The United States is facing one of its most anti-science Congresses in history.
Without the firewall, people from the outside could connect to them, and potentially exploit something to hack your server.
It's easy to accidentally run services and not even be aware of it, so blocking everything but port 22 reduces that attack surface.
New post: "Compromise recovery on Qubes OS":
Because fuckups happen... and it's good to have a reasonable Plan B.
@xor if you don't accidentally break your computer, and also no one exploits one of the programs that you're running, then nothing bad happens.
But if you do get hacked, then you get totally hacked. Without root, it's harder (but not impossible) for an attacker to hide themselves, install a persistent backdoor to connect back in tomorrow, etc. They'd have to figure out how to escalate privileges to do that, but if you run everything as root, they already have privileged access.
Palantir Cofounder Says "Social Justice Warriors" Helped Create Trump https://www.buzzfeed.com/nitashatiku/joe-lonsdale-trump
Compromise recovery on Qubes OS, and the new 'paranoid' backup restore system
Sometimes I get the weirdest phishing emails.
"Hello, how are you?
It's my pleasure meeting you.
My name is Rubbi, I'm a shy girl, I saw your profile today through https://github.com/. browsing and I found it interesting to contact you and to know little more about you,
I will be very happy if you can reply my email,so that I will tell you all about me and also send some of my pictures to you thanks am waiting for your reply"
Released a curated dutch word list for diceware: https://github.com/timkuijsten/diceware.js/blob/master/DicewareDutch.txt See it in action on https://netsend.nl/wachtzin It's based on http://crr.ugent.be/archives/1602 and inspired by https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/07/new-wordlists-random-passphrases and an article from @micahflee
Access Now and EFF condemn the arrest of Tor node operator Dmitry Bogatov in Russia https://www.accessnow.org/access-now-eff-condemn-arrest-tor-node-operator-dmitry-bogatov-russia/
He ran a Tor exit from home. “Surveillance footage shows Bogatov and his wife leaving a supermarket four minutes before one of the posts was made on March 29. Given that the supermarket is half a kilometer from their home, it is unlikely that Bogatov could have made it home and posted online within four minutes.”