So much for strong German privacy laws.
"Meanwhile, it added, Germany's Telecommunications Surveillance Ordinance (TKÜV) obliges providers to "provide the technical infrastructure necessary for carrying out telecommunications surveillance and to take the organizational measures necessary in this regard to ensure that surveillance can be implemented without undue delay".
Log-free email provider Posteo: 'You must log user IP addresses', court rules (ZDNet) https://www.zdnet.com/article/log-free-email-provider-posteo-you-must-log-user-ip-addresses-court-rules/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
57% of IT workers who get phished don't change their password behaviors
Despite the wide-ranging effects of the Facebook data privacy scandal, only one-fifth of people are concerned over privacy issues related to social media use, according to a Yubico study.
57% of IT workers who get phished don't change their password behaviors - TechRepublic https://www.techrepublic.com/article/57-of-it-workers-who-get-phished-dont-change-their-password-behaviors/#ftag=RSS56d97e7
I hope to see some beneficial outcomes from this project that shame IoT manufacturerers into producing secure devices.
Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices | ZDNet
Japanese government wants to secure IoT devices before Tokyo 2020 Olympics and avoid Olympic Destroyer and VPNFilter-like attacks.
Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices | ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/japanese-government-plans-to-hack-into-citizens-iot-devices/
Hopefully Fox News gets a well-deserved Red Shield.
"If you don't know how to code, learn - like planting a tree, the best time to start was ten years ago, but the second best time is now. If your technical competence is ten years out of date, don't cling to your hard-won kingdom of decaying knowledge and sabotage any attempts at change: get out and pick up a certification, attend a meetup, something. Anything. At the end of the day, we're all self-taught engineers."
How sloppy OPSEC gave researchers an inside look at the exploit industry
“Those government developers were testing out the WhatsApp malware on their own devices, and it was storing their discussions on the program’s servers.
The nation-state essentially had hacked itself and accidentally dumped highly sensitive information on the open internet—including details of its interactions with the secretive vendors who sell spyware to governments.”
Re-decentralizing the Web, for good this time
I have finally found the perfect light-weight and private Chrome start tab extension.
Now that Mastodon 2.7 is released, don't forget that you can customize your tag timelines with a long press on the tab :
- Change the name
- Add more tags
- Exclude tags
- Media only
Currently the layout for media only is somewhat broken, but it will be fixed in the next release. So it will be similar to art timeline.
Who’s Really Behind the World’s Most Popular Free VPNs?
Half of the world’s most popular free VPN apps are run by secretive Chinese companies. Find out what’s really happening to your data.
Who’s Really Behind the World’s Most Popular Free VPNs? https://hackernoon.com/whos-really-behind-the-world-s-most-popular-free-vpns-d74bafc82178
I'll just leave this here...
Wow. Just wow. If you’re using #GoDaddy it might be time to re-think that.
Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more
Will the third time be the charm, or will Windows Lite join Windows 10 S and Windows RT as failed Windows variations?
IMHO, this is mainly due in part to people and organizations getting motivated about secure communication after the Snowden NSA leaks.
WTF... For some reason I was certain that encrypted swap on Linux needs some complicated setup...
In reality, you just need cryptsetup, a line in /etc/crypttab that has the "swap" attribute and uses /dev/urandom as source for an ephemeral key (swap doesn't usually need to survive reboots), and then point your swap entry in fstab to the resulting device mapper device.
See cryptsetup FAQ, 2.3 How do I set up encrypted swap, https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/wikis/FrequentlyAskedQuestions#2-setup or the CRYPTTAB(5) man page.
I've heard people kicking around ideas that would put people in charge of their data by effectively letting them rent it out to other companies, but this is the first time I've seen anyone actually try and build it.
It's an interesting concept, but I wonder if it would gain any adoption from the major players in surveillance capitalism.
1) UPnP is bad and stupid. Turn that crap off, folks.
2) looking forward to this troll getting busted and getting legally pwned.
Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'
Somebody call the waaaaaambulance
Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught' • The Register https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/pewdiepie_printer_hacker_deletes_accounts/
- Plasma Mobile Site:
- 2016 Thread on using Ubuntu Mate image as base
- Sept 2018 Wiki w/ how-to's and troubleshooting
Just another shocking fact about Global Climate Change.
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