Sunday Funnies: I Shot The Gateway

(Sung to the Bob Marley/Eric Clapton tune “I Shot the Sheriff”)

dead-computer_550Ok, so the picture is a Dell, not a Gateway, but Dell doesn’t fit the lyric.  The story is about a man named Lucas Hitch of Colorado Springs, who found a new way to deal with the infamous Windows “Blue Screen of Death.”  He just carried the computer into the alley, whipped out his 9mm Hi-Point handgun, and fired off a clip into the malfunctioning PC.

For his troubles he was arrested and cited by the police for discharging a firearm in the city limits.  A picture of the victim is to the right.

As reported on The Smoking Gun and Sophos Naked Security


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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