October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the social media giants are going all out. Facebook down for a day because of what amounts to a clerical error. In its production network configuration. Oops. And the error was equivalent to, "Where's the spare key to the fire safe? It's safe. In the sealed envelope. In the fire safe."

Meanwhile, Twitch is now one of the largest open source projects in the world. Just... not on purpose. All their source files were doxxed after they left a server wide open and connected.

The short answer is, there's no privacy online. If you are going to use electronic means for anything you would not willingly publicize anyhow, you need to be very careful.

Signal, the topic of the cartoon, is very good in this department. Not perfect, but pretty damn good. Use it.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F