“Encrypted Email and Security Nihilism” by Daniel Kahn Gillmor
“Nihilism is tempting, both from an absolutist perspective and because of despair in the ongoing litany of technical failure. But it's not a realistic option, and we need to keep up the good fight.”
Guix can now produce relocatable application bundles. Unlike snap, flatpak, etc. the resulting bundles can be bit-reproducible and the user needs no additional software to run them since every distro can extract a tarball.
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"Les riches les détestent, découvrez la méthode de redistribution des richesses mise au point par deux géniaux économistes américains !"
Holy shit, that was a boring ass-vulnerability. Shame on EFF for being scary, and HTML email is Satan. We Told You So(tm)
speaking of this "gpg vulnerability" thing (which is more about badly coded email reader software), there's still one solid lesson from it all -- html emails are bad.
More info from the GnuPG people: They were in contact with the researchers, but the contact stopped after they noted that the attack did not apply to GnuPG as is (latest fix from 2015), and the issue was that enigmail did not respond correctly to a returned error code. They were not included in disclosure coordination: https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-users/2018-May/060320.html
rms Afficher plus
all this hubub about rms and glibc lately boil down to one thing: rms should no longer be the gnu dictator. there should be no gnu dictator at all. rms abuses his position frequently, to the detriment of gnu as a whole and to the projects that have to deal with it directly.
Q: Why do anarchists only do functional programming?
A: They want to abolish the state, obviously.
Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice
AT&T is routers are now blocking 188.8.131.52 after a firmware update (which just so happens to be Cloudfare's DNS service)
In the 90s, MIT's Athena system devised a system to handle online harrassment. One feature of the system was that the notice of reported abusive behaviour sent to the accused user began with the phrase "Someone using your account…". Users were advised to re-password their accounts, as they may have been hacked. Password resets by UYA recipients were taken in good faith by staff, but the most astonishing thing was that the offending behaviour nearly always stopped there.
I need to remember this technique in the event of anyone doing stuff that merits a warning.
Today is a good day to honour all the good things the labour movement, and labour unions, have done for humanity.
Humane treatment of employees, workers having some free time every day and the weekends off, wages they can live on and support their family, and generally not being worked to death.
For the last two years I've carried a honeypot laptop with me every time I traveled. I checked it in my luggage, left it unattended in my hotel rooms. After each trip, I did forensic analysis on the laptop to detect if it had been tampered with.
I wrote about my experience and methodology here: https://theintercept.com/2018/04/28/computer-malware-tampering/
Gaisky is the ephemeris I always wanted. Millions of real stars, in 3d!
(Free software plz package it)