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The Duck Caught in the Cookie jar

Well, so much for that. It shouldn’t come as a surprise.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/duckduckgo-browser-allows-microsoft-trackers-due-to-search-agreement/


Global Privacy Control

Leo and Steve talk about it here. DNT reincarnated but better. Let’s see if this has traction.


Troubleshooting slow networks with Wireshark // wireshark filters // Wireshark performance

Love these guys and so much to learn from them. So fascinating. David Bombal, Chris Greer


Dirty Pipe

Drop the Drano to clean out those pipes!

The Dirty Pipe Vulnerability

https://dirtypipe.cm4all.com/

Dirty Pipe


DNS and Privacy

I found this vid informative and interesting at the same time.


Frozen to the Core

I’m not surprised but everyone else should be. Be frozen to the core. No one to blame, this is our own making. #snowden #skynet #surveillance #meshnetworks #ble

Phone really off?

Skynet v2.0


Breaking 256-bit Elliptic Curve Encryption with a Quantum Computer

Researchers have calculated the quantum computer size necessary to break 256-bit elliptic curve public-key cryptography: Finally, we calculate the number of physical qubits required to break the 256-bit elliptic curve encryption of keys in the Bitcoin network within the small available time frame in which it would actually pose a threat to do so.

Source: Breaking 256-bit Elliptic Curve Encryption with a Quantum Computer


The Department of Defense is Prioritizing Open Source Software. Here’s How Open Source Projects Can Benefit.

On January 26, 2022, the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), John B. Sherman, released a memo to the entire Department titled “Software Development and Open Source Software” . In this memo, the CIO addresses two primary concerns: 1) using open source software (OSS) introduces supply chain risks for DoD software programs, and 2) sharing DoD code via open source channels without proper checks enables potential leaks of proprietary DoD information to adversaries.

Source: The Department of Defense is Prioritizing Open Source Software. Here’s How Open Source Projects Can Benefit.


Qubes OS 4.1.0 has been released!

At long last, the Qubes 4.1.0 stable release has arrived! The culmination of years of development, this release brings a host of new features, major improvements, and numerous bug fixes. Read on to find out what’s new, how to install or upgrade to the new release, and all the noteworthy changes it includes.

Source: Qubes OS 4.1.0 has been released!


The EARN IT Act Is Back

Senators have reintroduced the EARN IT Act, requiring social media companies (among others) to administer a massive surveillance operation on their users: A group of lawmakers led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have re-introduced the EARN IT Act , an incredibly unpopular bill from 2020 that was dropped in the face of overwhelming opposition .

Source: The EARN IT Act Is Back