Saints & Cyber Sinners
by Nick Ashton, RedTagged.us
Forget about who has been naughty or nice!
Wait a cotton picking nano-second!
St. Expedite -- the unofficial patron saint of Hackers & Phishers.
Unofficial, because the Roman Catholic Church doesn't know what to do about St. Expedite. He's too pagan to be a proper saint, and too popular for his statues to be simply tossed out the door.
Statues of St. Expedite seem to appear at some churches, a puzzling phenomenon. Where do the statues come from? Who sends them? No one really seems to know who St. Expedite was in life or even if he ever existed.
But whatever St. Expedite may or may not be, geeks, hackers, phishers, man in the middle brutal attackers, repentant slackers, folks who run e-commerce sites and those who rely on brains and sheer luck to survive have all claimed the saint as their own.
So as you go about your Cyber shopping, you are being watched over by those that fail to protect your financial information they have amassed on you and digitally pray they do not suffer from "Target Syndrome" by allowing the Hackers to steal what is rightfully yours.
On the other hand, Hackers & Phishers are preying with their Saint Expedite on your foolishly clicking of websites, with offers that are so not real, stealing all of your financial information and identity, sending you to that never ending circle of failed customer service and banking nightmare. They hoovering over Wi-Fi Hotspots, who the Internet Service Providers tell you are safe. They are tell telling "Pork Pies", little lies as any cockney will tell you.
So next time you hear the words at the supermarket checkout, "Paper Or Plastic", go for paper, with real money and the goods in front of you.
Happy Cyber Sunday, Monday and the rest of the buying and hacking days 'til Christmas.
From Jolly Old St. Nick