Privileged access you worry about: companies who have auto-updating software you run, administrators of your cloud email provider, video and ad sites you embed on yours

Access you should worry about: your vet, who knows all your pet names and thus can get into all your accounts

I have a list of 10 billion phone numbers, 000-000-0000 through 999-999-9999. Some of them have been targeted by NSO Pegasus! Every North American number of every politician, journalist, military or business leader, and you is on the list! Who wants to cover my story?

Popular webcomic "The Oatmeal" no longer asks people to follow them on #Facebook, #Twitter, #instagram etc. Here's their explanation as to why (contains minor swearing):

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PS Currently if you want to follow them, visit here:

“This page is hosted on a Casio fx-9750GII graphical calculator”

…And it loads faster than 99% of your privacy-destroying tracker-laden bullshitware.

Everything I know about the 80's comes from Top Gun. I think they just had the song "Danger Zone" on repeat the whole decade.

Security Analysis of Telegram
"This allows, for example, to alter the order of “pizza” and “crime” in the sequence of messages: “I say yes to”, “all the pizzas”, “I say no to”, “all the crimes”. This attack is trivial to carry out." Now patched.

fun zoology nugget of knowledge for today:

cheetahs can purr and meow, but they can't roar because they lack the necessary elongated larynx and specially-adapted hyoid apparatus (the bone that aids in tongue movements and swallowing) that tigers, lions, jaguars and leopards have.

to be honest all you need to remember from this is that cheetah noises are very cute.

Well I certainly wouldn't be claiming to be publishing research or comparing myself to prestigious conferences and journals if I was just sharing links and saved html-to-pdfs of other people's blogs I liked on my own typoey website but ok. I guess the whole thing is a joke?

signing up to a private messaging app with your phone number be like:

RSA is a cryptosystem, short for Really Strange Accents, based on the fact that people from certain areas of the world speak utterly incomprehensible dialects of "English" provably more difficult to decipher than factoring the product of two large primes

I will never! Also, I am offended at the suggestion. How dare you.

If students are interested in attending Black Hat (Las Vegas) I can nominate two for free passes. Let me know today or tomorrow.

The whole point of licenses like the GPL and GNU AGPL is that free software does not encourage proprietary software; all derivatives must respect a user's four freedoms. If people want to enable restrictive software, they can use a permissive license.

With GitHub Copilot caught recreating replicas of GPL'd code, comments and all, it's clear that MS and GitHub have stepped way out of line. They've determined that as the hosters of your code, they can incorporate it into proprietary SaaS (Copilot itself) and its derivatives (code written by pasting the not-always-generated content) regardless of its license.

This is a ridiculous overstep and if MS doesn't pull back within a week I'm going to stop mirroring my copylefted repos to GitHub as I do not wish for my copylefted code to benefit proprietary software, especially something like this that locks in users.
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