On behalf of the #privacy community that has long been saying that #SurveillanceCapitalism is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and a graver national security threat than terrorism, I'd like to say:
We fucking told you so!
Your apathy is not an accident.
Make sure to #vote today, everyone in the US 🇺🇸.
Hmm. Swedish kids are taught about #DNSSEC on milk cartons, while the prevailing US dogma is that regular people are too stupid to understand security and security products/options have to be dumbed down enough to accommodate this unfixable reality. A self-fulfiilling prophesy of dumb.
Stop teaching kids outdated subjects like geography and instead teach computer security and programming in grade school as the essential life skills they are.
Life + 70 years is already an overlong copyright term that suppresses creativity. Forcing it on other countries through trade agreements is a big mistake. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/new-north-american-trade-deal-has-bad-news-canadian-copyright
pfSense.org uses #Comodo domain validation certs and doesn't provide pgp signatures for releases...cuz getting a fresh copy of #pfSense from a naked internet connection after your firewall upgrade fails should be as sketchy a process as possible, apparently.
Thanks for the final impetus to move to #OPNSense for good.
Wait, what. #CloudFlare introduces its own onion service and it doesn't look terribly bad:
Also of note, HTTP Alternative Services now supported by the Tor Browser:
Credit where credit is due: yesterday Intel released the Firmware Support Package (FSP) for Coffee Lake generation of CPUs on github. After a request to change the license so it is no issue to distribute for coreboot etc they (Vincent Zimmer & Nathan Desimone) did! This is great news!
Repos on Github: https://github.com/IntelFsp/FSP
Coreboot mailing list thread:
I've been a big fan of the U2FZero, an open-source open-hardware #DIY U2F usb dongle for those that take "trust no one" seriously.
Anyway, looks like Conor Patrick (developer of the U2FZero) has finalized the design of the new generation #FIDO2 key.
Looks like they're releasing it through a kickstarter campaign. I'd definitely wait until you can build and program your own, as the supply chain for these prebuilt devices will be anything but secure.
With a President that leans heavily towards Hitler, he's worried about the guy that leans heavily towards FDR. What a fucking schmuck.
We've developed a new attack on WPA/WPA2. There's no more complete 4-way handshake recording required. Here's all details and tools you need: https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-7717.html
#efail attack to decrypt and exfiltrate pgp or s/mime encrypted email is pretty hilarious.
Intercept an encrypted email and modify the email to add an HTML image URL directed to your malicious domain. Leave the image tag open (without closed quotes) and paste in the encrypted email and then close the image tag. Most clients will decrypt the text and query the malicious domain looking for an image matching the decrypted text.
This is why we encrypt and authenticate kids.
Apparently declaring #privacy to be dead, just because your business model requires it, does not make it so.
Some things are only born posthumously.
Presenting Cryptopals Set 8 challenge 6: KEY RECOVERY ON BIASED ECDSA NONCES. https://toadstyle.org/cryptopals/76f2e314809b2a34ce9ff0d2a08f7a7f.txt
Every DSA signature needs a random nonce, but not every DSA signature truly has one. With even a _bias_ in the nonce, a little linear algebra recovers keys.
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Cryptocurrency is a terrible application of an otherwise interesting idea (distributed public ledgering)--and is doomed to instant collapse the second reasonable regulations on exchanges are introduced. Until then it will continue to primarily furnish oligarchs (Russian/Chinese/etc) with means of laundering money and getting around sanctions on the backs of speculators and petty criminals.
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Things that often prevent me from boosting your posts:
* Shortened URL (t.co or bit.ly)
* Images without alt text
* Politics, etc. without a CW
Even if I really agree with you or find it clever or funny or insightful, I'll probably just let it pass because of bad etiquette
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