Headline of the day:
Cloud-computing crimeware means networks of zombie machines can be hired to steal online-banking details for as little as $299 (£185) per month. ‘Fraud as a service’ is opening up computer crime to people with no technical expertise, warned Uri Rivner, head of new technology at security company RSA.
They can put zombies and computers on a cloud? The interwebs are even cooler than I thought.
Ummm, given the condition of most banks and most people with accounts at banks not sure how much good this information will do them.
While Mrs. Collateral Damage, who has all the details on the story, doubtless agrees with the learned cleric, I do believe it is an issue on which reasonable people may disagree. And still remain married.
Best quote from the story:
Sheikh Mohamed al-Munajid, a cleric who often appears on Saudi television and who is also a former Saudi diplomat in the United States, said last week that mice were “agents of Satan” and should be killed. “Sharia (Islamic law) calls for the extermination of all mice. That includes the rodents as well as ‘the famous cartoon mouse’,” he said. He blamed Mickey Mouse for causing people to become soft on mice.
“Get out or I’ll play this accordion!” she said. Sadly police later arrested her for using a threatening note.
(Actually I really like the accordion…Flaco Jimenez RULES!)
cf: Marx, Groucho: “I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.”
I am chagrined to see that this is my first ever Groucho reference here at Collateral Damage. I apologize to my readers and promise to do better in the future.
PS: Walt Kelly’s birthday was last month and I forgot to mention it. Again, my apologies. Why is it this book title never goes out of date?
Yeah, but you wouldn’t believe the amount of methadone he’s on.
Sure, it’s long but really you don’t want to miss out on any key details.
Click on the link to see a picture of the far-too-realistic artwork.