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posted by CoolHand on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the hollywood-security dept.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=2402215&pageTitle=HP-reinvents-security-with-global-campaign-starring-Christian-Slater

HP Inc. today introduced the first of a series of global initiatives to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. It kicks off with award-winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere of the newly launched HP Studios' web series, The Wolf, highlighting how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves. Watch and share the trailer and web series at www.hp.com/TheWolf. View "The Wolf" online press kit click here and link to the live press kit.

In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company - from the mailroom to the boardroom - through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or something at the perimeter, but it's a concern for everyone.


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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by VLM on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:50PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:50PM (#467565)

    Already out of date, only Russians are the enemy and our only enemy is the Russians, get the memo.

    "The wolf" isn't Russian, if he was Russian they'd have called him "the bear".

    • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:55PM

      by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:55PM (#467570)

      Look, we're gonna sort this misunderstanding quickly by firing anyone who dares to contradict El Naranjissimo: Russians good (don't get caught), Chinese Bad, Cybers hard.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:50PM (#467566)

    The news for me is that HP is putting out original media content. It's so far out from the HP image I have, though admittedly HP is not the same Hewlett-Packard it used to be.

    Anyways, I approve of this direction. Hopefully it's decent stuff.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:56PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @07:56PM (#467571)

      They've been doing it for years.
      My niece is a model who worked with tony hawk on a bunch of web-shorts for HP like 5 years ago.
      They weren't even promoting any products. Just little goofy millenial vignettes because HP had signed tony hawk as a "brand ambassador" or something.

  • (Score: 2) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Wednesday February 15 2017, @08:24PM

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Wednesday February 15 2017, @08:24PM (#467580) Homepage Journal

    there are always going to be people who just can't be bothered with security.

    --
    You Can Be An NSA Contractor [soggy.jobs]
    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday February 15 2017, @09:53PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Wednesday February 15 2017, @09:53PM (#467611)

      But can't those people be required to NOT bring their personal devices into highly secure spaces where matters of national security are being disgust?

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @08:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15 2017, @08:48PM (#467587)

    My ghostery browser on ipad wouldnt play the video so jumped out to safari and it let mr robot right in. Time to invest in a hp-pad, must be safe ... #%£{_]]]% (

  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday February 15 2017, @10:00PM

    by DeathMonkey (1380) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 15 2017, @10:00PM (#467615) Journal

    Re-watched Heathers the other day.

    I sort of miss Christian Slater playing Jack Nicholson playing a part.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @12:08AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @12:08AM (#467664)

    Not to be confused with Breaking Bad, of course. Starred Christian Slater as a black hat hacker turned security consultant and his crew of rogues and misfits of varying levels of reformation. First season was really good but not widely watched, second season was "retooled" and not good at all.

    Glad to see the same concept getting another chance because he was great in the role.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @12:12AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @12:12AM (#467665)

      Since the show is produced by HP(??!) I have to expect tons of HP product placement but looking at the web page linked this could be basically a giant infomercial with a big name (but not all that popular recently) actor attached.

  • (Score: 1) by anubi on Thursday February 16 2017, @04:02AM

    by anubi (2828) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 16 2017, @04:02AM (#467708)

    Just how much of this untrustworthiness of our systems is due to backdoors deliberately placed in our systems by those wishing to still control their product *after* the sale?

    How much of this is caused by honoring "hold harmless" clauses.... would we accept this kind of stuff from restauranteurs or car manufacturers?

    I find it absolutely ludicrous as to how much we are willing to go along with those who think the ability to snoop on me behind my back. Doesn't anyone else besides techie guys like us realize that by handing control of our machines to someone else willy-nilly leads to disastrous results?

    This is akin to me letting completely un-vetted "workmen" into my house under the pretense they are there to fix a pipe... then I find them in my bedroom going through my dresser!

    For being "Intelligence" agencies... some of the stuff they do sure seems dumb to me. All this backdoor and code-mixed-with-data stuff is only leading to a world where nobody knows what the hell is going on in our computational infrastructure... well, at least no-one but the perpetrator who stands to make a profit during the melee.

    No one's stuff is secure anymore. I do not know who said this first, but it sure rings true... "Security through Obscurity is no security at all." All obscurity does is relegate your keys to the ones who have the database and tools to get in. Like any skilled thing, that which may take me months takes a skilled practitioner a few minutes.

    --
    "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @07:32AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16 2017, @07:32AM (#467735)