Category Archives: Security

Scam likes and follows

Having a blog makes you a target for a specific kind of scam; the fake likes and follows by blogs that try to up their views or that are trying to sell some sort of physical scam. Those likes and … Continue reading

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A problem with Google’s Predictive Phishing Protection

At work we have experienced a problem with Google’s Predictive Phishing Protection, as described by Google on their security blog. If you type one of your protected passwords (this could be a password you stored in Chrome’s password manager, or … Continue reading

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Bots may be a bigger problem than we think

This thread raises serious questions: Wendig goes on to show that the “Ben Carling” account is most likely a bot-account, designed to respond to certain tweets. The account was recently created, never tweets but replies, only followed by one account … Continue reading

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Is this just stupidity?

OK, so Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone got hacked, probably by Saudi Arabia. Then, when Bezos is told, on his phone, that it’s Saudi Arabia, he gets a message from the Saudi Crown Prince that it’s all lies. Except … … Continue reading

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Lack of self-awareness

This post by former US President Barack Obama shows a complete lack of self-awareness: As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter. We’ll start … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

This is your regularly scheduled reminder to delete Facebook. This time brought to you by “why do we keep tracking the location of our users, even after they turned location tracking off? Because we want the location data.” Facebook acknowledged … Continue reading

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Labour promising a Tory dream

For my British friends: Labour promising to nationalise broadband is a true Tory dream, not nightmare. On the surface, this is classic left-wing, socialising a utility to provide equal access for all. I think there are good arguments for ensuring … Continue reading

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Facebook accidentally accessing your camera

At this point, why bother? Facebook users, who really should reconsider their life choices right about now, are noticing that Facebook’s iOS app is accessing their iPhone or iPad camera while they’re doing completely unrelated things, like skimming their FB … Continue reading

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No trade secrets for foreigners in China

This is at least interesting for anyone doing business – or traveling as a tourist – in China: It is important to fully understand what this means. Under the Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese government has the right to obtain from any person … Continue reading

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Permanent Record

I am going to read Edward Snowden’s memoir, “Permanent Record“. I will never forget the moment on June 9, 2013, when I watched a video of a skinny, serious, unshaven man named Edward Snowden introduce himself to the world as the source … Continue reading

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