This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at how leaving your fingerprints at a digital crime scene can be done both literally and figuratively. Then, we examine a case of torture that seems ripped from a popular television show, using a popular song. Finally, we look at a lawsuit over whether bread is, you know, actually bread.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
A lot of people are using fingerprint recognition to identify themselves to their phones, when making purchases, or gaining access to data. And this means that because there is a new method to authenticate date, there is also a new method for hackers to exploit weaknesses in the data authentication process.
Alas, there are still no methods to prevent stupidity.
Take this hacker, who decided to attempt to circumvent fingerprint authentication by uploading an alternative fingerprint instead of the registered one. This would have been a brilliant plan, except for one tiny detail: he used his own fingerprint.
When he was caught, this left no room for doubt as to who was the, um, mastermind behind the crime.
Do you watch The Walking Dead? You know that scene where Negan tries to force Darryl to join his side by playing the same song over and over while keeping him chained up? Yeah, apparently some corrections officers in Oklahoma thought this would be a clever idea. But they played Baby Shark.
Doot doo doo doo do.
Worse still, the inmates were chained to the wall, handcuffed behind their backs, and made to stand for two hours while the song played.
In a world where the punishment fit the crime, what song would you want played to sentence these officers who abused their authority?
It seems like everyone is trying to cut carbs lately. And I totally understand why. Subway has recently lost a major lawsuit in Ireland over whether their bread is, in fact, bread.
Turns out, the Subway bread has too much sugar to actually qualify as a bread substance and instead is basically cake. Which means that Subway is due for a massive taxation bill, given Ireland’s laws around taxes on sugary snacks.
Bad news for the Subway bread lovers (you get me) but good news for our waistlines, I suppose.