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Heap-based buffer overflow in sudo:

- exploitable by any local user (even non-sudoers)
- introduced in July 2011
- affects default configuration

openwall.com/lists/oss-securit

I have a separate account for my video channel:

@newfangled

About tech, old and new. Trying to make more vids about random stuff I find interesting. I publish to both YouTube and LBRY/Odysee if either catches your fancy.

I opened a account years ago to check it out, but I haven't used it since. I just deleted it. I find the much more compatible with my idea of how social media should work.

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~ I <3 &
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Of the following, which is your preferred media for obtaining information on topics of interest?

Amazon's new health band is the most invasive tech we've ever tested

greenwichtime.com/news/article

"Hope our tone is clear here: We don't need this kind of criticism from a computer. The Halo collects the most intimate information we've seen from a consumer health gadget - and makes the absolute least use of it. This wearable is much better at helping Amazon gather data than at helping you get healthy and happy."

@Tutanota forced to install backdoor on at least one account by German court

techcrunch.com/2020/12/08/germ

This does not bode well for anyone using similar services.

This just goes to show, the only security you can trust is your own.

#Security #privacy

Eggnog:

HP's abrupt termination of its "free ink for life" plan implies that all its customers are dead now - at the very least, their sense of fair play and their hope that @HP will behave in an honorable fashion has been staked through the heart. consumerreports.org/printers/h

Happy International Day against DRM! Or, IDAD, for short.

Today we protest the implementation of Digital Restrictions Management, which restrict how we can use our own computers for the sake of a few large corporations.

DRM has infiltrated the lowest levels of our computing. Companies like Netflix have pressured hardware manufacturers to bake it into various computer components. Many computer programs you use daily have been coerced into implementing DRM, including Firefox.

This does nothing good for us. It only gives them excuses to restrict and control us.

Join the protest: defectivebydesign.org/action

More information about IDAD: defectivebydesign.org/blog/int

Protest DRM. Restore computer liberty.

#IDAD #drm #DayAgainstDRM

If can spy on its own employees, do you think they can spy on their customers?

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I understand and share the desire for tech independence. I'm trying to wean myself off Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc., too. But I'm also realistic. I can't host everything, be my own tech support for everything, nor can I run my own ISP.

Unless we live in a cave completely cut off from the rest of society, we have to depend on others for some things. Interdependence is not a bad thing, but technology that intentionally promotes dependence on a single company probably is.

Eggnog:

The Brave of Heart Fund provides charitable support - relief grants and emotional support and services - for families of healthcare workers who have lost their lives in the U.S. in the fight against COVID-19. Let's spread the word about this important resource. I am deeply grateful for our healthcare workers, especially those who have given their own lives trying to save the lives of strangers.

braveofheartfund.com/

was fined $12 million by the Italian government for making bogus claims about waterproofing and not covering water damage under their warranty.

businessinsider.com/apple-ipho

$12 million?

Apple made $64.7 BILLION last fiscal quarter.

apple.com/newsroom/2020/10/app

That's over $703 million per day.

$29.3 million PER HOUR.

What possible punishment or deterrent can a $12 million fine be to a company that makes more than that in the time it takes to watch an episode of The Office?

just bought for $27.7 billion. The consolidation continues. What could possibly go wrong when a handful of companies control the hardware and software that the majority of internet-connected people use? It's time to and embrace free and open source software () and open hardware that is easy to repair ().

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