's a shitty thing to do either way

from here

It's quite the double standard. It's almost as if people feel like what happens online isn't real, even though the data gathered there can affect your reputation, your job, your credit, your bank account, etc.

The real world runs on information, and the online world is full of it.

Something's broken alright

found on Meme Generator

This can be a theoretical problem with an encryption algorithm, but in practice you should be using a well designed cryptosystem that takes this issue into account and includes a solution (such as message authentication codes).

Not knowing that is one of the reasons most people shouldn't be rolling their own crypto.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Advances in tin can telephones

from here

So it turns out that sometime in the past, Coca Cola got it in their heads to give out promotional surveillance cans. It seems some folks who like to maintain secrecy had some concerns about that.
[sarcasm]I can't imagine why.[/sarcasm]

If your handcuffs do this, you need better handcuffs

Watch on YouTube

You'd think that the authorities would actually be equipped to detain a murder suspect. It seems sometimes you'd be wrong.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The TSA took your granny away-ay

from here

Who does this to a granny, especially on Mother's Day? Not even getting your career from a pizza box explains this kind of behaviour.

They also get less spam and malware

found on Fail Blog

The best online safety is to not be online at all, but that's easier said than done.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Thoughts and prayers

from here

However bad things might be, don't put prayers in your passwords, especially if you're one of the cyber-security experts for an entire country - you're supposed to know better.