Monday, February 28, 2022

The last place you should go

from here and here

I can't imagine what this person was thinking when they broke into a police station, but at least the cops didn't have to look too hard to find them.

Someone should call the police on that policy

found on ImgFlip

If your password policy has too many constraints, it actually makes the passwords less secure by removing large numbers of possibilities.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Card skimmers hate this one weird trick

from here and here (image source)

Don't be dragon your feet about it either. It's your money at stake.

The origin story of a crypto-villain

found on Reddit

Frankly, I'm not the least bit concerned about crypto-bros turned into villains because they kind of already are villains but they aren't terribly dangerous (except to the environment). 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

So much for having a private moment

from here (source image)

He better not be texting his side piece or he's going to get it from his wife.

Privacy - Is that really Apple?

Watch on YouTube

It's too bad Apple silently went back on the privacy promise this ad is making.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Is it cyberwar yet?

from here and here

We're probably going to be hearing people talking about cyberwar a lot in the near future, due to current geopolitical instability, but it remains to be seen if anything of the sort will happen. 

And I'm just not that interested right now

found on Barn-o-rama

 It's a shame they can't take a hint.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Put out a BOLO for a barefoot bandit

from here (image source)

Sometimes I wonder if bike locks work on anything.

Show Me The "Nothing" You Clicked On shirt

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When you visit a user's desk, you don't even have to say anything. Just point at the shirt and let them do the rest.

Monday, February 21, 2022

OwO Surveillance

from here and here (image source)

It's bad enough knowing you're being watched. I think we can all do without the anthropomorphized machine judgements.

The old block and chain

found on eBaum's World

It's only a matter of time before they put everything on the blockchain (or try to).

Friday, February 18, 2022

But who watches the Watcher Watchers?

from here and here (image source)

I think we know how that goes. It's surveillance cameras all the way down.

You'll be missed, but not that way

found on Izismile

Can't they just shill for a VPN or Raid Shadow Legends instead?

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Nature's Theft Prevention

from here and here (image source)

Of course there's also a bike lock in there (at least it looks like one, though it's hard to tell with all that webbing in the way) so this bike is double protected.

Line Goes Up - The Problem With NFTs

Watch on YouTube

It's a long video, but it contains a lot of very valuable insights into cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the many things people are doing with them. I hadn't even heard of most of these applications before.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Back when crypto meant cryptography

from here and here

I don't envy people trying to get their hands on the latest video cards with a global shortage going on. I've even seen seen graphics cards that were designed to be bad at cryptomining in an effort to deter the crypto-bros from snatching them all up

A different kind of escalation vulnerability

found on Dump A Day

I suspect you don't actually have to climb this to get past it. It looks like you could just reach through the bars and unlock it from the other side.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

How the fourth little pig dealt with that big bad wolf

from here and here (image source)

I'm tempted to name them Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snack, but it looks like those little piglets aren't actually on the menu.

Catphishing In Progress laptop skin

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This seems like the kind of thing that might appeal to certain members of the red-team community.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Right-click all the things

from here and here

There's got to be a better way than NFTs to accomplish whatever NFTs for cars is supposed to accomplish. 

Is that all your privacy is worth?

found on Acid Cow

Remember when people at least needed to be given a physical candy bar to give up their privacy (passwords). Privacy has really depreciated since then.

Friday, February 11, 2022

They'll take your privacy and security. Seriously.

from here

It seems that when it comes to privacy and security, the government's position seems to be that, instead of it being a right, we have to EARN IT. Of course we never actually will earn it in their eyes, so there's little reason for us to go along with them on this. 

No one will think to look under there

found on Imgur

On the plus side, it is very close to the same colour as the mat, so you might argue that it legitimately is blending in. However, considering the relative sizes, I think it would be more accurate to say the door mat is blending into the package rather than the other way around.

Anything small enough to convincingly hide under the door mat would be better off going through a mail slot or going into a mail box. If you want to stop porch pirates from stealing something that big, trying to hid it isn't a good option.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Disappointing first visit to a concrete "jungle"

from here (image source)

If you want to blend in and go unnoticed, it's important to do some reconnaissance beforehand so that you know how to dress the part.

Open a hotel room door using rolled plastic sheet

Watch on YouTube

Well, I'm certainly glad I won't be spending time in hotels anytime soon. I never cease to be amazed at how easy it is to break into a place that you want to safe enough to sleep in at night. You'd think you'd need special tools, and I suppose this is a tool, but I wouldn't call it special.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Let's review the tape

from here

Surveillance cameras are usually not hidden. Any thief worth their salt should be able to spot them and realize that they'd be captured on film (and later in person by police) if they tried steal from a business equipped with such cameras. Stealing from a business that MAKES them takes a special kind of stupid.

If crooks only had a brain

found on Evil Milk

I can imagine this working pretty well at first, in spite of the fact that it's obviously not a real person, because a crook would probably not look too hard. However, if the porch pirate is someone from the neighborhood then they'll probably pass by multiple times and realize it's just a cut-out.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Like a clown car of spies

from here

Honestly, I thought there were too many when I only knew about two of them. Then I got curious and found four more. That's a lot of spying for such a small place.

LOL. What Firewall? sticker

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With this stuck to your laptop you'll have all the people around you at the coffee shop wondering how protected their devices really are.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Peepers gonna peep

from here and here

Just in case you were under the impression that the NSA had mended their ways, they haven't.

My incident senses are tingling

found on Acid Cow

I hope you've got backups. Seems like you're gonna need them.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Don't Be Google

from here and here

Step right up and play the privacy controls shell game. Guess which settings will cause us to respect your privacy once and for all. It's an honest game. We wouldn't move things on you.

Atlas Obscura : The CIA's Fake Scrotum That Hid A Radio

Watch on YouTube

That's one way to showcase how unglamorous being a spy is. I hope they at least removed the existing hair before they glued that thing in place.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

How not to put your own house in order

from here and here

I know that Macs get malware, and I know it's important to highlight that fact in order to combat the false impression (that Apple actively nurtured for years) that Macs don't get malware, however... When Microsoft draws attention to Mac malware it, it feels like it has a different meaning - like they're trying make themselves look better by making a competitor look worse.

Proof of compromise when you're broke

found on Izismile

If the crook wants to prove they have access they have to do something, and when there's no money in the account, the only way your balance can go is up. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Why not both?

from here and here

LooksRare is the name of an NFT marketplace and it kind of makes you wonder if they've ever thought about what kind of impression a name like that leaves on people.

Just think of it as a kind of corporate engagement

found on Reddit

Of course they're spying on you. That's not even a question anymore. It's how their targeted advertising works.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Too many cons in your content

from here and here

Protecting yourself from malvertising is the single best reason to block ads. The fact that it improves the browsing experience immeasurably is just icing on the cake.

Ask Me About Your Password pin

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Think about this for a second. Why should I have insights about YOUR password?