I review #VPN services for PCMag, and that means I had a lot of work to do the last few days with the NordVPN and TorGuard breaches. The upshot? I'm lowering NordVPN's score.
You may have had a few extra Teams connecting to your TeamViewer. 👯♂️👯♂️
FireEye: "APT41 compromised company behind TeamViewer - which enabled them to access *any* system with TeamViewer installed" • InfoTech News
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China announced a new rule which requires residents to pass a facial recognition test in order to apply for an internet connection via smartphone or computer.
Here's a shiny new #parted v3.3 for your partitioning pleasure.
(It's actually not that shiny, I hope you've been patching since the last release of 3.2 back in 2014)
#BruceSchneier on Australia's encryption laws and #CyberCon speaker bans - https://www.zdnet.com/article/schneier-slams-australias-encryption-laws-cybercon-speaker-bans/
Two words I never thought I'd put together are "Beaks" and "Christmas."
Want a Beaks Christmas tale? This is how you get "Sister Silence Night." It's got Christmas trees. And presents. And maybe, *maybe* a splash of blood.
I need to do a blog post, but as ALL the best people on the Internet are on the Fediverse:
Last January, I sold a story to the Pulphouse anthology "Snot-Nosed Aliens." At #Penguicon 2019, I read it. Aloud. Before a live studio audience and everything!
The anthology is out, so... here it is.
If you've never tried my fiction, it won't get any easier than this.
Apparently, Let's Encrypt changed their CDN provider from Akamai to Cloudflare in order to be able to terminate TLS sessions in their own infrastructure. This seems to have exposed a couple of client errors with case handling in HTTP requests and -headers that were previously hidden by CDN magic, see issues attached to https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/new-cdn-for-the-production-api/102629
Old versions of Dehydrated and acme.sh seem to be affected, in particular (and cPanel).
not rid of RMS yet
So RMS resigned as head of the FSF, but he's still head of the GNU Project? (https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2019-09/msg00008.html)
GP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FSF.
I call bullshit.
The FSF board is actively weaseling around RMS being cast out from polite society.
Chinese subway stations now let you pay for tickets by scanning your face
Facial recognition technology is used across China for everything from identifying criminals to measuring students’ attention in class. Now, it has debuted a system in its subway that lets you use your face as a ticket. A report from South China Morning Post suggests the subway system in the southern city of Shenzhen has started using facial recognition …
More Snake Oil song and dance from Crown Sterling - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/medicine-show-crown-sterling-demos-256-bit-rsa-key-cracking-at-private-event/
SecureDrop 1.0.0 is out and includes support for v3 onion services plus significant updates to SecureDrop’s web-based Source Interface and Journalist/Admin Interface.
The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.