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10/30/2014
12:15 PM
TK Keanini
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Welcome To My Cyber Security Nightmare

Happy Halloween. Here are three chilling scenarios that will keep even the most hardened infosec warrior awake all night.

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Rook1
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11/5/2014 | 1:46:06 PM
Best original article I've read in a while.
A lot of original thoughts in here. Thank you.
Marilyn Cohodas
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11/4/2014 | 5:07:10 PM
Re: Future result of a declining economy?
Many people would not willingly be duped into committing unlawful acts (though some definitely would). But I can conceive of a scenario where they would be tricked into doing someting seemingly harmless -- for instance we'll pay you $10 a day to download software that will monitor your YouTube preferences. As dad usefd to say, "If it seems to good to be true, it probably is." But, sadly, there are a lot of people who would take the money and run.
Robert McDougal
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10/31/2014 | 3:03:06 PM
Future result of a declining economy?
I can see people being duped by the "work from home" offer, but I don't think people would willingly commit criminal acts, yet. Another aspect of this that seems to make it less likely is that the criminal will expose themselves more using this scheme. They will have to either email, call or meet with their new "employees". Seems like a big risk.


To address the willingness to commit criminal acts, I personally think that if people who wish to work continue to drop out of the work force, this may come to pass. Think about it, people who want to work but are unable to find a job, run across an offer like this, would they take it? I think many would, just to make the money. So, in short this nightmare scenario may be more plausible than you may think.


Happy Halloween
Sara Peters
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10/31/2014 | 1:17:15 PM
Re: Hard to believe... and yet?
@Marilyn  It really is just way too believable, isn't it? Pyramid schemes work all the time, and they're miserable. Why shouldn't this? 
Marilyn Cohodas
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10/30/2014 | 3:41:40 PM
Hard to believe... and yet?
Would people really be duped into downloading a software package in exchange for $10 a day. But then again, I'm sure the "recruiter" would be very slick and convincing. And how hard would it be to set up a web site with a seemingly legitimate purpose. Not that improbable, really.

Great timely, fun and frightening blog, TK. Thx for writing it for us.  

 
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