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“It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

My colleagues at Mashable have put together a documentary about the Morris Worm. It's a good lil' doco, take a look (even if they cut footage of me looking dead in the camera and saying "the internet was a mistake").

youtube.com/watch?v=o2dj2gnxjt

Went back through my notifications on Mastodon and found some dull troll replying to a toot of mine. The Mute feature is really great method to eliminate stupidity from your timeline. 😉

DNS-level adblock is now live!
nixnet.xyz/dns/

Pi-Hole is blocking domains listed in my own hosts file which is generated with #hblock.

nixnet.xyz/hosts.txt
github.com/hectorm/hblock

#NixNet #DNS #PiHole

Wow. This certainly isn't the MS from years ago.

exFAT in the Linux kernel? Yes! - Open Source Blog

We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft is supporting the addition of Microsoft’s exFAT technology to the Linux kernel.

cloudblogs.microsoft.com/opens

~Open Source Security Tool of the Day~

Prowler is a command line tool for AWS Security Best Practices Assessment, Auditing, Hardening and Forensics Readiness Tool.

github.com/toniblyx/prowler

Got to meet Steve Gibson when he was presenting his SQRL protocol in Irvine, and he brought stickers. 😁

Fun presentation, and learned some bits about the protocol I either missed or had forgotten. For those unfamiliar, highly recommend checking it out. It's the one technology I've seen that actually has the potential to replace passwords, and isn't encumbered by intellectual property garbage like patents.

grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm

infosec.exchange/media/JBXQxv4

Cyberwar: The Complete Guide

The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands of miles beyond its front.

wired.com/story/cyberwar-guide

A data hoarder's dream come true: bundle any web page into a single HTML file.
You can finally replace that gazillion of open tabs with a gazillion of .html files stored somewhere on your precious little drive.

github.com/Y2Z/monolith

SecurityTrails | Top 7 IP Scanner Tools for Network Mapping

Explore the best IP scanner tools for network mapping, management, IP enumeration, and general OSINT tasks.

Top 7 IP Scanner Tools for Network Mapping securitytrails.com/blog/ip-sca

I am in the market for a CMS for my new blog. Does anyone have any feedback concerning Grav CMS, especially from a security standpoint?

Alert for those still using Webmin

Backdoor Found in Webmin Utility

Last year, an attacker was able to compromise the build system used for Webmin development and inserted a backdoor into the code, which was only revealed this week.

duo.com/decipher/backdoor-foun

They still f**king suck. That's just my opinion, of course.

Court Rules That “Patent Troll” is Opinion, Not Defamation

Free speech in the patent world saw a big win on Friday, when the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that calling someone a “patent troll” doesn’t constitute defamation. The court’s opinion [PDF] is good news for critics of abusive patent litigation, and anyone who values robust public debate around...

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/cour

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a MicroSD Card

Buying MicroSD cards may seem simple, but here are a few critical mistakes to avoid if you don't want to regret your purchase.

makeuseof.com/tag/5-mistakes-a

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