Friday, December 31, 2010

look behind you

from failblog

if lack of awareness of the risks all around you can turn out this badly for a bad guy, imagine how badly it can turn out for you.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

i'z in ur facebook...

source and inspiration from the naked security blog. is america's dumbest criminals still on the air?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

not-so-private dressing room

from failblog

i don't even have to go into this dressing room to see how nice it is inside... oh wait.

Monday, December 27, 2010

you may already be a 'winner'

from failblog

be careful of those contests you don't remember entering. even if you aren't wanted by the cops, someone else might be trying to fool you (someone who themselves might be wanted by the cops).

Friday, December 24, 2010

above the law

via failblog

at first you might think the lesson here is to be careful your own tools and capabilities aren't used against you, but this vehicle is parked in a fire zone. just as the police cannot be above the law, security people should not be above the security policy. they need to set an example for everyone else, not operate on a "do as i say, not as i do" basis.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

you use that password how many places?

from the wonderful mind of randall monroe at xkcd

don't let this fictional attacker's lack of action lull you into a false sense of safety. reusing your password does in fact open you up to attacks just as is described here and there are plenty of people out there willing to compromise your banking and other accounts for profit (though not all attackers will bother to set up a webservice to capture your credentials; phishing, malware, and user database compromises do an adequate job of capturing those as is).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

immodest proposal

found source image on boingboing but the true source is here

well they don't call it security theatre for nothing, though we may never know what the plot of this play was.

Friday, December 3, 2010


from failblog

it's funny because it's true. after all, how else do you think the graffiti could get there?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

close the iron curtain please, i'm trying to pee

from very demotivational

so all those times i mentioned following people into the washroom with a camera (because they had outrageous philosophies on privacy that included things like "if you don't have anything to hide ..."), apparently the russians didn't get the joke.

sorry russia, i didn't mean to give anyone ideas.