Archive for August, 2012

Accepting the Inevitability of Compromise, Spandau Ballet style

Posted in Silly on 14 August, 2012 by Alec Waters

It’s common knowledge that prevention eventually fails. To help spread the Good News to those who haven’t heard it, I present a musical aide memoire on the inevitability of compromise. Get the music playing and sing along!

Thank you for coming in
I’m sorry but the data’s all gone
I left it here I could have sworn
Safe in my database
Slowly being taken away
Just another hack for today
Off to the cloud it blew, to the cloud it blew
Guess I wasn’t quite on the ball
Luck has left me taking the fall

Pwned!
Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You are destructible
Always believe in, ’cause you are
Pwned!
Malware is bound to return
There’s something I could have learned
You are destructible, always believe in

After the data’s gone
The ICO delivers his fine
Even though we’re victims of crime
It’s only two years ago
The kid with the spots on his face
The one who set up our database
Now he’s let blackhats through, he’s let blackhats through
Penetrated our firewall
And right under the table I crawl

Pwned!
Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You are destructible
Always believe in, ’cause you are
Pwned!
Malware is bound to return
There’s something I could have learned
You are destructible, always believe in…


Alec Waters is responsible for all things security at Dataline Software, and can be emailed at alec.waters@dataline.co.uk

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