Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For Your Cyber Security Edutainment

from here (source image)

I'm still on hiatus while I deal with real life issues, but I just couldn't resist this once I found out from @liamosaur how far RSA had sunk in trying to find people to give keynotes at their conference. Two of whom I expect to say "I'm not a real security expert, but I play one on TV", and one who can't even make the second half of that claim.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Why Not Both?

from here

While there's certainly some value in finding vulnerabilities, some researchers seem to think they can do no wrong in the mistaken belief that there are only 2 relevant parties in vulnerability disclosure instead of 4 (researchers, vendors, users, and attackers).

By the way, if you think this comic is about you specifically ... you could be right.

This Cage Can't Stop Me

found on Imgur

A movable barrier isn't really much of a barrier at all. This dog can still get in trouble, he'll just take the cage with him.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Using The Right Bait For The Wrong Reasons

from here (source image)

If you want to ingratiate yourself to a police officer, a gift of baked goods could actually be helpful in that pursuit. What's displayed above, however, is unlikely to end well, even if it is up here in Canada.

Remind Me Again Why We Dressed Up Like Food?

found on the PortCityInk Sleepy tumblr

If you're going to make a fake target, best not to put anything valuable inside.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You Can't Count Calories You Can't See

from here (source image)

You know what, despite the colouring, these look delicious. "Crafty Mama" appears to be an excellent baker.

And These Are "Professionals"

found on reddit

One of the most important reason to learn about computer security is that the pros you might otherwise defer to don't always know what the heck they're talking about. Alternately, they may know exactly what they're saying and are trying to take advantage of the fact that you don't. Either way, you're better off if you know something about it as well, just to verify you're dealing with the right kind of professional.

And if a professional takes that kind of wrench to your computer, find a different professional.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

And You Can't Get It At A Cyber 7-Eleven

from here

Cyberwar seems to be one of the topics that bring out the kinds of people who like to talk without having enough information.Not that I'm an authority on cyberwar, but when I can identify the lack of knowledge in those who claim to be authorities on the subject then something is definitely wrong.

Ain't Nobody Got Desire For That

found on Izismile

Being unwanted may not be the sexiest security strategy, but it works.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Our Power Grids Don't Stand A Chance

from here (source image)

Squirrels are already the greatest threat our critical infrastructure has ever faced. Giving them body armour can't possibly end well for us.

Some Things Are Better Left Unopened

found on the Death Bulge webcomic

Just because you can guess someone's combination or password doesn't mean you should.

(Make sure you check out some of the other Death Bulge comics)

Friday, January 1, 2016

It's Better Than Nothing

from here (source image)

Objectively it really is better than nothing because it's obscuring what it needs to obscure from this distance and angle, but it's obviously not going to obscure much from someone using the stall next to him.

For The Ultimate In Discrete Protection

found on Izismile

I can attest that guys are unlikely to want to have anything to do with such a product, but just be sure you don't use it in public. That may sound weird but people do use their computers in public these days and you'd blow your flash drive's cover if people saw it stuck into one of your laptop's USB ports.