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Looking for recommendations of other infosec-focused fediverse instances besides ioc.exchange and infosec.exchange. I’d like to follow more people who contribute to quality infosec discussions on the fediverse. Time to move beyond Twitter!

Don't copy-paste commands from webpages — you can get hacked

bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

"It isn't unusual to copy commonly used commands from a webpage and paste them into applications, a Windows command prompt or a Linux terminal.

"But a webpage could be covertly replacing the contents of what goes on your clipboard, and what actually ends up being copied to your clipboard would be vastly different from what you had intended to copy."

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I just came across a term that formally identifies one of my hobbies: #osint or Open Source Intelligence. This is the use of open source tools to gather information about a person.

The best I have found is osintframework.com.

What OSINT websites, resources, tools do you use?

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Toyota owners have to pay $8/mo to keep using their key fob for remote start

arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/t

"Toyota didn't change the rules, though that detail was buried in the fine print. When the time comes, Toyota simply cuts off access to one of the functions on the key fob already in the owner’s possession. To get the feature back, owners have to pony up $8 per month or $80 per year."

Log4Shell: RCE 0-day exploit found in "log4j2," a popular Java logging package

lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zer

"A 0-day exploit in the popular Java logging library log4j2 was discovered that results in Remote Code Execution (RCE) by logging a certain string.

"Given how ubiquitous this library is, the impact of the exploit (full server control), and how easy it is to exploit, the impact of this vulnerability is quite severe."

The song "Stratosphere" by Beck, visualized with machine learning trained on NASA's astronomy imagery:

youtube.com/watch?v=XEDqKAaniZ

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We may be one step closer to storing data in DNA

npr.org/2021/12/02/1061028439/

"Researchers at Microsoft have developed a faster way to write data into DNA — a biological alternative to the bits on a hard drive."

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‘Whole of society’ effort must fight misinformation

apnews.com/article/climate-tec

" is jeopardizing efforts to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges ... according to a new report from the Aspen Institute that’s backed by prominent voices in and .

"Recommendations ... call for new regulations on social media platforms; stronger, more consistent rules for misinformation 'superspreaders' ... and new investments in authoritative journalism."

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