I had a StatusNet account until Evan killed identi.ca years ago; a shit-ton of great people I talk with here every day have accounts on Pleroma or GNU Social. Some are their developers.
#Mastodon benefited handsomely from there being a large community of dedicated people in Fediverse before Mastodon was a thing. Let's acknowledge that and stop being so condescending.
#Introduction time! I'm a hacktivist, free software advocate, strong supporter of free and open internet. Used to be a policy hacker. Co-founded the Warsaw Hackerspace.
Currently trying to make sure journalists at @OCCRP have the tools and training to safely expose corruption and organized crime.
Also, I bake bread, sail, and dance Lindy Hop. So, there's that.
Google drops new Edge zero-day as Microsoft misses 90-day deadline https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/02/19/google-drops-a-new-edge-zero-day-as-microsoft-misses-90-day-deadline/ #infosec
this is the worst thing ive seen in a while https://dev.glitch.social/media/NcMHs88dFHLdMDIYCM0
The Ramo-Wooldridge RW-400 "Polymorphic" computer of 1960 seems to have been an early attempt at a client-server LAN? Graphical terminals, a 'switch', multiple computers with 1K magnetic core buffers. "Designed to service the first spy satellite". From what I can tell it failed, but it's super interesting!
And love those neologisms: Teleputers! Intellectronic! Transfluxors! Interrogation Module!
when clicking Next on serial page, at some point CHECKFORAMARTPB() is called.
this function calls SENDLOGDATA() if upper(fullname) == "AMAR TPB".
which runs the chrome stealer, base64s the output and POSTs to http://installLog.flightsimlabs.com/LogHandler3.ashx (
hope nobody's MITMing you! https://mastodon.social/media/JkyoE1O90wrM69YAwzk
Flight-sim devs say hidden password-dump tool was used to fight pirates
Installer ran a "Chrome Password Dump" tool on copies suspected of piracy.
OK, let's go back to serious things: #TLS 1.3 is in #IETF Last Call. Last chance to be heard about the new version of the #encryption protocol. https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/ietf-announce/MZTnd3ncIBeuqOum_k04KNv90eg
unfortunate emoji design Show more
The only time I would make an X with my skis is to warn people above of an injured skier below so they can avoid crashing. So the iOS "ski" emojo primes me with that to see it's other component--an empty boot--as a memento mori. Surely not what the designer intended....
Very happy to announce the release of Fork Awesome 1.0. A fork of the iconic font and CSS toolkit known as Font Awesome.
We've hopefully also made the process of contributing a lot more easier.
You don’t have to post RTs on Mastodon— you can just start your own conversation here Show more
Fun fact: you don’t have to port entire thoughts and arguments and points from the birdsite in the inherently aggressive and argumentative tone that they use over there to discuss something that’s important to you. You can start a whole new conversation, here, on the same subject, using CWs and also just talking about it with your own words! In fact, I encourage everyone to do that!
NEW INVESTIGATION: #Cameroon's President Paul #Biya's reported official salary is $271 per month, not counting bonuses. OCCRP reporters have gone through the public record regarding his private trips. Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-watch-indepth/7653-paul-biya-cameroon-s-roaming-president
Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, likes to travel abroad. As a result, he’s missed some far-reaching events in the country he rules from afar.
His country’s citizens have become increasingly frustrated with his repeated absences.