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Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router
Free Software Foundation announces crowdfunding campaign to buy Facebook “Can’t wait to play Libre FarmVille!”
Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out
Announcing 126.96.36.199: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
Are You Running DNSSEC?
GNU Cash 3.0 released
100+ VPN Logging Policies
Do you have a leaky VPN?
Why Are Cities So Vulnerable to Cyber Attack?
Security is no piece of cake! Things have gone a “Rye” at Panera bread. The security team was clearly “loafing” around leading up to this “crumby” situation that will probably cost them a lot of “dough”. They really “knead” to improve security and “rise” to the challenge. This company can really do “Butter” because no matter which way you “Slice it” this is a mess.
Lawmakers press Linux on security of open-source software
Kernel 4.16 has been released
CloudFlare released their Certificate Transparency dashboard named Merkle Town available at https://ct.cloudflare.com
Certificate Transparency (CT) is an ambitious project to help improve security online by bringing accountability to the system that protects HTTPS. Cloudflare is announcing support for this project by introducing two new public-good services:
- Nimbus: A free and open certificate transparency log
- Merkle Town: A dashboard for exploring the certificate transparency ecosystem
Let’s Encrypt SCT embedding
What is an SCT? A Signed Certificate Timestamp is a signed assertions by CT log operators that a Certificate Authority has submitted a corresponding precertificate to their log, and it will soon be incorporated as proof of certificate issuance.
On Merkle Town, Let’s Encrypt is ~70% of all issuance.
“Silence censorship, automate the effect”
Streisand sets up a new server running your choice of L2TP/IPsec, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, sslh, Stunnel, a Tor bridge, and WireGuard. It also generates custom instructions for all of these services. At the end of the run you are given an HTML file with instructions that can be shared with friends, family members
Vial is an HTTP REST tool directly in Vim
- Intuitive syntax mimics HTTP protocol
- Templates to capture state
- Response and connection times in status line
- Automatic json request body detector
- Automatic json/xml response formatter
- Separate buffers for response body, response headers and request
- Support for HTTP basic auth
Flare RPG http://flarerpg.org/
Flare is an open source, 2D action RPG licensed under the GPL3 license. Its game play can be likened to the games in the Diablo series.
6.0: “Comfortably Dumb (the misc song)”
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