Category Archives: Quote of the Weak

Quote of the Weak (Securing Virtual Servers)

When I read the following in SC Magazine, my brain identified and attempted to process so many issues at once that I experienced multiple memory and neural page faults and felt physical pain:

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Quote of the Weak (Trojan=Password)

I’ve been absent from the blog lately due to a number of pressing projects, one which was rebuilding a friend’s Windows XP box after a trojan massacre (and I thought only auditors stabbed the wounded — you should have seen the legions on that box).

When I delivered the newly minted OS and applications, my friend informed me that another set of email spam was sent from her Hotmail account at 3:20 am that morning. She asked me whether I was working on the PC at the time. I told her that not only was her PC turned off at that time, it was unplugged.

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Quote of the Weak (Blueberries?)

I was at Menards getting ready for my new garden (see my other Menards adventure). As I was checking out, the cashier scanned a blueberry plant that was packaged in a large paper cup, with a small cluster of leaves poking out the top.

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Quote of the Weak (Unqualified Opinion)

Some people do not understand that both diamonds and the Internet are forever. I found this statement in a discussion on LinkedIn:

I am excited about 2 interviews next week even though  I’m not fully qualified for either one.

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Updated: Quote of the Weak (Attacker’s Perspective)

Remember the quote about the “attacker’s perspective?” No one identified the issue in the original quote, but I described it in my update in the original post. Check it out.

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Quote of the Weak (Pass the control)

A colleague of mine is doing some testing for an audit director that changes her mind frequently on how to deal with audit findings. Occasionally, she is all about nailing control owners who do not have all their ducks groomed and in a row. At other times, she pushes Audit to work as hard as possible to pass all controls.

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Quote of the Weak (Stab the Wounded)

A friend of mine heard this one and passed it on to me:

Auditors are those who get to the battlefield after the war is over and stab the wounded.

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