Sunday Funnies – Ghost Code

I run into this situation all the time when pen-testing.

Me: “I found this system that is running Windows XP, you need to decommission this one.”

Client: “We can’t, that system is running a custom Access application that was written by a former employee.  He left the company 10 years ago and nobody knows to to update his code.”

Later we discover the system has been hijacked for years and is hosting stolen identity documents, and spamming the customers of a French ISP.

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Sunday Funnies – Algorithm and TP

What is an algorithm exactly?  They are used in cryptography to encrypt a message.  We hear the word used all the time, but what is it?

noun
noun: algorithm; plural noun: algorithms
  1. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

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Sunday Funnies – Fuse Replacement Guide

Found this on Pinterest.  My favorite is the rifle bullet (audio-visual auto alert).  I read a story in the Darwin Awards about a guy who used a 22 bullet as a replacement for an automotive fuse.  When it fired it shot him in the testicles.  The Darwin Awards are given to men and the occasional woman who does something stupid that results in them leaving the available gene pool, thereby improving the ...

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Sunday Funnies – Cold War Remnants

The Cold War ran from 1947 to 1991, and rarely saw actual combat between the two super powers:  the United States with its NATO allies, and the Soviet Union (USSR) and the Warsaw Pact nations of the Eastern Bloc.  Some of the main battles between these two sides were in Korea and Vietnam.  But there were plenty of other ...

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