Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time to play "Google Widget or Time Machine?"

Was browsing through a shared Google Drive to review some client materials (spoiler: none of those materials are posted here).

I was prompted to open a video file with an third-party app.

Seems legit, right?

Click on it and then the following web page appeared...

First thought: Wow, someone thought that designing a dos-based modal dialog was a great thing to do in the year of our lord, 2021.

Second thought: This is probably the easiest way to give a Russian Bot Farm access to all my personal and business data.

I plan to fax this third party developer with my questions...

PS -- I'm back to blogging. Will migrate to a more modern site at some point this summer. Not that there's anything wrong with Blogger... Just seems like I should get pager alerts when someone comments on a post.