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Amber is a tool for blogs & websites to keep linked content accessible

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society wants to keep linked content accessible. Whether links fail because of DDoS attacks, censorship, or just plain old link rot, reliably accessing linked content is a problem for Internet users everywhere. This isn’t a new problem.  Some centralized initiatives, such as the Internet Archive and Perma.cc, are… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 8, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 8, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

What Happens When QAnon Seeps From the Web to the Offline World

The New York Times – “…What began online more than two years ago as an intricate, if baseless, conspiracy theory that quickly attracted thousands of followers has since found footholds in the offline world. QAnon has surfaced in political campaigns, criminal cases, merchandising and at least one college class…QAnon began in October 2017, when a… Continue Reading

Researcher says Backdoor mechanism still active in many IoT products

ZDNet: “Russian security researcher Vladislav Yarmak has published today details about a backdoor mechanism he discovered in Xiongmai firmware, used by millions of smart devices across the globe, such as security cameras, DVRs, NVRs, and others. A firmware fix is not currently available as Yarmak did not report the issue to the company, citing a… Continue Reading

Senate Intel Releases Bipartisan Report on Obama Admin Response to Russian Election Interference

“Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today released the third volume in the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russian election interference, “U.S. Government Response to Russian Activities.” The report examines the Obama Administration’s reaction to initial reports of election interference and the steps officials took or did… Continue Reading

State of Cybersecurity at Top 100 Global Airports

ImmuniWeb – 97 out of 100 of the world’s largest airports have security risks related to vulnerable web and mobile applications, misconfigured public cloud, Dark Web exposure or code repositories leaks. ” The 2020 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) urged the consideration of emerging cybersecurity challenges in the aviation industry, as addressed… Continue Reading

Microsoft Teams goes down after Microsoft forgot to renew a certificate

The Verge – “Microsoft Teams went down this morning [February 3, 2020] for nearly three hours after Microsoft forgot to renew a critical security certificate. Users of Microsoft’s Slack competitor were met with error messages attempting to sign into the service on Monday morning, with the app noting it had failed to establish an HTTPS… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 1, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues February 1, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

New web service can notify companies when employees get phished

ZDNet – “Starting today, companies across the world have a new free web service at their disposal that will automatically send out email notifications if one of their employees gets phished. The service is named “I Got Phished” and is managed by Abuse.ch, a non-profit organization known for its malware and cyber-crime tracking operations. Just… Continue Reading

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

Motherboard – An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells ‘Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.’ Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey. “An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world’s biggest companies, a… Continue Reading

You Are Now Remotely Controlled – Privacy is not private

The New York Times Opinion By Shoshana Zuboff author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. …Privacy is not private, because the effectiveness of these and other private or public surveillance and control systems depends upon the pieces of ourselves that we give up — or that are secretly stolen from us. Our digital century was… Continue Reading