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.

Homeopathic Antivirus

found on Meme Base

Make sure you use honey and not molasses - or else you might slow down your computer.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

I bet this wasn't in your threat model

from here (image source)

How do you prepare for something like this? How do you defend against it? What exactly can you lock the steps onto in order to keep them from being hauled away?

No I Will Not Remove Your Virus mug

Product Page

I used to have a T-shirt that read "No I will not fix your computer". I wore it out. This looks like it would last longer, but I'll be honest - if someone comes to me with a virus problem I will help, regardless of what a mug might say.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We worked extra hard to find the least we could do

from here

On the plus side, at least the amount of the settlement won't go down if too many people claim it like certain other settlements I could name.

I wouldn't mind this kind of security screening

found on Imgur

If we could train an army of kittens to do what those large, intimidating dogs do, I'm not sure we'd still be using the dogs.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When your scope is too narrow

from here (image source)

This is what happens when no one is looking at the big picture, when everyone is just looking at their own little part and not seeing how things are supposed to fit together and work as a whole. This turnstile isn't stopping anyone.

How not to steal a chainsaw


Watch on YouTube

I don't know, maybe the chainsaw was worth more to him than what was already down there, but that just looks too dangerous.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Outsourcing done wrong

from here

What are the odds of finding a string of 5 hitmen that are all so greedy and lazy that none of them actually wants to bother doing the hit?

Deterrent Win

found on Reddit

I mean, I've heard of taking a hand or two, but that right there is harsh.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Security by decrepitude

from here

So technically security by decrepitude is just a subset of security by obscurity, so it's not really security at all. But that being said, I can't help but think the Air Force is going to be less safe if they move to something more modern than 8 inch floppies.

Privacy vs. Accountability

found on Imgur

On the one hand I'm as grossed out by people missing the toilet as the next person, but on the other hand I'm creeped out by the idea that someone would be able to see me do it and I kinda want to miss on purpose now just to uncover which bathrooms are safe from prying eyes.