A good FAQ on IPv6 from the Internet Society
I mostly write about security and such, but every now and again I get to churn out a massive story about how to quit Twitter and start a new life here on Masto. I tried to cover as many bases as possible, but lmk if I missed anything really important!
Android users, check your apps: https://gizmodo.com/new-adware-with-destructive-capabilities-infects-over-2-1833265752
US tells Germany to stop using Huawei equipment or lose some intelligence access -
There is little to suggest that this is nothing more than native protectionism for US 5G vendors (who are way behind the Chinese in 5G development and price)
I would be willing to believe otherwise if evidence to the contrary is produced.
Humble Book Bundle: Linux By Wiley
I dont have much use for the book on Assembly but the others might be good if you are interested.
Today's Dilbert strip is just brilliant 😂
"The Simulated World": https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-03-03
Coinhive calls it quits. I am not sorry to see this service close.
This might be a bit of fear mongering but I could see how the law could be abused where individuals make mandated changes without the company knowing or approving.
Mozilla fears encryption law could turn its employees into insider threats
Yay! I released an article!
I'm not super proud of this one... but my goal was just to break a long writing slump. Can only go up from not posting at all.
This one took entirely too long to publish... I'll work on that for the next post.
Just found my weekend project.
This thread is very much worth reading, an interesting way of viewing code. That's patterns I've seen before and fought against.
I wonder, what does it tell about a company culture if the codebase is dominated by the "fearful" coding style?
BCP and DR? Lesson for any business, make plans and test often.
Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/digital-exchange-loses-137-million-as-founder-takes-passwords-to-the-grave/
Systemd - the gift that keeps on giving. Make sure you are patched.
Linux user? Check those patches! Public exploit published for systemd security holes… https://wp.me/p120rT-1Q9m
Twist: Google has a less-gross monitoring app, similar to the one Facebook was peddling. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/
1. I can not imagine the users, children and teens, have full informed consent.
2. I feel dirty reading this article. No app (maybe antivirus) should install a root cert. This is terrible invasion of privacy and misuse of user trust.
3. No, just no.
Facebook pays teens to download Research app with root access outside App Store Facebook pays teens to download Research app with root access outside App Store https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas/
When Apple QA takes a week off.
Infosec from #boston. Avatar is generic infosec logo; it was that or an evil hacker in a hoodie. Ill think of something better soon.
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