@tinker brilliant story telling on the bird site mate!!! Made me read something over there.. ;)
This is a really interesting writeup on mitigating DDoS attacks on Mastodon servers https://coffee-and-dreams.uk/security/2019/10/20/mitigating-a-ddos.html
Alright, I tried this on Twitter and it failed, so let's see if it works here.
I'm looking for a #mentor to help me with EliteSec, specifically around marketing and lead gen. This is my first startup, but I'm not new to the culture, just running it. It's an #infosec consultancy but I'll admit that I've been a corporate shill for 20+ years now and I don't want that anymore.
Please boost for exposure.
I will keep my Twitter and Mastodon DM inboxes open and I will be happy to discuss with all of you as usual, but if you have sensitive info to share don't use them
Hey everyone just a quick announcement, but I did a comic/prose anthology a few months back called Tales From The Fediverse! I’m gonna work on a new issue starting next week, so if you want to be a part of this second issue, the idea submissions window opens next week when I post the official rules!
Boosts are appreciated!
I suspect over the short term, the fediverse will not be the fediverse, as people who can’t get onto an HOA to control how their neighbors mow their lawns take out their deep seated needs to control how others think and act begin forcing instance-level blocks, similar to what happened after Infragard-gate. 😞
And that's what happens when you accidentally post the same post to 🐘 and 🐦 without considering that there's a 🐦 username in it.
Anyway it's at https://twitter.com/MTPodcastNet for those of you who also bird. I'll sort out a Mastodon for it at some point.
The G7 bloc of wealthy countries just came out in favor of encryption backdoors https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/04/g7_comes_out_in.html
Facebook is paying the Daily Telegraph for sponsored content that downplays privacy concerns https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-daily-telegraph-positive-sponsored-news-stories-2019-4
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.
Looks like at least one country is realising the reality of the *Infosec skills shortage* - only after the actual Parliament was attacked though! - You may be interested in this one too @jerry https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-20/cyber-activists-or-state-actor-attack-how-experts-tell/10825466
@jerry vote for the Llama Party!!!!!
Whonose!! somewhere in Europe most of the time...
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