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December 1, 2005 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Trafficing in unsecure data? - ticket those schmucks on your network who screw your carefully planned security measures with their sloppiness.
posted by sourbrew (10 comments total)

 
pffft.
posted by quonsar at 11:15 AM on December 1, 2005


What this really needs is some sort of suction-cup windshield wiper to hold the ticket onto your cow-orker's monitor.
posted by GuyZero at 11:31 AM on December 1, 2005


That ticket was created by Network Flight Recorder, Inc. They used to have all sorts of nifty promo items, and a great website in the late 90's. You can see a bit of the history at this archive.org link, but unfortunately all the img links are broken. They had a great set of stickers sized to fit spray cans, which is why there is a can of 'Hacker Repellant" on my desk right now.

They had a t-shirt with a "We've Been Hacked!" flowchart on it, and a 'Network Security' windbreaker, too. All funny, and great for promoting the company.

Unfortunately they got bigger, and everything went corporate. The fun image had to go. At least, according to the marketroids.

I don't hear about them or their products half as much these days.
posted by bitmage at 12:20 PM on December 1, 2005


And here's more, from the original founder.
posted by bitmage at 12:24 PM on December 1, 2005


bitmage, sweet i looked around online trying to find some history for the post and didn't have much luck. Much apreciation.
posted by sourbrew at 12:36 PM on December 1, 2005


bitmage: Thanks, hadn't seen one of those in years. I never knew where they came from.
posted by dhartung at 1:32 PM on December 1, 2005


"carefully planned security measures with their sloppiness."

Wouldn't carefully planned security measures take sloppiness into account?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:37 PM on December 1, 2005


Wouldn't carefully planned security measures take sloppiness into account?

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. "
--Douglas Adams

sourbrew/dhartung, you're welcome! I hadn't thought of the company in years, so it was fun to look them up again.
posted by bitmage at 1:57 PM on December 1, 2005


"A common mistake that most people make when trying to design something foolproof is to assume fools won't be using it." -- Me
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:26 PM on December 1, 2005


My users would just throw these out like they throw out the emails I send with the same sentiment.
posted by hoborg at 6:13 PM on December 1, 2005


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