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I wonder how many years it will be before a majority of Android devices will be updated to fix the WPA2 key reinstallation flaw.

Periodic reminder of the absurdity of allowing vendors to distribute known trivially-exploitable software without being held to any level of liability: emptywheel.net/2017/09/14/soft

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Job titles of the near future:

* Software gardener (the intersection of devops & maintenance)

* Software archaeologist (maintenance of old but important systems)

* Software anthropologist (maintenance of old but important systems whose behavior is confusing)

* Software documentary editor (a software anthropologist that annotates old broken software & its documentation for software historians)

* Software historian (studies old versions of software to make it understandable to modern users)

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My #34C3 status update:
🔸event ticket ✔
🔸place to sleep ✔
🔸train ticket

I'm at "the kids want communism" exhibition in Berlin. It is very full. And among many others Bini is showing drawings from Communism for Kids.
@rhythmgoddesss
Also interesting are pictures from early Israeli Communist movements.

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"Who's a good boy? WHO'S A GOOD BOY? WHOSSAGOODBOY? Recent studies from the University of Western Australia's Veterinary Sciences department show that YOU'RE A GOOD BOY. YES YOU ARE! YESSSSSS YOU AAAAAARE! Who's my GOOD BOY YES IT'S YOU YESSS IT'S YOUUU. You want the ball? YOU WANT YOUR BALL? GO! GO GET IT! Yessssss who's a smart doggo who's a smaaaaaarty doggo who's got the baaaaalll? meow.social/media/mpGC584zz1cW

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🇬🇧 I'm still searching for radio amateurs on mastodon, by the way.

🇩🇪 Ich suche übrigens noch nach Funkamateuren auf mastodon.

🇸🇪 Jag letar fortfarande efter radio amatörer på mastodon, för övrigt.

🇱🇺 Ik zoek overigens nog naar zendamateurs op mastodon.

Please retoot!

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FYI: reallygay.party is only 48cents on namecheap right now if anyone wanted to start a new instance

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Harry Potter and the Day Everyone Realised He Was a Jock All Along

Lately I am accidentally so much annoying people I care about, that they do not want to have much to do with me anymore.
I need to learn again how to be better towards people. I was already more capable of this before.

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Introduction to postmarketOS, a touch-optimized, pre-configured mobile OS based on Alpine Linux with own packages, to be installed on smartphones later on --> ollieparanoid.github.io/post/p

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compression works by letting the air out of the zeroes so they take up less space

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Hello folks! Please @ me if you were a part of Mastodon's early queer/furry/commie-

I'm interested in interviewing you for my blog!

Thanks ^_^

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https://electrek.co/2017/07/28/tesla-hack-keen-lab/

(https://social.mikegerwitz.com/url/26800)

What the fuck, people! It's 2017! And it's Tesla! Why the hell is a system that serves wifi not airgapped from systems that handle, among other things, braking? This is insanity!

This isn't something you can fix OTA: you need new hardware. Firmware signing isn't something you can (properly) implement OTA: you need new hardware. Come on.

If you're going to put this crap in vehicles, use some common sense---this is grossly negligent.

Ideally, disable unnecessary systems. My car was afflicted with OnStar, which fortunately had its own dedicated fuse. That's the first thing I did with the car after driving it home. It also provides a wifi hotspot, among other undesirables.

I have a large collection of online resources from when I was researching vehicle security (that unfortunately didn't fit into my LibrePlanet 2017 talk); I need to get them together and post them. Humans have managed to take the most dangerous thing behind the wheel---a human---and augment it with something even more dangerous---remote humans.

#security #vehicles #cracking

Contemporary authoritarians really loathe other people's authority.

One evening on Twitter and *bam*
I am fighting with cryptonazis.
And oh do they hate me for having studied Volkskunde.

Have you tried Briar, the new distributed cryptomessenger?
If so, how was your experience?