I have to say that it makes me chuckle when I see something on a news media outlet, or I suppose a technology blog that keeps up on different things going on in society and how products are being released and such.
In this case it’s The Verge released an article titled “White House cybersecurity order will call for agencies to share threat intel with businesses“. Interesting article to say the least, but what makes me giggle is the stock photo that’s used. In this case it’s this:
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we should be concerned with the BIOS POST of what looks to be a really old computer that’s coming up that happens to have a PATA CD re-writeable drive a with a lot of slots that are filled. Not quite certain what the tie-in to cybersecurity is since I would think that perhaps a Cisco IOS terminal shell opened with the running configuration and routing table would be a little more appropriate.
Alas, I suppose this is just more “technical” jargon being tossed around by media that doesn’t quite understand what they’re reporting on…