When the Boss Says "Jump", Don't ('CEO FRAUD')





  • I used to laugh at how bad spam used to be.

    These days it's getting scary how close they pull them off.  I mean, still not close enough but they've made leaps and bounds compared to only a few years ago.



  • My 300 level security course my teacher would send out emails with fake PGP signatures. Many times they would be homework assignments… fake homework assignments. If you didn't validate the PGP signature, it was your own fault and you got no credit for sometimes a lot of work. Of course I've always had the mindset to question everything and I never fell for it, but many of the other students did over the semester.

    A few times she forgot to sign her own emails for real homework and she gave use extensions.. heh

    That was a fun class. We got to implement RSA in an Excel sheet and even CDMA. Gotta love big numbers. Passing around secret messages and decoding them via an Excel macro. Or with CDMA. Mixing our messages together and extracting out the ones we wanted.


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    @Harvy66:

    My 300 level security course my teacher would send out emails with fake PGP signatures. Many times they would be homework assignments… fake homework assignments. If you didn't validate the PGP signature, it was your own fault and you got no credit for sometimes a lot of work.

    heh that's pretty cool. sounds like a fun teacher.



  • She was. She had a Masters and PHD related to computer systems security. We'd talk for hours after class since she mostly taught just a handful of high level courses. She taught 4 of my courses, server administration, securing servers, network design, and network security. Something like 5-6 credits per class and something I enjoyed, so easy As. GPA boost! I graduated with a little more than 2x my required credits for my major.

    I got to work with her husband who was head of IT security. Now my brother is working with him on a research project for AI learning intrusion detection. He's working towards a PHD in AI. My brother is leader("because no one else knows what they're doing") for like 4 different research projects at the same time while helping my University redesign their datacenter for their own personal cloud, while doing an intern project for programming a super computer. And he has exclusive access to the super computer and is allowed to pretty much program whatever he wants.

    He and I rarely talk, but when we do, it's a total geek fest. Not many people understand us. He's a lot more ambitious than I am.


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