Yep. Got one from my local council. It invited me not to go to https://localcouncil.gov.uk/counciltax but https://paymycounciltax.net or something stupid. Probably was legit, but I ain't clicking on it.
485 posts • joined 24 Oct 2014
To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it
Breaking virus lockdown rules, suing officials, threatening staff, raging on Twitter. Just Elon Musk things
Penny smart and dollar stupid: IT jobs slashed in US, UK, Europe to cut costs – just when we need staff the most
Assange should be furloughed from Belmarsh prison, says human rights org. Here's a thought: He could stay with friends!
This post has been deleted by a moderator
Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more
Something a bit phishy in your inbox? You can now email suspected frauds straight to Blighty's web takedown cops
Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much
Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again
Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses
Zoom vows to spend next 90 days thinking hard about its security and privacy after rough week, meeting ID war-dialing tool emerges
NASA's classic worm logo returns for first all-American trip to ISS in years: Are you a meatball or a squiggly fan?
Cloudflare family-friendly DNS service flubs first filtering foray: Vital LGBTQ, sex-ed sites blocked 'by mistake'
Zoom's end-to-end encryption isn't actually end-to-end at all. Good thing the PM isn't using it for Cabinet calls. Oh, for f...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus
Two lions escape from the zoo and split up to increase their chances. When they finally meet after two months, one is skinny and the other overweight.
The thin one says, "How did you manage? I ate a human just once and they turned out a small army to chase me with guns and nets, it was terrible. Since then I've been reduced to eating mice, insects, even grass."
The fat one replies: "Well, *I* hid near an IBM office and ate a manager every day. Nobody even noticed!"
Secret-sharing app Whisper shared secrets like last known location and actual password tokens in exposed database
Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month
Crypto-upstart subpoenas Glassdoor to unmask ex-staff believed to be behind negative reviews. EFF joins the fray
So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance
No hammer needed
Samsung HDDs. They'd sometimes make a strange clicking noise and the BIOS wouldn't find them.
If you rapped them on the top with your knuckles, or gave a swift tap with a screwdriver handle, they'd spin up and you'd be able to copy the contents across to a replacement drive using Ghost.