Sunday, 24 August 2008

Geek humour

Last week I spent a very enjoyable three days passing along some penetration testing skills to a room full of nice people. Amongst them was a gentleman named Dan from Texas. Dan was good company and a knowledgeable penetration tester - he also recommended xkcd to me and I strongly suggest it to you - it's inspired.

Saturday, 2 August 2008


I've recently spent a good deal of time getting my head around French IT terms (including impenetrable phrases such as matrise d'ouvrage) in order to translate some IT security awareness material into English. A few days after I finished the first piece of work, imagine my surprise when I started receiving French SPAM. And, no, it's no more interesting than the English/US version IMHO!

A little head scratching and I realised that my pride had caused me to announce that I was translating French awareness material into English in my "what are you doing at the moment" thingy in Facebook. As far as I can see this is the only place on the web where my translation skills were on display. So - are the spammers monitoring all our Facebook accounts to refine their targets, or am I being paranoid again?