I wonder how I can be surprised to learn that #Mozilla's #Thunderbird collect telemetry infos (including your mail domain) and share them with partners such as #Amazon.

It's obvious they spy on your mails! 🤦‍♂️

Indeed, in case of crash, they even send to "their" #AWS servers a memory dump that contains sensitive data crash reports.

This likely include, your emails in clear, your private encryption keys¹ and everything else the program has loaded and kept in memory.

What does this means for an hypothetical attacker that can access such reports?

I mean... like a #USA agency arguing that you might be a terrorist or something.

Oh but sure... they shall do no evil...

mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/thun

#Privacy #Freedom #hypocrisy #Security #infosec
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1) Since version 68, Thunderbird does not use the #GPG suite via #Enigmail, but directly do encryption "to avoid licensing issues" 🤷‍♂️

@rysiek @mala

Ja, die E-Mail-Infrastruktur hat es so an sich, dass sie dem Design nach nicht vom #SiliconValley abhängt, wo sich die #BigTech-Unternehmen aufführen wie digitale $Gott|heiten.

#AntiTrust #BreakUpBigTech

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The only thing billionaire space race demonstrates is that under late stage capitalism a single individual commands the same resources as entire nations.

Progress on PGPainless Development

Not much time has passed since I last wrote about my progress on the PGPainless library. However, I feel like its time for an update.

https://blog.jabberhead.tk/2021/07/20/progress-on-pgpainless-development/

#encryption #java #openpgp #pgpainless #protocol #sop

My old employer, @OCCRP , published an interactive with names and stories of people "selected for targeting" with #Pegasus:
cdn.occrp.org/projects/project

I was hoping investigative journalists start investigating malware vendors and APTs for years.

And I do hope that this project will lead to malware vendors and APTs thinking twice (or more) before they target a journalist or activist in the future.

#InfoSec

A great piece on cryptography and email, specifically PGP/GPG.

QT nwalfield: New blog post: Yes, We Want Cryptographic Protection for Email sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2021/06/2 #pgp #gpg

This was a real scummy thing for Nintendo to do (even though they have done worse in the past). Nintendo Switch users need to read this.

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz "Nice version of Docker ya got here. Be a shame if someone was to… update it"

skipping Docker Desktop updates requires upgrading to Pro (starting at $5/mo)

#GnuPG 2.2.29 (LTS) is available. It has a few regessions from 2.2.28 fixed and changes the the default keyserver to keyserver.ubuntu.com (temporarily).
lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup As you may know the old SKS keyserver network was attacked and withers out. The future is for wiki.gnupg.org/WKD and upcoming new keyserver software like hockeypuck. E.g. there are some candidate public keyservers you could try
lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup #EndtoEndCrypto #FreeSoftware #EmailSecurity #FileSecurity

A philanthropist is someone who cuts off a village by building a dam only to hand out bottled water every other Sunday.

Perhaps there is no perfect way to convey how absurdly obscene it is that a single person can "have" over a hundred billion dollars.

But "You Are Jeff Bezos" is damn close:
direkris.itch.io/you-are-jeff-

Also, perhaps there is no perfect way to satirize #DonaldTrump.

My little parody of the aforementioned game is definitely not even close:
rys.io/you-are-donald-trump/

Part of the reason for the ICO’s fining of a charity was that it didn’t encrypt its email.

Thank goodness there are no proposals afoot to make it harder for people to use encrypted communi… oh, wait.

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If the Internet was a highway, it would have roadblocks for all but three models of car.

For the record it’s possible to implement Double-Ratchet scheme using pure OpenPGP thus avoiding issues with libsignal: https://sequoia-pgp.gitlab.io/openpgp-dr/openpgp_dr/index.html

RT @pEp_Community@twitter.com

#10vor10 thematisiert das Problem von Spear-Phishing als #CEOFraud - signierte & verschlüsselte Mails helfen!

Freie Software für automatische Mailverschlüsselung (Android, iOS, Outlook & Thunderbird): 👉 pep.software

Artikel @pepsecurity@twitter.com: 👇
pep.security/de/blog/what-can-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/pEp_Community/stat

@nwalfield Services started during the mobile first era take the approach of replacing e-mail with phone number as a trust anchor.
While appealing at a first look, this is horrible in all aspects related to pseudonymous identity management or protection against nation state adversaries.

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