Is working in computer security bad for your sanity?

Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2017 - 12:58 PM |
Tagged: Kaspersky, antivirus, security, Threat de Toilette

If you are not aware of the story of John McAfee, who created the popular antivirus software before leaving to live a far more interesting life you should read up on it.  Those who work in online and information security will have some sympathy for his decision as the job is rather thankless and not exactly something you can effectively use as a topic of conversation at a party.  Kaspersky Labs may now be showing signs of distress after launching their new perfume line, Threat de Toilette.  Yes, perfume. 

There is a method to their madness if you read past the first few paragraphs on The Register.  The perfume line is being advertised by fashion bloggers, who have reason to want their online information to be secure as it is the source of their livelihood and who have an audience which is not particularly knowledgeable about keeping themselves safe online.  It is an intriguing way to try to spread the word about online security; here's hoping it helps at least a few people.

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"The thing is, while Kaspersky is possibly talking crap about the perfume, it does manage to squeeze in a lot of good advice about security and the personal protection of it. Why it would send this to us is another mystery."

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March 10, 2017 | 12:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What's the polonium content like?

March 10, 2017 | 02:44 AM - Posted by Pholostan

No no no, working in Security only makes you paranoid, depressed etc etc.
No biggie!
;-)

March 10, 2017 | 09:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Consumer: Leave all the doors open and unlock because I don't want to carry a key in my pocket and remember to take it out when required.

Security Specialist: That's not safe. Have you seen the horror outside? You don't want a crawler to enter and cause havoc when you least expect it.

Consumer: If I forget my key or lose it, I don't want to have to wait for you to open the doors. Especially when I want to do something immoral.

Security Specialist: But...

Consumer: No but. I am the one who signs your checks.

*Next day*

Systems & Network Administrator: Who's that calling me in the middle of the night... Really? Everything is gone? Were the doors locked? No? What did I told you? Great. Now I'll be rebuilding all of this for the whole week... And I don't even have the resources for this. There goes to holidays and my freedom. Time to become a robot again... Goodbye world...

March 10, 2017 | 10:39 AM - Posted by Pholostan

A friend had a T-shirt with the following text:

http://www.adminspotting.org/Adminspotting-800x800b.jpg


Choose no life. Choose sysadminning. Choose no career. *****
Choose no family. Choose a fucking big computer, choose hard * *
disks the size of washing machines, old cars, CD ROM writers * A *
and electrical coffee makers. Choose no sleep, high caffeine * D *
and mental insurance. Choose fixed interest car loans. Choose * M *
a rented shoebox. Choose no friends. Choose black jeans and * I *
matching combat boots. Choose a swivel chair for your office * N *
in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose NNTP and wondering why * S *
the fuck you're logged on on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting * P *
in that chair looking at mind-numbing, spirit-crushing web * O *
sites, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose * T *
rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last on some * T *
miserable newsgroup, nothing more than an embarrassment to * I *
the selfish, fucked up lusers Gates spawned to replace the * N *
computer-literate. * G *
Choose your future. * *
Choose sysadmining[1]. *****

Gaz
[1] It might fuck you up a little less than heroin[2].
[2] ObFootnote.

As system administration is more and more about security these days...

March 10, 2017 | 01:05 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Love it

March 10, 2017 | 03:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Knowing Krapasszki it's probably made using some very pungent Nam Pla base mixed with ramen noodles and radishes and run through a sumo wrestler's digestive tract and straight from that Ew De La Toilet-Bowl! So as to force its users' to provide Krapasszki with the users' credit card numbers for Krapasszki's famous credt card number shakedown routine all over again!

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