Which is Worse:
Mobile Apps or IoT? It depends upon how much of a polish they can take. I suspect neither can.
Air Canada is advising customers to reset the passwords on their mobile app after the airline detected a potential network break-in. “We detected unusual login behaviour with Air Canada’s mobile App between Aug. 22-24, 2018. We immediately took action to block these attempts and implemented additional protocols to protect …
'There are approximately 1.7 million Air Canada mobile App user profiles, and our investigation has determined that approximately one per cent or 20,000 profiles may potentially have been improperly accessed. We are contacting potentially affected customers directly.'
If I was one of the ~1% I don't think I'd take comfort in that statement given the details leaked.
I'm not one of the ~1% and I'm still angry about it,
OK, I'm always angry, but there was a bit of an upward blip in my anger reading that shit that tries to make out it isn't really much of a problem. It really could be for someone.
So would I be. Saying things like 'only 20,000 out of 1.7m' usually means that it was more likely to be '1.68m out of 1.7m'. As for,
The lost data consisted of: Aeroplan number, passport number, NEXUS number for expedited screening, known traveler number, gender, birth date, nationality, passport expiration date, passport country of issue and country of residence.
Asking someone to reset their password after that significant level of data loss is like reminding a trainer to close the stable door long after the Derby winner has bolted.
Time's have changed
Their IT is getting worse
They won't obey their standards
They just want a cheaper app
Should we blame the government?
Or blame society?
Or should we blame customers wanting cheaper fares?
No, blame Air Canada, blame Air Canada
With all their beady little eyes
And flappin' heads so full of lies
Blame Canada, blame Air Canada
We need to form a full assault
It's Air Canada's fault
In fact, never mention it. Ever...
For the Brits: poutine is a French Canadian dish of French fries covered in cheese curds and thick gravy. People react to it a bit like they react to Marmite.
And it's one of those things that should never be talked about. The Quebecer in me says "ferme ta gueule" (and the Canadian in me politely adds "si vous plait")
Oh, and great pun
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