Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@[email protected]) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/germanys-national-healthcare-system-adopts-matrix 💉🇩🇪🚀
Next time somebody complains about how HTTPS is "useless" or some such, send them this:
A target’s web browsing can leave them open to attack without the need for them to click on a specifically-designed malicious link. This approach involves waiting for the target to visit a website that is not fully secured during their normal online activity. Once they click on a link to an unprotected site, NSO Group’s software can access the phone and trigger an infection.
"Many eyes make bugs shallow" doesn't apply to security bugs. You need the *right* eyes auditing the code. Until then, backdoors like this can hide in plain sight. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/for-years-a-backdoor-in-popular-kiwisdr-product-gave-root-to-project-developer/
Here you go, dystopian shit:
- Charging history
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
Hey #tusky users, any idea why I can't see public posts of profiles that I follow? I can see them as an anonymous user on the web, but not in the app. This has been bugging me for a while and there seems to be nothing on the issue queue (or my search-fu is low).
If you want to know why there is so much resentment towards Canonical and Ubuntu in the rest of the Linux world, this is a good example. https://www.happyassassin.net/posts/2016/06/16/on-snappy-and-flatpak-business-as-usual-in-the-canonical-propaganda-department/
And I've only discovered this TRIM "issue" only because I have been researching BTRFS subvolumes as an alternative to LVM volumes and landed on the question of "how does one deal with SWAP on BTRFS?"
Oh boy, what a ride.
It turns out, I haven't been running #TRIM on my SSDs for the last 12y or so. I've been using #EXT4 on #LVM on #LUKS everywhere and systemd was reporting that fstrim.timer is running, and I never bothered to check if it was actually doing something.
It turns out that the dm-crypt guys have made TRIM an opt-in feature, because empty space will no longer be random, more on:
Weird - writing a Paypal scams article for a client (how to avoid them, not how to do them) and using Google docs because that’s what the client uses, when suddenly…
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Which is odd.
I’m guessing Google scans the documents for known spammy /scammy phrases?
Yet another reason I don’t use Google unless I have to…
There's a small chance this is one of the biggest findings in scientific history: turns out there's things that look surprisingly like tiny fungal puffballs on Mars, and they seem to grow.
Also, there seems to be something that looks like fungal growths on on rovers. Which as the authors' point out, could easily be contamination from earth. Even that would be a finding with huge implications: life growing on another planet. Sure, life we introduced. But still!
I have just organized part of my bookmarks on criticism of crypto currencies (mostly environmental, but not only).
Help yourself for basic FUD !
Darn, the delete and re-draft feature isn't as handy as the edit feature on most I.M. apps; They have spoiled us.
Well, I'll have to live with the spelling errors. Hello, #fediverse!
Gutes Zeichen für eine datenschutzkonforme digitale Kommunikation: Die ersten beiden öffentlichen Stellen in #bawü haben bei uns einen Account eingerichtet.
Wir öffnen nach und nach die Instanz, andere öffentliche Stellen können es dem Umweltministerium BaWü und der Uni Hohenheim nachmachen!
#Datenschutz und #Digitalisierung gehören zusammen - und funktionieren zusammen 👍
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