An improperly secured server exposed thousands of faxed medical records https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/17/medical-health-data-leak/ Faxes, even at their best, are outdated & unreliable. ProtonMail is easy to use, #HIPAA compliant, and can protect medical records with end-to-end encryption https://protonmail.com/blog/hipaa-compliant-email/
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Some more #LastPass research, once again proving that locally encrypted passwords don't necessarily result in data being safe/private on their server. Issue reported November last year, supposedly fixed (I have my doubts).
Listening to some Dick Dale tonight.
@varx According to this article 90 degree turns may have etching problems.
@varx Maybe it's an attempt at RF shielding?
@rtwx That's terrible!
@varx sounds like a marketing scam disguised as a tech talk
Not the conclusion I expected: "The point should no longer be that we want the right to use the web anonymously to remain. We should rather fight to get this right back, because at some point somewhere along the way we lost it and nobody noticed." This post is the more explicit version of my thread here yesterday.
dnscrypt-proxy 2.0.20 released
"Cloaking can now do load-balancing between sets of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and startup time has been drastically reduced when using many DoH servers."
"How To Get Started on Mastodon and Leave Twitter Behind" by Max Eddy https://www.pcmag.com/article/364850/how-to-ditch-twitter-and-join-mastodon
Pinafore got a shout-out in PCMag! Maybe I should offer a plastic-wrapped Pinafore CD-ROM in their next issue
i'm not even saying "ugh security is hard" i'm saying the attack surface for ssh has been understood for Quite Awhile and we should have decent defaults to make it SAFE to use. Which means:
1. Deny root login
2. Deny password authentication
3. Require public-key authentication
4. Close off any deprecated key exchange methods
5. Auto-ban brute force attempts
That's like. A minimum best effort. Really.
@jerry Create an infosec capture-the-flag challenge for new accounts ;)