I Pwned Your Server

If you haven’t seen some of the great comedy videos made with “text-to-video” software Plotagon (or its predecessor Xtra Normal), you should. They basically involve deadpan, computer voices reading some fairly funny scripts. Likewise, if you haven’t seen the article about #ScumbagPenTester, it’s worth a read. It inspired me to …

Portrait of a Failed Security Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it was discontinuing its color-coded security advisory system today. In the software security world we often try to have big dashboards with red, yellow, and green indicating important things about our software. This is a great example of where such dashboards fail.