We’re building out an update of our LAX Los Angeles conference center and looking forward to inviting all those IT staffers the world over with whom we’ve been connecting via video meetings—but this time in person.
There’s this boba tea place near my house (there’s probably one near every house now), which has great tea, but it also has one of the most annoyingly frustrating, yet addictive diversions known to man: a claw machine game.
[If you are a routine kind of person, stop reading here. If you consider yourself to be less bland, I challenge you to read to the end.]
Alexander Pope famously wrote, “to err is human, to forgive divine.” It’s usually a nice, refined thing to say to someone when you screw up—the implication is that people make mistakes, and to look past those mistakes is an uncommonly gracious thing to do.
With July 4th in the rear-view mirror, we’re now in peak summer season, which means baseball season. (I happen to love baseball and equate it with long summer nights, hot dogs, sprinklers, and days off from school.)
Now there’s another common syndrome in the working world that I’d like to shed a light on: “Payment Paranoia”.
It’s summer now, and you’re going to be headed on a nice vacation soon. You’re putting together all your to-do lists so you can truly escape from the office without anyone bothering you. About a week out from your big trip, you ask your colleague, Jerry, to cover for you on some key accounts. Jerry, being the mensch that he is, agrees. After crafting that clever out-of-office reply, you’re now ready to send over your login credentials to Jerry who happens to work remotely in Tashkent.
“If I have to read one more article or see one more talking head on TV rant about the coming AI apocalypse, about how the Terminator/Matrix movies are coming to reality, about how my job will disappear as soon as next week, I’ll move to a cabin in the woods!” This quotation has been uttered en masse all year long, in some form or another, and most recently by Taylor Swift (kidding).
As I’m sure you’re aware, the world is currently replete with conspiracy theories—probably more so than at any other time in history.
Guess which of these conspiracy theories is actually true. This article is the fourth and final of a series devoted to Email Eavesdropping™ threat hunting.
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