Great post on The Old New Thing about spammers getting around image-based challenge-response systems by letting dupes view free pr0n. Also talks about the new Evil of password-protected zip files bearing virus payloads.
So in the end it all comes down to social engineering. It doesn’t matter how clever the anti-virus and anti-spam systems are, if end users don’t understand the risks involved…
Music: “Give Up The Sun” by Gun Club [Opens in iTunes]
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.