Friday, June 5, 2020

Help us deGoogle FOSS (free and open source software)!

One of the problems with FOSS (free and open source software) is a lot of them use some Google proprietary bits, some examples being ProtonMail with reCAPTCHA and Linux Mint's website with Google Analytics. My friends and...

It is currently quite literally impossible to prevent Microsoft from automatically updating Windows 10, and will even make changes to your system without your permission to do so. Is anyone fighting that?

This might seem a strange issue, but considering Windows 10 is seemingly designed exclusively around collecting data on its users, I feel like the fact they can make changes to the hardware that you own should be...

FTC Slams Children’s App Developer for COPPA Violations

Children's app developer HyperBeard must pay $150,000 after the FTC claimed it violated privacy laws.

Business Services Provider Conduent Hit by Ransomware

Business process services provider Conduent has been the victim of a ransomware attack that appears to be the work of Maze operators. Formed in 2017 as a divestiture from Xerox and headquartered in New Jersey, the company offers digital platforms...
SC Magazine

Cisco security advisories address 47 flaws, three critical

Cisco Systems on Wednesday, June 3 released a series of security advisories addressing a total of 47 vulnerabilities, including three critical bugs that were found and fixed in IOS or IOS EX software. Among the most series flaws is a...

Electrolux, Others Conned Out of Big Money by BEC Scammer

Kenenty Hwan Kim has pleaded guilty to swindling the appliance giant and other companies in a set of elaborate schemes.
The Register

Kind of goes without saying, but fix your admin passwords or risk getting borged by this brute-forcing botnet

Publishing platforms, hosts being targeted by Stealthworker malware Servers are being targeted with a malware attack that uses its infected hosts to brute-force other machines.…