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Once in a while

By santeewelding ·
I encounter a one who has no clue to computer security. This, though they are involved increasingly and critically in important social, financial, and other ways.

I am not asking about standard technical arrangements. I am asking in my meager understanding of it all for how to lay it out in order to bring them along.

What I need from you is how to slam them up against a wall.

Like, saying, you are, "A babe in the wood. You are such a babe, that what I tell you will go over your head, and you not caring or knowing."

Further, something on the order of, "I am not your keeper."

Trouble is, I am. So are you.

How do you do it? How do you do it in your surreptitious way, and remain true and effective?

Could be said, don't you think, about a whole lot in life -- particularly to the younger, and, some older.

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Slip them a back-door app

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Once in a while

take control of their system and show them a nightmare before re-image...???
Could work...

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I share a personal story

by JamesRL In reply to Once in a while

Once upon a time, I travelled 500kms north to a small town, and went to check into a hotel. It was late. When I arrived at check in, they took my credit card and immediately cut it up.

They then called American Express and handed me the phone.

Seems I had used this card to pay for my internet provider, and they had been breached. Someone had access to my card information.

It was lucky that the breach had been discovered quickly.

That wasn't the case for many thousands of customers of TJ Maxx (or Winners in Canada).

So security breaches can happen to companies with full time security folks. Never assume it can't happen to you too. Don't lose a lot of sleep, but do stay vigilant. Or disconnect your computer from any network.


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by AnsuGisalas In reply to I share a personal story

disconnect your "device" from all "stuff", perhaps?

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Were I at a loss for words in this regard...

by SmartAceW0LF In reply to Once in a while

I think that I would simply pull up a list of your postings on this forum. In very short order I would have the proper thing to say that would promote enough thought on the part of the intended recipient that after first being bewildered, then confident enough in their own intellect they would re-read and next feel slighted in some way, I imagine they might begin a furious pounding on the keyboard and in midstream stop to re-read once again, knowing they are on shaky ground in terms of intellect, finally stop to examine and extrapolate the full meaning of the text enough to get the message. And if they aren't smart enough to exercise that due dilligence then I would likely feel the task beyond my scope. Whew! I can finally take a breath now!

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to Were I at a loss for word ...

was almost like reading Catullus in translation. But what less can be expected from out of Alexandria?

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The faerie tale...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Once in a while

has to be the best bet...
It'll work, because it's our age-old protocol for transferring wisdom.
They sink in, despite cynicism and other firewalls of the mind...
So, who've we got who can craft cautionary tales?

The kinds where random unidentifiable but relatable-with people see bad ends are good. Throw in the odd one where the protagonist happens to have the right tool for the deal. The old tales were, I think, five to one on the negative side - before the Grimms and others bowdlerized them and started the slide towards Disney Princesses™©®.

I've heard a couple of new ones recently, by the way... one that comes to mind was about a bogieman that goes clack clack clack across a public restroom floor. The best ones, now as afore, are the ones that started out first-degree and from which a prototype was reverse engineered...

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by santeewelding In reply to The faerie tale...

But, here, can you get away with what you do?

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Get away...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Where

pretty much everywhere... sorry about the edit-while-you-posted by the way.

But that "whoosh" sound - of it passing supersonic over everybody's heads - is really boring.
Only here can I count on an intercept... no fun without it.

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