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AV as a privilege escalation hole

_ large attack surface
_ root privileges
_ major impact because easy to exploit

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will become an absolute necessity in the near future. Having all the supply chain completely fucked up and prices all over increasing like never before, people will need to learn how to do stuff themselves instead of pulling a credit card.

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One of the things I love about the #fediverse is the diversity of platforms and how much they interoperate. This is my self-hosted #friendica instance's view of the fediverse (which is not intentionally exhaustive).…
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We want to shine more light on how we detect and remove malicious relays on the Tor network, how we've developed and use our strategies and tools, and what we're doing to make it harder for bad operators to run attacks.

Public Money, Public Code.

Only 32834 signatures. Please consider signing the FSFE's open letter. Free and quick.
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Boosts appreciated.

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The German government has its own official Mastodon server with a number of accounts you can follow:

➡️ (in German)

Germany's public digital portal is at

#Germany #German #Deutschland #Deutsch #AufDeutsch #Official #Government #Public #State

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PrivacyGuides (the successor to the out-to-be-deprecated PrivacyTools) has been rewriting legacy pages. They just released a new Linux page:
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Mullvad Privacy Companion, a free Firefox extension helping to improve your online privacy – is now open source.

Read more here:
Download here:
Code available here:

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Cool site explaining all the ToS important bits through an enjoyable visualization:

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PLEASE BOOST Russia, Nvidia, Cyber security important PSA 

Do not install anything from Nvidia's website and disable GeForce Experience updates until Nvidia lets everyone know that things are back under control. The attackers (Russia more than likely) could use the software to push out malicious software to consumers.

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This report makes an interesting point: banning car and airline advertising could reduce emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO₂e per year.

I would personally prefer banning a lot more ads than that, but it's a start. 😉


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If you are in the EU 🇪🇺, sign ✍️:
#FacialRecognition intrusive systems must not be developed, deployed (even on a trial basis) or used by public or private entities insofar as they can lead to unnecessary or disproportionate interference with people’s fundamental rights

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Meta (Fb) blames Apple after a historically bad quarter, saying iPhone privacy changes will cost $10 billions. 🤣

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Facebook's daily active users number is declining. You can help to accelerate the trend by using it less, or leaving the platform.

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#Mastodon's first annual report! Read about our financials, accomplishments, and plans. Available under:

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We #Pirates nominate Julian #Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Assange deserves the prize for his work and revelations, but his detention and prosecution also set a dangerous precedent for all journalists and freedom of the press.



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InfoSec Community within the Fediverse. Newbies, experts, gurus - Everyone is Welcome! Instance is supposed to be fast and secure.

We have a Getting Started Guide here: