"NULL" vanity plate hack to dodge parking tickets backfires to the tune of $12,000
A brand new "Smashing Security" podcast is out!
We chat to @maria about whether the PIN you use for your bank card is secure, how one woman was duped to the tune of $200,000, and how Cloudflare (and others) are dumping 8chan... and much much more!
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Treat yourself to the latest "Smashing Security" podcast with me, Carole Theriault and special guest the Mastodon-loving @maria!
It's not your typical cybersecurity podcast.
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@maria yes I did, and I had been aware of Mastodon from IRL podcast, now I am a new Tooter, this being my very first toot!
A new "Smashing Security" podcast is out!
An app leaking private conversations and intimate photographs is ignoring requests to fix the problem, hackers poison a security update sent to ASUS PCs, and how to protect your privacy in motel rooms.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by @maria
anyway dipshit reply guys notwithstanding, periodic reminder and psa that
1 - fedi is just a bunch of postgres databases with a friendly clown interface on them and anything you post is copied to hundreds of them! this is cool and fine and "federation" but it is not private at ALL! there is zero encryption!
2 - as such yes any DM can be found in said database if an instance admin on one of the instances involved in the DM goes pawing through their database. DMs can also be reported by a participant. this is true of any service, incl twitter, facebook, etc because for those messages to be sent they need to... exist, in a database.
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