Saturday, May 18, 2024

Your moment of Zen

A sunset is heaven's canvas.

- Unknown

Photo credit: Borepatch

Friday, May 17, 2024

I'd totally eat this

Via YARGB, here's a recipe for Peruvian Lomo Saltado. The french fries look odd but I bet it's delicious.

Thursday, May 16, 2024


I don't trust stairs.  They're always up to something.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Is the Signal secure messaging platform actually secure?

A competitor claims that it's not:

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov issued a scathing criticism of Signal, alleging the messaging service is not secure and has ties to US intelligence agencies.


Durov made his remarks on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, pushing a variety of points against the rival messenger app, including alleging it has ongoing ties to the US government, casting doubt over its end-to-end encryption, and claiming a lack of software transparency, as well as describing Signal as "an allegedly "secure" messaging app.


The Register could not find public reports of Signal messages leaking due to faulty encryption. We also have reached out to the company and will update accordingly. 
I'm not sure what to think here, other than the US Intelligence Community is doing no favors for US tech businesses, and hasn't for a long, long time.  This sort of accusation will get some traction, whether it is true or not.



Tuesday, May 14, 2024

GPS attacks under way in Eastern Mediterranean and Baltic


I would think this wouldn't just be limited to flights but also to shipping.  Chartplotters are an awfully handy thing but paper charts are probably immune to these attacks.

Monday, May 13, 2024

More info emerges on the UnitedHealth cyber incident

None of it is good for UnitedHealth.  Multiple rookie security failures - including no use of multi-factor authentication for remote login, no network segmentation, and no internal security threat hunting. 

I don't know if there will be lawsuits over this, but this is all basically indefensible.  After all, they are a healthcare provider, and HIPAA/HITECH mandates all of this.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Dad Joke CCCXXIII - A Mother's Day Dad Joke endorsed by The Queen Of The World

She says this is one of her favorites, from personal experience: Being a Mom to teenagers will make you understand how some animals eat their young.

Personally, I think that this is hilarious: Motherhood is a fairy tale in reverse.  You start out in a beautiful gown and end up cleaning everyone's messes.

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms, and to everyone who has a Mom.