"Users who decline to share footage through the app may have police showing up at their door asking them to share in person if online requests don't work out. Law enforcement can also go to Amazon directly with a valid legal demand and bypass the user's consent to access the footage entirely." arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

The main difference between the Webmin RCE and similar build infrastructure attacks in proprietary tools is that since Webmin is FOSS, it has the opportunity to use Reproducible Builds so we all can detect this kind of attack in the future.


When your shopping cart has 8 racks of pork spare ribs, 3lbs of Kosher salt and 2lbs of brown sugar, everyone you meet in the store knows your plans for the weekend.

It's gonna take a lot to drag us away from you
There's nothing that a hundred nodes on Tor could ever do
I wish domains weren't all trackin' ya
Gonna take some time to build a `net without those ads

The AI bots cry out in the night
As they parse user data for some advertising company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Amazon Echo fights Google Assistant to own the data from me
I seek to cure what's deep inside
Frightened of this thing that they've become

It's gonna take a lot to drag us away from you
There's nothing that a hundred nodes on Tor could ever do
I wish domains weren't all trackin' ya
Gonna take some time to build a `net without those ads

I bought and plugged Echo in tonight
And she hears every whisper of each quiet conversation
She streams a song, then books a flight
Her LEDs reflect the stars that guide me toward salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words to reclaim privacy
He turned to me as if to say
"Foolish boy, it's listening to you!"

After decades of suffering through ipchains/iptables syntax, and seeing how easy fw and ufw made common firewall workflows, it's disappointing that the best Debian's iptables replacement can do is:

nft add rule inet filter input tcp dport 22 accept

When syntax for common workflows is complicated, you increase the chance the admin will make a mistake that exposes them to attackers. See S3 bucket permissions for more examples of this.

I really appreciate all of the kind and generous offers to host Linux Journal mirrors. For that matter many of the ex-staff (including me) have the knowledge + resources to mirror, but site hosting is up to the parent company as they own it, not the ex-staff.

I can't speak for the rest of the @linuxjournal archive, but I own the decade+ worth of articles I wrote. A lot of them are just as relevant today (I refer to them myself quite often). Would anyone be interested in some kind of "Best of Hack and /" polished and updated compilation?

The Register covered my article announcing @linuxjournal closing and included a number of quotes from my first goodbye that add extra context. theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/08/

@kyle For me, I want to thank you for the past year of Linux Journal, which I only rediscovered last September. Best wishes to you and the rest. And good luck with the Librem 5. I hope for its success.

Well, this sucks. Linux Journal is no more (again).

Hopefully the website stays around as it has some really good content.

Sorry to see it go. All the best to @kyle and crew.


I'm so sorry to say it, but today @linuxjournal closed down for good. As you can imagine we are all so sad that this is the end. You can read my final goodbye here:

I had accepted that machines will take over many jobs in the coming decades but tasting whisky? That's the last straw. arstechnica.com/science/2019/0

achievement unlocked: phobos needs to figure out how to do business in france, spain, ireland and england.

and I'm now looking for folks who have some experience with that so I can pick their brains :D

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